May 2013Berkshire Partners Announces New Advisory Director

Boston, Massachusetts, May 6, 2013 — Berkshire Partners LLC, the Boston-based investment firm, announced today that Gideon Argov will join the firm as an Advisory Director.  Mr. Argov will work with Berkshire to source new investment ideas and serve as an operating advisor to portfolio companies. 

Josh Lutzker, Managing Director of Berkshire, said, "We have had the pleasure of knowing Gideon for many years and have been impressed by his track record of success both internationally and with various industrial companies.  Gideon brings a level of expertise to every organization with which he is involved and his skills are evident in the success of the companies he has led.  We are proud to have Gideon join the Berkshire team." 

"Berkshire Partners is a unique combination of investments in outstanding companies and a culture based on teamwork and partnership," said Mr. Argov.  "I am honored and excited to be joining such a high caliber team." 

Mr. Argov serves as director of J.M. Huber Corporation, Beechcraft LLC, Servotronix and Energy Points.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Council of the Belfer Center at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.  He is involved in numerous non-profit organizations including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and the Inter-Disciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel where he founded the Shlomo Argov Fellows Program for public sector leadership. 

Mr. Argov previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Entegris, a global provider of materials and components to the semiconductor and electronics industries and was a Managing Director of Parthenon Capital.  For nearly a decade, he was Chairman and Chief Executive of Kollmorgen, a factory automation and electro-optical systems provider.  Mr. Argov also served as a combat officer and Company Commander in the armored corps of the Israel Defense Forces. 

Mr. Argov graduated with an A.B. (Magna cum Laude) from Harvard University and earned an M.B.A. from Stanford University. 


Source: Berkshire Partners LLC via Business Wire
Title: Berkshire Partners Announces New Advisory Director
Date Published: May 6, 2013
Date Accessed: August 7, 2013