October 6, 2014 – Heidrick & Struggles has added John Davidson as a partner in the firm's global industrial practice where he will serve clients in the aviation and transportation sector. He will be based in Chicago. During his 16-year executive search career, Mr. Davidson has specialized in senior-level search assignments across the airline, general and business aviation, aircraft leasing and cargo sectors. He was previously managing director at boutique search firm Allegis Partners where he led the transportation practice there. Prior to that he was with Stanton Chase International and Lake Forrest Executive Search. "John is an excellent addition to Heidrick & Struggles. His expansive experience serving the leadership needs of the aviation sector is a tremendous complement to our global team," said Bo Herbst, managing partner, industrial practice, North America. Heidrick & Struggles is a provider of senior-level executive search and leadership advisory services, including succession planning, executive assessment, talent retention management, executive development, transition consulting for newly appointed executives, and M&A human capital integration consulting.