StepBeyond Solutions Inc
StepBeyond Solutions Inc is the leader in Executive Search and Technical Recruiting for Electronics Manufacturers. StepBeyond.com has been the premier online EM recruiting site since 1997.
Our clients are the leaders in North America and globally in Electronics Manufacturing as well as their suppliers.
We serve both OEM, EMS (contract electronic manufacturers), ODM, Capital Equipment makers, Component Distributors and Makers, Logistics and Reverse Logistics and Aftermarket Services.
Who do we recruit? Anyone who has a reason to step on the floor of an electronic assembly operation, C Level Executive to Technician.
CEO CFO COO
VP Operations/ Supply Chain/ Business Development…
Quality, SMT, Test, Purchasing, Planning, Warehouse and Logistics
The Official Career Partner of EMSinsider, The #1 LinkedIn group for Electronics Manufacturing
Executive and Senior Management Search
The most networked man in electronics manufacturing
Over 20 years Electronics Manufacturing Search Experience
Founder of StepBeyond Solutions Inc – Since 1997
Founder EMSinsider Global, the #1 EMS group on LinkedIn with 34,000+ members
SMTA Member since 1992
John Myers has over 20 years of recruiting experience, mostly with electronics manufacturers. He has conducted searches from President to SMT Engineer for OEMs, Suppliers and of course, EMS from Tier 1 to 4.
John was names to The VentureOutsource.com annual “Top 100 people influencing electronics manufacturing services (EMS)” – 2012, the ‘best of’ list of the individuals who make the largest impressions. He has been an early adopter of most social media and career tools. He founded his first group on LinkedIn in 2007. He has grown “EMSinsider #1 Global” into the largest electronics manufacturing group on LinkedIn with 34,000+ members.
In his free time John does woodworking and sculpture, rides his Harley “Road Rod” (a V-Rod with Road Glide fairing, bags and even floorboards) and mountain bikes.
General Searches Executive and Technical
Technical Recruiter with over 20 years, specializing in the Electronics & Manufacturing Automotive Industry.
I have a very large database of quality candidates in every aspect of Automotive Manufacturing.SMT,PCB,BGA, Metal stamping, plastics, chasis, assembly, injection molding, etc… including candidates for Production, Human Resources, Engineering, Quality, Purchasing, Materials, Logistics, Accounting, and upper level Management.
Ken has been in the EMS industry for over 20 years supporting customers such as Cisco, Apple, IBM and Tesla in many different Sales and Sales Support roles. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience along with a very wide and deep network in Silicon Valley to StepBeyond. Ken’s hands-on working knowledge of the Business Development and Sales process gives him an “inside view” allowing him to not only better understand what the client is looking for but to find the candidate that will be the best fit. Ken has the unique ability to create the necessary relationships that allows this process to take place over and over again.
In his free time, Ken enjoys the outdoors and golfing. Ken is known as one of the best golfers in Silicon Valley.
Manufacturing Engineering and Operations
David has over 35 years of manufacturing and R&D experience in medical, aerospace, alternative energy and commercial electronics manufacturing products and systems. He is a highly motivated senior level operations manager with a superior engineering background. His entrepreneurial-based skill set has a proven record of delivering results, driving positive change and for working effectively with multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams. Broad strategic production improvement experience with technical and product development successes. Resolves business roadblocks that slow concept-to-production processes.
Respected as a results-oriented and intuitive problem-solver, with a deep-seated customer focus. Committed to meeting organizational objectives and to capture new business in the aerospace, medical and manufacturing industries. Adaptable to any situation, thrives in complex technical environments, and is creative in methods to do more with existing equipment. Holder of two U.S. Patents.
Enjoys spending time with his family, along with designing and prototyping new products.
John Timms M.Ed.
John brings an extremely diverse background. He brings 14 years of expertise in the electronics industry specializing in supply chain management, logistics, materials management, sourcing, program management and commodity management. John’s background includes manufacturing, research and development. His background provides an extensive knowledge and expertise on international business, forecasting, and various financial aspects needed in developing a long-term solutions. Working for companies ie. NEC, Nokia, Sanmina and Flextronics. In addition, he was a business instructor for 14 years, teaching a variety of business courses. John is a member EMS Insider. John has his BBA from Dallas Baptist University and his M. Ed from Texas A&M Commerce.
StepBeyond Experts work hard to find the best jobs and career paths for our candidates.
IT’S YOUR CAREER
We are dedicated to providing the highest quality, most effective and efficient solutions to our client’s hiring needs. We never forget that its just one fee to us, but it’s your career and life!
The proof is our many client and candidate relationships that are ten or even twenty years strong. The depth of industry knowledge and technical expertise of the StepBeyond team are unmatched by any competitor or talent acquisition team. Simply put, our clients can be sure that StepBeyond will deliver the best in the electronics industry quickly and effectively. StepBeyond recruiters have 50+ years Electronics Manufacturing Search experience, and 100+ years actual experience working for electronics manufacturers.
StepBeyond Candidates rely on StepBeyond Experts for advice on critical business decisions. Our decades of industry experience gives our consultants crucial insights that executives need. Whether reorganizing a sales operation or making M&A decision StepBeyond Experts deliver crucial insight into best practices. If we don’t have the answer we know someone. We can connect you with industry experts that ensure your decisions are sound and actions optimal.
A Few of StepBeyond's Latest Searches
Electronic Industry Search Experts
StepBeyond Solutions Inc is the global leader in electronics manufacturing recruitment. Since 1997 StepBeyond has been trusted with C Level Retained Searches as well as Management and Staff Contingency Recruitment.
“StepBeyond Experts” is our designation for our top level recruiters. Experts have a deep knowledge and wide network within the electronics industry and related technologies. StepBeyond’s Experts have almost 200 years of combined experience in electronics manufacturing either in recruiting or in EMS engineering and management directly.
StepBeyond Solutions has developed proprietary systems and technical resources. Our network and techniques enable us to find the best in industry and quickly. Our clients receive the most qualified candidates in a matter of days or even hours. Many of these are “passive” candidates which will not be found with ordinary techniques.
StepBeyond’s relationship and reputation means the best candidates either know us already or will be referred by our network.
StepBeyond’s EMS practice understands why Contract Electronic Manufacturing is not like any other business. EMS employees are a unique breed. EMS employees know how to keep up with the customer demands, technical complexity and tight margins required to survive and thrive. Our goal is the success of our EMS clients, not simply to find another employee to fill a place.
Only 10% of our searches are filled by “ad responses” (the primary resource of most recruiters)
70% of our searches are filled with our existing “pipeline” of connections and candidates
25% of searches are filled with referrals from our network contacts
15% of searches are filled with old fashioned “cold call” recruiting
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What People are Saying
I have known John for years and worked with him regarding many different opportunities. He is persistent, but not overbearing, and he always scrutinizes all opportunities before presenting them to prospective candidates. I would recommend John’s services to anyone.