Jeff Adams

Director, Operations

Jeff Adams joined American Securities in 2017. He provides strategic and tactical operational support to our portfolio companies. Jeff supports our CEOs and COOs in all areas of operations excellence, including acquisition due diligence and integration, continuous improvement efforts, and manufacturing excellence.

Prior to joining American Securities, Jeff was a Senior Director-Portfolio Support at Advent International. Prior to Advent, he was SVP of Global Operations at Smith & Nephew Corporation and VP of Global Operations at Danaher Corporation. Jeff began his career at General Electric.

Jeff received a BS in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University and an MS in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.



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Representative Expertise

Capital project design, sourcing, and execution

Energy demand and cost management

Lean Six Sigma and continuous improvement

M&A integration

Manufacturing and logistics design

New product development and launch


Quality improvement programs

Sales and operations planning

Working capital optimization