As an executive search firm within the truck, bus, RV and transit industry, our search consultants work with companies in the fields of heavy duty truck, bus and RV manufacturing, truck trailer manufacturing, OEM parts suppliers, commercial truck dealerships, RV dealerships, truck rental/leasing and trucking company operators to locate and attract outstanding executives. Lordstone’s Commercial Trucking, Bus, RV and Transit Practice reflects over twenty years of providing executive search and leadership advisory services to global industry. Serving as true strategic consulting partners and senior advisors to boards, CEO’s and executive management, we assist trucking clients on matters of talent strategy & succession planning, management appraisal & assessment, executive search & selection, integration, onboarding, coaching and leadership development. Our truck, bus and transit recruiters and leadership consultants work across various sectors of the industry and have experience recruiting truck and bus executives in both the U.S. and in countries like Canada, Germany, India, Denmark and Sweden.
Prior engagements within the commercial truck, bus, RV and transit sectors have included:
In a capital intensive industry with challenges like compliance with increasingly strict government emissions and fuel efficiency regulations, a company’s success depends greatly on knowledgeable leadership. With the help of our truck, bus and RV executive search firm, companies can maximize profitability by finding and retaining exceptional leaders. Lordstone Corporation can save you time, money, and energy in your talent acquisition efforts.
The U.S. truck and bus manufacturing industry is high concentrated, with the top 20 companies accounting for roughly 95 percent of revenue. Major companies in the industry include PACCAR, Navistar International, Daimler Trucks North America, Volvo Trucks North America, and the commercial truck division of Ford. Many smaller companies supply vehicle chassis and parts to larger manufacturers. We offer truck, bus and RV executive search and leadership advisory services to small, medium, and large businesses ranging from $1 million to $60 billion in revenue. No matter what your need and regardless of if you are a truck or RV dealer, parts manufacturer or OEM, transit provider or trucking company, our executive search and leadership consultants can assist you in identifying, attracting, assessing and hiring top executives.
Recommended by McKinsey & Company, our trucking executive recruiters and search consultants assisted an Italian based, supplier 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 Trucking Executive Search Firms in North America, we were hired by the ESOP board of an transportation training and consulting company to advise on a succession plan for an underperforming President. Subsequently a replacement executive search was conducted by our automotive search consultants and 7 years later the new President is still employed having delivered a stock increase of 146% (13.72% CAGR) during his tenure, while also transitioning the organization into the digital age.
When the CEO of a non-profit education and credentialing organization announced his plans to retire, our search consultants advised the international board of directors on key areas of a succession/transition. This included assisting them in defining the role based upon the current and future needs of the organization, recruiting leaders from throughout their industry, assessing those leaders with the search committee and advising them throughout the CEO selection process. A new CEO was hired and within 5 years, revenue increased by 100% (14.09 CAGR) and six years into the hire, the new Chief Executive Officer is still employed.
Recommended by the Director of Global Executive Talent Acquisition at Eaton Corporation, our researchers and recruiters assisted the company in building a leadership and talent pipeline for key manufacturing leadership roles in Europe.
"Jeff Ketchum and his team at Lordstone Corporation, recently completed a very important search for me that resulted in extraordinary success. From the very beginning of the search, they understood the importance of finding the right individual who could add value to our company. Better yet, they did exactly what they said they would in the time frame they said they would do it. As an HR Director, this is always important to me. I didn’t have to chase Jeff to see where we were in the process; he kept me informed and talked to our team regularly. Lordstone Corporation eliminated the frustrations typically experienced in dealing with executive recruiting firms. Most importantly, in the end they recruited an outstanding panel of finalist candidates. No other executive recruiting firm I have worked with has ever delivered results like this and in such a professional manner.”
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