North American manufacturing boasts a worldwide reputation for quality and reliability, but that doesn’t mean recruiting the right candidates is easy. While the manufacturing industry in the United States and Canada grew out of the opportunity presented by abundant natural resources, modern manufacturers often find themselves needing to do more with less.
Companies in the manufacturing sector today face a number of unique challenges in growing their market share. There is increasing pressure to increase domestic production and combat global supply chain issues. To achieve this growth, manufacturing companies often need to lower costs to compete on the world stage, while at the same time adjusting their processes to be mindful of sustainability, waste management, and climate change.
Manufacturing talent acquisition presents another hurdle. The shrinking pool of professionals with the skills and experience these positions demand makes it hard to meet aspirations to increase domestic employment opportunities. Achieving those goals requires a shift, not just in their recruitment approach, but across their organization and operations. New technology innovations like automation, robotics, and advanced instrumentation can help organizations build a more sustainable and productive future, but those solutions often come with their own talent needs, in roles that are increasingly difficult to fill.
The complexities of this hiring landscape make a manufacturing executive search firm a valuable partner to help today’s manufacturing leaders meet their staffing needs. Organizations require manufacturing recruiters that target visionaries: those who can embrace the shifting field and lead their team into the future. Our consultants connect our clients with this exceptional talent, solving pressing challenges and setting whole organizations up for success.
Pender & Howe’s process to identify the right leadership candidate starts with getting to know our client’s company. Our recruiter services are tailored to your business, focusing on the key qualifications that make a job seeker the best fit for your role. Our headhunters have an in-depth understanding of the industry and what it takes to make an effective placement. The range of professionals in our network gives us access to talent others can’t reach, giving our partners more paths to achieve their ideal recruitment results.
The combination of expertise, reach, and hands-on service is what makes Pender & Howe one of the best manufacturing executive recruiters in North America, and our track record of successful executive searches is the proof. Whether you want to work with a recruiting firm to find the right people or need a consultant to refine your human resources strategy, contact Pender & Howe today to learn how we can grow your teams to the next level.
Pender & Howe Executive Search was formed by a team of professionals with extensive experience in executive search services. We provide a fully streamlined boutique retained service for companies looking to bolster their executive leadership team.
With a strong presence in key cities across North America, Pender & Howe boasts a comprehensive reach that spans the continent. From venture capital-backed disruptors, recently acquired private equity portfolio companies, academic institutions, not-for-profits to global public companies, our diverse client portfolio showcases our ability to cater to organizations of all sizes and stages.
We understand that transparency, collaboration, and high-level service are paramount, and our recruitment team is committed to delivering these qualities consistently throughout every assignment we undertake. As a strategically low-volume recruitment firm, we ensure that all our clients receive a white-glove service, never diluting our efforts or compromising on quality.
At Pender & Howe, we go beyond mere recruitment; we forge strategic partnerships that empower businesses to excel. By leveraging our extensive network, expertise, and dedication to exceptional service, we guarantee that your team receives the utmost attention, guidance, and support throughout their executive search journey. Trust us to deliver results that propel your organization to new heights, backed by our unwavering commitment to excellence.
A Co-Founder of Pender & Howe, Glenn brings over 25 years of targeted search experience to his Clients. As an Advisor with Loyal VC and a member of the JR Shaw School of Business Sales & Marketing Advisory Board Glenn enjoys being actively involved in the business community. Focusing on executive search within the C-Suite and Board space across the scientific, healthcare, artificial intelligence/machine learning and NPO sectors, Glenn and his team work diligently to source exceptional talent for top-tier organizations.
Glenn enjoys fishing although not always “catching”, excellent wine and is a foodie.
Travis is a co-founding Partner of Pender & Howe. He sits on the Executive Board of Directors for Kestria, the world’s largest executive search network. As an Advisor with Loyal VC, he also supports entrepreneurs in all aspects of key talent strategies.
Travis’ primary focus is partnering with investors and C-Suite leaders on complex executive searches. His latest projects have included a CEO search on behalf of a global family office, building a leadership team for a Series C VC-backed tech company and replacing a long-standing founder of a business that went public on the NASDAQ.
Travis is an avid competitive golfer passionate about international travelling, often trying to combine the two!
Natural curiosity, strong business acumen and an ability by means of a high EQ to connect with people are characteristics that make Ryan a trusted recruitment partner. Equipped with over two decades of Consumer-Packaged Goods and Sports Marketing experience, Ryan has quickly established himself as a trusted partner for companies operating in the private and public sectors.
Ryan has built commercial leadership teams and successfully placed several executives in every function across a variety of CPG industries.
When he’s not building relationships and feverishly working, you can find Ryan enjoying soul food in the outdoors with his family and friends.
Leveraging an extensive network coupled with deep industry-specific knowledge gained through twenty years of direct pharmaceutical and healthcare experience, Céline is a Partner at Pender & Howe, advising clients on executive-level search strategies in the Biotech, Medtech, and Healthcare industries. A pharmacist by trade, Celine has accumulated more than 900 hours of practice in professional coaching (PCC certification). Celine is also the Leader of America’s life sciences practice in Kestria and a board member of Women in Bio (a volunteer organization that supports DEI practices in life sciences).
Mother of three, an avid runner who loves sailing and an active volunteer in a non-profit that gives children with motor disabilities the opportunity to achieve sporting challenges.
Michelle is a Consultant with Pender & Howe, serving clients throughout North America. Michelle’s ten years of experience includes leading executive search mandates and managing corporate Talent Attraction Strategies in high-growth markets with the Big 4.
Her latest accomplishments include identifying key leadership teams within the fintech space in Toronto, co-leading a CSO Search for an innovative Biotechnology company based in Vancouver and currently, identifying a Head of Canada HR search within the professional services landscape.
A lifelong learner, Michelle is currently completing her MBA. Her weekends are spent with her two children, her golden retriever Brady, and her husband.
Tara-Lynn supports Pender & Howe’s North American operations, leveraging her Human Resources Management education and 10+ years of recruitment experience in the life science, healthcare, consumer, technology, and academic sectors. She collaborates with Pender & Howe’s Partners on emerging market trends, uncovers top-performing talent, and builds partnerships with clients and candidates. Tara-Lynn has a knack for finding needles in haystacks and a passion for discovering extraordinary leaders.
Outside of work, Tara-Lynn enjoys playing fetch with her Golden Retriever, listening to a new podcast, or training for her next marathon—sometimes all at once.