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C&M Conveyor Names Brett Jaffe as New CEO

CLEVELAND, OHIO – C&M Conveyor and Ohio Blow Pipe welcome Brett Jaffe as CEO.

Mr. Jaffe brings over 25 years of experience and in-depth knowledge leading manufacturing organizations in both the public and private sector. Prior to joining C&M Conveyor, Brett achieved success as the leader of the private-equity backed Fire-Dex and most recently as an executive-level lean consultant with Moffitt Associates.

“Given Brett’s knowledge and expertise, he will be a great leader for the combined company,” current CEO Don Laipple remarked.

“We are fortunate to attract a leader with Brett’s passion and experience to the team.  CapitalWorks is excited to support Brett’s vision for the continued growth of C&M Conveyor and Ohio Blow Pipe.,” stated Todd Martin, Managing Director, CapitalWorks.

Brett obtained his Bachelors’ in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering from Clarkson University and a Master in Business Administration from University of Houston.

About C&M and Ohio Blow Pipe

C&M Conveyor designs, engineers, manufactures and services turnkey automated material handling and conveying systems, as a value-added and critical partner to its industrial and commercial customers, particularly in the corrugated box industry.  Ohio Blow Pipe is a recognized industry leader in engineering, manufacturing and installing scrap removal, dust collection, air conveying and recycling systems primarily for the corrugated paper, folding box and food and beverage can manufacturing industries.

About CapitalWorks

CapitalWorks, LLC ( is a Midwestern private equity firm that encourages its knowledgeable investors to partner with it in finding, vetting and owning companies. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, CapitalWorks acquires lower middle-market companies in niche manufacturing, value added distribution, and business services industries and gives them the capital, support and freedom to grow. Recent acquisitions include Essco, Libra Industries, Ohio Blow Pipe, C&M Conveyor, and GEMCITY. Founded in 1999, the firm’s investors are primarily successful entrepreneurs and executives who contribute to the evaluation and investment process.

Dick Hollington

Managing Director, CEO

CapitalWorks, LLC

Todd Martin

Managing Director

CapitalWorks, LLC

Mike Harding

Managing Director

CapitalWorks, LLC

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