August 13, 2009 – Boyden has added William Ward as a managing director in the firm's global industrial and consumer practices. Mr. Ward will be based in Chicago and will work closely with Trina Gordon, chairman of Boyden World Corporation and managing director, Boyden Chicago. Mr. Ward's clients have included Advance Auto Parts, CH Robinson Worldwide, Cooper Tire and Rubber, Dover Corporation, Hershey, Lubrizol and Pro-Build. He has managed recruiting assignments for CEOs, COOs, general managers and functional heads of manufacturing, supply chain, packaging, finance and sales & marketing. Mr. Ward brings Boyden more than two decades of professional services experience, including his most recent tenure with another leading international search firm. Prior to his career in executive search, Mr. Ward served in a variety of sales management roles with Oracle Corporation where he was responsible for strategic accounts in the automotive and industrial sectors. Before joining Oracle, he was a partner with Andersen Consulting (currently Accenture) where he advised large multinational organizations on manufacturing and supply chain issues. "Bill is a great addition to Boyden's global team in bringing our Fortune 500 clients premier leadership," said Ms. Gordon. "Today companies are demanding the very best executives and Bill's experience in highly competitive sectors such as manufacturing and consumer products will be a boost when overseeing the most challenging engagements." Founded in 1946, Boyden is an executive search firm with more than 70 offices in 40 countries.
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