Brooke Chase News

10/15/09 — Rick Mohrman, Executive Recruiter for Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. annnounced the placement of Arthur Bochert as General Manager for Franke Consumer Products.

08/11/09 Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., an executive search firm based in Sarasota, recently released the 2009 State of the Industry Survey Results.

01/01/2010 — Rick Mohrman, Executive Recruiter for Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. annnounced the successful placement of Steve Hulsey as President & CEO for Exact Millworks.
01/01/2010 — Rick Mohrman, Executive Recruiter for Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. annnounced the successful placement of Scott MacLeod as Specification Representative for Swan Corporation.

06/02/09 Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., an executive search firm based in Sarasota, recently launched Interim Executive Services, in affiliation with Top Echelon Contracting, Inc., to provide executives with industry experience on an interim basis. Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

06/02/09 — Joseph McElmeel, Chairman and CEO of Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., is pleased to announce the successful placement of Arlo Sims as Vice President of Operations for Franke Consumer Products.
06/02/09 — Joseph McElmeel, Chairman and CEO of Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., is pleased to announce the successful placement of Perry Richards as New Product Director for Elkhart Products.
06/02/09 — Joseph McElmeel, Chairman and CEO of Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., is pleased to announce the successful placement of Brian Quinn as Vice President of Engineering & Quality for Elkhart Products.
04/15/09 — Joseph McElmeel, Chairman and CEO of Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., is pleased to announce the successful placement of Scott Clark as Director of Dealer Sales for Eurodesign Cabinets
04/15/09 — Joseph McElmeel, Chairman and CEO of Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., is pleased to announce the successful placement of Mark Bidinger as Executive Vice President for Santec, Inc.
04/15/09 — Joseph McElmeel, Chairman and CEO of Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., is pleased to announce the successful placement of Nicole Martinez as Sales & Marketing Administration Manager for Santec, Inc.
02/22/09 — Joseph McElmeel, Chairman and CEO of Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., is pleased to announce the successful placement of Cameo Morningstar as New York Metro Project Representative for Dornbracht Americas.
02/04/09 — Joseph McElmeel, Chairman and CEO of Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., is pleased to announce the successful placement of Gary John as Northeast Region Sales Manager for Rinnai.

Gary was recruited to fill a key sales management position with Rinnai, the leading technology company and worldwide brand leader in Water Heaters, Heating Equipment and Fireplaces. He will be responsible for the NE Region which generates the highest revenue within the company across all product categories.

"It is a key position within the organization," states Paul Sellers, National Sales Manager Of Rinnai America. Gary John brings tremendous sales/sales management experience from his 8 years at Panasonic Home & Environment.
02/02/09 — Joseph McElmeel, Chairman and CEO of Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., is pleased to announce the successful placement of Daniel Lucianek as Marketing Services Manager for HD Hudson.

Lucianek is based at the company's Headquarters in Chicago, IL. HD Hudson is a leading manufacturer of spray equipment in the lawn and garden industry. Their roots go back over a century to 1905.
11/11/08 — Joseph McElmeel, Chairman and CEO of Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., is pleased to announce the successful placement of Alison Shott as Senior Sales Designer for Showcase Kitchens. Shott is based at the company's Mount Kisco showroom.
10/28/08 — This week, Terry Trimmer, Executive Recruiter with Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., will be celebrating his three year anniversary with the firm.

Mr. Trimmer came to Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. in 2005, having previously served as President for Health Furnishing Solutions, LLC, a procurement and installation company of furnishings for the healthcare industry. His background includes significant senior-level management positions for such firms as Vitco Nuclear Products, Sealey Medical and On-Site Off-Site Software, Inc. Additionally, he has over 20 years of experience in the executive search industry having worked for Korn/Ferry International, A.T. Kearney and Bay Associates, Inc. He holds a BBA in Personnel Management from Ohio University, and an MBA from Baldwin Wallace College.

"Terry provides a wealth of talent not only for our organization, but more importantly, for the client companies for whom we recruit," says Joseph McElmeel, Chairman & CEO of Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. For the past 28 years, the firm has specialized in the identification and placement of professionals within the building materials and kitchen & bath industries.
10/13/08 — In a new position for Dornbracht Americas, James Manu has been appointed as Rocky Mountain Area Representative, responsible for presenting the brand message and products of Dornbracht, Alape and Czech & Speake. He will oversee all Rocky Mountain Area activities including showroom and specification sales, luxury project management and trade association functions.

James comes to Dornbracht with a background in outside sales within the luxury furniture industry, selling to high-end retail showrooms and architects & designers for residential and commercial projects. He graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science.

"We are very pleased with the advocacy of Brooke Chase in their efforts," says Jon Spector, President and CEO of Dornbracht Americas. "I would like to thank them for their focus on locating an excellent choice of candidates, and securing our selection for this position."
09/15/08 — Joseph McElmeel, Chairman and CEO of Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., is pleased to announce the successful placement of Mark Cross as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Indianapolis-based Corsi Cabinets.
08/22/08 — Executive search firm Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. announced today the successful placement of Steve Holcomb as President and CEO for Hoffco, Incorporated and Subsidiaries.

Founded in 1983, Hoffco, Incorporated is the industry leader in the design and manufacturing of wood kitchen cabinet components. Steve Holcomb will be responsible for the leadership and continued development of all aspects of the organization including sales and marketing, product development, manufacturing, logistics and finance.

"Steve is a proven leader with a long track record of success. His insight and business skills are a significant addition to the Hoffco team," says Kirk Kaalberg, Chairman of the Board for Hoffco, Incorporated. "I have no doubt that his vast experience within the wood products industry will bring about tremendous growth for Hoffco."

Holcomb, who previously spent sixteen years with Conestoga Wood Specialties, has over twenty years of industry experience.
08/15/08 — Joseph McElmeel, Chairman & CEO of Brooke Chase Associates, announced today that the firm was able to raise over $6,600 for Muscular Dystrophy. "Each year, we are happy and eager to lend a hand to such a worthy cause," says McElmeel. "With the combined efforts of our clients, business associates, friends and family, we were able to officially raise $6,613 and simply cannot thank everyone enough for their contributions."

During a period of challenging economic times, the success of this year's campaign is especially gratifying; demonstrating the thoughtfulness and caring of all who were involved. "I take no small degree of pleasure and satisfaction having been involved with people of such high benevolent purpose."
08/10/08 — Jack Nussbaum, President of Brooke Chase Associates, San Rafael, is pleased to announce the successful placement of Dan Trojacek as Director of Operations for high end decorative faucet manufacturer California Faucets.
08/06/08 — Executive search firm Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. announced today that the firm has been included in the Gulf Coast Business Review's Top 500 organizations on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The list is based on the increase of 2007's revenue in comparison with the previous year, and may be viewed in its entirety in the publication's August issue.

"We are very pleased to have been included amongst many admirable businesses," Chairman & CEO, Joseph McElmeel stated. "2007 was not only a year of growth for our organization but, more importantly, it was a year of tremendous growth for our client companies nationwide, and we are pleased to have had a part in their success."

Headquartered in Sarasota, FL, Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. has experienced compound annual growth of 35% over the last 3 years. This is the first year the firm has been featured in the Top 500, though they do not intend for it to be the last.
06/16/08 — Joseph McElmeel, Chairman and CEO of Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., is pleased to announce the successful placement of Andrew Saal as National Sales Director for Pro Products in Fort Wayne, IN. Pro Products is the sister company of Summit Brands.
06/09/08 — Joseph McElmeel, Chairman and CEO of Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., is pleased to announce the successful placement of Patrick Tillman as Director of Sales for Shadowlight Group photography studio based in Lancaster, PA.
05/08/08 — Showcase Kitchens, NY announced today the successful placement of Sales Designer, Lauren Gagnon, due to the recruiting efforts of executive search firm Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., who specializes in the kitchen and bath industry.

The Manhasset, NY based kitchen showroom enlisted the help of Brooke Chase Associates to recruit a salesperson with an exceptional design sense, and it took the search firm less than 30 days to find the perfect fit. "[They] were 100% on the money with Lauren. She is a pro and a class act. She will fit well within our company," says John Starck of Showcase Kitchens. Executive Recruiter, Terry Trimmer, stated that, "Lauren has experience in kitchen design and project management. This, paired with her high sales proficiency, will make her a great asset to their business."

In addition to Gagnon, Showcase will likely bring on board other Sales Designer candidates provided by Brooke Chase Associates. Joseph McElmeel, the search firm's Chairman and CEO, remarked, "It's our job to connect our client companies with the most talented and outstanding professionals in their industry and it is a pleasure assisting Showcase Kitchens in fulfilling their staffing needs."
04/11/08 — Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., announced today the successful recruitment of Peter Schoenhoff as Manufacturing Manager for Franke Consumer Products in Ruston, Louisiana. Franke is a manufacturing and sales company of residential stainless steel and composite sinks as well as other related products such as faucets, accessories, water filtration, exhaust systems, and overall kitchen systems as well as stainless steel beverage containers. The company sells both to the retail and traditional channels of the kitchen & bath markets on a national basis as well as export, and, the Beverage Container Division sells to all the major global brewing groups, regional breweries, craft and micro breweries, and brew pubs throughout North America. The parent company, Franke Holding, located in Aarburg, Switzerland, is the global market share leader in the production and sales of kitchen systems and beverage containers.

In a key role as Manufacturing Manager for Franke's start-up Beverage Container Systems division in the United States, Schoenhoff will be charged with improving output and productivity, and driving continuous improvement in Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Morale through implementation of an established Lean Manufacturing program.
02/20/08 — Optimism prevailed in a recent national survey conducted of senior-level executives in the building materials industry by international executive search firm, Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. Of over a thousand companies surveyed, 54 percent of the respondents indicated that, despite a decrease in revenue in 2007, forecasts are high for 2008.

While results reflected planned decreases in human capital in the areas of operations (63%), administrative (64%) and manufacturing (58%), the majority intend to take advantage of the recent downturn by boosting sales and marketing efforts (73%). "We will increase our sales and marketing...turning 2008 into a growth year," one respondent reported.

Participants emphasized, in today's economy, without the right people in the right positions companies will be ill-equipped to face the challenges of global competition. Businesses cannot afford to make hiring mistakes, and consequently, are more demanding in their hiring practices. One executive declared, "For 2008 [we will be] strategically replacing B and C players with A players." To achieve these goals, one respondent reported, "We have found that successful hiring has come primarily from the use of an experienced executive search firm."
08/02/07 — Joseph McElmeel, Chairman and CEO of Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., is pleased to announce the successful placement of Vatche Markarian as Information Technology Director for Cal Door in Morgan Hill, CA; a wholesale manufacturer of specialty cabinet doors.
07/27/07 — Joseph McElmeel, Chairman and CEO of Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., is pleased to announce the successful placement of Bryan Jarvis as Director of Manufacturing for Canyon Creek Cabinets at their headquarters in Monroe, WA. Canyon Creek is the leading manufacturer of affordable custom framed and frameless style cabinetry for any room in the home.


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