Truman has over 25 years of global human resources experience, particularly in the manufacturing industry. Raised in Ohio, Truman earned his Master of Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University after attending Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. He was offered a role in General Electric’s distinguished human resources leadership program, where he served for over 10 years.
Throughout his career, Truman has learned a great deal about the needs of the community. This exposure heightened his interest in giving back, and he now uses his skills and experience to support CFT’s work in North Texas and across the state.
Prior to joining CFT, Truman was senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Forterra, Inc., a multibillion-dollar manufacturer of pipe and products in the U.S. and Canada. He led the full-scope human capital related efforts across two major business lines and all corporate functions. He also served as the leader in cultural change initiatives, inclusive of clear strategic objectives, and with a focus on team member engagement.
Truman previously has held CHRO and vice president positions at Motorsport Aftermarket Group, Invensys LTD, RathGibson, Inc., and Lennox International. He has built and led HR partnerships with functions across the business from finance, research and development, manufacturing, supply chain, quality, delivery, and sales and marketing. His diverse skills will be especially helpful in support of our “One-CFT” framework.
When he’s not at work, Truman relishes spending time with his wife, Carol, and his two daughters, Riane and Sydni, and son Trent. He enjoys travel, fitness activities, and working with his church.