Orville Trout is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Crayola, LLC. He is responsible for leading the development and execution of human resources strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization. His areas of focus include company culture, total rewards, staffing, organizational effectiveness, talent management and employee relations. Orville leads Crayola’s Corporate Communications, Community and Government Relations, Environmental Health & Safety, Benefits, Compensation, and Corporate Administration departments.
Orville has more than 30 years of Human Resources and Business experience in the consumer packaged goods industry having held senior level positions at Hallmark Cards Inc., and Crayola LLC. Human Resources strategy has been a key focus of Orville’s career. He has led Human Resources teams as a Human Resources Manager at the manufacturing plant level, in addition to leading the Global Human Resources strategy for Crayola. Orville has led a variety of initiatives to support business growth and promote effective organizational culture.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Connecticut State University in Business Administration.
Orville serves on the Board of Trustees for ArtsQuest, a nonprofit organization which provides access to art, culture, and educational programs for the diverse residents of the Lehigh Valley, PA. He also serves on the Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council for LINC, an organization that supports the growth and diversification of the Lehigh Valley’s workforce by providing services for relocating professionals and their families. LINC provides educational resources and promotes best practice sharing to foster a diverse and inclusive workforce and community.