NEW YORK (June 14, 2023) — Acertitude, the executive search firm unleashing human potential, has recruited Mary Heitmann as the new chief financial officer of AIS Global (AISG), a leading global provider of human-machine interface products for the medical, commercial and industrial markets and applications. Headquartered in Coeur d'Alene, ID, AISG has nine facilities across the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Taiwan, and China, including four key manufacturing facilities.

AISG is on a growth journey, with backing from by KPS Capital Partners (KPS), a family of private equity funds with $14.9 billion in assets under management and exclusively focused on making controlling equity investments in manufacturing and industrial companies. As CFO, Heitmann will serve as a business partner to the CEO, leadership team, and KPS team as she provides financial leadership that evolves the business and supports continued, profitable, rapid expansion.

Heitmann is a growth-oriented CFO with over 20 years of financial leadership experience with various PE-backed and industrial companies. She brings strengths in P/L management, M&A, reorganization, and general financial management to the table. She also has a track record of developing world-class finance and operational teams and centralizing finance functions.

The CFO search was completed in a prompt 85 days. Kevin O’Neill, co-founder, managing partner, and leader of Acertitude’s Industrial practice, led the search together with Dan Staats, principal, who specializes in CFO work within the Industrial and Private Equity sectors. In addition to Corporate & Financial Officers, the team has functional capabilities that span Board & CEO, Operations & Supply Chain, Transformation & Restructuring, Commercial Officers, and Technology & Cyber Officers.

“Mary’s blend of excellent financial expertise, industry acumen, and private equity knowledge will, no doubt, allow her to deliver value creation across the enterprise,” said O’Neill. “We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with KPS and advising AISG as they continue to drive growth and increase profitability.”

Prior to joining AISG, Heitmann acted as the CFO of PE-backed automation machinery manufacturing company, MiQ Partners. She has also held financial leadership roles with Cosasco, Infinite Electronics, Smiths Group, and others.

Acertitude has served as strategic partners to KPS for nearly a decade, placing over 100 executives across the portfolio, with recent Board and C-Suite placements for AM General, C&D Technologies, Life Fitness, Lufkin Industries, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Primient, and more.