Daily News: April 29, 2013

KPS Promotes Curley to Partner – Operations Group

KPS Capital Partners announced the promotion of Bruce Curley to partner – Operations Group. Curley leads the KPS Operations Group, a growing team of ten professionals with manufacturing and operations experience. The KPS Operations Group works with the KPS portfolio companies to create a culture of continuous improvement and to make their businesses better.

Curley has been affiliated with KPS since 2000, first as chief executive officer of a former KPS portfolio company, and then beginning in 2005 as managing director and head of the KPS Operations Group. Prior to KPS, Curley held management positions with International Paper, Boise Cascade and Mead.

Michael Psaros and David Shapiro, co-founders and managing partners of KPS, said, “We are proud to announce the promotion of Bruce Curley to Partner – Operations Group. Bruce is an important member of the KPS team and has contributed enormously to the success of our firm for over a decade by working with our portfolio company management teams to drive operational excellence. We have built a world class team of operations focused professionals under Bruce’s leadership and we expect to continue to grow our operations team in the coming years.”

KPS Capital Partners, LP is the manager of the KPS Special Situations Funds, a family of private equity funds focused on constructive investing in restructurings, turnarounds and other special situations.