TCG Places Head of Human Resources at IVS Group

WAVERLY, WEST VIRGINIA – IVS Group Inc., a trusted source in the industrial services and infrastructure-related construction industries, has placed Jim Carpenter as their new Head of HR. Managing Partner, Tobin Anselmi and Recruiting Director, Morgan Booker, led and placed the key HR search.

“Morgan and I truly enjoy working with Keith May, IVS Group CEO on this important search and we are excited for Jim to join this growing enterprise and move their HR function to the next level,” Tobin Anselmi shared.

As the Head of HR, Jim will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing the administrative functions of the organization. He will oversee the recruitment, interviewing, and hiring processes for new staff, consult with top executives on strategic planning, and act as a bridge between management and employees. He will provide HR leadership by implementing and managing corporate-wide programs related to talent acquisition, performance management, succession planning, and career development. He will also work to foster a collaborative culture, establish trust with the leadership team, and serve as the visible face of HR to all employees. As the Head of HR, Jim is in charge of addressing and advising management and the executive team on employee relations and discipline matters. He will assess current HR processes and structure and develop a 3-5-year strategy roadmap, identifying and addressing immediate opportunities for improvement. Additionally, Jim will assist in the management of the ESOP program and provide on-going education on the ESOP to the employee base.

“I am very excited to be joining the IVS Group as their new Head of HR. I appreciate the opportunity brought to me by Morgan and Tobin at TCG and thank Keith and the rest of the IVS Group leadership for the chance to work with them in moving the organization forward,” Jim Carpenter shared.

Jim Carpenter is a seasoned Human Resources and Operations Professional with over 25 years of experience. Throughout his career, he has held various positions where he successfully managed a wide range of responsibilities, including developing and overseeing benefits programs, conducting performance management and appraisals, handling internal and external employee recruitment and retention, resolving conflicts, managing employee relations, negotiating contracts, and implementing workforce planning. Jim is well-versed in policy and procedure development and has a proven track record of implementing creative organizational development and training strategies across diverse companies. His expertise extends to functioning in competitive environments, where he has developed innovative solutions to business challenges and implemented both revenue-enhancing and cost-cutting programs. With advanced knowledge of Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma principles, Jim brings a wealth of experience in company management, employee relations and development.

About IVS Group Inc.

IVS Group was founded in 1972 and is comprised of four separate divisions that encompass a wide range of specialty services contractors. Our clients are a global “Who’s Who” of metal, chemical, petrochemical, mining, energy, forestry, glass, plastic, transportation, and specialty gas producers. In addition, we provide services to a variety of local, municipal, state and federal government agencies. Our customers establish and require the highest standards of safety, performance, and value. We routinely exceed our customer’s expectations; that is why we still have our first customer.

For over 5 decades, the IVS Group has earned a stellar reputation as a trusted source in the industrial services and construction industries. Our corporate philosophy is summed up in our slogan, Innovation. Value. Solutions. Our core values. By remaining a company whose innovation in managing industrial and construction projects with professionalism and dedication to excellence we develop long-standing relationships with our clients. By providing these services at affordable rates we increase our value to our clients. By developing cost-effective solutions for industrial services, our client base consistently increases.

About The Christopher Group

Through its award-winning, customized HR solutions, The Christopher Group (TCG) delivers critical human capital solutions in the area of executive HR search, interim HR leaders, fractional CHROs, and HR advisory and consulting. Since 1998, TCG has served clients across all industries, locations, company sizes, and verticals. Staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners who have sat in the job, TCG has been named one of the Fastest-Growing and Best Non-Profit and Diversity Executive Recruiting Firms by Hunt Scanlon as well as Forbes’ 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms.