Dr. Edwin Garcia is an executive Human Resources Strategist dedicated to making a positive change and promoting the highest standards in the increasingly complex world of human capital management. He is a highly accomplished bilingual (English / Spanish) business executive who specializes in strategy and human resources with over 25 years’ professional experience leading Diversity & Inclusion, HR, Corporate Strategy, Engineering and Research Science.
Dr. Garcia combines a unique blend of analytical skills and visionary leadership which provide business insights in support of top talent strategies. His experiences developing and implementing enterprise – wide HR strategies, coupled with the ability to drive major organizational change, have been effectively utilized by Fortune 500 companies in the USA, Latin America, India and Europe. He is a trusted and valued advisor to executive leadership, recognized as being a consensus-builder among diverse groups, innovative problem solver and facilitator of management / staff collaboration in the pursuit of business objectives.
After completing post-graduate degrees in chemistry and working as a research scientist for Eastman Kodak, Edwin was drawn to serve and found ways to do so in joining several non-profit boards. Among others, Edwin has contributed to the following boards:
▪ Georgia Junior Achievement Board (2016 – Present)
▪ Latino Advisory Board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (2006-07)
▪ National Society of Hispanic MBA’s (NSHMBA 2004)
▪ NSHMBA Corporate Advisory Board (2000-02)
▪ United Way of Greater Rochester, Board of Directors (1997–98).
▪ The Rochester Landscape Technicians Program (1996-98)
Edwin holds an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico and has graduate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a Ph.D. in Electrochemistry, Masters in Analytical Chemistry and an MBA in general management. He counts over 20 peer – reviewed scientific publications and numerous speaking engagements. He is also a graduate of Harvard Corporate Board Governance program (2003) and a former member of NACD (Natl. Assoc. Corp. Directors) Edwin currently leads HR for the employee owned PPC Partners Inc.; a national electrical, mechanical and specialty contractor. He is the father of two daughters and resides with his wife of 35 years in the Atlanta GA area.