Incorporated in 2000, The North Lake Group is an innovative Executive Search firm that specializes in placing executives, managers and professionals in key positions in the Manufacturing Industry.

We focus our efforts in Food, Process and Industrial driven manufacturing. Every day we work to place the right candidate in the right position, with the right company. We seek out the impact players; that 20% of candidates that make a real impact on business, and introduce them to the companies that will value their abilities, energy and passion. To compete, you will need to focus on the heart of your business, that small percent of your staff that goes above and beyond, carries more than load. Those candidates are the ones that are still employed at your competition or in industry areas that compliment your business. And you’ll need a recruiting partner who will help you find this rare but exceptional breed and take them from your competition. Let us be that partner.


Engineering and Maintenance
To insure that your operation is efficient and state of the art you need a great Engineering and Maintenance team. Here at the North Lake Group, we have helped Clients staff their entire engineering team from the ground up.

We recruit Project, Process, Chemical, Automation, Environmental and Packaging  Engineers. We have developed relationships  with many engineers as contacts in companies,  associations, universities and tradeshows.

To keep the plant at optimum efficiency and up-time we recruit Maintenance Managers, Supervisors and CMMS Coordinators. Many of these professionals have various certification including TPM, ​RPM, Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Black Belt certifications.

Quality Assurance
Quality Assurance professionals are critical members of a plant team in highly regulated environments.
We work with Clients to staff QA professionals from the LAB to Corporate HQ positions. We recruit QA Managers,
Supervisors, LAB Managers, Regulatory and Vendor QA professionals and Auditors. We focus on candidates that has SQF, BRC, HACCP, AIB, EPA and EHS certifications and have experience working with FDA, USDA, EPA and other state, and federal agencies.

Production and Operations Management
​Plant leadership is the key element in profitability and success. We recruit leaders with expertise in Manufacturing. We specialize in VP of Operations and Plant Managers including Production Managers and Supervisors. We focus on leaders with technical degrees in Engineering or Food Science with certifications and experience in applying TPM, Lean Manufacturing and Continuous improvement.

​We have experience recruiting candidates with Union and Non-Union experience and can provide companies with significant recruitment support for corporate positions such as R&D, Product Brand Management, Regulatory and C level Executive positions such as Presidents, CEO’s and CFO’s.