Jim’s Board Participation

Jim McHugh has been an active member of the Boards of Directors/Advisory Boards for a number of privately-held companies.  The majority shareholders of these privately-held companies were either private equity/venture capital funds, families or the management team. The typical board topics include:

  • Growth
  • Acquisitions, Divestitures
  • Leadership
  • Succession
  • Competition
  • Financing
  • Capital Expenditures
  • Recruiting
  • Compensation

Current Director, Southworth International Group, Inc. (Falmouth, ME)

Southworth is the world’s largest manufacturer of ergonomic material handling equipment and container handling equipment for vertical lifting and work positioning. (www.southworthproducts.com)

Current Advisory Board, Kennebec Technologies (Augusta, ME)

Kennebec Technologies is a full-service high-precision machine products manufacturer specializing in complex, high-value-added parts and assemblies. (www.kennebec.com)

Current Board of Intellectual Capital, Gerbsman Partners (Kentfield, CA)

International crisis management/turnaround consulting firm (www.gerbsmanpartners.com)

Former Director, Beckwood Services, Inc. (Plaistow, NH) 

Beckwood is the advanced contract manufacturing partner for some of the world’s largest, most respected organizations. Since 1990, the company provided zero defect manufacturing services for International Fortune 1000 companies in the machine tool, analytical instrument, semi-conductor, military, and defense industries. Sold to a strategic buyer (Sparton Corp. NYSE) December 2014. (www.beckwood.com)

Former Director, Climax Manufacturing Company (Lowville, NY)

In a span of over 100 years, Climax has evolved into a world-class manufacturer of folding cartons and recycled paperboard. A 3rd generation, family-owned manufacturer of folding boxes and recycled paperboard.(www.climaxpkg.com). Company sold to private equity group.

Former Director, Questech Metals, Inc. (Middlebury, VT)

The world’s leading maker of decorative tiles and accessories in Cast Metal, Cast Stone, natural stone and Cast Color.  Venture-backed. (www.questech.com)

Former Director, The RETEC Group, Inc. (Concord, MA)

A national environmental management consulting and engineering firm that works on new asset development, ongoing operations and final asset disposition and restoration. Sold to a strategic buyer.

Former Director, Shield Pack, Inc. (Monroe, LA)

A manufacturer of high barrier liners for bulk container packaging. Sold to a strategic buyer.



Former Advisory Board, Seaman Paper Co. of Massachusetts, Inc. (Otter River, MA)

A 2nd generation, family-owned manufacturer and converter of decorative tissue paper sold to the nation’s leading branded retailers and niche industrial markets. (www.seamanpaper.com)

Former Advisory Board, Animation Technologies, Inc. (Boston, MA)

Venture-backed communications company that develops engineering accurate computer animation.