PAUL D. KESTLER
Paul is an Operating Director at Desco Capital.
Paul has over 20 years of senior management experience with middle-market industrial companies. He is a problem-solver with a keen sense of the high impact items that directly affect the performance of a business. Paul uses these skills to optimize operations and successfully adapt them to today’s dynamic business environment. At Desco Capital, Paul is a member of the investment team. He manages due diligence efforts and works with acquired companies.
Prior to joining Desco Capital, Paul served as a senior manager (including interim CEO) with many of Desco Corporation’s Operating Units including: Marsh Instrument-Juarez, Mexico; Thermo-Couple Products; Tek-Air Corporation; Medical Indicators; Marsh Bellofram-USA; Marsh Bellofram-Shanghai; Automatic Timing & Controls/DEI; and Windsor Republic Door. Paul has historically focused on the implementation and management of key corporate initiatives. Past initiatives include China procurement & outsourcing, acquisition integration, plant relocations, cost reductions & efficiencies, turnaround management, and interim senior management.
Before joining Desco Corporation, Paul had a diversified background in industrial manufacturing and distribution, retail distribution, corporate purchasing, project/systems integration, and investment management.
Paul earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Arizona State University, graduating cum laude. Paul is based in Dallas, Texas.