Former Latrobe chief heads new firm

Dec 31, 2012 | 02:37 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  Latrobe, Christopher DiSantis, Dale Mikus, H-D, Overton, Hicks, Riverside, Thorsten Schier

NEW YORK — A former president and chief executive officer of alloy and tool steel maker Latrobe Specialty Metals Inc., Christopher DiSantis, will head newly established H-D Advanced Manufacturing Co., a holding company that will specialize in the manufacture of heavy-duty, precision-engineered industrial components.

DiSantis, chairman and chief executive officer of H-D, is partnering with Dallas-based private equity firm Hicks Equity Partners LLC in the venture, according to a joint statement by Hicks and Riverside Co., another private equity investor in H-D. Hicks was part-owner of Latrobe before its sale to Wyomissing, Pa.-based Carpenter....

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