“Stiles Associates understands the Lean culture and is intimately connected with the Lean manufacturing community. Over the past 14 years, they have helped us build a team of experts who offer the unique experience and character our clients require. Our business depends on the quality of our constultants, which is why we depend on Stiles Associates.” – Anand Sharma, President & CEO, TBM Consulting Group


“What I most respect about Stiles Associates is that they get close to our organization in order to really understand what we are trying to accomplish. As a result, they are incredibly efficient–they don’t waste time with off-target candidates and I am always impressed by the talent they send me. We are only looking for high-end experts and Stiles Associates knows those experts.” – Darryl Greene, Executive Director of Continuous Improvement, The Cleveland Clinic


“The professionals at Stiles Associates understand Lean and know the people who practice it. They are the leaders in recruiting talented and experienced Lean executives.” – Art Byrne, Partner at J.W. Childs Associates, L.P. (former CEO of The Wiremold Company)


“It has been a priviledge working with Stiles Associates over the past ten years. Their hard work has helped to build a large and highly capable lean team that has in turn helped to dramatically improve the manufacturing operations of a global client base.” – John Beakes, Executive Vice President, GP Strategies (formerly General Physics Corp.)


“I cannot say enough about the professionalism I have experienced working with Stiles Associates and the way they treat clients and candidates, and I have been on both sides. They honestly want what’s best for the client. They are very connected to the cream of the crop in terms of Lean expertise and this has always saved me time on wasted candidates. Stiles Associates is a class act.” – Rob Pierson, Vice President of Operations, GrafTech


“I have worked with Stiles Associates for almost 20 years with two different organizations. They have consistently delivered and exceeded my expectationsacting as a partner and helping us achieve our global business objectives.” – Gary Brooks, President & CEO, Esselte Corp.


“I have had the pleasure of working with Stiles Associates for over 10 years. For the last two years, while I led the Process Improvement practice for Accenture Management Consulting in North America, I have leveraged their team to help me find distinctive Lean talent. Stiles Associates has a very in-depth understanding of this market and deep relationships that enable them to find the perfect talent to compliment any organization. On a personal level, my trust in them was cemented during my personal job search five years ago. Throughout my career, when I think about Lean talent, I will always look to Stiles Associates to fill my top-tier talent needs.” – Larry Oglesby, Managing Director, Accenture


“We recently interviewed a series of recruiters to help with a critical VP-level search. We included Stiles Associates because we were intrigued by their focus on the Lean manufacturing process. What impressed me most about the firm is their obvious understanding of the operational needs of global manufacturing companies. During the search they took the time to understand our company and our unique challenges and were able to translate that understanding into a clear candidate profile. We were thrilled with the caliber of candidates they presented and the eventual hire.” – Ed Urquhart, CEO, Vernay


“I have had the opportunity to work with Stiles Associates both as a client looking for an employee and as someone who was recruited by them. I have used several organizations to help build leadership teams during my career and the team at Stiles is outstanding. Everyone on their team moves quickly after taking the time to understand our culture and skills we are looking for. Stiles Associates is resourceful and able to locate excellent matches for a position. While I was being recruited, I also found the communication to be honest and timely. I would highly recommend their services.” – Daniel J. Rondeau, President & CEO, Femco Machine Company


“Over the course of my career I have had the opportunity to work with many recruitment firms. Of all of the firms I have worked with Stiles Associates is always my first choice in finding the most talented people in the market place. I was able to see their relentless pursuit of finding the right candidate for their clients first hand as they recruited me to a Senior position for a Fortune 500 company. My interviews were in person, intense, detailed, ensuring my skills and personality would be a match for the client.

As a potential candidate for a critical position, they always represented their client in the most positive light, kept me engaged and excited about the opportunity, were personal and professional as they kept me up to date on their client’s position. From this experience I learned that when it was time for me to attract great candidates to my business, this was exactly the kind of recruiting firm I wanted to represent me and our company.

Stiles Associates has always been very thorough in presenting me with good candidates from the very beginning which seems to always shorten our search time. I have called upon Stiles and Associates when I was in Europe, and because of their global connections they were able to help me make a major hire in Germany.

If you are looking for someone who is especially qualified in any area of your business requiring Lean Expertise, Stiles Associates has been recruiting for this skill set for years and have a knack for finding those who know how to truly execute. I believe in this group strongly enough that I feel comfortable enough in giving out my phone number. Feel free to call if I can help answer any questions you might have.” – Doug Friesen, SVP Terex Business System