Seasoned portfolio management professional strengthens Center Rock’s operations.

Bloomfield Hills, MI and Rolling Meadows, IL — December 18, 2017 — Center Rock Capital Partners, LP (“Center Rock”) is pleased to announce that John Newman has joined the Firm as Principal, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer in its Bloomfield Hills, Michigan office. John will be responsible for Center Rock’s portfolio management, compliance and financial reporting functions.

Prior to joining Center Rock, John was a Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal. Before Alvarez & Marsal, John worked with Center Rock Partners, Ian Kirson and Terry Theodore, from 2011 to 2016. “We have known John for several years and are excited to have him join our team,” said Ian Kirson, Center Rock Partner. “With extensive financial and operational experience, John is the right person to lead Center Rock’s portfolio management and fund administration.”

Center Rock Partner Terry Theodore added, “John has worked closely with executives at middle market companies for over 20 years. He brings tremendous process and performance improvement experience to our team and is a great fit as we seek complex transactions in the lower middle market. John is a creative, thoughtful team player and we are thrilled to have him join us.”

John’s professional career also includes positions at Chase and Conway MacKenzie. John earned a B.A. in Finance from Michigan State University.

About Center Rock Capital Partners

Center Rock is a Midwest-based private equity firm focused on building leading industrial companies in the lower middle market. Center Rock seeks industrial manufacturing, industrial services and industrial distribution companies headquartered in North America, often with multi-national operations and locations that serve both domestic and global markets. With substantial expertise working constructively with management teams to drive both operational and strategic improvement, Center Rock’s investment professionals have the flexibility and tools to invest in a broad array of transactions and build value in lower middle market industrial companies.