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DeVilling and Associates
"I would highly recommend DeVilling & Associates to anyone that is looking to recruit in the Industrial Distribution channel. Skip's contacts and years of experience helped him to quickly diagnose our particular needs and locate a group of potential candidates that we would have never found on our own. Skip took most of the pain out of the hiring process which allowed us to concentrate on running our company. The next time we are in the market for talent acquisition DeVilling & Associates will be our first call."
David Ruggles, President – Martin Supply Company
"We've used a number of executive recruiting firms in the past in various search assignments but none compare to– DeVilling & Associates and Skip DeVilling with the extensive contacts, relationships, knowledge and understanding he brings to the table in industrial products manufacturing and channels to market. Skip is the "real deal", a seasoned professional, who knows where and how to find talent and bring it into an organization. It's a pleasure to work with a recruiter who's walked the walk, one who can quickly assess and understand, not only the business, but its vibe and culture with focus on assuring candidate fit and success. As we continue to grow and on-board additional professional resources, it's no longer a question of who we'll use, it's when will we need to call Skip!"
John Hardin, President – LA-CO Industries
"Historically we have not used search firms when looking to fill management needs. But after assessing our internal capabilities, recognizing the changes in our marketplace and the skills required to effectively address the diverse responsibilities managers face today, we quickly recognized we needed a pro. Skip DeVilling has a long and successful record in the industrial channels we serve and his contacts are probably unmatchable. He effectively screened many candidates and provided not only a qualified list but helped us in assessing traits which would lead to selection of the candidate that would best fit our needs. Compared to doing the search ourselves we not only found this process very beneficial but cost effective as well.
Barney Conway, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Regal Cutting Tools Inc
"We had a need to recruit for a National Sales Manager to lead a very high powered and successful sales organization. This leader had to be someone that met very specific behavioral and skill attributes. We needed to hire a recruiter that had industry contacts and the experience to select candidates that fit these specific requirements. We selected DeVilling & Associates and it became apparent that they brought more than industry connections and experience. Skip DeVilling, President, brought a keen ability to listen and comprehend our needs in ways we had not thought of - He was extremely proactive with us throughout the process, consistently vetting qualified candidates with us along the way. The process moved quite quickly from start to finish. I believe Skip saved us several months of work had we attempted to manage the entire recruitment process on our own. I found the experience engaging and refreshing and I highly recommend DeVilling & Associates."
Craig Stearns – Vice President of Sales – ITW ProBrands
"I would recommend DeVilling & Associates to anyone interested finding the "right person" for any role within an organization. The commitment Skip DeVilling demonstrated to my company was world class as he also helped fill a role that was not part of our original plan. I look forward to working with Skip in the future as I am certain our employment needs will continue to grow."
Ron Nuñez, President, IBC – Industrial Supply Plus, Inc.
"I worked with Skip DeVilling, President of DeVilling & Associates on several recruiting projects. Skip is a seasoned and successful recruiter, highly professional and a pleasure to work with. Skip took a great deal of time to understand the essence of our needs and addressed them in the most efficient and complete way. Skip has extensive experience with industrial distribution as well as current trends. His insight and big picture view was invaluable in this process. I have used several recruiters over the years but Skip is different; he is a partner and a part of the team. He really added value to the recruiting process. I wholeheartedly recommend and endorse DeVilling & Associates for services related to careers and job search. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me."
Rafael Kramer - President/CEO at Steiner Industries
"DeVilling & Associates has been a great partner to Pro Staff Sales for a number of years. Not only did they deliver quality candidates, they are a tremendous cost savings to our company. Their technical sales and administrative support is greatly appreciated. Overall, DeVilling & Associates has been an asset to us in fulfilling our commitment to serve our customers. The personal service that we get from Skip DeVilling, President, has always been far above what you would expect from an Executive Placement company. Our company had "struck out" a couple of times in an attempt to hire an outside sales person in one of our territories. We then worked with Skip and he hit a "home run" with his vast experience and knowledge of the right person for the job. We would use them again and we are always confident that it will be handled professionally, quickly and completely."
Tom Fagan, Principal – Pros Staff Sales - Lawrenceville, Georgia Pro Staff Sales
"For the first time in my long business career I engaged an executive search firm to manage the process to fill our VP of Supplier Development. It's one of the best decisions I have ever made. We engaged DeVilling and Associates to do the search for us. The choice was easy since I have known Skip DeVilling for over 30 years in the various industry roles that we each have had over that time. He started his recruiting and consulting business about ten years ago. Skip screened over 80 resumes and selected about ten for us to look at and along with him we cut our selections down to 4. We held personal interviews at our office in Lockport, NY. Skip guided us throughout interview process because we haven't done that type of an in-depth interview for quite some time. The four candidates we selected for the position were excellent, which made it difficult to make the final choice. With Skip's help we completed our search in less than 60 days - a much shorter time than we expected. Skip made the process simple, efficient, and cost effective."
Dan Judge, President, NetPlus Alliance
"Skip is a very level-headed, creative thinker and a huge big-picture guy, with the knack for finding just the right answer to every problem he is presented. He connects quickly to the strategic initiative and has a great track record of finding the right talent, in the right market, when you need it. His combination of industry experience, ability to leverage social media, positive outlook, and thoroughness to complete the job the right way is terrific. Skip is a great addition to any company's team in need of new talent acquisition."
Keith Young, General Manager, Bio-Circle Inc.
"Skip is a professional extraordinaire ... he has the highest business and personal ethics and can be counted on to deliver integrity in all situations (even golf!). Skip is exceptionally well connected in the MRO and tooling industries and is considered an expert with his industry knowledge and experience. I wouldn't hesitate to refer Skip." We together collaboratively on several client projects. He is not only a well seasoned and successful recruiter, he is a very personable professional with excellent career development insight. Skip is very well versed in what a candidate needs to move forward and how to best promote their talents. In addition to his recruiting expertise, Skip is an exceptional coach and writer who has helped people in diverse industry channels and age groups. I wholeheartedly recommend and endorse Skip for support in any area related to careers and job search."
Lorie Lebert, CEO - Chief Encouragement Officer, The LORIEL Group
"Skip brings a unique view to the table. His experience on the manufacturing side and his knowledge and contact base at the distributor level make him a valuable player to have on your side. Whether you're trying to build a sales network or looking someone to help you find a key candidate for your organization Skip is someone you need to talk,
John Sonnhalter, Founder at Sonnhalter
"Energy - enthusiasm - and understanding characterize Skip. These fundamental qualities compliment his knowledge of the industry, who does what and why, and what makes a "perfect fit" for the company and the individual."
Ned Librock, President, Dynabrade
"Skip's extensive experience and relationships within the US Industrial Distribution sector have made him a unique asset in our overall market development strategy."
Ian Parkhill, President, Wera Tools Inc.
"Skip's in-depth knowledge of a variety of industries, coupled with his tremendous network, enables him to keep his finger on the pulse, finding the right solution to the problem at hand. I have worked with Skip in the past, and his "go get 'em" attitude and high energy level are contagious! His no-nonsense approach gets results, and you should get Skip"
Eric Pfeiffer, Director of Sales & Marketing, IBS Division at Hyde Tools, Inc.