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Vardis Supports Curtis Industries & Nautic Partners

Vardis supports Nautic Partners in recruitment of George Psyhojos to Curtis Industries


Curtis Industries LLC appoints George A. Psyhojos as President and CEO. Psyhojos has more than 30 years’ experience driving manufacturing and operational improvements across a broad range of industries where his leadership has resulted in improved operations, revenue growth and increased profitability.

“We are eager to have a professional with George’s experience join, Curtis Industries" says Ron Coburn, Chairman of Curtis. “He brings the entrepreneurial spirit and operational excellence that fits perfectly with our long-term growth plans.” 

Most recently, Psyhojos has been working with a variety of private equity firms analyzing acquisition opportunities and working to improve portfolio company performance.

He is the former President and CEO of Berkshire Manufactured Products Inc. and Vice President and Managing Director of Arthur D. Little, Inc.’s Operations Management Practice. He sits on the Board of Directors of Fabrico, Inc. and Hubbardton Forge, LLC. 
“Curtis has a strong reputation in the industry for the high quality of its products,” says Psyhojos, “and has an extremely talented group of employees at all levels. I am excited about leading Curtis at a time when a variety of new, innovative products are being introduced to an expanding customer base.” 
Psyhojos holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a guest lecturer on a variety of topics for various MBA Programs. 

Founded in 1986, Nautic Partners is a middle-market private equity firm with over $2.5 billion of equity capital under management. Over three decades, we have completed more than 110 transactions, invested capital on behalf of our limited partners, and partnered with a wide array of talented management teams.

Nautic targets equity investments of $25 to $75 million. We seek majority ownership in niche businesses with strong market share and growth potential, identified value enhancement opportunities, and strong management teams. Areas of focus include business services, manufacturing, and healthcare.


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