Wynnchurch hires former Fluke Corp executive as an operating partner

Prior to Wynnchurch, Linscott worked as vice president of operations for Fluke Corp, a subsidiary of Fortive company. 

Wynnchurch Capital hired Bob Linscott as an operating partner. Prior to Wynnchurch, Linscott worked as vice president of operations for Fluke Corp, a subsidiary of Fortive company.

Press Release

Wynnchurch Capital, L.P. (“Wynnchurch”), a leading middle market private equity firm, announced that Bob Linscott has joined the firm as an Operating Partner. Prior to joining Wynnchurch, Mr. Linscott served as the Vice President of Operations for Fluke Corporation (“Fluke”), a subsidiary of Fortive company (NYSE:FTV). Fluke is a manufacturer of industrial test, measurement and diagnostic equipment including electronic test equipment.

Chris O’Brien, Managing Partner at Wynnchurch, said, ​“We are excited to welcome Bob to the Wynnchurch team. Bob brings over 30 years of operating experience – serving in a variety of roles while overseeing businesses or divisions ranging in size from $100 million to almost $2 billion. He will be instrumental in helping us increase the value of our companies through active strategic and operational management and counsel.”

Mr. Linscott added, ​“I am pleased to partner with the Wynnchurch team and look forward to the many opportunities ahead.” Mr. Linscott holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and began his career in operations at Milliken & Company. Mr. Linscott later transitioned to leadership roles at Honeywell, General Motors, Lear Automotive, and Danaher.

Wynnchurch Capital is actively investing from its $2.277 billion Fund V. In November, Wynnchurch acquired Clyde Industries, a leading designer and manufacturer of sootblowers, a critical component within recovery, power, and steam boilers. Other recent Wynnchurch investments include: Eastern Metal Supply, a leading value-added distributor of aluminum extrusions and related products; MPL Holdings, a leader in cultured marble products for the hospitality and multi-family housing markets; two closed-die forging facilities of Allegheny Technologies that produce high-value, complex forgings for OEMs; and Alliance Designer Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer of polymeric sand and related installation products used in residential and commercial hardscaping projects.

Wynnchurch Capital, L.P., headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, with offices in California and Canada, was founded in 1999, and is a leading middle-market private equity investment firm. Wynnchurch’s strategy is to partner with middle market companies in the United States and Canada that possess the potential for substantial growth and profit improvement. Wynnchurch Capital manages a number of private equity funds with $4.2 billion of committed capital under management and specializes in recapitalizations, growth capital, management buyouts, corporate carve-outs and restructurings. For more information, please visit: https://​www​.wyn​nchurch​.com.