PE-backed AMCG names new president and CEO

AM Conservation Group Inc, a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company, has appointed Michael Quinn as president and CEO. Previously, Quinn worked at Aurora Products Group where he served as president and CEO. AM Conservation is a provider of energy and water efficiency products.


CHARLESTON, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AM Conservation Group, Inc. (“AMCG”) announced that, effective today, Michael Quinn has been named the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Quinn assumes this role from Todd Recknagel, AMCG’s current Chief Executive Officer, who will remain on the AMCG’s Board of Directors. Under Recknagel’s leadership, AMCG completed three acquisitions and achieved significant growth, positioning the Company for its recent acquisition by Kohlberg & Company.

Quinn joins AMCG with an extensive track record of senior leadership experience across industries, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer of Aurora Products Group, a supplier of burial, memorial and technology products to the funeral industry. Prior to his tenure with Aurora, Quinn was the Chief Financial Officer of United States Infrastructure Corporation, a leading provider of infrastructure locating services for public utilities, and Vice President and General Manager of Invisible Fence, a division of Innotek Inc., a leading manufacturer of electronic training and accessory products that provides behavior solutions for pet and sporting dogs. Prior to these roles, Mr. Quinn held a number of senior management positions across various middle-market companies, including President of StairMaster Health and Fitness Products.

“I am thrilled to join an industry-leading company with such significant expansion potential,” commented Quinn. “AMCG has strong relationships with major utilities and energy efficiency programs, and I am excited to help AMCG work with its customers to continue to provide best-in-class services and products while successfully executing its strategic vision.”

Todd Recknagel, who has served as AMCG’s Chief Executive Officer since 2011, commented, “Michael has an extensive track record of success and leadership throughout his career, which qualifies him as an outstanding successor to guide AMCG in accomplishing its strategic goals. It has been my great privilege to work with such a dedicated and skilled group of people to build the leading provider of energy and water efficiency products and services to position AMCG for its recent acquisition by Kohlberg & Company. I look forward to continuing to serve on the Board of Directors and wish Michael and the employees of AMCG much continued success as it enters its next phase of growth.”

George DeHuff, Chairman of AMCG, added: “On behalf of the Board of Directors of AMCG, I wish to sincerely thank Todd for his distinguished service to the company and look forward to Todd’s continued Board presence. Todd was instrumental in building a foundation for sustained growth at AMCG, successfully executing on key acquisitions and product and service development to create the diversified AMCG platform we see today. As a result of his leadership, AMCG has strengthened its core capabilities and is well-positioned for continued excellence in customer service as well as growth execution. With this transition, AMCG is fortunate to have an executive with Michael’s breadth of experience, and we look forward with confidence to his role in leading the company forward through organic growth initiatives and add-on acquisitions.”

About AMCG
Established in 1989, AM Conservation Group, Inc. is a leading provider of services and products to utilities and municipalities. Founded on principles of customer service and energy conservation, AM Conservation Group provides each and every client with personalized service, attention to detail and appreciation of individual business needs to ensure objectives and ultimate satisfaction are met. AM Conservation Group is an integrated demand-side management services provider offering utility partners program solutions to meet complex energy goals while delivering an integrated approach that streamlines efforts and increases energy efficiency results. AM Conservation Group develops, manufactures and distributes professional-grade products for the conservation industry, including energy efficient lighting like LEDs, CFL’s, weatherization products, water saving showerheads and faucet aerators. Since its inception, AM Conservation Group has supplied some of the largest and most successful conservation programs in U.S. history with utility companies, government agencies, and municipalities. For more information: AMCG is owned by Kohlberg & Company, a leading U.S. middle-market private equity firm based in Mount Kisco, NY.