The Search Statistics 

  1. Number of days to the first round of resumes: 8
  2. Number of candidates considered: 19
  3. Number of candidates interviewed: 10
  4. Number of business days to complete the search: 107


The Search

Our client, a global leader in automotive cutting die manufacturing, was celebrating their 100th anniversary and positioning themselves for an evolving market where they can maintain a leadership position for the next
one hundred years.

While they are a world-class manufacturer of cutting dies, what truly makes them exceptional is their industrial automation systems. The mandate for this incoming Director of Engineering was to identify new revenue sources that would leverage their industrial automation expertise.


The Hire

This candidate has 15+ years of experience in Product Development. They had experience being tasked with standing up a new product line that grew from 0 to $15M in 3 years. From there, they were tasked to transform Canadian operations from a distribution facility into a Product Development & Innovation-focused Engineering lab. Their efforts have resulted in a 12.5% CAGR over the last 5 years.

"Martyn Bassett’s process was extremely thorough, not only working to understand the technical aspects of the role, but also to learn about the company culture and strategic direction to ensure candidate fit. The calibre and match of each presented candidate reflects the effort they place in how they screen, interview, and present candidate profiles to us, driving focused discussions and facilitating our internal decision-making process." 

–– Merrick Levene, President

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Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Almi

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Alan Smith
Co-Founder/CEO, Strategyzer

We were impressed with both the speed and the high-calibre of candidates we had to choose from. Martyn Bassett Associates really listen to what you’re looking for and the entire process is very smooth and stress-free.

Roger Barlow
CEO & Co-Founder, Diversys

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Erin McLean
SVP, Marketing & Human Resources, Herjavec Group

A true value-adding partner in identifying talent. The team at Martyn Bassett Associates were quick to zero-in on our requirements and rigorous in pre-qualifying candidates for consideration. They are focused and fast! Their expertise and experience added value throughout the process and resulted in an outstanding final outcome for Roadpost. This is a team that will strive to exceed expectations.

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VP Marketing, Roadpost