McDermott & Bull Finds General Manager for 9to5 Seating

June 13th, 2017

IRVINE, California, June 13, 2017McDermott & Bull, one of the largest executive search firms within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, as well as one of Forbes’ Best Executive Recruiting Firms, is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Mario Peregrina as General Manager with 9to5 Seating, a company that specializes in the design and production of ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing office seating.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Managing Partner; Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant; and Brittany Rausch, Recruiting Associate.  According to Bull, “Mario is a well-rounded manufacturing operations leader who leads by example.  When we saw his unique and relevant experience in the seating space, it was a perfect match.  Mario will be instrumental in the future success of 9to5.”

Peregrina is well versed in build-to-order manufacturing environments.  Most recently, he held the title of Senior Vice President of Operations at Artissimo Designs, LLC, where he was integral in streamlining the company’s operations in Mexico, San Diego, and the manufacturing facility in Toronto.  He also helped develop their lean manufacturing and supply chain strategy, in addition to an ERP implementation.  Prior to Artissimo, Peregrina was brought into Katzkin Leather, Inc., a custom aftermarket automotive interior manufacturer with 24-hour lead times, to improve the company’s technology and product development, in addition to moving a portion of the company’s manufacturing to Mexico.

Peregrina received a Bachelor’s degree in Electromechanical Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana, his MBA from CETYS Universidad, and has a certification in operations management and extensive experience in lean six sigma methodologies.

About 9to5 Seating

Founded in 1982, 9to5 Seating specializes in the design and production of ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing office seating to accommodate the rigorous demands of today’s office environment. With many years of experience in the manufacturing of office seating, 9to5 Seating differentiates itself from its competitors through its vertical integration. The combination of domestic and foreign manufacturing, with wholly owned facilities in the United States and China, offers the customer a wide variety of upholstery material only when manufactured in the United States, allowing 9to5 Seating to compete with prices of completely foreign manufactured products.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull has been changing the lives of its clients, candidates, and employees since 2001.  All of the practice leaders within the firm’s Executive Search business have deep executive experience and are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  McDermott & Bull’s Interim Leaders team is equipped to service the needs of its clients by placing senior-level executives into temporary roles during critical periods.  The firm’s Executive Network program provides valuable resources for and offers opportunities to build meaningful relationships with thousands of C-Suite and VP-level executives throughout the country.  The formation of McDermott & Bull Europe, which stemmed from the acquisition of Interconsultants Executive Search, gives the firm access to international insights and expertise and makes McDermott & Bull a true global player.

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