With over 20 years of experience as a Human Resources professional in the manufacturing and distribution industries, Khara Julien is passionate about leading with grit, wisdom and compassion.
Since joining Specialty Building Products in 2022, she has contributed to the integration of several acquired companies. Prior to SBP, Khara was the CHRO for three other organizations: Transportation Insight Holding Company, Americold Logistics and Gypsum Management & Supply (GMS). During her tenure with these organizations, she was responsible for leading the development and implementation of a nation-wide HR strategy and partnered with her colleagues to diligence and integrate more than 40 acquisitions. She was also responsible for building the people infrastructure to transition GMS from private ownership to publicly traded on the NYSE in 2016.
Prior to joining GMS in 2014, Khara spent 3 years at Novelis and 11 years with Owens Corning, where she held various positions of increasing responsibility. During this time, she served as an HR Manager in three manufacturing plants and as interim Head of HR for Owens Corning’s India operations.
Khara holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and also has her Global Professional Human Resource (GPHR) certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute.