IRIS USA Used Integrated People Solutions to Hire Greatness


IRIS USA, a subsidiary of Japanese firm IRIS Ohyama, is an industry leader in the manufacturing of high quality storage products. These products provide consumers with an extensive line-up of organizational systems for everyday use: home, office, craft and hobby, as well as for pet needs.

During 2016, IRIS USA was challenged with opening up a new manufacturing, distribution and corporate headquarters. They were challenged with asking employee’s to move from Wisconsin to Surprise, Arizona. A number of employees decided not to move which left a gap in both the Human Resources and Sales departments.


Over the course of a year, IPS successfully placed 2 key positions, their Head of Human Resources and their Head of Brick and Mortar Sales. These positions needed to understand the Japanese management and cultural structure, and be able to continue to staff with these soft abilities as part of the requirement.


IRIS USA needed individuals that could set and accomplish big objectives but also successfully adjust to working with the Japanese executive leadership.

IRIS USA felt that IPS successfully understood the greater scope of the positions, and the subtle nuances of a who would be top tier player, and delivered candidates that met and achieved all objectives, especially their ability to interact, adjust, and thrive in the Japanese culture.
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Simon Roads

Vice President of Sales

Born and raised in England, Simon Roads has had a distinguished career in various forms of aviation spanning over 45 years. His journey began as an A&P mechanic in the Royal Air Force and has encompassed a range of roles, ultimately leading to his position as the VP of Global Sales for Honda Aircraft. Throughout this extensive career, he has had the privilege of closely collaborating with Royalty, Dignitaries, and high net worth individuals, providing them with unparalleled expertise and a steadfast commitment to excellence in aviation services.

Having been immersed in the aviation industry for nearly half a century, his wealth of insights and knowledge has established him as a trusted figure within the field. His extensive experience has provided him with the opportunity to engage with diverse cultures, interacting with individuals from various walks of life, and ensuring that their distinctive requirements and preferences are met with the utmost precision.

One of his notable strengths lies in his adeptness at effectively managing global teams. Over the course of his career, he has demonstrated successful leadership and mentorship of professionals from different backgrounds and nationalities, fostering an environment characterized by collaboration, growth, and mutual respect.

Understanding different cultures has played a pivotal role in his professional journey. By taking part in the customs, traditions, and practices of his clients he not only fosters strong relationships but has also gained a profound appreciation for the unique needs and expectations of each of his clients.

Away from work, his priority is his family. His role as grandad to three wonderful boys, brings him immense joy. He has a penchant for outdoor activities such as cycling, kayaking, and golf. Additionally, he has developed a passion for cooking and continually seeks to learn new culinary techniques. The art of balancing life and work is an ongoing journey for him, and he considers himself fortunate to be able to savor the best of both worlds.

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Meredith Stanley

Executive Recruiter

Meredith joined IPS in 2023 as an Executive Recruiter with over 5 years of recruiting experience at Amazon and Lyft. Prior to making the shift to recruiting, Meredith was an Executive Assistant for over 3 years at a Seattle-based insurance company. With a passion for finding top talent, Meredith has hired for a wide range of roles across North America in the hardware, micromobility, operations, transportation, and tech spaces.

After an unsuccessful attempt at a Chemical Engineering degree, Meredith graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies.

Meredith has a passion for live music, playing both piano and trombone. She also enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors either skiing, hiking or scuba diving.

You can contact Meredith at

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