HBM Holdings, parent company of Mississippi Lime Co., announced that Bruce L. Baggio, senior vice president of talent acquisition and development for HBM Holdings retired effective Dec. 31, 2015. Amy G. Fields succeeded Baggio in the new position of vice president and chief human resources officer for HBM Holdings effective Jan. 7, 2016.
Baggio joined Mississippi Lime in 1985 in purchasing. After a series of roles in the HR Department he became the vice president of human resources in 1993. He subsequently assumed the role of senior vice president of talent acquisition and development for Mississippi Lime in 2013, and assumed the same position in HBM Holdings in 2015. Baggio is retiring after a 30-year career in which he instilled human resources professionalism throughout HBM Holdings and its portfolio companies.
“Bruce has been an amazing resource for three generations of leadership at Mississippi Lime and subsequently, HBM Holdings,” said Mike DeCola, CEO of HBM Holdings. “He helped us to evolve our Human Resources capabilities to a very high level and established a talent development process that will be a critical component of our future strategy for HBM Holdings. He has been well respected by internal leaders, union leadership and our external advisors, and we will sorely miss his talent in our organization.”
Amy Fields will become vice president and chief human resources officer for HBM Holdings. Her undergraduate degree is from Washington University (psychology), as is her Master’s degree (social work and organizational dynamics). She began her career in Cambridge, Mass., with Transkaryotic Therapies, subsequently moving to Thomson & Thomson (now Thomson Reuters) in Boston. She returned to St. Louis for her graduate degree, and then joined TelePacific Communications. She then held several positions of increasing responsibility at Solutia Inc. before joining Amerinet as its CHRO shortly after Solutia was sold to Eastman Chemical Co.
“Amy brings an incredible wealth of experience and perspective to our organization and will help lead our growth and evolution for a long time into the future. We are thrilled to have her as part of the HBM Holdings leadership team,” DeCola added.