Industry Expertise

Industrial Executive Roles

Globalization of business and competition. Outsourcing. High-growth new markets. Far-flung supply chains. Succession planning. New technologies and innovation. The need to continue to drive operational excellence in the midst of it all.

These are just some of the challenges facing the 21st-century industrial sector. Navigating them successfully requires boards and leadership teams that not only possess deep knowledge of their businesses but are adaptive, transformational, digitally literate, and globally aware. These challenges call for leaders who are at once strategic and operational, who are market savvy and commercially adept, and who are mindful of the impact of their decisions in both the short and long term.

Aided by our carefully built and maintained network of candidates, sources, references, and clients – combined with the depth of knowledge our seasoned consultants bring to the table – Diversified Search Group offers outstanding search leadership throughout the industrial economy. In addition, our firm’s unparalleled track record of developing highly inclusive slates of candidates – inclusive in terms of ethnic and gender diversity, but, just as important, in terms of diversity of thought and perspective – qualifies us as the best executive search partner available.


  • Industrial Services
  • Minerals and Materials
  • Metals
  • Mining
  • Oil and Gas
  • Paint and Coatings
  • Pulp, Paper, and Packaging
  • Utilities
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Agribusiness
  • Automotive
  • Building Materials and Products
  • Chemicals, Plastics, and Polymers
  • Engineering, Construction, and Infrastructure
  • Equipment and Machinery
  • Industrial Electronics and Precision Engineering
  • Aviation, Transportation and Logistics

Kevin B. Kelly

Managing Director and Practice Leader, Industrial

With more than 30 years in executive search, Kevin Kelly is a Managing Director in our Atlanta office and leads the firm’s Industrial practice. He conducts CEO, Division President and functional leadership searches in operations, sales, marketing, finance and others for clients in the industrial sector. Kevin is an active member of the firm’s Board practice and also works with private equity firms and their portfolio companies.  His clients include an array of discrete and process manufacturers, energy sector participants, and industrial service providers.

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