Press Release.


Capstone Turbine Hires Richard B. Lewis as VP, Operations

July 28, 2014 – Leading human capital consulting firm Morgan Samuels has announced the placement of Richard B. Lewis as Vice President, Operations at Capstone Turbine. Morgan Samuels provides innovative, strategic and transformative solutions that deliver and develop exceptional leadership talent for clients worldwide. In his new position, Mr. Lewis will be responsible for the activities, performance, implementation, and strategy of the manufacturing and distribution organization in support of all Capstone Turbine product lines and systems. The rapid 71-day cycle time for this placement beat Morgan Samuels’ industry-leading median cycle time of 84 days.

Capstone Turbine Corporation® (CPST) is the world’s leading producer of low-emission microturbine systems, and was first to market with commercially viable air bearing turbine technology. The company has shipped thousands of Capstone turbines to customers worldwide. These award-winning systems have logged millions of documented runtime operating hours. Capstone is headquartered in the Los Angeles area with sales and/or service centers in China, Mexico, Singapore, South America, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Mr. Lewis has over 29 years experience in manufacturing, global supply chain, and logistics as well as quality assurance and program management, with proven strengths in strategic planning and lean enterprise implementation for companies on rapid growth trajectories. Most recently serving as the Vice President of Operations at Meggitt Safety Systems, he previously worked as an independent global supply chain consultant and spent 12 years leading operations at AeroVironment, Inc. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Massachusetts.

“Richard brings with him a track record of successfully building world class organizations that deliver extraordinary results. He is adept at defining winning supply chain solutions and motivating high performance teams to consistently accomplish challenging performance objectives,” said Martin Hewett, Senior Client Partner and Industrial Practice Leader, who led this search on behalf of Morgan Samuels for Capstone Turbine.

About Morgan Samuels

Morgan Samuels is a leading human capital consulting firm dedicated to helping its clients realize their vision by identifying and solving their most mission critical human capital imperatives. For over 45 years the firm has created and implemented breakthrough human capital strategies that impact companies at the organizational, team and individual levels.

Complementing its core competency in retained executive search, Morgan Samuels offers additional results-driven consulting solutions designed to unleash the power of human capital and revolutionize leadership performance. Whether it’s through identifying, attracting and acquiring best-in-class talent, or developing, equipping and retaining existing critical talent, Morgan Samuels enables its clients to truly innovate, accelerate, and transform – instead of just perform.