Skip Freeman

Skip Freeman

Senior Technical Recruiter

Graduating with his BSME from the United States Military Academy, West Point, Skip served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Skip’s fascination in Industrial Automation began when he was a Regional Sales Manager for Berendsen Fluid Power leading a team of over 50 people in the selling and servicing of hydraulics & pneumatics. 

Later, getting his Masters from Georgia Tech and MBA from Long Island University, Skip formed the recruiting firm, The HTW Group, in the Spring of 2003.

Today, as CEO and Managing Partner of Smart Industry Careers,  Skip and his team have developed the Hire to Win® 6-Step process, a complete suite of services available to help you, a hiring manager or candidate, be (and remain) a dominant force within Smart Industry.


Good recruiting is more than just finding a person. The Hire to Win® 6-Step process consists of:

  • Recruiting
  • Hiring
  • Onboarding
  • Training/Development
  • Retention
  • Continued Performance