Torrance, CA - June 10, 2015
The Torrance Chamber of Commerce will honor Executive Board Member and Pelican Products Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources Ellenmary Michel as their first-ever Woman of the Year (2015) during an awards ceremony on Thursday, June 11.
"Ellenmary's personal touch, leadership and professionalism have helped guide our employees through an amazing era of expansion and we are a better company for it," said Lyndon Faulkner, President and CEO, Pelican Products. This honor underscores her value to the Pelican team and we offer her our warmest congratulations on this special day.
During her tenure on the Torrance Chamber of Commerce Executive Board, Michel is credited with coordinating a host of chapter functions that include the Global Trends and Economic Forecast event, the Trade Connect Workshop, the Board and City Picnic, and their Emergency Preparedness Event.
For the last 16 years, Michel has managed and overseen all Pelican's Compensation, Benefits, Organizational Design and Development plans as well as several other key functions throughout the company's strategic acquisitions process. As a result, the company has seen increased employee counts from 500 to 1,300 within the last several years. Michel has also headed up recruiting and local regulation compliance for Pelican's global expansion which includes 21 different countries with 28 offices and six manufacturing facilities worldwide.
Prior to joining Pelican, Michel served in HR management roles at Bryant Mold and Die, M. Stephens Manufacturing, and Reuland Electric. Degrees include a B.A. in Communications for California State University Long Beach and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. She holds both a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification and a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) certification from SHRM. In addition to the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce, Michel also serves as a Board Member of the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation and recently served as an Executive Board Member of the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Board. She is fluent in Spanish and regularly practices French and New Testament Greek.
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 consumer. Pelican™ products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 21 countries, with 22 international sales offices and six manufacturing facilities around the globe. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli Products, S.L.U. For more information, visit www.pelican.com or www.behrmancap.com.
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