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Sterno Group

“I’ve been an Executive working with private equity firms for two decades and I can tell you this: everything starts with culture in a company. Culture is everything. At Compass, even the ‘behind the scenes’ support people are good people. There are no big egos, no sharp elbows at Compass.”

— Don Hinshaw, CEO, Sterno Group

In October 2014, Compass Diversified Holdings (CODI) and its subsidiaries acquired a majority interest in Sterno Group, Inc. (“Sterno Group”).

Based in Corona, CA, Sterno Group is the leading manufacturer and marketer of portable food warming fuel and creative table lighting solutions for the foodservice industry. Sterno Groups’ product line includes wick and gel chafing fuels, butane stoves and accessories, liquid and traditional wax candles, catering equipment and lamps. For over 100 years, the iconic “Sterno” brand has been synonymous with quality, canned heat. The heritage of reliability and innovation continues today, as Sterno Group continues to bring to market new products that give foodservice industry professionals greater control over food quality and décor.

To learn more about Sterno Group, please visit www.sternoproducts.com.

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