Terry A. Sutter
Mr. Sutter is an Executive Advisor for Aurora Capital Group. In this role, he serves as an operating executive resource for the partners of both the Private Equity and Resurgence funds of Aurora Capital Group. He currently serves on the boards of Industrial Container Services, Joerns, National Technical Systems, and Alltub and previously served on the boards of Porex and New Star Metals. He has more than 25 years of experience in refining, specialty chemicals, plastics, process automation, and steel, having held a variety of roles, including in R&D, M&A, operations, and executive leadership.
Mr. Sutter began his career with Pennzoil in R&D, focusing on process development and modeling for lube oil refining. He subsequently spent the next eight years with Morton International in the Specialty Chemicals Division in roles such as project engineering, quality, manufacturing, and ultimately as the business manager for Automotive Adhesives and Thermoplastic Polyurethanes. Mr. Sutter then joined AlliedSignal, which ultimately became Honeywell, in the Specialty Chemicals Division and then in the Process Automation Division. His roles included business development, VP-GM Fluorine Products, and President of Industrial Process Automation. In 2003, Mr. Sutter had an opportunity to join Tyco as one of the operating executives charged with turning around Tyco International. As the President of Tyco Plastics and Adhesives. Mr. Sutter subsequently sold one of the divisions to a strategic buyer and took the Plastics, Adhesives, and Coated Products business private. Most recently, Mr. Sutter was COO of Gerdau Ameristeel, the second largest long steel producer in North America. During his tenure at Gerdau Ameristeel, Mr. Sutter's team completed in excess of $5 billion of acquisitions across the entire value chain of the business, including in scrap operations, mills, and downstream fabrication.
Mr. Sutter has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from University of Missouri-Columbia, a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.