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June 5, 2023

Sigma Engineered Solutions Appoints Brad Ward as President and Chief Executive Officer

Sigma Engineered Solutions announced today that Brad Ward has been appointed President and CEO. An experienced leader, Ward will succeed Vagner Finelli and assume responsibilities immediately. Finelli is leaving Sigma to move back to California to be closer to his family.

Ward brings a breadth of experience in the metal manufacturing industry to Sigma Engineered Solutions. He previously held a variety of product development, sales and marketing, and leadership positions throughout his 35+ years with the global foundry and metal casting company, Bradken (formerly ANI).

“Brad is a proven leader with a fresh perspective of the industry and a global mindset”, stated William Tolley, Chairman of the Board of Sigma Engineered Solutions. “He will build and seamlessly execute strategic plans that will continue to modernize our infrastructure and processes while achieving high-performance results.”

In his past role, Ward oversaw multiple global manufacturing operations and business units, with six years in the United States and over four years leading the acquisition, integration, and development of an Indian facility.

“I am excited to join the team at Sigma Engineered Solutions,” said Ward, “they have been an industry leader focused on growth and quality in all of their product lines, and their attention to detail sets them apart from the competition.”

About Sigma Engineered Solutions:
Headquartered in Garner, North Carolina, Sigma Electric is the leading global manufacturer of precision-engineered metal components for end markets benefiting from increased electrification and connectivity. Sigma has thirteen world-class manufacturing and supply chain facilities across the United States, India, and Mexico.

Sigma Engineered Solutions supplies and services multinational corporations across the world in the electrical, power transmission & distribution, aerospace and defense, instrumentation, consumer electronics, and general industrial markets. Sigma’s comprehensive offering serves the needs of its customers across the value chain and includes engineering and design, casting (pressure die, sand, and investment), precision machining, painting, galvanizing, assembly, packaging, and global supply chain management. Sigma’s technology-driven engineering expertise, lean manufacturing practices, innovative product development, and superior customer service make it the preferred partner of choice for the world’s leading original equipment manufacturers.

Sigma Engineered Solutions is owned by Argand Partners.

Further information on Sigma Engineered Solutions can be found on the website:

About Argand Partners:
Argand Partners is a New York and San Francisco Bay Area-based middle-market private equity firm that targets market-leading industrial companies with under-resourced and unrealized global growth potential. The firm makes investments in advanced manufacturing and business services companies with a strong U.S. nexus (headquarters, significant operations, primary growth market, or majority of revenue) and often significant global operations or expansion opportunities.

Argand companies have strong market share, sustainable competitive advantages, defensive characteristics, and significant growth potential supported by secular demand trends.

Argand is a growth-oriented control investor that engages with complex situations in order to buy well. The team employs a hands-on approach to partnering with management to create value across the investment lifecycle and help portfolio companies achieve their full potential as world-class, industry-leading companies.

For the last three years, Argand was named a Top 50 PE Firm in The Middle Market™. The award is designed to acknowledge small and mid-sized leading private equity firms in the middle market. Argand is a signatory to the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment and the ILPA Diversity in Action initiative.

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