Case study: head of am business unit

head of ADDITIVE manufacturing business unit

Client: extrude hone

Location: united Kingdom


The case

Extrude Hone is a post-processing company specialized in shaping, finishing and deburring solutions.

Extrude Hone has developed a unique finishing process that has specific application for parts produced through additive manufacturing

With their extensive knowledge in complex post processing, Extrude Hone wanted to leverage this in the growing AM market.

Having established a small team to further develop the proposition, they were looking for an entrepreneurial Director to lead that team.

Extrude Hone did not, at the time, have a presence in the AM industry, and thus they needed a partner that could identify the right people but also engage them in the Director opportunity; they needed a partner with knowledge and network.

the placement

Alexander Daniels Global were engaged on a retained basis to conduct a search and identify suitable professionals with knowledge of additive manufacturing and strong leadership qualities.

Working to a very tight schedule, the initial process was completed in 8 weeks with an offer being extended to a candidate.

Unfortunately the first candidate, after initially accepting the offer, decided to remain with their existing employer.

Very quickly Alexander Daniels Global delivered a second shortlist, drawing candidates from the initial screening process. A second offer was made and the candidate started within 4 months of the start of the process.

Through partnering with Alexander Daniels Global, Extrude Hone saved significant money, time and effort. As a result, Extrude Hone were able to focus on developing their AM Business Unit to enter the industry efficiently.


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