About Us


Ultimate Placements is dedicated to helping our clients and candidates achieve their goals by finding the right person, for the right job, for the right company at the right time – the Impact Player!


As an MRINetwork Top 25 affiliate, we are part of the world's largest and most successful managerial, technical and executive search company. We provide a full range of search and recruiting services, including contingency, priority, dedicated, and global searches. Whether the need is to fill one critical position or a project to hire hundreds, or contract employees, Ultimate Placements and MRINetwork is the recruiting solution provider of choice.


Meet the Staff | Our Mission | Core Values | President's Message




Stan Erman


President, Ultimate Placements LLC


Photo of Stan Erman Stan Erman has over 20 years of senior operations and general management experience with world-class manufacturing companies producing a variety of industrial, consumer, medical, infant, automotive, and aerospace products, including fastener, metals, stamping, and cold heading.   During his career, Stan identified, hired, developed, mentored, and promoted hundreds of line and staff professionals who achieved outstanding results.   Headquartered in the Akron, OH area with an office in South Texas, he conducts retained and contingency searches world wide for permanent and contract positions including C-level (CEO, CFO, COO) for Equity Partner / Venture Capital firms, executive (Vice President, Manager, Director, CEO, President), professional (engineer, sales, accounting, IS, MIS, IT) and skilled trades specializing in fastener, cold heading, plastics, automotive, toys, stamping, metal, aerospace, defense, industrial, energy, renewable energy, alternative energy, oil, gas and consumer products. He has also work with logistics and distribution clients.   Clients say that the talent Stan delivers has helped them increase sales (57% a year in some cases); improve profits (as much as 27% increase per year); and strengthen their balance sheets thus increasing enterprise value.   This is why 78% of Stan's business is either repeat, or by referral, and much of it is conducted on an exclusive basis.   330-334-0285 Ex. 201



Dan Wismar Sr. Search Consultant


Photo of Dan Wismar Dan Wismar has over 25 years of continuous experience in the professional recruiting and search business, in roles including recruiter, manager, and agency owner. His experience includes start-up and management of a full-scope contract staffing division, in addition to training and supervision of recruiters, contract staffing personnel, outside sales, and support staff.   Trained in recruiting as a generalist, Dan concentrates today in manufacturing and engineering searches, including software and related technical areas, with occasional projects in sales, IT or finance. Over the years the diverse client base has included metal-working industries, in machining, stamping and cutting tools sectors; rubber and plastics molding for automotive, consumer and agricultural industries; electronic banking; construction management and civil and consulting engineering; aerospace and commercial aircraft components; turnkey business computing systems; and various service industry segments.   330-334-0285 Ex. 209


Deborah Royse Professional Recruiter


Photo of Deborah Royse Deborah Royse brings 24 years of executive, professional and technical recruiting expertise to domestic and international markets. She is a dedicated recruiting professional who values honesty, integrity and industry compassion. She is committed to building lasting relationships and extends that philosophy to both her clients and candidates.   Her experience allows her to put herself in the shoes of both her clients and candidates; understanding their objectives and strategies. Her successful searches include executive-level (President, Vice President, Manager, Director Supervisory) and professional positions (engineering, sales and financial) within manufacturing, automotive, aviation, polymer, rubber, plastic, chemical and alternative energy industries.   Deborah integrates her experience and innate abilities with MRI's methodology, process and network to further the success of her clients. She welcomes the opportunity to provide impact solutions to your business strategies.   330-334-0285 Ex. 208


Maria Henderson Office Manager


Photo of Maria Henderson Maria Henderson was hired as the Office Manager here at Ultimate Placements in April 2014. Her responsibilities encompass many aspects of our business, including AP/AR, billing, internet-based research, sourcing, as well as the maintenance of all office computer systems and network.   Maria brings to us 20+ years of experience as an Office Manager. She has worked in the automotive, aviation, marketing and recruiting industries. Maria attended Bowling Green State University where she received her BA in Communications.   330-334-0285 Ex. 204





Our Mission


Ultimate Placements' mission is to provide Intelligent Staffing and Recruiting Solutions. Our success is a direct result of the optimal support we give our clients. We are devoted to helping them achieve their professional and financial goals.   We demand that our services be rendered in a cooperative, patient, pleasant and informed manner in order to provide prompt, dependable and beneficial service. We deliver innovative as well as state-of-the-art strategies that meet ever-changing technological advances. Motivated to accommodate all those who seek our expertise, we continually strive to recognize each client individually in order to meet "their" specific needs.   Clients and candidates choose Ultimate Placements because of the professional and ethical service we offer.   They come back to us because they trust us and count on us for the best results.   They refer us because of our level of commitment to our industries.  






Core Values

Integrity   Ensures that we work closely in open, understanding relationships.
Create a sense of unity.
Ensures an efficient delivery of our process - robust, interconnected, thorough and complete.
We agree to adhere to agreed-upon standards - code of ethics.

Rapport   We actively listen to and engage with our clients, candidates and colleagues.
We are empathetic, interested in and understanding of your issues from your point of view.
We can put ourselves in your shoes.

Resourcefulness   We demonstrate individual ingenuity and enthusiasm to solve your problems.
We make connections and think laterally, exploiting the breadth and depth of our industry knowledge and the resources of our extensive network.

Discernment   We are intelligently selective and focused on HIGH IMPACT PLAYERS.
We use our skill and judgment to assess and seek out the right talent.
We appeal to those clients who are passionate about only hiring the best talent available and who want to make a difference.







President's Message


"As President, I bring all my office's resources to bear, which include my personal 20+ years of senior operations and general management experience with world-class companies producing a variety of fastener, plastic, medical, consumer, industrial, automotive, and aerospace products.   Of note, during my career I delivered hundreds of employee solutions by identifying, hiring, developing, mentoring, and promoting line and staff "A" performers, including engineers, salespeople, marketing, senior operations, financial, IT, and other staff functions in manufacturing companies, who became part of a high performance team that achieved outstanding results of consistently increasing sales and earnings.   Talk to us about how we find that Ultimate candidate who will achieve outstanding results of increased sales and earnings for your organization."   — Stan Erman, President, Ultimate Placements, LLC