Private Equity Operating Partner and CEO
Dominant manufacturer of coin operated pool tables and related commercial-quality games, underperforming expectations since acquisition by private equity.
In Vision: Established commitment to consolidate manufacturers of commercial table games.
In Strategy: Sold non-related electronic games to German distributor, merged with second largest commercial pool table brand and committed to enter consumer channels.
In Execution: Consolidated high cost manufacturing facility in Michigan into acquired Texas plant, value engineered combined product lines for improved quality and lower costs and added consumer products. Maintained both brands to cover two price points and expanded investment in hosting global tournaments for pool and foosball.
Valley Dynamo has become the world’s largest manufacturer of pool tables, foosball and air hockey tables. Private Equity Investor sold control position in consolidated business to private party and maintained participating interest.
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