Clayton, Dubilier & Rice has appointed Bill Berutti, the former CEO of Plex Systems, as an operating advisor to CD&R-managed funds.

At Plex Systems, Mr. Berutti led the transformation of Plex, delivering a combination of growth and profitability, culminating in a sale to Rockwell Automation in 2021. Mr. Berutti will work with the technology team to source new investments and advise the funds’ technology firms.

“We are pleased to have Bill as an operating advisor to CD&R funds. Bill brings a strong track record of execution leading global enterprise software businesses across application and infrastructure software sectors,” said CD&R Partner Stephen Shapiro. “Bill’s deep experience driving growth and operations focused value creation, as well as his outstanding reputation and network of industry relationships, will be of great value to the CD&R funds as we continue to build our technology efforts,” said CD&R principal Harsh Agarwal.