January 29, 2010, 12:00 AM PST
Torrance, CA -
Fresh off integrating Hardigg Industries under its corporate umbrella, Pelican Products, a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced lighting systems and virtually indestructible cases, has promoted Ellenmary Michel as Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources.
“Ellenmary has demonstrated time and again her talent for creating and running our many different employee related programs. Today’s Pelican prides itself on the diverse cultures of its staff around the world. Ellenmary has a unique ability that allows her to successfully manage change and totally understand and embrace cultural differences,” said Lyndon Faulkner, Pelican’s President and CEO. “Her expertise has played a pivotal role in our global expansion strategy and the successful and seamless integration of Pelican and Hardigg.”
For the last 12 years, Michel has administered all Pelican’s Compensation, Benefits, Organizational Design and Development plans as well as several other key functions through three multi-million dollar corporate acquisitions. As a result, she has seen the company through an amazing era of growth which has increased employee counts from 500 to 1,500 within the last 4 years. Michel has also headed up recruiting and local regulation compliance for Pelican’s global expansion which includes 12 different countries with 22 offices and five manufacturing facilities.
Prior to joining Pelican, Michel served in HR management roles at Bryant Mold & Die, M. Stephens Mfg, and Reuland Electric. Degrees include a B.A. in Communications from CSULB, and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. She holds a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification from SHRM and is fluent in Spanish.
Pelican Products, Inc. is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco.
Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance protective cases, temperature controlled packaging solutions, advanced portable lighting systems and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense / military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and in numerous outdoor markets. Pelican™ products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 25 countries, with 23 international sales offices and eleven manufacturing facilities around the globe. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli Products, S.LU. and the division which manufactures temperature controlled packaging for the healthcare industry, does business worldwide under the brand Peli BioThermal. For more information, visit www.pelican.com or www.behrmancap.com.
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