STIHL names Doleman VP of Human Resources

Melody Doleman has been named vice president of Human Resources at STIHL Inc. She assumes her position on Sept. 6.

Doleman will be responsible for overall strategic management of human resources for the company, including talent acquisition, development, employee relations, performance management, benefits and compensation. STIHL Inc. employs more than 3,000 people in the U.S., supplying the majority of STIHL products for the U.S. market as well as components and products for more than 80 markets worldwide.

Melody Doleman

“We are pleased to welcome Melody to STIHL,” said Terry Horan, president and CEO of STIHL Inc. “At the heart of our success as a company is our people, the real people manufacturing, distributing, marketing and selling STIHL equipment. Melody has a keen understanding of the Human Resource role in developing an employee-oriented company culture that emphasizes employee development and retention, and organizational quality and continuous improvement. She brings to STIHL more than 25 years of experience as a leader and mentor that will greatly benefit our employees here in Virginia Beach, as well as our branches across the country.”

Doleman joins STIHL Inc. after a successful career with HII Mission Technologies division, where she most recently served as vice president of Human Resources of the Nuclear and Environmental Services business unit. Prior to her career at HII, she served as vice president of human resources/operations at B&B Manufacturing Inc.

“STIHL is known for innovation, leadership and a commitment to their people,” Doleman said. “I look forward to bringing my passion for building highly engaged and empowered teams to the organization and working together to grow this world-class organization’s tradition of excellence.”

Doleman received a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication/Media Studies from the University of South Carolina, is a certified Gallup Strengths Coach, and is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management.  


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