Nashville, TN, May 04, 2021 – Thermal Solutions Manufacturing (TSM) is pleased to announce that it has named Richard T. Ruebusch to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ruebusch is a skilled and experienced business leader who is ideally suited to accelerate TSM’s growth initiatives and lead the company through its next phase of growth. Mr. Ruebusch has deep experience in TSM’s markets and brings with him a wealth of knowledge with regard to sales, management, engineering, operations, and finance. Mr. Ruebusch replaces Joe Apuzzo as CEO. Mr. Apuzzo will remain with TSM as Executive Vice President of Finance.
Russell Greenberg, Chairman of TSM and Managing Partner of Altus Capital Partners, commented “Altus looks forward to working with Mr. Ruebusch to accelerate TSM’s momentum with regard to numerous growth initiatives and is optimistic about the future of the business as the economy and trucking industry rebound in 2021. We want to thank Mr. Apuzzo for his great leadership during 2020 and we look forward to Mr. Apuzzo’s continued strong contributions to the company in his new role.”
Mr. Ruebusch stated “I could not be more excited to join the TSM team. TSM is a fantastic business and a leader in its markets. I look forward to partnering with TSM and Altus to execute on strategic growth initiatives for the business.”
Tom Groh, Partner of Altus, stated “Mr. Ruebusch has a strong background in TSM’s markets and brings with him experience to accelerate TSM’s growth trajectory including facilitating add-on acquisitions. We believe he is the right leader for TSM based on the opportunities available to TSM at this juncture. His knowledge and success leading similar companies will be instrumental in guiding TSM.”
Mr. Ruebusch’s prior experience includes serving as CEO of Flow Below, Allied Aerofoam, MSD Performance Group, Columbus Castings, and other companies in the transportation industry. He has also held roles at SPX Corporation, MTD Consumer Products, Tecumseh, and GE. Mr. Ruebusch received a BS in Engineering from The Ohio State University and received training at the GE Management Institute.
TSM, based in Nashville, Tennessee, is a manufacturer and distributor of heat exchange and temperature control products for the North American heavy-duty on-highway and off-highway truck aftermarket and industrial end markets. TSM operates through manufacturing facilities and distribution outlets located throughout North America supplying radiators, condensers, air coolers and evaporators to multiple customer segments. For more information on TSM, please visit www.thermalsolutionsmfg.com
About Altus Capital Partners
Altus Capital Partners is a private equity firm that makes control investments in middle market niche-manufacturing businesses. Altus utilizes a thoughtful investment approach, partners with management teams and focuses on both internal growth and accretive acquisitions. For more information, please visit www.altuscapitalpartners.com