AUGUST 23, 2021, NEW YORK – Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC (“Blue Wolf”), a New York-based private equity firm, today announced that Mike Sutter will be joining the firm as an Operating Partner focused on Blue Wolf’s investments in the industrials sector. Mr. Sutter most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Airtech Vacuum Inc., a leading global designer and manufacturer of vacuum pumps, blowers and vacuum and compressor systems.
“One of Blue Wolf’s key differentiators is our team’s industry and operating expertise, and I am pleased to build on this talent with the addition of an industrial manufacturing veteran like Mike,” said Adam Blumenthal, Managing Partner of Blue Wolf. “Mike has a track record of success in improving operating performance and driving organic and inorganic growth, having led a variety of businesses throughout his career in the sectors in which we operate. He also brings a background in talent development and union environments, both of which are important to Blue Wolf’s ESG principles. I’m confident Mike will draw on his years of relevant experience as he works to support our industrial portfolio companies.”
Prior to his most recent role, Mr. Sutter served as President, Chief Executive Officer and as a Director of Chromalox, during which time Chromalox, then private, was successfully sold by a private equity firm to a publicly traded company. Before then, Mr. Sutter held leadership roles at ITT in the Industrial Process Division. Earlier in his career, Mr. Sutter was an executive at Flowserve, among other industrial companies. In these positions, he has focused on areas such as strategic planning, sales and operations management, global supply chain management, lean management and talent development.
Mr. Sutter stated, “Blue Wolf has a stellar track record and a reputation for removing complex operational barriers and driving significant value across its investments. I’m truly excited to be joining Blue Wolf as an Operating Partner and am eager to collaborate with Blue Wolf’s investment team and portfolio company management as the firm continues to grow its presence in the industrials sector.”
Aakash Patel, a Principal at Blue Wolf who concentrates on the firm’s investments in the industrials sector, added, “It’s an exciting time to be investing in and partnering with industrial manufacturing and distribution businesses. Mike is known for his ability to foster operational and organizational excellence, and his skillset is well-aligned with our investment approach. I look forward to working alongside him in his new role.”
About Blue Wolf Capital Partners
Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC is a private equity firm that specializes in control investments in middle market companies. Leading by experience, and with a commitment to excellence, Blue Wolf transforms companies strategically, operationally and collaboratively. Blue Wolf manages challenging situations and complex relationships between businesses, customers, employees, unions, and regulators to build value for stakeholders. For additional information, please visit www.bluewolfcapital.com
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