Professional Placement
Service for the Chemical &
Pharmaceutical Industry
December 11th, 2018



Ed Greenberg
Business Director Pharmaceuticals, BF Goodrich
You and your organization have always been highly professional, and well tuned to finding candidates for the sales/marketing positions that we have had in our key markets of pharmaceutical, personal care and home care ingredients. It's a pleasure working with you.

Frank Jones
Vice President
Here is what I like about working with Al Abrusia. He is a great screener, extremely tenacious in a very professional manner, and is excellent in following up and not dropping the ball. I will continue to use his service for any position I have and I recommend him highly.

Hope Hurley
Human Resource Manager, National Starch & Chemical
Al Abrusia treats his customers with respect and really listens to what they are looking for. He is organized and has great follow up skills. I enjoy working with such a professional!

Mark Edeleman
Director, Customer Service, Official Payments Corp.
I had the pleasure pf working with Al Abrusia for eight years. Al was always the consummate professional. He lead by example, always near the top of our sales production numbers, and approached his responsibilities in an ethical and efficient manner. Al took the time to mentor new employees and always placed the needs of the client first. He always had a positive attitude and a focused "can do" mentality. Al treated every placement like it was only placement we ever worked on.” October 13, 2009

Mark Edelman, Director, Customer Service, Official Payments Corp.
worked indirectly for Al at Purcell Group

Russ McNair
VP of Chemical Operations, Schweizerhall Pharma
Al Abrusia was very instrumental in helping us quickly find the right person for a critical position in our organization. He took the necessary time to understand the requirements of the position, the characteristics of the "ideal' candidate, and an overview of our business and organizational climate. As a result, he was able to effectively screen candidates prior to presenting them to us for consideration, saving us invaluable time and effort.

Stewart Gallagher
Western Regional Manager, Sun Chemical Corporation
Our recruiting and search experiences with Abrusia and Associates have been excellent. You have always represented both the candidates and your company in a professional manner. The candidates are well screened and qualified prior to the interview cycle. You have provided our company with qualified individuals that have enabled us to continue to differentiate ourselves from our competitors. Thank you for providing us with excellent people. Good recruiting firms are hard to come always place our needs first and are not only interested in closing the sale today.


Arlene Paloma
Account Manager, Sensient
Marie: Thank you so much for all your help and dedication in finding my current position. You are truly an excellent recruiter that listens to the clients needs and tries her best to fulfill the client's goal. I was extremely impress with your professionalism and your driven goal to match me with the right job and company. Thank you for treating me with respect and guiding me through the right career path. It makes a world of difference when your recruiters places you in the right position and the right company, and for me you did all that and more. Again, thanks a million!! for the new change in my life.

Bala Srinivas, PhD
Pharmaceutical Account Manager, Aqualon Division, Hercules Incorporated
The service I received at Al Abrusia associates was professional, courteous, prompt and exemplary. Al was personally involved in providing a great link between me and my potential employer. He had a good grasp of the employer's needs and spent time in understanding my skill set and a potential fit. This sort of an approach is very important, particularly when one is performing mid-career changes as I did. I would strongly recommend working with Al in achieving your set objectives with job / career changes.

Dave Doles
Vice President, Lonza
Al Abrusia's industry contacts are invaluable. He helped me find the right position to advance my career, in the right geography to meet my personal needs . Throughout the process he followed up professionally and worked hard to close the deal.

Emile Henein
Senior Sales Representative, BASF
Just wanted to thank you again for helping me land my current position with BASF. I have been enjoying this opportunity ever since I was hired back in December of 1998. Your support really paid off: all the way from helping me update and fine tune my resume to interview tips and techniques. I would also like to thank you for coaching me with my transition from job to job. I was able to leave my former company with class and dignity. You'll be pleased to know that shortly after I was hired, I received a promotion to Sr. Sales Representative II.

Gary Abrizzani
Distribution Sales Manager, Lonza

Please accept this note as a token of both my and my family's appreciation for your work, support and guidance. We are grateful for the good fortune of having connected with your firm at this opportune time. Additionally, please allow me to highlight the importance of what you helped our family accomplish. First and foremost, the Lonza position presents a momentous professional opportunity but as equally important, this opportunity has given us a second in a lifetime a chance to return to California. After a long 5 year departure and detour through the Midwest and Southeast, we were beginning to believe we would not see another chance to return again.

Furthermore, please let me say that this opportunity was only possible because of the excellent follow up and due diligence performed by your associate Marie Lombardo. To back track, I originally spoke to you many months ago upon the referral of a friend. Your team follow up on that original information produced the phone call in November connecting my experience to this opportunity with Lonza. Knowing that you and your team make and field hundreds of phone calls everyday, I find it to be just incredible that you can somehow connect my information with this job; whatever system you are using, thank you for using it. In addition and even more impressive is the commitment to think outside the box. In reality, we all recognize that Lonza was looking for a representative already in the West, however, and as a testament to Marie, she asked all the questions, and provided all the details leading to the opportunity to extend our discussion with Lonza to include the possibility of consideration for their needs in the West. The results led to an opened window of opportunity.

On another level, thank you for your continued support and professionalism. It would have been easy to say you do not have enough experience in their end use market or that you simply are not in the right location, but instead you not only gave me the opportunity to present myself, but you provided excellent direction and insights which were right on target. This includes adjustments to the original resume, to interview techniques and prep, and most importantly, exceptional commitment to continued due diligence on the people and personalities that we were to be meeting with. I personally believe that this last point and associated push to understand your customers sticking points and how to address the hard questions made all the difference in getting across the finish line.

Thank you again for everything.


Gary Arbizzani

Karl Kiger
Director of Manufacturing, Siegfried USA

I wanted to send you a brief note of my thanks for all your hard work and effort to make the opportunity at Siegfried happen for me. My family and I are very excited about making the transition.

I have had several great jobs over the years, but this is the first time I have landed in a new opportunity with a recruiter involved. You provided excellent interview coaching and mentoring along the way and I feel that helped polish off my presentation that resulted in a truly outstanding offer. Your support along every step of the way is truly appreciated and look forward to working with you if any hiring needs develop in my new role!

Again, thanks and warmest regards,

Kristen Stremlau
Product Manager, Albemarle
Thanks so much for helping me get my new job! On paper, the hiring manager was not interested in me at all. If I had just answered a newspaper ad and submitted a resume, she would not have given me a second look. But with your help and persistence, I got a face-to-face meeting and landed a terrific new job in exactly the right city for me. You have made me believe that dreams come true, Al!

Lauri Marshal
Marketing Manager, Air Products & Chemicals
Al Abrusia is one of the most professional recruiters I have ever worked with. I would certainly work with Al to hire someone and I would use him to help me find a job as well. Al is very knowledgeable about the positions he is recruiting for, as well as the culture of the company, and the hiring management.

When working with candidates, Al strives to understand their background, strengths and weaknesses, as well as their needs and career goals. His interest is in the "right" placement of the candidates and he excels in balancing the clients� interests with the hiring companies� needs.

I first met Al through a respected co-worker�s recommendation, and we have had several opportunities to work together. I can say that I have had only positive experiences in working with Al.

Mike Curcione
Sales Representative, Goldschmidt Chemical
My job is going very well. I really appreciated your service and I enjoyed working with you very much. Your advice was quite valuable in helping me to get in the door and negotiate a good deal. This is exactly the kind of company I was looking for.

Natasha Savage
Business Manager, Siegfried USA
This was the first time I had gone thru a recruiter and it was a great experience. Al was diligent in placing me in the best position while being very professional and attentive. I would highly recommend Al to anyone.

Ray G. Johnson
Director of Sales & Marketing, Goldschmidt Industrial Chemical Corp.
The new job is working out great! The way you positioned me prior to interviews and the help getting ready for them was critical to my success in winning out over the other candidates. It was a pleasure working with you and when I need to find a good person here, I'll give you a call.

Roger Crump
Director of Technology, Siegfried USA
I was very impressed with the recruitment service provided by Al Abrusia. He worked closely with me all the way through the job application procedure. Al reviewed my resume and helped match my qualifications, experience and career aspirations with a suitable quality position. He proceeded to provide useful coaching with interview preparation advice and was a constant support and mentor in all aspects of the job application. After initial interviews, Al continued to support my application by acting as agent and go between with regards to discussions and negotiations with the hiring company. I found Al to be supportive, responsive and conscientious and I would recommend his services to others seeking new career opportunities in the Chemical Industry.

Serge Kechichian
Sales Representative, Actichem
What can I say. You did it. I want to thank you for all your hard work and dedication in finding me the perfect job. You went above and beyond anything I expected, and came through on every single detail of the job from salary to benefits to the company car. You kept me informed and prepared me for every single meeting starting from the phone interview to the closing of the job. I want to again thank you so much, and I wish you the best in the future.

Tim Dillion
Sales Representative, Chemidex
I wanted take this time to thank you and Al for all of your hard work over this last month. When I first decided to get back into sales I was concerned that my options might be very limited. I am so grateful to you for presenting the right opportunities to me. The fact that you got to know me as a person and made sure I made the right career move meant so much to me. I really appreciate both of you because you went to bat for me when I needed it most. I am still in amazement that you were able to give me more than one great opportunity to consider. Believe me this time has been very stressful and you have made me feel better every step of the way. Thanks again for all that you have done and I have to say that I probably could not have done this without you.

Tobi Williams
Technical Sales, JRS Pharma
Al Abrusia is interested in a good fit for your experience, aptitude, and geography while other recruiters will try to sell you on what they have on their desk. The transition from one industry to another was a minor issue when everything else fit so well. His network of contacts is impressive.


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