Our Team

Pete Norton
Managing Partner & Executive
Search Consultant

panorton@sanfordrose.com
(410) 604-3370 ext. 1

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Pete has served in General Management, Sales & Marketing, and Operational Management roles with ExxonMobil Chemical and Bostik, Inc. (formerly Findley Adhesives) in both the US and Europe. His assignments have included Executive Team membership, Managing Director – Europe, Business Team Management, New Product and New Business Development, Global Account Management, turnarounds, start-ups, Total Quality Management and ISO-9000 qualifications and audits.

The initial client base of his search practice consisted of the leading manufacturers of specialty chemicals as well as manufacturers of formulated and converted products using specialty materials – such as adhesives, tape and label, advanced composites (aerospace), engineered plastics, lubricants, coatings, inks and sealants. More recently as a result of very positive client referrals (accounting for more than 70% of his new client base) and one of the most comprehensive recruiting and candidate assessment processes in executive search, this client base has expanded to include Medical Device, Petroleum (Oil & Gas), Medical Packaging, Environment Engineering, Specialty Material Distribution, Trade Associations and Consulting firms. Pete has lead successful search assignment in all of these market segments which has included critical position roles throughout North America, Canada, Latin America, Europe, China and India.

Pete has more than 17 years of experience leading successful search assignments in the Specialty Chemical and Formulated product industries with Sanford Rose Associates –
Annapolis.

Pete holds a Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering degree from VMI -Virginia Military Institute and has done graduate MBA work at the University of Akron. He served with pride in the US Army Air Defense Artillery as a Battery Commander in Korea and has had the opportunity to live and work in Germany and The Netherlands. Pete enjoys physical conditioning, gardening and drinking fine wines. He and his wife Chloe reside on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and have one grown son.

Dan Dieck
Associate Partner
dan@dieckexecutivesearch.com
(608) 238-1000

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Dan Dieck has a consistent track record of over 30 years of executive level search success across a wide range of industries and functions with private, medium size, first stage and Fortune 500 clients. This has included more than 100 CEO and C- Suite roles and an even larger number of Vice President and Director level roles. He has enjoyed one of the highest rates of client satisfaction and search completion in the executive search industry.

Dan has completed executive level assignments in the insurance, banking, healthcare, paper, biotech, medical device, pharmaceutical, construction, manufacturing, food, packaging, non-profit, equipment, machinery, software and technology sectors.

Dan is the founder and CEO of Dieck Executive Search, Inc and a co-founder of International Retained Search Associates (IRSA), a global organization of boutique retained search firms.

We have had a working relationship with Dan for over 15 years and have modeled our own diligent candidate screening, recruitment and presentation process after his aggressive, thoroughly documented, results oriented style that has proven so successful for his practice as well as ours.

His role as an Associate Partner with Sanford Rose Associates – Annapolis will be to work with us and our clients on C-level, Board and senior VP assignments throughout the life-cycle of the search process.

Dan is a Wisconsin native, Graduate of the University of Wisconsin, a die-hard Packers and Badger fan, avid golfer and Pheasant hunter.

Eleni Mioduszewski
Lead Executive Recruiter
ekmioduszewski@sanfordrose.com
(410) 604-3370 ext. 4

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Eleni has developed an in depth knowledge of the Specialty Chemicals industry with expertise in Adhesives, Advanced Composites, Polymer/Plastics, Environmental Engineering, Contract Packaging, Custom Chemical Blending and Packaging, Specialty Materials Distribution, Aerospace and Mining Chemicals. She understands the clients and has a demonstrated ability to identify and cultivate candidate’s for a variety of functional areas globally.

Eleni is an excellent communicator and provides timely follow up for both the client and candidate throughout the in-depth and thorough assessment process utilized by Sanford Rose Associates – Annapolis. Over the years she has developed and maintained strong business relationships with industry leaders.

Eleni had over 16 years of recruiting experience with Sanford Rose Associates – Annapolis.

Eleni’s business background includes Information Technology, Administration and Accounting with Marsh Affinity Group Services (a division of Marsh & McLennan). While at Marsh, Eleni was instrumental in the implementation and team training for new software applications to enhance the efficiency of their insurance operating system. Business Process Improvement training is an area Eleni has been involved in extensively. Her initiative and commitment to excellence were also recognized with her selection to receive a Quality Achievement Award Facilitating Departmental Relations within her Company’s IT organization.

Eleni holds a B.S.in Business Administration from Towson University. She lives in the Annapolis area where she enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the beach.

Tina Damron
Lead Executive Recruiter
tmdamron@sanfordrose.com
(410) 604-3370 ext. 3

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Tina brings to Sanford Rose over 15 years of management experience throughout her former career in the insurance industry. Prior to moving to Maryland, Tina was a Manager of Product Administration for a service provider to an $11 billion variable annuity client. She is a goal oriented professional with over 20 years of progressive responsibilities, culminating in the management of all activities for three critical administrative units, Premium Processing, Cash Processing, and Commissions/Agency. She is skilled at maximizing the use of resources, motivating staff, and ensuring that standards for superior service are met. She contributed to long term and corporate objectives through her organizational influence within the business unit and across departments. She is able to establish and maintain a strong, supportive customer service oriented relationship with all customers. Her prior work experiences have been in highly customer service focused environments. She brings exceptional planning, organization, and time management skills to the organization.

Tina has over 15 years or recruiting experience with Sanford Rose Associates – Annapolis.

Her career in Recruitment/Executive Search began when she was responsible for managing the daily operations and recruitment for the Annapolis branch of the areas fastest growing administrative placement agency. There she was responsible for recruiting, interviewing, evaluating, and placing associates in temporary and temporary to permanent administrative positions.

Tina brings 20 years of business experience, and has attended numerous Continuing Education courses primarily in supervision, leadership, management, human resources and personnel issues, writing and communications, computer technology, and other business related courses and seminars.

Tina enjoys living on Kent Island on the eastern shore of Maryland. She values spending time with her family, which includes 2 grown daughters, swimming, physical fitness, and spending time at the beach.

Leonard S. Sarkissian
Partner & Executive
Search Consultant

lssarkisian@sanfordrose.com
(261) 271-7979

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Leonard is a seasoned international executive with over 25 years of experience in starting up and operating companies. He has had full P&L responsibilities in a variety of industries in various countries around the world. He has worked with private and public companies varying in size from US $ 20 + million in sales to large multinational companies with tens of billions in sales. He has been involved at the onset advising company owners and C level managers as how to best expand, build and evaluate overseas acquisitions. This has given him a broad overview about how other companies/industries function. He also closed down companies and was involved in the intricate legal and safety considerations that need to be addressed in plant closures.

His direct, hands-on leadership style has enabled Leonard to introduce organizational change in response to technological and market demands. He has negotiated innumerable joint ventures, distributorships and supplier contracts around the world. He has served on the boards of the companies that he has set up as well as on steering committees of the companies he has worked for. His general management responsibilities have covered a wide range of industries such as chemicals, adhesives, composites, carbon fiber, personal care products, packaging, paper products and construction products all of which have distinctive challenges.

During this time, Leonard has led recruiting of entire work forces – for all levels and functions, in addition to constructing and setting up manufacturing facilities and operations, developing sales and marketing strategies, building up sales organizations, establishing financial and administrative procedures, developing quality processes and implementing environmental and safety systems.

Leonard has lived and worked in Europe, the Far East, the Middle East and now resides in the USA.

Leonard holds a BS Mechanical Engineering degree from Lehigh University and an MBA from Golden Gate University. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Madison- Wisconsin on international business development. Leonard speaks and writes fluent Arabic and basic French. He likes physical fitness, biking and skin diving. He and his wife, Wanda, reside outside of San Francisco and have two grown children.

George S. Griffiths
Consultant & Executive Coach
grif7403@gmail.com
(502) 396-5917

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George Griffiths is the former President/Owner of the Executive Search Firm, Sanford Rose Associates® – Louisville East. The firm conducted custom searches for managerial and executive positions for select client companies within the Specialty Chemicals, Manufacturing & Energy markets. George has over fourteen years of executive search experience, consulting with clients and has successfully placed individual contributors, managers, Directors, Vice Presidents and C-Level positions.

George had been a Distinguished Achiever within the worldwide Sanford Rose Associates® Executive Search System and was a two-time nominee for an INCredible Award, sponsored by Greater Louisville Inc., the Metro Louisville Chamber of Commerce.

George is in partnership with John Maxwell, www.JohnMaxwellGroup.com/georgegriffiths the number one leadership guru as identified by Inc. Magazine and the American Management Association. George has been licensed and certified to offer workshops, seminars and coaching, aiding clients in personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s leadership methods.