Meadville Tribune

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September 14, 2007

Platinum Equity lists partners, officers

Meadville tribune

Platinum Equity is a private equity firm, with billionaire Tom Gores its chief executive officer.

According to the firm’s Internet site, other partners, principals and officers in the firm are:

Johnny Lopez, partner, who directs its mergers and acquisition activities, oversees the entire business development group and serves on the board of directors for all Platinum Equity portfolio companies. Before joining the firm in 1995, he held a variety of senior-level merger and acquisition positions, where he gained expertise in acquiring technology companies.

Philip Norment, partner, is responsible for all aspects of business strategy and operations at its portfolio companies. He is also responsible for evaluation of potential acquisitions and integration into the portfolio. Prior to joining the firm in 1997, he served in a variety of management positions at a major software corporation.

David Anglin, partner, is responsible for the vision, implementation and management of its technology activities and oversees its Mergers and Acquisitions Technology group. Prior to joining Platinum in 1996, he held several senior-level positions in management and engineering with Dun & Bradstreet Software, designing, developing and deploying software.

Rob Archambault, partner, oversees its mergers and acquisitions operations group and evaluates prospective acquisitions by analyzing operations, strategy and overall fit within the portfolio. He also works with management of the acquired firm to set the strategy, budget and transition plan. Prior to joining the firm in 1997, he was part of the Pilot Software acquisition, where he held the positions of vice president of business development, vice president of professional services and vice president of channels/Americas with Pilot Software.

John Diggins, partner, develops strategic sales and marketing programs for the firm’s companies. Prior to joining the firm in 1996, he was chief executive officer for both Pilot Software and Foresight Software, which were acquired by Platinum.

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