Senior Advisors

Partnering for Success

Senior Advisors

Stephen Glaudel

Joined American Industrial Partners from ASCO Valve in 2009 and retired in 2013. Mr. Glaudel’s career spans over 30 years in New Product Development Management, and Systems Automation Engineering Technology including positions as Vice President of Engineering at ASCO Valve, where he led a team of 100 individuals in the U.S., Mexico, and India and at Brooks Instrument where he served from 1995 through 2004. Before Brooks, Mr. Glaudel held technology leadership positions within the Distributed Control Systems divisions of Leeds & Northrup and the Analog & Digital Electronics and Turbine/Generators groups at Westinghouse. Mr. Glaudel has extensive experience in managing global engineering programs and holds eight issued patents. Mr. Glaudel graduated, summa cum laude, from Syracuse University in 1975 with degrees in Biosystems and Electrical Engineering and holds a 2001 MBA in International Business from St. Joseph’s University, summa cum laude.

Max Holmes

Joined American Industrial Partners as a Senior Advisor in 2015. Before AIP, he was the Chief Investment Officer of Plainfield Asset Management LLC and a Managing Director at D.E. Shaw & Company. Mr. Holmes is a member of the New York and Texas bar and an Adjunct Professor of Finance at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Mr. Holmes graduated from Harvard College, Columbia Law School, and Columbia Business School.

Graham Sullivan

Joined American Industrial Partners in 1998 as a Managing Director and retired in 2017. Before AIP, Mr. Sullivan served as Director of Corporate Planning at Sweetheart Cup Company and held various manufacturing and program management positions at Hughes Aircraft where he built satellite microwave amplifiers for a variety of domestic and international commercial customers. Before Hughes Aircraft, he spent seven years at Varian Associates and Watkins-Johnson Company as a mechanical engineer and project manager in a variety of ground-based, airborne and satellite programs for both NASA and military customers. Mr. Sullivan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University, where he was elected Tau Beta Pi, and holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering, an MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and an MBA from Stanford University.


Meet the Team »


Strategy & Criteria »


Culture & Values »


450 Lexington Ave
40th Floor
New York, NY 10017