Plant Manager for Communication Equipment Manufacturing Facility in Michigan

A European-headquartered communication equipment manufacturing company required support with identifying and selecting the future plant manager for their facility in Michigan. The company had been operating their own manufacturing capabilities very successfully in North America after entering the U.S. market by way of acquiring the assets of an established player. The spec called for an individual with previous exposure to European business culture and significant experience in industrial manufacturing serving the top end of the market. TH Bender identified 317 prospects and interviewed a total of 35 interested candidates who had both the industry and functional expertise, before presenting a slate of 5 finalists, all of whom were industry experts and either Michigan-based or willing to relocate. The search was closed in under 90 days and resulted in the placement of an experienced leader with a strong track record of managing world-class manufacturing plants and driving significant growth. As a result of our placement, the company was able to expand their U.S. operations on time and within budget.

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