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Seal For Life Appoints CEO, Closes Acquisitions

Monday, January 13, 2020

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Last Wednesday (Jan. 8), private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners announced that coating solutions company Seal For Life completed four acquisitions, in addition to appointing Jeff Oravitz as its Chief Executive Officer.

The news comes roughly six months after Arsenal announced its acquisition of Seal For Life as its coatings platform focusing on the global infrastructure and industrial markets with operations in the Netherlands, Belgium, India and Mexico, as well as three facilities in the United States.

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Last Wednesday (Jan. 8), private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners announced that coating solutions company Seal For Life completed four acquisitions, in addition to appointing Jeff Oravitz as its Chief Executive Officer.

According to Arsenal, the company provides maintenance and repair solutions that prolong the life and durability of critical applications, such as water, wastewater, oil, power generation and petrochemical infrastructure.

The Acquisitions

In an effort to broaden its portfolio of protective coating technologies, expands its range of applications, and grow its presence in North America, Seal For Life has acquired:

  • Flame Control Coatings (Niagara Falls, New York): manufactures flame-retardant, heat-resistant, specialty coatings and is known for its Flame Control and TemperKote brands;
  • Highland International (Boone, North Carolina): formulates heat-resistant and corrosion protection coatings with an expertise in high-temperature coatings;
  • LifeLast (Pflugerville, Texas): specializes in high-performance, polyurethane protective linings and coatings for water, wastewater, OEM and industrial applications; and
  • US Coatings (St. Louis): focuses on corrosion prevention and heat-resistant coatings for oil and gas, mining, rail and industrial applications.

“We are adding unique liquid coating technologies that are complementary to our existing portfolio of products, enabling the company to be a one-stop solution to our customers,” commented Dirk Totte, President of Seal For Life. “This an exciting milestone for the company and its employees.”

Chief Executive Officer Appointment

As reported by Arsenal, Oravitz has more than 30 years of leadership experience in the global coatings industry, in addition to serving in a variety of executive and operating roles.

Sal Gagliardo, an Operating Partner of Arsenal, adds, “Jeff is a natural fit for Seal For Life given his relevant background in the industrial coatings sector. With Jeff’s leadership, Seal For Life will continue to add critical solutions and technologies that address the growing market needs for infrastructure maintenance and protection.”

“I am delighted to join the Seal For Life platform and to partner with Dirk and Arsenal,” said Oravitz. “These acquisitions will enable us to serve our global customer base better with a broader range of high-value offerings.  We look forward to supporting these companies in their next phases of growth.”


Tagged categories: Acquisitions; Asia Pacific; Business management; Business matters; Business operations; Coatings; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; North America; Program/Project Management; Z-Continents

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