About Chadwell & Associates, Inc.

Mission Statement

To streamline the recruiting process for our clients, saving them time and resources, by providing top caliber, industry specific, compatible candidates who are impressed by our professionalism and ethics.


In 1996, Rebecca Chadwell (Becky) left a nationally known recruiting search firm to be a food industry recruiter in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She founded Chadwell & Associates, Inc. which allowed her to follow her vision of what recruiting needed to be.  Her aspirations were very different from the way the majority of recruiting firms were and still are operating today.  The business is built on a solid foundation of ethics, honesty and tenacity, as reflected in the Recruiters’ Code of Ethics, unique to Chadwell & Associates, Inc. and also established in 1996.  To keep abreast of industry issues and trends, Chadwell & Associates, Inc. is currently associated with ASBE, SWB, IEEE, AACT and attends numerous technical conferences and trade shows such as: PMMI Pack Expo, International Bakery Expo (IBIE), B&CMA and ASB’s technical conferences to name a few.

Since inception, the company has tailored its efforts to meet specific client needs and be an integral extension of the recruiting process.  While working primarily with technical positions, we often take on atypical searches depending on the search and our exposure to these candidates.

How We Work

Chadwell & Associates, Inc. maintains its integrity by working with fully screened candidates and selected companies. Our goal is to become the eyes and ears of our clients’ Recruiting Department.

We work across the spectrum of the consumable consumer products industries.  It is our policy to provide exclusivity by maintaining a working relationship with only one company in each market.  We want our clients to know that we are not taking our candidates to their competition as a way of high pressure tactics.  We aspire to be the best in securing top candidates for top companies, those that are leaders in their field.  We know we are working with the primary asset within a company, its people.  Whether your company manufacturers aspirin, bread, candy, soup or soap, or the equipment to process raw materials through to a packaged product, Chadwell & Associates, Inc. can find you the technical personnel you require.

Once we establish a good working relationship with a client, we often find it beneficial to visit that company at its headquarters to meet with the hiring authorities and relevant staff.   Investment in such trips builds greater communication for all parties in what is still, a people business. The better we know our hiring authorities and understand the goals of the company, the better we are at finding the right chemistry to match with the skills needed for a particular position.  It is our firm belief that personal chemistry makes a major contribution to a successful team.   Visits provide our recruiters with the opportunity to experience the community and meet with the local Chamber of Commerce.  Housing issues, educational systems and relocation considerations are brought sharply into focus when visiting an area.

We don’t set companies against each other to compete for a candidate.  We put our efforts into building a long-term relationship based on trust and understanding through a proven track record, thus setting us apart from most other recruiting companies.  Our clients are comfortable because they know we’re working for them and we are working hard to fulfill their expectations without a conflict of interest.