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The industrial sector forms the backbone of today’s society—and lays the groundwork for tomorrow. From integrating new technologies into business models, to a greater focus on ESG/sustainability, to increased local connectivity through globalized supply chains, the industrial sector continues to evolve—and so do its talent needs.
 

While the industrial world will always have its roots in traditional veins, such as machinery and construction, today it is so much more—and those segments are all advancing. From smart mobility to CleanTech, new technologies and evolving stakeholder priorities have shifted how industrial companies do business and the talent they need.

Antonio Ianora, Global Industrial Practice Group Leader


We help companies, ranging from the Fortune 250 to midsized PE-backed enterprises and family-owned companies, identify, attract, assess, benchmark, and develop their executive talent, as well as discover and onboard new voices into the organization. In addition, we help organizations develop both short- and long-term strategies as they start or accelerate their digital transformation or diversity, equity, and inclusion journeys.

As former industrial segment executives and experts, we bring knowledge of talent and of the actual industry pressures and challenges, having lived some of them ourselves. We tap into our global network of consultants to harness all of our Firm’s resources to uncover creative people solutions and help you meet the disruptive challenges of your industrial sector. 

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Industrial Consultants

Antonio Ianora

Antonio Ianora

Milan

Global Lead

Antonio Ianora, based in Milan, leads Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice with specializations in energy, automotive, and machinery and industrial… Read more

Olli Laurén

Olli Laurén

Washington, D.C. Office Leader

Olli Laurén serves as Managing Partner in Washington D.C. He also leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Machinery & Industrial Technology practice. Read more

YaoSong Chen

YaoSong Chen

Washington, D.C.

Yao Chen, based in Washington DC, advises automotive and machinery companies on C-suite succession and board consulting. Read more

William Houston

William Houston

Washington, D.C.

Will Houston, based in Washington, D.C., has more than 20 years of experience in the industrial and technology sectors, the military, and federal… Read more

John Lowry

John Lowry

Washington, D.C.

John Lowry is a member of Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice, with more than 15 years of experience in the industrial sector. Based in Washington DC… Read more

Lena Triantogiannis

Lena Triantogiannis

New York

Lena Triantogiannis co-leads Egon Zehnder’s partnership with Mobius Executive Leadership as well as its global Accelerated Integration practice. Read more

Martin Juhn

Martin Juhn

New York

Martin is a leader in the Media, Entertainment & Sports Practice & key member of the Technology Practice. Read more

Diana Fox

Diana Fox

New York

Diana Fox, based in New York, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Chemical and Process Industries Practice with a specialization in chemicals, agribusiness… Read more

Anne-Claire Monod

Anne-Claire Monod

New York

Anne-Claire Monod is a sought-out advisor to industrial businesses who has developed trusted relationships with Fortune 500 corporations as well as… Read more

Tim McNicholas

Tim McNicholas

Boston Office Leader

Tim McNicholas is the Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s Boston office and leads our Human Resource practice in the United States. Read more

Lisa Blais

Lisa Blais

Boston

Lisa Blais serves on Egon Zehnder’s Board of Directors and leads the firm’s US Board Practice. She also recently served as Managing Partner of the… Read more

Alex Payne

Alex Payne

Boston

Based in Boston, Alex Payne is active in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial, Energy, and Private Equity practices with particular focuses on strategy… Read more

Matthias Bolling

Matthias Bolling

Boston

Matthias Bolling, based in Boston, supports industrial, technology, and private equity clients and organizations with a global manufacturing… Read more

Julie Kalt

Julie Kalt

Boston

Julie Kalt, based in Boston, is a leader in Egon Zehnder’s Leadership Advisory Practice. Julie partners with clients on leadership assessment… Read more

Grant Clayton

Grant Clayton

Atlanta Office Leader, Palo Alto

Grant Clayton is the Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s Atlanta office and Head of Egon Zehnder’s Financial Officers practice in the U.S. Grant… Read more

Ian Bolin

Ian Bolin

Atlanta, Detroit

Ian Bolin, based in Atlanta and Detroit, leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Automotive and Mobility Practice. Read more


Thought Leadership | Industrial

Why Decentralized Companies Outperform Their Industrial Peers

Why Decentralized Companies Outperform Their Industrial Peers

CEOs and presidents share why a common language, ownership mindset, and culture of discontent contribute to this organizational structure’s success. Read more

The Human Power of the Energy Transition

The Human Power of the Energy Transition

There are fundamental challenges in the energy industry today on all fronts, which require new approaches and awareness for winners to identify and unlock… Read more

Leading Through the Unexpected

Leading Through the Unexpected

The chief financial officer position was already being recalibrated before COVID-19 struck, however, the global pandemic demonstrated in real time how the CFO’s role… Read more

Hydrogen Talent Rising

Hydrogen Talent Rising

The coming talent battle over the energy transition’s oldest new technology. Read more

COVID-19 Accelerates New Business Models

COVID-19 Accelerates New Business Models

The COVID-19 crisis is adversely affecting the whole world and the utility industry has been no exception. Nevertheless, the industry is keeping essential services… Read more

A Conversation with EPC CEOs on COVID-19

A Conversation with EPC CEOs on COVID-19

Egon Zehnder hosted a virtual meeting with CEOs in the Engineering, Procurement and Construction industry across a wide and diverse range of sectors, to… Read more

Beyond Keeping the Lights On

Beyond Keeping the Lights On

Senior P&L leaders are forced to make difficult choices with regard to their employees, suppliers, customers, and business partners. Here's how they are tackling… Read more

Learning from Each Other During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Learning from Each Other During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Leaders from six major industrial and manufacturing companies and groups operating in India gathered on a video call on March 13 to share how… Read more

Energy and Industrial Board Member Insights

Energy and Industrial Board Member Insights

Board members share six takeaways for how to pursue CEO succession. Read more

Tech 'Tonic'

Tech 'Tonic'

Our research shows that the Innovation / R&D function in industrial companies is not getting the attention it deserves, and this carries real consequences… Read more

Overcoming Turbulence: How the Aviation Industry Can Soar

Overcoming Turbulence: How the Aviation Industry Can Soar

What are the biggest challenges facing aviation executives? We asked 30 experts across the industry, from airline carriers to travel tech companies, to find… Read more

CERAWeek

CERAWeek

Egon Zehnder has partnered with CERAWeek since 2015, convening an annual CEO Breakfast Panel that brings together top energy decision-makers from around the world… Read more

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