Our Founder

Don Buckner, CSAM

Don Buckner founded Management Recruiters International (MRI) of Person County in 1999. MRI Person County's team of recruiters focuses on serving the professional hiring needs of businesses within the manufacturing sector in the aerospace, machining and plastics industries. Don's career with MRI began in March of 1984 working as a recruiter for MRI Raleigh. It was here that he used his strong background in manufacturing to develop solid relationships with his client and candidate contacts. His exceptional performance in this position soon earned him a strong reputation along with a number of distinguished honors.

These include, but are not limited to, becoming a member of the National Office of the Year Team in 1989 and induction into the Hall of Fame in 1992. He achieved CSAM status in 1992. Before becoming a part of MRI, Don served in the 8th Division and Turkish Forces in Korea. His professional career spanned from working in R&D on missile development to taking on important roles in the automotive industry. These stations include, but are not limited to, working as a Materials Manager to being the Division Manager of multiple manufacturing facilities.

Such experiences provided him with a working knowledge of metal fabrication, plastics, aircraft, and missiles. All of which aided him in becoming the successful recruiter, and MRI franchise owner he is today. Don was very active in the local community. His activities included being a part of Rotary International as the District Governor and the Boy Scouts of America. As an Eagle Scout Don valued the lessons he learned in BSA and was always prepared to assist those in need. He acquired his B.A. from Elon University.