PORTSMOUTH, NH and CHATTANOOGA, TN – Micronics Filtration Holdings, Inc. announced that Christopher G. Cummins (Chris) has been appointed President and CEO of the Micronics Engineered Filtration Group which consists of leading wet and dry filtration companies and brands: Micronics, Southern Filter Media (“SFM”), C.P. Environmental (“CPE”), United Process Control (“UPC”), and AeroPulse®. Chris officially joined the team in early April.
Chris brings 27 years of manufacturing expertise with highly-engineered products to his leadership role at Micronics. Prior to Micronics, he has held senior leadership roles including President, COO, SVP – Global Operations, and General Manager for a range of diverse, privately held and public companies including Danaher Corporation, Colson Group, Symmetry Medical, and Abaco Systems.
His areas of expertise include Lean principles & Six Sigma deployment, driving global manufacturing strategies, supply chain optimization, and continuous performance improvement. Throughout his career, Chris has successfully worked with diverse teams in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. His experience includes Metals & Mining/Mineral Processing, Industrial, Medical Device, Energy infrastructure, and Aerospace industries.
“I am excited to be leading the team here at Micronics Engineered Filtration Group. I have spent most of my time the past few weeks meeting this team of talented professionals and I am extremely impressed and proud to be a part of this business. We will continue to be committed to adding value to our customers with best in class lead-times, on-time delivery, and providing high-quality products and services, all things that are critically important to our valued filtration customer base,” said Chris Cummins, Micronics President and CEO.
“I’m looking forward to furthering the company’s global position as an innovative, agile partner and solutions-provider for customers’ critical filtration challenges across the industries we serve from mining to chemical manufacturing, pigments, wastewater treatment, power, surface finishing, breweries and wineries, and biopharma companies,” Chris added.
“Chris’s proven track record in complex manufacturing/engineering companies makes him the ideal executive to lead Micronics at this time. We are looking forward to Chris’s contributions to the Micronics Engineered Filtration Group and bringing his continuous improvement expertise and decision-making to all aspects of the business for further value creation,” according to Richard Crowell, Managing Partner at Vance Street Capital.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, an Executive Management Certificate from Harvard Business School, and an MBA focused on Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management from Arizona State University.
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About the Micronics Engineered Filtration Group
The Micronics Engineered Filtration Group (Micronics Filtration Holdings, Inc.) consists of leading wet and dry engineered filtration companies including Micronics, Inc., Southern Filter Media, LLC., C.P. Environmental, LLC., United Process Control, Inc., along with the AeroPulse® brand of APC equipment.
Micronics, Inc. is a worldwide expert in liquid/solid separation. Incorporated in 1983 and founded by Barry Hibble, Micronics has been a portfolio company of Vance Street Capital, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, since 2013. In late 2014, Micronics expanded into dry filtration and air pollution control products and APC services with the acquisition of Southern Filter Media (SFM). C.P. Environmental (CPE), United Process Control (UPC), and AeroPulse joined the Micronics Engineered Filtration Group in 2015.
The Micronics companies collectively serve customers’ filtration needs in mining and mineral processing; energy, power generation; industrial; chemical manufacturing; pigments and dyes; food and beverage; steel and iron processing; aggregates, cement and asphalt; pharmaceutical and biotech; and water/wastewater treatment. The company’s tagline underscores its breadth and capabilities: Single Source for Filter Press and Air Pollution Control Needs.
About Vance Street Capital
Vance Street Capital LLC is a middle-market private equity firm focused on investing in highly engineered solutions businesses across the industrial technology, medical and aerospace & defense markets. For over two decades, Vance Street’s partners have worked with management teams and family owners to accelerate revenue growth, improve operations and acquire strategic assets for the companies in their investment portfolio. For more information, please visit: www.vancestreetcapital.com.
Francine S. Bernitz
Marketing Director, Micronics Engineered Filtration Group