Mr. Hartong, Jr. co-founded Brynwood in 1984. Upon closing Brynwood’s first investment in Air Express International Corporation in 1985, Mr. Hartong, Jr. became the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. When Brynwood II was formed in 1988, Mr. Hartong, Jr. relinquished the title of Chief Executive Officer. Prior to co-founding Brynwood, from 1981 to 1984, Mr. Hartong, Jr. was President and Chief Operating Officer of The Pittston Company, a NYSE-listed mineral and transportation company. From 1977 to 1981, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of The Brink’s Company, a security transportation company and an affiliate of The Pittston Company. Prior to joining The Brink’s Company, from 1973 to 1977, Mr. Hartong, Jr. was Group Vice President of North American Philips Corporation, a NYSE-listed company, with responsibility for six of Philips’ professional electronic equipment companies. From 1970 to 1973, he was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Simplex Wire and Cable Company, an AMEX-listed company. Prior to that, Mr. Hartong, Jr. was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. in both New York and Amsterdam.
Mr. Hartong, Jr. holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Cincinnati and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.