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Spotlight On Talent

First Quarter – 2018

About Mary Lindenmuth

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Mary Lindenmuth is the Recruiting Director for Engineering, Operations & Design with The Pompeo Group, joining in 2008. Mary is a two-time Account Executive of the Year winner with The Pompeo Group, as well as a multiple AE of the Year winner with Search West prior to joining The Pompeo Group. Mary excels in recruiting upper and middle management LED and lighting professionals in the engineering, design, manufacturing and finance disciplines.

About the Candidates

VP - IoT

Senior executive in the IoT, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Smart Grid and lighting industries. Envisions and architects standardized solutions for large public and private infrastructure projects. Experience encompasses P&L responsibility, operations and strategic planning. Achievements include: drove growth of a 10 person division by $3M in 2 years, led a 5 person startup from inception to $2M in 3 years - both efforts resulted in acquisitions.


A proven architect in building sophisticated operational and lean manufacturing infrastructures in LED Lighting and electro-mechanical companies. A leader, driver and corporate team player for 20 years, believe in strategic goals, measurable financial results and improvement. Orchestrated merger and acquisitions of three startups between $10 M- $125 M and currently driving the growth of a multi-site international manufacturing of $100 M with 350 employees.

VP/Director of Purchasing

Analytical, driven, focused. Responsible for purchasing budget of $100MM+ for direct materials. Six-Sigma Yellow Belt managing teams across 9 locations. Certified integrity coach. Monitor margins of procurements to increase P&L, increasing turns by 15% while improving customer service levels by 4 percentage points. Skilled negotiator able to build new supplier relationships. Develop diversified group of products for the contractor, MRO, and OEM markets.

Product Development Program Manager, Engineering Director

Accomplished manager, director guiding cross-functional world-wide teams to deliver solid state lamps, LED lighting modules, LED arrays from product definition & design to NPI builds, qualification, & production transfer. Met program schedule, product performance, quality, reliability, & cost goals. Guided Asian manufacturers, selecting CMs, resolving manufacturing issues, & assisting with production transfer. Won Lightfair International “Best in Category” & “Technical Innovation” Awards.

About The Pompeo Group

The Pompeo Group was founded in 2003 with a mission of positively impacting companies and enhancing careers. It is this mission coupled with our approach that has vaulted us to becoming the most recognized LED lighting and energy search firm in the country. The Pompeo Group has a combined 50 years of executive recruiting. Our Specialization by industry and function; Flexibility to customize our process, relationship and terms; Array of Services for total recruitment and consulting solutions and Track Record of success has helped our clients gain a competitive advantage and our candidates advance their careers.

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“When we needed a manager to develop our commercial sales business, we contacted The Pompeo Group. They found the ideal candidate who had the very wide-ranging skill set and experience which we required. I am pleased to say that [the] business [this candidate has identified] has been very lucrative and we most appreciate The Pompeo Group finding this candidate.”

Randy Reid