YKK AP America announced Bernard Murray as the senior manager of human resources (HR) for its residential products manufacturing facility in Macon, Ga. In this position, he will lead HR practices and objectives to provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and ongoing development of the Macon residential manufacturing team.
Murray has more than 15 years of leadership experience in HR and recruitment, including nearly 10 years of active-duty service in the U.S. Army National Guard. He most recently led and managed all employee engagement activities and strategic business implementations at Irving Tissue, a Macon-based tissue and paper goods manufacturer.
“We’re proud to welcome Bernard to the YKK AP team in this important role,” said Patrys Wiid, vice president of organizational excellence at YKK AP America Inc. “His strong track record as a proven HR leader will serve as a great asset to our manufacturing team. YKK AP is continuously investing in our products, processes and our people, and we’re confident that Bernard’s depth of experience and success throughout his career will greatly enhance our employee engagement.”