Head of Engineering

Saenger Associates - Los Angeles/Ventura County, CA


Advanced Motion Controls, Camarillo, CA

The executive search firm Saenger Associates has been exclusively retained to search for a business savvy, customer-oriented Head of Engineering for our client Advanced Motion Controls, a global leader and pioneer in the electronic design and manufacture of power electronics - motion control drives and motor controllers used in a vast array of industries. The company's revenue size is less than $100M. The Head of Engineering will report directly to the senior executive/co-founder.


  • Make it happen!
  • Direct all aspects of the engineering process for custom and standard products
  • Provide leadership and support to a large multidisciplinary staff of hardware, software, and firmware engineers, test programming and failure analysis
  • Engage in product definition requiring engagement and collaboration with key customers and distribution partners, along with internal sales and marketing
  • Define new product feature sets, cost targets, project budgets and schedules


  • You are a proven engineering AND business leader, with a strong work ethic and integrity
  • You have 10+ years’ experience in POWER ELECTRONICS / MOTION CONTROL electrical engineering with at least 5 years in a senior/key contributor level, including experience supervising a large staff
  • You have a strong practical background in electrical engineering, including power electronics circuit design
  • You know how to develop and engage in positive relationships both internally and externally
  • You are a hands-on leader with the ability to motivate others to the highest levels of performance and accomplishment
  • Excellent speaking and written communication skills
  • You have experience working with ERP and PLM systems
  • BS in engineering related discipline, preferably electrical/electronics.
  • Prefer local candidate, but will consider relocation


Very competitive compensation and benefits package, performance and rewards-based culture

We welcome your interest, suggestions or referrals. For consideration, please email your resume kot4ecm7czthrhrq6nrj8xw3hh@crelate.net

Posted On: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Compensation: $180K+

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