• Industrial

Mike McLain

Senior Advisor

Mike McLain is a Senior Advisor of Irving Place Capital.  He focuses on investments in branded industrial and consumer products companies.  Mr. McLain was previously Chief Executive Officer of Aearo Technologies, a maker of worker safety equipment for industrial and consumer markets and a successful Irving Place Capital investment.  He was with Aearo Technologies from 1998 to 2008, during which time his team helped drive over $1 billion of value creation for three private equity firms before selling Aearo to 3M Corporation.  Prior to Aearo, Mr. McLain spent more than 25 years in branded consumer products, including as President and Chief Executive Officer of DowBrands.


  • M.B.A. from Furman University
  • B.S. degree from Auburn University

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