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John Gandee & Associates, founded in 1993, specializes in providing management and executive recruiting services throughout the US and Canada in the forest products industry.

About Us

John is a graduate of the University of Houston with a degree in Mathematics and a minor in philosophy. He initially worked as a Chemical Engineer and advanced to Engineering Manager. His corporate executive experience includes Phillips Petroleum and Combustion Engineering at the VP level with extensive hiring and firing responsibilities over 20 years. It includes extensive international responsibility, including leading 2 Phillips Petroleum ventures in Europe (UK and Netherlands), requiring residence in London for three years.

John Gandee

John is currently President and owner of John Gandee & Associates Inc., located in Austin Texas, which has been in business for 26 years. The firm conducts both contingency & retained executive search, in the forest products industries recruiting the following kinds of high quality professionals: Plant Managers, HR Managers, Engineering Managers, VPs of Manufacturing, Design Engineers of all kinds, Plant Maintenance Managers, Corporate Sales Professionals, VP Sales and Marketing, Accounting Managers, Plant Controllers, first level Corporate Sales People, Programmers for many different proprietary environments, and many other job titles.

Kris Balaster

Kris Balaster is a graduate of Penn State University in the field of education. In addition to being a practicing psychotherapist for many years, she also brings 10 years of Executive Recruiting Assistant experience including Talent Identification, Resume Writing, Project Coordination, Specialized Searches, and Employment Research.

Comprehensive Search Process

The best companies have teams of people that work so well together, they improve and even inspire each other to reach new levels of achievement. We work with our clients much the same way, as part of a team that is committed to finding and hiring the right people at the pace your business demands.

At John Gandee & Associates, we utilize a streamlined recruiting methodology and the knowledge of our industry experts, customized to help you target the next impact player for your team.

This approach includes providing the right amount of collaboration, research and intuition needed to deliver a few well-chosen candidates, instead of a mass of untested resumes. And we provide our services with the kind of professionalism and accountability that you would expect from a team member.

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Learn about our Candidate Services and Client Services, or contact us to discuss your staffing needs.

John Gandee & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.