About Midland Consultants

Midland Consultants was founded in 1973 as a small, regional search & recruitment firm.  Today, we have advanced to a premier recruiting firm, technology-driven and national in scope.  Leading companies and organizations, both small and large, depend on us to meet their personnel needs.  We are experts in identifying and recruiting outstanding candidates and superior talent for a broad spectrum of industries and disciplines. 

We are truly committed to understanding your business and establishing a lasting and productive relationship.  We pride ourselves on our ability to act as consultants for our clients and candidates so we can be a valuable resource when advising on career and hiring moves that achieve the goals of both parties. 

Whether you are an employer searching for the best candidates or a candidate searching for a smart career move, we have the resources and expertise to assist you.  With Midland, your precise needs are always efficiently and quickly met.

We invite you to learn more about our team and E-mail them for specific questions and information.


Ron Eliason, C.P.C., General Manager
Ron has 29 years of experience in Executive Recruiting and Staffing for the Plastics and Packaging Industries. His experience includes currently being the General Manager at Midland Consultants. Ron has filled hundreds of executive, engineering, sales, and manufacturing positions with Fortune 500, large, medium and small companies. In addition, Ron has been Midland’s Account Executive of the Year fifteen times, has been featured in Plastics News Magazine three times, and has spoken at several national recruiting conventions. He has a BS Degree in Business Administration from Kent State University and is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC). Ron is a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers and the Institute of Packaging Professionals.

  • Ron’s Specialties: Recruiting in plastic injection molding, blow molding, packaging, cap/closure, PVC, polyethylene, HDPE, resins, polymers, blown film, plastics and extrusion industries on a national basis. Employment and jobs in the plastics and packaging industries. Engineering, sales, manufacturing and executive level positions.
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Robin Graves, C.P.C.
Robin, a Sr. Account Manager, has been a recruiter in the Rubber, Plastics, Chemical Additives & Materials specialties for over 25 years. She services a wide variety of disciplines within the industry including chemistry, manufacturing, engineering, sales & marketing and management. Robin has also been featured in the Rubber & Plastics magazine three times. She is a three time winner of Midland's Account Executive of the year and is a member of the Midland Million Dollar Billers’ club. She has a BS Degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University.

  • Robin’s Specialties: Technical recruitment specialist in Rubber, Elastomers, Compounding, Polymers, Silicone, Fluoroelastomer, Urethane, Custom Mix, Rubber to Metal Bonding, Rubber Additives, ceramics, metallurgists, and materials engineering.
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    Alex Harris

Alex specializes in the recruitment of Metal Manufacturing Professionals.  He services a wide variety of disciplines including engineering, manufacturing, sales, management and executives.  He believes that each company is different and provides the highest quality of service for each client's needs.  Alex graduated from Holy Name High School and went on to graduate from Cleveland State University with a BS in Communication. 

  • Alex's Specialties:  Recruitment in the Metals industry to include engineering, manufacturing, sales, management and executive level professionals.
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Kevin Ward


Recruiting specialist for the chemical industry. Kevin has 15+ years' experience in Recruiting, Management, Sales, and Human Resources. Current Board Member for the Cleveland APICS group. Previous experience includes being the Managing Director for the Cleveland and Columbus offices of Accounting Principals, Ajilon and Parker+Lynch. Top Division Director in the world for an international information technology staffing company; Managing Director for an accounting and finance consulting office in Cleveland, which developed into one of the most profitable offices in the country. In addition, I was one of the top recruiters in the country for a publicly traded IT consulting firm. I started my career HR/OD at a Fortune 500, paper manufacturing company. BSBA (Human Resources Major) from Bowling Green State University. Four year letterman in baseball and captain of the team.

    Jeff Grzeskowiak

Jeff specializes in the recruitment of Logistics and Supply Chain professionals. Jeff has over seven years experience in recruiting, sales and human resources. He has been one of the leading Account Managers in the region with a national staffing firm and brings recruiting expertise from the Industrial and Manufacturing sectors as well. Prior to Jeff's recruiting career, he spent 2 years in the Chicago Bears training camp and spent the end of the 2002 season on their practice squad. He played a year in NFL Europe with the Amsterdam Admirals. Jeff has a B.S. in Business with a concentration in Human Resources from the University of Akron, where he was a four year starter on the Akron Zip football team.

  • Jeff's Specialties: Recruitment in the areas of Supply Chain, Transportation, Logistics, Purchasing, Procurement, Buyers, Inventory Management, Project Managers and Operations professionals within 3PL.
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  Mark Lempner

Mark leads Midland’s Oil, Gas and Mining practice. He employs a customer-centric approach that focuses on solving each client’s unique staffing needs; with a custom tailored solution. Mark believes that while each client is different, they all deserve the highest quality of service.

  • Mark's Specialties: Recruiting in the management, geologic, engineering and environmental disciplines within the oil, gas and mining industries.
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Sharon Grobelny

Sharon, our Office Manager, has proudly been with Midland Consultants for 23 years. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy under their Business Vocation program and attended Cuyahoga Community College. Originally, Sharon came to Midland Consultants to begin her own career search, but was hired as our Receptionist and has since been promoted to Office Manager. Sharon can assist both clients and candidates in determining which Recruiter would be most effective for their search.