Brooke Chase Associates Recruits HR Leader for Wellborn Cabinet

December 4, 2020 – Joseph McElmeel, chairman and CEO of Sarasota, FL-based executive recruiter Brooke Chase Associates, has announced that his firm helped place Lisa Mahon as director of human resources for Wellborn Cabinet in Ashland, AL. Richard Mohrman led the assignment.

With extensive experience in human resource management, Ms. Mahon most recently held the position of senior human resources manager – manufacturing with H-E-B.  Prior to that, she held positions of increasing scope and responsibility with Snyder’s-Lance in plant and regional human resources leadership. Ms. Mahon is certified in human resources management with Villanova University.

As the director of human resources, Ms. Mahon will oversee, proactively develop and implement creative and best practices programs in human resources, compliance, and wage and benefits. She will function as a business advisor to senior management at Wellborn Cabinet regarding key organizational and human resource management issues.

A well-established, vertically integrated manufacturer of semi-custom cabinetry, Wellborn Cabinet, came from humble beginnings in the early 1960s to become the kitchen and bath cabinet manufacturer it is today. According to Zippia, Wellborn Cabinet has1,207 employees and an annual revenue of $308.6 million.

Since it started in 1980, Brooke Chase Associates has grown into an international boutique retained executive search firm. It specializes in the identification, recruitment, evaluation and placement of building materials, kitchen and bath, plumbing and HVAC professionals. The firm has additional offices in Chicago and Knoxville, TN.

Mr. McElmeel has served as the firm’s CEO since he founded Brooke Chase Associates and is responsible for developing and maintaining the vision and direction of the company. He seeks business opportunities and strategic alliances with other companies and organizations and oversees marketing, production, research, recruitment, finance and client development.

Extensive Client List

Mr. McElmeel has recruited for such companies as: Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath, Jacuzzi Spas, Jacuzzi Singapore, Black & Decker, Ryobi, Jacobs Chuck, Rinnai, HydroSystems, Danaher, Norcraft, Masco (MAS), Interlake Steel, H.D. Hudson, Valspar, Price Pfizer, Moen, Intellihot, Kohler, ACPI, Canyon Creek Cabinet Company, Forte Group, Fabuwood, John Wieland Homes, Kentucky Trailer, Hansgrohe, Wellborn Cabinets, Cal Door, Sussman Automatic, CNC Cabinets, Bath & Kitchen Buying Group, Cohen Communications, Timberland Cabinets, Reliance World Wide, McLain Fogg Corp. and Mr. Steam. Mr. McElmeel’s involvement in the recruiting industry and community is extensive, having served as four-term chairman of the National Association of Executive Recruiters Inc., managing director of the Executives Recruiters Roundtable and chairman of the Professional Committee of  the Executives Club of Chicago.

Mr. Mohrman has been with Brooke Chase since 2005 and is responsible for developing and managing client relations, conducting executive searches, and leading internal projects to improve Brooke Chase processes and infrastructure. He has recruited in a wide variety of product categories, with a primary focus on cabinetry and wood products. Mr. Mohrman has recruited for such companies as: ACPI, Cal Door, Canyon Creek Cabinets, Clarion Industries, ECMD, Franke, Jacuzzi Luxury Bath, Kentucky Trailer, Norcraft, MJB Wood Group, Wellborn Forest Products and many others.

“For over 39 years, Brooke Chase Associates retained executive search services have helped companies build powerful world class organizations. We focus on finding the best fit to create a long term solution,” said Mr. McElmeel. “We know the players in kitchen cabinets, plumbing, HVAC and related industries.”

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

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