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Dec 28, 2022 Leapros Team

Industrial Skilled Trades & Leapros Merge to Expand Specialized Recruiting Services

Industrial Skilled Trades (IST) is excited to extend its track record of high-quality, responsive staffing with the merger of IST and LEAPROS Workforce Solutions (LEAPROS), that will expand workforce solutions amidst the pressures faced by businesses in this highly competitive talent environment. The combined capacity of these companies brings together the niche recruiting services of IST with LEAPROS’ successful history of specialized talent acquisition, innovative technology, and consulting solutions.

This acquisition enables IST and LEAPROS to combine their resources and scale nationally, providing clients with truly niche staffing solutions across their entire organization; ranging from specialized executive and professional search functions through interim and project staffing. They will continue to maintain the niche vertical focus that has been the key to success and their primary differentiator over competitors for both organizations in the staffing industry. Clients will benefit from access to expanded categories of targeted recruiting, greater geographic reach, and a combined depth of experience that spans from our traditional services areas to now include strong consultation and technology solutions.

Brady Pittz, President of IST, is looking forward to welcoming the LEAPROS team and the years of combined experience they bring to the team. "When we first met with LEAPROS, we quickly fell in love with their strong and experienced team. Both teams operate with the core belief that trust and transparency is the most important factor in developing client & team member relationships. Like the IST team, they've been empowered to make decisions that are the best for candidates and clients, so the cultures are well aligned.”

Dr. Joseph Ruiz, who currently serves as the CEO of LEAPROS, stated about the merger, “We are excited about our new partnership with the talented team at Industrial Skilled Trades. This merger creates a momentous opportunity to leverage our combined resources and capitalize on synergies that will bring tremendous value to all stakeholders, including our employees, clients, and business partners.” Joseph further explained, “When we first met with Brady and Mike at IST to discuss our shared interests, it became very clear that our values, goals, and aspirations were in direct alignment, and that a business combination would help us achieve our long-term strategic vision.” Joseph will no longer operate as CEO of LEAPROS but will remain as a business advisor and consultant to the IST leadership team.

The companies will continue to operate under their respective names while developing options for a future co-branded strategy. Updates will be shared on the IST website ( and LEAPROS (

About Industrial Skilled Trades: Industrial Skilled Trades is a niche staffing agency specializing in the trades. IST has built its business by consistently being responsive and transparent with its candidates and clients. IST’s focus is finding the right talent for its partners at the right time when they need help the most. In just 4 years, IST has staffed more than 430 projects covering nearly one million hours across thirty-six states.

About LEAPROS: LEAPROS Workforce Solutions is a national provider of specialized talent acquisition, innovative technology, and consulting solutions. LEAPROS strategically links employers and professionals through innovative workforce solutions, industry-shaping strategy, world-class customer service, and transformative technology that catalyzes growth for impact.

Companies that need reliable, consultative and transparent support for interim and project staffing as well as professional and executive search, will find the kind of depth they need for growth in this newly expanded team.

Published by Leapros Team December 28, 2022