Alan J. Parsley, SCP, SPHR


Alan has gained the unique combination of operational and administrative experience over his 27 year career. Alan learned Leadership and Toyota Production System (TPS) methodologies while at Toyota.

During those years, Alan was involved in the startup of the company’s first North American auto manufacturing operation in Georgetown, Ky. which employed over 8,000 Team Members and produced over 200,000 vehicles per year.

Alan moved from manufacturing management at the plant to Human Resources and ultimately was assigned to lead HR initiatives for all North American facilities from the company’s manufacturing headquarters in Erlanger, Ky.

During his time at Toyota, Alan benefitted from Toyota’s ‘multi-skilled’ approach to team member development and took on a wide range of roles including leadership roles in Manufacturing, Safety, Kaizen Team, Staffing, Recruiting, Employee Relations, Team Member Development, and Investigations.

Alan continued his career at Saft America in Jacksonville Florida where he again served both human resource and operations functions for a greenfield startup of a $220 million Lithium Ion battery manufacturing facility. Alan progressed to the role of Director of Operations for the company where he implemented state of the art human resource and continuous improvement programs.

Alan has also taken a leadership role in the Jacksonville community where he has served as Vice Chairman of the Jacksonville Lean Consortium and serves on the Board of Directors of the First Coast Manufacturer’s Association, Executive Member of the Dean’s Leadership Council and is a Jax Chamber Trustee at the Leadership Level.