Stanton Chase Names Global Aviation Sector Leader

June 17, 2019 – Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has continued its recent expansion with the appointment of Ingo Schmittmann, a partner with the Frankfurt office, as global aviation sector leader for the firm’s supply chain, logistics and transportation practice group.

“It is a distinct pleasure to announce Ingo’s expanding leadership role in this important worldwide practice group,” said Juan D. Morales, managing director of the Miami office and global practice leader for the supply chain, logistics and transportation practice group. “His significant experience in executive search has been key in driving our firm’s growing reputation among companies seeking the finest talent to lead them into the future.”

In addition to this new role, Mr. Schmittmann also serves in global leadership positions for the Stanton Chase railways and trucking sub-sector. In addition to his background as an executive search consultant, he has more than 25 years of human resource and management experience in the aviation, railway, infrastructure, communication and engineering industries. Mr. Schmittmann began his career as a project manager, then moved on to finance and controlling. He has held CFO and general manager positions with responsibility for sales, manufacturing, purchasing, finance, IT and HR. He joined Stanton Chase after several years with an accomplished executive search boutique firm, where he supported SMEs and international groups.

“Stanton Chase continues to make strong inroads into these industries,” said Mr. Schmittmann. “We have assembled a strong, industry-leading team that is securing significant worldwide assignments. With our global presence, we are able to serve a growing list of clients throughout North America and South America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim,” he said.

With offices in major cities around the world, the Stanton Chase team offers clients a global perspective while understanding local cultures and the challenges of moving products by sea, air, rail and trucking.

Recent Expansion at the Firm 

Stanton Chase named Natalie Sleiman as partner and leader of the technology practice in the Middle East region. Ms. Sleiman is based out of Stanton Chase’s Dubai office, where she supports organizations in the recruitment of top technology leadership — both within the technology industry as well as across the many other industries facing significant challenges with respect to digitalization and digital transformation.

Stanton Chase opened a new office in Raleigh, NC. Kathleen Lehman Hajek, who joined the firm last year, was named managing director of the new office. In addition to serving companies in the Raleigh/Durham and greater Research Triangle Park area, Stanton Chase has a strong presence in Charlotte, NC. The Raleigh office team of search consultants provides a broad spectrum of expertise in technology, life sciences, bio-technology, healthcare…

Stanton Chase opened a new office in Perth, Australia, led by directors Tony Taylor and Greg Preston. They bring a combined 55 years of executive search and business experience in the industries most relevant to the region. The expansion into the Western Australian market represents an important step…

Stanton Chase recently added veteran search consultant J. James O’Malley as managing director in its Chicago office. He serves as a senior member of the professional services and financial services practice groups for Stanton Chase. Most recently, he was a partner and executive search practice leader at TalentRISE, a recruitment solutions firm in Chicago. 

Stanton Chase continued its strategic expansion to support the business environment in Tennessee with the addition of three new directors and a new office in Memphis. Veteran executive search consultants Deadrick Baker, Roxana Svensson and Ken Nimitz joined the firm as directors, enhancing practice group specializations in the healthcare, financial services…

The firm also opened a new office in Seattle. David Kimbro, a senior executive search veteran of almost 20 years, joined the firm as managing director of the new location. With broad experience in functional leadership across the C-suite, Mr. Kimbro’s clients range from start-ups to large public companies.

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

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