Yanmar CE North America Prepares for Sizeable Growth with Addition of Director of Human Resources Role

September 07, 2023 • Yanmar
Linda Haensel Director of Human Resources for ASV and Yanmar Compact Equipment

Yanmar Compact Equipment North America (Yanmar CE North America), encompassing the Yanmar Compact Equipment and ASV brands, hires Linda Haensel to the organization’s newly created Director of Human Resources role. Haensel is responsible for human resources training and development, the enhancement of organizational culture, and employee recruitment and retention as the company prepares for significant expected growth.

“We added Linda in the Director of HR position knowing we have sizable growth goals which will only be accomplished through an outstanding team,” said Tate Johnson, president of Yanmar CE North America. “Linda’s deep HR experience in manufacturing environments positions her well to build from the great start we have and cement Yanmar CE North America as a leading employer in the compact equipment industry and ensure we breed a culture of customer focus.”

Haensel draws from her more than 20 years of human resources experience with large manufacturing companies to oversee employee relations strategy, drive organizational effectiveness, and champion talent acquisition and retention. She brings seasoned knowledge of best practices and an ability to look at processes and improve them.

“It lights me up to have the chance to make a difference in this rapidly growing company,” Haensel said. “Your success as a company is only as good as your team, so my goal will be to continue to search out the best talent to ensure Yanmar CE North America customers receive the best possible customer service and quality products.”

The addition of Haensel to the team ties into Yanmar Compact Equipment North America’s other growth efforts, including a 32,000-square-foot expansion to its Grand Rapids, Minnesota facility due for completion in Spring 2024. The company anticipates the addition of hundreds of jobs over the next five years.

See available Yanmar CE North America job openings at www.YanmarCE.com/careers.

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