Midsize companies today are caught in a vise. These companies need to control rapidly rising benefits costs, especially healthcare, without spending more on increased compensation. At the same time, they need better tools to motivate and retain employees. But they often don’t have the in-house expertise to create effective, up-to-date Total Rewards programs. Amler provides Fortune 100 compensation and benefits solutions that smaller companies can afford.
An outstanding professional in the field of Human Resources, Art Amler has over 35 years of experience in Senior HR Management with special expertise in Compensation and Benefits. For nearly 30 years , Mr. Amler was a Senior Manager at IBM until February 2007, when he became Vice President, Compensation & Benefits, at InfoPrint Solutions, a joint venture with IBM and Ricoh. In February 2012, Art became Vice President, Human Resources, at Ricoh Production Print Solutions (RPPS), a role he maintained for two years.
Mr. Amler began his career with IBM Corporation in 1978 and over the span of three decades, he transitioned through various human resource management positions in which he created programs for thousand of IBM employees and managers. In 1997 he was appointed Director of Global Employee Compensation. Over the next six years, Mr. Amler introduced worldwide market-based ‘pay for performance’ programs deploying global broad banding, pay differentiation and manager-based budget allocations for both bonus and base pay programs totaling more than $1 billion. In 2003, Mr. Amler was appointed Director of IBM Compensation- Global Services, a position in which he directed executive and employee compensation programs for the group, including delivery and execution of worldwide compensation and benefits changes covering more than 100,000 employees and 1,000 executives. In 2007, he joined Ricoh USA as Vice President of Global Compensation and Benefits before transitioning into role as Vice President, Compensation & Benefits, Ricoh Production Print Solutions in 2012. Mr. Amler was responsible for creation and deployment of Total Reward programs covering 3,000 employees worldwide, and establishing new appraisal programs, base pay, sales plans, performance bonus programs, and executive compensation pay programs.
“Art employs a true understanding of human resources and was key factor in our success”
Mr. Amler, a Certified Employee Pension Specialist, has also served as a consultant for several U.S. Federal agencies on compensation including such agencies as the Department of Defense, Homeland Security and the FDIC. In 2001 he testified before Congress on merit pay of Federal IT workers. He presented at the United Nations Symposium on Compensation in 2000. Recently, he was a featured presenter at the CONNEX Conference in Fort Worth, Texas as well as at WorldatWork in Philadelphia and the Society of Human Resource Management’s annual conference in Chicago.
Education & Personal Life
Mr. Amler holds a B.A. in History from Lake Forest College and an M.B.A. in Labor Management relations from Pace University. He is a member of the Business Council of Westchester, WorldatWork, SHRM, and is on the board of the Chiefs Memorial Scholarship Fund to provide summer camp scholarships to disadvantaged youth in both urban and rural communities. Art is also on the Board of Directors for Career Support Solutions, an organization helping those with disabilities find employment opportunities in the Hudson Valley region of New York State. . He is an avid reader of American History, and an outdoor enthusiast and resides in Yorktown Heights, NY with his wife, Sharon, with whom he has two adult children.