About Us

As a comprehensive recruiting agency specializing in serving manufacturers, AOI is led by seasoned business owners who have transitioned into the realm of recruitment. We empathize with the challenges that keep you awake at night, especially when it comes to hiring – because we’ve been there ourselves.

In a sea of candidates, identifying the true rockstars can be an overwhelming task. Avoiding costly misfires is paramount. Fortunately, you don’t have to navigate this process alone. That’s where we come in. At AOI, we excel at locating top-tier candidates swiftly and cost-effectively, alleviating the burden from your shoulders.

Our dedication lies in passionately assisting our clients in resolving their most pressing human capital needs. We are unwaveringly committed to serving as the vital link between exceptional candidates and dynamic organizations, ensuring mutually beneficial connections that drive success.


Recognizing the constraints of your valuable time and the exhaustive nature of sourcing engineers and top industry talent, we understand that waiting for ideal candidates to surface through job boards is not a viable option for your organization. That’s why at AOI, we operate as Talent Hunters.

Our mission is clear: we hunt down the most exceptional talent and bring them directly to you. Utilizing our expertise and resources, we undertake the task of screening hundreds of potential candidates, delivering a curated selection of 3 to 5 pre-screened, pre-qualified individuals. This process is not only expedited but also more cost-effective compared to what you and your team could achieve independently.

We pride ourselves on our speed and efficiency. At AOI, we understand the urgency of your hiring needs, and we are dedicated to swiftly providing you with the talent you require to drive your organization forward.

What We Do

At AOI, we specialize in locating, screening, and supporting your organization in hiring engineers and industry talent who embody the skills, drive, and leadership essential for your success. We understand that every company is unique, which is why we tailor our services to fit seamlessly with your individual needs, preferences, and organizational culture.

At AOI, we specialize in locating, screening, and facilitating the hiring process for engineers and industry talent essential for your organization’s prosperity. Recognizing the diversity among companies, we customize our services to align perfectly with your distinct needs, style, and corporate culture.

Based in Indiana, the heartland of manufacturing, AOI operates as a full-cycle recruiting company dedicated to delivering top-tier professionals. From engineers to controllers, quality managers to executives like CFOs, COOs, CEOs, CIOs, and CTOs, we provide comprehensive support, including the supporting cast vital for organizational success.

Our expertise lies in identifying game-changing candidates who can drive your company forward. By collaborating closely with you and your key stakeholders, we gain a deep understanding of your company’s unique culture and objectives, ensuring optimal candidate matches. Our commitment to producing tangible results allows you to concentrate on managing your business with confidence.

At AOI, we are passionate about the success of the organizations we serve. Allow us to deliver exceptional talent for your organization and contribute to your continued growth and prosperity.

What We Do

We are a Professional to Executive recruiting firm offering both contract and permanent hire service models on a retained basis. We have over 30 years of business ownership experience and many successful placements in manufacturing. AOI will help you win the talent race.
AOI offers permanent hire, contract hiring solutions to meet the unique needs of our manufacturing clients.
Our game plan identifies, recruits, formulates winning offers, and assists in hiring the candidates that make your company successful. Hire AOI and we'll help you Win the Talent War.

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Recognizing the paramount importance of human capital in the manufacturing sector, we understand the urgency behind making precise hires to ensure your company’s success. At AOI, we specialize in providing tailored solutions to help you emerge victorious in the talent war. Whether you’re seeking skilled engineers or pivotal executives, we stand prepared to swiftly address your most pressing human capital requirements.

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    First, foremost, and more than anything else, understand that companies come to us when they need better results. Maybe you tried hiring on your own and got nowhere. Perhaps you actually hired someone–only to have them fail within the first 18 months. Either way, you are not alone. In fact, studies have shown that 58% of new executive hires fail within the first 18 months, a costly proposition for the organization.


    Second, understand that different executive search firms have different processes and standards. AOI is different in that our proprietary process, we refer to as the 5 Pillars of Success, increases the odds of long-term success. This process, if employed in its entirety, allows AOI the liberty of providing longer than industry average guarantees and provides our clients with peace of mind that we understand their operation, their human capital needs, and their vision for the future.

    Compensation Consulting

    You cannot know everything.  There are times when a consultant is invaluable. We will advise and make recommendations that will make you offer more attractive to top-level candidates. Our compensation analysis service helps our clients win the talent war.

    Compensation Consulting

    You can’t know everything.  There are times when a consultant is invaluable.  We will advise and make recommendations that will make you offer more attractive to top-level candidates.  Our compensation analysis service helps our clients win the talent war.

    Leadership Training

    Employees don’t quit jobs, they quit bad managers.  AOI provides training and coaching for mid and senior level managers.  From effective communication development to accountability and programs that establish defined expectations.  AOI helps your managers with developing structure for employees to reduce misunderstandings and lack of protocols.

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    "Miles and his team never fail to find the types of employees we need. We've used AOI for multiple searches and will continue to use them in the future." E. Welp, Director of Operations for Reflexallen, USA

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