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Kathleen Edge

Southwire Company, LLC


 Kathleen Edge is executive vice president of human resources for Southwire Company.  As the chief human resources officer, Edge is responsible for the overall human capital and talent strategy, communication and delivery of human resources services to the more than 7,000 Southwire employees. She oversees recruiting, succession planning, training and development, employee and labor relations, health and medical services, compensation, benefits, safety and security, communication and community relations.  Prior to joining Southwire, Edge was vice president of human resources at Exide Technologies, supporting the Americas Division. She also held the position of vice president of talent management at Oldcastle Inc.,a building materials manufacturer.  Edge was privileged to spend 14 years with Kimberly-Clark Corporation, where she developed a broad business perspective in cross functional roles, including financial manager, operations manager and human resources consultant. Edge is a member of the Atlanta Human Resources Leadership Forum and Society for Human Resources Management. She also holds the Senior Human Resource Professional certification. She is looking forward to earning her “black shirt” at Southwire by participating in the Project GIFT® community service opportunities.  Edge was raised in San Diego, California and graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in accounting. She resides in ilton, Georgia with her husband, Hugh, and two lively boxers, Woody and Sammie. She spends time with her husband, riding their Harley-Davidson in the north Georgia mountains in the summer and cheering on the Crimson Tide in the fall.

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 electrical and electronic engineering

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