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Signal Hill’s Romet Limited appoints new CEO

Toronto-based mid-market private equity firm Signal Hill Equity Partners said Thursday that it has named Roy A. Sutterfield as CEO of portfolio company Romet Limited. Prior to joining Romet, Sutterfield served as president of Elster‘s North American gas businesses. Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Romet is a manufacturer of rotary gas meters for the gas utilities industry.


TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Oct. 10, 2013) –
Signal Hill Equity Partners (“Signal Hill”) announced today the appointment of Roy A. Sutterfield as the Chief Executive Officer of Romet Limited.

Founded in 1972, Romet is an international market leader in positive displacement rotary gas meters, electronic volume and temperature instrumentation and auxiliary equipment for the natural gas industry, acquired by Signal Hill in June of this year.
Sutterfield brings to Romet more than 30 years of experience in senior executive and management roles with other prominent manufacturers and distributors serving the utility sector. Most recently, Sutterfield served as President for Elster’s North American Gas businesses.

“We are pleased to have Roy in this key leadership position to build on the reputation Romet has by expanding its domestic and international market share,” said James C. Johnson, Managing Partner, Signal Hill. “We also appreciate the dedication and hard work of Richard Grzeslo who will be retiring.”

Richard Grzeslo said, “the family has known and has respected Roy’s experience, knowledge of our markets and professionalism for many years. We are confident his expertise will help accelerate the company’s business model and growth plans.”

Signal Hill is a Canadian-based, private equity firm managed by experienced investors and business operators, focusing on Canadian mid-market companies. The Signal Hill team has completed over 100 transactions across a variety of industries including financial services, specialty distribution, business services and manufacturing. Members of the Signal Hill team have partnered and worked with management teams to build some of the most successful businesses in North America.

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