The manufacturing industry is building back fast, undeterred by significant labor and supply chain challenges. In 2022, the US industrial production and capacity utilization reached their highest levels since before the Great Recession 2008-2009. Currently, 12% of the United States GDP is from manufacturing, while the sector employed only 8.4% of the workforce.

The global competitiveness of US manufacturing depends on the performance of companies at all levels of the supply chain. Collaboration is vital to business success, contributing to innovation, responsiveness to global market demand, quality improvements, and sustainability.

Competing in the new market demands business agility. For manufacturing companies, attracting and retaining top-level talent capable of leading through change is a competitive advantage. They need industry specialized, agile leaders capable of driving transformation to create new value for customers and stakeholders.

Industry Focus

The Masthead team has 50+ years of combined experience with recruitment and leadership selection in the manufacturing industry across the following sectors: 

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Metals
  • Engineered Materials
  • Food & Beverage
  • Medical Device
  • Building Materials
  • Packaging
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Chemicals
  • Industrial Automation
  • Consumer Products

Functional Expertise


  • COO
  • VP of Manufacturing
  • Director of Operations
  • Multi-Site Director
  • General Management
  • Plant Manager or Site Leader
  • Lean/CI Transformation

Supply Chain

  • CSCO
  • VP of Supply Chain
  • Multi-Site Supply Chain
  • S&OP Strategy
  • Logistics Leader
  • Distribution & Warehousing
  • Site Supply Chain Lead


  • CTO
  • VP of Engineering
  • Advance Manufacturing
  • Industry 4.0
  • Head of Product
  • Development & Technology
  • Site Engineering Lead

Sales & Marketing

  • CMO
  • VP of Sales
  • VP of Marketing
  • Director of Sales
  • Product Management
  • Business Development

  • eCommerce Leadership

Accounting & Finance

  • CFO
  • VP of Finance
  • Director of FP&A
  • Director of Accounting
  • Corporate Controller
  • Plant Controller
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

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