Warburg Pincus has added Michael Pulick as an Industry Advisor to the firm’s Consumer, Industrial and Services (CIS) Group. Mr. Pulick will be involved in Warburg Pincus’ CIS portfolio companies and will also identify and evaluate new investment opportunities in the distribution, industrial and services sectors.
“Mike has significant experience leading and growing industrial and distribution businesses in the US and globally, with experience in customer innovation, product management and multi-channel sales. The diversity and depth of his expertise in these areas will benefit our portfolio companies and their management teams, and will also be invaluable to our pursuit of future investment opportunities,” said Uzair Dossani, Managing Director, Consumer, Industrial and Services, Warburg Pincus.
Mr. Pulick was most recently the President of the US and then international business for W.W. Grainger, a supplier and distributor of maintenance, repair and operating products. In his fourteen years at Grainger, Mr. Pulick held increasing levels of responsibility in customer service, product management, merchandising and supplier management. Before his time at Grainger, he spent more than a decade at General Electric, including managing roles in its industrial systems business. Mr. Pulick earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech and his MBA from the University of Chicago.
“I share Warburg Pincus’ values and passion for building and growing durable businesses of scale, and couldn’t be more pleased to support the firm and its portfolio companies,” said Mr. Pulick. “I look forward to bringing my experience within large multi-channel business to bear as I begin this new role as an Industry Advisor.”
Warburg Pincus’ investments in industrial, distribution, and services companies have included Aramark, Polypore International, Scotsman Industries and TransDigm Group, and most recently, TriMark, Total Safety and Wencor Group.
Warburg Pincus has more than $37 billion in assets under management and has raised 14 private equity funds which have invested more than $50 billion in approximately 720 companies in 35 countries. The firm was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in New York with offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, Mauritius, San Francisco, Sao Paulo and Shanghai (www.warburgpincus.com).
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