Read about how we work with our management teams and what we’ve accomplished together.
Kenny is responsible for the development, implementation, and execution of a suite of value creation products utilized throughout the May River Portfolio.
Hayden is responsible for the development, implementation, and execution of a suite of value creation products utilized throughout the May River Portfolio.
Functional expert ERG member specializing in operations management, strategic sourcing, and supply chain optimization. Former acquisition integration executive at Driven Brands, a Roark Capital portfolio company. Prior experience also includes extensive sourcing and supply chain leadership roles with AB InBev and the United States Army.
PRIMARY DRIVERS: CONSUMER PREFERENCES FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD PACKAGING, MARKET SHIFT AWAY FROM SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
PaperTech is a manufacturer of paperboard packaging products to the frozen food industry and foodservice markets. PaperTech’s trays and bowls are environmentally friendly and made from 90% or greater renewable and sustainable materials, which makes the company well positioned to benefit from ongoing tailwinds driven by an increasing global focus on the circular economy and a shift away from single-use plastics.
For more information, please visit papertrays.com.
PRIMARY DRIVERS: E-COMMERCE AND THE “BOX” ECONOMY, ESSENTIAL CONSUMER GOODS, LIFE SCIENCES, AND HOME IMPROVEMENT
INVESTMENT: 2016, 2017, 2018
Precision Roll Solutions is a full-service provider of highly-engineered cylindrical rolls, plates, and related process componentry used in corrugated packaging, consumer goods (tissue & towel), and other nondiscretionary manufacturing applications.
For more information, please visit precisionrollsolutions.com.
PRIMARY DRIVERS: RADIOTHERAPY SYSTEMS AND SURGICAL ROBOTS. ALSO OTHER COOL THINGS LIKE ROCKET ENGINES AND LINEAR ACCELERATORS
Investment: 2012, 2014
GCM is a manufacturer of low-to-medium volume, mission critical precision components and system assemblies for market leading medtech, aerospace, industrial, and research clients. The company operates in three locations including Silicon Valley, Chicago, and Dongguan China.
For more information, please visit gogcm.com.
PRIMARY DRIVERS: CANNED BEVERAGES AND A RISING GLOBAL MIDDLE CLASS
Pride Engineering designs and manufactures highly engineered, mission critical machine tools and equipment used in the production of two-piece metal cans for the beverage and food industries. Pride’s product offering includes can body-forming tool packs, can bottom formers, precision grinders, and the Guardian™ line of Over Travel Sensors. Pride’s products are used in nearly 400 can-making lines, and are considered the industry standard by two-piece food and beverage can makers around the world.
For more information, please visit pridecan.com
PRIMARY DRIVERS: OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF A 300+ VESSEL US NAVY
INVESTMENT: 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
Hunt Valve brings nearly 100 years of fluid power engineering innovations and solutions to a wide range of industrial and military customers. It specializes in severe-duty valves, actuators, and complementary engineered components and system solutions for applications that include primary metals, energy, process and U.S. Navy nuclear-powered vessels.
For more information, please visit huntvalve.com
PRIMARY DRIVERS: INCREASING DEMAND FOR INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION EQUIPMENT AND SOLUTIONS THAT DRIVE PLANT MODERNIZATION AND OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCIES; EXPANDING NEED FOR CUSTOMIZABLE HANDLING SOLUTIONS THAT ARE EASY-TO-CLEAN AND WELL-SUITED FOR CONTROLLED PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENTS
INVESTMENT: 2021, 2022
Automated Handling Solutions (AHS) is a provider of automation solutions, as well as specialized material handling equipment such as enclosed conveyor systems. AHS’ products serve customers in regulated end markets such as food and beverage, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, specialty chemical, and general industrial processing.
For more information, please visit automatedhandling.com.
PRIMARY DRIVERS: PROLIFERATION OF DATA AND AN INCREASING NEED FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT FACILITIES
RLE Technologies (RLE) is a proven provider of facility environment monitoring, fluid leak detection, and airflow management products. RLE’s mission-critical product suite is deployed into data centers, critical facilities, and other applications.
For more information on RLE Technologies, please visit www.rletech.com
PRIMARY DRIVERS: PRECISION MATERIALS FOR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, AEROSPACE, DEFENSE, AND OTHER MISSION-CRITICAL END MARKETS
Boston Centerless (BC) is a manufacturer and distributor of precision materials. BC provides high-quality, precision metal bar for medical, dental, aerospace, defense, and other mission-critical end market applications.
For more information on Boston Centerless, please visit www.bostoncenterless.com
ERG Commercial leader & Operating Partner working closely with the May River Portfolio Companies to further their strategic and growth-focused initiatives. Former operating executive at General Electric, Pall and Danaher Corporation. Extensive commercial excellence, operations and acquisition integration experience. Specializes in global, diverse industrials, aerospace & defense, strategy, and continuous improvement process implementation.
PRIMARY DRIVERS: STRINGENT SAFETY STANDARDS WITHIN HYGIENIC PROCESSING MARKETS; CONTINUED INVESTMENTS IN HIGHLY EFFICIENT, EASY TO MAINTAIN HYGIENIC PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES
INVESTMENT: 2020, 2021, 2023
Unibloc Hygienic Technologies (UHT) is a manufacturer of precision-engineered positive displacement pumps, air operated double diaphragm pumps, and other hygienic flow control products. UHT’s products are deployed into critical hygienic processes in the food and beverage, bakery and confection, meat and poultry, brewery, pharmaceutical, and transportation industries
For more information, please visit unibloctech.com.
PRIMARY DRIVERS: REGULATED HEALTHCARE, PHARMACEUTICAL, FOOD & BEVERAGE, AND MEDICAL DEVICE END MARKETS
INVESTMENT: 2018, 2019
Dickson is a Test & Measurement compliance partner that develops environmental monitoring systems (temperature, humidity, pressure and other variables) to meet regulatory requirements and protect products for various markets including: health services, pharmaceutical, medical devices, and food & beverage. In 2019, Dickson acquired Oceasoft, a European provider of environmental monitoring systems with a full suite of innovative solutions.
For more information on Dickson, please visit dicksondata.com
For more information on Oceasoft, please visit oceasoft.com
Functional expert ERG member that supports both new investment opportunities as well as the existing May River portfolio. Former finance executive at Tempus Labs. Prior experience also includes financial, commercial, and operational leadership roles with Kraft Heinz, a 3G Capital portfolio company. Specializes in business systems, systems integration, and financial reporting optimization.
Functional expert ERG member that supports both new investment opportunities as well as the existing May River portfolio. Former human resources executive at DS Smith. Prior experience includes human resources leadership roles with Interstate Resources and MeadWestvaco. Specializes in labor and employee relations.
Current President of Industrial Flow Solutions. Former operating executive at Emerson. Extensive M&A and integration experience. International experience includes multiple leadership roles in Asia. Specializes in industrial and engineered product sales, marketing, operations, and design.
Current CEO of Dickson. Former CEO of Atlas Material Testing. Prior career includes senior leadership roles with Micronics, PerkinElmer Optoelectronics, Allied Signal, and United Technologies. Specializes in Test & Measurement instrumentation and engineered products.
Current CEO of Unibloc Hygienic Technologies and Board Member of Industrial Flow Solutions. Former operating executive at Honeywell, Pentair, Tyco International, Fisher Scientific, McKinsey & Company, and Westinghouse Electric. International experience includes leadership roles in Australia and Switzerland. Specializes in industrial products manufacturing, marketing, and sales.
Current CEO of Automated Handling Solutions and Executive Chairman of Advanced Material Processing. Prior Board Member of Hunt Valve and Industrial Flow Solutions. Former operating executive at Colfax, Rexnord, IDEX, Danaher and Emerson. Extensive operations and M&A experience. Specializes in high-value manufacturing and engineered products.
Current CEO of PaperTech. Former operating executive at DS Smith, Interstate Resources, Duro Bag Manufacturing Co, Bay State Paper Company and Gaylord Container Corp, and has held various board roles with leading industry associations in the paper and packaging sector. Extensive operations and leadership experience. Specializes in high value packaging.
Current Board Member of NSL Analytical. Functional expert ERG member that supports both new investment opportunities as well as the existing May River portfolio in Europe. Former COO of SGS North America and former CEO of FCA Services (a division of Fiat Chrysler). International experience includes leadership roles in North America, South America, and Europe. Specializes in TICC, industrial manufacturing, and industrial services.
Chief Investment Officer at Longview Asset Management, a Chicago-based, multi-strategy investment firm which invests for individuals, trusts, and foundations. The firm uses intensive industry and company research to manage its three principal investment strategies: constructing portfolios of publicly traded securities, making equity investments in private companies, and purchasing limited partnership interests in private equity funds and hedge funds operated by independent investment firms. Former Director of Operations of Quality Products, Inc. and current board member of Arbor Lodging Partners, Albany Bank & Trust, Chicago Atlantic, RF Investment Partners, and Timberhill, as well as a senior advisor to Right Lane Capital
Current CEO-in-waiting and looking to develop a new investment platform with May River. Former operating executive at Flow Dry Technology, Dover Corporation, Emerson, and Monsanto. International experience includes leadership roles in China, India, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Brazil. Specializes in engineered products and instrumentation.
PRIMARY DRIVERS: WATER & WASTE WATER MANAGEMENT IN SPECIALTY, SEVERE DUTY PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENTS
INVESTMENT: 2017, 2019, 2021, 2022
Industrial Flow Solutions specializes in the design, manufacturing, sales and service of pumping and fluid management solutions for harsh, rugged environments.
For more information, please visit industrialflowsolutions.com
PRIMARY DRIVERS: GROWING GLOBALIZED DEMAND FOR REGULATED TESTING SERVICES, EVER-INCREASING TESTING & MATERIALS COMPLEXITY, AND INCREASED CORPORATE OUTSOURCING OF R&D AS WELL AS QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONS
NSL Analytical provides independent laboratory testing services to a diverse array of customers and end markets where testing speed, accuracy, and consistency is mission critical to operations and compliance.
For more information, please visit nslanalytical.com.
PRIMARY DRIVERS: INTENSIFYING SANITARY AND HYGIENIC STANDARDS IN THE REGULATED FOOD AND PHARMACEUTICAL END MARKETS
INVESTMENT: 2018, 2019
Advanced Material Processing, comprised of Marion Process Solutions and Kason Corporation, is a manufacturer of material processing equipment. It specializes in highly-engineered mixing, drying, separation and thermal/moisture control equipment and systems.
For more information on Advanced Material Processing, please visit www.amprocessing.com
For more information on Marion, please visit marionsolutions.com
For more information on Kason, please visit kason.com
Founder and former CEO of OakRiver Technology, a PE-backed manufacturer of automation equipment for the medical device sector. Prior experience includes 3M and Seagate Technology.
Prior experience includes senior leadership roles with Joy Global, Terex, Volvo Construction, and MacGregor. Specializes in industrial equipment and heavy manufacturing.
Former CEO of Webex. Specializes in high-value manufacturing and engineered products. Current board member and Executive Chairman of Precision Roll Solutions. Prior board member of Pride Engineering.