James Ashton - Member of the Advisory Board
Mr. Ashton is the founder and CEO of Ashton Capital Partners.
has an extensive history of acquiring, running and turning around manufacturing organizations.
maintains a strong reputation for successful transactions and for excellent post-acquisition execution.
For the first 25 years of his
was responsible for impressive financial and operational results as general manager in ultra-large scale operations, building complex products including F-16's, nuclear submarines, and oil well drilling equipment.
The last 12 years Mr. Ashton
has focused his
attention on the world of private equity both as a deal maker and as an operational CEO/Chairman.
has achieved significant success with companies in many diverse industries and is still considered a worldwide expert in composite materials.
is published as a recognized authority in management philosophy and leadership.
He has a B.S. from University of Iowa, a M.S. and Ph.D. from MIT, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.