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Prestolite Electric’s Recruiting Partner, Search Solution Group, Places Tom Callen as the New Commodity Manager

Search Solution Group is pleased to announce the latest placement made for their client, Prestolite Electric. Tom Callen, a seasoned supply chain expert with over 15 years of industry experience, has accepted Prestolite’s position as their new Commodity Manager as of January 10, 2022


Prestolite Electric is a leading global manufacturer of alternators, starters, electrical equipment, and new-energy solutions for a comprehensive range of vehicle applications.
They are committed to next-generation technologies and product line expansions focused on world-class manufacturing and quality systems. Their mission is to help drive customer success through uptime, reliability, power efficiency, and extended service life.

With regional sites and distribution centers set all over the world, their leading products are engineered and manufactured right here in North America.


Prestolite Electric was looking for a candidate who could handle extensive management activities relating to procurement, sourcing, and product delivery. This role required someone to both develop and maintain relationships with supply chain vendors for operational needs and essential products. All of these responsibilities would need to adhere to budget restraints and remain on schedule for all existing agreements.

Tom Callen’s experience covered all these needs and more when evaluating candidates. Callen possesses over 15 years of professional supply chain experience. He was seasoned and knowledgeable in production planning and scheduling – namely, two ETO product lines accounting for over $20M in sales as well as a materials increase of $2.8M inventory by 2 points in 6 months.


As Prestolite Electric’s long-standing recruiting partner, Search Solution Group is thrilled to have delivered top-tier talent in the commodity field that will drive long-term support for Prestolite. With a working relationship of nearly five years, this loyal client relationship stems primarily through the trust of Prestolite’s Director of HR, Debra Bevans.

“I have worked with Chris [Zanghi] and his team for years, and they have been nothing but professional and passionate about finding the right placements for our Company. Chris has always been prompt in returning calls and scheduling interviews. I have nothing but great things to say regarding Search Solution. They have helped make my recruiting needs a much easier process. I would highly recommend them.”

To date, SSG has successfully placed 12 talented individuals for the growing business of Prestolite Electric. Search Solution is proud to have built a trusted business relationship with this world-class manufacturing organization.

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