MacLane Jr. brings over 25 years of executive search experience to the firm’s Industrial & Industrial Technologies Practice

Atlanta, Georgia – JM Search, a premier retained executive search firm, today announces the hiring of Bruce MacLane Jr. as a Principal in the firm’s expanding Industrial and Industrial Technology Practices led by Partners Jim McGinley, Alissa Moody, John Hildebrand, and Tom Hanzsche.

MacLane Jr. brings more than 25 years of executive search and talent acquisition experience working with members of the sector’s C-Suites, Boards, and Private Equity Owners. Prior to joining JM Search, MacLane Jr. led Global Talent Acquisition for GE Aviation, as well as for several other large companies including GE Newell Brands and Novelis. He also previously built and ran the executive recruiting function for The Home Depot.

In addition to his client-side experience, Bruce has over 10 years of experience in the executive search industry most notably with global firms Korn Ferry International and Heidrick & Struggles. MacLane Jr. has a proven track record of delivering impactful results across a broad range of assignments for domestic and international clients in the industrial, aerospace and defense, and consumer sectors. His placements include Chief Executive Officers and their direct reports, as well as functional leaders in supply chain, finance, human resources, marketing, and IT.

“I am honored to join JM Search’s Industrial Practice and look forward to expanding our footprint in the southeast and the rest of the United States,” said MacLane Jr. “I believe the JM Search’s unique search model differentiates the firm from the rest of the executive search industry and enables us to put our clients’ best interests front and center.”

“Our Industrial/Industrial Technologies Practice brings valuable depth and breadth to the executive search experience. The addition of Bruce to the team continues to solidify our commitment to ensuring our clients and their companies have access to best-in-class leadership and talent,” said John Marshall, JM Search’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

Bruce received his B.A. from the University of Georgia and is a Certified Hogan Assessment Coach and 360 Degree Facilitated Feedback Coach.


About JM Search

JM Search ( is a premier retained executive search firm and trusted advisor to CEOs, investors, and boards of directors in recruiting, assessing, and delivering high performance leaders and transformational leadership teams. JM Search clients include private equity firms and portfolio companies, venture capital-backed businesses, and publicly held companies across North America. Founded in 1980, the JM Search team brings together former operating and financial executives, investors and experienced search professionals with deep industry specialization, functional expertise and proven access to talent spanning multiple industry sectors. With national reach and local market depth, the firm’s partner-led approach enables JM Search to deliver exceptional leaders who enhance organizational performance and drive shareholder value.

About JM Search’s Industrial Practice (

JM Search built its foundation finding leaders across the Industrial sector over 40 years ago. Increased technological innovation, globalization, and an increased focus on customers has increased the complexity and competition within the industry making it even more critical that organizations have the right leaders and leadership teams. JM Search has also continued to grow and develop their capability to find these leaders. From growth-centric Fortune 500s to lower/middle-market Private Equity and private Industrial companies, JM Search utilizes a Partner led model with a unique combination of search process rigor (including performance metrics) and industry expertise to quickly complete searches with a diverse, qualified field of candidates focused on organizational performance, leadership, and value. We are consistently trusted to deliver transformational executive talent that can navigate these challenges.

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