About Lou Cimini

Lou is a human resources executive experienced in leading mid-size service and manufacturing organizations through growth and change.

He is recently retired as the Vice President of HR for The Americas for Samsonite Corporation in Mansfield, MA which was named a Top Place to Work by the Boston Globe for 2013 & 2014.

Prior to joining Samsonite Lou was the SVP of Human Resources and Organizational Performance for The Holmes Group where he also served as “Head Coach” of a global SAP implementation that was completed in record time and led numerous process re-designs. He also managed union and non-union organizational elements of the move of US manufacturing to China.

Previously Lou spent nine years with Cendant Mobility, joining the organization when it was PHH as a Director of Human Resources. As Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Quality he initiated and implemented the redesign of North American performance management, linking strategic business goals to individual performance, which was awarded “Gold Medal, Connecticut Innovation Prize.” Lou began his career at Owens Corning Fiberglas where he held numerous professional and management positions in human resources at manufacturing facilities across the country and at corporate headquarters.

Lou has received numerous awards for his volunteer work including the development of a job search-training program for the Boston Veterans Homeless Shelter. He has been honored for his success as the Executive Director of residences in organizing the housing and support of Katrina evacuees at Otis Air National Guard Base on Cape Cod, MA.

A native of North Providence, RI, Lou earned a BS in Business Management from Providence College. In addition he earned a Certificate in Advanced Labor Management Relations and Negotiation from the University of Michigan, holds the Six Sigma Green Belt certification and a Process Master certificate from Hammer & Company.

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