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Detroit - Manufacturing Practice

July 2021


Welcome Back,

We have more exciting developments to share with you about the TRANSEARCH, Detroit team. But first, the following are this month's Featured Candidates and Positions.


Featured Candidates for Employers

Candidate 1: Vice President of Engineering, Detroit Based

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This candidate has a great record of success in leading global engineering teams and has broad automotive product area experience. This individual has led advance engineering and R and D as well as current product development. This candidate has experience both at working for an OEM as well as the Tier level. Their preference is to stay in Michigan but would consider the southeast for the right opportunity. This candidate has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Email for more details or call +1-313-887-8300 ext. 102.

Candidate 2: Senior In-house Legal Counsel, USA

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This candidate has a very broad legal generalist background and experience and has directly touched on many areas of law including employment, IP, commercial, contracts, corporate, litigation, and more. This individual has experience working for two large manufacturers, one in the consumer products area and one in automotive and military. This candidate can relocate anywhere in the USA for the right opportunity but has lived in Arizona, Michigan, and Ohio. They also have family in NC and GA. This candidate is a JD from a top 25 USA school. Email for more details or call +1-313-887-8300 ext. 102.


Featured Positions for Job Seekers

Position 1: Director of Operations

We are still in great need for an operations leader to lead a team of 3 plant managers in the NAFTA region. This is an automotive parts supplier and the person will have full responsibility for operational excellence, safety, quality, delivery, and cost for these three sizable plants (1800 associates in total). The successful candidate will have a background of casting or diecasting or investment casting, along with a deep experience in the automotive industry and related manufacturing best practices. The company is an outstanding organization, committed to providing the best products direct to the OEM market. Email or call +1-313-887-8300 ex.102 for more info.


Big news at TRANSEARCH, Detroit this month

Big news at TRANSEARCH, Detroit this month: Jacklyn Bezaire promoted to Global Director of Market Intelligence and Elliott Duda promoted to Director of Project Execution.

For the last five years, Jacklyn has held the position of Manager of Market Intelligence and Media and has managed the research for countless international searches. She has also managed the resources and tools for all of our projects.

Our Senior Partner, Mark Thibodeau said, “Jacklyn is amazing and I would put Jacklyn up against any research professional in our industry in the world”. He went on to say that “Jacklyn is a rock and has proven her ability to deliver time and time again. Her combination of intelligence, work ethic, and ability to work as part of a team makes her the perfect candidate to lead other Research Managers.”

Elliott Duda started with our firm as a fulfillment manager and was promoted to practice manager for our Retail and Aftermarket practice in 2019. In Elliott’s new role he will be responsible for all search execution across all practice areas and directly manage, hire, and train all fulfillment managers.

Thibodeau said, “This is a role for Elliott that will take full advantage of his experience and education and it might be the most critical role for the firm to achieve our mission over the next 5 years.” Congratulations to both Elliott and Jacklyn!


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