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Staffing Industry Analysts names new president

15 January 2010

Staffing Industry Analysts announced today it promoted Barry Asin to president. Asin had served as the firm's chief analyst and managing executive.

Asin has more than 20 years' experience working with Fortune 1000 companies and staffing firms on contingent labour strategies and programmes.

Asin takes over from Managing Director Ron Mester, who ran Staffing Industry Analysts for the past eight years. Mester managed the firm through a period of significant growth, including its successful acquisition by Crain Communications in 2008.

In addition to Asin's appointment, Staffing Industry Analysts also promoted:
  • Dana Shaw to senior VP of strategy and solutions
  • Hinda Chalew to senior VP of marketing and interactive services
  • Jon Osborne to VP of research
John Nurthen will continue in his role as general manager of Europe.

"I would like to thank Ron Mester for his invaluable contributions to the successful growth of Staffing Industry Analysts in recent years and wish him well in his future career," said Chris Crain, VP and group publisher at Crain Communications. "Barry Asin is one of the most respected and knowledgeable executives in the world of contingent labour and I am confident his vision and expertise will enable Staffing Industry Analysts to achieve its strategic ambitions. Barry's leadership, along with the experienced management team in place, positions the firm well to pursue the many opportunities ahead in the new decade."

Asin joined Staffing Industry Analysts in 2003. He had previously served in a senior executive role at Adecco SA. Prior to Adecco, he held operations management positions at Pepsico. Earlier in his career, he had worked for Andersen Consulting, the predecessor to Accenture.

Asin has a master's degree in business administration from Harvard University and a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Princeton University.

"I am thrilled with the opportunity to lead a dynamic team of professionals who are completely focused on helping clients optimize both their contingent workforce and their business strategy," Asin said. "Contingent work is gaining in acceptance and maturity and is poised for a period of rapid growth and profound change. Staffing Industry Analysts will continue to provide the leadership, business intelligence and expertise needed to help staffing executives and programme managers achieve their strategic objectives."



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