The Right People. The Right Placements.

United Employment Associates Team

Our team offers decades of industry-specific experience both as professionals and as job placement specialists. We connect outstanding candidates with top employers nationwide and we are trusted for our accuracy, attention to detail and dedication to building long-lasting professional relationships.

Stephen S. Stauffer – President   Send Email Continue reading for contact information

President of United Employment Associates, Stephen has over 20 years of experience providing search and placement services to the Aggregate and Ready Mix industries.  He has built an extensive network of industry contacts and made hundreds of successful placements throughout his career.  Stephen is committed to providing quality searches for candidates and client companies and understanding the specific needs of each individual he interacts with.

Having started his career serving multiple industries including Aggregate, Cement, Lime, Mining, Industrial Minerals, Asphalt, Asphalt Paving, Concrete Paving, Ready Mix, Heavy Highway Construction, and Construction Materials, Stephen has gained the hands-on recruiting experience necessary to make United Employment Associates a leading specialty recruiting firm in the United States. His true passion for the business is exemplified in his ability to both lead UEA’s day-to-day activities while simultaneously running his own desk and industries.

Stephen is an active member of the National Ready Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA), the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) and the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA).

Stephen lives in Emmaus, PA with his wife Alison and their two children, Addison and Parker. Outside of work, he enjoys getting his exercise though running and playing basketball. His hobbies include coaching, golfing and spending time with his family.

 

Richard L. Stauffer – Executive Search Consultant   Send Email Continue reading for contact information

Dick is an Executive Search Consultant specializing in the Structural and Miscellaneous Steel Fabrication industry. He has been recruiting for over 30 years after working for Bethlehem Steel Corporation, formerly America’s second-largest steel producer and largest shipbuilder.

Dick works closely with companies and candidates nationwide to fill openings and place the right candidates in various positions, such as Plant Manager, QC Manager, Production Manager, Senior Project Manager, Project Manager, Detailing Manager, Chief Estimator, Estimator and Detailer.

He lives in Center Valley, PA with his wife Tracy and enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and friends.

Dick has been an avid golfer for many years and plays every week during the season. He has been fortunate enough to play some of the top courses in the country, including Pebble Beach in California.

 

Bannon C. Dencler – Executive Search Consultant   Send Email Continue reading for contact information

Bannon is an Executive Search Consultant specializing in the Heavy Civil Construction and Asphalt Production industries.  Since joining the firm in 1998, Bannon has gained over 15 years of recruiting experience with United Employment Associates.

Bannon works closely with companies and candidates nationwide to fill openings and place the right candidates in various positions, such as Vice President, Operations Manager, Plant Manager, QC Manager, Superintendent, Project Manager, Chief Estimator, Estimator, Asphalt Plant Operator, Highway Construction Foreman, and QC Technician.

Bannon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Johnson and Wales University.

Bannon and his wife Kim have been married for 11 years and reside in Macungie, PA with their daughter and two sons. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking and spending time with his family.

 

Michael D. Restino – Executive Search Consultant   Send Email Continue reading for contact information

Mike is an Executive Search Consultant specializing in the Heavy Civil Construction, Concrete Paving, Bridge Construction, Piling and Deep Foundations industries. He has been recruiting for United Employment Associates for 3 years.

Mike works closely with companies and candidates nationwide to fill openings and place the right candidates in various positions, such as President, Vice President, Operations Manager, Superintendent, Project Manager, Chief Estimator, Highway Construction Foreman, and Estimator.

Mike holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the State University of New York College at Cortland.

He lives in Lower Macungie, PA with his wife Gretchen and their 3 boys – Michael, Jack and Harrison.

In his free time, Mike enjoys golfing and watching his sons’ sports activities, like football and soccer.

 

J. Michael Hendricks – Executive Search Consultant   Send Email Continue reading for contact information

Mike is an Executive Search Consultant specializing in the Metals Recycling industry. Before working for United Employment Associates, he recruited in the financial services space, giving him a total of 8 years of recruiting experience.

Mike works closely with companies and candidates nationwide to fill openings and place the right candidates in various positions, such as President/CEO, COO, CFO, Regional GM, Regional Asset Manager, Operations Manager, Maintenance Manager, Division Manager, Plant Manager, Yard Manager, Terminal Manager, Shredder Manager, Buyer/Trader – Ferrous/Non-Ferrous and Maintenance Mechanic.

A business guru, Mike holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Drexel University and a Master’s Degree from Penn State University.

He lives in Harleysville, PA with his wife Lauren, 4-year-old son Evan and 2-year-old daughter Caroline. Baby #3 is expected to arrive in early April 2014.

Mike’s hobbies include investment trading, spending time with his family and golfing – his goal this year is to become a scratch golfer.

 

Lauren C. Russell – Executive Search Consultant   Send Email Continue reading for contact information

Lauren is an Executive Search Consultant specializing in the Industrial Minerals industry. Before working for United Employment Associates, she was a Recruiter/Human Resources Manager for a hospital for 8 years.

Lauren works closely with companies and candidates nationwide to fill openings and place the right candidates in various positions, such as President/CEO, Vice President, General Manager, Operations Manager, Maintenance Manager, Division Manager, Plant Manager, Equipment Manager, Safety Director/Manager, Project Manager, Project Engineer and Superintendent.

Lauren holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Marketing from Marist College and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Stony Brook University. She is a certified Professional of Human Resources.

Lauren recently moved to Easton, PA with her fiancé Russell and their small Maltese named Duke.

She is a huge New York Giants fan and loves hiking, the outdoors and summertime.

 

Meg De Jesus – Executive Search Consultant   Send E-mail Continue reading for contact information

Meg is an Executive Search Consultant specializing in the Aggregate industry. Before working for United Employment Associates, she worked in Community and Economic Development for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Meg works closely with companies and candidates nationwide to fill openings and place the right candidates in various positions, such as President/CEO, Vice President, General Manager, Operations Manager, Maintenance Manager, Division Manager, Plant Manager, Equipment Manager, Safety Director/Manager, Project Manager, Project Engineer and Superintendent.

A diehard Penn State University fan, Meg graduated from PSU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Park & Tourism Management. There, she was actively involved in the State College community, served as the Chair of Students for Paterno Field for two years, and even met her husband.

Meg lives in Allentown, PA with her husband Alex and their Yorkie, Harley.

She loves sports – especially football – and she is a big Baltimore Ravens fan. Meg’s hobbies include traveling, gardening, learning new styles of dance and home improvement projects.

 

Kayla Mjaatvedt – Executive Search Consultant/Marketing Manager/   Send Email Continue reading for contact information

Kayla is an Executive Search Consultant specializing in the Steel Producers industry. She works closely with companies and candidates nationwide to fill openings and place the right candidates in various positions, such as Vice President, COO, General Manager, Operations Manager, Electrical Maintenance Manager, Plant Manager/Superintendent, Chief Metallurgist, Metallurgist, Melt Shop Superintendent, Casting Manager and Process Engineer.

In addition, Kayla is the Marketing Manager at United Employment Associates. An avid social media enthusiast, she manages the firm’s Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts and produces blog posts on a weekly basis. She also develops all of UEA’s marketing materials and conducts research regularly to maintain an effective client database.

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurial Studies from Seton Hall University, Kayla bleeds blue for Pirate basketball. She graduated from Seton Hall a semester early with Magna Cum Laude and business honors and was actively involved in several extracurricular activities, including the Sport Management Student Association and The Stillman Exchange Newspaper.

Kayla lives in Bethlehem, PA with three roommates. She has a knack for organizing/decorating and enjoys cooking, playing tennis and cheering on her Philadelphia sports teams.

 

Dianne Lizzio – Office Administrator/Office Manager   Send Email Continue reading for contact information

Dianne is United Employment Associates’ Office Administrator/Office Manager and therefore the primary point of contact for clients and candidates.  She prepares, reviews and processes documentation such as resumes, invoices, fee agreements, etc.  Dianne is responsible for outgoing correspondence and maintaining office efficiency and inventory.

Dianne has a Paralegal Degree and possesses solid Human Resource/Administration Skills.  She is extremely well-rounded and fully equipped to support UEA’s Executive Search Consultants.

Dianne was born and raised in New York City.  She is a newly single mother of 4 – Rich, Sal, Eric and Victoria – and lives with her better half Joe, in Macungie, PA.  She enjoys springtime, gardening, outdoors, traveling and most of all her two little Yorkies, Kiwi and Mango!