Meet the Staff


The Santee Office Staff:
John MalloyKathleen Truax



John Malloy, CPC

John is President and owner of Sanford Rose Associates® - Santee and is a partner in the Manufacturing Sector Group.

Sanford Rose Associates® - Santee is located in South Carolina. There are an additional 60+ partner offices across the US. Search services are partially retained and exclusive, contingent.

John Malloy has been doing Executive Search for nine years. John and his partners only recruit for positions they have either personally held or had reporting to them. This includes a wide spectrum of titles including President, CEO, CFO, VP, Director, and Manager. Business sectors include manufacturing and distribution in capital goods, automotive, medical, aerospace, building materials and electronics.

John has a BSEE from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His added education includes courses at Harvard, Michigan, Marquette and South Carolina. John and his team have consistently been among the franchise system’s top offices. For twenty five years preceding Executive Search, John‘s career was in engineering and manufacturing. John was EVP of EDAC Technologies, a Michigan based supplier of Engineering Services to Automotive and Aerospace. John was later President of Modern Machine Works and Aztec Systems. Modern Machine was a contract manufacturer of machined components for engines, pumps and compressors. John has served on the Board of Directors of both public and private companies.

With close to 400 placements over the past nine years, the metrics used to measure success include: 80% of all placements remain at least four years. Over half have received a promotion within one year.

Because of his strong technical background, John and his partners have the ability to work with hiring managers to determine the skills needed to succeed.  John and his team have demonstrated that first hand experience in performing a job dramatically increases the ability to find and qualify successful candidates.

John has won many awards and been recognized by clients and peer groups. He is most proud of being a case study by Harvard of successfully planning and implementing Strategic Plans. John is CPC as certified by NAPS.

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Kathleen Truax

Kathleen Truax is a former University of Wisconsin Badger. Her course of study included Accounting and Information Systems.

Kathleen has been involved in manufacturing for nine years. Her background includes: Human Resources, Accounting, IT Manager, Systems Administration, and Recruiting.

She has had extensive exposure in cost accounting, network installation, systems administration, engineering interface, purchasing, and QS9000 certification.

She lives in South Carolina with her husband Jeremiah, son Tyler, and two daughters Brianna and Megan. Kathleen enjoys golf, music, and college football. 
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