Specializing in Elite Leadership Talent for the Manufacturing Industry

The Nantais Group Advantage

  • “92 out of every 100 candidates we recommend are unavailable to most employers or internal recruiting departments”
  • 1 out of every 4 candidate we recommend receive an offer
  • 92 out of every 100 candidates offers are accepted
  • “Scientific approach” to identify the best culture match resulting in “industry leading employee retention”
  • “Our Talent Practices are specialized by job function”
  • 23 day Non-Executive and 35 day Executive search completion
  • 92% of our candidates are directly recruited from client preferred companies and industries
  • 1 year candidate warranty
  • Guaranteed client satisfaction or money refunded

We offer the best combination of performance, value, candidate warranty and search performance guarantee in the industry.


Finding and Placing the Best Leadership Talent Starts Here


    Through our vast industry experience, “passion for excellence”, and our commitment to our time-tested process, we’re able to guarantee that you’ll be satisfied with the recruiting solutions we provide for your company. Our DMAIC model allows us to identify the ideal Manufacturing Industry talent to join your team.

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    Month Candidate Warranty


    Satisfaction Guarantee, Supported with a Refund Policy


    Candidate Offer Acceptance Rate


    Employee Retention Beyond 3 Years


    4-1 interview to offer ratio

    Industry Best Performance & Value


    Earning Loyalty for Life through Performance

    Manufacturing Industries we recruit:



    & Electronics

    & Environmental

    & Medical Devices

    & Printing

    & Utilities

    Building Materials
    & Construction

    & Plastics

    & Fixtures

    & Accessories



    Finding the Hidden Leadership talent in the Manufacturing Industry

    The Nantais Group is a performance leader in recruiting the “best of the best” Manufacturing Industry Leadership your company requires to meet the high standards you and your customers expect.

    Our talent consultants are recruiting experts for the Manufacturing industry, enabling us to quickly identify and recommend Manufacturing Industry Leadership talent that best fits within your company culture.

    The best performers are always low in supply and high in demand. Most of the time they are recruited for a new position prior to actively looking. Companies are unable to identify them because they are not responding to job postings and are not in candidate databases. Unlike most other search firms “92% of our recommended candidates are directly recruited from our client preferred industries”.

    Our Recruiting Practices are specialized by the following Leadership Job Functions

    • Manufacturing & Operations
    • Purchasing & Supply Chain
    • Engineering & Technology
    • Quality & Continuous Improvement
    • Sales & Marketing
    • Human Resources
    • Executive & C Level
    • Accounting & Finance



    Our Approach to Manufacturing Leadership Recruiting

    Finding the best leadership talent to join your company starts with understanding the unique challenges your organization faces, and the specific skills and experience needed to have success. When you partner with The Nantais Group to find your next Manufacturing Industry Leadership, we begin by learning everything we can about your vacancy. Position history, company culture, role expectations—everything we learn gets integrated into our DMAIC recruiting model to ensure we exceed your expectations, backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

    Pregis – Jim B.

    "I would like to thank you and your team for successfully completing numerous searches for me over the past 5 years including the three recently completed operations management positions. I know that I have consistently challenged you and your team to deliver “A” players for difficult to fill positions. In each search, your team has attracted and delivered highly qualified candidates in the promised time frame. The reason I continue use your firm is based on the results. I appreciate the process you utilize, your experience and professionalism. I look forward to working with you on our future searches."

    Lotte Chemical – Brian G.

    "Thank you so much for your recent help in securing a top director level sales leader for our business in Troy, MI. Once again you and your team have demonstrated the thoroughness and attention to detail that separates you from other placement firms and delivers the results! Your use of the DMAIC process is truly a differentiator for TNG that systematically refines the selection process and delivers several top rated potential hires for consideration. Since we started doing business together in the 1990’s, TNG has done an outstanding job of identifying and delivering candidates that have the correct experience, proven track record, and cultural fit to thrive in our growing company. I appreciate your efforts and look forward to continued success down the road."

    Cascade – Mark M.

    "Thanks go out to you and your team for the success achieved in filling our CFO position. You brought us multiple qualified candidates and we had the luxury of selecting the individual that best suited our needs. It is apparent that the processes you have in place are effective as each candidate was both qualified and prepared which enabled us to have substantive interviews. Having worked with you for nearly two decades I have come to expect nothing less."

    Bendix – Christopher M.

    "Tom, I have to say when we first talked many months ago and you presented to me the uniqueness of your search approach, using KPI’s as a central part of your management system, I was intrigued and wanted to see this in action. I have to say your team came through and hit a home run on a very important product startup. It was imperative for us that you go out and find qualified candidates in a very specific and difficult market in a relatively short time. We were all impressed with the results. Thank you for your support on this very important project. As a result you have been working on many other searches for us and we look forward to you working on many more."

    Nova Chemicals – Ron H.

    "Tom Nantais and I have worked together over the last ten years in a variety of searches ranging from sales and technology through the level of Directors of Sales and Director of Technology. In each and every case, Tom has demonstrates consistent and effective results. He has a process, which I find invaluable in attracting, interviewing, and selecting the best people for the position. Tom has always presented only top-notch candidates. He has an excellent track record in overcoming the challenges of closing the top performers who are normally not actively seeking a job change. Tom has the experience, ability and the professionalism to make things happen, on time, and within the expectations established. He makes recruiting a solid business experience for all involved. He is my first and last call in recruiting."

    Perceptron – Fred J.

    "Because you had conducted successful searches for some of the best talent at Perceptron you were selected to conduct the search for our Chief Financial Officer- a key executive position. Competition was considered, but your past performance spoke loudly. This was a very difficult search for several reasons: First, we sought to satisfy a large collection of company officers and members of the board of directors, each of whom added something to the candidate spec. list. Second, we were looking for a fully experienced candidate. And finally, Perceptron’s transitional phase in its growth strategy meant that you had to develop a thorough understanding of our situation to enable you to help potential candidates appreciate the attractiveness of the opportunity. These challenges translated into a long, arduous search process. However, the delays were ours, nor yours. When the dust settled, we hired the first candidate you presented to us! All involved are very satisfied with the results. But because I was the “point person” on the search, I also have reason to be very satisfied with the process. Your patience and persistence were tested as we worked in tandem through the difficult search. Your good humor throughout the effort helped keep things moving forward in a positive way."

    Henry – Mike S.

    "I have worked with Tom Nantais at The Nantais Group (TNG) for over 8 years now. TNG has had several highly successful placements with us. Their Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control (DMAIC) process has consistently delivered top talent in the agreed upon timeline. When TNG is ready to recommend their top candidates, I always feel confident through past experience that the candidates will meet or exceed our requirements. In fact, in my 25 years of recruiting at a corporate level, TNG remains the only firm that has ever provided a short list of 5 candidates, all of which were worthy of an offer. Many recruiters promise a short list, but I would argue that TNG’s short lists have been consistently better quality than any other firm I’ve ever worked with. TNG takes pride in making sure my time and our hiring managers time is highly respected. Their consulting approach and in-take processes really make the difference compared to many other search firms. We value our performance-based partnership and look forward to continued success together!"

    General Electric – Kip N
    "I wanted to thank you for your excellent performance in assisting with the recruiting efforts for GE Plastics in Detroit. We can be demanding in our request to find the very best people and have been very pleased with your effectiveness. A clear indication of recruiting performance comes when our team interviews a slate of candidates for a job and we see your candidates consistently at the top of the list. We have been very pleased with your assessment of our needs and ability to deliver candidates that meet those needs."
    Magna Powertrain – Brent K
    "The systematic process that The Nantais Group follows has a real focus of identifying target companies and key objectives during the upfront phases of the search that has set them apart from other recruitment firms that I have used in the last 25 years in Human Resources. They are extremely responsive and customer focused in providing outstanding candidates to ensure meeting business objectives in a timely way. I would recommend The Nantais Group for any retained recruiting search needs you may have."
    MD&A – John V
    "Thank you for all your help in successfully recruiting a quality individual for a very rare technical position. As usual, you do a great job of assessing the market for candidates who match our open positions, and screen out any candidates who do not meet our needs. This keeps our workload for in-house managers down so that they only need to interview candidates who could effectively fill the role. I believe this makes Candidate #8 or #9 that you have now successfully recruited for me, all with different technical and managerial expertise. Thanks for providing a quality-focused product that I can always count on."
    Lear Corporation – Richard V
    "I wanted to send you this note to personally thank you for your excellent results over the past 5 years. To date The Nantais Group has placed 34 key managers for Lear Seating Systems Division. The reasons why you have been so successful is your high level of professionalism; your tireless efforts; and a real knack for determining our organization’s requirements. I really appreciate how consistent your recruiting process yields excellent candidates. The Nantais Group is one of the very few search firms that prescreening candidates is unnecessary. I know when you are ready to recommend you top candidates they truly are top notch."

    Start Your Search Today

    Instead of wasting your time shuffling through the resumes of average talent, partner with The Nantais Group and let us find you the top Manufacturing Industry Leadership talent. Contact us today to launch your search.


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    Search Completion

    Management (days)
    Executives (days)
    Candidate Source
    hidden talent sourced from clients preferred industries
    Offer to Acceptance
    Diversity Candidates Recommended
    for Management & Executive Candidates (3 years or longer)
    Repeat or Referral Business Source
    (Existing Clients)

    Quality of Hire

    Excellant Rating (Post 18 Months)

    Recommended Candidates to Offer