John Janitz - Industrials

John Janitz

Mr Janitz is Chairman and Co-Founder of Evergreen Capital Partners.  Mr. Janitz supports The Gores Group by sourcing investment opportunities and advising on strategy, technology, manufacturing and operations matters in the industrial sector. Evergreen has previously been engaged by TowerBrook Capital Partners where Mr. Janitz was a member of the Management Advisory Board and by DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, the Private equity arm of Credit Suisse where he held the position of Chairman – Global Industrial Partners. Prior to forming Evergreen, Mr. Janitz served as Co-Managing Principal for Questor Partners Funds, a $1 billion private equity turnaround fund.

Before his private equity roles, Mr. Janitz was President, Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board of Textron Inc. a NYSE-listed multi-industry company with over $12 billion in worldwide sales. Before Textron, Mr. Janitz was an Executive Vice President with TRW Inc. a multi-national company providing advanced technology products and services. In addition, he served as President of Wickes Manufacturing Company, and held a number of key executive positions with Wickes’ predecessor company, Gulf+Western Industries, Inc. Mr. Janitz began his career with Ford Motor Company. Mr. Janitz holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Villanova University, an M.B.A. from Eastern Michigan University and is a graduate of the Harvard University Advanced Management Program. Current and prior board directorships include Kodak (NYSE:KODK), STR Holdings LLC (NYSE:STRI), Sparton Corp. (NYSE:SPA), Aerostar Logistics, Davalor Mold, Continental Structural Plastics, Taco Inc., Store It Cold, TurbineAero and US Farathane.