Blackford Capital, a private equity investment firm, has appointed operating partner Paul Doyle to a managing partner.

Doyle joined the firm in 2014 as an operating partner and worked alongside the firm’s portfolio companies in strategy development, planning processes, and talent selection and development. Doyle has additionally held leadership positions across sales, marketing and organizational development with roles as CEO with GHSP Inc., and Coastal Automotive and Coastal Container Group.

“As our firm continues its high growth trajectory, we are delighted to add Paul to our senior leadership team as Managing Partner,” said Martin Stein, CEO of Blackford Capital. “In this position, Paul’s deep expertise in manufacturing leadership and specifically in talent development will be quite valuable for our limited partners, our portfolio companies, and our team members. His reputation for leading executive teams, empowering them to excel at planning, marketing/growth, lean enterprise and leader competence is well-deserved and will help Blackford continue to create value at our portfolio companies and drive returns for investors.”