Mackinac Partners is pleased to announce that corporate growth executive Kevin P. Bruce has joined the firm as Senior Managing Director.
Kevin, who has served as a senior executive for a number of top companies including Dunkin’ Donuts NDCP, Strategic Equipment and Supply Corporation, United Site Services, LSG Lufthansa/Sky Chefs, Pulte Corporation and PepsiCo Food Systems Worldwide – brings 30 years of experience to Mackinac Partners in helping to lead public and private organizations to breakthrough market growth and operational success.
Kevin has consistently increased enterprise value for organizations throughout his career via merger, roll-ups, operational and supply chain re-engineering, multi-channel marketing, and financial streamlining, including leading more than 40 M&A transactions.
“We are very pleased to have Kevin join our firm” Mackinac Partners Co-founder and Managing Director Jim Weissenborn said. “He has tremendous cross-industry experience and has led many diverse companies in successful market growth and expansion missions, performance improvement initiatives, and restructurings and recapitalizations.”
“Kevin also has terrific insights into cross market channel development, market segmentation and supply optimization” Weissenborn added, “so we are really looking forward to integrating his expertise into our capability model and our client, private equity and partner initiatives”.
As CEO for Dunkin’ Donuts NDCP, the largest member-owned supply chain cooperative and distribution provider in North America, Kevin spearheaded efforts which helped the company yield over $300 million in savings, winning the Dunkin’ Brands 2012 Global Supplier of the Year award. As CEO of United Site Services Inc., Kevin lead the company to record results for consecutive years while improving market share in primary and secondary industries.
As Executive Group Vice President for U.S. Core markets at LSG Lufthansa/Sky Chefs, Kevin significantly increased profitability and productivity for the core US business segment, while setting record customer quality and safety results for all airline carriers. Earlier in his career, Kevin was the Vice President of Worldwide Equipment for PepsiCo Food Systems Worldwide, helping to establish record levels of growth, profits, and customer satisfaction across multiple multi-national business units.
Kevin received his MBA and BS in Business Administration/Finance from University of Southern California, while also being recognized as a standout academic athlete. A linebacker for the Trojan football team, Kevin served as co-captain, playing in four Bowl games (including three Rose Bowls) and was a member of two NCAA National Championship teams. He was also a recipient of numerous academic and football honors. He is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and a frequent contributor to ESPN/WeAreSC.