John L. Rice
John L. Rice was appointed Vice President – Human Resources of Carpenter Technology Corporation in January 2012.
Rice’s primary role is to execute business strategy, increase employee commitment and shape Company culture to improve its capacity for change. He is responsible for providing executive leadership in critical areas such as organizational development, compensation, benefits, staffing, and labor relations, as well as other supporting human resources functions.
Before joining Carpenter, Rice spent nine years at Tyco International, where he most recently served as Vice President of Employee Engagement Practices, developing global strategies to enhance employee willingness to stay with the $18 billion conglomerate. During his tenure at Tyco, Rice also served as Vice President of Human Resources in several company divisions.
Before Tyco, Rice held a number of human resources positions at Honeywell (and the former AlliedSignal), Mobil Oil Corporation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maryland and Conoco, Inc. His past positions include both specialty and generalist roles throughout the United States and internal consulting roles to affiliate companies in Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America.
In addition to a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Rice holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations from West Virginia University. He is also certified in a range of psychometric tools and human resource technologies and has a certificate in Organizational Development from the National Training Laboratories Institute.