A seasoned and successful executive recruiter within the mining and process industries, Larry Stauffer, President and Executive Recruiter, has been placing qualified technical and executive candidates for over 20 years. As the founder of Specialized Career Search, Larry's strength is building lasting relationships with candidates and companies and engaging closely with both to ensure expectations are being achieved. He prides himself on a strict candidate assessment process as well as a thorough understanding of a company's business, need and culture with a passion to seek out the perfect fit – every time.
Larry has been a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) since 2009 and is an active member of the National Association of Personnel Services. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics from Lehigh University.
Casey Castignetti joined Specialized Career Search as a Recruiter in 2011 and specializes in the pulp and paper industry. Casey spent his early career in engineering and management, improving efficiency and accuracy of operations, as well as development and implementation of new ideas. Casey understands the professional, technical and management skills candidates need to succeed within his industry of focus. By revealing the skills and motivations of qualified candidates and critical needs of client companies, he has successfully placed candidates of all levels within operations, maintenance and engineering.
Casey is a graduate of Lehigh University with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering.
Bruce Weaver joined Specialized Career Search as a Recruiter in January 2014. He has recruited in cement, lime and chemical industries, and most recently in the steel industry. Bruce has over 25 years of experience in telecommunications as a Sales Engineer - with the majority of his career working for Verizon Large Business. Bruce's skills and extensive experience as a Sales Engineer carry over in successfully matching client job opportunities to candidate skill sets and aspirations.
Martin Turecky recently joined Specialized Career Search, concentrating in recruiting within the cement and lime industries. For the past 20 years, Martin has managed large, heavy industrial manufacturing facilities in cement, lime and plastics within North American and Europe. His leadership together with years of extensive experience in building his own management teams, enables him to successfully find candidates to fill the most challenging positions. In combination with his multi-cultural background and strong grasp of company operations, Martin excels in identifying candidates who possess the required knowledge, experience and cultural values that ultimately make them the ideal candidates.
An avid marathon swimmer, Martin has forged the discipline and energy to deliver his best effort – translating to success for both employers and candidates.
Martin received his Master of Science degree from Czech Technical University in Prague and his PMD (Program for Management Development) from Harvard Business School.
Karen Kulikowski joined Specialized Career Search as a Search Consultant/Project Manager in the summer of 2016. The majority of Karen’s career was in Marketing Communications and Digital Marketing roles managing websites. As a Search Consultant, Karen produces short lists of candidates for cement, lime and mining industry positions. She is looking forward to growing her network and gaining more connections to contact for current or future opportunities.
Karen graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a degree in English Writing and a minor in Marketing.