Former Owner and President
Beckwood Services, Inc.
Peter is an operationally-focused investor with a successful track record of acquiring manufacturing companies and improving their profitability and enterprise value through operating improvements, process improvements and customer diversification. From 2000 to 2013 he was CEO and majority owner of Beckwood Services, a contract electronics manufacturer in Plaistow, New Hampshire, which he sold to Sparton Corp. (NYSE: SPA) in December 2013. Peter’s previous acquisitions include S. Bent & Bros., a manufacturer of dining room furniture based in Gardner, Massachusetts; U.S. Repeating Arms Co., manufacturer of Winchester sporting rifles and shotguns; and M.B. Claff & Sons, a national paper converter in the shoe and gift box business. Peter began his career in strategic management consulting from 1970 to 1980.
Peter graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Business, studies corporate finance at Northeastern Graduate School of Business.
A firm believer in employee education, Peter served for six years as a member of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, overseers of the Commonwealth’s nine state colleges and 15 community colleges. He was awarded an honorary doctorate for his efforts in education.