History of Success

Leverage Three Decades Of Recruiting Agency Success

More than 30 years ago, Jim Kay founded an executive recruiting agency dedicated to serving the client. Over the years Jim Kay and Associates built a strong reputation for reliable, responsive executive search services placing thousands of candidates in with Fortune 500 Companies, multibillion dollar technical companies, as well as high tech startup companies and established manufacturers.

Brian PahlHonoring the tradition of confidential, professional, research- based executive and technical recruiting, Brian Pahl refined the process using cutting edge techniques to develop the Critical Fit ProcessSM. Brian and his team are dedicated to continuing to focus on serving clients by reaching into the global marketplace to find the best candidate who will succeed quickly and fit for the long term.

Brian Pahl is by far the one of the best outside recruiters I’ve worked with over the years. He is personable, smart, resourceful, and well connected within the high-tech industry…. but most of all he’s a real pleasure to work with. I can highly recommend Brian and his firm without hesitation.

Employee Engagement & Retention Manager – Fortune 500 Electronics Company

While many search firms may abandon the search after 60 days, Critical Fit Recruiting commits to finding the right candidate. In one company, Critical Fit has placed 62 people over 10 years, and in another 33 in 4 years. Brian and his team become part of your team.

Put the Critical Fit Recruiting to work for your organization today.

Recent Executive and Technical Recruiting Success Placements:

Fortune 500 Company

  • Senior Principal Engineer
  • Plant Manager
  • Director, Strategic Initiatives
  • Sales Engineer
  • Senior Scientist Handheld Devices
  • Senior MEMS Engineer
  • SHE Specialist
  • Reactive Products Technology Manager
  • Quality Engineer
  • Business Improvement Project Manager
  • Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Senior Chemist
  • Applications Engineer
  • Market Development
  • Plant Financial Manager
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist Lead
  • Customer Supplier Development Manager
  • Senior Process Engineer
  • Manager of Process Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Technician
  • Market Segment Leader
  • Site Manager
  • Field Service Representative
  • Production Supervisor
  • Site Manager
  • Production Planning Supervisor
  • Process Engineer
  • Production Supervisor
  • Process Engineering Manager

Multi Billion Electronics Organization

  • Manager, Global Reliability Labs
  • Senior Materials Engineer
  • Senior Electrical System Engineer
  • Sr. Principal MEMS Process Engineer
  • Product Line Manager
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Program Manager
  • MEMS Engineer
  • Microcircuit Project Engineer
  • Staff Engineer
  • Staff Engineer/Team Leader
  • Lead Manufacturing Engineer
  • Senior Design Engineer
  • Engineer
  • Senior Quality Manager
  • Market Development Manager
  • Senior MEMS Modeling Engineer
  • Senior Quality Engineer
  • Senior Mechanical Engineer

Medium Size Machinery Manufacturer

  • Buyer/Project Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Safety Engineer
  • Engineering Project Manager

Global Consumer Products Organization

  • Senior Packaging Engineer
  • Senior Project Engineer
  • IT Manager
  • IT Concept Owner

Robotic Work Cell Organization

  • Mechanical Design Engineer (3)

Off Road Vehicle Industry

  • EHS Leader

Multi-Billion Semiconductor Company

  • Market Development Director

Start-up Semiconductor Organization

  • Electronics Packaging Manager

Large Test & Measurement Manufacturer

  • Technical Project Manager

Telecom Equipment Manufacturer

  • Field Applications Engineer

Automotive Aftermarket Parts Organization

  • Quality Assurance Engineer

Large Semiconductor Organization

  • Principal Audio Algorithm Developer

Metal Manufacturing Organization

  • Design Engineer

Small Automation Component Organization

  • Sales Engineer