James Ruddy is a transformational business leader with a track record of success in multiple industries spanning specialty chemicals, manufactured products and highly engineered utility and telecommunications infrastructure. His professional career started in the US Army Corps of Engineers where he served as an officer during the First Gulf War. He progressed through a variety of commercial and operational leadership roles for industry leading companies including GE, Kidde, Valmont Industries, WR Grace and Sabre Industries. He was most recently the CEO of Sabre Industries where he lead two successful private equity transaction processes delivering over $1 billion in return for investors. The most recent transaction was recognized as the best outcome in the distinguished 40 year history of the PE firm. He earned a Chemical Engineering degree from Princeton University and a distinguished scholar certification in General Management from the Kellogg School of Business.