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ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lucas Group, North America’s premier executive search firm, announces the appointment of Daniel Chang as Managing Partner for the Manufacturing Practice Group’s West Coast division. Chang was promoted from Executive Senior Partner in the company’s Military Transition Division, where he has served as a recruiter since 2006.

“Daniel has a remarkable work ethic and recruiting background,” said Charlie Wilgus, General Manager of the Manufacturing Division. “From his military transition experience, he has strong relationships with a wide variety of Lucas Group clients throughout the West–from aerospace to electronics to consumer goods. The overlap between military recruitment and manufacturing placements is considerable, and Daniel’s business development skills will provide vital leadership for our manufacturing recruitment hiring efforts. No one does a better job of understanding client needs, and fulfilling them, than Daniel.”

Based in Irvine, CA, Chang will work throughout California, Oregon and Washington to enhance business development efforts. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Chang brings a highly competitive and demonstrated background to his new leadership role. A past All-American swimmer, he trains regularly with U.S. Masters Swimming and also trains in Tai Kwon Do. “His leadership skills and strategic focus prepare him well for this new assignment,” said Wilgus.

Chang possesses a strong track record in connecting corporate clients to transcendent talent. “His extensive recruiting success helped him to guide talented men and women from military service into successful corporate careers. In the process, he established and maintained excellent relationships with a host of key companies. His responsibilities now shift to a company-based model, and we anticipate a real growth in our West Coast manufacturing recruiting placement efforts,” said Wilgus. “Daniel is devoted to finding people with unique skill-sets and leadership capabilities for today’s business environment.”

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