Clare Nordquist

Industry Advisor

Sector Focus: Industrials and Manufacturing

Clare began his career in the United States Air Force, managing contracts with industry to develop manufacturing techniques for ceramic nose cones to protect the electronics in the emerging supersonic missile world. Next was CoorsTek, a manufacturer of technical ceramics for a wide range of applications where he led the development of ceramic substrates for electronic circuits that became the platform for IBM and Western Electric thick and thin film circuitry. He served in a number of operating positions from Plant Manager to VP of Sales and Group Vice President, was on the board of CT and two subsidiaries, one of which was a very successful manufacturing company in Singapore.  He left Coors to return to Seattle, co-founded and was Managing Partner of Materia Ventures, a venture fund investing in early stage companies with advanced materials technologies.

He has been active in community organizations in Bellevue and the University of Washington and served as a Commissioner of the Port of Seattle.  He is currently a Board  Member and Treasurer of Qualco Energy, a nonprofit operation in Monroe transitioning dairy cow waste into electricity and putting it back on the grid, and a Board Member and Treasurer of  The Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting and serving the needs of the Parkinson Community (NWPF.com).

Recent deals

Acquired by

Dynamics Ceramic Limited

Manufacturer of resistant material components for aerospace and industrial applications.

Transaction Description

Acquired by CoorsTek, Inc.

Industry Sector

Aerospace, Manufacturing

Target Country

UK

Buyer Country

US

Client Location

East Midlands, UK

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Acquired by

Enhanced Benefits Group

Leading employee benefit provider

Transaction Description

Acquired by Coldwell Banker Bain

Industry Sector

Business Services

Target Country

US

Buyer Country

US

Client Location

Renton, WA

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Contact

Brian Murphy

t: (206) 224-6156
e: bmurphy@meridianllc.com email

Acquired by

VIOX Corporation

Manufacturer of glass compositions

Transaction Description

Acquired by Ceradyne, inc.

Industry Sector

Healthcare & Life Sciences, Industrials, Aerospace, Manufacturing

Target Country

US

Buyer Country

US

Client Location

Seattle, WA

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Contact

Brian Murphy

t: (206) 224-6156
e: bmurphy@meridianllc.com email