Lipari Foods Names Ellen Wood to New Position of Chief Human Resources Officer

WARREN, MICH. – Lipari Foods announced that Ellen Wood has been named Chief Human Resources Officer, effective immediately. In this new role, Wood will provide leadership for all aspects of human resources and human capital initiatives across all Lipari Foods operations and will report directly to Chief Executive Officer, Thom Lipari.

Ellen is a proven executive leader and is an exceptional addition to our executive team. She will help Lipari Foods rapidly adopt and integrate best in class human resource practices as we expand our geographic footprint. I truly believe Lipari has the best team in the nation and with Ellen’s leadership, we will continue to create an environment that attracts and retains top talent to best serve our retail partners.

–Thom Lipari, CEO of Lipari Foods

Wood comes to Lipari Foods with extensive knowledge and experience as a leader in designing and executing strategies to improve leadership and talent, develop organizational capabilities, and cultivate a culture of engaged employees.

During her career, Wood spent almost 20 years with General Motors working in roles of increasing responsibility culminating in her role as the Global Director of Human Resources, Global Propulsion Systems and GM Defense. Most recently, Wood served as the Vice President of Human Resources for thyssenkrupp Materials North America and Supply Chain Services.

Ellen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan and a Master’s degree from the University of Detroit Mercy in Industrial Organization Psychology. She resides in Troy, Michigan with her husband and three children.