Press Release.


Stephen Ripp Joins Arc Machines as CEO

March 28, 2013 – The leading human capital firm Morgan Samuels has announced the placement of Stephen J. Ripp as Chief Executive Officer at Arc Machines, Inc. (AMI).  Morgan Samuels provides innovative and strategic services focused on identifying, attracting, and retaining top executive talent.

Arc Machines designs, manufactures, and distributes the world’s broadest and most advanced range of automated orbital welding equipment.  Founded in 1976, AMI is headquartered in Pacoima, CA with offices in Switzerland, Germany, and the United Kingdom, plus an extensive network of domestic and international representatives in more than 50 countries across all continents.  Arc Machines is backed by the private equity fund Marwit Capital.  Mr. Ripp will report to AMI’s Board of Directors and Marwit Capital.

For the last 10 years, Mr. Ripp had operated his own international engineering business services firm, the Zurich Group, which he recently sold.  Prior to that, he had held a variety of positions working in operations, profit and loss, and mergers and acquisitions for multiple companies with nine figures in revenue.  The most recent of those companies, at all of which he held C-level positions, are Flintlock, Franke Federal, and Standard Brands.  Mr. Ripp earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Economics and a MBA in Finance, all from the University of Washington.  He also studied Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and was certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt by a program at Villanova University.

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.