Protective Industrial Products, Inc. Appoints New Director of M&A

Dec 31, 1969 • Press Release

LATHAM, NY – May 4, 2022 – Protective Industrial Products Inc. (PIP®) a leading global supplier of hand protection and PPE with more than 1,500 employees worldwide, announces the appointment of a new Director of M&A, Courtney Cliffe. Ms. Cliffe joined PIP® on Monday, May 2 to advance PIP’s mission of acquiring new companies that will drive customer expansion as well as growth opportunities.

Ms. Cliffe comes to the PIP® family from Clearview Capital L.P. where she was a Private Equity Senior Associate responsible for the evaluation and execution of investments across a variety of markets including manufacturing and distribution. Prior to her time at Clearview Capital L.P., she served as an Investment Banking Associate at Sawaya Partners, LLC and an Investment Banking Analyst at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. Courtney is a graduate of Columbia University and holds a bachelor’s in Mathematics & Statistics.

“We are thrilled to welcome Courtney along with her experience in M&A development and integration strategy,” stated Joe Milot, President and CEO of PIP®. He added, “Courtney will be an integral part of the leadership team; her experience in identifying, evaluating and recommending merger and acquisition candidates will accelerate the company’s global growth strategy across new product categories and geographies."

Protective Industrial Products (PIP®) is a leader in providing innovative PPE to wholesalers and distributors in the industrial channels. PIP®, along with its recognized leading brands: G-Tek®, Bouton®, Ironcat®, Assurance®, Kut-Gard®, CleanTeam®, QRP®, Ambi-Dex®, Dynamic®, NOVAX®, Caiman® and Boss® are relied upon for personal protection by workers every day. Our West Chester® division offers safety products to leading Retail customers under the Safety Works®, Boss®, Brahma®, Mud®, West County Gardener® and Hearos® brands, as well as some of the world’s most recognized licensed brands. PIP’s portfolio of brands recently added all brands under Paramount Safety, and additionally Bisley Workwear both headquartered in Australia. Additional information about PIP® is available at