Grant Beard

Grant Beard, and his wife Susan, have been volunteer leaders with JDRF since their daughter Emily was diagnosed with T1D in 2006 at the age of 14. Grant is a member of JDRF’s International Board of Directors.

Professionally, Grant is Executive Operating Partner, LP & Co-investor at Blue Point Capital Partners, a firm that specializes in buying, improving and building industrial product & service companies. He also serves as a Senior Advisor to Center Rock Capital Partners and serves on the Board of Directors of; TA Systems (Chairman), Advanced Energy Industries (NASDAQ, Chairman), FM Sylvan, Grand Traverse Plastics and Italian Rose Foods.

Prior to joining Blue Point, Grant’s positions included: Chairman of Wynnchurch Industries, Chairman & CEO of Wolverine Advanced Materials, a Wynnchurch Company; President and CEO of Constar International; Partner at The Anderson Group (Private Equity); President & CEO of TriMas Corporation; Chairman, President and CEO of Health Media, Inc., and Group President of Fluid Products within Echlin & Dana Corporations (Auto Products).

Grant earned his M.B.A. and B.S. in Finance from Miami University and a M.A. in International Economics from the University of Detroit.