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Heidrick Adds New Head of Automotive in the Americas
Gregg McDonald joins Industrial Practice

ATLANTA, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq:HSII), the premier provider of executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping worldwide, enhances its industrial expertise among the global practices with the addition of Gregg McDonald to its Atlanta office. McDonald will be joining as a Partner in the Industrial Practice and will lead the firm's Automotive Practice in the Americas.

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McDonald brings deep search experience serving a wide variety of clients including Fortune 500, mid-cap public, private equity and venture-backed companies. He has helped build leadership teams in multiple sectors including automotive, industrial, plastics, chemicals and energy.  

McDonald joins Heidrick & Struggles from another global executive search firm where he served as Co-Leader of the Global Automotive Practice and a member of the Digital Transformation Practice. He has assisted companies in finding digital leaders to transform their businesses using technologies such as connected vehicles, smart-grid connectivity and the Internet of Things.

McDonald's experience prior to entering the executive search industry includes eight years at General Electric and seven years with Ford Motor Company.

"Gregg is an outstanding addition to our firm and the Industrial Practice. The combination of his search experience and work as an executive at world-class industrial companies provides him with the insights to serve as a particularly effective leadership advisor to our clients," said Bo Herbst, Regional Managing Partner, Global Industrial Practice - Heidrick & Struggles.

McDonald received his Bachelor of Sciences degree in industrial engineering from the State University of New York in Buffalo.

About Heidrick & Struggles:
Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII) serves the executive talent and leadership needs of the world's top organizations as the premier provider of leadership consulting, culture shaping and senior-level executive search services. Heidrick & Struggles pioneered the profession of executive search more than 60 years ago. Today, the firm serves as a trusted advisor, providing integrated leadership solutions and helping its clients change the world, one leadership team at a time.

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