PE-backed FCX Performance appoints new CEO

Columbus, Ohio-based FCX Performance, a provider of process flow control solutions, has named Thomas Cox as CEO. Previously, Cox worked at MSC Industrial where he served as executive vice president of sales. FCX Performance is backed by Harvest Partners.


COLUMBUS, OH (September 22, 2015) — FCX Performance, Inc. (“FCX”), a leading provider of process flow control solutions and products, today announced the appointment of Thomas Cox as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Cox, who became a Director of the company earlier this year, will continue to serve on FCX’s board of directors.

“Tom brings a wealth of experience and a passion for growth to FCX,” commented Michael DeFlorio, Senior Managing Director of Harvest Partners, FCX’s controlling equity holder. “We are excited to have his leadership as we accelerate FCX’s strategic growth, both organically and through synergistic acquisitions, and continue to enhance FCX’s position as a valued partner to customers and vendors.

Prior to joining FCX, Mr. Cox was Executive Vice President of Sales at MSC Industrial Supply for 17 years, during which time the company’s revenue grew from $500 million to over $2.7 billion. Previously, he held numerous executive leadership positions, including 10 years at TNT Express both in Europe and the U.S. Mr. Cox is a graduate of St. John’s University in New York.

“I am excited to join the FCX team as we continue to build the company into a national flow control powerhouse. FCX has a tremendous history of growth, a strong culture and an organization full of talented employees that we will continue to build on in the years to come,” Cox said.

Cox will take over for Charles Hale, who will continue to serve as President, focusing on business development and vendor relationships. “We are pleased to have Charley redouble his focus on FCX’s acquisition strategy, which he has spearheaded for over 17 years, and driving deeper relationships between FCX and our vendor partners,” DeFlorio added. “His acquisition expertise and strong relationships across the industry will allow FCX to continue to fuel growth via opportunities to expand FCX’s geographic footprint and the products and solutions we provide our customers.”

About FCX Performance, Inc.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, FCX is a leading distributor of specialty process flow control products and services. The Company provides technical, mission-critical products and value-added services to more than 20,000 end users, original equipment manufacturers and engineering and construction firms across the process, oil & gas, power, high purity and municipal & commercial markets. FCX is known for its technical & application expertise as well its ability to offer a full range of products & services to its customers. Formed in 1999 and with predecessor company histories dating back to the early 1900s, the Company has grown to 34 locations serving 35 states and over 525 employees. FCX has completed 21 strategic acquisitions since inception. For more information, please visit