Lucas Group Hires New Cincinnati Manufacturing Managing Partner

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Jimmy Dwertman brought on to spearhead new practice group in Ohio

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Jimmy truly understands our client base, because he has been on the inside of a plant floor and knows how key a strategic new hire can be to the overall success of the company.

Lucas Group, America’s top executive search firm, has hired Jimmy Dwertman as Managing Partner for the new Cincinnati Manufacturing office. A native of Cincinnati, Dwertman brings nearly a decade of manufacturing management, recruiting and sales experience to the Lucas Group team.

“We are thrilled to have Jimmy join our team as Managing Partner of our new Manufacturing branch in Cincinnati,” said Charlie Wilgus, General Manager of Lucas Group’s Manufacturing practice group. “We are confident in his ability to grow and lead the new Cincinnati Manufacturing office using his diverse background in manufacturing, sales, executive search and talent management. Jimmy truly understands our client base, because he has been on the inside of a plant floor and knows how key a strategic new hire can be to the overall success of the company.”

A graduate of the United States Army Ranger School in Fort Benning, Dwertman continued his service as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army until 2007. He then proceeded to work in leadership roles within several manufacturing companies such as Avery Dennison and Clopay Plastics before beginning his recruiting career with Orion in 2015. Quickly making a name for himself in the industry, he was awarded Rookie of the Year for 2015 at Orion. Dwertman attended Northern Kentucky University, where he played on the soccer team all four years; he is also a five time Ironnman Finisher and recently completed the Ironman Muncie.

“Lucas Group’s manufacturing practice continues to grow, and while we have been serving clients in Cincinnati for a number of years, we are excited to establish our footprint in the area to offer a more hands-on approach,” said Wilgus. “Our expert recruiters combine national reach together with localized search methods to uncover talent that no one else can. We are eager to plant our flag in Cincinnati to be able to continue to assist Midwest companies find the professionals they need to drive success.”

Lucas Group’s Cincinnati manufacturing office will add to the firm’s existing offerings in the area—Accounting & Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology. In addition to those practice groups, Lucas Group provides expert recruiting services across three other areas—Legal, Military Transition and Sales & Marketing. Since 1970, the firm has worked with exceptional talent and the industry’s leading employers to address critical staffing needs and make strategic, long-term employment matches. Lucas Group’s more than 300 recruiters are located in 15 offices throughout the U.S. including the new Cincinnati Manufacturing branch.

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Lucas Group is North America’s premier executive search firm. Since 1970, our culture and methodologies have driven superior results. We assist clients ranging in size from small to medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 companies find transcendent, executive talent; candidates fully realize their ambitions; and associates find professional success. To learn more, please visit Lucas Group at and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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