Heidrick & Struggles Names Head of Automotive Practice in the Americas

August 20, 2015 – Former Russell Reynolds Associates recruiter Gregg McDonald has joined Heidrick & Struggles’ Atlanta office where he will serve as a partner in the firm’s industrial search practice and head its automotive sector in the Americas.

Mr. McDonald brings recruiting experience serving a wide variety of clients including Fortune 500, mid-cap public companies, and private equity & venture-backed organizations. He has helped build leadership teams in multiple sectors including automotive, industrial, plastics, chemicals and energy. Previously, Mr. McDonald was co-leader of the global automotive practice and a member of the digital transformation practice at Russell Reynolds Associates. There, he assisted companies in finding digital leaders to transform their businesses, using technologies such as connected vehicles, smart-grid connectivity and the Internet of Things. Before entering the recruiting industry, his experience included eight years at General Electric and seven years with Ford Motor Company.

“Gregg is an outstanding addition to our firm and our industrial practice,” said Bo Herbst, regional managing partner, global industrial practice at Heidrick & Struggles. “The combination of his search experience and work as an executive at world-class industrial companies provides him with the insights to serve as a particularly effective leadership advisor to our clients.”

Heidrick’s automotive practice serves every global region, from emerging markets in China, India, Russia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, to the more developed markets of the U.S., Europe and Japan. The firm has vertical experience in a number of related industry sectors, including automotive manufacturers, commercial vehicle manufacturers, automotive and commercial vehicle parts manufacturers, service providers to the automotive industry, automotive and commercial vehicle dealerships as well as aftermarket / retail parts and services.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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