Director | Engineering & Operations Search
As a mechanical engineer who previously worked for 3M, Laura understands the experience needed for critical engineering roles, plant managers, directors and strategic leaders. Laura helps Minneapolis, MN area businesses and manufacturers identify and successfully on-board top talent that will help a business successfully exceed their goals.
As an engineering & manufacturing recruiter for the last 9 years, Laura has a deep network of talent in key engineering positions and manufacturing leadership. Laura has placed well over 200 positions that include individual contributors and leadership roles focused on designing, developing and producing better products.
Laura’s Recent Search Engagements include:
- › Senior Director of Operations- Family owned, multi-site manufacturer
- › Vice President of Quality- Global Fortune 500 technology leader
- › Engineering Manager– Large Construction Equipment Manufacturer
- › Plant Manager– Private and corporate plants in the Minneapolis area
- › Engineering Leader– Design and development of competitive consumer products
- › Product Engineer– Privately held, industrial equipment producer
- › Advanced R&D Leader – Employee owned, industry leading highly innovative products
- › Director of Engineering– Private equity ownership, producing high end consumer (electronic) products
Versique is one of the largest recruiting firms in the Midwest and specializes in both consulting (Information Technology & Human Resources) and permanent placement. With a valuable blend of functional, industry and recruiting experience, our award-winning team of headhunters has a proven track record of delivering exceptional talent acquisition solutions. The Versique brand represents a powerful combination of “versatile” and “unique” as it hints at the concept of “search” in its pronunciation: ver-seek.
Versatile: We have thirteen specialized teams: Finance & Accounting | Human Resources | Information Technology | Engineering & Operations | Sales | Marketing | Consumer Packaged Goods | Healthcare | Manufacturing | Family Owned | Executive Search | Demand Generation | Banking & Financial Services
Unique: Our Talent Activation Process has consistently proven to deliver high performance and high retention for our clients.
Mark Gustafson - VP Human Resources, Emerson Process Management
“Laura has helped me work through several hard-‐to-‐fill engineering positions ranging in level from Sr. Project Engineer to VP. As I began working with Laura, I was immediately impressed with her enthusiasm, communication skills, and professional demeanor. Soon thereafter, I quickly grew to appreciate her intimate knowledge of the engineering disciplines and the job market. Laura is a hardworking, top-‐performing professional. I recommend you contact Laura if you are looking for an engineering-‐focused recruiter. She’s earned my highest recommendation.”
Greg Schrab - Vice President, Operations & Product Management, Tenacious Holdings, Inc.
"I've had the opportunity to work with Laura on several occasions. She has helped us our company with the placement of several positions including: Product Managers, Inventory Planners and most recently a Global Sourcing Manager. During each recruitment Laura was attentive, detailed, timely in all communications and an absolute pleasure to work with through what is often a challenging process. I would highly recommend Laura for your personnel and recruitment needs."
Dan Giedd - Human Resources Director, Controls Division, Sauer- Danfoss
"Laura supported us in staffing a senior operations leadership position. She listened to our needs, adjusted the search based on our feedback and delivered a top notch leader at the end of the search."
Bill Dease - Vice President, HR / Adm, Schwing America, Inc
"I highly recommend Laura as someone who delivers exceptionally qualified candidates who seamlessly fit into the culture of our organization."
Paul Schilke - Global Approvals Manager, Emerson Process Management
“Laura recruited me for my current role at Emerson. I thought that she did a great job of walking me through the process of transitioning from one company to the next."
Recent Blogs by Laura Shoults
Mechanical Engineer, CFD
Our client is an established OEM, designing and manufacturing construction equipment for…Mankato, Minnesota
Senior Systems Engineer
Our client is an established OEM, providing equipment to telecom and utility…Mankato, Minnesota
Engineering Manager, New Product Development
We are always looking to connect with engineering talent in Minneapolis/St Paul!Maple Grove, Minnesota