TAMPA, Fla., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequa Corporation, a diversified industrial company owned by The Carlyle Group, today announced the appointment of Thomas K. Churbuck to its Board of Directors.
Churbuck is a Managing Partner of AeroEquity LLC, a firm that invests in the aerospace, energy and defense sectors.
"Tom's development and leadership of industrial companies and his many years of successful investments in the sectors in which Sequa operates will provide invaluable guidance for the corporation," said Peter J. Clare, Chairman, Sequa Corporation Board of Directors. "Sequa's largest operating unit, Chromalloy, continues to expand worldwide. The Board is instrumental in directing that growth."
Prior to joining AeroEquity Churbuck founded Power Systems Manufacturing, LLC, in 1998 and was Chief Executive Officer from inception to its ultimate sale to Alstom in 2007 by Calpine Corporation, as the largest non-Original Equipment Manufacturer of advanced turbine components for several GE and Siemens Industrial Gas Turbine models.
Earlier he founded Tropic Aviation, a jet engine parts trading business. Prior to that, from 1992 to 1996 Churbuck was President of HydroServ Group, an underwater construction services supplier to the international hydroelectric power market.
Churbuck served as a member of the U.S. Army Special Operations (Green Berets) from 1981 to 1992. He is a graduate of the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and the Department of Defense Systems Management College.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Masaood John Brown and Compact Container Systems.
Sequa Corporation operates as a holding company with four business units: Chromalloy, ARC Automotive Inc., CASCO Products and Precoat Metals.
Chromalloy, the largest Sequa unit, is a worldwide supplier of turbine engine advanced repairs, coatings and Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) replacement parts used in commercial airline and military fleets, and by industrial power and utility operators.
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with significant expertise in the aerospace, defense and information technology government services sectors.
Sequa Corporation is a diversified industrial company with operations in the aerospace, metal coatings and automotive industries. Sequa is a Carlyle Group portfolio company. For additional information, visit www.sequa.com.
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