We are expert manufacturing recruiters and operations recruiters. For nearly 20 years, The Avery Point Group has been a trusted top Atlanta based executive search firm specializing in manufacturing recruitment and operations recruitment. We are Executive Search Catalysts for Change™, dedicated to helping companies like yours identify, assess, and recruit top-tier manufacturing and operations transformation leaders. We leverage our vast network and focus on transformation talent for executive roles (CXO, COO, SVP, VP, and Director), plant management, value stream management, production and operations management, finance, human resources, quality, and EH&S.
Leveraging our partners’ extensive corporate executive experience, totaling over half a century, we possess the industry knowledge and expertise to identify and recruit manufacturing and operations professionals who can provide your company with a true competitive advantage. As an executive search firm, we have a proven track record of placing transformational operations and manufacturing leaders who excel in enhancing safety, quality, delivery, and cost (SQDC) across the value stream. Unlike other manufacturing recruiters and operations recruiters, our recruitment process integrates our partners’ deep global Fortune 500 executive industry leadership experience into how we identify, assess, and recruit candidates. We go beyond traditional headhunting; our seasoned partners bring hands-on management leadership experience to the table, delivering unmatched value, industry insight, and successful recruitment outcomes.
Our firm provides recruiting services for a diverse range of industry sectors and functions within manufacturing, distribution, logistics, private equity, and transactionally focused service-based companies nationwide. We are committed to exceeding your critical-to-quality (CTQ) expectations by providing high-quality retained and contingent executive search services. As true subject matter experts, we possess the recruiting expertise and qualifications to find, assess, and recruit highly qualified transformational operations and manufacturing leadership talent.
Our partners have a deep background and experience in Lean, Six Sigma, digitization/smart factory transformation, executive operations, supply chain leadership, and staffing. Having held senior-level global director, VP, and executive leadership positions in manufacturing, operations, and transactionally focused Fortune 500 businesses, they possess unparalleled industry insights to help companies like yours find highly qualified candidates. With a global perspective derived from managing operations and driving manufacturing transformation initiatives across Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia, and North America, we have the industry background to understand what it takes to succeed in today’s competitive, interconnected, and complex global economy.
We are recognized as subject matter experts and industry thought leaders. Our firm has been featured in numerous publications, including 8 books and over 50 industry-leading trade journals and magazines. Over the past two decades, we have earned the trust of over 100 industry-leading clients across 18 diverse industry sectors, providing exceptional executive search and headhunting services for their operations talent and manufacturing talent needs. Your Operations and Manufacturing Transformation Success Starts Here™.
According to a recent manufacturing and supply chain industry survey, only 67% of U.S. manufacturing executives report that their operations have the right talent to achieve world-class manufacturing status.
Where does your business stand?
According to a recent manufacturing and supply chain industry survey, more than 29% of U.S. manufacturing executives sighted that they don’t have the right development programs in place to achieve world-class manufacturing status.
Where does your business stand?
As Executive Search Catalysts for Change™, our expert operations and manufacturing executive recruiters are focused on helping companies like yours overcome today’s transformation challenges. We specialize in finding top operations and manufacturing leadership talent with the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to optimize and transform their respective functions into high-performing teams delivering world-class performance. With our deep executive industry experience, we understand the complexities of these various functional areas and recruit industry-leading professionals who can streamline operations, drive efficiency, and deliver measurable world-class results. From leveraging advanced digital technologies to driving continuous improvement initiatives, the operations and manufacturing transformation leaders we recruit are equipped to drive value creation and generate a competitive advantage for your organization.
Operations and manufacturing recruitment experts focused on top transformation leadership talent for critical positions at the CXO, COO, SVP, VP, and Director levels across various functions, such as production management, operations management, quality management, process management, human resource management (HR), finance management, and EHS (Environmental, Health, and Safety).
Plant management industry recruiters for transformation operational leaders with the skills, experience, and strategic mindset necessary to drive safety, quality, delivery, and cost (SQDC). We also focus on recruiting general management leaders who can provide visionary leadership, foster innovation, and steer the organization toward growth and success.
Production management manufacturing recruiters for transformation operational leaders who know how to implement Lean methodologies, drive productivity improvements, and ensure operational efficiency. We also focus on recruiting value stream leaders who can eliminate waste, enhance value delivery, and optimize processes.
Process engineering management recruiters for transformation leaders who know how to optimize workflows and drive process improvements. We also focus on recruiting maintenance management leaders who know how to ensure equipment reliability, oversee preventive maintenance strategies, and drive innovation in maintenance practices.
Quality management recruiters for transformation leaders who know how to establish rigorous standards, implement quality management systems, and foster a culture of excellence. We also focus on recruiting quality leaders who know how to develop robust protocols and drive Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement.
Human resource management recruiters for transformation leaders who know how to oversee employee relations, talent acquisition, and performance management. We also focus on recruiting human resource leaders who possess strong interpersonal skills, a deep understanding of labor laws and regulations, and the ability to drive positive employee engagement within a transformational context.
Finance management recruiters for transformation leaders who have a unique combination of financial acumen, strategic thinking, and the ability to drive process improvements and transformation within their finance roles. We also focus on recruiting finance leaders who possess the expertise to identify and capitalize on opportunities for cost optimization, process efficiency, and business growth.
EHS (Environmental, Health, and Safety) management recruiters for transformation leaders who bring a unique combination of technical expertise, regulatory knowledge, and the ability to drive culture change and continuous improvement in EH&S practices. By leveraging their transformation leadership skills, these EH&S leaders enable organizations to become world-class performers from a compliance perspective and safety standpoint.
As a top manufacturing recruitment and operations recruitment firm, our executive search process is geared toward supporting private equity firms and their portfolio companies in their search for executives (COO, SVP, VP, and Director), plant management, value stream management, production and operations management, finance, human resources, quality, and EH&S transformation leadership talent. Over the course of almost 20 years of operations and manufacturing executive search, we have developed a track record as recruitment specialists for delivering sought-after strategic leadership talent and highly qualified candidates who know how to create value and transform operations and manufacturing value streams into high-performing organizations. Unlike other generalist operations and manufacturing recruitment firms, we know that creating value and maximizing returns within your private equity portfolio companies requires leadership talent and teams with a solid ability to diagnose, analyze, and execute quickly on opportunities to maximize the business’s return potential while mitigating risk.
We understand that it is essential to find transformational private equity leadership talent who can manage the demanding expectations of financial investors and PE boards while steering their organization’s operations and manufacturing teams to succeed in today’s increasingly time-sensitive global economy.
As top manufacturing recruiters and operations recruiters, our headhunting services are focused on filling functional leadership positions with transformation leadership candidates who understand how important their roles are to setting the tone for success in any organization that strives to achieve world-class performance. These critical operations and manufacturing functional transformation leaders are responsible for ensuring proper systems and processes are in place to drive productivity and efficiency, promote best practices, set high standards for quality, and create a culture that motivates teams to strive for excellence.
We are focused on finding operations and manufacturing functional leadership talent that knows how to communicate the organization’s strategy and goals, appropriately prioritize action items, hold team members accountable for results, and instill a culture of respect, dedication, and collaboration throughout their functional departments and value streams.
As a leading manufacturing recruitment and operations recruitment firm, our executive search services are geared toward filling functional leadership positions with transformation leadership candidates who take a holistic and practical approach to leverage traditional continuous improvement and operational excellence (OpEx) with today’s Smart Factory and digital technology. It is especially critical that these leaders possess the ability to effectively integrate and leverage Lean, Six Sigma, Business Intelligence (BI), and Industry 4.0 strategies through a combination of data analytics, process engineering, automation, IIoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, and other emerging digital technologies to realize their collective potential to drive breakthrough world-class results fully.
We are focused on finding operations and manufacturing industry transformation leaders that know how to integrate Lean, Six Sigma, Business Intelligence (BI), and Industry 4.0 with proven leadership to help your organization close the performance gap between current process capabilities and world-class performance.
As top manufacturing recruiters and operations recruiters, our staffing services are focused on filling functional leadership positions with transformation leadership candidates who know how vital their roles are to establishing a culture of respect and continuous improvement as leaders. The right operations and manufacturing leaders understand the critical importance of setting a clear vision for their functional teams, keeping them laser-focused on achieving world-class performance in safety, quality, cost, and delivery (SQDC). These transformation leaders also understand that to be genuinely effective, Lean, Six Sigma, and continuous improvement initiatives must be fully embedded into the company’s operating culture so employees can collaborate to generate sustainable results.
We are focused on finding operations and manufacturing industry transformation leaders who understand the principles of employee engagement, talent development, collaboration, gemba walks, leadership standard work, lean daily management, and leadership by example are critical to driving world-class performance.
True Transformation Thought Leaders & Industry Experts
As a result of our contributions and meaningful industry impact, we have been featured in 8 books and acknowledged in more than 50 industry-leading trade journals and magazine articles. Our expertise as an industry thought leader has positioned us to be your trusted source for industry and transformation leadership talent.
Over Half a Century of Combined Business Transformation Executive Industry Leadership Experince
Timothy Noble is the president & managing partner of The Avery Point Group. Mr. Noble has over 30 years of executive leadership experience in business transformation, manufacturing operations, supply chain management, distribution, and executive search. Throughout his career he has been consistently promoted and has held senior level executive band roles in major Fortune 500 companies like General Electric (GE) and The Stanley Works (SWK – now known as Stanley Black and Decker). As a GE trained Master Black Belt and Shingijutsu trained Lean executive, Mr. Noble has extensive transformation experience applying Lean, Six Sigma, and digital transformation globally.
Prior to starting the Avery Point Group in 2004, Noble was the Global Operations Executive for Stanley-Bostitch, the second-largest division of The Stanley Works . In that role, he had full operational leadership responsibility for 8 plants and over 1,900 employees with operations throughout North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and Asia, supporting revenue of just under $1.0 Billion.
Yvonne Hite is a partner and board advisor at The Avery Point Group. Ms. Hite has over 30 years of executive-level leadership experience in manufacturing, financial services, Lean Six Sigma, and executive search. Throughout her career, she has been consistently promoted and has held senior-level executive roles in major Fortune 500 companies like General Electric (GE), Bank of America (BAC) and The Stanley Works (SWK – now known as Stanley Black and Decker). As an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Bank of America Certified Master Black Belt, and Shingijutsu trained Lean executive, Ms. Hite has extensive experience leading Lean, Six Sigma, and digital transformation initiatives on a global scale. Ms. Hite was also one of GE Lighting’s first female Executive Band plant managers in its over one-hundred-year history.
Before her career move into executive search, Ms. Hite was a Senior Vice President with Bank of America, where she led the Trust Services Operation for the Southeast with responsibility for over 8,300 client accounts and over $1.3B in assets under management (AUM).