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Our Team


Whitaker Technical Staffing Consultants for Refinery, Chemical and Oil and Gas Industries. Our team consists of professional recruiters, chemical industry recruiters, engineering recruiters, and oil and gas recruiters that specialize in EHS jobs, Electrical engineering jobs, Downstream and Midstream jobs, Executive Search, Petroleum engineering jobs and Refinery specialties.






Michelle Davenport

Staffing Consultant

281.870.1000, ext. 2279


A native of Houston, Ms. Davenport has capitalized on her background in communications and long-term residency in the Houston area, allowing her to master the Houston oil and energy industry and create business relationships with key influencers in today’s market.

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Shane Slough, CPC

Staffing Consultant

281.870.1000, ext. 2282


Mr. Slough joined Whitaker Technical in August of 2012 specializing in the recruitment of Chemical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers and Lab Management personnel. He is experienced in downstream recruiting and placing candidates in refineries and petrochemical facilities nationwide.

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Karen Walding-Zuntych, CPC


281.870.1000, ext. 2277


Ms. Walding-Zuntych joined Whitaker Technical in January 2011 to lead the division’s contract engineering staffing and direct-hire search specialized focus in Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality. Since joining Whitaker Technical, Karen’s knowledge and technical skills within EHS & Q have grown exponentially in the field, along with her involvement in local and national EHS&Q associations such as Service Transmission Exploration Production Safety (STEPS).

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Carol Wenom, CPC, CTS

VP Training & Organizational Development

VP – Whitaker Technical
828-298-1009 | 877.507.9191

Ms. Wenom began her recruiting career in 1978 with one of the nation's largest engineering placement firms based in Houston. She became Manager of a major technical recruiting firm in Dallas for six years before returning to Houston as a recruiter at Whitaker Technical in 1989. Ms Wenom has achieved “preferred provider” or “exclusive provider” status with many of her clients.

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Mary Gill

Production Assistant for Carol Wenom

281.870.1000, ext. 2357


Ms. Gill began her career at Whitaker Technical in December of 2011.  As Production Assistant to the VP of Whitaker Technical, Mary supports the team in their daily production activities and has quickly become a key contributor.

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 Bruce Whitaker

Bruce Whitaker, CPC, CTS, CIPC

President, CEO-The Whitaker Companies
281.870.1000, ext. 2243


In the course of a distinguished career that began in 1968, Bruce Whitaker has personally completed and supervised thousands of successful searches. Starting as a technical recruiter with the largest firm in the search industry, he rose to manager of one of its top offices and spearheaded the start-up of a new division. Bruce left the firm in 1983 to establish The Whitaker Companies.

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