SL Baker Search Group Targets Manufacturing Recruitment Needs

(Hermitage, TN) – Consolidation, globalization and increased competition are just a few of the challenges and opportunities facing the manufacturing industry today, coupled with rising demand for skilled professional and executive talent. SL Baker Search Group was recently launched to help companies in the sector find and attract the people they need to optimize their operations. Owner and president of the new firm is Scott L. Baker, who brings over 30 years of manufacturing experience to the venture. SL Baker Search Group is an affiliate of MRINetwork, one of the largest executive search and recruitment organizations in the world.

“Mr. Baker comes to MRINetwork with extensive experience in the manufacturing sector, as well as valuable international insights,” says MRINetwork President John McDonald. “His background positions him to help his clients deal effectively with the critical issues facing their industry in today’s demanding environment.”

Baker’s credentials in the manufacturing sector include a wealth of international experience from his years of working in both Mexico and China. As a result, he has developed a global strategic vision while working primarily in metal forming and machining, both inside and outside of the automotive industry, and has created strong teams to carry out that vision.

Manufacturers are often in the position of balancing trade-offs – revenue growth and cost containment; customization and standardization; and competition and collaboration,” observes Baker. “The metals industry, for example, is moving towards consolidation to reduce costs and foster growth, while dealing with issues such as the cost of raw materials and rising demand from emerging markets.”

Before opening his search and recruitment business, Baker served as site director for Ride Control, LLC, the North American parent company of Gabriel® Shock Absorber Brand in Queretaro, Mexico. He was responsible for the safety, quality, delivery and cost of three manufacturing plants and a distribution center for local markets. Prior to that, he was a consultant to Maine Industrial Tire in Xingtai City, Hebei, China.

Baker uses his extensive network of industry contacts to find and place the vice presidents, directors, plant managers and engineers his clients need to remain competitive. He says, “Strategies have to be formulated, decisions made and plans implemented in the increasingly complex environment of the manufacturing world.”

For more information about SL Baker Search Group, contact Scott Baker:

Business Phone: 615.490.6182

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About SL Baker Search Group:
SL Baker Search Group, an affiliate of MRINetwork, specializes in placing top performers in manufacturing operations, metal forming and metal machining. For more information, visit 

About MRINetwork®:
Management Recruiters International, Inc., branded as MRINetwork®, is one of the largest executive search and recruitment organizations in the world. A subsidiary of CDI Corp. (NYSE:CDI), a global provider of engineering & information technology outsourcing solutions and professional staffing, MRINetwork has approximately 600 offices in  over 40 countries. Visit MRINetwork at For franchising opportunities, visit