CHICAGO – January 30, 2024 – Pritzker Private Capital (“PPC”), a leader in family direct investing, today announced that Dwight Gibson, an accomplished industrial executive and experienced board director, has joined PPC as Operating Partner. Mr. Gibson brings over 20 years of experience leading corporations in the industrial sector. As Operating Partner, Mr. Gibson will work closely with PPC’s manufactured products companies to support strategic growth and commercial advancements.
“On behalf of all of us at PPC, we are excited to welcome Dwight into the Operating Partner role,” said David Gau, President and Head of Operations. “I am confident that Dwight’s deep industrial expertise, leadership experience, and impressive track record of driving long-term growth will help further our mission of building family and entrepreneur-owned businesses.”
Mr. Gibson joins PPC from BlueLinx Corporation, a publicly traded building materials distribution company, where he most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer. At BlueLinx, Mr. Gibson led the development and execution of various strategic and operational plans, helping to maximize the company’s value creation and double its market capitalization. Prior to joining BlueLinx, Mr. Gibson held the role of Chief Commercial Officer at SPX Flow, where he led all commercial, product management, and engineering functions, and previously served as President – Food and Beverage & Industrial Segments. Prior to SPX Flow, Mr. Gibson spent 12 years at Trane Technologies, formerly known as Ingersoll Rand, where he held a variety of senior management roles.
“I am honored to join PPC as Operating Partner,” said Mr. Gibson. “I have long admired PPC for its values-driven investment strategy and resilient business model. I am excited to enter the family business space and look forward to working with the entire PPC team, as well as its family of companies, to help them realize their strategic objectives.”
“It is a pleasure to welcome Dwight to our PPC family,” said Tony Pritzker, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of PPC. “Dwight’s operating experience and growth-centered mindset will serve him well as he pulls on the oar alongside our company leadership.”
Mr. Gibson currently serves on the Board of Directors at Interface, a publicly traded commercial flooring manufacturer, and on the Board of Visitors at Howard University School of Business. Mr. Gibson received his bachelor’s degree from Howard University, his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and his MSc from the London School of Economics.
About Pritzker Private Capital
Pritzker Private Capital partners with middle-market companies based in North America with leading positions in the manufactured products and services sectors. The firm’s differentiated, long-duration capital base allows for efficient decision-making, broad flexibility with transaction structure and investment horizon, and alignment with all stakeholders. Pritzker Private Capital builds businesses for the long term and is an ideal partner for entrepreneur- and family-owned companies. Pritzker Private Capital is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). For more information, visit PPCPartners.com.