Mr. Beatty focuses his efforts on financial and operational due diligence, crisis management situations and process improvement projects, and holds interim portfolio company management positions as requested by Solace. Mr. Beatty's 39-year career includes broad functional and sector experience. Prior to Solace, Mr. Beatty spent over 14 years working for various private equity firms, where he focused on overseeing and optimizing portfolio company operations and executing sell-side strategies. Mr. Beatty worked directly with Mr. Moody at DeCrane Aircraft and at multiple Platinum Equity portfolio companies.
Mr. Beatty specializes as a change agent driving organizational and operational improvement in capital-constrained environments for businesses with revenue ranging from $10 million to $1 billion. Mr. Beatty is experienced in applying tools such as JIT, demand-driven planning, lean and cellular manufacturing and ERP implementation. His technical experience includes redesign of core product lines, enterprise redesign to fit improved go-to-market strategies, optimization of supply chains and process improvement in the engineering and manufacturing areas. Mr. Beatty began his career in aerospace working in technical sales, quality assurance and product development. He served for five years as CEO at DeCrane Aircraft Seating, eight years as CEO at Envirovac Inc. and eight years as Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Product Development at Shaw Aero. Mr. Beatty earned a BS degree in Economics from Pennsylvania State University.