Josh Slagle Named CEO of EDGE Industrial Technologies

Wilder, Kentucky, July 8, 2024 – Josh Slagle has been appointed CEO of EDGE Industrial Technologies (EDGE). EDGE is a leading global producer of industrial machine knives and blades, punches, and related equipment. Slagle’s appointment came as part of the recent investment in EDGE by Falfurrias Capital Partners (FCP), a private equity firm focused on growth-oriented, middle-market businesses.

Slagle brings nearly 20 years of finance and executive business leadership experience to the company. Prior to joining EDGE, Slagle advised FCP’s Industrial Portfolio team as an Industry First Executive, and he previously served as President of SPX Flow’s Nutrition & Health business unit, a global manufacturer of process technologies and equipment in the food and beverage industry.

“I am honored to join the EDGE team and help build upon its strong legacy of leading solutions, quality, expertise, and customer service,” said Slagle. “Our partnership with FCP offers a unique opportunity to expand our product offerings and global capabilities to ensure we are the provider of choice for our customers across food processing, flexible packaging, and other served markets. I am confident in our potential, and excited about helping to build a brighter future for our team, partners, and customers.”

Slagle lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife and three kids. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, where he was an Academic All- American on the varsity football team. He volunteers his time supporting New City Church and the Food Recovery Group, as well as serving as an assistant baseball coach for local youth teams.

EDGE will benefit from FCP’s proven team of operational leaders and its expertise in the food industry. Sauer Brands CEO William Lovette, Pepsico’s former EVP of Engineering and Supply Chain Bill Ladd, and FCP’s Chip Johnson and Ken Walker will join EDGE’s Board along with EDGE’s former CEO, Robert Woodbury. Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC, EDGE’s prior owner, will also maintain an investment in the company and Board representation, with Aakash Patel continuing to serve.

About EDGE Industrial Technologies

EDGE Industrial Technologies is comprised of three industry leading brands – TGW International, Pearl Technologies Inc., and Leverwood Knife Works. EDGE companies are leading producers of industrial machine knives and blades, industrial punches, and related equipment, for a variety of markets, including packaging, processing, converting, print, and general industrial applications. EDGE Industrial Technologies is a global leader in the manufacture of these products, with plants in North America and Asia.

Same article found on the EDGE website:

Translate »