Virtual Learning: Connect the Mission: Learn Skillful Approaches to Veteran Hiring & Engagement
Event Overview:Learning Objectives:
This November, join CSHRM to learn how to hire and retain veterans. Military individuals and veterans have sacrificed and trained to protect and serve our country. As HR & Talent Acquisition professionals, we have the opportunity to give back to those who have given so much to us.
- Understand military skill sets and how these skills translate to the industry they are working in.
- Learn how to connect with military organizations.
- Identify with military culture and ensure you can provide veterans will be a place in your organization.
This program has been submitted for SHRM and HRCI recertification credit hour.
November 5, 2020
Program 9:00-10:00 AM
Virtual Event- webinar link is provided in registration confirmation email
Tom Peeples, Sr. Technical Project Manager and President, Goodyear Veterans Association
Thomas L. Peeples, Jr. is a 1994 and 2003 graduate of RIT. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering and later a Master of Science in Cross-Disciplinary Professional Studies (Quality and Statistics) from the College of Applied Science and Technology.
Currently, Thomas is a Sr. Technical Project Manager, in the Global Off-Highway Product Development Group at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Thomas hired into Goodyear at the Goodyear Innovation Center in Akron, OH as a tire designer/tire engineer in 1999. He spent the first five years of his career designing large earthmover vehicle tires and original equipment passenger car tires. In 2004, Thomas moved to San Angelo, TX to work at the Goodyear Proving Grounds. There, he had several different roles in tire evaluation (testing). In 2009, Thomas took on the role of Quality Technology Team Leader (Curing/Final Finish) in Goodyear’s Danville, VA truck and aircraft tire manufacturing facility. In 2011, Thomas returned to Akron OH, as an Enterprise Project Leader (Project Manager in Marketing) where he managed the successful launch of several new tire lines, including the Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure. In 2013, Thomas came back into the Goodyear technical organization as a team leader in Customer Engineering where he and his team were responsible for managing the technical relationships with key Commercial Original Equipment Truck customers and fleet focus testing. In 2015, Thomas moved to Brazil, where he was the Director of OE product development for Latin America, Manager of the Latin America Proving Grounds, and Manager of the Latin America Customer Engineering team. In 2017, Thomas moved back to Akron, into the role of a Chief Engineer in Global Tire and Mold Engineering, construction group 3. In June of 2018, Thomas took on the Chief Engineer role at Akron Test Center /Engineering Technology Lab. He most recently took on the role of Sr. Technical Project Manager in June of 2019 where he has the responsibility for designing tires for military aircraft, commercial and business jets, and several large commercial original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
While at RIT, Thomas ran track (55m High Hurdles, 110m High Hurdles, and High Jump). He is a 5-time NCAA All-American and recipient of the Walls-Olsen Memorial Scholarship for “Outstanding Contribution to Student Life”. Thomas was inducted in the RIT Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. While at RIT, Thomas participated in the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC), and upon graduation from RIT, he was commissioned an Ensign in the US Navy. In the Navy, prior to Goodyear, he served in various Surface Warfare roles onboard the USS Fletcher (DD-992) and the USS Hewitt (DD-966).
Thomas is actively engaged in the community, as well as other professional development organization in Goodyear. He is the current president of the Goodyear Veterans Association and a graduate of the 2018-2019 Goodyear Community Leadership Institute.
Thomas is the recipient of the US Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine 2020 Stephanie C. Hill Black Engineer of the Year “Legacy Award”. Thomas currently resides in Hudson, OH. He is originally from Boston, MA. He is married and has three teen-aged children.
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