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McDermott & Bull Recruits Vice President of Engineering for Balboa Water Group

IRVINE, California, October 12, 2016 McDermott & Bull, the 29th largest executive search firm in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Greg Pearly as Vice President of Engineering with Balboa Water Group (BWG), a global designer, supplier and manufacturer of electronic control systems and equipment for the leisure water industry.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Co-Founder and Managing Partner; Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant; and Krista Sietsema, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Bull, “Greg is an excellent hire for Balboa Water Group.  His ability to connect-the-dots, along with his engineering and technical experience will help to further advance the BWG product line.  He is a natural fit with their fast-paced culture at BWG.”

Having graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1997, Pearly served as a U.S. Military Officer, leading invasions in both Iraq and Kosovo.  After a short stint with a government contracting business, Pearly joined BAE Systems in 2005.  He was quickly promoted to Project Manager the very next year, where he took on additional management responsibilities alongside his customer-facing business development role.  Upon the recommendation of the BAE President, Pearly was chosen to be the Chief Advisor for BAE’s Chairman in London, working side-by-side with him as the company grew a staggering 23% over a two-year period.  Choosing to return to the United States, Pearly joined Dana Innovations, a high-end residential and commercial electronics products manufacturer, as Director of Product Development & Engineering in 2012.  In this role, Pearly was responsible for leading the engineering, quality and service repairs group.

Pearly earned a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Business Administration from Penn State University.

About Balboa Water Group

Balboa Water Group (formerly known as Balboa Instruments) is a global designer, supplier and manufacturer of electronic control systems and equipment for the leisure water industry.  BWG offers a complete line of products for the whirlpool bath, shower and hot tub marketplace.  The BWG fundamental commitment to this niche industry has been to provide a simple, comprehensive, one-source solution to their products which include the highest quality in pumps, blowers, electronic control systems, jets, fittings and accessories.  The comprehensive single source solution means customers streamline operations, reduce inventory and supply chain costs, and improve overall productivity.  They are the leading global supplier in the industrial control systems industry with state-of-the-art manufacturing and an unsurpassed reputation for reliability.

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 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.