Rick Noel to Lead Charles Aris Inc.’s Automotive Recruiting Practice

GREENSBORO, NC, February 22, 2017 — Executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. has expanded its recruitment services once more, thanks to Rick Noel, an Engineering & Operations practice leader focused on placing senior leaders with client organizations in the automotive industry.

Rick joined Charles Aris Inc. with 31 years of experience in engineering, operations, quality and project management – including 17 years in the automotive industry, with organizations such as Johnson Controls and Magna International, and 14 years in industrial engineered products while serving in global senior leadership roles with companies such as Danaher and Actuant Corporation.

“We’re really excited that Rick has joined the firm and is bringing 20-plus years of operations experience in the automotive and industrial engineered products industries to the Charles Aris team,” said SVP Jim Etling, now in his ninth year of leading the Private Equity Portfolio recruiting practice. “Rick’s hands-on experience leading operations teams at companies such as Danaher, Actuant and Johnson Controls will translate directly to his ability to find A-level talent for our clients.”

Rick holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering technology from East Tennessee State University. He earned his engineering degree while participating in intercollegiate sports and serving as the captain of the Buccaneers football team.

About Charles Aris

Founded in 1969, Charles Aris Inc. quickly identifies and delivers world-class leaders and specialists who are qualified, available and interested in enhancing your organization. Clients choose and return to Charles Aris for its expertise, execution, focus on cultural fit and pinpoint deliverables. That’s why Charles Aris is trusted by organizations around the world, from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms.

Rick Noel
Practice Leader

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