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Vardis Again Supports Nautic Partners & Hayes

Vardis Proud To Support Nautic Partners & HB Performance Systems Inc. (HAYES) in Appointing Doug Adrian as Vice President of Global Operations

Doug Adrian joined Hayes in May 2015.  


Prior to joining Hayes, Doug was Senior Director of Operations for Generac Power Systems. Doug started his career at Mercury Marine where he held various roles in Operations, Supply Chain, and Quality and got certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. From Mercury, Doug joined Ennovation Controls and led operations for two of their facilities. Doug holds a BS in Industrial Engineering and an MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Hayes designs and manufactures high performance systems for a number of power sport and specialty vehicles including motorcycle, ATV, UTV, snowmobile, construction, agriculture and military. Hayes also designs, manufactures and markets bicycle components under the globally recognized brands; Manitou, SUNringlé, Hayes Disc Brakes, Wheelsmith and Answer Product.

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, they have completed more than 110 transactions, invested capital on behalf of their limited partners, and partnered with a wide array of talented management teams. Nautic targets equity investments of $25 to $75 million. They 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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