Mark Breckheimer joined Akoya in 2015 and is our sector leader for Industrial Distribution.
Mark is a senior executive with 38 plus years of experience in the Industrial Distribution sector with emphasis on Metals Distribution. He has a proven track record of partnering with boards of directors, private equity sponsors, management teams and lenders to create and unlock the value of distribution companies for their shareholders through robust organic growth and the integration of accretive acquisitions. He is highly experienced at creating and releasing value by increasing value add commercial activities, promoting lean business processes and the development of management teams and advanced business processes.
In his most recent role at Kloeckner, Mark was instrumental in completing and integrating numerous acquisitions leading the group to become the third largest metal distributor and processor in the U.S. by volume while increasing value-added business by 65% resulting in a 4 time EBITDA improvement during the period from 2011 to 2014. Prior to Kloeckner, as President of Primary Steel LLC and he and his management team were able to grow the company both organically and through acquisition from three locations with sales of under $100 million to seven locations with sales in excess of $500 million. During that period EBITDA margins increased from 3% to 12%. Over the course of his career Mark has been involved in increasing the sales of his combined responsibilities by 21 times while increasing profitability by 32 times. In 2007 together with a group of private equity partners and the management team of Primary, the company was beneficially sold to Kloeckner Namasco Corporation.
Mark has served on a variety of industrial and industry boards including the holding companies for which he was either employed by or a principle of. Mark holds a BSBA degree from Bucknell University.