National Envelope Appoints Jim Pinto as President and COO
Monday, January 14, 2013
Frisco, Texas – National Envelope, an affiliate of The Gores Group, today announced the appointment of Jim Pinto to President and Chief Operating Officer.
“Jim Pinto is the right person to lead National Envelope to a new era of success. He is a pragmatic, solid leader and National Envelope is fortunate to have him at the helm,” said Tim Meyer, Chairman of the Board of National Envelope and Managing Director for The Gores Group. “His operational experience in commodity type environments and extensive knowledge of the industry, combined with his track record of success helping businesses reach their potential make him an incredible asset.”
Pinto joined National Envelope in 2012 as Chief Operations Officer. He has previously held executive roles in industrial manufacturing companies, responsible for billion dollar supply chain organizations, and most recently served in the position of Global Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain Management with Atkore International, a divestiture of Tyco International.
“Today’s envelope and direct marketing communications industry requires a forward-looking vision, and we are entering a new phase in National Envelope’s ongoing transformation,” said Pinto. “Commercial and operational excellence are critical components for both transformation and success, and we’re looking forward to positioning National for growth. I’m proud to be a part of this exceptional organization, and as we begin a new year, I look forward to continuing to work with our team members to execute a revitalized strategy.“
Prior to joining Atkore, Jim was President and Chief Executive Officer at Clyde Union LLC, which supplies engineered industrial pump systems to the oil & gas, nuclear power, and water industries globally. In addition, Jim spent over 20 years in progressive roles within Textron Inc., a multi-industry business serving the aerospace, automotive, financial, and industrial markets. His positions included Vice President & General Manager as well as Vice-President of Integrated Supply Chain. Jim earned an MBA from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. He and his wife reside in St. Charles, Illinois with their two children.
About National Envelope
National Envelope, a portfolio company of The Gores Group, is the largest privately-held manufacturer of envelopes in North America. The company is an environmental leader in the paper and envelope converting industries with certifications from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Rainforest Alliance, Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), and Green Seal. The organization is also an EPA Green Power Partner. For more information about National Envelope, please visit www.nationalenvelope.com.
About The Gores Group LLC
The Gores Group, LLC is a global investment firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base. The firm combines the operational expertise and detailed due diligence capabilities of a strategic buyer with the seasoned M&A team of a traditional financial buyer. The Gores Group, which was founded in 1987 by Alec E. Gores, has become a leading investor having demonstrated over time a reliable track record of creating substantial value in its portfolio companies alongside management. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the Gores Group maintains offices in Boulder, CO, and London. For more information, please visit www.gores.com.