Wynnchurch Capital adds Curfman to exec advisory board

Wynnchurch Capital has appointed Chris Curfman to its executive advisory board. Curfman is the former president of Caterpillar Global Mining and senior vice president of CAT Inc, a maker of construction and mining equipment.


ROSEMONT, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wynnchurch Capital, a leading middle-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce that Chris Curfman has joined its Executive Advisory Board. Curfman was most recently President of Caterpillar Global Mining and Senior Vice President of CAT Inc.(NYSE:CAT), the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment.

Curfman’s career with Caterpillar Global Mining and CAT Inc. spans over 21 years and includes leadership roles in the Asia-Pacific division and Australia. As President of Global Mining, he led the single largest business unit within the company for over ten years. Curfman had a 15-year career at Deere & Company, ultimately serving as President/General Manager of Equipment Remarketing Services.

Curfman currently serves as an Executive Advisor to Black & Veatch Corporation and on the board of Osisko Gold Royalties, Ltd.

“As a firm we tend to invest in cyclical sectors. Chris’s deep experience and expertise in global mining will help us to better understand the industry’s hidden investment opportunities,” said John Hatherly, Wynnchurch’s Managing Partner. “As we searched to expand our Executive Advisory Board, Chris became a logical fit. We spent a considerable amount of time together over this last year and know he will be a strong addition to our team,” said Dan Needham, Wynnchurch Operating Partner.

Established in 2013, the Wynnchurch Executive Advisory Board contributes to the firm’s value construction model by actively connecting influential business leaders with portfolio company leadership to share expertise in targeted industries, geographic markets and business disciplines.

Wynnchurch Capital, LLC, headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, with offices in California, Michigan, Ohio and Canada, was founded in 1999, and is a leading middle-market private equity investment firm. Wynnchurch’s strategy is to partner with middle market companies in the United States and Canada that possess the potential for substantial growth and profit improvement. Wynnchurch Capital manages a number of private equity funds with $2.3 billion of capital under management and specializes in recapitalizations, growth capital, management buyouts, corporate carve-outs and restructurings. For more information, please visit: www.wynnchurch.com.