Michael Geil has been with Johnson Service Group, Inc. for over ten years on our Aerospace Engineering Recruiting team. As a Senior Technical Recruiter, he works with many of our longstanding clients in the industry. Keep reading to learn more about Michael and his career with JSG!
You have been with JSG for over ten years! Tell us more about your career in staffing.
Through the years, I’ve had multiple connections with JSG, including Jim Beckley, the SVP out of California and my dad, Rich Geil, the SVP back here in Texas. When I graduated from school, my dad was the one who hired me and inspired me to get into Aerospace Engineering staffing.
What do you like most about working for JSG?
Working for my dad and working with great coworkers. We’ve been together for a long time, and have been able to establish family comradery. I love that the company is family-oriented from corporate down. Over the past ten years, the company has grown exponentially!
How has the industry changed over the past ten years?
Since I primarily work on contract or contract-to-permanent-type positions, it certainly has been more difficult with better technology, more competitors and people less inclined to move for contract positions, which are things outside our control.
So, we need to focus more on the things we can control to better serve these people working for us or potential candidates and help separate us from our competitors. By focusing on better customer service and provide quick response/feedback to these people (unless some fly night agencies), they might be more inclined to work with you. I like to use the analogy like that of a 5-star hotel or Chic Fil A, where they provide over the top customer service.
What are some of the significant trends in the Aerospace industry?
It’s always a roller coaster ride; it’s never the same! Lately, a lot of the work we’re getting is military and space. There are a lot of advancements in Aerospace, particularly surrounding NASA.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I have four young kids ages 8, 6, 4, 18 months. So they take up the vast majority of my time outside of work. If I do get to do anything, I like to exercise and watch sports (football, baseball, hockey).
Just spend time with family and enjoy life.