Industrial Recruiting since 1996

For Employers

Industrial Sales & Executive Recruitment Specialists

We focus on finding and sourcing the best and brightest talent in the country for sales, business development and executive positions at sensor and related-products manufacturing companies serving a variety of markets.

  • Candidate search
  • Background screening
  • Interview facilitation
  • Contract negotiations
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Tell us what you need. We'll get to work.

With our industry knowledge and resources, we will present qualified candidates who have the skills and experience that is important to you.

Whether you need a field sales superstar, a driven business development specialist or a proven executive leader, we can find those people who help will help you reach your goals.

Pre-Screened, Qualified Candidates

We match top talent to opportunities based a number of criteria, ensuring successful integration with your team, higher productivity and reduced turnover.

Busy hiring managers appreciate our concise introductions highlighting a candidate's key attributes that match position requirements and company culture.

Key information you need about a prospective employee:

  • Market Knowledge
    What markets do they know? Where do they already have industry contacts?
  • Product Expertise
    Which sensor and related products are they knowledgeable about?
  • Distribution Model
    What distribution model do they know best - direct sales, sales through distributors or sales through manufacturer's reps? How does that mesh with your distribution model?
  • Mission
    What do you hope to accomplish short and long term? Have they done that in the past?
  • Key Skills
    What experience and accomplishments make them stand out?
  • Sales Personality
    Are they a hunter or a farmer? Which do you need to accomplish your mission?
  • Location
    What is their current and desired territory? Are they willing to relocate? How much are they willing to travel?

Ensure Success

Working with JL Blake can help streamline your hiring process and help you make a successful hire. We specialize in direct recruiting. We don't advertise or use job boards.

We're a small company by design, but we doubt anyone will work harder to help you fill your talent needs. Both hiring managers and top-notch candidates like working with us – we're personal, productive and above all professional.

News You Can Use

Essential Interview Tips for Employers (pdf)

The current talent market is tighter than any I’ve seen since I started JL Blake, Inc. in 1996. When you get an interview with a well qualified candidate, there are a few tips worth remembering.

CLAMPS - Why People Change jobs (pdf)

Why do people change jobs? Invariably it’s for one or more of 6 reasons, aptly described by the acronym CLAMPS.

Our Goal is Your Success

Our job is to help you find those professionals who will make an impact to your bottom line, increase your profitability and enhance your company performance.

  • VP of Sales
  • Director of Sales
  • Regional Sales Managers
  • Business Development
  • Sales Engineers
  • Executive Management
  • General Managers

Market Focus

We specialize in recruiting sensor and related-products industries professionals who know these markets:

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive / HVOR / Marine
  • Biotech / Pharmaceuticals
  • Chemical / Gas / Fluid Handling
  • Electronics / Semiconductors
  • Food & Beverage
  • HVAC
  • Medical Devices
  • Mining & Metals
  • Oil & Gas
  • Packaging
  • Plastics
  • Power Generation
  • Printing / Pulp & Paper
  • Water & Wastwater

We can help you reach your goals

Give us a call at 269-372-8007 or shoot us an e-mail to get started.