Brian OpalenikProject Manager
Brian Opalenik joined the The Kent Group, predecessor to WorldBridge Partners – Toledo, in late 2007. Brian has since grown to be an expert in the recruitment of Primary Steel and Steel Pipe and Tube Professionals. Areas of expertise include recruitment of:
• Project Engineers (Mechanical, Electrical, etc…)
• Automation & Controls Engineers
• Metallurgical Engineers
• Process Engineers
• Management and Supervisory level Steel Professionals
Brian makes it a goal to understand all the ins and outs of any position he is tasked with working on before tackling an assignment. He only recruits top tier candidates whom he believes will make a lasting impact for the client. He also believes recruiting is a two-way street and that you must strive to understand the dreams, goals, and desires of these top notch candidates so that a potential match is beneficial to all parties.
“If are in the Steel Industry, I want to know you. If you are a professional (Mananger, Engineer, etc..) from another “high speed” industry with skills that you believe would transition nicely into Steel, I also want to know you. The Steel Industry is a fast-paced, rapidly changing industry. It may seem low-tech, but nothing could be further from the truth. The Steel Industry produces the backbone of the world’s infrastructure!
Brian is a 2001 graduate of the University of Toledo with a degree in Information Systems. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, spending time with his family, and photography.