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Blue Wolf Capital Expands Operating Team with Seasoned Executives


Added talent demonstrates the firm's commitment to supporting
management teams

Today, Blue Wolf Capital Partners (Blue Wolf), a New York-based private
equity firm, announced that human capital expert Dr. Alice Mann has
joined the firm. This news completes Blue Wolf's latest expansion of its
operating partner team, which recently added Richard Kobor, former
President at Snap-on Tools and Don Armstrong, former senior executive of
Bechtel. In addition, Tom Tomlinson, CEO of Alliance Healthcare
Services, is transitioning to the operating partner team by month end.
These seasoned executives bring substantial capability to the firm's
operating team and showcase Blue Wolf's commitment to supporting their
investments and portfolio company executive teams.

"The role of an operating partner is quite demanding, and it requires a
unique leadership style of coaching, facilitating, and partnering with
portfolio company executives in order to realize true transformation and
value creation," said Rick Winegar, Blue Wolf's Lead Operating Partner.
"Each of our new operating team members brings their industry experience
and a demonstrated track record of effective collaboration to the
challenge. They are each great additions to our team."

"I am excited to welcome these recognized leaders and industry experts
to our growing operating team. Throughout their careers, they have
helped businesses achieve significant progress," said Adam
Blumenthal, Managing Partner of Blue Wolf. "Alice, Tom, Rich, and Don's
extensive experience will serve our portfolio company management teams
well as we partner to solve complex challenges and achieve meaningful

In recent months, Blue Wolf has announced the
merger of Extreme Plastics Plus and Mustang Energy Services, creating
Mustang Extreme Environmental Services – one of the country's largest
environmental containment service companies; closed
the sale
 of Suwannee Lumber Company and Caddo River Forest Products
to Conifex Timber, positioning both companies for long-term growth and
success; and announced the
creation of Elara Caring, one of the largest home health care companies
in the nation.

Dr. Alice Mann has over 20 years of experience helping
senior executives build high-performing leadership teams, develop
winning talent strategies, and lead organizations that achieve
outstanding performance results. As the human capital leader, Alice will
work directly with the leadership of Blue Wolf's portfolio companies to
develop talent strategies and capabilities to deliver on their value
creation plans. Prior to joining Blue Wolf, Alice was the founder and
CEO of Mann Advisors from 2005 to 2018. She has also served as a Senior
Consulting affiliate of Kates Kesler Organization Consulting and a
Leadership Coaching affiliate of Agile Synthesis. From 1999 to
2005, Alice was a vice president at JPMorgan Chase Bank. Her book,
Future First, was published by Routledge in May 2018 and is a practical
guide for future-thinking leaders, based on findings from interviews
with over 50 business leaders. Alice holds a B.A. in History from Reed
College and a Ph.D. and M.A. in Social and Organizational Psychology
from Columbia University. Additionally, she earned a two-year
Organizational Dynamics certification from the William Alanson White

Tom Tomlinson brings more than 30 years of executive leadership
experience to Blue Wolf's healthcare team and healthcare portfolio
companies. Most recently, Tom served as CEO of Alliance Healthcare
Services, a leading healthcare provider with operations in 45 states,
delivering clinical care and hospital-centric outsourcing solutions
within radiology, oncology, and interventional pain management. Prior to
joining Alliance, he served as the Chief Executive Officer for Midwest
Dental, and previously, he spent 10 years with the Center for Diagnostic
Imaging (CDI) in several senior roles. Tom also served as Executive Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer of Department 56 and as President
for Harmon Solutions Group. Tom holds a M.B.A. from Columbia University
and a B.A. from the University of St. Thomas.

Richard Kobor is a senior executive with 30 years of experience
in engineering-driven industrial companies. His background includes a
mix of general management, operations, and engineering positions at
domestic and international businesses, including Fortune 500 companies
and privately-held enterprises. Immediately prior to joining Blue Wolf,
Rich served in succession as President, Power and Specialty Tools and
President, Equipment Worldwide at Snap-on Inc. Rich holds an M.B.A. and
M.S. in Engineering with Distinction from Northwestern University, J.L.
Kellogg Graduate School of Management/Robert McCormick School of
Engineering, and a B.S. in Structural Engineering from the State
University of New York at Buffalo, College of Engineering.

Don Armstrong has over 40 years of experience in varies areas of
the engineering and construction industry. Previous to joining Blue
Wolf, Don spent 36 years at Bechtel, where he was part of the firm's
leadership team; he also served as the appointed Dean of EPC Functions
for Bechtel University. Don's experience includes time as a senior
executive at General Electric. Don holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Mathematics from Canisius College and completed his M.B.A. in Operations
Management at Penn State University.

About Blue Wolf Capital Partners

Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC is a private equity firm that specializes
in control investments in middle market companies. Leading by
experience, and with a commitment to excellence, Blue Wolf transforms
companies strategically, operationally and collaboratively. Blue Wolf
manages challenging situations and complex relationships between
business, customers, employees, unions, and regulators to build value
for stakeholders. For additional information, please visit

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