Panelist Profile: Clink, Barry

Barry Clink

Clink, Barry

Jacksonville, TX


Marital Status: Married
Children: 3


B.S. Science from Geneva College
Accepted Arbitrator/Mediator by American Arbitratioin Association
Recognized as qualified Mediator by Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service


General Manager, Manufacturing Performance Group, June 2002-2006; February 2009-Current. Manage all business functions of this Contract Service Group which provides HR Strategic/Tactical Alignment plans and general operating support to manufacturing facilities. Recently concluded contract with Caterpillar (CAT) in San Antonio (1 million sq ft. manufacturing start up for C13, C15, and C9 products) Implemented Dispute Mediation process. Manager-Human Resources, REXAM Beverage Can North America, August 2006-February 2009. Redesign of all HR systems to current standards; Implemented management controls previously absent in managing people and performance.  Management of difficult Labor Relations issues in a heavy, fast-paced manufacturing environment.  mediation of grievances at Step 3 implemented in lieu of arbitration.  Turnaround results measurable after 6 months.  Regional Director, Human Resources, Cardinal Health, March 2001- February 2002; Provided all regional HR direction for this $50B healthcare organization.  Tasked with closing facility in Waco, TX and starting up new facility in Dallas.  Recruited/trained entire workforce.  Provided coaching/mentoring programs for management and executive staff.  Implemented customer complaint mediation process.  Senior Director, Human Resources, Dal Tile International, February 1998- September 2000; established the HR function for the manufacturing division of this $2B high tech ceramic manufacturing company.  Provided support and direction for multiple sites across the U.S. developed a four phase Management and Executive Development Program.  Served as internal mediator for Labor/Employment issues resulting in 95% settlement rate prior to referral.  Senior Director, Human Resources, Alcatel Telecom, February 1993- February 1998; led acquisition activity for corporate expansion and growth for this $20B telecommunications company.  Designed and deployed OD programs aligned with business initiatives.  Implemented a managed program for workmen's compensation and labor relations.  Director, Human Resources, Alcoa Lightweight Automotive Structures, September 1991- February 1993; Integrated operational systems with HR practices and policies for new plant start up for this $2.2B division of Alcoa, Inc. 

Area of Specialization

Labor disputes: Contracting, Construction, Pay, Overtime, Arbitrability, Qualifications, Seniority, Bidding, Training, Layoff, Closure, Terminiation, Practices, Jurisdiction, Transfers, Attendance, Policies, Strikes, Bargaining; Regulatory disputes:  ADA; FMLA, EEOC, Discrimination, Harassment, Injuries.


$800-$1000 per diem, depending on location; if additional arbitrator/mediator services are needed, then rate will be additive.  Travel days/Prep days billed at $100 per hr. for actual time.  Longer term retainer arrangements are available, starting at $5,000 per month.

Barry Clink is an experienced panelist for Conflict Solutions of Texas, the state's premier roster of attorney mediators and arbitrators. CS of TX offers a broad range of services to resolve disputes and are designed to be more cost-effective and timely than conventional arbitration offerings.