August 22, 2018

TriVista Places President at Bandy Manufacturing

Orange County, California, August 22, 2018 – TriVista Recruitment is pleased to announce the successful placement of Roger Seaman who will serve as President at Bandy Manufacturing, a portfolio company of private equity firm JW Hill Capital.  Roger will oversee all aspects of Bandy, a leading manufacturer of specialty hinge parts for the aerospace industry.

This executive search was led by Therese Eckhoff, a Director in TriVista’s Recruitment Practice who leveraged the firm’s proprietary database of operating professionals in the manufacturing and distribution industries to complete the search.  “Roger is a great fit for Bandy.  He truly understands the nuances of this business and will help reposition the company under its new private equity ownership”, Therese shared. Something TriVista is uniquely qualified to assess given its focus on operational leadership roles for private equity-backed portfolio companies.

Bandy’s CEO Neal Nordstrom, who also serves as an Operating Partner at JW Hill Capital, shared  “I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly TriVista tapped into exactly what we were looking for and understood our target profile – we will definitely use TriVista again on future searches”.

About Bandy Manufacturing

For over 50 years, Bandy has been the leading producer of specialized hinges used in a wide variety of aerospace, defense and industrial applications.  Located in Burbank, California, Bandy manufactures complex, close-tolerance hinges that are used on numerous commercial and military platforms. The Company’s expertise includes proprietary drilling processes that allow the Company to manufacture long hinge lengths at very tight tolerances across a variety of materials including titanium, aluminum, stainless steel and bronze.

 About JW Hill Capital

Based in Newport Beach, California, JW Hill Capital is a private equity firm that leverages its industry expertise and operating experience to acquire and grow lower-middle market manufacturing, value-add distribution, and industrial service companies.  The firm focuses on corporate divestitures, owner liquidity, recapitalizations, management buy-outs, and both strategic and add-on acquisitions.  It prefers companies between $2 million and $10 million EBITDA specializing in highly engineered components or products in aerospace, defense, nuclear, medical devices, or electronics, but will also target under-performing special situations where its operating expertise is relevant.  More information can be found at

About TriVista Recruitment

TriVista’s Recruitment Practice specializes on the “office of the COO,” focused on operations roles at the C-Level, Vice President, Director and Manager Level for Private Equity firms and portfolio companies in the manufacturing and distribution sectors.

 Contact:

Therese Eckhoff, Director | TriVista Recruitment

Therese.eckhoff@trivsta.com | 1.888.843.4302


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