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POST DATE 8/31/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Confidential Company Chicago, IL

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Position Spec #8300 CEO Industrial Materials & Services Company

Company Overview

Our client is a profitable privately held industrial materials and services company which was recently acquired by new investors. The current ownership team is committed to a strategy of "buy, grow, and hold". The board and investors are searching for a permanent CEO who can continue the firm's momentum and build on the company's industry leading reputation. The company is a middle market producer of industrial products and services sold to construction and installation partners as well as other manufacturers around the US and abroad.

Based in the Midwest, the company has manufacturing plants and engineering offices throughout the Midwest and Southeast. The company has recently undergone a series of operational improvement initiatives that have substantially improved efficiency and profitability. While many of these initiatives have been completed there are a number that are ongoing and will require the new CEO's direct leadership in order to bring them to fruition.

Summary of Responsibilities

The CEO will report to the board and the investors, and will be responsible for the overall results of the company. He/she will direct day-to-day activities, but also be responsible for developing and implementing the strategic plan, and will interact with key members of the ownership group, and ultimately report to executives of the Private Holding Company.

The CEO role requires both experience in instituting disciplined processes as well as an entrepreneurial mindset in order to creatively solve problems and grow the business. As the company is continuing to build a foundation of operational excellence, the CEO will need to manage functions that are currently performing well, and implement major initiatives designed to improve growth and operational performance.

Candidate Qualifications

The CEO must have exceptional 'go to market' expertise and a history of value creation through strategy development and execution, coupled with a passion for operational excellence. In addition:

* Industry background. Candidates must be familiar with industrial materials, manufacturing, as well as industrial services and installation.

* Education -an undergraduatedegree in engineering or business plus graduatedegrees in business, finance or law is desirable.

* Current position and early experience. The ideal candidate should currently be a president, COO or General Manager with true P&L accountability. Early professional experience should include plant operations, business development, strategic planning and division or companywide leadership.