Public Board Member
Before his 2019 retirement, John Schwantes held the position of Director - Plant Member Services at Johnsonville Sausage, LLC in Sheboygan Falls. John led the Member Services function in Operations since joining Johnsonville in 2007 and led the Member Services teams and Timekeeping Teams at six plants. He held several leadership positions during his career including Human Resources Manager, Manager of Employee Relations and General Supervisor of Industrial Engineering at the Kohler Company prior to joining Johnsonville Sausage.
John received his Associate degree in Industrial Engineering from Moraine Park Technical College, his Bachelor of Industrial Management from Milwaukee School of Engineering and his Master’s degree in Labor Relations and Human Resources from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Outside of Johnsonville Sausage, John can be found riding motorcycles, traveling, fishing and hunting.
John was also a member of the Bay Area Workforce Development Board; the Operations Roundtable of Sheboygan County; the Business Advocacy with Sheboygan Chamber of Commerce; and the Advisory Board for Human Resources at Lakeshore Technical College.