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Timothy Smith is the Managing Director/Founder of the ASLON Group, whose mission is to be the leading integrity-based retained search firm focused on identifying, assessing and delivering world-class leaders in the manufacturing, technology and service industries.

Mr. Smith has led assignments for Presidents/CEOs and Directors, Chief Financial Officers, General Managers and functional Vice Presidents of sales, marketing, operations, human resources, information technology and engineering/development. The business segments he has served include chemicals, advanced materials, precision instruments, capital equipment, plastics, medical devices, hardware/software and IT services.

Utilizing a strategic, swift, process-oriented approach to each assignment, Mr. Smith performs a thorough assessment of client needs prior to initiating a project. He is known for his personal service and his understanding of the candidate’s expectations. His clients have described him as reliable and highly focused, with an ability to communicate with everyone involved in the search process to influence successful completion. Mr. Smith is also noted for his tenacity and innovative approach to building relationships with great candidates.

Mr. Smith brings over 25 years of search experience to the firm and has held senior management positions at Christian & Timbers, Source Finance and Brunswick Corporation. He specializes in building high-quality executive management teams for clients ranging from Fortune 100 public to private equity, early-stage corporations. His entrepreneurial understanding stems from his past experience as the founder of a service company that he grew to over 100 employees.

After visiting Asia and Europe in 2005, Mr. Smith was inspired to expand his services globally. After completing US projects for European and Asian-based companies, he has now successfully applied his process of search to find leaders in the emerging global markets for his US-based clients. Mr. Smith is currently on the leadership council and serves as the Practice Group Leader for the Leadership and Talent Services Sector of the International Executive Search Federation (IESF), the largest search network in the world which has an established local partner network in over 40 countries.

Mr. Smith has built the senior executive teams for multinational technology and manufacturing companies such as Mettler Toledo, Master Chemical, Chart Industries and Materion Corporation. He has a rich portfolio of leadership centric knowledge and competencies that are fueled by a proprietary process that is applicable for a wide scope of leadership voids.

Mr. Smith obtained his BS in Business from Miami University. He serves on the board of his church as well as Hiram College’s Board of Visitors. He is also on the board of Lifework Leadership Northeast Ohio, an educational program dedicated to mentoring business leaders. Mr. Smith is highly regarded for his uncompromising integrity and honest communication with his clients and candidates.

About the Aslon Group

On behalf of our clients, The ASLON Group (Az’lon) conducts retained searches for strategically critical executives while providing related consulting services. Forty-one percent of our work represents repeat business with our installed client base. With over 25 years of experience in the search industry, we are well qualified to find the best executive for our clients. Our reputation stems from a dedication to the achievement of our clients’ business objectives–not merely to completing search assignments. On behalf of our candidates, The ASLON Group is committed to confidentiality, integrity and honest communication. We recognize that their success is fundamentally intertwined with ours.

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