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Fred Smagorinsky


CEO | GenServe LLC

Biography

Fred Smagorinsky is President & CEO of GenServe LLC, a portfolio company of GenNx360 Capital

Partners. GenServe is the largest independent provider of scheduled and emergency power

generator maintenance, repair and sales in the North Atlantic region serving primarily

commercial customers in a variety of industries. The company’s extensive service platform

positions it as a one-stop-shop for all generator needs. Established in 1990, the Company has

the largest team of Electrical Generating Systems Association certified technicians in the

Northeast. GenServe is headquartered in Plainview, NY with additional branch offices in

Fairfield, NJ and Pennsauken, NJ.

 

He joined GenServe after serving as CEO of Rapid Displays, a Gemspring Capital portfolio

company and manufacturer of custom retail displays, store fixtures, and kiosk merchandising

and provider of end-to-end visual merchandising solutions. Prior to Rapid Displays, he served as

CEO of Arctic Glacier Holdings, Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of packaged ice in North

America. Mr. Smagorinsky originally joined Arctic Glacier when it was under the ownership of

HIG Capital, which ultimately sold this business to Carlyle Global Partners.

 

He joined Arctic Glacier after working with an affiliate of Highland Capital Management (HCM)

as Operations Managing Director, assisting HCM’s investment team with operational issues

within its private equity portfolio. HCM had previously hired Mr. Smagorinsky as CEO of Marcal

Manufacturing, a producer of 100% recycled consumer household products, which was

subsequently sold to Atlas Holdings LLC.

 

Prior to Marcal, Mr. Smagorinsky was CEO of Schofield Stone, a building supplies portfolio

company of Kildare Enterprises; COO of Management Leadership Tomorrow, a NYC-based

nonprofit; had a 14-year stint at Sealed Air, a global packaging business in a wide range of senior

executive roles including VP, Corporate Sales & Marketing and Managing Director, Sealed Air

Australia; and was a consultant with McKinsey & Company.

 

Mr. Smagorinsky has an undergraduate degree in engineering from Princeton University and an

MBA from the Yale School of Management, is a long-standing member of the Advisory Board of

the Feliciano School of Business at Montclair State University and is a former Board Chair and

member of the Executive Committee of Jazz House Kids, a Montclair, NJ-based non-profit. He

and his wife have lived in Montclair, NJ since 1992.