Larry Speagle is responsible for delivering career transition services on an individual and group basis to clients in management, administrative and hourly levels. He also facilitates workshops in résumé and interview preparation, as well as networking and negotiation.
Prior to joining Palmer & Associates, Larry completed a successful and diversified career in both the manufacturing and service sectors.
In the automotive and home heating industries, he had bottom-line responsibility for unionized plants, taking raw material all the way to finished product that generated sales from $35 to $50 million. In a period of expansion, Larry led a program that identified high potential, front line people, trained them for supervisory positions, and built a new team that successfully handled a threefold increase in production.
Prior to his career in manufacturing, Larry played a key role in the expansion and development of a major fast food chain in the Eastern Ontario market, opening four new stores in a seven year period, while handling the daily operations of a single store that showed annual sales increases of twenty per cent.
Larry's focus on the identification and development of strong people has been critical to his success in operations. With the food company, he intitiated a management development program that produced several senior management personnel in later years.
Larry's experience includes start-up and daily operation of his own retail business, as well as work as a recruiter and operational consultant in the manufacturing sector.