CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NPO) announced today that Jerry L. Johnson has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Strategy, Corporate Development, and Investor Relations, succeeding Chris O’Neal. Mr. O’Neal, who has been with EnPro since 2008 and led this function since 2015, has been promoted to an executive financial position within the company’s Sealing Products segment. Mr. O’Neal will work with Mr. Johnson to ensure a successful transition.
“Jerry brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our company from his years in merchant banking and private equity and I am delighted that he has joined our leadership team,” said Marvin Riley, President and CEO of EnPro. “As he steps in to lead our strategy, corporate development, and investor relations team, I am excited about the deep expertise he will contribute as we continue to execute on our portfolio growth strategy,” continued Mr. Riley.
Mr. Johnson has held leadership roles in finance and consulting for more than 25 years. He has extensive experience in acquisitions and was a founding member and Partner of the private equity firm RLJ Equity Partners for the last thirteen years. He is a member of the New York Economic Club, Young President’s Organization, The University of Tennessee’s Investment Advisory Council and the College of Engineering’s Board of Advisors, and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Johnson’s career also includes experience as a White House Fellow, merchant banker with Donaldson, Lufkin, & Jenrette, and as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company.
“On behalf of myself and RLJ Private Equity, I want to congratulate Jerry on his new position at EnPro Industries,” said Bob Johnson, Founder and Chairman of The RLJ Companies. “It has been my privilege and that of the firm to work with Jerry. He is an outstanding executive who has made a major contribution to RLJ Private Equity and I am confident that he will bring the same success to his new company,” said Mr. Johnson.
Jerry L. Johnson graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree of science in chemical engineering and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.
About EnPro Industries
EnPro Industries, Inc. is a niche provider of precision components, solutions, and services with a well-diversified customer base. For more information about EnPro, visit the company’s website at http://www.enproindustries.com.
Jerry L. Johnson
Senior Vice President – Strategy, Corporate Development and Investor Relations