President for Newly Established Automotive Tier 1 Manufacturing Plant in Alabama
A German-headquartered automotive tier 1 supplier required support with identifying and selecting the future president for their newly established manufacturing facility in Alabama. The spec called for an individual with previous exposure to European business culture and significant experience in plastics and high-end manufacturing to tight tolerances with an exceptionally high-quality finish. TH Bender identified and approached a total of 50 suitable candidates across North America and presented a slate of 5 finalists, all of whom were multi-lingual and willing to relocate to Alabama. The search was closed in under 90 days and resulted in the placement of an experienced leader with a strong track record of establishing new plants and driving significant growth. As a result of our placement, the company was able further to Americanize their operations and gain a foothold with the Big 3 U.S. OEMs. In addition to expanding their existing business relationships with European premium OEMs manufacturing in the U.S.