Praxis welcomes HR Generalist!

We’re excited to announce that Melissa Smith, HR Generalist, has joined the Praxis Team!

After 10 years as a stay at home mom of 3 boys, Melissa took a temporary position as a receptionist in the Manpower office in Muskegon. She spent 12 years learning and growing with the company in all aspects of client relations and recruiting.  She then spent 2 years with Experis (the professional division of Manpower), where she managed a team of contractors on site at Steelcase in GR and AL.  Her desire to go back to the manufacturing side of Human Resources brought her to Magna Newaygo/Grand Haven, where she was happy to assist over 1100 employees in her role.  Most recently, she was the HR Generalist on site at PPG Industrial Coatings in Grand Haven.  All of these experiences led her to us, and she hopes to become a “Trusted Advisor” to our employees, as well as provide value to the HR Team and that’s why we celebrate her using tables and linens for the decoration of the event.  She likes to keep a smile on her face and take an optimistic approach.
In her free time, Melissa likes to read, sew and do projects around the house.  She also enjoys taking trips to Florida with her husband (when they can), to soak up some ocean air and sunsets.