CRANE ChemPharma & Energy Selects TCG for Director of HR Search

THE WOODLANDS, TX – CRANE ChemPharma & Energy Flow Solutions, a leading manufacturer of high-performance products, has selected The Christopher Group to lead their Director of Human Resources Americas search. Managing Director, Nat Schiffer and Recruiting Manager, Gillian Hagerty are leading the critical search.

Gillian Hagerty

“CRANE ChemPharma & Energy is a company steeped in the concepts of Six Sigma, Kaizen, the Toyota Manufacturing Principles, and have an incredibly successful and high touch culture,” said Nat Schiffer. “As the number two HR leader in this segment, this role will be a key business partner and play an integral role in shaping the HR function for this critical business segment.”

The Director of HR will be a key member of the leadership team and will provide both tactical and strategic direction to ensure effective coordination and delivery of all human resource functions including recruiting, talent development, recognition and reward, organizational effectiveness, performance management, compliance, and creating and maintaining a positive employee relations environment. Reporting to the Vice President of Human Resources, this is an exciting opportunity to collaborate as the HR business partner to the North America and Latin America operational leadership teams. The ideal candidate will drive breakthrough continuous improvements while embracing our proud tradition of philanthropy and positive impact in the community.

Crane ChemPharma & Energy (within Crane Co.’s Fluid Handling segment) designs and manufactures a variety of high-performance products including highly engineered check valves, sleeved plug valves, lined valves, process ball valves, high-performance butterfly valves, bellows sealed globe valves, aseptic and industrial diaphragm valves, multi/quarter-turn valves, instrumentation and sampling, actuation and controls, sight glasses, lined pipe, fittings and hoses, and air operated diaphragm and peristaltic pumps. Their trusted brands offer customers a complete and innovative product portfolio designed for the most demanding corrosive, erosive, and high purity applications. Among the industries served are chemical processing, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, oil & gas, refining, and power generation.

Crane Co. is a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products. Founded in 1855, Crane provides products and solutions to customers in hydrocarbon processing, petrochemical, chemical, power generation, unattended payment, automated merchandising, aerospace, electronics, transportation, and other markets. The Company has four business segments: Fluid Handling, Payment & Merchandising Technologies, Aerospace & Electronics, and Engineered Materials. Crane has approximately 11,000 employees in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia.

To learn more about this opportunity and/or The Christopher Group please contact Gillian Hagerty at

About The Christopher Group

The Christopher Group (TCG) is the nation’s leading specialized boutique for Agile HR Business Solutions firm focused on Targeted HR Executive Search, Interim HR Leaders, and HR Consulting Services. Staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners who have sat in the job, TCG’s award-winning process provides customized solutions for clients, across all industries, locations, company sizes, and verticals.

TCG is the only HR boutique named as one of the Best Executive Recruiting Firms in America by Forbes in 2019 and 2020. We have become the firm of choice for many clients like Kraft, Whirlpool Corporation, Pepsi, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Welch’s, Nationwide, SC Johnson, Walgreens, USAA, Verizon, Penn State University, Honeywell, Hanes, Allstate, Delta Dental, BP, Capital One, Comcast, Dish, Exxon Mobil, First Energy, Goodyear, Johnson & Johnson, Goodyear, Parker Hannifin, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Lamb Weston, Meijer, Petco, Air Products and many more.