Douglas B. Hart
Doug brings more than 25 years of extensive experience as an Owner, Operator, and Advisor of small to mid market businesses across a wide variety of manufacturing and consumer product industries—leading Operations, Sales, and New Product Development.
Prior to joining Main Line Equity Partners, Doug served as Director and COO for a privately owned composite materials manufacturer for the Medical Devices, Aerospace, Military, and Outdoor Recreational products industries (Uretek-Archer); established Hart Advisory Group, a successful small to mid market business advisory firm focused on driving client sales, income, and enterprise growth through best of breed operating practices across all phases of operations; and owned an international manufacturer of engineered industrial consumable products with five divisions and 1,200 employees in the U.S., Europe, and Asia (Reeves Brothers, Inc.), at which time he served as President and COO for all operations of Reeves Automotive Airbag Group, where he oversaw the startup and growth of this division into the largest airbag fabric systems manufacturer in North and South America. Doug was also an AVP of a pension fund investment group (Smith Barney's Sentinel Real Estate Corporation).
He has broad contacts within the management consulting, banking, private equity, audit, executive compensation, search, and legal professions. Holds a B.S. in Economics from Hobart College. Doug is a member of the Turnaround Management Association, the Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, and the Manufacturing Association of America. He has also served on the Advisory Board of the State of Connecticut's Technology Incubation Program.