Our Recruiters

Our recruiters have in depth knowledge of the Building Products Industries including; sales, marketing, project management/estimating, engineering, and manufacturing. Working together as a team our recruiters are able to source and place the right individuals. We are the experts in these industries. Let us provide the recruiting expertise needed to ensure your next hire is a true impact player.

Joe Bubenzer

Joe Bubenzer
President & Owner
JAB@MRDavidson.com

In addition to being Owner & President of MR Davidson since 2001, I have over 25 years experience occupying senior level positions in manufacturing companies. Positions served include: Chairman of Board - Thixotech, President/CEO of Bertram Yacht, Group President for Dura Automotive, Divisional President at ITT Automotive and Divisional Sales Manager at General Motors, Delco Remy Division.

Functional experience includes multiple positions in manufacturing, sales & engineering. Assignments encompassed global responsibility including assignments in Germany & England.

As you can gather from the above summary, I believe my experiences and those from the other associates at MR Davidson will allow us to understand your needs and business concerns.

I look forward to working with you.

Joe Bubenzer
Chris Swenson

Chris Swenson
Sr. Account Executive
CSwenson@MRDavidson.com

I was recruited to join Management Recruiters of Davidson / MR Davidson as an Account Executive over a decade ago and have personally achieved every record setting goal within our firm for multiple years. With over a decade of successful talent acquisitions, I have directly placed several impact C-Level, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Engineering and additional Senior Management professionals on every executive and associate level in the building products industry. My professional background with a multi-billion dollar organization groomed me for my current capacity. I bring an in-depth knowledge of all management positions through my proven experience working with multiple large, mid and small sized organizations in Manufacturing, Fabrication, Distribution & Retail channels.

I believe in planting seeds to grow strong relationships with the top 10% of the industry. The strength of my expertise is match making and having my finger on the pulse of future movements within our industry.

My goals are to assist my clients in building dynamic organizations with first-class professional talent. I also introduce diligent producers to opportunities that they would not otherwise have known about because they are too focused and successful to look.

My proven and successful experience is talent acquisition projects with all channels within the overall building materials industry. These partnerships include all product types with both public and private manufacturers, fabricators, distributors, dealers, retail, architectural, luxury, design build and overall management consulting. Proven expertise with specifically placing all levels of exempt positions from C-level to entry exempt. As the direct contact for Windows & Doors, my additional product expertise includes overall fenestration, curtainwall, glass, glazing, architectural metals, skylights, metal panels, windows / doors (both commercial & residential), smart glass / electrochromic, solar, hardware, stone / mason / pavers, siding, fence / deck / rail, steel, OEM, machinery, extrusions, green products, testing programs, kitchen & bath, cabinets, countertops, sinks, tubs, toilets, showers, faucets, fixtures, lawn & garden, lighting, tile, power generation / engines, plastics, aluminum, HVAC, air and water filtration, etc.

Whether you are building a dynamic team or are interested in joining one, I look forward to working with you.

Chris Swenson
Abigail Seymour

Abigail Seymour
Sr. Account Executive
aseymour@mrdavidson.com

My passion for helping people combined with my experiences in Social Work, Business Management and Real Estate led me to the Account Executive position at Management Recruiters of Davidson Ė Building Materials/ Power Systems and Glass/Glazing Divisions. After graduating from Appalachian State University with a BS in Social Work; I worked with families and teens in crisis. After running several successful restaurants on both the East and West Coast, I also pursued a real estate career as part of one of the most successful real estate teams in the Charlotte area (Top 100 in USA @ $73 Million/yr.). In 2001, I formed my own rental company, Esther Jane Investments (named after my grandmother) where I owned, managed, and rented multiple properties throughout the Charlotte area. The ties made with a variety of Building Product professionals from this venture, combined with MR Davidsonís years of networking in Building Products have ideally positioned me to serve the Building Materials and Power Systems Industries for Recruiting & Search.

I work closely with manufacturers, fabricators, distributors, contractors, management, & human resources providing the best fit for positions in management, sales, project management/estimating, operations, design and all engineering/technical positions. Examples of products include curtainwall, glass, glazing, architectural metals, skylights, metal panels, windows/doors (both commercial & residential) kitchen & bath, cabinets, countertops, sinks, tubs, toilets, showers, faucets, fixtures, lawn & garden, lighting, tile, windows, doors, power generation/engines, plastics, aluminum, HVAC, air and water filtration, etc.

I look forward to assisting you utilizing all the resources and experience MR Davidson has to offer; whether it is for your company needs or for your individual career advancement.

Abigail Seymour
Jaime Bubenzer

Brad Bubenzer
Account Executive
brad@mrdavidson.com

I started my career as an Engineer in the construction industry, working for one of the largest contractors in North America.

Having held multiple positions within Kiewit (estimating engineer, quality control, safety rep, field engineer), Iíve developed a familiarity with the construction process from start to finish. In doing so, Iíve also cultivated relationships with many subcontractors, general contractors, manufacturers, fabricators, and distributors both large and small all across the country.

Specializing in recruiting Engineers, Managers, and Sales Representatives within the Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing industry, I look forward to helping you find the position youíve been searching for.

Brad Bubenzer
Phil Garaas

Phil Garaas
Account Executive
phil@mrdavidson.com

My recruiter/placement specialty is Estimators, Preconstruction Managers, Project Managers, Project Executives, Project Engineers, and Field Superintendents for Commercial, Industrial, and Specialty Contractors.

Before joining MR Davidson I was associated with commercial, industrial, and special construction projects throughout the US. I worked closely with client executives and the individuals responsible for design, estimating, project management and construction phases. I have always excelled at building long term relationships by focusing on my clientís needs and helping individuals advance their careers.

Recruiting requires active listening to both clients and candidates. Complete comprehension leads to a better search process, superior candidates, and effective results. Finding and placing the best candidates that meet the qualifications, experience, and personality to client culture results in mutually beneficial results for everyone.

I have always had a passion for helping others to reach their full potential in my work and personal life. I devote much of my personal time focused on projects that improve the quality of life for those in our local community and beyond.

Phil Garaas
Jaime Bubenzer

Jaime Bubenzer
Office Manager
admin@mrdavidson.com

I came to MR Davidson following 7 years of Management with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. I graduated with a BS in Hospitality Management from East Carolina University and bring this knowledge and my experiences from Hyatt to the position of Office Manager at MR Davidson.

I enjoy the opportunity to work with our clients and candidates to create partnerships that benefit all.

Jaime Bubenzer

The best companies have teams of people that work so well together, they improve and even inspire each other to reach new levels of achievement. We work with our clients in much the same way, as part of a team that is committed to finding and hiring the right people at the pace your business demands.

This is accomplished in large part by using a personal approach to each search. We combine our streamlined recruiting methodology and the knowledge of our industry experts, customized to help you target the next impact player for your team

This approach includes providing the right amount of collaboration, research and intuition needed to deliver a few well-chosen candidates, instead of a mass of untested resumes. And we provide our services with the kind of professionalism and accountability that you would expect from a team member.