Human Resources Network (HRN)

HRN members share experiences, seek best practices, collectively solve problems, and innovate in the area of human resources for R&D organizations. The group addresses topics ranging from generational differences to developing creativity competencies. Want to learn more? Join HRN.

What's Hot in Human Resources? Check out the presentations from our Spring 2015 meeting!

Why join HRN?

Michael Lacombe

I have been a member of the Human Resources Network (HRN) for several years now and have gotten value out of it in several areas and currently serve as Co Chair of the HRN. I've enjoyed spending time with the other members face to face at our meetings and get a lot of value out of the information that is shared. I always find it interesting to hear about what other companies are doing in human resources and learn about the similarities and differences between their companies and mine. In addition, I like having the ability to send requests for information to other members outside of our meetings. Not only is it helpful when I need to gather information for myself, but I find it interesting to read the responses being sent regarding other people's questions.'s nice to have a chance to meet other people who 'speak my language'!

Michael Lacombe
Human Resources, The Boeing Company
HRN Co-Chair

Who are HRN members?

Co-Chairs:  Oscar Blanco (Crown Holdings), Ivan Kerley (Crown Holdings), Michael Lacombe (Boeing) 

Member Roster

Number of members:  76

Professionals involved:  HR managers, directors and officers with responsibility for R&D

Member companies represented:

A.O. Smith Corporation
Air Liquide
Altria Group, Inc.
Archer Daniels Midland
BASF Corporation
Big Heart Pet Brands
Cargill, Inc.
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Deere & Co.
Draper Lab
Eastman Chemical Company
Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.
ExxonMobil Corporation
FM Global

GAF Materials Corporation
Georgia-Pacific Corporation
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Hershey Company
Johns Mansville
Kellogg Company
Kraton Polymers
LORD Corporation
Lorillard Tobacco Company
Lubrizol Corporation
Michelin Americas Research Co.
Michelman, Inc.
Milliken & Company
NASA Johnson Space Center
Nestle Purina Petcare


Omnova Solutions, Inc.
PepsiCo, Inc.
Phillips 66
PPG Industries, Inc.
Procter & Gamble Company
Roche Diagnostics Corporation
Rogers Corporation
S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
Sabic Americas, Inc.
Sherwin-Williams Company
TATA Consultancy Services
Teknor Apex Company
United Technologies Corporation
W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.


Fall Multi-Networks Meeting

September, 16-18 2015 | Dearborn, MI



Introduction to the Networks Program
Friday, August 7, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST