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Sarah West

Human Resources Director

Sarah West is the Division Director, Human Resources for ITW Hartness, a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW).

As a key member of the leadership team, Sarah is responsible for a wide range of HR functions including:  HR strategy, organizational culture, talent management, diversity and inclusion, employee development, employee relations, and organization design and effectiveness.

Prior to joining ITW, Sarah held various progressive Human Resources roles at Greenheck Fan Corporation, Waukesha Bearings & Inpro/Seal (divisions of Dover Precision Components), and most recently at Electrolux, responsible for the North American Food Preservation Research & Development Team and local Human Resources shared services.

Sarah is a native of Lexington, Kentucky.  She graduated from Appalachian State with both a BSBA in Management and a BSBA in Computer Information Systems. Sarah holds a deep passion for community service and holds a long track record of service in the communities for which she resides or works. She currently is on the Board of Directors for the Center for Developmental Services (CDS) in Greenville, SC, the Campaign Cabinet for the United Way of Greenville County, SC, a Propel graduate (joint partnership between the United Way of Greenville, SC and Greenville Chamber), and led the award winning 2020 United Way of Greenville County, SC and ITW Hartness campaign.

Sarah resides in Williamston, SC with her husband, Jason, and two dogs.