Mike Sutter

Operating Partner
(315) 604-1920

Mr. Sutter is an Operating Partner at Blue Wolf Capital Partners with nearly 40 years of experience in industrial companies serving diverse markets with highly differentiated operating models. His background includes a mix of general management, engineering, operations, supply chain, product management, financial oversight, and human capital development, at domestic and international businesses, including Fortune 500 companies, and privately-held enterprises.

Prior to joining the firm in 2021, Mr. Sutter served as CEO of privately-held Airtech Vacuum, an international technology-driven solutions provider of vacuum and pressure technologies tailored to OEM’s serving rapidly growing markets such as alternative energy, medical and material handling, ultimately ending with a successful sale to a strategic buyer. Prior to that, Mr. Sutter served as CEO of privately-held Chromalox, a provider of innovate thermal processing solutions into international markets including oil and gas, power generation, and food and beverage. He led a successful sale to an international strategic buyer in 2017.

Before that, he held a general management role in the industrial process segment of ITT, where, among other accomplishments, he pioneered the Lean Enterprise operating model in the engineered-to-order portfolio. Before joining ITT Mr. Sutter and his team drove strong top- and bottom-line growth in the global industrial pump segment of Flowserve. Earlier in career Mr. Sutter held a variety of operations and supply chain positions with SPX, Bell & Howell, and Kulicke & Soffa Industries.

Mr. Sutter received a M.B.A. and a B.S.I.E. from Lehigh University. He earned a black belt in continuous improvement while at Bell & Howell.