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Don Brown
Strategic Advisor

Mr. Brown has spent his 35 plus year career in industrial manufacturing where he has been successful in utilizing his knowledge to build management teams and help guide them to profitability, and grow their businesses by focusing on the customer and their needs. He currently serves as President / CEO of HD Advanced Manufacturing with its headquarters located in Houston, Texas. Mr. Brown has assumed this role in February 2022 and has been instrumental in growing the HD businesses and their profitability. Prior to taking on this role, he had been the President / CEO of Overton Chicago Gear since April 2014, one of the HD family businesses located in Chicago, IL.

Prior to coming to HD, Brown was employed at Carlisle Brake & Friction, a $350mm division of Carlisle Companies (formerly Wellman Products Group, a Hawk Corporation Company) where he was Vice President of Global Operations and Carlisle Operating Systems (COS). During his eight-year tenure at Carlisle Brake & Friction, he was responsible for overseeing the company’s global operations, including manufacturing, sourcing, purchasing, engineering, quality and quality systems, COS, and Environmental, Health and Safety functions.

Before joining Carlisle Brake & Friction, Brown served as Vice President of Operations at Hawk Precision Components Group, a supplier of precision components used in numerous industrial applications. He was responsible for managing Hawk’s operational leaders in its U.S. facilities, representing sales of approximately $90 million. He previously served as Director of Operations, responsible for the operations of facilities located in Falls Creek and Clearfield, Pennsylvania. He also served as Vice President and General Manager of Hawk Motors, a supplier of die cast aluminum rotors for the electric motor industry.

Mr. Brown has a been involved within the communities the companies are involved in, including supporting the local shop with the hero event in Addison, IL., serving as a past Trustee for Moro Township for two terms, as VP for the Medinah Woods Club Homeowners Association, and as Trustee on the Dorsey Community Association.

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Barry Feld
Strategic Advisor

Biography Pending.

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Joe Levanduski
Strategic Advisor

Mr. Levanduski presently holds the role of Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Transtar Holding Company, a market leader in the distribution of automotive aftermarket repair parts. With an impressive career spanning nearly four decades, he has showcased his financial acumen in various leadership roles across both public and private sectors, navigating industries ranging from specialty chemicals to industrial friction materials.

Before spearheading Transtar Holding Company, Mr. Levanduski played pivotal roles in renowned organizations such as A. Schulman Inc., a global compounder of plastic and composite materials (later acquired by LyondellBasell); Hawk Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced wet and dry friction materials and powder metal components (subsequently acquired by Carlisle Companies Inc.); and Plasti-Kote Company Inc., a notable aerosol spray paint manufacturer (later acquired by Valspar – now Sherwin Williams).

His commitment to corporate and charitable endeavors is evident through his significant contributions to various boards. Notably, he served on the board of Robin Industries for 16 years, an ESOP-owned full-service rubber molding manufacturer catering to automotive OE and medical markets. During his tenure, he held the role of Chairperson for the last six years, and the Audit Committee Chair during his entire term. Additionally, his board service extends to Aero Repair Corporation, Cleveland State University Foundation, and The Gathering Place.

Educationally, Mr. Levanduski holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University (CSU) and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. His distinguished career has been recognized with an induction into CSU’s Ahuja College of Business Hall of Fame, where he further contributed as a member of the Visiting Committee. Levanduski was a member of Leadership Cleveland’s class of 2003.

A lifelong Clevelander, Mr. Levanduski, alongside his wife Cheryl, is actively involved in supporting the Make-A-Wish organization. Their focus centers on the well-being and pursuits of their two children.

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Teresa Lindsey
Strategic Advisor

Teresa Lindsey is the CEO of Channel Products, a privately held, global manufacturer of systems and technologies for the gas appliance industry and beyond.

Under her decade of leadership, the company has experienced global expansion and several years of record-breaking revenue and profit. She lives by the mantra of leading people while managing process.

An accomplished business executive, she serves on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Board, the Visiting Committee of Cleveland State University’s Monte Ahuja College of Business, and the Advisory Board for the Weston Ideation Lab.

She holds degrees as a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Organizational Leadership.

In addition to her career, Mrs. Lindsey has earned a following as a keynote and panel speaker on issues of leadership, personal development, and business culture.

She resides in Cleveland, OH with her husband, with whom she shares a blended family of five children and two grandchildren.

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Ronna McDaniel
Strategic Advisor

Ronna McDaniel is the past Chair of the Republican National Committee and has spent the majority of her career in the sphere of political leadership.  In that capacity she has led a large complex organization in its execution of national goals such as policy, fund raising and election strategy .  The results of that endeavor led to the fund raising of over $ 1.5 billion dollars with over 1 million contributors.

Ronna’s grandfather was  George Romney, a former automotive executive, Governor of Michigan and Presidential candidate.  As a strategic advisor to WCG she  picks up on her family’s  business legacy and  will be applying her leadership skills and  networking outreach to the benefit of the WCG portfolio companies.

She lives in Northville, Michigan and has been an active civic volunteer.  She received her Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University and is married to Patrick McDaniel, an insurance executive.

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Glenn Pollack
Strategic Advisor

Glenn has over 35 years of investment banking and restructuring experience and has advised hundreds of middle market companies in various corporate finance transactions. In that role, he has developed and implemented innovative capital structures and alternatives to traditional financing methodologies. He was the CEO and Investment Banker for a $1.1 Billion troubled container terminal project in Damietta, Egypt, and has also served as CEO of a $180 million food distributor. Glenn has been responsible for managing dozens of transactions, including: mergers & acquisitions leveraged capital transactions, restructurings, Chapter 11 reorganizations, distressed asset sales and bond exchange offers.

Prior to founding Candlewood Partners, Glenn was the Managing Director and Principal responsible for the Restructuring Practice at Brown, Gibbons, Lang & Co., a middle market investment banking firm. He was also the CEO of one of the country’s largest wholesale meat distributors, a turnaround consultant with a national practice, and a “Big Six” accounting and systems professional. Glenn has served as a director for a number of public and private companies.

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Roxanna Stoicea
Strategic Advisor

Roxana Stoicea has over 20 years of global Finance, Operations and Strategy experience with private companies overseeing a diverse portfolio of manufacturing sectors such as Steel, Aerospace Castings, OEM Components and Industrial Consumables. She served as the CFO of Channel Products, a Weinberg Capital Group portfolio company, and is currently the CFO of American Heavy Plate Solutions, LLC, a vertically integrated steel rolling mill and service center, focused on the heavy steel plate market.

An avid driver for growth and profit generation, Roxana Stoicea led acquisition and expansion projects with global footprint (North America, Europe and Asia), for PE-backed industrial portfolio investments, focusing on productivity improvements, system enhancements and accumulation of capital to fund growth.

Stoicea speaks four languages and holds an MBA and a Ph.D. in International Business.

She serves as a Board member on New Avenues to Independence, Inc., a Cleveland, OH based non-profit organization that offers support services for individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions, and is actively involved in Cleveland associations for youth sports and academic programs.

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