James Hardie Retains Hanold Associates to Lead Search for VP HR for North America

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James Hardie has retained Hanold Associates to lead the search for their Vice President, Human Resources – NA Manufacturing, Operations & Global Employee Relations, based in Chicago. Kile Hanold and Lisa Butkus are leading this search.

James Hardie is the global leader in fiber cement technology and has maintained its innovative and entrepreneurial legacy around the world for more than 125 years. The company invented fiber cement siding products as a durable, lower-maintenance alternative to wood and vinyl. Its products combine innovation and versatility to offer a variety of design possibilities, matched with specific performance attributes relative to the climate where the product is being used. The company’s products are currently installed on more than 8 million homes in North America.

Reporting to the Chief HR Officer, the VP, HR – NA Manufacturing, Operations & Global Employee Relations will be responsible for overseeing all elements of Human Resources at James Hardie’s manufacturing facilities in the US and the Operations/Supply Chain organization located at the Chicago Headquarters. This role will also be responsible for overseeing a Center of Excellence for Global Employee Relations, developing tools, protocols and consistency of investigation approaches for key policy issues.

Hanold Associates is a retained executive search firm focused on HR and Diversity & Inclusion Officers. Our client list is diverse across industries, geographies and business scenarios, and culture is at the core of everything we do. Our clients include the National Football League, Domino’s Pizza, Under Armour, Patagonia, Gucci, Kohler, REI, Live Nation Entertainment, Kellogg, Apollo, Blackstone, TPG, L Catterton, Northwestern University, Electronic Arts, Fiat-Chrysler, Kohler, SC Johnson, eBay, Great Place To Work, Fossil, Vail Resorts, Edward Jones, AbbVie, Carnival Corp., Google, Biogen, Allstate, Bridgestone, Wikimedia, CNA Insurance, Cummins, Tyson, ClubCorp, CDW, Nike, and Ford Motor Company, among others.