I think what I like most is that this job is different every day. Every day I talk to such a diverse group of people and each time I pick up the phone I have an opportunity to be a business consultant, salesperson, negotiator, counselor or sometimes, just a friend. That’s actually pretty cool. It’s just one job but fortunately I get to wear many hats. Most importantly, I get to be myself and be genuine.
Here, there is a real sense of being part of a big family—a family that has your back. I love that feeling. It is a cool place to work with very little tension and definitely drama free! Everyone here gets along well, has a good sense of humor and appreciates the relationships in the office. Of course like any family, we have our moments, but that keeps it real and we always persevere and solve our problems.
Eric Murphy serves as National Practice Leader in the Advanced Composite space and conducts searches that are mission-critical and have direct impact on revenue for advanced composite fabricators, engineering services firms and composite material and equipment suppliers all over the country. The companies his team partners with represent some of the fastest growing and innovative U.S. companies in the aerospace, military, defense, energy, medical, automotive and industrial marketplaces. He is also an active member of the Society of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE) and currently serves as an Officer on the Board of Directors for the SAMPE Carolinas Chapter. Since Eric joined CEO Inc. in June of 2006, he has placed dozens of technical sales, engineers, quality and production professionals at all levels of companies in the advanced composite space and has built an incredible amount of momentum in the industry. In fact, one of our favorite stories about Eric is when he found a New Product Development Manager that went on a customer visit with his new employer on his FIRST DAY of work. The President of the company stated a few days later that the New Business Development Manager Eric had placed at the company was the single biggest reason they secured the new customer and $2 Million contract.
Eric describes himself as an “open book” noting, “What you see is what you get. There aren’t really any surprises here.” He enjoys hanging out with his kids, reading, playing guitar and occasionally makes it out to the garage wood shop for a little “building therapy”. Although he does admit, after a long day at the office, more often than not he enjoys just finding a little peace and quiet.