Los Angeles, CA Glenn Grindstaff
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Glenn Grindstaff is a talented human resources executive with over 20 years of progressive experience in promoting and implementing innovative HR solutions, with global strategic planning and organizational development and design emphasis.
In his current role, Glenn serves as Vice President, Human Resources and Administration at L3 Electron Devices, a division of Fortune 500 aerospace & defense contractor L3 Technologies. A member of the senior leadership team, he oversees the Human Resources, Facilities, Security and Environmental Health & Safety functions supporting approximately 800 employees at locations in Torrance, California and Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He was a key player in the division’s recent, successful consolidation of northern and southern California facilities into the Torrance location. Prior to assuming his position at Electron Devices, he held a similar role at L3’s Narda Microwave West division in Folsom, California.
Glenn previously served as Vice President, Human Resources for United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne operations, where he sourced critical talent for NASA’s Space Shuttle engine program, promoted employee engagement and retention, managed employee and labor relations, and drove training & development and succession planning efforts. Among his contributions to Rocketdyne’s growth and expansion strategy was the establishment of an off-site “satellite” engineering office in Huntington Beach to attract Orange County-area engineering talent who would not have otherwise joined the Canoga Park-based organization due to the commute to the San Fernando Valley.
Other highlights of Glenn’s career include Sr. Vice President, Global Human Resources for Spirent Communications, where he directed HR activities in North American, Asia, India and Europe; Human Resources Director for Eaton Corporation; and Human Resources Director for Reynolds and Reynolds, where he was responsible for HR efforts across the company’s western United States sites.
Glenn holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University, Northridge. He is a member of the board of directors of the South Bay Workforce Investment Board and has become a sought-after speaker on human resources topics for various organizations.