Testimonials

“I have engaged with Daniel McDonald of Lean Executives Ltd on several key assignments. Daniel delivered a fantastic service and result and really demonstrated his expertise as a recruiter and a Lean specialist within recruitment. I endorse the work of Lean Executives very strongly.”

 Mark Noakes, Director – Operational Excellence at Coca-Cola Enterprises

“I have worked with Daniel for several years now, and have found him to be an excellent person to work with, who is committed and passionate in all he does. I have dealt with many recruiters in my position and have found that Daniel has been the best by far. He communicates well and is 100% trust worthy in all he does. I will know doubt be working with him many times again in the future. Great guy”

Peter Watkins, Global Lean Enterprise & Business Excellence Director at GKN Plc

“Daniel was recommended to me by a very good friend and ex-colleague back in 2005 who had great things to say about him and his lean headhunting services. I have since come to learn what differentiates Daniel from others in his field of expertise. He balances high levels of integrity, professionalism and lean expertise in a way that really adds value to the candidate. In addition to this, Daniel takes the time to truly understand the candidate and their perspective so that they are best represented when he interacts with the client. Not only would I recommend Daniel to any senior lean experts who are considering their career options, I would also recommend him to any organisations who need a world class service to deliver their lean recruitment campaign.”

Stephen Manley, Head of Transformation at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

“I worked with Daniel over a number of months and found his advice, integrity and knowledge of the market excellent. He always kept me informed and liaised in a very professional manner with both me and the client. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone looking to use the services of a knowledgeable, personable and honest recruitment adviser.”

Steve Casey, Head of Supply Chain Performance Improvement at Nestle Waters Management and Technology

“Over the past few years Daniel has supported me in the search for a number of high calibre individuals in middle management and at board level. He truly understands lean and the benefits it brings to a company. He applies this on a daily basis when you work with him, always focused, never wasting time, and asking those challenging questions to ensure there is complete mutual clarity. He always brought to the table a high quality short list of candidates, on time!”

Richard Tuck, President at Crane Process Flow Technologies

“Daniel uses his considerable knowledge and network to solve often quite complex issues in a creative way. His personal style lends itself well to getting to the desired results in a realistic time scale and he has always been able to deliver results that have met or exceeded expectations. I have no hesitation in sending people to talk to Daniel to solve their recruitment needs.”

Bob Smith, Managing Director at B Hepworth Ltd

“Daniel has always delivered the highest standard of candidates and met our requirements both in the UK and in Europe, some of which were highly specialist positions. He has always delivered on time and we were kept informed at all stages of the process. I highly recommend Daniel for his honesty, integrity and excellent work.”

Jose Santiago, (ex-VP HR EIMEA at Crane Co.)

“Daniel is an excellent partner to assist you with finding the ideal project or full time role in the Lean industry. He has a wealth of knowledge of clients looking for support and who he believes will fit the bill. He is therefore great value to a client who is looking for the right pedigree to assist them and the lean specialist looking for their next challenge.”

John Rutter, Head of Transformation at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

“Daniel takes time to understand client needs and builds strong relationships and understanding with them. His knowledge and expertise within his sector means that he delivers the right candidates for the role. He is a trustworthy and reliable partner that I would have no hesitation in recommending.”

Gary Jacklin, Global Supply Chain Excellence Director at GKN Plc

“Daniel is an expert in his field. He builds relationships and understanding, before demonstrating his expertise. His focus and attention to detail has always been impressive”

Bill Ulyett, Global Lean Process Leader at AstraZeneca

“Daniel has placed me twice in the last 8 years. He is a pleasure to deal with for his thorough, committed and professional approach.”

Russell Watkins, Independent Business Consultant (ex-Group Lean Manufacturing Manager at JCB)

“Daniel is a resourceful, professional and well connected recruitment executive. His industry background together with his focus on detail, entrepreneurial spirit and core knowledge of lean manufacturing make him an excellent ‘go-to’ person when sourcing skilled and experienced TPS executives.”

Jacob Kilby

“Daniel is a great person to be connected with. He is contact with a wide range of Lean thinkers and keeps them constantly updated with opportunities as they occur. He seems to have a real interest in trying to help not only his clients for whom he is recruiting, but for the candidates in helping them to find a position which suits them as well. He always keeps to his word in terms of calling back or sending on information and provides thorough and honest feedback.”

Gary Ewins

“I recently dealt with Daniel when I was applying for an operations position. His professionalism, attention to detail and conduct throughout the process far exceeded the levels experienced with other recruitment companies. From a client’s perspective Daniel represented the client with passion and enthusiasm. I will use Daniel in the future when I am recruiting as in my experience; he represents his clients better than competitors.”

 Kevin Challenger, Manager – Mulliner, Bentley Motors Ltd.

“Daniel is an outstanding consultant, dynamic, competent and pragmatic in his approach to understanding and dealing promptly with any and all issues he confronts. He’s a first class communicator and a notable expert in his chosen field. He has an infectious enthusiasm and has become a formidable ally in my career that I hope will continue to be of mutual benefit for many more years to come.”

Steve Pickering, Chief Executive, Lean Horizons Consulting Ltd

“Daniel recruited me in my early days and he did a super job, he stood by all the way of the process. Then when I needed someone to help me with some hirings I wanted to him to be the lead recruiter. I was spoilt for choice, good, pre-screened candidates matching the requirements. I would work with Daniel any time”

Jorge Gonzalez, General Manager Manufacturing at Triumph International

“Daniel has been always instrumental when I most needed. His ability to head hunt candidates not only with the expert knowledge necessary for the job, but also with the qualities and principles that would fit the corporate culture has been outstanding. To me that is one of the biggest challenges of external recruitment and Daniel has proven himself more than once! I am very thankful to him.”

Patrick Faget, Corporate LEAN Manager Europe at Nestle .

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