McCormick named CEO of Connor Industries

By Luisa Beltran — 21 hours ago

Connor Industries Inc said Tuesday that it named Joseph McCormick  its CEO. Kurien Jacob, Connor’s current acting CEO, has become Chairman of the Board. McCormick previoulsy led the operations of several divisions of Sensus, including as President of Die Cast Holdings, from 1999 to March 2015. Connor is a portfolio company of The Argentum Group.

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Enbala adds ex-KPCB EIR to board

By Iris Dorbian — 2 days ago

Enbala Power Networks, a Canadian provider of solutions for distributed energy resource management, has added Dr. Cheryl Martin to its board of directors. Martin is a principal at Harwich Partners. She is also the the former acting director of the U.S. Department of Energys Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy and prior to that, was an executive in residence with Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers.

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PE-backed PCX Aerostructures adds Frisby to board

By Iris Dorbian — 2 days ago

PCX Aerostructures, a provider of precision, flight critical and structural assemblies for rotorcraft and fixed wing aerospace platforms, has named Jeff Frisby to its board of directors. Recently, Frisby was the president and CEO of Triumph Group. PCX Aerostructures’s backers include RFE Investment Partners and 24/6 Capital Partners. 

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PE-owned AAI recruits Hagood as CEO

By Iris Dorbian — 2 days ago

Applied Acoustics International, which is owned by Angeles Equity Partners, has named Larry Hagood as CEO. Previously, Hagood worked at Autoneum North America where he served as chief operating officer. Based in Chicago Heights, Illinois, AAI is a provider of of noise, vibration and harshness solutions for the North American automotive sector.

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Modere names Kirschbaum COO

By Luisa Beltran — 2 days ago

Modere said Monday it named Josh Kirschbaum its Chief Operations Officer and Brad Christensen its Chief Information Officer, effective immediately. Modere is a portfolio company of Z Capital Partners LLC.

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PE-backed Modere hires new COO, CIO

By Stephanie Rogan — 2 days ago

Modere, a portfolio company of Z Capital Partners LLC, appointed Josh Kirschbaum as chief operations officer and Brad Christensen as chief information officer. Kirschbaum was previously COO at Gilchrist & Soames, and Christensen has worked at Novell and FamilySearch.org.  Modere is a Utah-based social retailer focused on wellness.

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Blue Ridge adds to London office

By Stephanie Rogan — 3 days ago

Blue Ridge Partners hired Moti Shahani as a managing director and Vincent Schuller tot Peursum as a principal in the firm’s London office. Shahani was previously a London-based independent consultant focused on accelerating growth for a wide range of companies. Schuller tot Peursum recently returned from Dubai, where he founded and led Deloitte‘s commercial due diligence practice in the Middle East and North Africa region.

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PE-backed Avista Pharma hires new CFO

By Iris Dorbian — 3 days ago

Avista Pharma Solutions, which is backed by Ampersand Capital Partners, has named Eric Setzer as chief financial officer. Previously, Setzer worked at INC Research where he served as the executive director of finance. Avista Pharma is a a contract testing, development and manufacturing company.

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VMG promotes three to VP

By Iris Dorbian — 3 days ago

VMG Partners has promoted Angad Hira, Jonathan Marshall, and Carle Stenmark to vice president. Hira joined VMG in 2010 while Marshall and Stenmark came on board in 2012.

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Squires, Hudson named to Forestar board

By Luisa Beltran — 3 days ago

Forestar Group Inc. said Monday that it has appointed Richard D. Squires of Lennox Capital Partners and Ashton Hudson of Rock Creek Capital to serve as Directors of the company. Kathleen Brown and Charles W. Matthews have resigned from the Board. Both appointments are part of an agreement with Carlson Capital LP and Cove Street Capital LLC. Both Carlson and Cove Street have agreed to vote their shares in favor of the Board’s recommended director nominees and certain other proposals the Board may recommend to stockholders for approval at the 2016 Annual Meeting and abide by other customary standstill provisions through early 2017. Austin-based Forestar Group operates in three business segments: real estate, oil and gas and other natural resources.

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