Previously, Mr. Beard was Chairman and CEO of Wolverine Advanced Materials, a leading manufacturer of specialty rubber coated materials. He also served as President and CEO of Constar International, a global packaging business serving the food and beverage industries. Mr. Beard’s previous experience also includes being a Partner at The Anderson Group, a private equity firm focused on middle market buyouts; President and CEO of TriMas Corporation, a multi-national industrial conglomerate of specialty products; and Chairman, President and CEO of Health Media, Inc., a provider of health risk assessment products.
Mr. Beard also serves as a Senior Advisor to Blue Point Capital Partners and serves on several company boards including; Advanced Energy Industries, FM Sylvan, LINC Systems, The Merit Distribution Group and Italian Rose Foods.
Mr. Beard has a B.S. and M.B.A. in Finance from Miami University and a M.A. in International Economics from the University of Detroit.
Mr. Beard is an avid fisherman and enjoys golf, all things social and spending time with his wife and two children.