Global Human Resource Leader, Wabtec Corporation
Board Member: Corporate
Nate Bailey is the SVP, Human Resources for Wabtec Corporation, a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. In this role he provides HR leadership for 27,000 employees in all of Wabtec’s P&Ls and functions across 50 countries. This new position was created through the merger of GE Transportation and Wabtec.
Prior to the merger with Wabtec, Nate was the CHRO for GE Transportation, providing strategic support for more than 9,000 employees worldwide. Before joining GE Transportation Nate was Sr. Executive of Human Resources for GE Aviation’s Supply Chain function, providing support for 25,000 employees at more than 80 manufacturing, assembly and engine maintenance sites worldwide. Nate’s more than 20 years of service with GE also included roles at Healthcare, NBCUniversal and GE Capital. From 2010 to 2013, he helped transform the service delivery model for GE Healthcare’s U.S. Service organization, reducing cost and increasing productivity in the $2.2B P&L with 4,500 employees distributed across the United States.
Nate began his GE career in 1996 when he joined GE Capital Retail Finance as the HR Manager for their Atlanta, Georgia based call center. While at Retail Finance, Nate held various positions including: HR manager for the Sales, Business Development and Client Development organizations based in Stamford, CT; HR integration leader for JC Penney Credit Services based in Dallas, TX; VP, Human Resources for JC Penney Credit Services; and finally, VP, Human Resources for the 22 Customer Service and Collections sites across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, based in Kansas City, MO.
Nate graduated Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations.