Blue Rock Search Recruits Global Head of Talent Acquisition for Cummins

October 27, 2023 – Blue Rock Search has assisted in the recruitment of Basant Pandey as global head of talent acquisition for Cummins. “Blue Rock Search was pleased to partner with Cummins on their search for their global head of talent acquisition,” said Ruben Moreno, HR & diversity practice leader and founding partner at Blue Rock Search. “Remaining competitive in today’s talent marketplace requires a forward-thinking strategy, a growth mindset, and a leader capable of driving these results. Basant Pandey brings decades of talent acquisition experience and considerable global leadership expertise to his new role at Cummins, and we look forward to seeing his exceptional abilities contribute to the company’s goals and success.”

Mr. Pandey brings global experience in talent acquisition, executive recruiting, and resourcing to his new role, with a track record of building and leading high-performing, global teams while forging strong relationships with stakeholders and company leaders. He has country talent acquisition leadership experience in India, Singapore, and China.

Mr. Pandey joins Cummins after seven years with Goodyear Tire and Rubber, the last six of which were spent as the global head of executive recruiting. In this position, he provided highly consultative and strategic end to end global executive recruitment capability to support senior leadership hiring across all Goodyear divisions. Before that, Mr. Pandey was area talent acquisition director, Asia Pacific and Japan, for Abbott Laboratories. During his career, he has also held senior roles with Covidien (Tyco Healthcare), AMEC, and GE Capital.

Cummins is a global power provider committed to powering a more prosperous world through three global corporate responsibility priorities: education, environment, and equality of opportunity. Its complementary business segments design, manufacture, distribute, and service a broad portfolio of power solutions. Cummins serves its customers online, through a network of company-owned and independent distributor locations, and through thousands of dealer locations worldwide.

Minority/Female-Owned Executive Search Firm

Blue Rock Search is a 100 percent minority/female-owned executive search firm. As a member of the SRA Network, the firm is also a Hunt Scanlon HR/Diversity Recruiting Power 65 recruiter. The firm’s consultants specialize in the targeted identification, assessment, and placement of executives across four distinct practice areas: human resources, franchising, customer experience, and operational excellence. Blue Rock’s processes, technology, tools, and search methodology are designed to flex to the needs of its clients.

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Mr. Moreno leads the Blue Rock HR executive search practice specializing in the identification, assessment, recruitment, and onboarding of chief HR officers and their teams. As a subject matter expert and specialized executive recruiter, he has been dedicated to partnering with his clients to identify, assess, and recruit the best human resources leadership talent available for over 12 years.

Blue Rock Search Recruits Global Head of DEI for Papa John’s
Blue Rock Search has assisted in the recruitment of Candace Barnes as the new vice president, global head of DEI of Papa John’s. “Blue Rock was pleased to work with Papa Johns on the search to identify their vice president, global head of DEI,” said Ruben Moreno, founder and HR practice leader at Blue Rock Search. “Our team, led by Colin Boggess, understands the significance of having an experienced, dedicated leader as the driving force of an effective, multifaceted DEI function. Candace Barnes brings over 15 years of experience in DEI and a proven history of building effective, diverse teams, and we look forward to seeing her share her knowledge and experience to support Papa John’s’ continued success.”

Nancy Estep-Critchett is founder and executive search practice leader franchise and RPO with oversight of the franchise practice. She has 30 years of successful working experience as a business advisor and executive recruiter in the franchising space. Ms. Estep-Critchett has built solid relationships which have spanned decades with industry professionals and internationally brands.

Recent Alliance

Blue Rock Search has been selected to handle recruitment process outsourcing for White Drive North America. “Blue Rock is proud to partner with White Drive as their RPO services provider,” said Mr. Moreno. “Our approach is designed to make the whole recruiting process, from position opening to onboarding and beyond, seamless and positive for companies and candidates alike, with our core philosophy of ‘relationships built to last’ as the foundation. We look forward to working with White Drive to fill critical roles, achieve growth, and accomplish overall organizational goals.

In a highly competitive talent market, companies like White Drive are increasingly turning to RPO to best locate, attract, and retain high-quality, in-demand talent. Blue Rock handles RPO as an extension of clients’ teams, developing scalable talent acquisition models designed for each unique market and needs. “Our recruiting expertise allows clients to get the results they need, including excellent candidate quality and improved retention, without overwhelming their internal teams,” Blue Rock Search said.

Part of the Interpump Group, White Drive Motors & Steering has its North American headquarters in Hopkinsville, KY. The company is a global provider of motor and steering hydraulic solutions that power the evolution of some of the most challenging applications across the globe.

Related: Blue Rock Acquires ReCreation’s Executive Search Practice 

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; and Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media


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