Experienced executive with a diverse international and industry background seeking a C-suite position in a manufacturing business in Wisconsin, Illinois, or Remote. Ideal company size would be $25M to $150M in revenue.

Excels at developing people’s talent at all levels within the organization so that they can succeed as long-term employees.

Built high-performing teams that produced profitable and scalable business results that have held up year over year. These were achieved by focusing on strategy development and deployment, talent development, customer centricity, business process improvement, and execution.

Turnarounds and opportunities to enhance business performance for organizations at all stages of growth are welcomed. Would love to take on a 3 to 5-year assignment to help a business in transition. (i.e. handing off ownership to the next generation or next owner, preparing for sale, etc.)

Deep global experience from working for industry leaders in the Food Ingredients, Coatings, Chemicals, and Bioscience spaces. Served on multi-national Commercial and Operations management teams and led operations in the US, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, France, Czech Republic, and Denmark.

Business experience includes public, family, and private equity ownership.


P&L Management Strategy Development/Deployment

Business Turnaround Multi-Site Leadership

Execution Talent Development

Engineered Products Acquisitions & Divestitures

Private Equity International Management

Culture Transformation Business Process Improvement

Salary: $230-250K+


Meet Your Recruiter

Joe Sommerfeldt

Account Manager and Sr. Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group. Joe has a Master’s Degree in Human Resources from Marquette plus 14 years of recruiting experience in the food and beverage industry at Kinsa. In addition, he started his career as an HR Generalist at a Food Processing Plant in Milwaukee. As a Kinsa Account Manager he is the primary business development contact for many of our Dairy, Food Ingredients, and Seafood category accounts. Let Joe put his network of food industry professionals to work for you when you’re in need of your next top talent professional, manager, director or vice president.
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