Meet The Owners

Gates Copeland


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Gates serves as Managing Partner at Management Recruiters of Houston-Northeast.  He heads up the Forest Products/Building Products team.  His successful 30-year career in the forest products industry in production, sales, sales management, and plant management  give him the ability to match the right employee to the right company.  His work as a billing manager has earned Gates recognition as one of the Top Billing Managers in the Southwest Region numerous times. 

Gates focuses on search assignments for the forest products/building products industries.  He has successfully completed search assignments in all phases of the business, including:  engineering; production; maintenance; sales; quality control; safety; human resources; plant management; and top level executives.  His candidates are supervisors, superintendents, plant managers, engineers, controllers, sales representatives, sales managers, human resource managers, divisional leaders, vice presidents, CEO’s, and all other positions related to the forest products/building products industries.

Linda Copeland


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Linda’s award winning career within the Management Recruiters organization began in 1983.  Linda has been highly successful as an account executive in three specialty areas:  Office operations; insurance; and forest products/building products.  While an account executive, Linda earned recognition as Southwest Regional Rookie of the Year, Southwest Regional Account Executive of the Year, and as a National Pacesetter. 

Linda came to the search business from a career as an educator.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of New Mexico and has done post graduate work at University of New Mexico and at Our Lady of the Lake University.  For over six years, Ms. Copeland served as a Regional Training Manager for Management Recruiters International before founding Management Recruiters of Houston-Northeast.  Currently, Linda handles administrative operations, while serving as a part of  the Forest Products/Building Products team, where she assists in client development and in search fulfillment.

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