Managing Partner of Automation, Robotics & Controls

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As DRI Managing Partner and Executive Search Practice Leader of Automation, Robotics and Controls, Robert Cohn has been a vital contributor to the placement of exceptional talent in client companies. His team recruits for Automation roles with a special emphasis on Electrical, Industrial, Sensors & Controls, Robotics, Packaging, and Material Handling industry companies. His focus is on bringing top notch candidates in Executive Management, Business Development, Operations, Sales, Marketing, Engineering, and Tech Support together with clients looking to fill key positions. Robert Cohn is one of the most resourceful Automation recruiters, Robotics recruiters and Controls recruiters in the United States.

Robert's clients view him not only as a business partner but as a trusted advisor. In addition, his outgoing nature and sense of humor help him build long lasting relationships. Robert brings a strong consultative background and previous experience as an outside sales executive where he offered solutions to complex business challenges. He attended The Ohio State University where he majored in business management. Robert is a die-hard OSU sports fan, is married and has two boys.

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Robert Cohn Testimonials

Eric Langhorst – Western Zone Manager, WAGO

“Trying to hire for our company is a challenging thing; Robert and his team have consistently given us good candidates and helped in finding people who are not necessarily finding us.  I was happy that not only were they engaged…

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Brian Michael – Regional Sales Manager, Balluff

“Robert did a good job for my searches.  We have been very pleased with the candidate we hired with his help thus far.  I was most happy with the follow-up Robert provided to ensure we got the hiring process moved…

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K.S. – HR Manager for Global Automation Manufacturer

“Robert Cohn always provides us with very qualified candidates.  I am certainly impressed with Robert’s ability to hone in on specific skills sets especially when it comes to filling niche roles. In addition, he provides a summary of each candidate…

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Jenny Arbino – HR Director, Balluff

“Robert and team met all expectations whenever we worked together… primarily because he was so thorough up front.  I was most pleased that Robert took the time to get to know Balluff and our team… even came down to Florence…

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Franco DeBlasio, CEO – Clear Automation

“Working with DRI’s Direct Retention program and services exceeded my expectations. What I was most pleased with was the fact that DRI did not inundate me with candidates. They kept me out of the process until the very end. At…

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Judy Schwab – VP of Human Resources, ID Systems, Inc.

“I started working with Robert Cohn and Direct Recruiters when I joined ID Systems, Inc. in November 2006. Robert understood that I was the new point person regarding a search already in progress. He was great in getting me involved…

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Mark Shirley – Zone Manager, Southeast United States, WAGO

“Robert Cohn and his team are my #1 source for candidates. Most of the resumes they send over hit the mark. Robert moves the process along at a good pace and I appreciate that kind of search partner. But what…

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