November 3, 2017
Tribus Aerospace adds Brenda Reichelderfer to its Board of Directors

Tribus Aerospace LLC (“Tribus”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brenda Reichelderfer to its Board of Directors.  Ms. Reichelderfer has over 30 years of experience in general management, engineering and operations at several multi-national aerospace & defense and industrial businesses.


From November 2005 to May 2008, Ms. Reichelderfer was, Senior Vice President and Corporate Director of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer of ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT),  a global engineering and manufacturing company. Prior to that she was Group President of their Motion and Flow Control segment for many years.  Currently, she is Senior Vice President, Managing Director and Global Head of the aerospace & defense practice of TriVista Business Group, a management consulting and advisory firm.  She is a director of Moog Inc. (NYSE:MOG.A), a designer and manufacturer of precision motion and fluid control systems for aerospace, defense and industrial markets and Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE:FSS), a supplier of environmental, safety and security product and service solutions.  Previously she served as director of Meggitt PLC (LON:MGGT), a global aerospace & defense firm, and Wencor Group LLC, an aerospace aftermarket parts distribution business.  From 2008 to 2014, Ms. Reichelderfer served as a member of the Technology Transfer Advisory Board of The Missile Defense Agency, a division of the United States Department of Defense.


“We are thrilled to have Brenda join our board.  Brenda has deep knowledge of the aerospace & defense sector and an extensive background working with the types of flow control, motion control and turbine engine applications on which Tribus focuses,” said Scott Shedd, Co-Chairman of the Tribus Board of Directors.


“As Tribus continues to grow organically and through acquisitions we look forward to working with Brenda on the execution of our operating strategy and organizational development,” said Simon Farhi, Co-Chairman of the Tribus Board of Directors.


“Brenda has an outstanding track record as a senior management executive in the aerospace & defense sector and I am confident she will make a positive impact on our Company,” said Doug Knoch, Managing Director of Shorehill Capital (“Shorehill”), an affiliate of Tribus’ majority shareholder, Shorehill Private Equity LP.


Shorehill formed Tribus in June 2017 to acquire Advanced Machining & Tooling, LLC (“AM&T”), a manufacturer of complex, precision machined parts and assemblies.  Tribus intends to acquire precision machining businesses focused on critical engine, motion control and flow control parts and assemblies primarily for the aerospace and defense industries.


About Tribus

Tribus is an aerospace & defense precision machining company, focused on supplying mission critical components in turbine engine, motion control and flow control applications.  Located in Poway, California, the Company specializes in precision CNC machining, electrical discharge machining (EDM) and waterjet cutting.  For additional information, visit


Tribus is seeking to acquire precision machining companies primarily focused in the aerospace & defense industries.  Tribus is interested in opportunities presented by independent business owners and management or represented by a buy-side or sell-side intermediary.  Please contact Scott Shedd, Simon Farhi or Doug Knoch regarding acquisition opportunities.


About Shorehill
Shorehill is a Chicago-based private equity firm with a passion for building better businesses. Our mission is to produce strong investment returns while maintaining a focus on capital preservation and risk diversification. For nearly 30 years, our partners have worked with business owners and management teams to accelerate growth, improve operational performance and increase asset efficiency to drive value creation. We utilize our decades of experience and our network of resources to add value to our investments. Even with our vast experience, we recognize that success can only be achieved through a well-functioning partnership with our management teams based on mutual respect and straightforward communication. As the largest investor in our fund, we believe our interests are closely aligned with our management partners, co-investors and limited partners in our pursuit of building outstanding businesses and delivering strong investment returns.


Our investment efforts are focused on making control investments in North American precision manufacturing, value-added distribution and industrial service companies. We target companies with enterprise values of between $25 million and $150 million.


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