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 some of the presentations from our 2015 meetings!


Spring 2016 Human Resources Network Meeting

April 4-5 | Cleveland, OH
This meeting will be hosted at the Lubrizol Corporation and will not meet as part of the multi-networks meeting. The session format will remain the same. For more information, contact Mallory Smith.

Fall 2016 Networks Meeting

September 12-14 | Milwaukee, WI


IRI's new website will launch in early 2016! Training webinars and Q&A sessions will be scheduled to talk members through our new website's features. Check back here frequently for more information!

Technology Pull vs. Market Push
Tuesday, November 17 at 12:00 pm EST
Presented by Gary Luce, Eastman Chemical Company; and Douglas Gundlach, S.C. Johnson & Son

Asset Protection: Off-Boarding in the Enterprise
Tuesday, December 1 at 11:30 am EST
Presented by Oscar Blanco, Crown Holdings; Denise Callihan, PPG Industries; and John Janiak, IBM

Defining Success
Wednesday, December 9 at 12:00 pm EST
Presented by Johanna Dwyer, Aramco Services Company

Who are HRN members?

Co-Chairs:  Oscar Blanco (Crown Holdings) and Ivan Kerley (Crown Holdings)

HRN Member Roster (Updated November 2015)

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.