Why work with us?

Long story short. We have a lot of experience. Over 25 years of it. We are a unique search firm that recruits at the professional, managerial and executive levels in South Western Ontario’s manufacturing sector, and know the industry like the back of our hands. We understand the business requirements, the management styles and the work environments. With our background, we can zero in on the skills candidates need to succeed in any manufacturing position you want filled.

Looking for work? We have you covered! Sometimes a company won’t advertise a job. Or a great position comes along when you aren’t searching. These are the times having registered with us can payoff. We have access to the hidden job market, and we make it a priority to understand your goals and competencies so that when good match turns up, you know about it.

Our primary focus is South Western Ontario’s manufacturing industry, but our reach can extend much further. As an owner member of the National Personnel Association, we have 500 global partners. So, no matter where you are in the world, we can find the people your business needs to pull you ahead of the pack. Or, we can help you find the job of your dreams. Let’s get started!


Where We Specialize

  • Accounting/Finance
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Engineering (Design, Process, Manufacturing)
  • Human Resources
  • Health Safety and Environment
  • Information Technology
  • Maintenance Management
  • Materials/Supply Chain Management
  • General/Plant Management
  • Operations Management
  • Quality Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Production Management
  • Product Management
  • Purchasing

Recent Placements

Double ticketed Maintenance Tech, Food industry
Sales Rep, Automation
Millwright, Chemical Processing,
Purchasing Manager, Fabrication and Assembly
Senior Programmer Analyst, Capital equipment
VP Sales and Marketing, Fabrication and Assembly
Production Manager, Fabrication and Assembly
Inside Sales, Steel Processing
Advanced Buyer, Automotive Tier I
Controller, Steel Processing
Operations Manager, Manufacturing Services
Production Manager, Automotive Tier I
Program Manager, Automotive Tier I

Award Winning Recruiting By The Numbers


Of our hiring clients are repeat customers


Of candidates placed were neither laid off (due to lack of work) nor terminated within the first year


Of candidates placed are still employed after the first year

Who We Are

Kevin Alger, President

Hi, I’m Kevin. For over 25 years, I have connected skilled professionals with companies in the manufacturning sector. I founded AppleTree Executive Recruitment Inc. in 2011.

Understanding an organization’s business needs is crucial, as are understanding a job seeker’s career goals. Finding exceptional talent and fusing it with opportunity is what I love to do. For my work, I have been awarded “Gold Recruiter Achievement Status” by the National Personnel Association (NPA), a global recruitment network with over 500 member offices on six continents.

Since 2012, I have acted as Treasurer for the CSAHA Alumni Association and as the Ontario Area Leader for the National Personnel Association.

In my spare time I am a trail patroller For Guelph Off Road Bicycling Association (GORBA)

Our Partners: National Personnel Associates

1500 Recruiters Globally

500 Affiliated Members

For Our Clients

We provide wide geographic coverage for highly unique searches by:

  • Contacting our NPA partners globally
  • Accessing our global candidate database
  • Advertising job opportunities world-wide

We can staff your facilities no matter where you are located!

For Our Candidates

We offer career opportunities across Canada and around the world by:

  • Giving you access to our database of positions posted by NPA members
  • Posting your resume on our global database where it is seen only by NPA member firms
  • Referring you to a trusted partner with expertise in your field and geographical area of interest

We can staff your facilities no matter where you are located!