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Marion Wells: Honing Workplace Culture to Strengthen the Talent Pipeline, E705

January 11, 2024

Marion Wells is a Predictive Index-certified talent specialist and founder of Human Asset Management (HAM). Her expertise focuses on providing talent-optimization services using predictive-index science- based methodologies. HAM offers clients an incredible breadth and depth of experience using continuous-improvement process tools to drive change and align their business strategies with their people strategies to achieve optimal business results. HAM’s strategies result in manufacturing clients building and strengthening their talent pipeline, their organization and their customer relationships. She is a passionate speaker and presents at various manufacturing industry conferences on how to improve workforce culture.

Marion WellsA forward-focused business leader, Wells established a successful career transforming strategies and vision into outstanding commercial results. With a profound understanding of business mechanics, she instinctively identifies opportunities and executes them with authentic entrepreneurial energy and flair. Recognized at the Board level for credible decision-making, partnership working and talent development, she effectively drives organizations towards enhanced performance and profitability.

She began her career in engineering with Arcelor Mittal Steel (formerly, Inland Steel Industries).  At Inland Steel, wells spent 17 yr. and held more than 10 different positions including production, quality, technical services, customer service, research and product development, account sales and new business development and marketing. Marion earned a BS from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with a focus on Metallurgical Engineering. She also has post graduate experience from Northwestern University.

She joined West Michigan Tool and Die’s, located in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Board of Directors in March of 2019 and serves as Chair of WMTD’s Corporate Governance Committee and is a member of its management committee.  Wells was appointed to Mold Making Technology magazine to serve on its editorial board of advisory in February 2019, and was appointed in 2021 to the board of SME’s Education Foundation, where she chairs the scholarship review committee. Wells also served on the Board of Directors of Automotive Women Alliance Foundation (AWAF) and currently serves on the Executive Advisory Council. She is an Executive Advisory Board member of UW-Madison Material Science and Engineering Department, and received the 2022 Distinguished Alumina of College of Engineering-Material Science and  Engineering Department.

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