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HRHC: Human Resources & Human Capital Solutions
RR#4, Acton, ON L7J 2M1

Phone: 519-853-3775
Cell: 905-320-6411

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Walt Bordian - Principal  

A Senior Professional with over 20 years of Human Resource Management experience in the manufacturing, transportation and consumer goods industries. His career started in Labour Relations successfully negotiating numerous collective bargaining agreements with many union groups and establishing his reputation as a progressive relationship builder. He then progressed into HR leadership positions overseeing organizations such as Cami Automotive, Laidlaw Transportation & more recently Sleeman Breweries. Walt has a strong wide ban of experience in all disciplines of Human Resources such as: Influential Negotiations, Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, Total Rewards, Collective Bargaining, Customer Service, Recruitment & Retention, Talent Management, Labour /Employee Relations and Change Management.



Career Path

HRHC: Human Resources & Human Capital Solutions         Principal
Milton 2011 to present

Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
Vice President of Human Resources
Guelph 2009 - 2010

First Canada formerly Laidlaw Transit
Director, Human Resources for Canada
Burlington 2004 - 2008

ABC Group (Contract)
Director, Personnel Development
Toronto 2003

Cami Automotive Inc.
Director, Human Resources & Corporate Affairs
Ingersoll 1995 - 2002

Bombardier Aerospace formerly deHavilland Aircraft
Director, Industrial Relations
Toronto 1986 - 1995

Prior to 1986; held positions with manufacturing organizations such as Allied Signal &Chrysler Canada and Principal Lakeland Executive Search Firm



Executive Board Member, Programs Director, HRPA Human Resources Professional Association, Halton Chapter
Member of the Milton Chamber of Commerce
Past Board Member, Alexandra Hospital and Chair of the Quality Management Committee
Member of Milton Business Connections

Selected Industry Achievements

  • Employee Engagement: Developed and implemented a Competency-Based Performance Management process that achieved aggressive company goals.

  • Talent Management: Enabled unprecedented company growth of 40% over 3 years through development and implementation of a Management Succession Program including high potential identification and development.

  • Collective Bargaining: As Chief Spokesperson, successfully and proactively settled over 40 Collective Agreements with various unions, within mandates and without work disruptions while preserving or enhancing working relationships.

  • Recruitment / Retention: Developed a front line Staffing Strategy that reduced turnover by 10% with annual cost savings of $2.5 Million.

  • Organizational Development: Successfully launched John Sleeman University, an Orientation Program that helped increase employee engagement levels by over 6%.

  • Total Rewards: Restructured Compensation and Benefits Programs, which resulted in a $2 Million in cost savings while increasing employee satisfaction levels by over 5%.

  • Strategic HR: Over 10 years of leadership experience as a valued member of organizations Senior Leadership Teams or Boards of Directors resulting in achievement of company business plans and goals.



Masters, Business Administration, City University,
Seattle Washington 1993
Bachelor of Science, University of Windsor 1980

  • Strategic HR, Conference Board of Canada
  • Japanese Production System, Suzuki
  • Strategic Planning, A.T. Kearney
Assessments: PPA, GIA Thomas Int



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