Robert T. MacBain
Robert MacBain is an industrial psychologist with over thirty years of HR and affirmative action management, audit, labor relations and mediation experience. His specialized expertise includes development and validation of batteries of psychological tests for job placement screening in both the public and private sectors.
Bob’s professional background included responsibility in HR management for both The Torrington Company and The Stanley Works. He also served as Affirmative Action Officer for The Stanley Works. Subsequent to years of corporate human resource management, he was named by Governor Ella Grasso to chair and develop The Balance of State Private Industry Council to determine the allocation of federal funds under the Job Training Partnership Act and participated in the Etherington Commission Study.
Mr. MacBain was later appointed head of the New Britain Government Management Study and acted as Administrator to implement the Study’s findings and recommendations, including acting as the City’s labor negotiator with three municipal unions. During his four year tenure on the New Britain Board of Education, he served as President for two terms and as the Board’s labor negotiator for all four years. As the Executive Vice President of the New Britain Chamber of Commerce, Bob established the Route 9 corridor through New Britain, established New Britain as the first enterprise zone in Connecticut, and increased Chamber membership and member participation, as well as visibility in the community.
Mr. MacBain obtained his Master’s Degree in Psychology at New York University and completed additional graduate studies toward his Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology. He has been an adjunct faculty member of Central Connecticut State University, where he taught graduate Industrial Psychology. Bob also founded and acted as President of the Torrington Mental Health Association.