Industrial Practice Group

China is the world’s fastest-growing major economy. China is a global hub for manufacturing, with industry and construction accounting for 46.8% of China’s GDP.

Major Industrial sectors in China are:

Iron & Steel, Coal, Aluminum, Petroleum, Chemical, Cement, Heavy Equipment, Machinery, Transportation.

The Transportation Sector includes: Automotive, Aircraft, Rail Cars & Locomotives and Ships.

“Although there are indications that the economy of China is slowing down, it refers to the rate of economic growth,” says Laurie O’Donnell the Industrial Practice Leader.  “With growth rates averaging 10% over 30 years, the current forecast is for a healthy 5 to 7 % growth — still an enviable achievement.”  

Laurie O’Donnell, Managing Director of the Beijing office with over 15 years experience in International Executive Search and Talent Development, has filled positions in all areas of manufacturing with a special emphasis on Aerospace & Defense and Heavy Industrial.  Before moving to join Cornerstone China, Laurie worked for Cornerstone International in Montreal, Canada as Vice President.

Laurie leads the Industrial Practice in China, focusing on Senior Management, HR, Supply Chain, R&D, Quality and Sales positions.

Examples of positions filled include: Country Manager, Sales for a US High Tech company, County Manager, Global Aerospace Organization, GM Facility Director for a US Aerospace Organization, GM China for a South African Mining Company, HR Director & HR Manager, China for a Canadian Complex Manufacturing company, HR Director China for a Dutch Discrete Manufacturing Company and China Quality Manufacturing Executive for Global Aerospace Company.

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