Automotive

The automotive industry is in a state of upheaval. Megatrends such as the concentration on electric drives, new revenue opportunities like the sale of emission certificates or new ownership concepts such as car sharing lead to ever new, innovative developments in all areas. In the United States in particular, certain vehicle classes such as SUVs are becoming increasingly popular and classic mid-range sedans have even been completely withdrawn from the product ranges of some OEMs. Especially in the area of harmful emissions, ever-increasing expectations of consumers and legislators are the impetus for a far-reaching rethink. Another gamechanger is the politically motivated desire to reshore manufacturing capacity back to the US while at the same time promoting the development of local production facilities for foreign companies.

Whether you specialize in internal combustion engines or electric drives as a manufacturer, supplier or innovator, we can help you find the North American leadership talent that fits your corporate culture and helps you get ahead of the curve. TH Bender has been working for clients in the automotive sector since 2006 – we have successfully placed C-suite leaders, country managers, finance and technical leaders as well as sales, business development and start-up managers for medium-sized companies from the DACH region as well as for corporations with an international footprint.

Talk to us-we will be happy to provide references!

Contact us

EXECUTIVE RECRUITING AND CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT

Executive recruiting in Automotive is not an isolated Human Resources issue. The recruitment of any executive responsible for a P&L and his/her team is the key factor determining success or failure in foreign markets. Selecting transformational leaders is the most far-reaching decision executives, owners and shareholders can make - it is the key to the development and implementation of a sustainable, growth-focused business strategy.

THE IMPLEMENTATION OF BUSINESS STRATEGIES - CASE STUDIES


President for Newly Established Automotive Tier 1 Manufacturing Plant in Alabama
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...

Read more

Plant Manager for Newly Acquired Automotive Tier 1 Manufacturing Facility in Michigan
Plant Manager for Newly Acquired Automotive Tier 1 Manufacturing Facility in Michigan

A U.K.-headquartered automotive tier 1 supplier required support with identifying and selecting the future plant manager...

Read more

VP of Quality for Established Automotive Tier 1 Manufacturer in Ohio
VP of Quality for Established Automotive Tier 1 Manufacturer in Ohio

A German-headquartered automotive tier 1 supplier required support with identifying and selecting the future VP of Quality...

Read more

VP of Human Resources for Newly Established Automotive Tier 1 Manufacturing Plant in Alabama
VP of Human Resources 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 VP of Human Resources...

Read more

M&A using Executive Search process to find partner
M&A using Executive Search process to find partner

Our client was a successful plastic injection molder from Germany. Their innovative design helped them secure an agreement from one of the Big 3 U.S.

Read more

FACTS MATTER: KEY METRICS OF RECENT ASSIGNMENTS

Description of Assignment Number of Candidates # of presentations required until offer made weeks until first presentation # of weeks until first day of work
CEO - Automotive Supplier 4 2 4 10
CEO - Transmission - Mechanical 4 1 5 8
CEO / GM NAFTA 5 1 4 8
CEO / Plant Manager - Automotive Supplier 5 1 5 9
GM - Automotive Tier 1 5 2 5 10
Managing Director USA 4 1 5 8
President - Automotive Components 5 1 4 8
President - Automotive Gantry Systems 5 1 4 9
resident - Automotive Tier 1 5 2 4 10
CTO / Principal Architect - Test and Measurement 4 1 4 9

We accept PDF or MS Word documents only

Required*