Who We Are Overview

For more than 40 years, Messina's Talent Acquisition practice has continuously evolved to meet the needs of our clients. We not only help our clients fill roles and build their teams, but we also help them better understand their workforce and develop strategic talent initiatives that drive value for their organizations.

Our History

1955

1955

Blackhawk Engineering Company opens for business providing engineering services to companies in the Chicagoland area.

1971

1971

Blackhawk Engineering Company is incorporated under BECO, Inc. Services are expanded beyond engineering to include design and manufacturing.

1985

1985

Michael Parks – current CEO of Messina Group – starts his career with BECO, departing in 1992 to begin his own self-funded professional services company. BECO sells its machine shop and moves to Park Ridge to focus on temporary staffing for Engineering, Architectural and Manufacturing Talent.

1996

1996

BECO has expanded specialties to Financial and Accounting Professionals (FinancialTemps), Laboratory, Scientific and Chemical Professionals (LabTemps), and IT Staffing.

2013

2013

Michael Parks rejoins The BECO Group as the new owner and CEO. Inspired by the story of Messina, Italy – a city whose history represents a tradition of community, endurance and ingenuity – he relaunches the company as Messina Group. Messina becomes a trusted talent solution for hundreds of companies around the country.

Today

Today

Today, Messina is a national search, staffing & consulting firm that has grown to over 400 employees. With clients across numerous industries and an average employee tenure more than 20 years, Messina understands the level of quality talent our partners need to succeed.