McCarthy Bertschy Recruits CEO to Equity Group Investments Portfolio Company

McCarthy Bertschy is pleased to announce that Mr. Guy Cassidy has joined Veridiam, Inc. as Chief Executive Officer. Veridiam is a portfolio company of Equity Group Investments and William Harris Investors. Guy reports to the Board of Directors and is based at the company's headquarters in El Cajon,CA.                                                                                         

Most recently, Guy was the President and CEO of Acme Industries, a privately-held, complex precision-machined components manufacturer located in Chicago. Prior to this, he was the President and CEO of Holley Performance Products, a private company that manufactures and distributes high performance carburetors, manifolds, superchargers, water pumps, throttle body fuel injection, and fuel pumps. He spent the early part of his career at Allied Signal and Cummins, Inc.

Guy received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis and an MBA from the University of Southern California.    

Please join us in extending warmest congratulations to Guy.


About Veridiam, Inc.

Founded over 60 years ago, Veridiam is a leading precision metalforming specialist providing engineered components and tubular assemblies to global OEM customers in the medical, dental, energy, aerospace & defense, and general industrial sectors. The company's portfolio of capabilities includes seamless, welded and drawn metal tubing, electrical discharge machining, heat treatment, laser welding, honing, Swiss-style turning, assembly, 5-axis CNC machining, prototyping, and non-destructive testing & inspection. Key customers include ISI, Medtronic, GE, Rolls-Royce and Zimmer.

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About Equity Group Investments, Inc.

Equity Group Investments is a 45+ year-old private equity firm that specializes in opportunistic, often contrarian, investments. EGI's multi-billion dollar investment portfolio includes private and public companies and spans across industries such as business services, energy, communications, logistics, manufacturing, transportation, healthcare and real estate. Chicago businessman Sam Zell is the founder and chairman of the firm. 

William Harris Investors (WHI) retains a minority interest in Veridiam. WHI is the family office for the Irving Harris family.

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