John D. Hawkins
John joined Sterling in 1992. He is responsible for sourcing and executing acquisitions and the oversight of portfolio companies. John is the Chairman of Saxco International and Specified Air and is on the board of DYK/AAHC. He was previously on the boards of Liqui-Box, B&G Crane, Velcon Filters, North American Energy Partners, BTEC Turbines and Exopack. In addition, he participates in the structuring and financing of many of the Sterling portfolio companies. John was previously on the professional staff of Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Hawkins received a B.S.B.A. in accounting from the University of Tennessee and an M.B.A. with honors from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.