Barry von Steinen

Barry von Steinen became an executive recruiter in 1989. After having been a design engineer for GM Cadillac for five years, he decided to parlay his engineering education and automotive experience in a sales & marketing career.For four years Barry was mentored by the managing partners of a leading retained search firm. Independent of the partners, Barry’s focus was on automotive plastics and electronics.

In 1993 Barry embarked on launching an executive search firm solely focused on polymers, lighting, and advanced electronics, so began Polymer Menschen. In 2003 Barry changed the focus of Polymer Menschen beyond automotive and into all segments that utilizes LED light source, optics, and advance electronics. The company named evolved to Polumaire Menschen, exhibiting the focus on Illumination.

Dan McGwire

As a former Iowa/San Diego State University and National Football League quarterback, Dan McGwire understands long hours of commitment and how to win. Dan was the Number 1 Draft Pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 1991. He continued to play for the Seahawks and then the Miami Dolphins until 1995. Dan retired from football in 1996 and created several successful businesses that required high levels of customer satisfaction and human capital management.

Dan comes to Polumaire Menschen in 2015 as the Director of Lighting Recruiting. His drive, composure, and relationship building skills position him to be one of the top performers on our executive recruiting team.

Brian Courtney

Brian Courtney is the Vice President of Recruiting in Las Vegas, Nevada. Brian brings 17 years of recruiting experience working with automotive tier 1, consumer products, Solid State Lighting (LED), and heavy equipment clients. Prior to recruiting, Brian worked 14 years in Quality Engineering and Project Management within the automotive and consumer product companies.Brian earned his BS in Industrial Technology from University of Wisconsin – Platteville. He is an ASQ – Certified Quality Engineer and an active senior member of the American Society for Quality. Brian is involved in a number of industry associations, as well as local and national community activities; The Make a Wish Foundation, Toastmasters, Peak Potentials, and previously served on the executive board for ASQ Northern Nevada.