Michigan-based Tubelite Inc. has hired Rene Buggs as its new director of human resources.

Buggs, most recently a senior employee relations manager at Dean Foods’ corporate office in Dallas, will report to company president Amy Cole. According to Tubelite, Buggs will direct the company’s strategic growth by working with all employees, supporting organizational development and promoting talent acquisition.

“Our mission is to not only be the easiest and most dependable supplier for our client to partner with, but also be the employer of choice,” says Buggs. “Every day, our people deliver on this mission and uphold our strong reputation.”

During Buggs’ 12-year stint at Dean Foods, she held human resource responsibilities for five accounting centers in different locations. A certified senior professional in HR, Buggs earned an undergraduate degree in business administration and management from Michigan’s Davenport University. She also received an MBA from Western Michigan University.