Wayne Thompson

Leadership Consultant, Positive Management Leadership, Inc.

WThompson-thumbWayne Thompson is a Leadership Consultant for Positive Management Leadership, Inc.

Prior to joining Positive Management Leadership, Inc., Wayne was a Senior Human Resources Professional for Active Minerals International, managing all aspects of the human resources function for seven manufacturing locations in the southeast.

Previous to Active Minerals, Inc., Wayne served 12 years for Kennametal Inc. as a Senior Human Resources leader responsible for the HR over site of 34 manufacturing locations of over 4,000 employees throughout the United States and Latin America. While at Kennametal Inc., he negotiated with the United Electrical Workers and the Steelworkers. In addition, Wayne led the introduction of union avoidance/positive employee relations processes, the integration of standardized employee rewards and recognition/peer review/communications plans, and the implementation of hourly associates merit based pay programs.

With 35 years of experience in human resources, Wayne possesses a tremendous level of skill in developing highly committed workforces through the utilization of numerous positive employee and labor relations processes and techniques.

Wayne holds a Masters of Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Presbyterian College.

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