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While a significant part of our work has been in banking, investment management, and financial services, my original recruiting background in the early 1990s was in Engineering. Working in as a Polymer Industry recruiting specialist and even more specifically in molded rubber product engineering and material formulation, I gained experience in automotive manufacturing at a time when industrial automation, robotics, and Toyota Production Systems were revolutionizing American automotive manufacturing. Additionally, I either personally conducted searches or lead teams involved in recruiting projects for process controls, industrial automation, industrial sales, power generation, and then also working with service based and entrepreneurial companies. I have always enjoyed the challenge of learning a new industry, new technology, and applying a process oriented executive search methodology to each new assignment.
If you need to contact me, please email me through this site, at, or call (317) 466-9740 x13.

Career Solutions Group, Inc.

Founded in 1995, Career Solutions Group, Inc. is a small, private, generalist, recruiting firm located on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis. For over fifteen years, it has been our purpose to provide high quality professional level search, selection, and placement services, primarily to Indiana headquartered companies.  Some examples of our retained executive search and RPO services can be found on our web site by clicking here: Project Portfolio .

For more information on my personal background, click HERE  to visit my LinkedIN profile.


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HBR Idecast: Globalization Myth & Reality

This Harvard Business Review Ideacast audio is an interview with NYU professor Pankaj Ghemawat who discussed the misconceptions about Globalization. While he claims that he is not making a political point, the word LABOR is never mentioned in his discussion and statistics. He separates global movement of manufactured goods and immigration but never talked about outsourced labor - interesting analysis but ignores the globalization of labor.

Click on this link for the… Continue

Posted on March 4, 2017 at 3:17pm

Is it Morning Again in the Midwest? "New businesses are breathing life into some of America’s old industrial cities"

Although nationally the Fortune 1000 industrial companies appear to be heading into a downturn, our firm is continuing to see more manufacturing & engineering search assignments over the past year.  And now, we have a new search from an Indiana bank to hire additional Loan Documentation personnel to handle increased loan volume. 

It does make us wonder if the Midwest and Indiana especially is seeing a revival of it's industrial and manufacturing base.  The Economist's…


Posted on March 12, 2016 at 5:04pm

Machine Tool Manufacturer - $2.9M gross / $271 SDE in 2015 - Business For Sale - Near Columbus, Indiana

German owned machine tool design and build machine shop.  Doing engineering design, outsourcing 80-90% of fabrication, then doing final tooling & assembly in-house before shipping.  2015 gross sales of $2,994,636 minus COGS plus add back owners salary ($107K) = $271,587 in Seller Discretionary Earnings.  Seven total employees.  Near Columbus, IN.

Specialty precision machine tool manufacturer serving aerospace,…


Posted on February 29, 2016 at 10:08am

VP Manufacturing - Indianapolis


Global leader in heat exchangers and thermal transfer solutions primarily for Heavy Duty/​Off-Highway, Power Generation, Oil&Gas, Rail, and aftermarket applications.​  With five operating divisions with facilities in nine locations across North America, Europe, and the Middle East, this company has manufactured over one million heat exchangers in the US, distributed globally.​  While the company offers broad customer design flexibility in heavy-duty radiators,…


Posted on February 29, 2016 at 9:30am

The "World of Work" for your children

As a parent, I think about the "world of work" that my daughter will enter and the options that will be available to her. 

The last line of this article from The walled world of work, "As economies grow more sophisticated, demand for cognitive skills will keep rising. The world’s schools are not even close to meeting it.", has me wondering if the focus on STEM really teaches people how to think.  Increasingly, IT companies…


Posted on January 30, 2016 at 3:11pm

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