DelCam has recruited an experienced Advisory Board consisting of manufacturing industry experts.  Our Advisory Board's charter is to advise, assist, support and advocate for the management of DelCam.  Our Advisory Board members currently own and operate successful manufacturing companies and have led buyouts of several platform and tuck-in businesses.  In addition, our board members have successfully led exits of manufacturing investments.   

DelCam's Advisory Board has combined experienced of over 100 years and has a tremendous amount of expertise in operations, sales, human resources, finance, technology, and manufacturing excellence and best practices.  

Robert Wolfe

Bob founded NorthStar Enterprises to provide professional consulting services to companies scaling their business and finding solutions to critical challenges.  Robert previously served as Head of Private Equity Solutions at Maples Fund Services, Bob was responsible for shaping the firm’s global private equity offerings and creating value added partnerships with managers and their investors. Combining market analysis with innovative solutions to transform and build scalable businesses Bob has maximized growth and profitability across organizations with the last 10+ years specifically in the private equity industry. Prior to joining Maples, Bob partnered with industry leaders including GE Capital, Fannie Mae, The IRS, Citibank, Bank of America, SunTrust, Bank of Montreal and First Data Corporation.  Prior to joining Maples, Bob was COO of Citi Private Equity Services; and before that he was also the COO of BISYS Private Equity Services.  Bob began his career in management consulting at Booz, Allen & Hamilton.  He earned a double major in Mathematics and Economics at Hartwick College and completed his MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

 

 

Pete Henley

Since 2007 Mr. Henley has been the owner of LHS, Inc., a Chicago-based manufacturer’s representative in the fastener industry primarily in the automotive sector with customers including Ford, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler Group.  Pete also acts as a consultant with expertise instituting efficient operating processes and helping companies optimize their sales efforts. He began working at Nylok in 1993 where he held various management positions.  Nylok was acquired by the Marmon Group, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, in 2001.  Mr. Henley consults on behalf of the Marmon Group and proudly mentors executives in the company’s management fast track program.  Mr. Henley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Northeastern Illinois University. 

 

 

David Slutz 

David is a Managing Director of Potentia Holdings, LLC, a private investment firm.  A skilled decision maker and negotiator with a successful history in operational improvement and lean manufacturing, organizational restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, design and manufacturing engineering, sales leadership, global team development and strategic business planning. His expertise in business development in multiple, demanding market segments is well proven.

 

David founded Potentia with more than 23 years’ experience in the elastomer manufacturing industry, including 16 years in leadership roles at Precix/Acushnet Rubber Company, first as Vice President of Business Development and then as the company’s President and CEO from2008 to 2015.  At Precix, an integrated manufacturer of precision seals and o-rings for automotive, aerospace and energy markets, he was responsible for domestic and international multi-site operations with more than $60 million in annual sales, where he exercised full P&L, financial and banking oversight.

 

Prior to working for Precix, David held several positions of increasing responsibility in Sales and Marketing, Operations and Information Technology at Garlock Sealing Technologies in Palmyra, New York and Federal-Mogul Corporation, located in Southfield, Michigan. David holds a dual bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Computer Information Systems from Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan and an MBA from Syracuse University.

 

 

Michael Trotta

Mike is the President of Massachusetts-based Crystal Engineering. He acquired Crystal in 2011 and by 2019 he had increased revenues by 500% in just eight years.  Processes he instituted have resulted in substantially improved operating margins. Crystal began as a family owned, small tooling company in 1956, and has consistently grown and innovated.  The company operates in a 26,500 square foot plant filled with the very best machines, tools and technology that manufactures millions of parts each week for the automotive, medical, and aerospace industries.

 

Mike is a skilled team builder who excels at identifying under-utilized talent within organizations and identifying critical requirements for future growth. He works in a collaborative way, ensuring that partnerships and acquisitions are beneficial for all parties. Mike brings M&A, sales and marketing, executive management, growth and business development experience to the commercial markets that Crystal serves.

 

Mike started his career 20 years ago as a financial advisor in a family firm before embarking on his entrepreneurial path building several businesses from the ground up in the technology, financial, and manufacturing industries.  Mike earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Central Florida.