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Industrial

The Industrial space is one of our core areas of expertise and we are a trusted search partner to a diverse range of clients within the global industrial markets. Our experts have a deep knowledge and understanding of industry trends, emerging technologies and sector specific challenges that affect organisations talent management strategies.

Our experts have a global network of contacts, technical understanding and importantly, a highly regarded reputation across the Agriculture, Automation, Automotive, Chemicals, Infrastructure, Logistics & Supply Chain, Packaging, Natural Resources, TIC and Water industries. Within these core industries, we have specialist consultants operating within niche sub-sectors, meaning that we truly understand the industry and domain in which our clients operate.

Our Industrial team successfully complete assignments in every corner of the world and operate across multiple functions including sales & marketing, operations, manufacturing, HR and QHSE. Our experts build long lasting partnerships with our clients and over 75% of our searches are repeat business, build on the foundations of previous successful assignments.

Agriculture

The rising Global population and the increasing awareness in sustainability is seeing a major shift in the consumer demands. Organisations must balance the requirement for increased food production, with minimising the environmental impact and detrimental effects to the global population. The Agricultural sector is also seeing rapid technological advancements across production and supply chain operations to maximise productivity and executive leaders must be at the forefront of innovation within the industry.

Our Agriculture specialists work closely with organisations in the Agrochemical, Biotech & Cannabis industries across the globe to provide high calibre talent to meet our clients’ requirements within this critical and rapidly evolving industry.

Automation

Manufacturers are continuously looking for Automation solutions to increase output, reduce costs and drive overall improvements in production efficiency. These solutions come in all different shapes and sizes. Automotive titans such as GM and Ford were some of the first to implement automation technologies, robotizing their welding, painting and assembly processes. However nowadays, even SMEs and Start-ups are investing in complete IIoT and Digitalization frameworks to interconnect a multitude of automation technologies, furthering the ability to collate manufacturing data and facilitate productivity and efficiency increases.

To best capitalize on the industry’s exciting future, Automation manufacturers face the challenge of attracting and hiring the most capable talent. Our Automation division consist of a team of industry experts work cross functionally throughout Process & Factory Automation, Instrumentation, Electrical Automation, Test & Measurement and Material Handling & Robotics. Operating globally, we partner with clients ranging from large-cap Fortune 500 Manufacturers to small privately-owned Integrators and distributors. Companies that choose to engage Mackenzie Stuart will have access to our unrivalled candidate database, deep industry knowledge and retained search service, ultimately ensuring that the candidates provided will not just be of the highest calibre but also best suited to both the company culture and organizational needs.

Automotive

The automotive sector is experiencing a major transformation as technology and digitalisation sweeps through the industry. As the Automotive industry adapts and embraces new technologies, organisations will require markedly different capabilities and skillsets in their executive leadership teams. As the industry evolves with trends such as connected vehicles, hybrid fuel technologies and e-mobility services, organisations must be ready for their people and leaders to evolve at the same pace.

Mackenzie Stuart’s expert consultants are ready to drive change within the automotive industry and have extensive experience of partnering with large multinationals to PE backed start-ups including automotive manufacturers, suppliers, and aftermarket service providers.

Chemicals

A period of uncertainty disrupts the global chemicals industry. Rising raw material costs and volatility in the Oil & Gas space have meant added pressures on the market. Leading organisations must be creative to separate themselves from others, in the form of cutting-edge R&D, more sustainable solutions and relevant digitalisation. Consequently, leaders in the chemicals industry must be cross-functionally experienced with strong business acumen, supply chain knowledge and an appreciation for technical and regulatory protocols. With the expectation on leaders so high, organizations must stay ahead of the curve with internal employee development, current market insights and recruitment.

Mackenzie Stuart helps our clients reshape their organisation by developing their leadership teams and offering bespoke solutions into succession planning which helps them identify, acquire and retain executives with right cultural fit and the industry knowledge to make their business succeed. Our chemicals consultants operate with global reach and wield extensive market knowledge to help the maintain a relevant network and source relevant and suitable talent.

Industrial Manufacturing

The ever-changing landscape of the Industrial Manufacturing space has seen revolutionary change over recent decades. Industry 4.0 and all its relevant technological advances have presented Industrial Manufacturers with a variety of challenges in order to modernize and stay competitive. It is vital that companies in the space are able to attract and retain the best talent – Industrial Manufacturers need to ensure their sales teams are effective, their operations are efficient, and their R&D is innovative.

Mackenzie Stuart’s Manufacturing team has successfully placed cross functionally with a variety of different organizations across the globe. We partner with both Established global players alongside dynamic start-ups, helping to build and strengthen their Sales, Operations, Technical and Finance teams.

Infrastructure

Due to the dynamic and innovative nature of the construction industry the need for niche, market leading talent has never been more important for firms to succeed and achieve a competitive advantage. We understand that our client’s ability to deliver high quality and industry leading solutions depends on their talent and leadership strength. We understand the trends and changing landscape of the infrastructure industry, allowing us to understand our clients’ requirements and allowing us to deliver a high-end executive search service.

Our experienced and specialist built environment and infrastructure consultants are experts in their specific subsectors and have an extensive network of senior professionals allowing us access to the most experienced and sought-after talent. We specialise in Heavy Civil, Building Materials, Built Environment, and Infrastructure, covering mid-senior level executives within the industry.

Logistics & Supply Chain

The logistics industry underpins every corner of the complex, globalised economy of the world today. From fulfilment of online orders to multinational manufacturing processes, supply chains impact and influence everything in our lives, providing us with the clothes that we wear to the cars we drive.

Mackenzie Stuart has a proven track record within the logistics industry, working alongside some of the world’s leading entities as well as SME’s specialising in nationwide offerings. From Contract Logistics and Warehousing solution providers to Freight Forwarders and Trucking companies, our specialist team have an in-depth understanding of the sector. Our consultants have the knowledge and expertise to produce results in a fast paced and diverse industry, with well-established relationships with partners around the globe.

Packaging

Packaging plays a key role in almost all industries and is a fundamental aspect of supply chain management. The packaging industry faces various challenges including ever-changing consumer demand and brand owner trends, manufacturing technology advancements, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility.

Our specialist consultants in the packaging industry cover a diverse range of role functions and sub-sectors including Corrugated Packaging, Folding Carton, Flexible Packaging, Rigid Packaging (Plastic, Metal and Glass), Labels and Printing, Packaging Machinery and Equipment. Operating in these niche sectors has allowed us to develop an extensive network and strong technical understanding of the industry.

Natural Resources

The world is dependent on energy and the natural resources industry is enduring some of the most radical change it has ever experienced. Technology, geopolitics, environmental pressures, and demand for sustainable energy sources are driving an unprecedented level of change within the industry. Our clients’ leaders must be prepared to adapt and change at the same pace as the industry around them to ensure that organisations are competitive, prepared and resilient to industry challenges.

Our consultants in the Natural Resources industry have a diverse network and expertise across multiple sectors including Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy, Engineering, Mining, Power and Utilities. Our clients include oil and gas operators, oilfield service companies, manufacturers, contractors, consultancies, and private equity firms. We have successfully placed technical specialists, mid-level management and senior executives across the global Natural Resources industry.

Testing, Inspection & Certification

Due to the continued introduction of new standards and legislations, the global Testing, Inspection & Certification industry is an agile, ever-changing market spanning multiple verticals and has a significant impact on numerous elements of day-to-day life. It is therefore imperative that TIC companies have access to specialist talent to ensure the safety, quality and optimal performance of products, systems and infrastructures.

We have a team of specialist consultants who cover all market niches within the TIC industry, including Food & Agriculture, Consumer Goods & Retail, Oil & Energy, and Transportation. Operating in such niche markets allows consultants to establish an extensive network and a sound technical understanding of their respective vertical. We work with a range of organisations, across all functions, from SMEs through to multi-national corporations and private-equity groups, specialising in mid-level management to Executive and C-level searches globally.

Water

Water is a critical resource that faces severe challenges in its supply for residential, commercial, and industrial usage. There has been a continued surge in companies and institutions that are committed to provide innovative solutions and services to improve water management across the globe.

Our specialist executive search consultants’ partner with manufacturers, suppliers and service providers of water/wastewater chemistry and equipment. We also assist consultancies and contractors that design, build and operate industrial and municipal water/wastewater projects and plants. We have successfully completed both search assignments across the globe, from engineers to senior and C-Level executives. We continue to support both market leading multi-nationals, as well as small/medium enterprises.

Our Industrial Experts

Will Peeke-Vout

Director

Will Peeke-Vout

Director

Will is a Director at Mackenzie Stuart and shares overall leadership responsibility for the firm’s global operations, P&L, sales and strategic development.

After graduating from the University of Leeds with an honour’s degree in Business Management, Will joined Mackenzie Stuart in 2011 as a Consultant within the Energy & Natural Resources practice. Today Will has a broad focus on Industrial related searches and has recruited across a range of sectors including Energy, Management Consulting, Manufacturing, Private Equity and Testing, Inspection & Certification.

As a member of the Board, Will has a particular focus on developing the firm’s profile and relationships, implementing growth strategy, and diversifying the firm’s industry expertise.

Nichola Howarth

Thomas Guthrie

Senior Consultant

Thomas Guthrie

Senior Consultant

Tom Guthrie is an executive search consultant with extensive senior contacts throughout the Semiconductor and Test & Measurement industries. His ability to quickly generate in-depth market knowledge has provided him with a strong foundation to build successful lines of business and build strong client relationships.

In T&M, Tom has generated a strong understanding of oscilloscopes, signal generators, automated test equipment, spectrum analysers and many other technologies smoothing interactions with industry professionals. Within Semicon, clients span from chip producers, foundries, packaging services, OSAT providers, equipment manufactures and other important market verticals

Michael Campbell

Samuel Walker

Consultant

Samuel Walker

Consultant

Sam is an executive search consultant working in the Testing, Inspections and Certifications (TIC) Industry, providing recruitment solutions for mid to senior roles globally.  Working across multiple sectors within TIC has allowed Sam to gain a holistic understanding of the competencies and challenging dynamics required to be successful in one of the fastest growing, global industries.

Sam’s MA with distinction in Cross-Cultural Communication is perfectly tailored to a global recruiter, emboldening his competencies in global communication at the business level. This MA is backed up by a BA in Politics which only adds to Sam’s understanding of governmental regulations and procedures which go hand in hand with almost all global compliance regulations.  

Ross Baker

Richard Watts-Estico

Managing Consultant

Richard Watts-Estico

Managing Consultant

Richard is an Executive Search Consultant leading executive search solutions for our EMEA and Asia-Pacific Logistics team. Working cross-functionally and internationally, he has acquired a network several industry leading logistics providers that range from Freight Forwarding to Contract Logistics.

Richard has a Master’s of Science in E-business from Newcastle University, giving him a unique insight into the future of automated Logistics and Warehousing. Richard was born and lived in The Seychelles before moving to England at the age of 12.

Rhys Davies

Rhys Davies

Senior Consultant

Rhys Davies

Senior Consultant

Rhys is a Senior Consultant within the Flow Control industry who has established a broad network with large publicly traded, mid-sized and private equity backed start-ups and has a proven track record in providing contingent & retained search solutions with manufacturers, engineering firms and distribution cliental. With his proven track record, he is committed and provides an industry tailored approach to executive search whilst establishing and maintaining deep relationships with both his Clients and Candidates alike.

Rhys specialises in cross-functional specialists to C-Level Executive positions across a variety of Flow Control segments including Fluid, Motion & Process Control, Vacuum & Rotating Equipment. If you are wanting to make your next move within the industry or would like to find exceptional talent to help grow your organisation, then please reach out for a confidential discussion.

Nick Weavers

Nathan Robinson

Consultant

Nathan Robinson

Consultant

Nathan is a consultant within the global polymer industry, operating out of our Industrial division and providing bespoke executive search solutions for organisations with a need for mid- to senior-level executives across a variety of functions, from Research & Development to Operations and Sales. He works predominantly with global tier-one polymer manufacturers, including a range of organisations that span across the entire polymer value-chain.

Our well-established network of highly specialised professionals within the global polymer industry allows us to identify the highest calibre of candidates to work within this fast-evolving industry. Our extensive knowledge of the service space allows us to accurately represent the best qualified candidates for the role whilst establishing deep relationships with both clients and candidates alike.

If you are searching for exceptional, highly specialised talent to help grow your Organisation, or you are wanting to make your next move within the industry, then please reach out for a confidential discussion.

Matthew Harris

Michael Campbell

Senior Consultant

Michael Campbell

Senior Consultant

Michael Campbellis a Senior Consultant building specialist industry leading teams within the Water & Wastewater Treatment sector.  His Water & Wastewater Treatment team partner with key market leaders and global brands to drive performance and enhance company culture worldwide.

Michael is highly regarded for his Global Headhunting expertise, established as a recognised authority within Water & Wastewater Treatment Sales, Engineering and Research & Development sectors from Middle Management to C-Level Executives.

Josh Todd

Michael Bate

Managing Consultant

Michael Bate

Managing Consultant

Michael heads up the Manufacturing, Automation and Technology team, specialising in the source and supply of experienced professionals within a wide range of functions, Senior Management, Research & Development, Sales and Marketing, Business Development & Strategy, Supply Chain and Operations.

His team specialize in senior and niche appointments across a multitude of verticals within the space including Factory Automation, Machine Vision, Instrumentation, Warehouse Automation, Test & Measurement and Semiconductors. He also works closely with numerous PE-backed Industrial Manufacturing organizations on leadership transformation assignments.

Michael’s team are well-known and well-regarded in the industry – they have completed a number of challenging assignments whilst operating with a high level of diligence, aptitude and confidentiality.

Harry Francis

Luke Standing

Consultant

Luke Standing

Consultant

Luke is a Consultant within Coatings & Construction Chemicals sector. Recruiting mid- to senior level positions across all different job functions, such as R&D, Operations and Sales. He mainly works within the Coatings manufacturing market, working with rapidly growing clients across the globe. These clients include companies that manufacture and distribute Coatings for a wide variety of market applications such as Construction, Automotive, Aerospace, Industrial, Packaging & Furniture.

Our established network of industry professionals allows us to identify the highest calibre of candidates to work within this evolving industry. Our extensive knowledge of the service space allows us to pick the best qualified candidates for the role whilst establishing deep relationships with both clients and candidates alike.

If you are looking for exceptional talent to help grow your Organisation or wanting to make you next move within the industry, then please reach out for a confidential discussion.

Lucas Columb

Josh Todd

Senior Consultant

Josh Todd

Senior Consultant

Josh is a Consultant within the Manufacturing, Automation and Technology Division. Specializing in the Warehouse Automation and Intralogistics sphere, Josh has developed relationships with vast multinationals and rapidly growing enterprises globally, including both system integrators and manufacturers.

Josh covers the entire spectrum of Intralogistics technologies, including Conveyors, Palletization, AS.RS Systems, AGV’s, AMR’s and Industrial Robotics to name a few.

Having developed lasting candidate relationships with both commercial and technical individuals, he has facilitated a strong position to be of assistance within a range of functions, such as; Senior Management, Business Development, Project/Engineering, Marketing and Operational Roles.

Were you looking for talented individuals to join your organisation or are someone who is currently searching for an exciting new opportunity within the Intralogistics space, then please do not hesitate to reach out to Josh directly for a confidential discussion.

Jordan Tingley

Joseph Malik

Consultant

Joseph Malik

Consultant

Joseph is a Consultant leading specialised recruitment solutions into the Fuels, Lubricants and Petrochemical industries. Operating cross-functionally and internationally, he has cultivated an extensive network with industry leaders in Oil & Gas and Specialty Chemical Sectors. 

Having obtained a Master’s degree in International Relations, Joseph has a unique insight into the scope of international business and the global economy. If you are looking for exceptional talent to help expand your organisation or wanting to progress within the industry, then please reach out for a confidential discussion.

Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell

Consultant

Joseph Campbell

Consultant

Joe Campbell is an executive recruiter in our Logistics & Supply Chain team. With a focus on the North American market, Joe has made placements within some of the world’s leading Third-Party Logistics companies.

Working as part of the wider Logistics division, Joe has fostered relationships with key industry decision makers and has established a network that spans both cross-functionally and across multiple service verticals.

Jasmine Godfrey

Jordan Tingley

Senior Consultant

Jordan Tingley

Senior Consultant

Jordan Tingley is a business manager for the Neuromodulation & Neurovascular Medical Device desk at Mackenzie Stuart and works closely with manufacturers & service providers within the highly competitive Neuro market to deliver the best talent on tailored searches on a global scale.

Extensive collaboration with industry professionals combined with consistent industry research makes the team well positioned for all consulting & recruitment assignments within the space.

We are interested in speaking with both candidates & clients to introduce and offer our full range of search services and solutions. If you are looking to add to your team or would like to explore new opportunities, please feel free to reach out for a confidential conversation.

James Jones

Joe Worth

Consultant

Joe Worth

Consultant

Joe is a consultant within the Testing, Inspection and Certification industry (TIC) specifically consumer products and retail, building and engineering and government trade. Recruiting mid to senior level positions across all different job functions, sales directors, project management, auditors, and certification specialists on a global scale in this rapid growing industry. Working with clients that are industry leaders in certifying medical devices, consumer electronics, textile inspection, hazardous locations and many more (TIC) industries.

Our established network of industry professionals allows us to identify the highest calibre of candidates to work within this evolving industry. Our extensive knowledge of the service space allows us to pick the best qualified candidates for the role whilst establishing deep relationships with both Clients and Candidates alike.

If you are looking for exceptional talent to help grow your Organisation or wanting to make you next move within the industry, then please reach out for a confidential discussion.

Jack Boyce

James Jones

Senior Consultant

James Jones

Senior Consultant

James Jones is a Senior Consultant specialising in Water & Wastewater Treatment Solutions, Infrastructure, Operations & Engineering globally.

With In-depth knowledge of the sector, James partners with SMEs and market leaders, focusing on building out specialised engineering and operating teams from Project/Process Engineers to C-Level across both Industrial and Municipal markets.

Harry Beet

James Connelly

Divisional Manager

James Connelly

Divisional Manager

James is a Divisional Head for the Industrial segment, leading specialized teams into Specialty Chemicals, Logistics, Oil & Gas and Construction. The teams operate on a global scale and focus on leadership positions within their target industries.

James’ own discipline is focused on talent solutions for Fortune 500, Private Equity backed and Start-up organizations in the CASE, Inks and Plastics markets. He has established himself as highly regarded and trusted partner to hiring teams and candidates and specializes in building long term relationships with the industry.

James graduated from the University of Leeds with a Bachelor’s of Science in Medical Microbiology which lends itself to some technical aspects in the Chemicals industry. If you’re planning to hire valued and high performing talent, or are considering a career move, please don’t hesitate to reach out to James or his team.

Ross McCormack

Daniel Lloyd

Senior Consultant

Daniel Lloyd

Senior Consultant

Dan is an executive search consultant in the packaging and packaging machinery industry. The versatile nature of this industry is something that lends itself well to both Dan’s ingenuity and business acumen.

Dan understands the challenges facing modern businesses due to his BA in Business Management and Marketing. Dan’s BA situates him perfectly to recruit for both an individual’s or business’ requirements, with a detailed understanding and personable attitude. Dan’s openness and experience in a variety of cultures and languages makes him flexible and adaptable to any international business setting.

Demi Nicholls

Chris Little

Director London

Chris Little

Director London

Chris is the Director of Mackenzie Stuart’s London Office. He leads their Water & Wastewater Treatment practice.

The W/WWT Team specialise in delivering search assignments for companies that offer water/wastewater solutions and services to industries and municipalities across the globe. To date, the W/WWT team have completed mid-level to C-level appointments across Europe, North America, South America, Oceania, Africa and Asia.

With our in-depth network and sector specific acumen, we have represented candidates in commercial, technical, and operational job functions.

Olivia Banks

Charlie Etheridge

Consultant

Charlie Etheridge

Consultant

Charlie consults in the Automation division, specifically in Smart Buildings and Building Automation, recruiting mid to senior level positions across all job functions within the space, ranging from Operations, Sales, and Commercial roles, working with organisations that want to innovate and economise the building sector. His client portfolio includes companies that provide Building Management and Interface systems, alongside HVAC and Lighting controls and solutions.

Our established network of clients and industry professionals allows us to identify the highest calibre of candidates within this constantly evolving space. Our extensive knowledge of the service space allows us to develop and maintain strong, long-term, relationships with both Candidates and Clients alike.

If you are searching for industry leading talent to help grow your Organisation, or want to make your next step in your career, then please reach out for a confidential discussion.

Rebecca Moneypenny

Alex Elwine

Consultant

Alex Elwine

Consultant

Alex is a Consultant within the Chemical industry, focusing on Textiles, Paper & Leather. She specialises in recruitment of mid- to senior-level positions across different functions, such as Commercial, Technical, Operations and General Management, working with rapidly growing clients across the globe.

Our established network of industry professionals allows us to identify the highest calibre of candidates to work within this evolving industry. Our extensive knowledge of the service space allows us to pick the best qualified candidates for the role whilst establishing deep relationships with both clients and candidates alike.

If you are looking for exceptional talent to help grow your Organisation or wanting to make you next move within the industry, then please reach out for a confidential discussion.

Aimee McConnell