PE-backed Penhall hires new regional VP of Pacific Northwest

Penhall, which is backed by Centerbridge Partners, has named Sean Butler as its regional vice president for the Pacific Northwest. Previously, Butler worked at Hertz Equipment Leasing where he served as division vice president of Northeast operations. Based in Anaheim, Calif., Penhall is a provider of concrete cutting, coring, breaking and related concrete construction solutions.


ANAHEIM, CA–(Marketwired – April 15, 2014) – Penhall is proud to welcome Sean Butler as the Company’s Regional Vice President for the Pacific Northwest region. Butler will provide strategy and leadership to Penhall’s Seattle, Portland and Salt Lake City service divisions.
“What attracted me to Penhall is their focus on safety, quality, and customer satisfaction. I’ve been very impressed with their capabilities and look forward to helping them grow their services in the Northwest region,” said Butler.
Prior to joining Penhall, Butler was the Division Vice President Northeast Operations for Hertz Equipment Leasing where his effective customer service, cost efficiencies, and employee empowerment grew market share and enhanced shareholder value. Butler also has more than 20 years of operations, asset management, sales and marketing experience, much of which he developed while serving in a variety of leadership roles with Ryder Systems.
C. George Bush, Penhall President and CEO, states, “We are very excited to welcome Sean to Penhall’s Executive leadership team. Not only does he have a proven record of success in creating strategic market solutions, but his experience developing team members and maximizing productivity will add even more value to our company, customers and stakeholders.”
About Penhall Company
Founded in 1957, Penhall Company is a market leader in concrete cutting, coring, breaking and related concrete construction services. As one of the top three specialty contractors in the US and Canada, Penhall continually invests in emerging specialty technologies and capabilities that ensure a safe and productive environment. Spanning 41 locations in 18 states and Canada, Penhall employs over 1,300 professionals who are dedicated to meticulously delivering quality workmanship and upholding the safest working environment.
About Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
Centerbridge Partners, L.P. was founded in 2005 and commenced business in 2006. With approximately $12 billion in capital under management, the firm invests across multiple strategies, including private equity and credit investments. The firm is dedicated to partnering with world-class management teams to help companies achieve their operating and financial objectives.