Manufacturing & Industrial

Leading Edge Manufacturing & Industrial Private Equity Recruiting

The manufacturing and industrial sector continues to advance innovation, efficiencies and effectiveness, with traditional manufacturers of components and parts for industrial application and consumer products specifically garnering interest from both private equity and strategic buyers. Due to uncertainty surrounding the fate of global trade, we may see some of these companies shift toward more U.S.-based manufacturing, which will likely lead to more Private Equity dollars invested domestically and, thus, the necessity for additional domestic talent in these companies.

With the new administration’s pro-economic growth agenda, there has been an increase in optimism among both investors and Private Equity firms. Most are in agreement that there will be no shortage of deals in the coming year. According to a poll recently conducted by a leading business research firm, nearly three-quarters of fund managers characterized the investment environment as favorable, which represents a 15 percentage point increase from managers polled last year.

Private Equity’s first choice for the best Manufacturing & Industrial Talent

Arris Partners has built a reputation for its deep experience and successful track record of recruiting executives and high-level professionals for clients that are manufacturing and industrial Private Equity portfolio companies. We know our clients need the finest human capital available in addition to a recruiting firm that is well-attuned to the ever-urgent pace of the Private Equity industry. Arris Partners understands the importance of alignment between investor and portfolio company, but also has inside access to the type of leaders and professionals required to set and achieve the aggressive goals necessary to secure a successful portfolio company exit.

Beyond placing several CFOs, our recent placements in the industry include everyone from c-level executives, presidents, vice presidents and directors to project management officers, buyers and more.

As the manufacturing and industrial industry continues to evolve, maintaining innovation will be dependent upon having exceptional people in critical positions. Our team specializes in delivering top talent who specialize in moving the needle in business and who have the personal characteristics needed to thrive in the PE world. Our team of recruiting experts are constantly building our network of connections, including key leaders and innovators who set the tone of the industry.

Practice Leaders

Brian McMerty, MBA

Managing Partner


(919) 424-1592

Jonathan Woodham

Practice Manager



Recent Placements

Chief Financial Officer

Vice President of Supply Chain

Vice President of HR

Vice President of Procurement

Vice President of Sales

Director of Distribution & Logistics

Director of Engineering & Operations

Director of Sales North America

General Manager

Project Management Officer

Senior Manager, GDP & PMO

Category Manager

Global Product Manager