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Nick Saddleton has joined the DRI Automation team as an Executive Recruiter, working on projects across Automation, Robotics, Controls and related industries.

Prior to working at DRI, Nick worked as a Regional Sales Director in supply chain and logistics, specializing in expedited and white glove freight. With his diverse professional and personal experience, Nick is able to connect with new talent and clients across a variety of backgrounds and build relationships to place candidates in the best cultural and organizational fit. As an automation recruiter, robotics recruiter, and controls recruiter, Nick Saddleton is a valuable resource for leading companies in the United States.

Born in western Canada and raised in Northeast Oho, Nick has also spent time living in Japan as a foreign exchange student in high school. He received his BA in Communication and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Akron in addition to his MBA in International Business Management from Portland State University.

In his spare time, Nick enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, spending time outdoors, traveling and attending live music shows.

Contact Nick Saddleton: 440-971-1193

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T.P. – Candidate

“Nick Saddleton scores a 10 any day in book. I crossed paths with Nick, and honestly, the exact moment eludes me. Yet, from our initial phone call, I felt an immediate trust. It seemed like he genuinely cared about not…

Jeffrey Spitzer, Chief Operating Officer, GBI Intralogistics Solutions

“Nick Saddleton was great to work with! I am very satisfied with our new hire and DRI was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end.”

C.H. – Candidate

“In a competitive industry, I have frequent contacts with professional recruiters who are passionate and knowledgeable about their business but I have to say that Nick is a rare talent. He sought me out for a position that was outside…

Randy Curtis, Director if Business Development, Owens Design

“I have known Nick for many years and found him to be highly professional. Nick seems to ask the deeper questions which leads to being highly effective in the HR and recruiting industry, mainly getting the right skill set in front of his…

A.J. – Candidate

“Nick was extremely helpful during my hiring process. He was able to match my skill set with a premier company in my field. He also guided me through the process and assisted me in every way possible. His services allowed me to take…

Mark Fatica, President, Great Lakes Automation Services, Inc.

“Nick is very professional and responsive. He asks all the right questions about the types of candidates we need. He is well connected in the automation industry.”

Warren Phillips, Director of Sales, Resideo

“I’ve worked with Nick for 3-4 years and have valued our interaction. He’s focused on our talent development needs and my professional needs. He is well-connected in the industry with market intelligence which allows him to consistently brings strong candidates…