Interim CEO To Lead Difficult Transition for Aerospace Distribution

PE Firms
Value Creation

Service Area: Human Capital

Client Type: PE Firm

Service Provider Type: Interim CEO

Industry: Distribution – Aerospace

The Need
Immediate Interim CEO for Transitional Phase in Aerospace Distribution

A PE firm was in urgent need of an interim CEO for its portfolio company in the industrial distribution space, specializing in aerospace. The incoming CEO needed to replace the outgoing general manager immediately upon deal signing, ensuring business continuity.

The Challenge
Hiring an Industry Expert with High Emotional Intelligence

The key challenge was to identify a leader with experience in industrial or chemical distribution who could manage a delicate transitional phase. The interim CEO required a blend of hands-on operational skills and high emotional intelligence to maintain business operations and guide the team through significant changes.

How BluWave Helped
Sourcing an Experienced Interim CEO with Proven Track Record

BluWave connected the PE firm with three seasoned interim CEOs who all had extensive experience in PE-backed industrial distribution businesses. The selected leader was adept in stepping into lean, family-run businesses, capable of navigating delicate situations while keeping operations running smoothly.

The Result
Successful Transition, Business Continuity Ensured

The interim CEO maintained supplier relations and customer expectations for 24-hour shipments. Their experience and soft touch were instrumental in winning the trust of the existing team and ensuring a seamless transition, keeping the business on track during this critical period.

He is great. I would work with him again in a heartbeat and gladly recommend him as a top-notch professional. Very responsive. Found the right person for us. Great experience.

-Managing Partner at PE Firm


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