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Owner Association Board

  Allen Wass, CPC – PresidentAllen Wass is the President of the Sanford Rose Associates Owner’s Association Board and President of Sanford Rose Associates® – Hudson, an executive search firm focused on partnering with companies that process Chemicals and Specialty Materials.  In addition to his recruiting expertise, Allen held engineering, purchasing and operations management leadership positions during a ten-year career with General Electric. Prior to opening the Hudson office in 2000, he was Plant Manager of the Dover Products Plant, a facility that processes molybdenum wire and manufactures lighting components. Allen has proven success with Sanford Rose Associates®as evidenced by several network awards won by his office.  Allen is also a member of the following organizations: American Ceramic Society (ACerS), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), APMI International, ASM International, Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST), National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS), Rubber Division of American Chemical Society (ACS), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).

Allen earned a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management and is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC).

  Brett Blair, CPC – Vice President
Brett Blair is the Secretary of the Sanford Rose Associates Owner’s Association Board and Managing Partner of Sanford Rose Associates® – Brighton. Brett has a passion for people.  He is naturally pulled in the direction to help people.  He loves his Sanford Rose Associates®Executive Search business for that reason.  It’s sole purpose is to help people, and subsequently….organizations.  It helps leaders of companies, it helps new employees…and in turn, their families, their communities, and in a small way, it helps the world.

Brett comes from a 22 year corporate career, with prior experience with RE/MAX, 3M, and Alcoa.  He enjoyed multiple functional roles over that time, culminating as General Manager of a $200 million automotive parts manufacturing business.  Brett holds a BS-Industrial Engineering degree, and an MBA – Finance.  He has also studied in Japan and has extensive experience working in Mexico and Europe. His experience, education, personality, drive and passion to help people have positioned Brett well to lead the Sanford Rose Associates® – Brighton firm to growth and success.

 joe Joe Burns – TreasurerJoe Burns is a Principal of Sanford Rose Associates® – Philadelphia North office. Founded in 1959, Sanford Rose Associates® serves the needs of corporate and institutional clients from over sixty offices in North America, Europe and Asia. Rather than recruiting generalists, each Sanford Rose office specializes in a particular industry or profession and conducts its searches on a national and international basis.In addition to his search experience, Joe has 20 years direct experience in the chemical industry. Joe started his career as a production chemist at Petrarch Systems Inc., in Bristol, PA. He subsequently moved into sales positions at NL Industries, Sun Chemical Corporation, Morton International, and UCB Chemicals.

Specialties: Sanford Rose Associates® is dedicated to helping organizations grow and prosper through the identification and selection of key executive management professionals.

 jack Jack Smith – SecretaryJack is President of Sanford Rose Associates® – Milwaukee and has served a broad base of small, medium, and Fortune 500 sized U. S. and international companies in the industrial, manufacturing, supply chain, environmental remediation services, and human resources outsourcing sectors.  Jack has recruited chief executive and chief operating officers, and group and business unit presidents and managing directors for public and private companies.  He has also recruited senior corporate officers across key functional disciplines in accounting, finance, information technology, business development, sales and marketing, manufacturing, engineering, R&D, Six Sigma and lean, human resources, and supply chain.

Jack thoroughly enjoys his family, fly fishing, the Green Bay Packers, CSU Fullerton Titan baseball, golf and reading.  He and his wife Kristine live in Kohler, WI and La Quinta, CA.

 bill Bill Boeger – Sanford Rose Associates® – Madison Managing Director, William “Bill” Boeger has 25 years of career experience in manufacturing operations, engineering and automation. Prior to opening the Madison office in early 2004, he worked with Kraft Foods, inclusive of work with the Oscar Mayer Meats, Cheese & Cultured Dairy, Pizza, Desserts, Beverage, Warehouse & Distribution and other functions. In his early career Bill worked in Plastic Packaging for Food & Beverage and Medical Device Industries.His roots are in dairy farming in Wisconsin. His travels took him across North America as he worked across multiple manufacturing facilities.Bill brings strong, hands-on knowledge of Operations Management, Research & Development and Engineering and how these functions interact with Sales & Marketing, Procurement, Finance, Industrial Technology Systems and Executive Management.

An alumnus of the University of Wisconsin, Bill, his staff and the Food Industry Group bring knowledge of the industry and an appreciation of the added value in aligning the perfect fit for your organization.