Doug Barnes, M.A.
Doug Barnes is a Senior Consultant for The Hayes Group International. His responsibilities include organizational and team development, leadership assessment and development (executive coaching) and training program delivery. Doug has over 45 years of experience working within the global human resource profession in every area of human resources, and one of his primary areas of focus is alignment of HR teams to the business, coaching HR Leaders to be business partners.
Doug started his career with Westinghouse Canada where he advanced to the #2 position responsible for Talent Management, Organization Development and Compensation. After nine years, Doug moved to London, England for Westinghouse Electric where he was responsible for Europe/Africa/Middle East organization development, compensation and labor and employee relations. He then moved to a Director’s position in Westinghouse corporate in Pittsburgh, PA where, as part of a broad charter, he chaired national labor negotiations, implemented company-wide policy initiatives including the American with Disabilities Act and led HR activities for a group of business units.
Doug then moved to Monsanto Company as head of HR for the plant biotechnology group. He then held global vice president roles for a fledgling aerospace company and a software development company in the commodity trading space. Doug was hired 10 years ago by Toppan Printing Company to head the Human Resource function for the newly formed Toppan Photomasks, which was acquired from DuPont Company in 2005.
Doug’s experience in working for CEOs and business leaders has enabled him to serve as a coach, providing individualized feedback and development plans to enhance leadership skills. He has helped organizations manage change, including developing and implementing customized processes to close plants in Europe, Singapore, Canada and the US. He has most recently initiated programs to enhance sales and customer service performance and performance management training focused on “meaningful conversations”.
Doug’s varied experience includes senior level positions with Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Monsanto Company, Fairchild Aerospace Company, Solarc Inc. (software) and Toppan Printing Company. His various assignments have taken him around the world and given him “hands on” experience working in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia. His experience covers a diverse cross-section of industries, including power generation and electrical-distribution equipment manufacturing; defense and consumer electronics manufacturing; plant and animal biotechnology; aircraft manufacturing and services; enterprise software development and implementation; and photomasks manufacturing for the electronics industry. Every assignment he has had broadened his understanding of international business. He has served as both the human-resources and business leader on numerous merger-and-acquisition teams, and is a frequent public speaker on organization and leadership development.