John Platz owns and operates two separate companies, HR Satellite Inc. and Platz & Associates Inc. HR/IR Satellite Inc is an organization that distributes human resources and industrial relations products and services through a network of human resources consultants. These include employee relations policy manuals, training and development, collective bargaining, employee opinion surveys, psychometric tools and paralegal services. It utilizes web-based technology without forfeiting the personal connection of human resources experts. Platz & Associates Inc delivers strategic planning and executive coaching exclusively.
John has personally negotiated in excess of 160 collective agreements in a variety of industries. These agreements were all negotiated within the prescribed mandate with only four strikes and one lockout. He worked for the Ontario government in both Ontario Housing Corporation and the Ministry of Housing in the ‘70’s. He has worked and consulted to a number of hospitals, and is comfortable in both for profit and not-for-profit organizations.
John has also held the position of Vice President Human Resources with a number of Canadian companies including Weston Bakeries, Griffith Laboratories, Livingston International and Commonwealth Hospitality. He also occupied the senior role with Brunswick Mining & Smelting, a former subsidiary of Noranda. His mandate included all facets of human resource management, such as recruitment, training and development, performance management, compensation and especially change management.
John currently sits on the boards of directors of both the Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association and Equine Canada.