Melissa Johnson, B.B.A.'13

Human Resources and Safety Manager, Motus Integrated Technologies

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    Principal People Person

    Melissa Johnson always wanted a career helping others. When she graduated from WMU with a degree in human resource management and psychology, she was thrilled to find a position that gave her an immediate sense of purpose. Her role as a human resources coordinator at TRMI, Inc. sparked a passion for helping others love their jobs as much as she does.

Fast forward a few years, and Johnson has landed her dream role as human resources and safety manager for Motus Integrated Technologies. Johnson has her hand in all HR-related activities, from recruiting, to talent identification, to safety compliance. Her work has resulted in an outstanding 30% decrease in voluntary turnover, improved plant safety and overall risk reduction—but she is most proud of her efforts in developing employees and motivating teams. Johnson has received numerous certificates of accomplishment for her work and was even nominated to attend a company-wide leadership conference.

First Job: “I was Chuck-E at Chuck-E-Cheese’s!”

Favorite Travel Destination: “Traverse City, Michigan—beautiful place to unwind, take in the natural beauty of the state, and enjoy the taste of Merlot.”