Dunn Rush Expands Investment Banking Team with Addition of John Coughlin as Managing Director

July 24, 2018

BOSTON, MA – Dunn Rush & Co., is pleased to announce the addition of John L. Coughlin, to its Boston based investment banking team.  Mr. Coughlin has joined Dunn Rush & Co. as a Managing Director in the Instrumentation and Process Controls sector. 

Mr. Coughlin’s specific area of expertise is in the areas of Medical Devices and Instrumentation.  Prior to Dunn Rush, he served as President and CEO of Advanced Instruments, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of laboratory desktop instruments and related consumables, from 2001 to 2016.  Advanced Instruments was sold to Windjammer Capital Investors in 2016, and Mr. Coughlin remains on the Board of Directors.

Prior to joining Advanced Instruments, Mr. Coughlin served for five years as President, CEO and Director of Benthos Inc., a manufacturer of oceanographic instrumentation and marine sensors.  Before Benthos, he served as President of Dynisco Instruments, a provider of melt pressure transducers, temperature sensors and polytest instruments for plastics extrusion.  John’s prior experience includes various positions in engineering, marketing and sales, and general management in the process control and instrumentation industries.

John has a B.S. degree in Physics from Georgetown University and an M.S. degree in Physics from Northeastern University.  In 2001 he was awarded U.S. Patent Number 6237418.

We are proud to announce the addition of Mr. Coughlin to our team at Dunn Rush & Co. 

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Bill Jemison / Former Owner and CEO, Heyco Products, Inc.

I have seen the Dunn Rush team perform in several sell-side situations. You want them on your team! Their preparation and attention to detail is impressive. They are also real good people to have by your side during a stressful time. In the case of Bridgeport Fittings, Kevin and Greg introduced us to their Gold Standard of Preparation and we took their advice getting audited financial statements and a Quality of Earnings report. This preparation made the due diligence process go smoothly, helped the firm proactively address issues and greatly improved the due diligence process. The final results exceeded our expectations.

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