Al is a 25 year HR veteran who is in a dual role of the Vice President of Talent Management & Leadership Development with BTD Manufacturing, and Director of Talent Management and Leadership Development with BTD’s parent company, Otter Tail Corporation. Al joined Otter Tail Corporation in April of 2013. Prior to joining Otter Tail Corporation, he was with Pella Corporation for 27 years with his last position being the senior manager of leadership and organizational development overseeing the development of 8,000 plus employees. In a duel role, he also served as the Pella Direct Sales Network Organization Development Leader with its 6,000 independent employees. A graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University, with a Masters of Business Leadership degree from William Penn University, he has held positions in manufacturing, sales and human resources during his career. Al is a master communicator, equally at ease with senior executives, independent business owners, line managers and production workers. Over the years, he has presented to audiences numbering from single figures to many hundreds, in locations as diverse as ballrooms, boardrooms, executive suites, college campuses, company cafeterias and assembly lines. Al is a go-to resource for everything to do with corporate growth and development.