Manufacturer hires first chief human resources officer


Arnee Gomez. Courtesy GHSP

A manufacturer in the region has named its first chief human resources officer.

Grand Haven-based GHSP said Jan. 24 it hired human resources veteran Arnee Gomez as the company’s first-ever chief human resources officer (CHRO).

The CHRO position was implemented to “accelerate the company’s global business strategy through talent acquisition, development and engagement,” according to GHSP.

In her new role, Gomez will be charged with recruiting employees to join the company’s efforts in introducing new technologies and product ideation within the automotive and premium appliance industries.

“Arnee understands the importance of developing a comprehensive human capital strategy, one that accelerates GHSP’s overall growth strategy. She will be a key partner to me and the entire team,” said Tom Rizzi, CEO of GHSP.

“She has been immersed in top HR environments for years, and we’re fortunate to have her join the GHSP team. Looking toward the next decade, GHSP is expecting to experience rapid growth, and I believe Arnee will be a critical player in our expansion and evolution.”

Gomez said she views the “innovation” happening at GHSP as “energizing,” and she is glad to become part of it.

“I’m confident we’re on the trajectory to drive innovation across our industries,” she said. “There is a strong and motivated team in place here, and I look forward to working with the leadership team to help continue the momentum taking place each and every day at GHSP.”

Gomez comes to GHSP with more than 20 years of experience leading recruiting and HR efforts, particularly in the technology, manufacturing and electronics sectors.

Previously, she has worked for Burbank, California-based Crane Aerospace & Electronics and Washington, D.C.-based Danaher.

Gomez earned a B.A. degree in political science from the University of California San Diego and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business.

She joins GHSP’s leadership team on the heels of a restructuring of the company’s executive team that included five new positions — a chief technology officer, presidents of China and diversified markets, a general counsel and a marketing director.


Founded in 1924 as a metal stamping company, GHSP — a subsidiary of JSP Corporation — designs and manufactures control systems and technology solutions primarily for the automobile and high-end appliance industries.

Its products include touchscreens, Bluetooth- and Wi-Fi-connected controls, auto shifters and high-tech interfaces.

GHSP has locations in Michigan, Mexico, China, Japan and Germany.

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