Manufacturing

Manufacturing


Your Manufacturing Executive Search Firm Partner

Innovative manufacturing is the backbone of America’s industry. We are proud to support your manufacturing success through nationwide retained executive placement of key leaders to help you gain a competitive advantage. As you can see in our portfolio list below, we have a track record of success across a mix of industries. With our manufacturing executive recruitment track record, we can quickly find the leader to help you gain peace of mind and get your operations to the next level too.

  • Precor
    Precor

    VP of N. American Sales

  • Oberto
    Oberto

    VP of Operations
    VP of Sales

  • Les Schwab
    Les Schwab

    Chief Financial Officer

    Dir of Accounting

    Dir of IT

    Dir of Marketing

    (Meritage Group)

  • Nautilus
    Nautilus

    SVP of Global Innovation

    VP/GM of Direct to Consumer

  • Cadwell Laboratories
    Cadwell Laboratories

    Chief Executive Officer

    Chief Operations Officer
    VP Operations

  • PMI Worldwide (Stanley)
    PMI Worldwide (Stanley)

    VP of Sales

    Dir of E-Commerce

  • Crane Aerospace
    Crane Aerospace

    VP of HR

  • Amgen
    Amgen

    Medical Director (2)

  • Cascade Corporation
    Cascade Corporation

    VP Supply Chain

    VP Global Manufacturing

    VP of IT

    Dir of Human Resources

  • Vigor
    Vigor

    GM (Specialty Finishes)
    VP of HR
    VP of US Fab
    Prog Mgr (US Fab)
    Sr. Proj Mgr (Vigor Marine)

    (Endeavour Capital)

  • Darigold
    Darigold

    Chief Operations Officer

  • DW Fritz
    DW Fritz

    President

  • Corwin Beverage
    Corwin Beverage

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Peter Pan Seafood
    Peter Pan Seafood

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Controller

  • Smith Brothers
    Smith Brothers

    VP of Operations

  • Lady Yum
    Lady Yum

    Chief Operations Officer (COO)

  • Chateau St. Michelle
    Chateau St. Michelle

    Director of Procurement

    (Sycamore Partners Management)

  • Collins
    Collins

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Cascade Coffee
    Cascade Coffee

    Chief Operations Officer (COO)

    VP Quality

    (Westward Partners)

  • Filson
    Filson

    VP of Manufacturing

    Dir of Human Resources

  • Chugach Alaska Corporation
    Chugach Alaska Corporation

    Chief Executive Officer

  • PhysioControl (Medtronic)
    PhysioControl (Medtronic)

    VP Global Operations
    VP Customer Care Services
    Sr. Dir of IT

    (Bain Capital)

  • Umbra Group
    Umbra Group

    Controller

  • Northstar Attachments
    Northstar Attachments

    VP Operations

  • Classic Accessories
    Classic Accessories

    VP Operations

    (CID Capital)

  • Philips Medical
    Philips Medical

    Global Services Marketing Manager

  • Beta Hatch
    Beta Hatch

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Frontier Door & Cabinet
    Frontier Door & Cabinet

    President

    Recruiting Consulting

  • SOG
    SOG

    VP Manufacturing

    Chief Financial Officer

    Accounting Mgr

  • Randy’s Worldwide Automotive
    Randy’s Worldwide Automotive

    VP of Sales

  • Plum Creek
    Plum Creek

    Sr. Manager of Corporate Audit

  • Silver Bay Seafoods
    Silver Bay Seafoods

    Chief Executive Officer

  • General Plastics
    General Plastics

    VP Sales & Marketing

    Dir of Outside Sales

  • Novelty Hill
    Novelty Hill

    General Manager (GM)

  • Bethlehem Construction
    Bethlehem Construction

    VP Construction

  • First Aid Only
    First Aid Only

    VP of Manufacturing Operations

  • Thrive Causemetics
    Thrive Causemetics

    VP of Marketing

    Dir of E-Commerce

  • Plastic Bank
    Plastic Bank

    Chief Operations Officer

  • Swiss Water / Ten Peaks
    Swiss Water / Ten Peaks

    Head of Marketing

    Board

    VP Food Service

  • DENNIS Uniform
    DENNIS Uniform

    CEO

    VP of E-Commerce & Marketing

    VP of Merchandise Planning

    (SBJ Capital)

  • Wild Mike’s Pizza
    Wild Mike’s Pizza

    VP of Sales

    VP Food Service Sales

  • Ponzi Vineyards
    Ponzi Vineyards

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Dir of Marketing

  • EMPWR Nutrition
    EMPWR Nutrition

    VP Sales, N. America

    BD Director, N. America

    (Waterland Private Equity)

  • Alaska Traffic Company
    Alaska Traffic Company

    VP & General Manager

  • Fallback Image
    Intermec (Honeywell)

    SVP of Sales & Marketing

  • PAC Worldwide
    PAC Worldwide

    General Counsel

  • Skagit Valley Malting
    Skagit Valley Malting

    VP Marketing

  • Griffith Polymers
    Griffith Polymers

    General Manager (GM)

  • Cabana
    Cabana

    VP Engineering

    Head of Design

  • Abodian
    Abodian

    GM & VP Operations

    Dir of Sales

  • Qualitel
    Qualitel

    Recruiting Consulting

  • Dairy West
    Dairy West

    Chief Executive Officer

    VP Sustainability

    Dir of Corp Communications

    VP of Finance

    Consulting

  • Patriot Erectors
    Patriot Erectors

    President & COO

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    (Ranch Creek Partners)

  • Reliable Parts
    Reliable Parts

    Chief Financial Officer

    (Svoboda Capital Partners)

  • Glanbia
    Glanbia

    COO (Southwest Cheese)

    VP of BD (Nutritionals)

    BD Mgr (Nutritionals)

    BD Mgr (Cheese)

  • Gravity Power
    Gravity Power

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Aquastar
    Aquastar

    VP of Finance

  • Anderson Hay & Grain
    Anderson Hay & Grain

    Chief Operations Officer

    Chief Financial Officer

    Dir of HR

    Sales Mgr (Japan)

  • TDX
    TDX

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Whitman Carpet Care
    Whitman Carpet Care

    General Manager (Seattle office)

  • Hermanson
    Hermanson

    Dir of HR

  • Cochran
    Cochran

    Chief Financial Officer

    Controller

    VP of Marketing

  • Northwest Wholesale
    Northwest Wholesale

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    Recruiting Consulting

  • Western Partitions
    Western Partitions

    Regional Mgr (Seattle/Spokane)

  • HySecurity
    HySecurity

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    VP Operations

  • HydraMaster (Nilfisk Advance)
    HydraMaster (Nilfisk Advance)

    General Manager

  • Custom Bilt Metals
    Custom Bilt Metals

    Regional Sales Director

  • Helac
    Helac

    VP Sales & Marketing

    Dir of HR
    Board

  • Kwik Lok
    Kwik Lok

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Chief Revenue Officer

    Chief People Officer

  • Delta Marine
    Delta Marine

    Dir of Purchasing

  • GoTags
    GoTags

    Chief Operations Officer

  • MITCO
    MITCO

    Operations Manager

    Controller

  • Coriander Designs
    Coriander Designs

    Plant Manager

  • BASX
    BASX

    VP of Operations

  • InnovAsian Cuisine
    InnovAsian Cuisine

    VP Marketing

    Dir of Food Service Marketing

  • Carrix
    Carrix

    VP of Human Resources

  • See Kai Run
    See Kai Run

    VP Sales

    VP Product Development

  • Phoenix Processor Limited Partnership
    Phoenix Processor Limited Partnership

    HR Manager

  • SawStop
    SawStop

    VP Marketing

    Head of Product

  • Hartung Glass Industries
    Hartung Glass Industries

    General Manager (Portland)

  • GlowForge
    GlowForge

    VP of Hardware Development

  • Samson Rope
    Samson Rope

    Chief Executive Officer

    VP Sales & Marketing

    (Wind River Holdings)

  • SAFE Boats International
    SAFE Boats International

    COO/EVP of Mfg

    Chief Financial Officer

    (McCarthy Capital)

  • Glacier Fish
    Glacier Fish

    VP of HR

  • Arctic Storm
    Arctic Storm

    Director of HR

  • Pacific Market International
    Pacific Market International

    EVP of Supply Chain

  • Rainier Welding
    Rainier Welding

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    (Ranch Creek Partners)

  • Bellmont Cabinet
    Bellmont Cabinet

    Controller

    Dir of Supply Chain

  • Entre Prises (USA; ABEO Group)
    Entre Prises (USA; ABEO Group)

    Managing Dir (USA)

  • Jones Soda
    Jones Soda

    Chief Financial Officer

    VP of Sales

    VP of Marketing

    Controller

  • Ultreo
    Ultreo

    VP of Marketing

  • Modumetal
    Modumetal

    VP Product Development

    Director of Engineering

    Sr. Process Eng (Electrochemical)

  • Howell Munitions
    Howell Munitions

    Director of Supply Chain

    Controller

    VP of Sales

  • Lakeside Industries
    Lakeside Industries

    Director of Safety

    Finance Director

  • NorMed
    NorMed

    VP of Sales

  • Julep
    Julep

    Dir of Logistics

    Dir of E-Commerce

  • American Legend
    American Legend

    Director of Communications

  • Electric Mirror
    Electric Mirror

    Chief Operations Officer

    VP Sales

  • Encore Cabinets
    Encore Cabinets

    General Manager

  • Tote
    Tote

    VP of Human Resources


Clients partner with Herd Freed Hartz for a few key reasons:

Northwest Insight. National Reach

  • Proven – Since 2001, we have completed 1000+ nationwide executive searches for 400+ clients across a breadth of industries & roles.
  • Award-winning – Forbes named us “Top Executive Search Firm in the Northwest”.
  • Happy clients – A majority of our work is repeat business and referrals for a reason.

“Art of Recruiting” Partnership 

  • Customized story – We listen to understand your unique story and inspire talent you would not see otherwise.
  • Best practice methodology – We collaborate and guide you with a proven executive search playbook which will help level up your overall candidate experience.
  • Professional, but not stuffy – If you have to pick a search partner, you might as well enjoy the journey and look forward to the weekly search update meetings.

Results That Matter

  • Quality & Speed – We deliver high quality candidates to match your urgency.  On average, we deliver the finalist who was hired in only 37 days.
  • Culture fit – 95% of placements are still in the role two years later.  Enjoy peace of mind as we find leaders who stick around and your team will enjoy working with.
  • Impact – We make you look good for hiring us with the results and positive change your new executive deliver.