Chuck Aardema, Executive Recruiter

Human Resources, Professional & Business Services, Engineering, Sales and Marketing

Chuck Aardema joined the firm in 2017 with a breadth of business and human resources experience having served as the VP HR in the paper, consumer products, retail/wholesale, and food industries. He has an extensive background leading strategic organizational initiatives to improve profitability and optimize individual and team performance. His search work has spanned the length of his career.

Chuck leads the firm’s HR Leadership Practice and has worked on searches in multiple industries and functions including sales & marketing, finance, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, convenience/food, and real estate. He has worked in both the public and private equity sectors. Chuck spent the majority of his career in the paper industry with Mead and MeadWestvaco (now WestRock), and more recently held roles as VP HR for totes Isotoner and AdvancePierre Foods (now Tyson). He has handled corporate restructurings, mergers, and numerous acquisitions during his career.

Chuck received his undergraduate degree from Hope College and holds a master’s degree in Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University. He also served for six years on the Board of Directors for the Employers Resource Association.