Re:Build Manufacturing seeks to lead the next industrial revolution in the United States by creating a family of industrial businesses combining cutting-edge enabling technologies, operational superiority, and strategic M&A. Building on deep expertise in operations management and technology within the company’s LGO-focused founder group , Re:Build helps customers succeed with just-in-time manufacturing for nearly any product. The company aspires to rebuild America’s manufacturing base, developing and protecting valuable intellectual property, and creating meaningful, sustainable jobs.
Currently, Re:Build is developing its portfolio of companies in the areas of Advanced Materials and Engineering Production Solutions. LGO students joining Re:Build can find opportunities in operational leadership, preparing for GM and plant manager roles, as well as digital leadership for those focused on process digitization, analytics and machine learning.
Miles Arnone (LGO ’93)
CEO, Re:Build Manufacturing
At LGO: MBA and SM, Mechanical Engineering
Previous studies: MIT, Mechanical Engineering
Miles began his career having founded an industrial controls start-up out of MIT which was acquired by a private equity- backed machine tool builder in 1993. From there he went on to run several machine tool companies, including Boston Digital, Campbell Grinder and Bridgeport Machines. From 2002 to 2016, Miles worked at American Capital, where he oversaw over 50 technology- and manufacturing businesses inclusive of venture opportunities and turnarounds. He left American Capital to co-found Cannon Capital, a boutique investment company, investing in five firms through 2020. Miles’ experience in the U.S. industrial market, and in particular the supply chain disruption that arose due to COVID, gave rise to the idea for Re:Build Manufacturing, which he founded with Jeff Wilke in 2020. In 2 years the company has grown to include nine businesses across a range of engineering and manufacturing disciplines, with over 650 employees, and continues to grow rapidly, both organically and through acquisition.
Paul Baxter (LGO ’16)
Director of Engineering, Re:Build Manufacturing
At LGO: MBA and SM, AeroAstro
Previous studies: United States Military Academy, Mechanical Engineering
Paul leads engineering at Re:Build Manufacturing portfolio company Composite Resources, where he is responsible for improving engineering operations and reducing the time of new product development. Prior to joining Re:Build Manufacturing, Paul was Director of Engineering at Erickson, and previously was a supply chain manager at Nike. Before attending LGO, Paul was a US Army officer.