The Panaro Group LLC - Your Strategic Recruiting Partner

N35W23877 Highfield Court - Suite 110
Milwaukee, WI 53072


Founded in 1995, The Panaro Group LLC is a boutique recruiting firm that offers experienced, driven and client-focused recruiters who will find top talent to achieve your business goals. Level the "talent war" playing field by utilizing our team of recruiters to help your business succeed. 

​We specialize in the manufacturing, engineering,and nformation technology professionals and executive/management.




Kathy Panaro
President & CEO

Started in:


  • Milwaukee 7

Core Competencies:

The more technical the positions, the better!

We “grew up” in manufacturing and IT - filling positions in leadership, all types of engineering, operations, sales, manufacturing plants, logistics, procurement, field service technicians, IT software and infrastructure and HR.






Leading manufacturer of conveyor equipment in Hartland, WI

-          Ongoing recruiting support of engineering, sales, applications engineer, continuous improvement positions

Manufacturer of industrial sampling equipment in Oconomowoc, WI

-          Information Technology Manager

-          Project Engineering Manager

-          Field Service Technicians

-          Dispatcher

 Commercial & Construction Mechanical, Plumbing and HVAC Services in Greendale, WI

-          HVAC Construction Sales Engineer

-          Plumbing Project Manager

-          Dispatcher


Leading manufacturer of residential and commercial generators in Waukesha, WI

-          Placed 50+ engineers in one year, including Engineering Managers, applications engineers, designers, project/product engineers, emissions engineers, electronic engineers

Leading manufacturer of agricultural equipment located in Racine, WI. 

  Software Electronics Team

      -The Panaro Group LLC recruited, hired and built a software electronics team that developed the infotainment system on the new man-less tractor.  Included embedded and                android engineers and their leaders.


    Advanced Manufacturing Engineers

             The Panaro Group LLC recruited, hired and built team of technical experts or Advanced Manufacturing Engineers that specialized in Assembly, Plant Layout  &                                      Fabrication in Racine that serves the plants in the rest of the country  to offer a “CeO (Center of excellence) for the plants


   Various positions filled around the US:

             -  Platform Manager for their Planters product line is Saskatoon Canada and the Planner for that team.

             -  Quality Engineering Manager

              - HR Generalist X 2

              - Lean, Continuous Improvement manager

Executive Searches

      -   VP of Quality under a President in Italy

      -   Director of Powertrain in Illinois

Leading supplier to the long term care market nationwide in Milwaukee, WI

 The Panaro Group LLC has partnered with our client to augment their recruiting teams on an on-going basis to provide more bandwidth during high-seasons. Filled over 260 jobs positions since 2010

-          Software Engineering, Data Architects, Database Engineering, Software Test Engineers

-          Business Analysts, Project Managers, User Experience Designers

-          Sourcing/ Procurement professionals and managers

-          Transportation specialists

-          Sales:  Regional Account Managers  

-          Hired 25 Account Managers in 3 months

Estimated Annual Gross Sales:
$0 - 10 Million

Supplier to the Defense Industry:
No, never supplied to the defense industry

Number of Employees:
0 - 10

We are:
  • Woman Owned

Import: No

Export: No

Export Countries:


  • Automotive
  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Defense Industry Supply Chain
  • Energy Systems
  • Food and Beverage
  • Forest Products-Packaging-Lumber
  • Foxconn
  • Lakeshore Manufacturing Cluster
  • Marine Manufacturing
  • Water Industry - Technology or Manufacturing
  • Wisconsin Wind Works


  • None

Markets Interested in Serving

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Agriculture Equipment
  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Energy: Compressed Natural Gas
  • Energy: Oil and Gas
  • Food and Beverage (FAB)
  • Medical Devise Manufacturing
  • Mining Equipment
  • Paper Converting
  • Renewable Energy: Biofuels or Biogas
  • Renewable Energy: Wind Energy
  • Transportation Manufacturing
  • Water Technology or Manufacturing
  • Other
  • Construction Engineers, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical Equipment


  • Employment Agencies / HR Services
  • Other
  • Professional and Business Services
  • Recruitment Process Outsourcing and Contract Recruiting

Interested In Categories:

  • Architects & Design
  • Architecture & Design
  • Components, Parts and Hardware
  • Construction & Installation / Architects & Design (incl. construction materials)
  • Distribution of Materials & Hardware - Wholesale
  • Electrical: Wire, Wire Harnesses, Control Systems, Electrical Construction
  • Engineering, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Financial Services (Banks, Accountants, Insurance)
  • IT: Networking, Programming, Coding, Digital Design
  • Manufacturer / Service
  • Manufacturing Coatings: Paint, Plating, Powder Coating, Etc.
  • Manufacturing: Automation Technology
  • Manufacturing: Chemical
  • Manufacturing: Food Products / Ingredients
  • Manufacturing: Machinery and Equipment
  • Manufacturing: Machining, Fabrication/Tooling
  • Manufacturing: Metals - Foundries and Forges, Steel
  • Manufacturing: Paper, Packaging, Netting, Printing
  • Manufacturing: Plastics and Composites, Extrusions
  • Manufacturing: Power Generating Equipment & HVAC
  • Research and Development / Prototyping
  • Transportation, Logistics, Warehousing
  • Utilities, Power Generation & Distribution

Seeking local sources for:

Manufacturing Tier

  • OEM: An original equipment manufacturer, or OEM, refers to a company that makes a final product for the consumer marketplace.




Attract Top Talent, Achieve New Heights

We are the Recruiting Experts in Milwaukee

Talent is the #1 concern on business owners’ minds as they grow and set new revenue goals.

If we can help you Achieve New Heights by finding your next great hire, please give us a call 262-746-3200 or email

MENTION that you saw our billboard or this WI Supply Chain Marketplace post and receive a $200 Discount on your first project with us!

REFER a client.  If they sign a contract and begin a project with us you will receive a $100 finder’s fee!

 You may have noticed our BILLBOARD in downtown Milwaukee this week near Miller Park (94 and 32nd St) celebrating the launch of our new web site


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