Bienvenidos Camilo Suero

By: Reliance One, Inc.
May 8, 2013

Auburn Hills, MI – Reliance One is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a meet and greet event with the New Executive Director of the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MHCC), Camilo Suero. This event will take place on May 16, 2013 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Reliance One Headquarters in Auburn Hills. As a Certified Minority owned and operated business, Reliance One takes great pride in supporting the MHCC and their efforts. “It is a great honor to be given the opportunity to host such a prestigious event. The MHCC membership will provide Camilo their support by attending this reception,” remarked James Beath, President. There is a designated time slot during the event for business networking to ensure that members are able to spend their time efficiently. More information regarding the event can be found on the MHCC website:

About Camilo Suero
Camilo Suero is now the Executive Director of MHCC and is responsible for representing the interests of the 11,000 Hispanic owned business in Michigan and management of day-to-day Chamber operations. Gary Gonzalez, Chairman of the MHCC Board of Directors, has said that he “brings the right combination of corporate supply chain experience and a background in leading a professional business association as immediate past President of the MHCC Board of Directors”.

Before linking up with the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Suero finished a 17 year career in Logistics and Supply Chain Management which was spread between Ryder Logistics and Ford Motor Company. While at Ford, he assisted new and concerned suppliers putting into effect guidelines and recovery actions that were able to make business with OEMs successful.

Suero is well known in the local Hispanic community as having served as President of the Detroit Chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s while also serving as a member on the executive board of Ford Hispanic Network. He obtains a Masters in Business Administration from Wayne State University, Detroit, and a B.S. in Business Administration from UNIBE, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Camilo Suero is expected to grow the value of the MHCC membership, which will develop opportunities for business growth and development while also delivering access to needed business services.

About Reliance One, Inc.
Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Since 1998, Reliance One has employed thousands of employees and has served hundreds of clients in various industries, including Medical, Information Technology, Automotive, Finance/Accounting, and Manufacturing. These clients rely on the flexible solutions that Reliance One provides which translate to marked improvement in performance, a reduction of costs, and the use of timely resources.

Reliance One, Inc. has been recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the Top 20 Largest Staffing-Service Companies and the Top 30 Fastest Growing Companies within the State of Michigan.

Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
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Office: (248) 922-5641
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Jeff Gardner – Vice President of Sales

Jeff Gardner joined the Reliance One Management Team in 2007.  In his previous experience, Jeff began his career as a recruiter, established an Information Technology (IT) Division at a nationwide staffing company, and then was promoted to National Account Manager.  With an entrepreneurial drive and focused on working with people, Jeff, James Beath, and James Paquette decided to join forces and merge Jeff’s company, Viscon, into Reliance One. Jeff’s focus is on the development of the Sales and Recruiting Departments and to grow Reliance One from a Regional to a National Staffing Company.  Since the merger took place, more than 5 years ago, Reliance One has experienced tremendous growth internally and externally.

Jeff inspires employees to exceed expectations and his energy is focused on client connections and relationships between team members. His main goal is to impact peoples’ lives by instilling a sense of ownership in his staff.  Gardner takes great pride when team members achieve personal goals based on maturing professionally.  Building teams, rather than employees embodies Jeff’s vision of success.

As a Trustee with the Goodrich School Board Jeff is very passionate about his community and always stands to make a difference. Gardner admires his wife Michelle for her career accomplishments and work ethic at General Motors where she is a Director in Engineering at the Warren Tech Center.  Jeff and Michelle also have a son Alex who is entering his 11th grade year at Goodrich and with a 4.0, Jeff humbly admits that he “got his mothers smarts.” In his spare time, Jeff appreciates vacationing with his family and friends at his family cabin on Secord Lake in Northern Michigan.

James Paquette – Vice President / Co-Founder

James “Jim” Paquette started Reliance One in 1998 bringing years of business experience combined with a passion to create a company that sets the bar in the staffing industry.  Working in Business – to – Business sales before he cofounded Reliance One, he consulted with several different companies within a variety of industries, which provided strategic insight to operational effectiveness with a focus on customer service. Jim’s aspiration is to make working with Reliance One a unique experience for both clients and employees.

Focusing most of his attention on the employee side of the staffing industry, Paquette had a vision to change the way business was done. Jim pursued his goal to change operations; he introduced systems and processes that resulted in prompt follow-up and better communication between the employees and clients. Jim established a company that contract employees can proudly say they belong to and continues fostering his vision to ensure that his employees consistently “build teams” and surpass client expectations.

Paquette is a member of Toastmasters Michigan, which promotes continued learning and public speaking, and ITT Engineering Curriculum Advisory Board where he reviews the academic syllabus from an employer’s standpoint. He provides useful suggestions and amendments to the current curriculum, which relates back to the workforce.  A dedicated family man, Jim loves to attend his two kids’ sporting events and vacationing at the family cabin. Whether playing a game of golf or on his volleyball team, Jim’s competitive edge carries into all aspects of his life.

James Beath – President / Co-Founder

James “Jim” Beath has been in the staffing industry since 1995.  Starting off as a recruiter, Jim continued to work hard and persevere to bigger and better positions, giving him an in-depth understanding of how the staffing world works as well as what it takes to make it in the industry.  A true entrepreneur, his dream was to own his own company and he made it a reality when he cofounded Reliance One, Inc. in November of 1998.  Rather than following the same format his previous employers used, Jim created a niche in the market by placing his company’s focus on the clients’ needs.  This approach has proved to be successful and has produced many long-standing relationships and partnerships, resulting in continued growth at Reliance One.

As Reliance One continues to expand, Jim puts a lot of emphasis on mentoring others to help them achieve their professional goals.  He has a “whatever it takes” attitude and encourages his employees to adopt that mentality as well. Jim is very passionate about the opportunities at Reliance One and fosters a very competitive atmosphere, which encourages the initiative and desire to succeed.

In his spare time, Jim enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially while vacationing.  He is also an avid golfer and sports enthusiast and attends football games regularly.