Our Team


Imperial Design Personnel staff come to work each day with a passion to serve the client. Sourcing the right candidate for each unique role requires thoughtful listening and constant communication. Meet the recruiters who bring these qualities to the team:

Mike McNamara

Placement Director

616-791-1900 ext. 450


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Mike joined Imperial Design Personnel as a Technical Recruiter in 1997. Within two years he was promoted to an Account Manager. In 2003, Mike was promoted to Placement Director.

IDP realized nearly 20% growth in the 1st year of his leadership, and that growth trend continues. Mike has been instrumental in diversifying IDP’s client base always striving to exceed the customer’s expectations.

Mike is an active member of HRG (Human Resources Group) and serves as the Membership Chairman for LHRMA (Lakeshore Human Resources Management Association). He also is on the GRCC Drafting & Design Advisory Board and has served on the Deacon Board of his Church and School Board at West Side Christian Schools.

Mike has a passion for sports and enjoys playing softball, golf, and coaching his children’s teams. He is married with 2 children.

Mike received his BA in Marketing from Grand Valley State University in 1997.

Lonny Lubben

Sr. Technical Recruiter

616-791-1900 ext. 451


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Lonny is a Senior Technical Recruiter for Imperial Design and has been with the company since 1998. He specializes in Engineering, Design and Management placement for companies in the Food, Automotive, Aerospace, Furniture and Medical Industries.

Lonny received a Bachelors Degree in Marketing from Western Michigan University in 1997. Soon after graduating from WMU Lonny began working at Imperial Design and has been with the company ever since.

Lonny’s strengths lie in his ability to get to know his candidates on both a professional and personal level to ensure his candidate’s and customers expectations are fully met. This ability to get to know exactly what his candidates and customers require has ultimately led to his success in this field.

Monty Vanderwall

Account Manager / Technical Recruiter

616-791-1900 ext. 454


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Monty is a Technical Recruiter for Imperial Design and has been with the company since 2013. Monty specializes in locating talented professionals in the fields of Skilled Trades, Design, and Engineering. Monty also has experience locating talented individuals in the Medical, Automotive, Aerospace, Furniture, Food, and Consumer Goods industries.

Monty received his Bachelor’s degree in 2013 from Davenport University in the fields of Business Administration and Management. Monty worked at Sprint as a Business Account Executive through college helping West Michigan businesses with their wireless needs. Shortly after obtaining his Bachelor’s degree he joined Imperial Design’s very talented team.

Monty enjoys getting to know his candidates on a personal and professional level. This allows him to locate candidates that really fit into the culture and overall strategy of the company in which they are being placed. This enables the candidate to succeed to their upmost potential.

Samantha Post

Recruiter Assistant

616-791-1900 ext. 410


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Samantha joined Imperial Design as an assistant to the recruiting team in October 2018. In addition to being a recruiter’s assistant, Samantha is also taking on the role of Marketing Coordinator for us at Imperial Design Personnel. Samantha assists recruiting efforts by creating and updating marketing strategies, as well as meeting with candidates for new hire orientation, answering our phones, and maintaining employee relationships.

Jake VanAlten

Technical Recruiter


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Jake is a Technical Recruiter for Imperial Design and has been a professional Recruiter for over 4 years. He specializes in the fields of engineering and IT and enjoys helping professionals find new positions.

Jake received his Bachelor’s degree in Business and Sports Administration from Calvin College in 2012 and got started in professional recruiting right out of school. He then spent over 5 years in collegiate athletics as an Assistant Baseball Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Kalamazoo College before jumping back into Technical Recruiting. Jake joined the team at Imperial Design in 2022 and is excited to continue with his recruiting career.

Jake enjoys working with candidates and understanding their goals and needs so he can assist them in finding the next step in their career, not just another job.

Kelly Corlew

Human Resources Coordinator

616-791-1900 Ext. 448

Kelly Corlew joined our team in 2021 as our Human Resources Coordinator. Kelly handles payroll, insurance benefits, and all else that falls under the umbrella of H.R. She loves meeting all who come through our door and truly enjoys getting to know each and every employee.