New York, July 26, 2022 – MidOcean Partners (“MidOcean”) announced today that John Alexander has joined the Firm as Operating Partner. John is a highly experienced consumer executive, who was most recently the CEO of Hunter Fan Company, a MidOcean Partners portfolio company that was sold to Griffon Corporation in January 2022. In conjunction with the MidOcean team, John successfully led profitable growth, across both the U.S. and international businesses, through new product development, consumer branding, licensing and channel expansion. In his role as Operating Partner, John will work closely with the MidOcean team on Consumer products and services.
Matt Rubel, Chairman of the Executive Board at MidOcean, commented, "We are so excited to continue to strengthen our deep working relationship with John in his new role as Operating Partner for the Firm. We will benefit immensely from his strategic consumer insights and proven expertise, and look forward to continuing our partnership going forward.“
Previously, John was President of the Americas at Diversey, Inc. Prior to Diversey, he spent 22 years with Whirlpool Corp. in senior leadership roles in the areas of new business development and innovation, brand businesses and international, where he worked with a JV partner in Brazil for five years. Upon returning, John led a new Whirlpool Internet venture called Brandwise.
John sits on the boards of Ledge Lounger and Corecentric. A native of Marion, Ohio, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio Northern University and a Master of Business Administration from The Ohio State University.