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Tillman Recruits Chief Information Officer for Novaria

Scottsdale, AZ (April 27, 2020) – TillmanPartners is pleased to announce the successful recruitment of Tim Koeneman as the Chief Information Officer for Novaria Group. Headquartered in Fort Worth, TX, Novaria was recently acquired by KKR with a strategy to acquire precision aerospace and defense component companies.

“Novaria is led by a terrific CEO in Bryan Perkins, and Koeneman is well-suited to partner with KKR and the leadership team at Novaria to support the company’s aggressive growth strategy”, states Rob Tillman, President of TillmanPartners. “Having successfully completed several key leadership searches for KKR over the last few years, we’re extremely pleased with Tim’s decision to join the company and confident he will make a major impact.”

Prior to joining Novaria, Koeneman served as the CIO of Arrowhead Engineered Products for nearly four years where he helped support the company’s growth through acquisition. In addition, he served as the CIO of Capital Safety from 2012 through 2015 where helped scale this former KKR company assisting in its successful sale to 3M. Earlier, Koeneman gained additional experience in manufacturing as the Divisional CIO and then General Manager of the HVAC business at Invensys. Koeneman began his career at Accenture and GE and completed his MBA at the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree in management information systems and marketing at Marquette University.

“Tim brings a strong background in manufacturing and a successful track record as CIO in three distinctly different manufacturing businesses over the last decade”, states Novaria’s CEO, Bryan Perkins. “In addition, he served as CIO in another KKR-backed business where he established himself as a leader ensuring the company’s information technology platform could successfully support and enable the company’s growth.”

About Novaria Group

Headquartered in Fort Worth, TX, Novaria Group is a cohesive family of precision component companies, a sum made greater by the value of its parts, that consistently delivers optimum performance and sustainable growth within the aerospace & defense marketplace.

About TillmanPartners

TillmanPartners is a senior level executive search and coaching firm led by its Founder, Rob Tillman. Specializing in recruiting and coaching CFOs and CIOs, Tillman fully integrates assessment and coaching in every search, and he personally leads every project with passion, simplicity, and focus.


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