David Scheer

SAB Industrials

David Scheer is a member of Genstar’s Strategic Advisory Board and advises the firm in its industrials sector.

David has over 30 years of experience leading global industrial businesses, including more than 10 years leading private equity sponsored companies. David served as the Chief Executive Officer of Power Products, LLC, a Genstar portfolio company. Power Products is a diversified electrical products platform with locations in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific regions.  Following the sale of Power Products in 2018 to Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), David became the CEO and subsequently the Executive Chairman of ECM Industries, LLC, also owned by Genstar, and sold in 2019. From June 2020 until August 2021, David served as the interim CEO for Genstar portfolio company Ohio Transmission Corporation.

Prior to his roles working with Genstar, David’s background includes leadership and operational positions in the electrical and industrial products manufacturing and distribution sectors. David was Executive Vice President-Electrical Segment of Actuant Corporation (NYSE: ATU) and led the 2013 carve-out of the segment, subsequently acquired by private equity. He also served as Chief Operating Officer for Pearlman/GranQuartz, the leading provider of tools, abrasives, and machinery for the stone fabrication industry.  In addition, David was Chief Operating Officer of Sigma Electric Manufacturing Corp., a global manufacturer of electrical construction products and the Southeast Division President for Rexel USA, the worldwide leader in electrical products distribution for the professional.  Earlier in his career, David had a number of roles with Thomas & Betts (now part of ABB), including the VP of Sales and Marketing for the $1 Billion Commercial Products Division.

David currently serves as a Director of three Genstar portfolio companies: Arrowhead Engineered Products, Clarience Technologies, and Ohio Transmission Corporation.


  • Vanderbilt University, BA, Economics
  • Baldwin-Wallace, MBA
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