Acorn Growth Companies’ Leader to Address Emerging Trends in Global Supply Chain for Aircraft Engines at Farnborough Air Show

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Acorn Growth Companies (AGC) Partner, Rick Nagel, will be addressing the global aerospace and defense industry at the Farnborough Air Show. The briefing led by Aviation Week and SpeedNews, will take place on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 at 09:00 BST in the Cody Room in the Media Center, Hall 1A.

Rick Nagel, Managing Partner, Acorn Growth Companies

Our ability to quickly react to trends in the marketplace by aligning our resources makes us an efficient, trusted life-cycle partner to our customers.

Acorn Growth Companies is a private equity firm with holdings providing core capabilities and offering a rather uncommon set of solutions to the emerging challenges in the aerospace and defense supply chain. Under the AGC Aerospace & Defense brand, the firm operates a diversified portfolio comprised of 15 companies ranging from manufacturing, logistics, engineering and integration services, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), and aircraft finance and leasing.

According to Nagel, “OEMs and Tier 1s are seeking alignment with suppliers that are willing to adapt to an even more demanding marketplace by sharing in new program risks and committing to full life-cycle support.”

Aviation Week’s Farnborough Commercial Manufacturing Briefings will bring together supply chain leaders to discuss manufacturing capabilities. As a leading global supplier of technologies, systems, and services supporting commercial and military programs, AGC was approached by Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D Events, Aviation Week, to participate in the distinguished panel.

“We’ve been able to grow our business organically and add to our global footprint through strategic acquisitions, allowing us to offer the right solutions in the right locations. Our ability to quickly react to trends in the marketplace by aligning our resources makes us an efficient, trusted life-cycle partner to our customers,” Nagel added.

Nagel has and continues to serve on numerous local, state, and national boards. He is a member of the Board of Governors for the Aerospace Industries Association, the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce, the Oklahoma Aerospace Association, and a member of the U.S. Air Force Association. Additionally, Nagel serves as campaign treasurer for Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK, Appropriations). For a complete biography and backgrounder on Nagel, click here.

Nagel, along with other members of the AGC leadership team will be available 14 - 20 July at the Farnborough Air Show in the ADS U.K. Pavilion, Hall 1 Stand B15F.

About Acorn Growth Companies:

Acorn Growth Companies, based in Oklahoma City, is a private equity firm focused exclusively on aerospace and defense opportunities. The firm’s operationally centric approach has resulted in significant value creation among its portfolio companies. After closing its first fund in 2005, Acorn has outpaced the market and grown its holdings and portfolio companies substantially. Today, the firm has over $200 million under management and operating companies across the United States and the United Kingdom, with expanded operations worldwide—all under its primary banner, AGC Aerospace & Defense.

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