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Ron Childress

Operating Partner
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  • Mr. Childress has been affiliated with Kohlberg since 2015 and was named an Operating Partner in 2021.  He is currently CEO of USIC and serves as a member of the board of directors.  Additionally, he serves as Executive Chairman of AWP Safety and is a member of the board of directors of ENTRUST Solutions Group.  Previously, Mr. Childress was the CEO of AWP Safety and Osmose Utilities Services, both Kohlberg portfolio companies.  He is responsible for investment thesis development, company diligence and portfolio company operations management in the Infrastructure Services sector.

    Prior to his affiliation with Kohlberg, Mr. Childress held various senior level management positions during his 34 year career with Osmose.