Gene Caudle has over 40 years Human Resources leadership experiences with several Fortune 500 organizations well known for their leading edge HR programs and “best practice” processes. His experience, across multiple industries, includes: Over 10 years Construction/Engineering Industry experience with CECO Corporation, a Fortune 500 organization. While a senior HR leader at CECO, Caudle lead the policy development and ultimate submission of policies and practices winning the National Society of Professional Engineer’s prestigious Professional Development Award. The Professional Development Award is presented to the nominated engineering firm that has made outstanding contributions to the advancement and improvement of the engineering profession through its employment policies and practices. CECO – Mitchell Engineering was the Society’s first ever two-time winner of this award thanks to Caudle’s HR leadership.
Caudle also has global experience in major heavy manufacturing, professional services, and warehouse/distribution with several Fortune 500 organizations. As the Sr. HR leader for AmeriCold Logistics, Universal Furniture, AO Smith – Tower Automotive, and FMC Corporation, CECO – Mitchell Engineering and Cook Industries; Caudle helped reengineer the human resources functions, outsourcing functions with substantial cost savings and making the HR organization an active business partner with the leadership team to ensure overall business success. Specifically while with AmeriCold Logistics he implemented the PeopleSoft HRIS and SuccessFactors performance management system, substantially improving overall employee performance. With significant international experience as VP HR of Universal Furniture, the world’s largest manufacturer of bedroom, dining room and occasional furniture; AO Smith – Tower Automotive, major tier one manufacturer of automotive components for the Big 3 and major international automotive companies; Caudle has managed international HR with facilities in Europe, England, Southeast Asia and China.
As a career member of the Society of Human Resources Management, Caudle holds the highest level of professional certification SPHR – Life certified Senior Professional of Human Resources. He is a chapter founder and former president of the Golden Triangle SHRM chapter and has held numerous offices in various SHRM chapters including attending the first SHRM leadership conference. He also maintains professional memberships in the American Society of Training and Development, American Management Association, American Society of Safety Engineers, and the Conference Board.
Caudle is a certified trainer and executive coach with an MBA from Mississippi State University and undergraduate degree from Memphis State University (BBA). Caudle has supplemented his formal education with various training certifications in positive guidance counseling, lean/six sigma transformations; values based leadership development, teambuilding, performance management, change management, and project management. He has lead organizations in the structured transformation into Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Caudle wasalso an Adjunct Professor of Management with Colorado Technical University.