December 2020: BSG Completes Another Successful Executive Search — CEO, Capewell Aerial Systems
Gregory Bloom joins Capewell Aerial Systems as an experienced President & CEO and Private Equity Operating Partner. He brings expertise in both public and private companies in the financial and residential sectors, as well as international aerospace, defense, and space industries where he has spent the majority of his career. He has an in-depth knowledge of the private equity sector and extensive contacts and experience working with the Department of Defense. His 30+ years of leadership experience have allowed him to establish himself in the fields of business development, product management, aerospace and as a National Security operating executive with strong Defense Industrial Base experience in policy, strategy, and implementation.
Gregory was most recently Partner & COO at Acorn Growth Companies that is a middle market private equity firm focused exclusively on aerospace, defense and intelligence. Gregory holds a BA in Economics and a MBA both from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Capewell’s press announcement naming Gregory as its CEO can be found here:
About Capewell Aerial Systems:
Capewell Aerial Systems (CAS) is a global leader in aerospace and life support. Established in 1881, George J. Capewell founded the Capewell Horse Nail Company in Hartford Connecticut. His patented automated machines made Capewell the only company in the world that could mass produce horseshoe nails in an era when horses powered transportation worldwide. In 1939, they began a collaboration with the US government to develop specialized hardware for military paratroopers. In the 1980’s, Capewell embarked on an effort to grow and diversify by acquiring top companies with expertise in related industries—and by focusing on the ability to engineer products rapidly in response to the needs of the military.
They are a respected provider of engineered products for aerial delivery, life support and tactical gear for military, law enforcement and humanitarian agencies worldwide. CAS provides a range of innovative engineering solutions for life support, aerial delivery and aerospace requirements. The engineering team is one of the most knowledgeable in the industry, with deep experience in international design standards, systems analysis, stress analysis, safety, maintainability and reliability techniques. They work with a wide range of materials and offer in-depth knowledge of the product design and qualification processes.
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