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Automotive Lean Manufacturing Recruiters


Our experience in successfully identifying, attracting and assessing lean manufacturing executives is extensive and extends back into the 1990’s. Over the course of time, we have helped automotive manufacturers lower costs, improve efficiencies and customer satisfaction, all of which has contributed to bottom line margin improvement. Our ability to attract Lean Manufacturing executives to our automotive clients has resulted in significant competitive advantages for them.


A good example of our ability to locate and assess Lean Manufacturing executives can be found in an engagement conducted for Tube Fab/Roman Engineering. Located in Northern Michigan, Tube Fab is a debt free, profitable, growing Tier 2 supplier of small diameter tubing assemblies to many Japanese automotive suppliers.

When retained by the organization, Tube Fab was faced with inventory, workforce planning and morale issues. The goal was to locate a new Director of Operations & Lean Initiatives who could lead a positive lean transformation across this 200-person organization. A second qualifier was locating an individual that would be a part of a succession plan we helped craft, capable of being a VP of Operations and then GM of the company. Over the course of 12 months, we located 18 candidates, resulting in a panel of 4 finalist candidates.

Ken Wiegand of Tube Fab had this to say about working with our organization:
I have worked with several search organizations during my career and ARI has been the most thorough and professional that I have encountered. Notable differences were the excellent communications throughout the process as well as the follow up after the placement.  Previous encounters with search companies; we did most of the work. 
Office Locations

Fort Myers Office
P.0. Box 62093
Fort Myers, Florida 33906
Tel: +1 (239) 344-9514

Gladstone Office
P.O. Box 469
Gladstone, Michigan 49837
Tel: +1 (906) 428-9330


+1 (239) 344-9514

SINCE 1998 - ARI has more than two decades of succession planning, recruiting and executive hiring & development experience that can benefit you.

BOOK A DISCOVERY CALL - We know the exact process that works when planning for C-level hires, attracting “excellence” to your role and assessing candidates for experience, style and cultural fit. Our studies and insight into executive hiring “best practices” help to mitigate risk when hiring senior level executives, while maximizing the contributions of new hires through accelerated integration and on-boarding.

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