Heidrick & Struggles, a premier provider of executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services worldwide, enhances its industrial and engineered products expertise with the addition of Joe Huddle as Partner. He will be based in the firm's Washington D.C. office.
Huddle joins Heidrick & Struggles after spending over seven years at another global executive search firm, most recently as Managing Partner of the firm's global industrial practice. During his time there, Huddle was charged with managing the strategic growth and development of the industrial practice group. Before taking on the role of Global Managing Partner, he served as Executive Vice President of the Industrial Practice in North America.
"Joe's extensive leadership background and expertise in the industrial manufacturing sector coupled with his global perspective will be invaluable to our clients and to our firm," said Bo Herbst, Global Managing Partner, Industrial Practice, Heidrick & Struggles. "As the manufacturing sector continues to be influenced by technological advances in automation, robotics, additive manufacturing and machine-to-machine communications, our clients require the kind of deep sector expertise and exceptional leadership advisory skills that Joe possesses."
Prior to his last role, Huddle spent five years as a partner specializing in industrial manufacturing and industrial distribution companies at another global executive search firm. His expertise in disciplines including P&L ownership, operations and finance leadership have supported placements of C-level executives in both general management positions and functional leadership roles. Huddle's industry sector experience spans capital equipment, automotive, aerospace, electronics, construction and basic materials.
Huddle also served as a senior director for a boutique search firm focused on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Before his search career, he spent a decade in sales and marketing management roles in business process outsourcing and web development.
He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park.