The Brock Group is a leading provider of industrial specialty services with headquarters in Houston and operating units across North America. The company, under new President and CEO Raymond Aronoff and his executive team, has set a new vision forward for Brock, serving activities such as new construction, routine maintenance, turnarounds and capital projects by providing services including scaffolding and work access, insulation, coatings/linings and asbestos abatement, as well as additional associated services. When Brock was looking to hire a new regional president to help drive the new vision, the company turned to BIC Recruiting, and Lee Gros was named president — U.S. Southeast region. 

Aronoff had worked with BIC Recruiting in the past and explained why it was an easy decision to turn to BIC Recruiting once again. 

“BIC Recruiting’s active role in the industry makes it a great resource to acquire a more narrow range of candidates who understand our industry,” Aronoff said. “Because of  BIC Recruiting’s deep knowledge of our markets, we were able to get a very strong set of candidates quickly. This gave us some terrific options of individuals to choose from who would lead our Southeast region.

“I felt like the team at BIC Recruiting was focused on getting the right candidate set early on. We took our time upfront to really discuss what the goals of the search were in regard to the candidate’s skillset and experience, behaviors and style, along with other key attributes that define leadership at Brock. Then we spent time on the first few résumés to make sure we were on the same page. Following that, I felt the candidates we had to choose from were more closely around the bullseye.”

Gros was also familiar with BIC Recruiting and knew it had the right connections to place him in the company he was looking for.

“BIC Recruiting made the interview process easy,” Gros said. “Hazel and the BIC team were in constant communication with me and walked me through the entire process from start to finish. BIC Recruiting understood my strengths and weaknesses within my work experience, but the recruiter also took the time to understand my family and personal needs when matching me with the right employer.

“The BIC Recruiting team understands the industry and the geographic areas it represents. BIC’s recruiters take the time that’s necessary to understand the candidate and the employer’s needs. This attention to detail really aids in employers finding the right candidates and candidates finding the right employer.”

BIC Recruiting understands the uniqueness of each client’s needs, and its goal is to place candidates who not only meet those needs but will also grow with the company.

“Through in-depth discussions with both the client and the candidate, our recruiters ensure a strong fit with the company’s culture,” said Hazel Kassu, president of recruiting for BIC Recruiting. “We’re so pleased that we were able to match Lee with Brock. Brock was able to fill the Southeast president position with exactly the kind of person it was searching for.”

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For more information on BIC Recruiting, visit or call (281) 538-9996. For more information on The Brock Group, visit or call (281) 807-8200.