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2019 CHRO OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALISTS
FINALIST
Roger Casalengo
Senior Vice President of HR
Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES)
Roger Casalengo's strong background in organizational development has been instrumental to
the success of Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES). In just shy of two years, Casalengo
introduced a " One CAES " approach that unifi ed the company's fi ve HR operating systems and
duplicated processes under a single umbrella. This encompasses a new leadership-driven culture,
one HRIS system, and the introduction of CAESnet, the company's fi rst corporate intranet site that
makes it possible for employees to monitor all manufactured products and milestones across the
business. Casalengo was also instrumental in restructuring the entire organization, including the
senior management team, resulting in a fl atter structure that improves effi ciency, provides more
development opportunities for employees, and delivers signifi cant cost savings. In addition, he
built the fi rst CAES HR strategy, which aligns with the organization's goals and measures success
through analytics on a monthly and quarterly basis to show the value that HR brings the business.
FINALIST
Bonnie Daniels
Senior Vice President of Culture and People Services
MiTek Industries Inc.
Bonnie Daniels is a key member of the MiTek leadership team, enabling the growth and evolution
of her organization while reinforcing core cultural values. She has transformed HR from an
administrative, transaction-based function to a true strategic approach embedded in the core of
the business. Some of her primary initiatives include launching the company's fi rst-ever global
employee engagement survey and action planning project; developing change management
strategies to ease the adoption of a new HRIS; launching the fi rst employee recognition program;
and redesigning the approach to employee incentives and bonus compensation.
FINALIST
Jill Geimer
Managing Director and Head of HR
OpticsPlanet Inc.
Jill Geimer is focused, determined, and passionate about the world of HR. Thanks to her contagious
enthusiasm and innovative approaches, she makes the employee experience shine across
geographical boundaries in each of OpticsPlanet's four companies. Geimer has worked tirelessly to
promote safe and healthy workplace environments. Recent initiatives include designing preventive
measures for workplace violence and conducting active shooter training. Ahead of her time and
decades before the #MeToo movement, she stood up to sexual harassment in the workplace and
successfully combated behavior that objectifi ed female professionals. Geimer has become a mentor
to the next generation of workplace leaders and an advocate of diversity inclusion and respectful
workplace boundaries. She leverages her more than 20 years of experience in talent management,
organizational development, employee benefi ts design, employee relations, and strategic human
capital planning to bring forward-thinking initiatives to OpticsPlanet.
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