Bernie Nutter is the President and founder of Hire Horizons. Bernie has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University and has worked for over 25 years in the industrial and manufacturing sectors in various positions such as Engineering, Sales, Marketing, and Executive Management. Bernie has worked for both small pre-IPO startups as well as Fortune 100 global corporations. His industry experience includes nuclear materials processing, engineering & construction, industrial water treatment, specialty chemicals, pulp & paper, industrial cleaning, plastics & engineered resins, and executive search services.
Core Expertise: Water Treatment, Pulp & Paper, Chemicals, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Food & Beverage
Contact Bernie Nutter directly at 614.866.4919 or bnutter@HireHorizons.com.
John Cook earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University and has worked for 25+ years in industrial and manufacturing sectors such as specialty chemicals, pulp and paper, plastics processing, automotive, heavy industrial, plating, and general manufacturing. His roles have included Technical Service, Sales Engineering, Business Development, Sales Management, and Customer Service. John’s experience in a variety of manufacturing environments as well as his management and hiring background allows him to grasp the challenges of today’s marketplace and successfully connect candidates with client opportunities.
Core Expertise: Water & Wastewater Treatment, Polymers & Plastic Processing, Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Oil & Gas, Automotive
Contact John Cook directly at 513.847.8390 or jcook@HireHorizons.com.
Peggy Panagopoulos Flaherty
Peggy Panagopoulos Flaherty earned a B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Youngstown State University and M.S. in Management and Technology from Carlow University. She has over 20 years of experience in industrial and manufacturing sectors in various positions such as Process Engineering, Technical Sales, Marketing, and Sales Management. Peggy has worked in the consulting engineering field as well as for Fortune 500 global corporations. Her industrial experience gives her great perspective to understand the business needs of clients as well as the ability to relate directly with candidates.
Core Expertise: Consulting, Metals & Metallurgy, Heat Transfer Equipment, Industrial Water, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing
Contact Peggy Panagopoulos Flaherty directly at 614.863.6315 or ppanagopoulos@HireHorizons.com.
Debbi Musch holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University. With 30 years of engineering and operations leadership experience in the chemical and polymer industry, she has direct hands-on experience building and managing global organizations. She has “walked in your shoes” and has a first-hand appreciation of the challenges our clients face in hiring best-in-class talent. Her success in hiring and mentoring technical professionals gives her a clear advantage in recruiting and matching individuals for your site-specific needs.
Core Expertise: Polymers & Thermoplastics, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Facility Management, Quality Assurance, Research & Development, Environmental/Health/Safety
Contact Debbi Musch directly at 614.762.6224 or dmusch@HireHorizons.com.
Mike Pickett is a native of Northeast Ohio and graduate of Kent State University. Mike’s career has spanned the Golf industry, Executive Management, and multi-site Operations Management with a core focus on delivering superior customer service and developing/strengthening long-term client relationships across diverse industries. His personal expertise includes: accounting, executive leadership, human resources, sales & marketing, and information technology.
Core Expertise: Pulp & Paper, Water Treatment, Plastics & Engineered Resins, Sports & Hospitality Management, Finance, Accounting
Contact Mike Pickett directly at 440.853.8818 or mpickett@HireHorizons.com.
Chris Panagopoulos is one of our Research Specialists. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Youngstown State University, a Doctor of Chiropractic from National University of Health Sciences, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems from Indiana Wesleyan University. His diverse background, combined with his expertise in Information Technology, allow Chris a unique perspective in researching and analyzing various aspects of the Industrial, Commercial, and Manufacturing markets.
Contact Chris Panagopoulos directly at 216.438.0308 or cpanagopoulos@HireHorizons.com.
Emily Snyder is our Business Operations Manager. Emily is a native of Columbus, OH and earned her B.A. in English and M.A. in Education from The Ohio State University. Her professional experience is varied, having worked in banking, retail management, restaurant operations, non-profit operations, and educational consulting and student enrichment services. Emily’s wide spectrum of experience and advanced training in research techniques provide her with a unique ability to conduct detailed search assignments that uncover the best-in-class candidates for our client employers.
Contact Emily Snyder directly at 614.367.6168 or esnyder@HireHorizons.com.
Patti Wigington has a B.A. in History from Ohio University, and leads all informational/candidate research functions as Research Coordinator. She also serves as our social media specialist, and has a background in medical office administration and retail management, in addition to freelance writing. As someone who combines a love of technology with her ability to find information, Patti utilizes her research skills to identify top-tier candidates for our client employers.
Contact Patti Wigington directly at 614.626.3836 or pwigington@HireHorizons.com.
Each member of our team is an active participant in the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS), Ohio Recruiters Association (ORA), Top Echelon Network, and NPA Worldwide Recruitment Network.