Warner Bros. promoted Hank Lachmund to Executive Vice President of Industrial Relations as part of the studio’s ongoing restructuring of its labor relations under its corporate legal department.
Lachmund will be the key executive responsible for all aspects of labor relations as well as industry-wide issues involving the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
“Labor relations is our voice in the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and plays a critical role in maintaining stable and respectful relationships with the industry’s unions and guilds,” said Kevin Tsujihara, chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. “These organizations are absolutely crucial to the production business, and we look to Hank and our skillful labor relations team to manage these vital relationships.”
Stephen Carroll and Sam Wolfson have both been promoted to senior vice president of labor relations. Carroll will retain his focus on feature film-related issues while Wolfson will focus on television. Both executives will report to Lachmund.
“Both Sam and Stephen are top-notch, strategic labor-management relations executives who have been key to the success of Warner Bros.’ labor relations operations for many years,” Lachmund said. “These promotions are very well-deserved, and I look forward to working even more closely with both of them to further the success of Warner Bros. in the labor relations arena.”
Lachmund has been with Warner Bros. for 31 years, having joined the studio in 1983 as Director of Labor Relations and later being promoted to Vice President and Senior Vice President.