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A Leader Among Metal Fabrication Executive Search Firms | Metals Executive Recruiters

As a leading metal fabrication executive search and leadership advisory firm, our principles have 20+ years of exposure to the metal fabrication sector, including the fields of metal forging, stamping, bending, forming, welding, machining, and assembly. Serving as true strategic consulting partners and senior advisors to boards, CEO’s and executive management, we assist metal fabricators on matters of talent strategy & succession planning, management appraisal & assessment, executive search & selection, integration, onboarding, coaching and leadership development.

The firms metal fabrication recruitment efforts focus on the 55,000+ companies in the U.S. fabricated metal product manufacturing industry while also providing metal fabricating executive search services to the global metal fabrication industry, which accounts for roughly $1.5 trillion in annual revenue.  Our metal fabrication recruiters and leadership consultants work across various sectors of the industry and have experience recruiting fabricated metal product manufacturing executives in the U.S. and in countries like Canada, Italy, Germany, China, and Japan. We work with fabricators of metal products when planning and executing their organic growth plans or acquisitions. Additionally, during times of crisis management, restructuring or turnarounds, we recruit interim executives, new leadership teams or board directors with related industry experience.

Prior engagements within the metal fabrication sector for executive leaders have included:

  • C-Level: Chief Executive Officer, President
  • Vice Presidents: Engineering, Operations, Sales
  • Directors: Engineering & Program Management, Finance, Quality

Metal fabrication segements served include:

  • Associations, Education and Training
  • Assembly Operations
  • Coil Processing
  • Finishing
  • Forging
  • Hydroforming
  • Lasers
  • Machining
  • Plate & Structural Fabrication
  • Private Equity Firms and Venture Capitalists
  • Roll Forming
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication
  • Stamping
  • Tube Fabrication
  • Tube Production
  • Welding
Strong, transformational leadership is in demand globally.

Bench strength in many metal fabricators has been depleted over the years or previously didn’t exist due to poor succession planning or a lack of leadership development and talent management programs. This combined with the retirements of the baby boomer generation have left many metal fabrication companies with critical gaps among their leadership ranks. Lordstone is strategically prepared and positioned to identify and address these talent gaps within client organizations through its metal fabrication consulting and executive recruiting services. Our metals executive search and leadership consultants work with some of the leading fabricated metal products manufacturers, suppliers and distributors, helping them achieve value above and beyond what they can manage internally. Whether a client is in an organic growth stage, making acquisitions, looking to improve upon past performance, managing a crisis or currently restructuring or in turnaround mode, our metal fabrication recruiters and leadership consultants can assist.

Our experience and track record:

Recommended by McKinsey & Company, our metal fabrication executive recruiters and search consultants assisted an Italian based, manufacturer of alternative fuel equipment in entering the North American market by recruiting a Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

Identified, vetted and recognized among the Top Industrial Executive Search Firms in North America, we were hired by a private equity firm to advise on a succession plan for a retiring President. Subsequently an executive search was conducted by our metal fabrication and assembly search consultants and a new President was hired. Over the next two years, the President structured an exit strategy for the private equity firm, achieving a multiple of 8X EBITDA when the company was sold to a european competitor.

Read An Tube Fabrication Case Study:  Tube Fab/Roman Engineering
"Almost everything about working with Lordstone was different than working with other firms in the past. They made it a priority to truly understand our organization’s needs as well as our culture. They brought qualified candidates versus available candidates. They brought value to our company not only by presenting top shelf candidates but by teaching us how to conduct this process more effectively in the future. They followed up to ensure the candidates we successfully on-boarded and participated in this process. Lordstone is unlike any other search firm I have ever worked with and has set the bar extremely high for any future search firms we might consider working with.
– Tom Redman, President & CEO, Tube Fab/Roman Engineering
Consulting services provided:

We provide our clients highly personalized service, resulting in the long-term benefit of clients and candidates alike.  We offer top quality service in the fields of:

  • HR consulting
  • Management consulting
  • Executive search & selection
  • Management recruiting
  • Interim executives
  • Executive assessments and management appraisals
  • Executive leadership development and coaching
Are you looking to hire an metals executive with specialized experience? Call 888-727-2010 or Click here.
Jeff Ketchum, Global Fabricated Metal Products Practice Leader, +1 239-344-9514
     
   
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