Wednesday, November 24, 2010
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|When Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl visited Shanghai in October to address a Conference of China Mayors, Pittsburgh companies warmly welcomed him. At the Pennsylvania Center's dinner for the Mayor, DHR's guests were, from left to right, Gary Davies, General Manager, Machined Products, Ensinger Industries; Mike Schafer, Vice President and General Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific China; Lei Pei, Director Sales and Marketing, Machined Products, Ensinger Industries; Larry Xie, Owner, General Manager, NW Net Technologies Ltd; David Grapes, President and CEO, W.W. Patterson; Fang Liu, Vice President Overseas Operations, Fresh-Link Industrial Ltd. and Co-Founder, Pittsburgh-China Chamber of Commerce; Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl; Alexandra Hendrickson; Jeffrey Wang, Vice President and General Manger, Ansaldo STS; John Chong, CEO and General Manager, Siemens Electrical Drives China; Charla Serbent, Director, Supply Chain, Dell; John Hale, Director Engineered Solutions, Kennametal, Shanghai; Johnny Tan, Associate, DHR International.|
“We were very impressed with our interactions – We find [Alexandra] professional and she has always demonstrated good follow up and solid attention to details. She took a break in her holidays to come and see us in Omaha to ensure we touch base and have face to face interaction” Group President, Metals Company
“I learned a lot from you as we are looking for the
operational director candidates. You carry on the recruiting process and try to understand the candidates in a very amiable way. This is different from what I experienced before. You absolutely gave me a new impression of how the consultant could help in the recruiting process, which also a new way for me to look at in HR work.” Human Resources Director, Specialty Chemicals Company
“I have been very favorably impressed with how you and your team have been handling our executive searches for both the Senior Director of HR and VP of Operations...” Vice President Human Resources, Medical Products Company
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Alexandra Hendrickson is a Partner in the Chicago office of Odgers Berndtson Executive Search. Alexandra specializes in filling senior roles for industrial companies because she was previously an executive at PPG Industries. She has many clients in the chemicals, coatings and advanced materials sectors.
Alexandra has both US and international search expertise. From 2009 to 2015, she lived and worked in Shanghai, China and helped clients find great leaders to grow their businesses throughout Asia Pacific. Prior to 2009, she was based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and assisted companies in the Midwest industrial heartland.
Earlier in her career, Alexandra held senior positions in American Express Company and at Bankers Trust Company (now Deutsche Bank) in New York.
Alexandra has an MBA in Accounting and Finance from the Wharton School in Philadelphia and a BA from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Articles that Alexandra has written have been published in "Observe Magazine," “Paint and Coatings Industry Magazine,” “CEO Magazine,” “Corporate Responsibility Officer Magazine” and “Wharton Alumni Magazine.”
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