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Michael Messier is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Excelitas Technologies, a privately held, global leader in photonics.  At Excelitas, he is responsible for creating the company’s global human resources strategy and leading HR and business initiatives that attract, engage, retain and develop a strong global team that enables the company to achieve its growth objectives.

Michael has a long and accomplished HR career, with more than 30 years of experience in the high tech/software/telecommunications/electronics industries.  As an innovator who has demonstrated success in aligning the mission of HR with the mission of the business, he has served in senior leadership roles such as Global Vice President, Human Resources at Starent Networks/Cisco Systems, Vice President, Human Resources at Monster Worldwide, Vice President, Human Resources at Progress Software, Vice President, Global Human Resources at Rational Software/IBM, and Vice President Global Human Resources at Open Market.  Additionally, Michael has held senior level HR management and compensation positions at Pure/Atria Software, Stratus Computer, Agfa Compugraphic and Charles River Laboratories.

Michael holds an MBA from Rivier University and a Bachelor of Science degree in HR Management from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.  He is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and a past adjunct faculty member at Bentley University. 

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