April 5, 2016 – Houston-based executive search firm Manhattan Resources has placed Kirsten Vassalli as corporate controller at Carlson Products.
Ms. Vassalli previously served as controller of Fabpro Orientated Polymers. Prior to that she served in a variety of roles at retail company Sheplers, Inc. and agricultural solutions provder AGCO Corporation.
“Carlson Products is a unique company with a great story to tell. CEO Austin Peterson and his team are building something special and we are honored to have the opportunity to help them add to their high performance team,” said Chris Schoettelkotte, Manhattan Resources president and CEO.
Manhattan Resources was founded in 1999 by Mr. Schoettelkotte. Since its launch, the firm has made over 2,000 placements both domestically and internationally.
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“Chris and his team spent time at my company, spent the necessary time with me, and laid out a clear plan for my controller search,” said Mr. Peterson. “Their process was transparent with excellent candidate screening. The candidate reports, complete with GAP analysis, were incredibly helpful when evaluating potential hires. Manhattan Resources will be the firm I use for all future key positions.”
Carlson Products is a major supplier of formed and fabricated component parts as well as finished aluminum products in the commercial bakeware, industrial and doors categories. The company’s expertise remains in anodized aluminum, prototype expediting, state-of-the-art equipment, strong workforce, high-quality, short lead times and on-time delivery.
Manhattan Resources specializes in building performance leadership teams for the oil & gas, energy and petrochemical industries. The firm recently recruited a corporate controller for Mansfield Oil Company. Other clients include CIMA Energy, Entrust Energy, Kice Industries, Valmont Industries, ARM Energy Management, Hydratight, and Thermal Energy Corp.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media