United Employment Associates Team
Our team offers decades of industry-specific experience both as professionals and as job placement specialists. We connect outstanding candidates with top employers nationwide and we are trusted for our accuracy, attention to detail and dedication to building long-lasting professional relationships.
Stephen S. Stauffer – President
President of United Employment Associates, Stephen has over 20 years of experience providing search and placement services to the Aggregate and Ready Mix industries. He has built an extensive network of industry contacts and made hundreds of successful placements throughout his career. Stephen is committed to providing quality searches for candidates and client companies and understanding the specific needs of each individual he interacts with.
Having started his career serving multiple industries including Aggregate, Cement, Lime, Mining, Industrial Minerals, Asphalt, Asphalt Paving, Concrete Paving, Ready Mix, Heavy Highway Construction, and Construction Materials, Stephen has gained the hands-on recruiting experience necessary to make United Employment Associates a leading specialty recruiting firm in the United States. His true passion for the business is exemplified in his ability to both lead UEA’s day-to-day activities while simultaneously running his own desk and industries.
Stephen is an active member of the National Ready Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA), the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) and the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA).
Stephen lives in Emmaus, PA with his wife Alison and their two children, Addison and Parker. Outside of work, he enjoys getting his exercise though running and playing basketball. His hobbies include coaching, golfing and spending time with his family.
Richard L. Stauffer – Executive Search Consultant
Dick is an Executive Search Consultant specializing in the Structural and Miscellaneous Steel Fabrication industry. He has been recruiting for over 30 years after working for Bethlehem Steel Corporation, formerly America’s second-largest steel producer and largest shipbuilder.
Dick works closely with companies and candidates nationwide to fill openings and place the right candidates in various positions, such as Plant Manager, QC Manager, Production Manager, Senior Project Manager, Project Manager, Detailing Manager, Chief Estimator, Estimator and Detailer.
He lives in Center Valley, PA with his wife Tracy and enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and friends.
Dick has been an avid golfer for many years and plays every week during the season. He has been fortunate enough to play some of the top courses in the country, including Pebble Beach in California.
Bannon C. Dencler – Executive Search Consultant
Bannon is an Executive Search Consultant specializing in the Heavy Civil Construction and Asphalt Production industries. Since joining the firm in 1998, Bannon has gained over 15 years of recruiting experience with United Employment Associates.
Bannon works closely with companies and candidates nationwide to fill openings and place the right candidates in various positions, such as Vice President, Operations Manager, Plant Manager, QC Manager, Superintendent, Project Manager, Chief Estimator, Estimator, Asphalt Plant Operator, Highway Construction Foreman, and QC Technician.
Bannon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Johnson and Wales University.
Bannon and his wife Kim have been married for 11 years and reside in Macungie, PA with their daughter and two sons. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking and spending time with his family.
Michael D. Restino – Executive Search Consultant
Mike is an Executive Search Consultant specializing in the Heavy Civil Construction, Concrete Paving, Bridge Construction, Piling and Deep Foundations industries. He has been recruiting for United Employment Associates for 3 years.
Mike works closely with companies and candidates nationwide to fill openings and place the right candidates in various positions, such as President, Vice President, Operations Manager, Superintendent, Project Manager, Chief Estimator, Highway Construction Foreman, and Estimator.
Mike holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the State University of New York College at Cortland.
He lives in Lower Macungie, PA with his wife Gretchen and their 3 boys – Michael, Jack and Harrison.
In his free time, Mike enjoys golfing and watching his sons’ sports activities, like football and soccer.
Michael Hendricks – Executive Search Consultant
Mike is an Executive Search Consultant specializing in the Metals Recycling industry. Before working for United Employment Associates, he recruited in the financial services space, giving him a total of 8 years of recruiting experience.
Mike works closely with companies and candidates nationwide to fill openings and place the right candidates in various positions, such as President/CEO, COO, CFO, Regional GM, Regional Asset Manager, Operations Manager, Maintenance Manager, Division Manager, Plant Manager, Yard Manager, Terminal Manager, Shredder Manager, Buyer/Trader – Ferrous/Non-Ferrous and Maintenance Mechanic.
A business guru, Mike holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Drexel University and a Master’s Degree from Penn State University.
He lives in Harleysville, PA with his wife Lauren, and children Evan, Caroline and Brynn.
Mike’s hobbies include investment trading, spending time with his family and golfing – his goal this year is to become a scratch golfer.
Heather Wilds – Executive Search Consultant
Heather is an Executive Search Consultant specializing in the Steel Producers and Steel Service Centers industries. Before working for United Employment Associates, she was a Senior Recruiter specializing in several verticals to include the Semiconductor, Retail and Information Technology industries. Heather has a passion for finding the right job for the right person and the right person for the right company.
Heather recently moved to the Lehigh Valley with her husband Greg. They have lived in 9 states in the past 25 years while Greg was actively serving in the United States Navy. They have raised three sons and look forward to more adventures here in Pennsylvania. Heather enjoys spending time outdoors and actively participates in hiking and golf.
Amanda Hough – Office Administrator/Office Manager
Amanda is United Employment Associates’ Office Administrator/Office Manager and therefore the primary point of contact for clients and candidates. She prepares, reviews and processes documentations such as resumes, invoices, fee agreements, etc. Amanda is responsible for outgoing correspondence and maintaining office efficiency and inventory.
Before joining United Employment Associates, Amanda worked for Robert Half as their Senior Lead Administrative Assistant for the Downtown office in Pittsburgh, PA. She brings with her over 10 years of office administrative experience.
Michele Pelliciotta – Executive Search Consultant
Michele is a Search Consultant specializing in the Utility Construction / Site Development Industries. Before working for United Employment Associates, she was a Recruiter/Account Manager in the light industrial industry for 3 years.
Michele works closely with companies and candidates nationwide to fill openings and place the right candidates in various positions, such as Project Manager, Estimator, Quality Control, Superintendent, Foreman, Safety Professionals, amongst other positions.
Michele recently relocated back to the area to be closer to family. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, archery and taking her dog on walks.