Managing Partner of Plastics, Flexible Packaging and Specialty Chemicals

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David Peterson is a Managing Partner for Direct Recruiters. He manages and oversees DRI search and recruitment teams in the Plastics, Flexible Packaging and Specialty Chemical industries. David works with a variety of companies from Private Equity backed to Privately held.

David is an accomplished recruiter and has built a reputation for understanding client needs from executive search to direct contributor roles. They appreciate his in-depth industry knowledge, comprehensive understanding of job market conditions and future industry trends. David and his team offer customized solutions and their search completion rates are consistently among the highest of the firm. David Peterson is one of them most resourceful plastics recruiters, flexible packaging recruiters and specialty chemical recruiters in the United States.

David has been an active member of the Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE) and Plastics Industry Association, Cleveland Chapter of the Ohio Recruiters Association and served as their Chapter Chair for 3 years. In addition, he took part in a discussion panel at NPE and was a speaker at the Plastics News 2017 Executive Forum in Naples, FL. David is an active Blogger on SPE's "The Chain" Career Center and has been published in industry-related publications such as Plastics News and Flexible Packaging Magazine. He regularly attends NPE, Pack Expo and other trade shows.

David attended the University of South Florida and prior to joining DRI, he was an Account Executive with Management Recruiters, Inc.

David is married and has 2 daughters, a dog, and 2 tortoises. He enjoys being with his family and competing in racquetball tournaments. David also enjoys all things Cleveland and all things Ohio State!

Contact David Peterson: 440-996-0590

Plastics Recruiters | Flexible Packaging Recruiters | Executive Search | Open Roles | Private Equity

T.K. – Client

“David and John really seemed to understand our business and needs for the position, so they didn’t just throw candidates at us to see what sticks like most recruiters. We saw far fewer candidates and had a far quicker recruitment…

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Kelly Shillito, COO – C.L. Smith Company

“Working with Direct Recruiters exceeded my expectations. When looking for a search firm, the number one priority for us is to find a firm who thoroughly vets out candidates and asks detailed questions to candidates prior to sending them over…

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