IRVINE, California, June 20, 2013 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced the successful appointment of Mr. Alfredo Martinez Velez as Senior Plant Manager, Tijauna, with Posey Company in Arcadia, California.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Craig Lipus, Partner at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Mr. Lipus, “This role is one of significance for Posey as they look to grow their operations in Mexico and strategically position the Company for future growth in the markets they serve. Alfredo is an experienced manufacturing leader who brings Posey a wealth of experience running/operating plants in Mexico. His deep understanding of Six Sigma coupled with his experience implementing lean manufacturing and continues improvement principals make Alfredo an ideal fit for Posey. We are appreciative of our lasting relationship with Posey and look forward to their future success.”

Mr. Velez is an experienced manufacturing leader and certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and has managed all operational aspects of engineering, quality, production, maintenance, procurement, planning, finance, and human resources. Prior to joining Posey Company, he served as the Plant Operations Manager for Schlage de Mexico.

Mr. Velez obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad del Valle de Mexico.

About Posey Company

John Thornton Posey founded the Posey Company ( in 1937, when he built a bed cradle for a hospitalized friend who complained about the weight of the bedcovers on his feet. The hospital liked the idea, and asked for a price for 12 bed cradles. The Posey Company landed its first order, and made a profit of $12. As John Posey showed the bed cradles to other hospitals in the San Francisco area, he was asked to develop other products to assist in patient care. Soon, he expanded his travels beyond San Francisco, and after many years, John built a company with a worldwide reputation for innovative and practical healthcare products. In 1991, John handed the president’s gavel to his third son, Ernie, while maintaining a leadership role as Chairman of the Board. Today, the Posey Company manufactures over 600 products around the globe. Every Posey product engineered and manufactured by their dedicated team continues on a tradition of quality products and patient care.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Technology, Financial Services, Energy, Manufacturing, Bio-Tech and Life Science, Retail, the Building Industry, Professional Services, and others. Founded by Rodney McDermott and Christopher Bull, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical senior level talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull has worked with a large number of prestigious clients including Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Ducommun, AECOM, Newport Corporation, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, and Union Bank.