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Will We See You at NHS 2017?

In just a few short weeks, thousands of industry leaders will converge on Las Vegas for the 2017 National Hardware Show (NHS).  More than 2800 vendors will be on hand, representing fifteen major product categories, underscoring another resurgent year for the industry.  The backdrop to NHS 2017 is an economy that continues to grow and an industry powered by ingenuity and creativity.

Every year since 1992, the Schaffer Associates team has hit the floor of the National Hardware Show, whether in Chicago or Las Vegas, with the anticipation and excitement of seeing our long-time friends in the industry, making new ones, and seeing the latest and greatest offerings they’re each bringing to the market. But this year’s Show holds special significance for Schaffer Associates as we celebrate 25 years of providing professional, results-driven executive search solutions to our industry partners.

As the premier executive search firm serving the hardware, home improvement, building materials, and consumer products industries, Schaffer Associates knows your industry, your product, and your customer. Built on the legacy established by Jim Schaffer and his decades of industry expertise, Schaffer Associates stands ready to help you build your team…as we build the industry together.

There is no better way to get acquainted with our firm, our methods, and our solutions for your organization than by connecting with us during the National Hardware Show on May 9-11. Are you looking to build your team or restructure your organization? If so, we’d love to hear about it. Otherwise, we’ll look forward to hearing how we might partner with your organization in the future.

Please contact one of our senior leaders below to set up an appointment with us at the Show.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Jim Schaffer, Chairman & Founder –

Mike Briles, Account Executive

Bridget Tesler, Account Executive

Bernie Alimonti, Account Executive

Schaffer Associates is a national executive search firm specializing in talent acquisition for the hardware, home improvement, building materials, and consumer products industries. As premier executive recruiters with expert focus on your industry, we help you HIRE SMART. Contact us today for help with your officer-level or mid-management level search.

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