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Chemical Search International Global Consulting Team

We are a boutique search firm but with a global footprint to reflect the international nature of our client base. We believe our innovative structure which makes this possible is unique and means we can offer clients a truly global, cross-boarder search capability whilst retaining the nimbleness and flexibility of a small business. Our core consulting team is leveraged by a growing board of executive advisors and business developers, many of whom are well-connected executives from our industries, independent consultants or deep sector experts.

Executive Search

If you are an experienced executive search consultant looking for a more sector-focused firm or midcareer industry executive interested in switching to executive search we’d be interested to talk. We offer an entrepreneurial, collegiate setting, 100% sector focus and a global outlook, plus high brand recognition, established infrastructure and a loyal client base. We can offer truly unlimited earnings from both search assignments and our ChemExec℠ | Executive Club , plus the flexibility to work from home.

Advisory Board

We already have a strong and established board of Business Developers and Executive Advisors, some of whom are shown on our Team page. Business Developers work closely with us to help expand new geographic regions or parts of our value-chain. Executive Advisors work with us in a public or confidential capacity to help identify opportunities and find talent. In an industry as vast and fragmented as ours, we believe our model is a true differentiator and helps explain our success.

To learn more or arrange an exploratory call please contact us.

ChemExec℠ Promoter

If you have a large network and would like to help us grow our Executive Club then please get in touch. We would be happy to offer you a special discount code to pass onto your contacts so they can enjoy our Club’s premium services at a privileged rate. We would also pay you 20% of any purchase they make when using this code. This could be done in your spare time with very little effort and could potentially grow to a significant sum! To learn more please email us.

Americas

Bruce Baehl

Principal Consultant | Americas

Houston, TX, USA

Bruce Baehl has held positions responsible for talent acquisition, performance improvement, coaching, training and consulting with diverse industries including Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Transportation, Accounting, Pharmaceuticals, and Distribution. He has over 25 years of experience in organizational development, coaching, training and developme...

Bruce Baehl

Principal Consultant | Americas

Houston, TX, USA

Bruce Baehl has held positions responsible for talent acquisition, performance improvement, coaching, training and consulting with diverse industries including Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Transportation, Accounting, Pharmaceuticals, and Distribution. He has over 25 years of experience in organizational development, coaching, training and development, and proven human resource practices. His expertise and passion is in organizational and personal change through maximizing established systems and practices that continuously attract, develop, motivate and retain top talent.

  • He is dedicated to helping individuals and organizations create a vision, set goals and objectives, generate action steps that achieve results to realize their dreams for a brighter future. One of his greatest strengths is coaching through which he has helped many achieve their career goals and new levels of professionalism and organizational success. Bruce is effective in using probing questions to help clients gain clarity on where they are and where they want to go. He also uses active listening techniques to perceive the spoken and unspoken variables of behaviours, relationships and situational dynamics. He is seen by his colleagues as a great ally, resource, and confidant who is instrumental at achieving the goals set forth by the organization.
  • Bruce has implemented team development strategies, performance improvement systems, 360 Feedback Processes, and professional and leadership development techniques to help achieved breakthrough results. Other areas of experience include team and group facilitation, supervisory and management skill building, employee relations, competency identification, training needs assessments, course design and delivery. He works with leadership teams to ensure employees are aligned with the company’s vision with the right people in the right place at the right time in order to achieve organizational goals and competitiveness.
  • Bruce has a Masters in Education majoring in Human Relations/Communications and Counselling from Ohio University and a B.A. in Psychology/Sociology from Alliance College. His certifications are many including Interactive Management - Developmental Dimensions Inc.; Xcellence Program- Xerox Corporation; Profile-360 Evaluation Process- Personnel Systems Inc.; Managing Personal Growth- Blessing White; Improvement Process Management College-Crosby Associates Inc.; Targeted Selection, Developmental Dimensions and Instructional Systems Design, TDS Inc. He is a member of the local American Society for Training and Development.

Languages spoken: English

Paul Nolan

Business Development | Americas

Greater NYC, USA

Paul has over 25 years experience in the chemicals sector. Paul’s early career was at National Starch and Chemical Company, a natural and synthetic polymer manufacturer based in the United States. As a member of the corporate Human Resources team, Paul focused on talent acquisition and performance development on a global basis. He was then...

Paul Nolan

Business Development | Americas

Greater NYC, USA

Paul has over 25 years experience in the chemicals sector. Paul’s early career was at National Starch and Chemical Company, a natural and synthetic polymer manufacturer based in the United States. As a member of the corporate Human Resources team, Paul focused on talent acquisition and performance development on a global basis. He was then promoted to the corporate HR team of the parent company, Imperial Chemicals Incorporated (ICI), as part of the international human resources management team based in London. Paul maintained this role as the company was acquired by AkzoNobel in 2008.

Since 2014, Paul has been working as an independent consultant specializing with expertise in talent management, learning and development, and organization development to drive business performance and employee engagement. Paul has experience in large and small organizations across the chemicals industry including coatings, specialty food ingredients, coatings, adhesives and sealants, paper and corrugating.

Paul recently joined the team at CSI to expand its Executive Search capabilities in the United States and to drive development of the business offering chemicals-dedicated talent acquisition and coaching.

Paul holds a BA degree from Marist College and a MA from Rutgers University and is a member of SHRM, ATD, CIPD as well as organizations like DDI and BW.

Paul lives in the USA and has travelled extensively in his career.

Languages spoken: English

Patrick Jones

Business Development | Americas

Raleigh, NC, USA

Patrick is a general manager and business development expert with experience in high-level management with name-brand industrial corporations, strategy and M&A consulting, as well as entrepreneurial ventures. His career success has been predicated on 1) expertise in developing and implementing winning strategies, 2) leadership and a desire t...

Patrick Jones

Business Development | Americas

Raleigh, NC, USA

Patrick is a general manager and business development expert with experience in high-level management with name-brand industrial corporations, strategy and M&A consulting, as well as entrepreneurial ventures. His career success has been predicated on 1) expertise in developing and implementing winning strategies, 2) leadership and a desire to go beyond the status quo, 3) an ability to structure and negotiate profitable deals, and 4) the willingness to "roll up his sleeves" to deliver results.

He has held corporate assignments with DuPont, Air Products and Chemicals and Reichhold Chemicals with roles ranging from Manufacturing Engineer to Global Marketing Manager to Business Development Manager to Senior Director / General Manager. His primary industry experience has been in CASE markets, and he has travelled extensively in Western Europe and Japan in support of new business initiatives.

Mr. Jones holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University (USA) as well as a MBA with a Finance Concentration from Wake Forest University (USA).

He lives and works out of Raleigh, NC.

Languages spoken: English

Steve Friedewald

Business Development | Americas

Dallas, TX, USA

Steve is a Senior Executive with over 30 years experience with Hoechst, Celanese and latterly Oxea where until mid-2016 he held the position of senior vice President, Global Oxo Intermediates.

Based in Dallas, Steve is holds a number of advisory roles including helping Chemical Search develop relationships and new business in the United ...

Steve Friedewald

Business Development | Americas

Dallas, TX, USA

Steve is a Senior Executive with over 30 years experience with Hoechst, Celanese and latterly Oxea where until mid-2016 he held the position of senior vice President, Global Oxo Intermediates.

Based in Dallas, Steve is holds a number of advisory roles including helping Chemical Search develop relationships and new business in the United States.

Born in Australia, Steve holds an Executive MBA from Pepperdine University, USA and has market expertise in petrochemicals and intermediates on a global basis.

Languages spoken: English