Tonia Deal, President of Tonia Deal Consultants, Inc.
has always been a very active person and started working at a very young age.
At 16, she
went into a temp agency and was hired as a file clerk making $5.50 an hour.
A nationwide recruiting firm headquartered in Akron, Ohio owned the agency, and this is where her
future in recruiting began.
On January 1, 1993 Deal
opened the doors to Tonia Deal Consultants, Inc.
in Hudson Ohio.
was referred to Navistar International out of Chicago and accepted a search for a Director of Purchasing.
Within a couple of months she
had spoken to over 300 individuals from the Big Three Auto players.
ended up recruiting a candidate from Ford
and subsequently placed over 70 key individuals within Navistar.
Deal is the sole owner of her firm and a member of ISM, APICS, ASQ, and several other supply chain organizations.
She has been published several times over the years in Purchasing Magazine and most recently was asked to join the Board of Directors for Akron University.
has a database of over 7,000 candidates worldwide.
Since the company began, Tonia Deal Consultants has had clients in all industries including American Airlines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Honda, Ryerson Steel, Rolls Royce, Electrolux, Moen, Lord Corporation, IndyMac Bank, Ebay, and the list goes on.
The commonality is all within purchasing and global supply chain management.
has recruited for positions based in China, Taiwan, Singapore, and Europe.
Still a vast amount of her
recruiting is done in North America.
Certification by NWBOC
has helped Deal's company out quite a bit over the past few years.
"Initially it's a little like buying a house," said Deal
"They need information and more information and you think it's never going to happen.
It was definitely worth the wait.
My clientele is very happy about it because my firm now falls under the supplier diversity category."
To learn more about Deal
company, visit www.tdcsupplychain.com.