CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January9, 2020) – Wastequip, the leading North American manufacturer of waste handling equipment, has appointedMarty Bryant as chairman of its board of directors.
Bryant has served as Wastequip’s CEO since 2012 and has been a member of its board of directors since that time. His career spans all facets of industrial and automotive manufacturing, from design and development to executive management and successful distressed business turnarounds.
“Under Marty’s leadership as CEO, Wastequip has continued to grow its market share and introduce industry leading products,” said Tenno Tsai, managing director at H.I.G. Capital. “I am excited about Marty’s expanded role as chairman of the board of directors and look forward to continued growth. H.I.G. would also like to thank Andreas Gruson for his service as he moves on to pursue other business ventures.”
Prior to joining Wastequip, Bryant held positions as Senior Advisor at Centerbridge Partners, President of Light Vehicle Products at Dana Corporation, Vice President of Operations at Webasto Roof Systems and Engineering Manager at Toyota. During his tenure at Dana Corporation, Bryant managed a $5 billion operation and successfully merged four previously separate divisions spanning 15,000 employees at 82 locations in 23 countries. He has also overseen multiple acquisitions and divestitures throughout his career.
He is a veteran of Desert Storm and holds a Bachelor’s of University Studies from Morehead State University.
Wastequip is the leading North American manufacturer of waste handling equipment, with an international network of manufacturing facilities and the most extensive dealer network in the industry. Wastequip's broad range of waste and recycling equipment, trucks and systems are used to collect, process and transport recyclables, solid waste, liquid waste and organics. The company's brands include Wastequip, Toter, Galbreath, Pioneer, Mountain Tarp, Cusco, Go To Parts, Amrep and Accurate. For more information, visit www.wastequip.com.
About H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with $35 billion of equity capital under management.* Based in Miami, and with offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Atlanta in the U.S., as well as international affiliate offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Bogotá, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, H.I.G. specializes in providing both debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized companies, utilizing a flexible and operationally focused/value-added approach:
- H.I.G.’s equity funds invest in management buyouts, recapitalizations and corporate carve-outs of both profitable as well as underperforming manufacturing and service businesses.
- H.I.G.’s debt funds invest in senior, unitranche and junior debt financing to companies across the size spectrum, both on a primary (direct origination) basis, as well as in the secondary markets. H.I.G. is also a leading CLO manager, through its WhiteHorse family of vehicles, and manages a publicly traded BDC, WhiteHorse Finance.
- H.I.G.’s real estate funds invest in value-added properties, which can benefit from improved asset management practices.
Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. has invested in and managed more than 300 companies worldwide. The firm's current portfolio includes more than 100 companies with combined sales in excess of $30 billion. For more information, please refer to the H.I.G. website at www.higcapital.com.