United Process Inc. (operating under the trade name Sound Seal) announced that it has sold the business to management and an investor group led by Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners. Sound Seal will remain an independent company with continued ownership by the retiring founders. The new company will be named Sound Seal Inc.
Chris Lund, partner at Hamilton Robinson stated, “We find that Sound Seal’s culture, products, financial performance and focus on delivering world-class solutions is a very powerful combination. We are thrilled to support Sound Seal’s management team in their purchase of the company and to partner with Joe Lupone as he leads the company as CEO in its next phase of growth and development.”
Joe Lupone, newly appointed CEO of Sound Seal explained, “Sound Seal is a great company and I am proud to be leading the organization as we transition to a new capital structure and unlock our growth potential for years to come. The relationship with employees, suppliers and customers, so carefully nurtured over thirty-four years of business is Sound Seal’s basis of success. That philosophy and practice will not change.”
The company’s retiring founders, Barry Lyons and Rich Mulcahy, will maintain an ownership stake in the company.
Sound Seal is a manufacturer of commercial and architectural acoustic noise control products and offers a wide product selection to the sound proofing industry. The architectural and flooring divisions provide solutions for interiors and the Industrial division provides solutions for community noise, construction noise and in-plant noise abatement. Sound Seal brands include: Industrial, Impacta, Woodtrends and Sound Quality.