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Ray Fehrenbach, CPC, President

Ray started Southern Recruiters in 1980. He has prior experience as a design, manufacturing and facility engineer and as an engineering, production, plant and general manager. His industry experience includes nuclear, chemical, metalworking and HVAC. He is a native of New Jersey and is a graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has worked in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, and Georgia. Ray is past President of South Carolina Association of Personnel Services (SCAPS), Director of National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS), and Congress Representative for the southeastern states in Inter-City Personnel Associates (IPA). Ray handles the following disciplines: (a) Human Resources, IT, Product Design Engineers and Electrical/Electronic Engineers in all industries. (b) General Managers, Plant Managers and Operations Managers in manufacturing. He can be reached at (803) 648-7834 or by email at

Carey Towe, CPC

Carey specializes in the recruiting of R&D, Technical, Engineering and Operations professionals in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, nonwovens, plastics, metals and ceramics industries. Carey has BS and MS degrees in Ceramic (Materials) Engineering from Clemson University and is a Graduate of the Caterpillar Inc. College Graduate Training Program. He has been a Senior R&D Engineer, R&D Manager and a QA/QC Manager. His industry experience includes engines, ceramic fibers / refractories and chemicals. He has 5 patents and is the Inventor of more than 25 trade secrets. Carey is a Six Sigma Green Belt and a Certified Internal Auditor for ISO 9001 and 14001. While a manager in industry, he was responsible for hiring professionals for QA/QC and R&D and was a regular interviewer for all other departments including Production, Marketing, Sales, etc. Carey is a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and the American Ceramic Society (ACerS).