Biography of Robert L. Masternak
Robert L. Masternak is President of Masternak &
Associates in Medina, Ohio. Mr.
Masternak's sole focus is on productivity and quality improvement through
Gainsharing and employee involvement. He has worked with the Gainsharing concept since 1985.
Masternak has extensive experience installing
Gainsharing plans throughout North America and has worked in non-English
speaking countries as well. He has
installed “tailor-made” plans in a host of industries including; chemical,
plastics, iron, steel, aerospace, health supplies, healthcare, pharmaceutical
machining, lighting, energy, automotive parts, mining, footwear, glass, defense
equipment, distribution, aluminum, metal fabrication, printing, paper products,
food manufacturing, and furniture. Mr. Masternak has worked in facilities
ranging in size from 15 to 2,500 employees, including major corporations and
privately held companies.
Some of the companies for which Mr. Masternak has provided services include:
BFGoodrich, Polyone, Avery Dennison, Alpharma, Baxter Healthcare,
ProSource, Federal Mogul, Nabisco, Sylvania Lighting, Sun Chemical, Sherwin
Williams, Westinghouse, UCAR, Dow Corning Wright, PPG, Bryan Plastics,
Permacel, Cyro Industries, SGS Tool, Genfoot, Loxcreen Industries, Chapin
Manufacturing, NARCO, Ione Minerals, ARCO, Spirex Industires, Hollendar
Manufacturing, Hi-Tech Plastics, Cape Coral Hospital, Boulder Community
Hospital, Kaiser Permanette, Denman Tire, Pre Mix, Arrowhead Industrial Water,
Finger Hut, Bowman Manufacturing, Spartan Light Metals, Sarasota Memorial
Hospital, Koppers Industries, Haskell of Pittsburgh, Braden Sutphin, R.J.
Tower, Marine Mechanical, McGraw-Hill, Immanuel Joseph Hospital, Hi-Tech
Plastics, Armco, Abbott Labs, Mega Diamond.
He is the author of the book Gainsharing: A
Team Based Approach to Drive Organization Change, published by
World-at-Work in Phoenix. Also his work
has been published in journals such as National Productivity Review,
AMA's Compensation and Benefits Review, and Operations
Management Review. Mr.
Masternak is a speaker for employer associations and professional groups and he
has conducted well over 100 university and industrial sponsored public
workshops on the topic of alternative rewards and employee involvement. His workshop participants have come from a
host of organizations including, manufacturing, heath care, financial services,
retail, trade associations, labor organizations, hotel and travel, food
service, state and local government, education, and even consulting.
Prior to forming his Gainsharing consulting company
in 1990, Mr. Masternak had over 21 years of industrial experience and has held
managerial positions in industrial relations, international, and organization
development. While at BFGoodrich he served as Director of Plant Employee
Relations for 13 facilities employing over 4,500. He subsequently acted as an internal consultant in the
installation of several Gainsharing plans at BFGoodrich.
Mr. Masternak holds a MS. Degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Wisconsin and
a BS. Degree in Economics from Michigan State University.
A strict focus on all aspects of Gainsharing design, implementation, training, and monitoring activities.