NorthOcean Industries

  • T: 224.628.9007

    Tom Vale is an experienced executive who has spent over 25 years in the packaging and distribution industries.

    He is the former President and COO of Exopack Holding Corporation, a Sun Capital Partners portfolio company, which is a multi-national, provider of flexible packaging and coating solutions to consumer product companies. During his tenure he enhanced operational rigor and controls and developed a new strategic direction for the company which resulted in double digit EBITDA growth. Tom is also the former CEO of Deluxe Media Services, a manufacturer and supply-chain management company for the home entertainment divisions of Hollywood studios. While with the company he stabilized operations, reduced operating costs and increased employee retention which allowed its UK public parent, The Rank Group (LON: RNK), to successfully divest the company. Additionally, his long career includes a successful track record in the manufacturing, distribution, food services, entertainment, hospitality and real estate industries.

    He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Valparaiso University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from DePaul University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

  • T: 312.316.9520

    Chris Ragot is an experienced executive who has spent over 25 years in the manufacturing industry.

    He is a former member of the Board of Directors for Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a global manufacturer of hoist and rigging equipment and the former CEO of Freightcar America (NASDAQ: RAIL), a manufacturer and servicer of coal train cars. Additional experiences include CEO positions in packaging and location based technologies for the agriculture industry. He also spent over 10 years in general management positions at Terex Corporation (NYSE: TEX) and Ingersoll-Rand (NYSE: IR).

    He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Studies from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master of Science degree in International Studies from The Johns Hopkins University.

  • More information on Tom and Chris can be