Portfolio Companies

AGC Aerospace & Defense has named Steve Smith as president of Europe, Middle East and Asia for its subsidiary AGC Composites & Aerostructures. Prior to joining AGC, Smith was the vice president of procurement for GKN Aerospace. A producer of aircraft components, AGC Composites & Aerostructures is jointly owned by The Edgewater Funds and Acorn Growth Companies.

BelHealth Investment Partners’ portfolio company Qforma, a provider of healthcare data analytics focused on social network tools, stakeholder engagement insights, predictive modeling and launch optimization, has appointed Oern Stuge to the company’s board of directors. Ed Mendham has joined the company as CFO.

Blue Sky BioServices, a contract research organization serving the pharmaceutical and biotechnology market, has appointed Edward Marple as president and CEO. Marple was most recently chief business officer at Xcellerex, a bioprocess company offering bioprocess equipment and biomanufacturing services to pharmaceutical and biotech companies Blue Sky is majority owned by Ampersand Capital Partners, a healthcare-focused, mid-market buyout firm.

ConvaTec, a privately held developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies, has named John Cannon as its acting chief financial officer. Cannon succeeds Edward Borkowski, who has left the company, which is owned by Nordic Capital and Avista Capital Partners.

Mformation Software Technologies, a portfolio company of Clearlake Capital Partners, has named David Shimoni as executive vice president of global sales and business development. Shimoni previously served as executive vice president of global sales for Funambol, a provider of white-label personal cloud services for mobile carriers. Headquartered in Edison, New Jersey, Mformation is a provider of management technologies for wireless devices.

RSI Home Products announced that Thomas Chieffe will become the company’s CEO, effective July 15, 2013. Chieffe previously was an operating executive at buyout firm Oak Tree Capital. RSI is a maker of bathroom and kitchen products.

Kate Swann, a former chief executive of British books and stationery retailer WH Smith, has been appointed chief executive of SSP, an operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations, Reuters reported. SSP is backed by EQT.

Denver-based UrgentRx, which is developing over-the-counter flavored powder medications, has named Michael Valentino to its board of directors. Previously, Valentino served as president and CEO of Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals. UrgentRx has a number of backers that include JUMP Investors, Boulevard Capital Partners, Sam Zell, Texas Pacific Group founder David Bonderman, Herb Simon and Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank.

USA Tank, a provider of tank storage systems, said on Thursday that it has named Jason Hardage as regional sales manager. In his new position, Hardage will be responsible for sales in East Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. USA Tank is owned by Global Storage Solutions LLC, a portfolio company of Cameron Holdings Corp, a buyout shop with offices in San Diego and St. Louis.

Vestis Retail Group, which is backed by Versa Capital Management, has appointed James Petty to the position of CEO, effective July 8. Mark Walsh, a Versa managing director who has served as Vestis’ CEO, will remain as chairman. Versa Capital formed Vestis, which encompasses Bob’s Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports.

YP, a portfolio company of Cerberus Capital Management LP, has named Patrick Moore as chief strategy and corporate development officer. In this newly created position based at the company’s Atlanta office, Moore, following a tenure of more than 10 years at management consulting firm McKinsey & Co, will oversee strategic planning for YP, which includes identifying new market opportunities for growth and expansion. YP is a provider of local search, media and advertising services.