2017 Speakers

Jeff Chapman


The Chapman Group, Inc.

Jeff Chapman is a human capital recruiting professional with over 30 years of experience recruiting and placing talent in the automation technology space. Operating as The Chapman Group, Inc., Jeff has had the privilege of working with industry pioneers and many of the world's leading automation companies and end users of automated products and systems helping them find the talent they need to be successful. From start-ups to mature automation and manufacturing companies, Jeff''s client list reads like a Who's Who of the robotics, machine vision and automation technology business.

Jeff learned manufacturing from the bottom up, starting his career at the age of 13, working summers in his father's steel fabrication company. After college, he joined the family business full time selling their build to print steel fabrication, machining and automated plasma cutting services to transportation equipment companies in the northeastern U.S..

When the company was sold in 1980, Jeff literally stumbled upon his life long career as a professional recruiter and started out by focusing on recruiting manufacturing talent. Two years layer, in pursuit of warmer weather, he relocated his family to Scottsdale, AZ where he joined a Management Recruiters office and launched his specialization in robotics. Seven years later, in 1989, after being promoted to manage a ten person person recruiting operation, Jeff was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and became a solo recruiter and continued to serve his factory automation and robotics clients, which he does to this day, under the banner of The Chapman Group, Inc..

For many years, Jeff has been active in the Robotics Industries Association as a committee member and a conference moderator. He has authored many articles related to staffing and talent in robotics and is often interviewed by industry publications on topics related to career management and jobs in the automation sector.

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