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Greenbriar Equity appoints new advisory director

The transportation-focused private equity group names former American Tire Distributors COO to new advisory position.

Greenbriar Equity Group has named former American Tire Distributors chief operating officer David Dyckman as advisory director. He will assist the firm source new transportation-related investments and related due diligence activities, it said.

Dyckman joined American Tire Distributors in 2006, where he was chief financial officer until he was appointed COO in 2012.

Greenbriar makes investments of $75-150 million in diverse manufacturing and transportation-related companies valued between $100 million to $1 billion. It is investing from its 2014-vintage, $1.1 billion Fund III.

In May, the firm made an investment in Illinois supply chain software company SEKO Logistics.

Dyckman joins other veteran transportation executives at Greenbriar, including former United Airlines CEO Gerald Greenwald, ex-Lockheed Martin CEO Norman Augustine and former Rolls-Royce CEO John Rose.

“We have already had the benefit of David's expertise and sector knowledge during his time on the board of directors of PetroChoice Holdings and look forward to his expanding role with Greenbriar,” said Greenbriar managing partner John Daileader.

Greenbriar exited its investment in Pennsylvania lubricant distribution business PetroChoice through its sale to San Francisco private equity firm Golden Gate Capital in July. It acquired the business in January 2012 from Denver’s KRG Capital Partners for undisclosed terms. Dyckman joined PetroChoice’s board in 2012.

Before joining American Tire, Dyckman was executive vice president and CFO of Thermadyne Holdings, and worked as CFO and vice president of corporate development for Tennessee diversified industrial company NN.