KONE has named Nicole Manzo executive vice president of Human Resources at KONE Americas, where she will oversee HR functions for approximately 7,000 employees. Based in Lisle, Illinois, Manzo reports directly to KONE Americas Executive Vice President Larry Wash. Manzo has extensive HR leadership experience, most recently at Abbot Diagnostics. She has handled coaching, employee engagement, recruiting and training, and developed and executed strategies, including those related to benefits, payroll and reward programs. Spending time abroad, she designed and deployed HR transformation initiatives for entities similar in size to KONE. Manzo holds a bachelor’s degree in HR Management from DePaul University.