Since Chartwell’s inception in 2005, its Industrial Executive Search Practice has been at the forefront of assisting industrial companies recruit and retain leaders who can effectively navigate businesses through an ever changing, global economy. From the country’s largest automobile manufacturer, to a $30 million packaging innovator, Chartwell’s Industrial Practice successfully serves a highly diverse Client base of market leaders, spanning multiple sectors of industrial America.

Today, industrial companies face digital and technological disruptions that are changing the way products are made, sourced, and distributed. This transformation makes it even more critical to identify, engage and recruit talented executives who understand the implications, and can lead effectively in this new era.

Chartwell serves large, mid-cap, and small public companies, as well as the portfolio companies of private equity firms. In addition to our extensive experience working with public companies, Chartwell has developed considerable expertise in serving the unique needs of private, employee-owned, family-owned, and family-run manufacturing businesses. The majority of our assignments focus on finding talent that can lead transformational change.

Chartwell recruits best-in-class talent from within – and from outside of – our Clients’ industries. We serve Clients across many industrial sectors, including:

• Automotive and transportation equipment • Engineered electrical products • Packaging • Aerospace & defense • Wholesale distribution • Metals, specialty materials & chemicals

Our highly accomplished search executives lead Chartwell’s

Industrial Executive Search

Practice. Our practice leaders possess over 40 years of collective experience, gained both at the largest, global search firms and at Chartwell, and spanning more than 400 executive search assignments. Our approach combines a disciplined, objective search process with a keen and in-depth understanding of our Client’s culture to ensure the candidate’s fit and long-term success.  We partner closely with our Clients to identify, evaluate and recruit diverse, innovative leaders with the strategic and operational skills required to be successful in today’s hyper-competitive market and, importantly, in our Clients’ unique cultures.

Chartwell’s Industrial Executive Search Practice combines the professionalism, process, and wide reach of a large search firm, with the flexibility, speed and hands-on intimacy of a boutique – providing our Clients with the best of both. Our hands-on, team approach, working closely with our Clients, allows us to thoroughly understand their culture and needs, while we leverage our deep industry and functional knowledge of candidates and the marketplace.

  • Chief Executive Officer$1B NYSE diversified industrial manufacturer

  • Chief Financial Officer$3B NYSE specialty chemicals manufacturer

  • Chief Financial Officer, Supply Chain$155B NYSE automotive manufacturer

  • Chief Operating Officer$600M employee-owned manufacturer of private label food and food packaging

  • Executive Vice President, Sales & Operations $400M industrial distributor

  • Vice President & Division General Manager, Aerospace $4B NYSE diversified electronics manufacturer