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Vardis is proud to support Platinum Equity and MACtac in the appointment of Ken Pratt as Vice President of Global Procurement, Chad Oney as Vice President of Operations, Ryan Jones as Director of Tax, and Brian Kady as Sales Director for the Performance Adhesives Group.


Prior to joining MACtac, Ken Pratt was Vice President of Procurement for Associated Materials, a Hellman & Friedman company.

Ken joined MACtac in January 2015. After serving for five years as an officer in the Marine Corps, Ken joined Otis Elevator as a Sales and Service Manager. Ken went on to hold executive roles in operations, supply chain, and strategic sourcing at GE, Textron, and A. Raymond Tinnerman. Ken holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Penn State University as well as an MBA from Webster University.


Previously, Chad Oney held various executive operations roles within Carlisle Companies.

Chad  joined MACtac in January 2015. Most recently, Chad was Director of North American Operations for Carlisle Brake & Friction after spending a few years as the General Manager of their Asia Pacific business. Chad holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Wright State University as well as an MBA from Ashland University.


Ryan Jones joined MACtac in January 2015 as the Director of Tax.

Ryan was previously Director of Tax at A. Schulman after starting his career as a tax manager at Ernst & Young. Ryan holds a BS in Accounting from Indiana University and an MS in Taxation from DePaul University.


Brian Kady joined MACtac in June 2015 as Sales Director for MACtac’s Performance Adhesives Group.

Brian was previously a Sales Manager in Americhem’s automotive group. Prior to Americhem, Brian held various sales and business development roles at Avery Dennison, 3M, and Fedex. Brian holds a BS in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and an MBA from Walsh College.


MACtac is a manufacturer and distributor of pressure sensitive labels with manufacturing locations in North America and Europe and sales offices and distribution centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company’s products are used in a wide range of industries including label printing, graphic design, packaging, digital imaging, retail display, fleet graphics, assembly engineering, automotive assembly, and medical device assembly.


Founded by Tom Gores in 1995, Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with more than $7 billion in assets under management and a portfolio of operating companies that generated approximately $15 billion in revenue in 2013. Platinum Equity specializes in mergers, acquisitions and operations, a trademarked strategy the firm calls M&A&O(R), acquiring and operating companies in a broad range of business markets, including manufacturing, information technology, telecommunications, transportation and logistics, media, equipment rental, metals, and other industries. Over the past 19 years, Platinum Equity has completed more than 150 acquisitions.

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