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John Bezner

Founder & Account Executive
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John is the Founder of The SearchWorks Group, and continues to be involved day-to-day as an Account Executive.  He specializes in recruiting for clients in high tech industries, especially the Defense Industry.  John places executives at the C-Level, also in senior line operations positions, business development, logistics, and related technical positions. Similar positions in the Smart Grid, Micro Grid, Wind and Solar Energy Technologies are now also a hot topic.

His 40+ years of DOD experience in both industry and government assignments have prepared him well in terms of understanding the peculiar needs and recognizing the critical talents required by the defense industry.

As a Program Director for Lockheed Martin, John was responsible for delivery of $B's worth of product and services, and his teams won awards such as the OSD System Level PBL of the Year Award.

John was also President of a small company and had interesting assignments including; Reliability Program Manager for Off-Road Mining Trucks, a 3-year on-site effort in Montreal, and senior positions in government.

John has a BSME from the U. of Texas at Arlington, and a Master’s in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M. He is also one of the relatively rare civilian graduates of the Armed Forces Staff College.

Also completed the Darden Partnership Program at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia, Distinguished Grad of the Professional Military Comptroller Course, and a graduate of multiple defense industry Senior Leadership and Program Management Courses.

Awards include: the NDIA 2006 Greer Award, the Secretary of the Army Award for Outstanding Achievement in Materiel Acquisition, the Canadian Forces Award for Outstanding Service, the Army Materiel Command Award for Systems Analysis, multiple defense industry Mission Success Team Awards, and numerous others.

John is a Certified Professional Logistician (CPL), a member of the United States Field Artillery Association’s Honorable Order of Saint Barbara, a member of the Canadian Calling of the Engineer, and a member of Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma (Engineering Honor Societies).

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