Your Trusted Partner in

Chemicals Recruitment

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Plastics Recruiting

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Specialty Gases Recruiting

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Advanced Materials

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Personal Care Product

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C-Suite Recruiting

Who We Are

The Chatham Group is a dynamic talent acquisition firm with over 250 years of combined experience in the Chemicals, Plastics, Specialty Gases, Advanced Materials and Personal Care Products based industries.

Our recruiters bring a much needed personal focus to the hiring process. Our mission is to partner with our clients to understand individual needs, consult on the best approach, and continually modify the process to deliver the ideal employee. We work closely with talented individuals to understand their needs, goals and motivations, to ensure synergy with our clients. We know the importance, impact, and cost of every hiring decision. Our job is to make this process simpler, faster, and transparent. Since 2004, The Chatham Group has been successfully partnering with clients, assisting them in locating and hiring great people to drive company growth!

A Global Network

As part of MRINetwork®, we are affiliated with one of the world’s largest recruitment and placement organizations, with over 300 offices spanning four continents. Our Accelerated Recruitment™ approach brings together the right combination of scale, expertise, and methodology to match each client’s specific needs.

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Areas of Specialization


We specialize in all things Chemicals! Our experienced staff comes from the industry and understands the technologies, markets and issues. This includes manufacturing specialty chemicals, formulating paints and coatings and compounding and fabricating plastics and elastomers.

Industrial, Medical & Specialty Gases

From Industrial to Specialty, Medical Grade to Welding Gases and Supplies, we specialize in the Gas Industry. We have provided talent to the largest industrial gas companies in the world, as well as many smaller regional and independent companies.

Advanced Materials

From research and development, technical to marketing, development & sales, The Chatham Group has partnered with many Advanced Materials and Technology Companies.

Latest News

John Hillenbrand: Industry Executive Speaks about His Success as a Recruiter in the Chemicals and Advanced Materials Industries.

Our team has a combined 300 years of experience in our areas of specialty and each of our dedicated practice areas are led by professionals with direct experience in your field. Today we sat down with one of these leaders to talk about his transition from industry to recruiting as we approach his two-year anniversary with The Chatham Group. Prior to joining our firm, John had a 37-year career in the industrial space, where he held various commercial leadership roles with companies like DuPont and Owens Corning. John was an MRI Top 3 Rookie of the Year in 2022 and we asked him about how his experience in industry, and extensive network, have contributed to his record-breaking success:

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