Success Stories – Exceeding Expectations

Our military hiring companies share their Lucas Group stories

Lucas Group SMO and JMO recruiters are the proven experts in successfully identifying best-match jobs for former military officers, and our NCO and Miltech recruiters reliably fill Miltech jobs with highly-skilled professionals who deliver positive business results.


“To say that the past two days at the Norfolk Hiring Conference were successful would be an understatement. We truly appreciate the time and effort Chip Dates, Richard Vidoli and the rest of the team took to find candidates of such a high caliber. After making three job offers today, and scheduling five follow-up interviews, we feel that Carter’s will benefit tremendously from the talent you put forth over the past two days. It is also an overwhelming feeling of gratitude that we have had the opportunity to speak with and hire people who have given so much of their life to serve our country proudly! Thank you for your hospitality over the past two days and really, the past year. We hope to continue this partnership with Lucas Group, and truly enjoyed every person we met this week!”

Ashley Pridmore
HR Generalist
Carter’s | OshKosh


“Lucas Group has been a strategic staffing partner of mine for the past eight years. This partnership with Lucas Group had produced tremendous success in hiring both management professionals and skilled technicians. All of the Lucas Group candidates that I have hired have been highly successful members of my team. And all have been solid leaders. I consider Lucas Group a strategic partner who gives me an edge up on the competition for today’s talent.”

Mary Kay Runyan
Vice President – Fleet and Logistics
Waste Management, Inc.


“I recently attended a Military Hiring Conference sponsored by Lucas Group’s Military Division in Atlanta, GA. In addition to traditional recruitment, Lucas Group specializes in placing transitioning military members into the civilian workforce. At this conference, I met with a select group of military members who made it past Lucas Group’s rigorous inspection, based on Airgas hiring needs. They recruited, screened, interviewed, and selected top military personnel and introduced them to Airgas for the assigned position.

The Lucas Group Hiring Conferences should not be confused with job fairs. This hiring conference was a tightly structured, smartly engineered, and carefully executed event. The conference was goal-driven to make the most of Airgas’ investment in time, talent, and money. After the hiring conference, I thought this would be an excellent opportunity for Airgas to identify veterans and possibly ‘exceed’ the goal to hire 100 veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan within a 12-month period.”

Susan Simmons-Stevenson
Recruiter – HR Core Services
Airgas


“We have been very impressed with the quality and diversity of Lucas Group candidates. Our employees from Lucas Group are former military officers, and they willingly accept responsibility, [are] eager to learn, focus on team building, and possess leadership ability. We have found that their military experiences are transferable to the manufacturing industry. Our recent hires from Lucas Group are developing into future leaders of our company.”

Dr. Rex Cottle, PhD (Economics)
Director of Human Resources
Trinity Industries


“JMOs offer a company a great hire with unsurpassed leadership and potential. They are far better equipped to be successful than their civilian counterparts. I look forward to every Lucas Group [Hiring] Conference, because I know I will be impressed with the “best,” and my time is never wasted.”

Emilio C. Gurrea
Capability Development Manager
Kimberly Clark Corporation


“Lucas Group has done a fantastic job finding future leaders for our organization.”

Eileen Maus
Vice President – Sales
Cytyc Corporation


“We have used Lucas Group to fill several key line management roles in this manufacturing facility. Lucas Group’s Military Program consistently produces candidates, with excellent leadership skills and solid work ethic, who are able to contribute quickly to our organization.”

Stephen A. Perry
Vice President – Operations
Atrium Windows & Doors


“Lucas Group has been very effective for my hiring needs for the past 7 years. Lucas Group provides high caliber candidates with strong leadership, project management, and interpersonal skills that our company needs at one convenient conference. I can consistently count on Lucas Group to bring the best candidates who quickly deliver and integrate well with our team.”

Lorne Day
Global Purchasing Site Manager – Transmission Division
Caterpillar


“Through the strong relationship and customized attention we have received, Lucas has helped us harvest some of the best talent the military has to offer. The Lucas-Stryker partnership has been a winning formula that has been key in achieving the results we need to remain top in our industry.”

John Ferrell
Vice-President – Human Resources
Stryker Medical


“We have been very impressed with the quality and diversity of Lucas Group candidates. Our employees from Lucas Group are former military officers, and they willingly accept responsibility, [are] eager to learn, focus on team building, and possess leadership ability. We have found that their military experiences are transferable to the manufacturing industry. Our recent hires from Lucas Group are developing into future leaders of our company.”

Dr. Rex Cottle, PhD (Economics)
Director of Human Resources
Trinity Industries


“Lucas Group has helped us staff critical positions within our Engineering departments that require individuals both with strong leadership and technical skills and who can guide a team of associates and help us best preserve our physical assets. We are always looking for candidates that have the potential to grow with our organization long-term. The slate of candidates provided by Lucas Group was a great match for all of these requirements.”

Andie Hayman
National Director Sales & Marketing
Marriott International