Skip Freeman

Skip Freeman

CEO, HTW (Hire to Win) Executive Search || New on "Career Stalled?" ||

Greater Atlanta Area
Staffing and Recruiting

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Skip Freeman's Overview

  • VP Sales & Marketing at National Filtration Systems
  • Regional Sales Manager at Berendsen Fluid Power
  • District Sales Manager at BetzDearborn

500+ connections


Skip Freeman's Summary

NEW: Career Stalled? Available on Amazon.

We are currently recruiting for over 100 openings.
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► CEO: The HTW Group (Hire to Win) Executive Search

► Author of:
• Headhunter Hiring Secrets ( bestseller)
• How to be Headhunted by Top Recruiters (
• Resume Writing Made Easy (Includes 6 downloadable easy to use templates)

► Contributing Author to: Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0

The HTW Group is hired by select firms who grow and prosper by hiring Impact Players; firms not willing to settle for second best. Schlumberger, Clariant, Clorox, Praxair, Valspar, Nalco, Ecolab, Vertellus, Hexion, Mitsubishi, MSC, Georgia Pacific, Volkert, PolyOne, Dana Corporation, Air Products, IDEX, Sakura, The Shaw Group, Lord Corporation, URS, Veolia, National Oilwell Varco and more.

Companies who only hire overachievers, i.e. professionals separating themselves from their peers due to their performance; those who distinguish themselves as being in the top 20%.

Having placed over 700 professionals, The HTW Group connects gamechangers and winning firms.

Skip Freeman, CEO (United States Military Academy, West Point) served 10 years active duty; awarded 2 Army Commendation Medals, Meritorious Service & Humanitarian Service Medals.

• BS, Engineering, United States Military Academy
• MS, Organic Chemistry, Georgia Tech
• MBA, Marketing, Long Island University.

Providing proven implementable tactics, “Headhunter” Hiring Secrets (, is routinely in the “Top 30” in the job hunting category. Skip speaks at local Career Ministries & is a routine guest speaker at Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State & the University of Alabama.

Specialties: Recruiter, headhunter, chemical, R&D, engineer, sales, resume, boilers, cooling towers, chemist, mechanical

Skip Freeman's Experience

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Staffing and Recruiting industry

April 2003Present (11 years 6 months)

The HTW Group, having placed over 500 professionals, is THE search firm that connects game changers to companies who are not willing to hire second best.

• Chemical Engineers
• Chemists (Synthetic and Formulation)
• Controls & Automation
• Mechanical Engineers
• New Business Development
• Sales (Industrial, Chemical, Technical)

4 questions Impact Players are able to answer:

1. What have you done that's caused you to stand out amongst your peers?

2. What have you done that's caused your department, company, section, division, etc. to increase revenues?

3. What have you done that's been income saving or cost reducing for your department, company, section, division?

4. What have you done that's saved time or increased work flow?

Candidates: If you can answer these questions, let us hear from you.

Companies: If this is the type of turbocharged talent you are seeking, let's work together.

VP Sales & Marketing

National Filtration Systems

19992003 (4 years)

Manufacturer of liquid and gas filtration systems for industrial applications. Markets included power generation, chemical manufacturing, refining and waste water treatment.

Regional Sales Manager

Berendsen Fluid Power

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Mechanical or Industrial Engineering industry

19971999 (2 years) Chicago

Led the Central Region for Berendsen Fluid Power, one of North America's largest distributors of hydraulic and pneumatic products and services for MRO and OEM applications.

Led team of 15 Branch Sales Manager, 90 outside field sales professionals and 120 inside sales professionals.

Year-over-year revenue growth of 25% and 18% respectively.

District Sales Manager


19911997 (6 years)

District Sales Manager leading a team of 12 professionals.

Mission: Provide specialized water treatment programs and service for protecting critical utility systems (boilers, cooling water systems, chillers, process water, etc.) from the detrimental effects of water (corrosion, deposition).

Area Sales Manager


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; NLC; Chemicals industry

19861991 (5 years)

Sales and service of industrial water treatment to heavy industry. Customers included:

Armstrong World Industries, Arkema, Chevron Pascagoula Refinery, Ciba Specialty Chemicals, DuPont, Evonik Degussa, Kimberly-Clark, Shell Oil

Boiler systems, cooling towers, chilled water, raw water clarification, waste water treatment, sludge dewatering

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry

19761986 (10 years) Schofield Barracks, Hawaii | Enewetok Atoll | Ft. McClellan, AL | West Point

Instructor (Organic Chemistry), Department of Chemistry, West Point, NY

Captain, Combat Development Division, Chemical Corps. Ft. McClellan, AL.

Platoon Leader, 84th Engineer Battalion, Enewetak Atoll (Lojwa Animals) - refurbishment of the Atoll from the 1950's atomic bomb testing

Platoon Leader, 65th Engineer (Combat) Battalion

Skip Freeman's Honors and Awards

  • US Army Meritorious Service Medal

    US Army
    • May 1986
  • US Army Commendation Medal

    US Army
    • October 1979
  • Council of Professionals

    • May 1989

    Selling over $400K in new water treatment business in one year

  • Airborne

    US Army
    • December 1976

Skip Freeman's Publications

  • Headhunter Hiring Secrets

    • CreateSpace
    • December 22, 2012
    Authors: Skip Freeman

    Turn your job search into a job found using the secrets headhunters use

Skip Freeman's Education

United States Military Academy at West Point

BS, Engineering


Georgia Institute of Technology

MS, Organic Chemistry


LIU Post

MBA, Marketing


Skip Freeman's Additional Information


Hiking in the National Parks, jogging, writing, sales training

Groups and Associations:

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Skip Freeman's Skills & Expertise

  1. Executive Search
  2. Recruiting
  3. New Business Development
  4. Leadership
  5. Management
  6. Sales
  7. Manufacturing
  8. Sales Management
  9. Technical Recruiting
  10. Polymers
  11. Water Treatment
  12. Talent Acquisition
  13. Engineering
  14. Product Development
  15. Direct Sales
  16. Chemistry
  17. Research
  18. Marketing Management
  19. Chemical Engineering
  20. Automation
  21. Industrial Engineering
  22. Personal Care
  23. Wastewater Treatment
  24. Mechanical Engineering
  25. Guerrilla Marketing
  26. Paint
  27. Process Optimization
  28. Organic Chemistry
  29. Adhesives
  30. Boilers
  31. Cosmetics
  32. Polymer Chemistry
  33. Resin
  34. National Accounts
  35. Formulation
  36. Chemical Processing
  37. Headhunting
  38. R&D
  39. Specialty Chemicals
  40. Research and Development
  41. Coatings
  42. Surfactants
  43. Controls
  44. Writing
  45. Utilities
  46. Formulation Development
  47. Organic Synthesis
  48. Synthetic Chemistry
  49. Chemicals
  50. Chemical

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Skip Freeman's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Career Ministry Speaker and Educator

      Various Local Churches
      • Education
      January 2010 present (4 years 9 months)

      Volunteer to speak and work at various Career Ministries in the Atlanta area

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Education
      • Health
      • Human Rights
    • Organizations I support:

      • National Kidney Foundation
      • American Diabetes Association

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