People: Carpenter Technology Corp (CRS.N)
28 Aug 2015
Mr. Thomas O. Hicks, Jr., is Independent Director of Carpenter Technology Corp. Mr. Hicks has been a director of Carpenter since February 2012, and is a member of the Audit/Finance Committee and the Science and Technology Committee. Mr. Hicks has over 39 years experience in the private equity industry, which has provided him with exposure to a wide variety of businesses and industries in his career. Since 2005, Mr. Hicks has served as the Chairman of the Board of Hicks Holdings LLC, a holding company that owns and manages the Hicks Family’s investments, real estate, and corporate assets. Investments through Hicks Equity Partners LLC (“HEP”), a private equity firm led by Mr. Hicks, include: Drilling Tools International, a privately held oilfield services company; Glori Energy, an oil technology company; Grupo Pilar, an animal and pet food company in Argentina; Just Brakes, a retail provider of automotive brake and maintenance services; Latrobe Specialty Metals, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of high performance materials, subsequently acquired by Carpenter Technology Corporation; Ocular LCD, Inc., a designer, manufacturer and marketer of high-performance liquid crystal displays, modules and systems; and, through H-D Advanced Manufacturing, Inc., investments including Overton Chicago Gear, a premier manufacturer and distributor of large, custom, mission-critical gears and gearboxes; Innovative Mechanical Solutions, an industry leader in the engineering, design and manufacture of custom bearings for the directional drilling motor industry; and Sungear, a manufacturer of aerospace gears. Previously, Mr. Hicks co-founded, and was Chairman from 1989 through 2004 of Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, Inc., a nationally prominent private equity firm specializing in leveraged acquisitions. From 1984 to 1989, Mr. Hicks was Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Hicks & Haas, a private equity firm. Additionally, from 1995 to 2011, Mr. Hicks was the Owner and Chairman of the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers.
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