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Gregory Summe

Gregory Summe
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GREGORY L. SUMME is the founder and managing partner of Glen Capital Partners LLC., an investment manager specializing in companies undergoing significant operational, strategic or capital structure change. From 2009 to 2014, he was the managing director and vice chairman of global buyout at the Carlyle Group. Prior to Carlyle, he was the chairman and CEO of PerkinElmer, Inc., a company he led from 1998 to 2009. He joined PerkinElmer in January 1998 in the role of president and chief operating officer, and in 1999 was elected chief executive officer and chairman of the board. He also served as a senior advisor to Goldman Sachs Capital Partners from 2008 to 2009. During his tenure at PerkinElmer, Summe transformed the company from a diversified defense contractor known as EG&G to a global technology leader in health sciences. The cumulative returns to shareholders through his tenure as president and CEO were triple the S&P 500 Index. Prior to joining PerkinElmer, Summe was with AlliedSignal (now Honeywell International), serving successively as the president of general aviation avionics, president of the aerospace engines group, and president of the automotive products group. Before joining AlliedSignal, he was the general manager of commercial motors at General Electric and was a partner with the consulting firm of McKinsey & Company, Inc. Summe serves as the chairman of the board of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., and as a director of LMI Aerospace and the State Street Corporation. He holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky and the University of Cincinnati, and an MBA with distinction from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is in the Engineering Hall of Distinction at the University of Kentucky.