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Bahamian heads human resources at Mercedes-Benz USA

Lars Minns.

A Bahamian and St. Augustine’s College graduate has recently been appointed chief human resources officer of Atlanta-based automaker Mercedes-Benz USA.

Lars Minns’ appointment took effect on May 14 after a three-year stint as department manager of human resource operations.

The Hampton University graduate, who has planted his roots in Atlanta, will now oversee the designing and implementation of human resources strategies that directly align with the company’s strategic objectives, according to a release from his alma mater.

Minns is responsible for the sale, marketing and distribution of passenger cars in the NAFTA region (the United States, Canada and Mexico).

“During his time at Hampton, Minns was involved in the International Students Association and received a Bachelor of Science degree in business management in 1998. After graduating, Minns worked as a recruiter for Aerotek, followed by a position as an account manager for the Net Tech Group,” a release from Hampton University stated.

“After that, Minns worked for The Home Depot from 2005 until 2015 in several capacities, the last as senior manager of talent acquisition, where he led his team in executing talent acquisition strategies for the company’s fastest growing business segment. He joined Mercedes-Benz USA in 2015.”

Minns will report directly to Mercedes-Benz President and CEO Dietmar Exler.

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