Mr. Buffa joined Behrman Capital in May 2018 as an Operating Partner. He has more than 30 years of operating experience in the Defense and Aerospace sector. He currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Micross Components and as Director of George Industries and kSARIA. He was most recently President and CEO of Data Device Corporation (DDC) – a former Behrman portfolio company – until its $1 billion sale in 2016. Prior to joining DDC, Mr. Buffa was President of Crane Energy Flow Solutions, a global manufacturer of specialty and custom valve products for the industrial, power, and oil & gas markets that he repositioned to serve a global customer base. He previously led Crane’s Commercial and Industrial Pump division. Before joining Crane, Mr. Buffa was Group President for the Aerospace Business Unit of Rexnord LLC, an Apollo Management portfolio company, which he led through a significant growth period. Earlier in his career, Mr. Buffa held a series of positions at Honeywell International, and led manufacturing operations for Smiths Aerospace’s (now Transdigm Group) actuation business and aftermarket services unit.
- BEEE degree from Manhattan College (1986)
- MBA with a concentration in finance from Hofstra University (1988)