DRT names new Chief Executive

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DRT Holdings has appointed Robert S. Cohen as Chief Executive Officer.

DRT is a portfolio company of Mill Rock Capital, a leading growth and operations oriented private investment firm. 

A Dayton-area native, Cohen brings over 35 years of experience leading speciality manufacturing businesses, with particular focus on the aerospace industry. Prior to joining DRT, he served as Chief Administrative Officer of Whitcraft Group, a manufacturer of highly engineered precision parts for aircraft and engine platforms.  

Previously, Cohen served for over fifteen years as President and Chief Executive Officer of TECT Power, a leading provider of complex rotating and structural airfoil components for turbine engines, until its acquisition by Whitcraft.  

“We are thrilled to welcome Rob as DRT’s Chief Executive Officer,” said Geoff Greulich, DRT Executive Chairman. “He brings deep aerospace industry knowledge, incredible leadership skills and a proven track record of leading great manufacturing businesses. I am confident that DRT’s growth will accelerate under his leadership.” 

“Rob is passionate about serving customers and brings highly relevant experience to DRT,” said Adi Pekmezovic, DRT Board Member and Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Mill Rock Capital. “He has a clear vision for growth across each of DRT’s business segments, and he is the ideal leader to build upon DRT’s storied history of engineering excellence and product innovation.” 

Cohen said: “I am excited to join the DRT family. For many years, I have admired the company for its technical leadership and strong position in its served markets. I look forward to partnering with our customers, suppliers and associates to drive growth at this critical moment in DRT’s evolution.” 

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