July 2022: BSG Completes Another Successful Executive Search—Associated Environmental System, Chief Executive Officer
Michael Shirley joins Associated Environmental Systems as a seasoned executive with deep operational and transaction experience. These experiences have honed his skills in due diligence, acquisitions, growth equity, day-to day management, detailed financial analysis, organizational and capital restructuring, reporting, and budget/forecast management.
Michael has held many C level roles and Board positions and served as an operating partner focused on cash flow forecasting and revenue/EBITDA improvement for a variety of industries including manufacturing, battery/energy, construction and development, title/payday loans, aerospace/aviation, and agricultural. Michael has a consistent history of providing strong returns for equity holders and focus on growth of portfolio companies for private equity groups.
His most recent role was President & CEO/Board Chairman of Alexander Battery Technologies, a battery pack manufacturing company where he achieved explosive growth in revenue and profit (winning a place in the “Fastest Fifty” for the fastest growing Company in Northeast England), and he was nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year in Northeast England.
Previous roles include Managing Partner at Woodside Capital Management, where he often took full-time roles as a CEO/COO/CRO/CFO/Board Chairman of acquired companies to transition management teams. Michael received his Bachelor’s degree at Oglethorpe University before beginning his career at Price Waterhouse Coopers.
About Associated Environmental Systems
Since 1959, Associated Environmental Systems (“AES”) has designed, manufactured, and supported standard and custom test chambers that meet their customers’ most demanding requirements, providing consumers with high-quality environmental test chambers that allow for independent, efficient, accurate, and controlled product testing. Products vary in size from small benchtop test chambers to very large walk-in or drive-in environmental rooms. The company also offers various services for the installation, repair and maintenance of their products.
AES’s robust test chambers simulate hot and cold temperature extremes and variations, and humidity and moisture conditions. While some companies rely on test labs to perform their testing, many others realize the benefits of performing their own testing in-house. These benefits include the flexibility to test according to their own schedule (and adjust if necessary), the ability to optimize the type of testing that works best for them, and substantial time and cost savings. Over time, AES has built an extensive and loyal customer base spanning the fields of aerospace, pharmacology, electronics, automotive, semiconductors, computers, and other industries around the world.
Associated Environmental Systems was founded in Wayne, New Jersey. From the very beginning, the company has taken great pride in creating test chambers for businesses to test their products for safety, reliability, and longevity. Headquartered now in Acton, Massachusetts, AES has testing and manufacturing divisions in Wayne and a testing division in Burlington, Massachusetts.
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