Kevin R. Burns

Former Partner-in-Charge of Manufacturing & Industry Sector, Operations Group at TPG Capital LLC

Kevin R. Burns

Kevin R. Burns

Former Partner-in-Charge of Manufacturing & Industry Sector, Operations Group at TPG Capital LLC

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Career Highlights

Chobani LLC
Westinghouse Security Systems

RelSci Relationships

756

Number of Boards

17

Birthday

1965

Age

53

Relationships

Partner at TPG Capital LLC

Principal at TPG Capital LLC

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Copart, Inc.

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at FedEx Corporation

Advisor at TPG Growth LLC

Former Senior Advisor at Azalea Capital LLC

Director at Pride International Land Drilling and E&P Services Business

Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Isola Group SARL

Managing Director & Co-Portfolio Manager at Oaktree Capital Management Private Equity

Executive Director at National Hockey League Coaches Association

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Private Equity International
September 6, 2016
Former Goldman partner starts as TPG industrial head
The Wall Street Journal
March 25, 2015
Chobani in Talks for TPG Partner to Be Its President
DealBook - The New York Times
January 5, 2015
Investors Pay Twice for Partner's Work at TPG
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Kevin R. Burns
Former Partner-in-Charge of Manufacturing & Industry Sector, Operations Group at TPG Capital LLC
Education
BS in Mechanical & Metallurgical Engineering

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is a public research university in Connecticut. Known as a Public Ivy,[3] UConn was founded in 1881 and is a Land Grant and Sea Grant college & member of the Space Grant Consortium. The institution serves more than 30,000 students on its six campuses, including more than 8,000 graduate students in multiple programs.[4] UConn's main campus is in Storrs, Connecticut. The university's president is Susan Herbst.[5] UConn is one of the founding institutions of the Hartford, Connecticut/Springfield, Massachusetts regional economic and cultural partnership alliance known as New England's Knowledge Corridor. UConn is a member of Universitas 21, a global network of 24 research-intensive universities, who work together to foster global citizenship and institutional innovation through research-inspired teaching and learning, student mobility, connecting students and staff, and promote advocacy for internationalisation.[6] UConn is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

MBA

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.

Career History
Partner-in-Charge of Manufacturing & Industry Sector, Operations Group
Prior - 2015

Founded in 1992, TPG specializes in recognizing value – or the potential for value – where others do not. Our contrarian philosophy, global reach, and deep investment and operational expertise set TPG apart from other firms. Our complementary asset classes offer a unique investment platform. TPG has an extensive global network and long-standing, on-the-ground presence in critical markets. TPG has built a strong international presence with 17 offices in 10 countries. We were one of the first U.S.-based private investment firms to establish significant operations in Asia and Europe, in 1994 and 1995 respectively.

Chief Materials Officer & Executive Vice President
Prior

Solectron Corp. was a provider of electronics manufacturing and supply-chain management services. It offerings included new-product design and introduction services, materials management, high-tech product manufacturing, and product warranty and end-of-life support. The firm was acquired by Flextronics International Ltd. The company was founded in 1977 and was headquartered in Milpitas, CA.

President, Chief Operating Officer & Director
Prior

Chobani LLC manufactures, produces and sells yogurt products. It offers its products in fruit flavors including banana, apricot, blackberry, back cherry, watermelon, kiwi, apple cinnamon, blueberry, and many more. It also offers non fat and whole milk yogurt. The company was founded by Hamdi Ulukaya in 2004 and is headquartered in Norwich, NY.

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Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

Nexeo Solutions Holdings LLC Operates as a holding company with interests in the distribution of chemicals, composite raw materials, and plastics. It also provides environmental services, including hazardous and nonhazardous waste collection, recovery, recycling, and disposal. The company was founded on November 4, 2010 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, TX.

Chairman
Current

Isola Group Ltd. designs, develops, markets and manufactures copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepregs. The firm’s Flagship Products include 370HR (high-tg, lead-free) and FR408HR (high speed, high-tg, lead-free). The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Chandler, AZ.

Director
Current

ATD Corp. engages in the provision of wholesale insulation material. Its activities include wholesale and distribution of automotive solutions ranging from tires, custom wheels and accessories. The firm offers its products among passengers vehicles, pick-up trucks, sport utility vehicles, tractor-trailers, buses, commercial applications, farm machinery as well as specialty and recreational vehicles. The company was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Huntersville, NC.

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Political Donations
$50K
2012
$500
2011

Senior Provost & Chief Executive Officer, Touro University Western Division at Touro College

$1,000
2009

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.

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TPG Capital LLC purchases American Tire Distributors Holdings, Inc. from Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, Berkshire Partners LLC, Investcorp Bank, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

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TPG Capital LLC purchases Armstrong World Industries, Inc.