New York private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners has named Shawn Abrams as an operating partner in the firm's specialty industrials group.
Abrams brings 30 years of experience in the global chemicals and materials industries, most recently serving as president of Grace Catalysts Technologies.
"We have developed a powerful team of operating partners and a network of executive advisors who represent top talent within their respective fields and they bring immediate value to our investments as we grow those businesses in their targeted industries," says John Televantos, a partner who co-heads Arsenal's specialty industrials group. "Shawn is an extremely talented leader who has extensive experience in running and growing specialty industrials companies and he greatly complements our existing team of executives."
Abrams served for the past six years with WR Grace & Co, most recently as president of Grace Catalysts Technologies, whose products are used in refining, petrochemical and other chemical manufacturing applications.
Prior to joining Grace, Abrams had over 17 years of experience in global industrial markets at Evonik Industries (formerly Degussa), where he held a variety of increasing senior leadership positions in sales and general management in the US, Germany, and Singapore.