(Highlands Ranch, CO) – As the photonics industry continues on its rapid growth trajectory, new competitive forces and technical innovation are driving an increase in hiring across all segments of the industry. Shields Executive Group, an affiliate of MRINetwork, one of the largest executive search and recruitment organizations in the world, was recently launched by Owner and President Duncan Shields, to help companies attract and hire broadly trained professionals able to contribute to the evolution of the industry.
“Duncan’s professional experience, both as an engineer and as an educator, has allowed him to build a valuable network of contacts and potential candidates in the photonics industry,” says Jill Albrinck, president of MRINetwork. “His real-world application of photonics technologies has made him a recognized expert in the field.”
Prior to launching Shields Executive Group, Duncan worked for 12 years at Ball Aerospace and Technologies, first supporting defense operations and later as manager for mission systems engineering. Previously he honed his training and development skills as the Department Chair for Photonics and Thin Film Technologies in the Colorado Community College System. He began his professional career serving 22 years in the US Air Force as a command pilot and development engineer.
“Photonics and laser technology impact virtually all segments of society and industry, from the way we communicate and harness energy from the sun to the way we manufacture things, measure things, and even entertain ourselves,” says Shields. “The need for talented professionals to serve the industry is continually growing.”
About Shields Executive Group: An affiliate of MRINetwork, one of the largest executive search and recruitment organizations in the world, Shields Executive Group specializes in various application segments, including optical engineering, systems engineering and remote sensing. Visit Shields Executive Group at www.shields-group.com.
About MRINetwork®: Management Recruiters International, Inc., branded as MRINetwork®, is one of the largest executive search and recruitment organizations in the world. A subsidiary of CDI Corp. (NYSE:CDI), a global provider of engineering & information technology outsourcing solutions and professional staffing, the MRINetwork has approximately 600 offices in nearly 40 countries. Visit MRINetwork at www.mrinetwork.com. For franchising opportunities, visit http://mrinetwork.com/franchise-info/opportunity/.