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(Elgin, Illinois) July 2012 – Management Recruiters of Elgin, recognized as one of the top 3% offices of MRINetwork, has successfully assisted Elgin Fastener Group of Versailles, Indiana in acquiring their new Chief Operating Officer, Michael Wilson.  Wilson, a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, has an extensive career in managing the operations of industrial and manufacturing companies and was most recently the Director of Operations & Quality Assurance for MAG Industrial Automation Systems, a global machine tool and systems company.  Prior to MAG, Wilson was the Vice President of Operations for a government contractor and spent his early career in manufacturing engineering.  Wilson graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology and an MBA in Finance & General Management.

“I am thrilled to have joined the executive team of Elgin Fastener Group. The organization will be a great place for me to leverage my lean manufacturing and operations background to contribute significantly to the growth and value of the company.  I am sure there will be many unique challenges and obstacles that I look forward to facing as a member of a top level executive management team,” said Wilson.

Nate Skow, a Partner at Management Recruiters of Elgin, began working with Jeff Liter, CEO of Elgin Fastener Group, in April of 2012 to assist the organization with a multitude of high-priority searches.  “I am grateful that Mr. Skow could be instrumental in helping us identify Michael as our new Chief Operating Officer,” said Jeff Liter, CEO of Elgin Fastener Group.  “I am very excited to have Mr. Wilson joining the team.  His comprehensive knowledge of manufacturing and his passion for continuous improvement and quality will be of remarkable value to our organization. We welcome him to the team and are looking forward to the impact he will make to our company.”

“Nate is one of the most dedicated recruiters in the industry,” said Mike Reeves, Managing Director of Management Recruiters of Elgin. “He consistently gives superior service to both his clients and his candidates, and has been rewarded by their loyalty to him.”

Reeves noted that Skow has been a consistent high performer over the years he has been in business. In 2011 he ranked in the MRINetwork Top 25 recruiters for the Midwest Region, Top 15 in his area of expertise and in the Top 200 of all MRINetwork recruiters worldwide, In addition, Skow has been a Pacesetter—an elite group of top MRINetwork recruiters—nearly every year of his 12 year career with MRINetwork.

Skow, who has been in the business since 2000, specializes in healthcare and working with venture capital firms to staff their portfolio companies.  “I have enjoyed identifying talent than can make an immediate impact in an organization,” he said. “It is a pleasure to work with professionals and organizations who understand the intrinsic value that top talent brings to the table.”

Management Recruiters of Elgin, which has been in operation since 1976, also has recruitment specialties in the Renewable Energy, Healthcare, Engineering, Patent Law/Legal, Healthcare IT, Local Market, and Commercial Finance industries.


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About Management Recruiters of Elgin:

Management Recruiters of Elgin, Inc. ( is an executive search firm providing staffing and recruiting services to companies around the world seeking top-caliber talent.  Founded in 1976 by Ronald C. Reeves, Management Recruiters of Elgin, Inc. is an independently owned franchise of MRINetwork™, one of the world’s largest executive search and recruitment firms (

About Elgin Fastener Group:

Elgin Fastener Group ( is comprised of seven leading domestic fastener manufacturers (Ohio Rod Products, Leland Powell Fasteners, Chandler Products, Silo Fasteners, Landreth Fastener, Quality Bolt & Screw, and Northern Wire) offering a complete range of special, semi-standard, and custom fasteners in a wide variety of styles, sizes, materials, and finishes; a metal finishing company (Best Metal Finishing); and an engineering and international procurement division (Elgin Fasteners International). Elgin Fastener Group is a portfolio company of Audax Group.


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