Randy Barko worked 25 years for Nypro Inc. before retiring from the Clinton, Mass.-based injection molder and contract manufacturer in 2006. While there, he served as corporate vice president of mergers and acquisitions, as well as president and chief executive officer of the Nypro Medical Products Group, and chairman of NP Medical Inc. He also worked as corporate VP of marketing, sales and business development, and was instrumental in helping Nypro grow from $40 million to more than $800 million in sales annually.
Prior to 1981, he held senior management positions at processors Hallmark Plastics Inc. in
His current duties include currently being an executive adviser to Chicago-based private equity firm Blaige & Co. LLC (www.blaige.com).
Barko graduated from the University of Notre Dame and has completed executive leadership programs at
He currently is a board member/adviser to the following companies:
* Precision Engineered Products LLC (Nautic Partners)
* Optimum Technology Group Ltd.
* Parkinson Technologies Inc. (Thorsen LLC)
* Parkway Products Inc. (
* Quickparts Inc. (Frontier Capital)
Barko also has served as an adviser to a number of private-equity portfolio companies, including: HIG Capital's Vaupell Inc., Audax Group's Thermotech Inc. and CAI Private Equity's DynaPlast Ltd.