Operating Partner
Thomas Churbuck
Team | Operating Partners & Advisors

Mr. Churbuck is an Operating Partner at AE Industrial primarily focused on the sourcing and strategic positioning of portfolio investments. Since joining AE Industrial in 2007, Mr. Churbuck has been actively involved with a number of companies specializing in both aerospace and power generation, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of AE Industrial portfolio companies: G.S. Precision and Kellstrom Aerospace. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Gryphon Technologies, prior to its sale to ManTech International Corporation in 2021, and BHI Energy, prior to its sale to Westinghouse Electric Company in 2022. Mr. Churbuck has also served on the boards of Advanced Mobile Power Systems, Power Systems Manufacturing (PSM) and Sequa. Prior to joining AE Industrial, Mr. Churbuck was a Co-Founder of PSM where he served as President & CEO. PSM developed and sold low-emissions combustion systems for industrial gas power plants – growing from a start-up to a 120-person, engineering-focused power business that was sold to Calpine in 2000, and Alstom SA in 2007.

Education
  • John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center
  • Defense Systems Management College
Prior Experience
  • Power Systems Manufacturing (PSM)
  • U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets)