Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Service Shop Manager - Transportation Accessory Products - Akron, Ohio area

We are initiating a search for a Service Shop Manager who will report to the new General Manager at this location.

Service Shop Manager - Transportation Accessory Products
Akron, Ohio Area

Reporting Relationships:
This position will have Corporate reporting to Vice President of Operations (off-site – Indianapolis, IN). This position will be responsible for staff located in the Akron area, including inventory control and production / installation technicians (5-10 employees). Will be a peer to Inside Sales Rep located on-site.

Position Charter
This role will be responsible for developing and operating a “world-class” regional service operation for the installation of product on semi-trailers and dump bodies. Product will be provided for installation from company manufacturing locations; hands-on Shop Manager will ensure adequate kit & spare parts inventory is maintained and on-time delivery of a high-quality installation satisfies our customers.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
• Employee Management – Safety and handbook policy adherence; training, development and accountability
• Customer Service – Competitive lead times maintained along with on-time / high-quality installs
• Inventory Management
• Expense Management – Material, labor and supplies meet budget

The position offers a competitive compensation package including benefits (vacation, medical, dental, 401k)

The Candidate
Professional Qualifications
• 5+ years within the transportation / trailer industry (ideally with knowledge of tarping systems & installation)
• Strong mechanical aptitude; direct experience working on trailers and/or dump bodies
• Supervisory experience within a small, service-oriented operation

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Attributes
• Track record of, and commitment to, providing exceptional customer service
• Knowledge of industry and operational processes including mechanical assembly, welding, fabric sealing, sheet metal fabrication
• Knowledge of trailer tarping products and installation requirements; clever and resourceful to work through the challenges that arise
• Demonstrated ability to lead people and obtain results; ability to select / hire and train is critical as a team for this operation must be assessed and built
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to effectively present information to management, customers, and employees

Desired personal traits
• Change agent and teacher – an individual who can teach others, shape a culture and infuse a passion for new ideas and doing things differently; a catalyst to get things done
• Strong work ethic; committed to achieving quality results and taking care of the customer
• A passion for this industry; a desire to win and grow market share
• Results-oriented; appropriately assertive, positive and action-oriented; has a sense of urgency in achieving goals and objectives
• A style and presence that gains immediate credibility by being knowledgeable and by treating people with respect; willingness to be “hands-on” and support any area of the organization when needed to satisfy our customers
• Integrity at all times, including conducting business in a fair and ethical manner.


Base salary and performance bonus commensurate with experience. Full benefits package includes Major Medical, Life, Dental, and 401K with matching.


Founded in the 1940s, the company has more than tripled in size and sales in the last decade. This growth is due to a renewed focus on market opportunities and continued development of innovative products. The company holds many patents and 13 trademarks on its products in the US and five in Canada. In January 2005, the company opened a new, state-of-the-art headquarters and manufacturing facility in Indianapolis. This position is based in their Streetsboro, Ohio plant.

As the company manages and prepares for continued growth, the organization is adding several new positions and planning to develop and implement new manufacturing systems. While continuing to be the leader in custom, value-added products, the company intends to implement lean manufacturing systems throughout its operation to maximize efficiency and throughput.

If you or someone that you know is interested in this opportunity, please contact Steve Fero at srfero@csgsearch.com or (317) 466-9740 ext 13. Or you may contact John Wolfe at ext. 20.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Investment Management Practice Leader - Indy HQ Institution

This is a ground floor opportunity for a seasoned investment management professional to build a team and business unit for a well-established financial institution headquartered in Indianapolis. We have been retained to identify and recruit potential leaders for this growth opportunity with a hiring decision to be made on a short time table, in April 2010.

We are looking for an experienced investment professional with a track record of successful strategic plan development and implementation, new business development, team building and recruitment, and a demonstrated track record of exceeding goals and objectives.

This position offers a six figure salary plus uncapped bonus based upon business unit profitability.

Currently, an investment management business unit exists with a broker dealer relationship and has been in-place for 25 years although sparingly staffed and representing only 3% of the institution's total assets. This Indianapolis headquartered institution has a 50 year Indianapolis metropolitan area marketplace presence with 9 retail locations offering a wide range of business and consumer banking products and services.

For more information or a job description, please email or call Steve Fero at:

srfero@csgsearch.com or (317) 466-9740 x13

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Vice President, Loan Review Manager - Indianapolis Headquartered National Bank

Vice President &
Loan Review Manager
Indianapolis Headquartered National Ban

The incumbent is accountable for supervising the loan review process and for reviewing, examining and rating the Bank’s loan portfolio in order to protect the Bank’s loan assets from loss and ensure the quality of loans and compliance with applicable procedures, laws, and regulations. The incumbent provides the highest quality of service to every customer.

Essential Functions:
•Examine, analyze and assign loan ratings to all credit relationships with aggregate debt over prescribed limit and other selected loans in order to determine loan quality in accordance with Bank policy, regulatory guidelines and OCC examinations. Findings from these reviews are are provided to the Loan Policy Committee and individual loan officers.
•Oversee the timely and accurate compilation and preparation of various reports in order to keep the Loan Policy Committee and Bank management informed of loan and credit quality.
•Prepare recommendations to the CEO for approval of accrual status changes, charge-offs, and grade changes, as appropriate per Loan Policy.
•Non-voting member of the Loan Committee and Classified Credit Review Committee
•Perform a quarterly analysis of the loan and lease losses reserve in accordance with Bank policy and regulatory guidelines in order to ensure the adequacy of the Bank’s allowance for loan and lease losses.
•Supervise and provide effective training of subordinate personnel in order to develop and maintain a highly motivated and productive staff.
•Develop and maintain a personal program for maintaining an adequate level of knowledge in loan review matters, management techniques and personal skills and demonstrate personal and interpersonal behavior, attitude, judgment, communication and initiative with customers and employees in order to ensure an acceptable degree of performance.

Additional Responsibilities
•May serve on various Bank committees.
•Special projects as assigned by the First Vice President & Chief Credit Officer.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills
•Bachelor’s degree in finance or business or equivalent educational experience.
•Knowledge of government regulations, Bank policy and required documentation regarding loans.
•Abiliity to communicate effectively with loan officers regarding the results of the review process.
•Skill in recognizing loan documentation deficiencies
•Skill in determining the credit worthiness of borrower.
•Three years of experience in loan review and a background in financial statement analysis
•High degreee of accuracy and attention to detail
•Ability to interpret and analyze data
•Ability to organize and prioritize tasks
•High level computer proficiency

Physical Requirements:
•This position requires frequent sitting

Equipment Used
•Computer, printer, telephone, fax machine, and photocopier.

Supervisory Requirements
•This position does have direct supervisory responsibilities.

Working Conditions
•Office environment

Quietly one of the fastest equity growth banks in Indiana and the US. While growth has been in double digits for over a decade, the working environment is professional, but laid back and family oriented. The organization is still small enough to know everyone on a first name basis, from the President to the Tellers. The bank is focused on personal, relationship oriented service to small-middle market business and wealth management clients.