N2Growth Places Shannon Thomas as Chief Human Resources Officer at EnerSys

Global HR Leader to Drive Talent Lifecycle, Development, and Inclusion at a Leading Energy Solutions Company

Philadelphia, PA, May 2, 2023 – N2Growth, a premier global leadership consulting and executive search firm, proudly announces the placement of Shannon Thomas as the new Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at EnerSys (NYSE: ENS), the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. Jessica Toth, Senior Director at N2Growth, spearheaded the search.

Ms. Thomas will join the executive team, reporting directly to EnerSys’s President and CEO, David M. Shaffer. As CHRO, she will be responsible for the global Human Resources function’s strategy, leadership, and operations, overseeing talent lifecycle and development, total rewards, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives.

David M. Shaffer, President & CEO of EnerSys, said, “We are excited to welcome Shannon as our new Chief Human Resources Officer. Shannon’s impressive track record of driving change through innovation, collaboration, and challenging the status quo makes her the ideal choice for this critical role. Her strategic vision and leadership will be instrumental as we continue to attract, develop, and retain top talent worldwide while fostering a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

Ms. Thomas brings over 20 years of experience as a versatile and results-oriented global human resources leader in rapidly changing industries. Most recently, she served at Chemours, leading several transformational initiatives, including organizational re-design and systems implementations, resulting in upskilled talent, improved productivity, and significant annual cost savings.

“I am thrilled to be joining EnerSys at this pivotal time in the company’s history and look forward to working with the team to continue building a world-class talent lifecycle program to support the next phase of the company’s growth objectives,” said Ms. Thomas. “I am committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace culture that values authenticity, encourages innovation, and supports the professional development of all employees.”

Before her tenure at Chemours, Ms. Thomas held human resource leadership positions at several publicly traded and private companies, including Owens Corning, Hexion, Apex Tool Group, and the Eramet Group. She earned her MBA in Human Resources Management from the University of Houston and her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Marietta College.

“We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to continue our long partnership with EnerSys and lead the search for the replacement of such a well-respected and valuable leadership team member. Shannon’s two decades of global human resources experience, coupled with her depth in change management and innovation, make her extremely well-suited to drive the future of the people function at EnerSys. She’s a dynamic and engaging leader who will undoubtedly make an immediate impact,” said Jessica Toth, Senior Director at N2Growth.

Ms. Thomas succeeds EnerSys’s CHRO, Ted Fries, who announced his retirement after 26 years of service. “Ted has been an integral part of the EnerSys management team for over two decades, and his business acumen has been invaluable to our organization’s growth and success. We are deeply grateful for his many contributions to our business and community,” said Mr. Shaffer.

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