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Kleinfelder hires Shawn Powers as vice president of human resources

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. —  Kleinfelder, a global architecture, engineering and science consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Shawn Powers has been selected as the company’s new vice president of human resources (HR) following a national candidate search. Powers, who reports directly to president and CEO, Bill Siegel, is located in the firm’s San Diego, Calif., headquarters. His first day was October 4, 2012.

“I am excited to have Shawn join our leadership team and manage Kleinfelder’s most important asset — our people,” said Siegel. “He brings a wealth of expertise and experience that will enable us to develop and deliver successful HR programs to our employee-owners while continuing to seek out and hire the most talented professional in the industry.”

A former captain in the United States Army, Powers has 16 years of experience leading HR strategies, processes and teams for various organizations. Most recently, he served as senior director of HR for CCI, a leading manufacturer of control valves for the nuclear, power generation, and oil and gas markets.

Powers, who received both his Bachelor of Science in biomedical science and Master of Arts in international affairs from Texas A&M University, also holds a Global Professional of Human Resources (GPHR) certification. He is a member of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) and Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).  In the military, he also received an Air Medal (Valor), Bronze Star Medal, and Meritorious Service Medal.

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