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Charles Aris Inc. adds expertise in education, aerospace and autos

Charles ArisExecutive search firm Charles Aris Inc. has added three new practice leaders to its growing business development team, diversifying its recruitment capabilities in the Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, and Education spaces.

 

Rick NoelRick Noel has joined the Charles Aris team as a practice leader focused on placing executives in the automotive industry.

Rick joined the Greensboro-based firm with 31 years of experience in engineering, operations, quality and project management – including 17 years in the automotive industry. His track record is strong: Rick previously worked with organizations such as Johnson Controls and Magna International, and spent 14 years in the industrial engineered products arena while serving in global senior leadership roles with companies such as Danaher and Actuant Corporation.

To learn more, call Rick Noel at 336-378-1818 x9137 or email him at [email protected].


Blair BassBlair Bass has joined the Charles Aris team as an engineering and operations practice leader focused on placing executives in the aerospace and defense industries.

Blair holds senior leadership experience in business management / operations consulting. He has used his diverse background in customer service, business development, project management, IT development and deployment, operations management, inventory management, finance and sales to increase efficiency and improve profitability across functional areas.

Prior to joining Charles Aris Inc., Blair served as vice president operations in a Fortune 100 organization. Blair has also served as principal / vice president of a global consulting firm, leading its North American Aerospace & Defense practice. He has led innovation and operational improvement efforts for a wide range of multibillion-dollar and multinational corporations while focusing on leadership development and employee engagement initiatives.

To learn more, call Blair Bass at 336-378-1818 x9157 or email him at [email protected].


Susan SchurmanSusan Schurman has joined the Charles Aris team as a private equity practice leader focused on placing executives in the education space.

Susan is a strategic thought leader with proven success in cultivating high-achieving dynamic teams. Prior to joining Charles Aris Inc., she worked in many facets of corporate training and education including recruiting and developing sales and leadership teams in both retail and direct sales markets globally. Having successfully built mission-critical teams for brands including May Company and Limited Brands, Susan moved into the corporate direct sales management world, working with Avon Products to create a standardized national recruiting and training program for its salesforce of more than 500,000.

Susan continued to expand her expertise in corporate training and development as the national director of sales and marketing for Motives Cosmetics, where her international teams in the United States, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Canada showed unprecedented sales growth.

To learn more, call Susan Schurman at 336-378-1818 x9159 or email her at [email protected].


  • Ashlee Wagner has promoted from senior associate recruiter to associate practice leader. Ashlee places elite strategy consultants in a variety of industries and functions.
  • Alissa Hornbuckle has promoted from associate recruiter to senior associate recruiter. Alissa places senior leaders in an array of industries and functions.

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