Grant H. Beard started with Wynnchurch as a Chairman of Wolverine Automotive Holdings, Inc. in 2011. He later stepped into the CEO role in 2012 and recently led the company's successful sale to I.T.T. Corporation (NYSE:ITT) for $300 million. He possesses substantial operations and acquisition experience including leading a highly successful buy-and-build strategy that created TriMas Corporation (NASDAQ:TRS), a $1 billion revenue diversified holding company. Formerly, he was the CEO of Constar International, TriMas Corporation, and Health Media. He has been an investor with Blue Point Capital, The Anderson Group, and The Oxford Group. Grant is an active member of the following boards: U.S. Manufacturing, Advanced Energy Industries, T.A. Systems, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Grant holds an M.A. in International Economics from the University of Detroit and both a B.S. and M.B.A. in Finance from Miami University.