Jobplex Inc. has acquired East Wing Group Inc., a search firm owned by plastics veteran Russ Riendeau.
The acquisition of Barrington, Ill.-based East Wing “added the dynamics and understanding of many emerging industry segments, as well as strengthening senior search expertise,” officials with Chicago-based Joblex said.
Riendeau — who founded East Wing in 2000 — added that the deal “will be a great strategic move for myself, being able to provide a broader range of search services and candidate resources, as well as for Jobplex in expanding their business deeper into the plastics and molding community.”
Riendeau has almost 30 years of industry experience. He's authored or co-authored seven books on talent acquisition and is a frequent speaker at industry events, including several hosted by Plastics News.
At Jobplex, Riendeau will serve as an executive vice president. He's also worked with General Electric Co.'s corporate leadership education team and has taught at Northwestern University as an adjunct faculty member.
Jobplex is a unit of executive search leader DHR International.