IRVINE, California, October 24, 2016 – McDermott & Bull, the 29th largest executive search firm in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, is proud to announce the successful appointment of Ernie Turrieta as Director of Inventory & Supply Chain Management with MHT Luxury Alloys, a designer, manufacturer, marketer and distributer of industry leading aftermarket custom wheel brands.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Co-Founder and Partner; Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant; and Trey Mullen, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Bull, “Ernie is one of those functional leaders whose first impression leaves you knowing he has what it takes to get the job done.  His energy and relevant experience will serve him and MHT well as he moves along in his career with the company.”

Turrieta has had a successful career in warehouse leadership, where he started as a box stacker at Frito Lay over thirteen years ago.  He moved into a customer service representative role within the company shortly thereafter, and ended his tenure with a ten-year run in a warehouse lead operations role.  Turrieta then joined Nestle as a Supervisor, and was quickly promoted to a specialty leadership position on the Operations Excellence Team.  In this role, Turrieta was tasked with a reorganization at the company’s largest distribution center, leading to a multi-million dollar savings for the company.  Most recently, Turrieta was Southwest Zone Warehouse Manager at Nestle Water.  In just five weeks, he was able to turn a historically underperforming division into the highest performing division in the nation with a 98.5% accuracy rate.

Turrieta earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from University of Phoenix.

About MHT Luxury Alloys

MHT Luxury Alloys (“MHT”) was founded in 1986 and is currently operating 23 North American and International distribution centers, including key markets in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Asia.  Art Hale, the Company’s founder, grew MHT based on the principle of offering cutting edge design and dimension to the car fanatic market.  The Company offers top-end design wheels and a broad range of products, offering over 25,000 SKU’s.  As a leader in the market, MHT has carved out a niche within the custom wheel industry and is currently representing six uniquely positioned, custom and distinctive wheel brands.  Today, MHT Luxury Alloys produces, markets and distributes the brands which recreate the original styles offered in the 60’s and early 70’s.  Foose Wheels, offers designs for both the vintage and the “new-age” nostalgic rides.  Another MHT brand, Fuel, targets the popular off-road industry offering all sizes all the way up to lifted trucks.  All brands benefit from access to MHT’s 120,000+ square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters in Rancho Dominguez, California.  Custom finishes, sizes and applications are also available at the facility.

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