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Wynnchurch Capital appoints Caterpillar Mining executive to executive advisory board

Private equity firm Wynnchurch Capital has appointed Chris Curfman to its Executive Advisory Board. 

Curfman was most recently President of Caterpillar Global Mining and Senior Vice President of CAT Inc.(NYSE:CAT), the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment.

Curfman's career with Caterpillar Global Mining and CAT Inc. spans over 21 years and includes leadership roles in the Asia-Pacific division and Australia. As President of Global Mining, he led the single largest business unit within the company for over ten years. Curfman had a 15-year career at Deere & Company, ultimately serving as President/General Manager of Equipment Remarketing Services.

Curfman currently serves as an Executive Advisor to Black & Veatch Corporation and on the board of Osisko Gold Royalties, Ltd.

"As a firm we tend to invest in cyclical sectors. Chris's deep experience and expertise in global mining will help us to better understand the industry's hidden investment opportunities," says John Hatherly, Wynnchurch's Managing Partner. "

As we searched to expand our Executive Advisory Board, Chris became a logical fit. We spent a considerable amount of time together over this last year and know he will be a strong addition to our team," says Dan Needham, Wynnchurch Operating Partner.

Established in 2013, the Wynnchurch Executive Advisory Board contributes to the firm's value construction model by actively connecting influential business leaders with portfolio company leadership to share expertise in targeted industries, geographic markets and business disciplines.

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