Proven Success Recruiting Operational Leaders


Private Equity


  • More than a dozen years’ experience recruiting across the value chain for PE owned businesses
  • Spent 3 years building a talent acquisition team from scratch for a $7b PE firm
  • Excel at selling transformation opportunities
  • Confidential replacement proficiency
  • C-Suite to Individual Contributor

We Fix Problems!

Let’s Talk Solutions

30 To 45-Day

Search Model

Day 1


Weeks 1-2


Weeks 2-4


Weeks 3-5


Weeks 4-6


Weeks 6-9


Proven Candidate


  • Directly recruit currently employed candidates for your positions
  • Candidates are sourced from our robust network of manufacturing leaders built over 30 years
  • Industry-leading candidate delivery time of 30-45 days
  • Extensively vetted to your specific job spec

The Strength Of

Our Team

  • Three-person team who are students of lean
  • Dedicated to manufacturing since 1989
  • Increased efficiency & decreased time to fill
  • Utilize latest recruiting technology with real time updates
  • U.S. and Global capability
  • Operations, Finance, Engineering, and Supply Chain specializations​
We approach every search as a team, utilizing all of our capabilities, optimizing delivery and reducing time to hire.
Jim Baran • Senior Partner

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From Our Clients

I am based in the U.K. with my facility on the other side of the Atlantic. It was underperforming badly so it was critical that I got the right leadership in place, quickly. Industrial Manufacturing Leaders did exactly that and the impact has been transformational.
Mike Welburn
Chief Executive
Tricorn Group PLC
Industrial Manufacturing Leaders provides very comprehensive services, top caliber candidates, and the most detailed presentation of each candidate’s background that I have seen when compared to other recruiting firms. They really work to identify that not only is the candidate a good fit for the position, but that the position is a good fit for the candidate.
John Dreasher
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
EnTrans International
Your team has contributed immensely to our efforts along the way with an excellent batting average on candidates. There is no recruiter who understands what AIP is trying to accomplish better than you. No recruiter has taken an interest and visited the number of plants your team has. Jim probably does a better job selling AIP opportunities better than we do.
Graham Sullivan
Retired Operations Partner
Tim is going to be a great hire for us. Thank you very much for your help in finding him and then pointing him in our direction. This search has far and away been the best search experience in my history and I could not recommend anything to you that could have made it better. When we have another need you will be my first call.
Kurt Langsenkamp
Canam Steel – FabSouth

Looking for talented individuals? You’ve come to the right place!

With Industrial Manufacturing Leaders you can be certain that you will be adding a talented, qualified, and professional individual to your team through our superior recruitment process.




PO Box 488 Mountain Home, NC 28758


Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm

PO Box 488 Mountain Home, NC 28758