CCMP Capital Advisors has appointed Jim Gentilcore as an advisor to the firm. He will focus on sourcing, evaluating and managing new industrial investment opportunities in North America and Europe.
CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC today announced that Jim Gentilcore has been appointed an advisor to the firm where he will focus on sourcing, evaluating and managing new industrial investment opportunities in North America and Europe.
Mr. Gentilcore brings more than 30 years of experience in the industrial sector, most recently serving as Chief Executive Officer of former CCMP portfolio company Edwards Group plc, a leading company specializing in the design and manufacturing of vacuum pumps. Under his leadership, Edwards increased its profitability significantly before being sold to Atlas Copco AB in 2014. The former Chairman of Edwards Group, Nick Rose, also recently joined CCMP as an advisor.
“Jim’s operational strengths in and deep knowledge of the industrial sector, one of our core focus areas, will be a tremendous benefit as we explore new investments,” said Greg Brenneman, Chairman of CCMP. “We worked very closely with Jim during our partnership with Edwards and were impressed by the strategic milestones achieved and significant value created under his leadership. We couldn’t be more pleased to have Jim join us in this important role.”
“The industrial sector continues to be a highly attractive area of investment for CCMP, particularly the industrial technology subsector, and Jim is a natural fit with our team,” said Tim Walsh, CCMP Managing Director and Head of Industrials. “He has been a respected leader in the field for many years and brings to the firm a remarkable track record of identifying unique opportunities and driving growth. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Jim to build leading businesses in this dynamic industry.”
Mr. Gentilcore added, “CCMP is a world-class organization, and I am thrilled to be once again working alongside Greg, Tim and the rest of the CCMP team. I have been consistently impressed with CCMP’s operational capabilities and I look forward to helping the firm find promising investment opportunities where I can apply my experience and leverage my relationships to help create significant value.”
In addition to being its CEO, Mr. Gentilcore previously served as a Director of Edwards from 2007 to 2013. Prior to that, he was CEO of EPAC Technologies Inc., a logistics technology solutions company. Mr. Gentilcore also served as Chief Operating Officer of Brooks Automation Inc., a position he held after leading the merger in 2005 between Brooks and Helix Technology where he had been the CEO. Prior to that, Mr. Gentilcore was the Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Energy, a process power supplier to the semiconductor and solar industries. His global experience includes several Asia-based joint ventures and acquisitions and many U.S. technology acquisitions. Earlier in his career, he spent 10 years in the electronics materials industry with Air Products Inc., serving in various business development and operational roles.
Mr. Gentilcore currently serves on the Boards of Entegris Inc., a leader in contamination control and materials handling technologies for highly advanced manufacturing environments, and Milacron LLC, which provides the world’s largest range of plastics processing equipment, technologies and services. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business from Lehigh University and an undergraduate Engineering degree from Drexel University. He has served as President and board member of various trade associations in the semiconductor and related industries, and was named to the 2013 VLSI All Star List.
About CCMP Capital
CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC (“CCMP”) specializes in middle market buyouts and growth equity investments of $100 million to $500 million in North America and Europe. CCMP focuses on generating alpha through the operational transformation of its portfolio companies. With offices in New York, Houston and London, CCMP invests in four primary industries: Consumer/Retail, Industrial, Energy and Healthcare. Selected investments under management include: ARAMARK Corporation, Chaparral Energy, Infogroup, Jamieson Laboratories, Jetro Holdings, LHP Hospital Group, Milacron, Newark Energy, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet and Pure Gym.