One of LGO’s more recent partners, American Industrial Partners (AIP) is a private equity firm dedicated to building industrial businesses. It invests in middle-market companies and has made over 60 acquisitions since the firm started. Through internships at AIP’s portfolio companies, LGO students have an immediate impact on product-to-business transformation. AIP’s strategy relies heavily on improving operations in conjunction with a company’s current management team. The company is eager to recruit LGO graduates and provide internship opportunities.
Some AIP Portfolio Companies:
AIP Aerospace serves the global aerospace market with 14 manufacturing facilities across the United States and France. LGO intern at AIP Aerospace have worked on a new material that is lighter and stronger than those found on the current market.
Shape Technologies is the combination of two previous companies and is a leader of waterjet cutting systems. A recent LGO class visited Shape in Seattle, WA, during their Domestic Plant Trek.
Sean Henson (LGO ’17)
Product Manager, Material and Tooling Solutions, AIP Aerospace
At LGO: MBA and SM Aeronautics and Astronautics
Previous Studies: University of Pennsylvania, Material Science and Economics
Sean’s internship at TexStars, an AIP portfolio company in the aerospace sector, identified design and process factors to improve production of a new aerospace transparency product. He also created a market development road map. After graduating from LGO, Sean leads go-to-market efforts for material and tooling solution projects. Based in Southern California, he divides his time between AIP Aerospace/Texstars and another AIP portfolio company, Ascent Aerospace.