President for Industrial Manufacturing Facility in Wisconsin (Succession Plan)
A German- headquartered industrial manufacturing company required support with identifying and selecting the future president for their facility in Wisconsin. The company had been previously operating their own manufacturing capabilities 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 and approached a total of 65 suitable candidates across North America and presented a slate of 5 finalists, all of whom were multi-lingual and either Wisconsin-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.