Doug started with Resilience Capital Partners in 2008. His area of focus includes pre- and post-acquisition due diligence and portfolio value creation plan implementation. He is also responsible for business improvement coordination in conjunction with company leadership teams. He routinely performs operational due diligence and deployment of operationally focused internal and third party resources.
Prior to joining Resilience, he was VP of Manufacturing at Excello Engineered Systems, which was a tier one supplier to the automotive industry. Before Excello, Doug was a stamping division plant manager for Shiloh Automotive.
Doug has experience in corporate carve-outs, strategic add-ons, restructurings and turnaround situations. He is well versed and experienced in S&OP, CRM, ERP, supply chain development, Six Sigma and Lean implementations. Additionally, Doug has served as the program manager for new business development programs requiring extensive risk and ROI analysis for the portfolio companies.
He serves on the board of directors for Aero Communications and is a member of the operations team responsible for ASCSignal, Aero Communications and CRBrands—all Resilience portfolio companies. He served as interim CEO of Aero Communications during its management transition in 2013.
Doug received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University and his MBA from The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University with a concentration in Finance.
Prior to joining the company in May of 2015, Rich Nihei had more than 20 years of financial executive management experience in a variety of industries including metal, chemical and plastic manufacturing along with the distribution of residential construction and tire products. Almost half of this experience has been with private equity owned businesses. Additionally, he spent 15 years with the BFGoodrich Company in the aerospace and chemical business. Prior to BFGoodrich, Rich spent 5 years with KPMG and is a CPA.
He has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Cleveland State University with an Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University.
A 30-year veteran of the company, Mike Giambattista served as general manager of Roll Formed Products Division prior to assuming his current position in 2011. He was a key player in obtaining and growing the Wabash National business, where Hynes received supplier awards in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and again in 2015. Today he is responsible for the company's Corporate sales and marketing initiatives, helping to build and maintain strong relationships with key accounts and prospects.
Giambattista attended Brown University and earned a B.A. in organizational behavior and management.
Les joined Hynes in April 2016. Mr. Shearer is responsible for all Manufacturing Operations, Lean, Quality, Safety and Supply Chain/Purchasing. Mr. Shearer has an extensive manufacturing and operations career background in the world of metals manufacturing and specifically roll forming manufacturing. He is also quite accomplished in Safety, Continuous Improvement and Customer Satisfaction.
Shearer has a Bachelor of Science in engineering from Arizona State University and his Master of Business Administration from Western International University.