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Lori Laird

Lori Laird

Louisville, Kentucky

Headhunter in the manufacturing space, long term clients, relationship builder, effective, thorough, global.

Focus
Sales Technology Operations
Hourly rate
115 USD
Avg project cost
$2,700
7 reviews
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My Recruiting Experience

Experience:
I recruit all levels of operations candidates in manufacturing from Entry Level to VP and Director Levels. I have staffed both start-up and greenfield facilities as well as very large facilities. I have recruited people for high technology processes as well as very simple ones.
Roles hired:
Operations Manager • Plant Manager • Production Manager • Materials Manager • Supply Chain • Launch Management • Tooling • Logistics • Cost Estimator • Program Manager • Quality Manager • Process Engineer Manufacturing Engineer • Health and Safety • VP • Director • President
Clients:
Tier 1 2 and 3 Automotive Suppliers • Chemical Manufacturers • Paint Manufacturers • Start-Up Companies • High Technology Plastics • Plastic Injection Molding • Blow Molding • Insert Molding • Metal Stamping • Laminated Materials • Soft Trim • Hard Trim • Interior Trim • Clean Coal Technology • Power Generation
Experience:
I recruit technical sales candidates in all areas of engineering and manufacturing as well as other non-technical sales talent in other industries.
Roles hired:
Sales Engineer • Applications Engineer • Account Manager • Key Account Manager • VP of Sales • Director of Sales • Product Manager • Sales Manager • Business Unit Manager • Innovation Manager
Clients:
Tier 1 2 and 3 Automotive Suppliers • Chemical Manufacturers • Paint Manufacturers • Start-Up Companies • High Technology Plastics • Plastic Injection Molding • Blow Molding • Insert Molding • Metal Stamping • Laminated Materials • Soft Trim • Hard Trim • Interior Trim • Clean Coal Technology • Power Generation
Experience:
I recruit all levels of engineers and other technical candidates from research and development through product launch and continued manufacturing. We place entry level up through VP, Director, and President.
Roles hired:
Design Engineer • Quality Engineer • Product Engineer • Program Engineer • Program Manager • Quality Manager • Engineering Manager • VP of Engineering • Application Engineer • Research Engineer • Product Manager • Director of Engineering • President • Process Engineer • Materials Engineer • Tooling Engineer • Manufacturing Engineer • Materials Manager • Designer
Clients:
Tier 1 2 and 3 Automotive Suppliers • Chemical Manufacturers • Paint Manufacturers • Start-Up Companies • High Technology Plastics • Plastic Injection Molding • Blow Molding • Insert Molding • Metal Stamping • Laminated Materials • Soft Trim • Hard Trim • Interior Trim • Clean Coal Technology • Power Generation

Where I work...

Physically
Louisville, Kentucky
Virtually
United States: Lapeer County, Louisville, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Iowa, Michigan, Florida, Massachusetts
Founded in 1986, Davidson Laird, Inc., has worked over the years to remain fresh and proactive! Our expertise is in partnering with organizations looking to find the best talent to position them for success. We have worked with companies based overseas to start up and develop their teams in North America as well as working to find leaders in other countries for new ventures or start up manufacturing facilities for US based clients. We enjoy great success working with medium sized growing companies with an entrepreneurial spirit seeking a specific “corporate personality” in addition to the “hard” skill sets they require. Our goal is to work with companies who fit well personally with our chemistry and work style so we can truly be a team with the same goals in mind. Our retention rates are among the highest in the industry and we work with many people we placed many years ago. It’s gratifying to watch the people we place grow along with the companies in which we have placed them. That is the true reason I am still in this business (and loving it) after twenty plus years navigating through constantly evolving markets and changing economies! Specialties: Automotive Paint Medical Device Plastics Chemical Primary functional experience includes: • Technical, Operations and Sales, from Staff Level to VP / Director / C-Level • Engineering and Manufacturing, from Design Engineer to VP / Director Level

“Lori Laird of Davidson Laird, Inc. (DL) has been providing me with qualified candidates for my professional hiring needs for nearly 19 years. Even though I changed companies, she has stayed in touch and consistently provided me with candidates to meet the specific technical and management challenges required. She makes the hassle of recruiting, verifying backgrounds and qualifications, setting up interviews, etc. much easier and more efficient. I get to focus on selecting the right person for the job. DL is a great resource to have whenever professional hiring needs arise.” Kevin Stanley, Plant Manager, Ennis Flint, Inc.

Kevin Stanley

I've worked with Lori in recruiting both engineering and technical sales positions in the past. She has been very courteous and professional to work with. She took the time to review the individuals in detail so she was only presenting good candidates matching the desired profile, saving me time. I will gladly work with her with future recruitment needs.

Rich Comer

I have worked with Lori on several placements over the years. In addition to finding us a few great hires, she has been easy to work with and very responsive to our needs.

Kevin Stanley

I have known and worked with Lori for more than 15 years from various companies and various recruiting situations. I have found her to be polite, professional, and engaging. In fact, she even remained totally professional in the face of some truly difficult circumstances...circumstances which she did not deserve. I cannot recommend her highly enough!

Larry Eberhart

I had the pleasure of working with Lori for several years. One of her traits that particularly stands out is her ability to understand the culture of our company, and extend that understanding to screening/attracting candidates that will fit. So in addition to finding the capabilities and experience sets that we were after, we also knew that candidates provided by Lori were likely to match up to our company. This resulted in the good success rate that we're all looking for.

Based on my experience, I would highly recommend working with Lori.

Mark Katterheinrich

Lori Laird is an absolute recruiting professional, able to align talent with employer needs. She communicates openly and honestly, making efficient use of both candidate and employer time, and builds the kind of credibility that cultivates enduring trust over time. I recommend Lori enthusiastically.

Jeffrey Bonello

Hello,
I have been working with Lori Laird for over twenty years at Shawmut Corporation. Not only is she a dedicated recruiter with tremendous instincts on who will be successful but is extremely friendly and personable to work with. Lori and her team took the time to visit us, meet the hiring managers, develop relationships and became an extension of my Human Resources Department. We have hired many successful professional people thru Davidson & Laird who have stayed and grown with the company. It is my pleasure to recommend working with Lori.
MaryJane Denley
VP, Human Resources
Shawmut Corporation

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Positions held:
Sr. Recruiter 1987 - current
Education:
Albion College - Albion, Michigan

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