Michael HeckerDirector, Petrochemical and Refinery Recruitment
- Chemical & Petrochemical Manufacturing
- Downstream Refining
- Pulp and Paper
- Industrial manufacturing
- Greenfield Projects (building engineering and technical departments)
- Executive plant management
- Born and raised in New Orleans
- BS in Business Administration from LSU
- Has been recruiting in downstream and petrochemical fields since 2007
Michael was born and raised near the streetcar tracks of Uptown New Orleans. After graduating from Isidore Newman High School, he attended Louisiana State University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2004. After dabbling in real estate at LSU, Michael got his license and became a commercial real estate agent for Latter & Blum. Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in the Summer of 2005 forcing a decision to leave the industry for Industrial and Construction sales at Fastenal Company.
It was his time at Fastenal that gave him a solid foundation of learning how to work with and service professionals in the Industrial manufacturing industry. His first position with Fastenal was as a salesman. Through his success in that role he was promoted to General Manager for a new Fastenal store in Chalmette, LA.
In November of 2007, Michael married his wife Katie. Not only was Michael beginning a new life with Katie, he was also beginning a new career with the Personnel Consulting Group. Hired to rebuild the Downstream and Petrochemical manufacturing sector for the company, Michael has built a steady client and candidate list throughout the Gulf Coast region. Over the 10+ years in the business, Michael has assisted his clients with building new engineering teams, adding needed technical engineers for existing plant locations and locating executive and management level professionals through succession planning searches.
Michael is a current member of the Louisiana Chemical Industry Association. He also has earned the distinction of Certified Personnel Consultant with the National Association of Personnel Consultants.
In his free time, Michael enjoys spending time with family and friends out on the water, at sporting events and traveling. He also loves fishing, watching LSU and the Saints, cooking crawfish and coaching his boys in athletics. Michael and Katie have three children; John Michael, Henry and Caroline. They live in the Lakeview area of the City of New Orleans.
Toby Toups helped with my job placement. He did an excellent job and I was back to work within one month.
Working with Toby was a pleasure. I will definitely call upon him for future recruiting needs.
Michael Hecker was very professional and a pleasure to work with during my interview/job search experience. He was honest about the best opportunity for me, saving both he and myself time, and communicated clearly each step of the process… I would strongly recommend Michael and PCG to any colleague/friend