About Our Firm

 

Ken Glass created Stony Point Group in 1995 to manage his investments in privately held controlled companies. Over time the firm has evolved to become the family front office for Mr. Glass, his family, and their charitable foundation.

Our Team

 

Ken Glass

Ken Glass

FOUNDER

From 1995 to through 2020 Ken led the Stony Point Group team and served as the Chairman of the Board for all his aerospace and defense business investments.  Since then Ken has retired from all day to day operations and from all his board level positions.  Ken now works with his daughter Lara and a group of trusted advisors focusing his attention on the family’s investment allocation decisions.

Ken received his BSME and MS in aerospace from the University of Cincinnati and began his career working for the likes of Allis-Chalmers and other equipment OEM that exposed him to managing a variety of business operations around the world.  In his early career Ken developed a reputation for fixing underperforming business units.  He then went on to start up and build his own turnaround consulting firm, Glass & Associates where he became recognized as one of the country’s leading crisis management and turnaround professionals.  In 1995 he left the day to day operations of Glass & Associates to start Stony Point Group after completing his first acquisition.

Bernie Stanek

Bernie Stanek

CEO

Bernie serves as the CEO of Stony Point and the Chairman of the Board of all the family’s privately held companies.  In support of existing investments, Bernie oversees the management team of each company, develops long-term growth strategies, manages the capital required from the family and third party lenders, and meets with customers, suppliers and financial partners as necessary to articulate our long term vision and the commitment of the family to these businesses.  Bernie leads the ongoing efforts to identify and complete new acquisition opportunities.

Under the guidance of Ken since joining the firm in 2002, Bernie has developed a deep understanding of managing businesses in the aerospace and defense industry as he has worked closely with the management teams of the family’s private businesses learning how each business operates and the key metrics that drive their success.  He has served on the board of directors of these companies, arranged their financings, and orchestrated all of the acquisitions and divestitures of the family’s privately held companies.

Prior to Stony Point, Bernie worked first as a practicing CPA at Ernst & Young and a practicing lawyer at the predecessor to Clark Hill.  He then served in General Counsel and CFO positions for an industrial chemical company and a plastics manufacturing company.  Bernie holds a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Washington & Jefferson College and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh.

Erin DuBois

Erin DuBois

CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Erin joined the company in May 2022. She is an experienced legal professional with a diverse background working in private law firms, state government service, and as in-house counsel. Prior to joining Stony Point, Erin held the position of Vice President and lead attorney for RS&H, a prominent design firm specializing in transportation, airport, healthcare, and aerospace and defense projects. While there, she worked to scale and reinforce the company’s legal capabilities during a period of remarkable growth. She also structured and managed a team of attorneys and legal staff responsible for contract administration, litigation and claims, insurance and risk management, company qualifications, licensing and regulatory compliance, corporate governance, as well as actively engaging in employment matters and mergers and acquisitions. Erin’s early legal career began with work as a prosecutor and in private law firms where she developed the versatility necessary to transition to in-house counsel. Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami, a Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law, and is a bar licensed attorney in the State of Florida.

Matt Kaspar

Matt Kaspar

Chief Financial Officer

Matt Kaspar joined the company in February 2021. He has a diverse background in finance, banking, and operations. Before joining Stony Point, Matt served as Vice President of Finance at HSM Solutions, a large, privately held manufacturing company. Prior to that, Matt worked in Service Delivery at Systems Maintenance Services (now Curvature), investment banking at McColl Partners and JPMorgan Chase, and in management consulting at The Finley Group. He also held positions at Ernst & Young LLP in the Transaction Advisory Services and Assurance Advisory Business Services groups. Matt received a bachelor of business administration, master of accounting, and master of business administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

William Coquillette

William Coquillette

Senior Advisor

Bill Coquillette joined the company in January 2014 after retiring as a partner in the Jones Day law firm. In his 37 years at Jones Day, Bill practiced in the area of mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance with most of his time devoted to complex business acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, venture capital investments, and other private equity transactions. He had a leading role in over 300 completed transactions. He served Jones Day in several management roles, including two three year terms of service on the firm’s advisory committee. In addition to serving as a director of several portfolio companies managed by the company, Bill currently serves as the chairman of the board of Bettcher LLC, a metal stamping business headquartered in McAllen, Texas. He is a former director of The Lamson & Sessions Co., Polychem Corporation, and Motor Wheel Corporation, and has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations. Bill received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from Yale University, a Master of Arts in Jurisprudence from University College, Oxford (which he attended as a Marshall Scholar), and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School.

Scott Peterson

Scott Peterson

Chief Investment Officer

Scott Peterson joined Stony Point Group after having worked with the Glass family for many of a 23 year career in the financial services industry. The majority of that time was spent as a Vice President at Merrill Lynch helping families and individuals with wealth planning and managing their financial assets. A former Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) and Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS), Scott more recently worked for the last 7 years at UBS Financial Services as Vice President – Wealth Management in a similar role helping clients pursue their objectives by building and managing custom investment strategies. Active in the local community, Scott has been Treasurer of the NC Arboretum Society for the last 5 years.

Contact Us

We're based in Asheville, N.C., and while our focus is on North America and the aerospace industry, we're also interested in international aerospace opportunities.

Two Town Square Blvd. Suite 310, Asheville, NC 28803

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