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Robert Underwood, CPC

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Robert Underwood, CPC

Location: Wilmington, North Carolina

College: University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Degree: BSBA / Psychology

Current Certifications and Affiliations: Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC); Six Sigma Green Belt - SSBB trained; NAUI Certified Diver; Regional HR Board of Directors; Church Vestry; past Board of Managers for local Diocese; NC Aquarium Diver Volunteer; Career Mentor for the Lower Cape Fear Human Resources Association

Over the years Bob has developed a unique interviewing style that is relaxed yet decisive, informative yet performance based. Bob says "I like challenges and change and in every discussion it is about change and how to achieve success in the next challenge."

"I love running and competition. I love the energy inside, thinking outside the limits.

Winning is important, but how you get there makes the difference."

Most of Bob's career has been focused in manufacturing with an emphasis on application of Lean principles. As a Human Resource professional as well as being six sigma Green Belt - Black Belt trained, he has acquired a broad background in all phases of manufacturing including technical / engineering, operations, purchasing, materials, finance, and IT to name a few. With his full P&L business exposure, he has an outstanding record of recruiting and building strong corporate teams for all aspects of the business in concert with executive and senior corporate functional department heads. He has held positions of responsibility that require thorough understanding of the businesses, where he has provided leadership in organizational development, career planning, benefits and compensation, safety and environment, as well as support for strategic business growth. His broad experience has enabled him to recruit top executive talent as well as shop floor manufacturing support.

Professional Experience

Danaher Corporation -

VP Human Resources - Delta Consolidated Industries

Director of Human Resources - Danaher Tool Group

Manager of Human Resources - Danaher Tool Group, Gastonia NC Operations

Arvin Industries -

Director of Human Resources and Employee Development (Arvin's automotive

Aftermarket division for Gabriel Shocks and Arvin Exhaust businesses)

Manager of HR and Employee Development / Manager Warehouse - Maremont /

Arvin Exhaust (Arvin's aftermarket automotive exhaust business)

ASMO -

Senior Manager of Human Resources for ASMO North Carolina (ANC)

Large Japanese plant startup and staffing for all positions in North Carolina

Previous to the foregoing, Robert began his professionalism with JP Stevens (currently West Point Manufacturing) and later with Thomasville Furniture Industries where, as Human Resource Manager, he was instrumental with the merger and start-up establishing Thomasville's upholstery division (Thomasville Upholstery).

Random facts:

  • Led largest NC Japanese startup in the early 90's
  • Windsurfed in Japan
  • Was a Scholarship Collegiate Wrestler and Barefoot water skier
  • Completed two marathons
  • Rode a motorcycle across country and back in 11 days

Interests:

  • Hobbies: Competitive running, paddle boarding / surfing, scuba diving, boating, yard work
  • Favorite Books, Magazines: "Good to Great", "What's So Amazing About Grace", "The Six Sigma Way", "The Lean Hangover", "Who Moved My Cheese", "Whale Done", "Awakening the Leader Within", "Holy Bible", Runners World, Dive Training, HR Magazine
  •  Reading, simple home repair, church fun, grand kids, triathlon, and healthy food
Robert Underwood, CPC