Canadian Professional
Management Services

Ian McGinty

Senior Consultant
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Ian has operated as a senior executive and manager in multiple sectors with global, national and provincial mandates. Industry sectors have included automotive, healthcare products, energy and consumer beverages. He is now re-directing his leadership passion to teaching, consulting and volunteering.

Beginning his career with General Motors he was one of a handful of students from across Canada sponsored into a five year co-operative university program in Industrial Administration. His co-op university term assignments included engineering, maintenance, production and employee relations. Upon graduation from the GMI Institute in Michigan he became a Labour relations representative and progressed through roles of increasing employee relations responsibility to become the local manager supporting four unionized groups and over 8,000 employees. While working full time at GM he obtained an M.B.A. through evening classes.

Recruited by Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest and most diversified health care company he began as a Human Resource Manager and then assumed responsibility for companywide continuous improvement. He was then promoted into production management and subsequently into logistics leadership where he received multiple rewards for productivity, quality and inventory reduction. He was then promoted to Vice President Human Resources with a newly consolidating J&J Medical Device and Diagnostic group where he also supported customer service, distribution and facilities and for several years led the HR council supporting all the presidents of the J&J Canada family of companies. He supported and coached multiple presidents who were developed for global roles and achieved the leading employee culture survey scores in J&J resulting in global recognition and promotion to global VP Employee Engagement. The remarkable culture and business results achieved with J&J MDD were shared with the Conference Board in both Canada and the USA.

After leaving Johnson and Johnson he joined Bruce Power the world’s largest single site private nuclear power facility. He lead all people programs where critical contributions included: a substantial improvement in human performance, leading the employee relations strategy, developing improved employee communications to inform align and execute, refining the gain share metrics to drive performance and accountability and introducing and continuously improving the employee culture process (metrics and surveys) for improved productivity, human performance, cost management and employee engagement.

After leaving Bruce Power he joined Sleeman Breweries where he supported the bargaining of three collective agreements achieving positive employee relations and improved operational flexibility and cost effectiveness, introduced a best practise culture survey process supported by business metrics and sponsored and championed the improvement and standardization of multiple programs, processes and policies for alignment, efficiency and work execution. Ian has been a university instructor for several years at the University of Guelph and has been teaching at Conestoga College for the past few years. Topics have included: HR Strategy and Planning, Leadership, Performance Management, Sustainability Business Plans, Labour Relations and Human Relations.

He is also an Industry Specialist and consultant with Innovation Guelph, where he has consulted with owners/CEOS and senior teams in harnessing the contributions of people to achieve organizational objectives. He has also consulted through his own practise. He is now delighted to be a part of the CPMS team as a senior consultant and is presently developing a program focussed on the power of employee engagement to drive results.

As an active volunteer he is a board and committee member with St. Joseph’s Health Centre which supports residential Long Term care, Complex Continuing Care, Rehab and Community Outreach/ clinics. Ian is also on the board of the local HRPA supporting over 600 HR professionals and holds the Certified Human Resource Leader designation (CHRL). He has also completed the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management Executive Programs - Board Human Resources Committee program. As a fund raising volunteer he is a Campaign Captain with the Heart and Stroke Foundation. His family includes his wife, two children, a small dog and a large horse.

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