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McDermott & Bull Places Chief Operating Officer at 9to5 Seating

IRVINE, California, January 6, 2017McDermott & Bull, the 29th largest executive search firm in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, is proud to announce the successful appointment of Tony Allan as Chief Operating Officer with 9to5 Seating, a company that specializes in the design and production of ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing office seating.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Managing Partner; Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant; and Amanda Lange, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Bull, “Tony is the real-deal. After our first visit with Tony, we were confident that his operational and strategic savvy would make a big impact at 9to5 Seating.”

Allan began his professional career as a project engineer and moved into management, overseeing quality within an electronics manufacturing environment.  He started in general management with Jabil Circuit Inc., and over a fifteen-year period, moved from Business Unit Manager to Vice President of Global Business Units, overseeing all aspects of operations and supply chain producing over $1B of annual revenue within multiple sites.  In this role, Allan grew the company significantly and focused on streamlining processes and restructuring facilities.  He later joined Masimo, a growing medical device company based in Southern California, as their Chief Operating Officer.  Prior to joining 9to5 Seating, Allan was President and COO at Green Ray LED.

Allan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the University of Lincoln, England.

About 9to5 Seating

Founded in 1982, 9to5 Seating specializes in the design and production of ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing office seating to accommodate the rigorous demands of today’s office environment. With many years of experience in the manufacturing of office seating, 9to5 Seating differentiates itself from its competitors through its vertical integration. The combination of domestic and foreign manufacturing, with wholly owned facilities in the United States and China, offers the customer a wide variety of upholstery material only when manufactured in the United States, allowing 9to5 Seating to compete with prices of completely foreign manufactured products.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull has been redefining expectations within the world of executive search since 2001.  The firm’s practice leaders, all of whom have substantial executive experience, are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  With the advent of MB Interim Leaders in 2011, McDermott & Bull is powerfully equipped to service both the permanent and interim needs of its clients.  Respected companies including Aramark, Epson America, Hyundai Capital America, In-N-Out Burger, Kaiser Aluminum, Unified Grocers, Western Federal Credit Union (UNIFY Financial Credit Union), Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Chicken of the Sea, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank, Union Bank, as well as portfolio companies owned by private equity firms such as Riverside Company, Sun Capital Partners, ClearLight Partners, Swander Pace Capital, Chicago Growth Partners, and Riordan, Lewis & Hayden, have all partnered with McDermott & Bull.  Additionally, the firm’s Executive Network program provides valuable resources for and offers opportunities to build meaningful relationships with thousands of C-Suite and VP-level executives throughout the country.