NEW YORK, January 14, 2013 – Arsenal Capital Partners, a leading New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market specialty industrial and healthcare companies, has appointed Andy Harris as the President and CEO of Dash Multi-Corp. Arsenal recently acquired Dash, a leading manufacturer of formulated polyurethane, vinyl plastisol, specialty coatings as well as recycled rubber products.
“We are delighted that Andy will be leading the Dash team and our “invest and grow” strategy with this business. Throughout Andy’s career, he has posted a consistently strong track record, built on integrity, powerful team building, international business development and strategic implementation; leading organizations to achieve their potential,” said Tim Zappala, chairman of the board of Dash and a Partner at Arsenal Capital Partners.
Mr. Harris joins Dash with 25 years leadership experience in specialty chemicals and process manufacturing related companies, including Syrgis Performance Products, Betz Laboratories (now GE Water and Process Technologies), Endress+Hauser, Exxon Company USA, CerOx Corporation, and Burkert Fluid Control Systems.
Mr. Harris holds a master of business administration in finance and marketing from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business and a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from The University of Arizona. Andy has also served on the boards of The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), The University of Arizona Alumni Association and AcuSport, Inc.
About Dash Multi-Corp.
Dash operates two primary businesses from seven strategically located manufacturing facilities throughout the United States: MarChem, the plastics and chemicals business, is a market leader in the development and manufacture of polyurethanes, vinyl plastisols, specialty coatings and adhesives used in a variety of processes ranging from medical device molding to field installation of niche flooring applications, and; the recycled rubber business which manufactures high quality and durable large mat pressed products, rolled rubber, and molded goods for commercial flooring and industrial applications. This business also manages one of the largest tire recyclers in the United States, which processes each year approximately 30 million pounds of tires into rubber particles.