Ian Butler

International Defence Consultant (Western Europe and USA)

About Ian

My focus is recruiting for permanent commercial and senior management positions for the Defence sector throughout Western Europe and the USA.

I have broad experience of working with Military Primes, Tiered technology and service providers, primarily within the tactical missile and UAV, Military Simulation, mechanical and electronic manufacturing sectors.

I’ve been a recruiter for 10 years. Before joining ARM I ran my own recruitment business servicing the Heavy Machinery industries (Construction Equipment, Material Handling Equipment and Mining Machinery). Prior to this I worked across multiple industry sectors placing commercial and senior management staff.


Three words that describe my approach

Direct, discrete, meticulous.


Something about me

I was born in the USA, in Columbus Ohio but I’ve lived on the South coast of England for most of my life. I've also lived in the North of England, Valencia, Spain and Northern Ireland.

I’ve travelled to Australia, Bali, Thailand, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Ireland. My plan for this year is USA, the Czech Republic and Switzerland. In case you can't tell, I love travelling!