"The philosophy of this office is to identify client needs from the client point of view, and then provide creative and effective solutions for those needs. After consultation with the client, it is then the account executive’s responsibility as a professional search consultant to respond by tailoring a system that will attract the talent in the marketplace that will assist the client with whatever goals they have in the shortest period of time."

Gary Akin         Joe Slack         Nikki Akin

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Gary Akin, Co-Owner
Desk Specialties: General Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineers, Project Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Research & Development Engineers, Control Engineers, Machine Instrumentation Engineers, Engineering Managers, Project Managers, Factory Automation Engineers, Field Service Technicians.

Prior to establishing Management Recruiters of Champions, Gary spent much of his sales and sales management career developing his skills to better identify the customer’s needs from the customer’s point of view. At MR Champions, we find this needs analysis discipline works equally well for both client and candidate.  Having managed salespersons selling services or equipment, Gary always relied on a strong customer focus to properly and clearly identify needs before recommending a solution. As division sales manager of a food service equipment manufacturer, Gary gained valuable insight into the product design, development, manufacturing and marketing processes.

Gary’s background and focus assists him greatly as he recruits for engineering, manufacturing and sales positions in the manufacture of food processing, packaging, conveying and system integration equipment.  If you are looking for experienced engineering people who can take a product from concept through completed design and manufacturing, as well as Sales Engineers, Gary would like to visit with you! Throughout the years, Gary has honed his recruiting process and developed a network of offices he works with to quickly procure candidates for specific positions.  Please visit Gary's General Manufacturing web page.

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Joe Slack, Account Executive
Desk Specialties: Metal Cutting & Forming, Machine Tools, Sealing Products

Joe began his career in a manufacturing and engineering environment with a major manufacturer of construction and agricultural equipment.  After some time with a job shop gear manufacturer, Joe’s career made a rather drastic change, into the sales/marketing arena, with several companies in the carbide industry. He progressed through the ranks to sales management, eventually reaching the status of vice president of sales.

Joe began his recruiting career in 1997 – concentrating on the local market in Houston. Once Joe joined MRChampions, he broadened his market area significantly, specializing in the metal cutting, metal forming and machine tool industries, as well as some portions of the sealing products field, with special expertise in carbide and ceramic industries.

Joe’s vast background in these industries provides him the knowledge to better understand and qualify each candidate in order to better serve his client companies on a nationwide basis.  Please visit Joe's Metal Cutting web page.

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Nikki Akin, Co-owner/Administrative Manager

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