DAVEY BICKFORD APPOINTS GREGORY LECLAIR AS GENERAL MANAGER & COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR OF NORTH AMERICA
New York, NY (June 26, 2008) – EF|IMD International, the executive search division of Epsen Fuller Group, announces that the company has completed an executive search assignment with the appointment of Gregory LeClaire to general manager and commercial director of North America for Davey Bickford USA, Inc., the US based subsidiary of Davey Bickford.
“In meeting with various candidates and executing our Performance Based Assessment approach to talent acquisition, LeClaire stood out as the ideal person to meet Davey Bickford’s business objectives here in the US and North America,” saidTom Fuller, managing partner of Epsen Fuller Group, who conducted the search along with Conni Bullock, principal, from the company’s New York and New Jersey offices.
LeClaire spent 21 years with Ensign Bickford and its successor, Dyno Nobel Inc., where he had an impressive career and developed significant expertise in sales and sales management, technical sales and services, and operations management.
In related news, as a result of Epsen Fuller Group’s outstanding results and superior service, Davey Bickford has awarded a new assignment to the firm in which they seek a Commercial Director and General Manager of Latin America to be based in Santiago, Chile. The role will essentially be the Latin American counter-part to Mr. LeClaire and will require not only deep industry experience but also an in-depth knowledge of the Latin American market.
About Davey Bickford
Headquartered in Héry,France, Davey Bickford is a high-technology company that engineers and manufactures sophisticated detonation and electronic initiation systems used in the automotive, fire and safety, and mining and construction industries.
About Epsen Fuller Group
New York based Epsen Fuller Group, www.epsenfuller.com, is a Top-20 retained executive search and talent management consulting firm with US offices in New York, New Jersey and San Francisco and offices in major markets and business centers throughout the world, providing instant access to a world-class executive talent pool serving the global economy. Epsen Fuller Group operates under one umbrella and one common platform to deliver an integrated suite of talent management solutions throughout four business units focused on the acquisition, assessment, and acceleration of talent. EF|IMD conducts senior executive search, TalentKinect executes mid-management recruitment projects, iDestiny offers a variety of leadership assessment, development, and coaching solutions, while EFG|Advisory delivers talent assessment and advisory services to enhance governance best practices in corporate Boards and maximize transaction value for Private Equity Groups.
The firm specializes primarily in three primary industry verticals – tech communications & media, pharmaceuticals & life sciences, and the consumer sectors for blue-chip client organizations worldwide.