Sparsh Bhargava, President and CEO of Presstek LLC, based in Hudson, New Hampshire, unexpectedly died on October 28. Bhargava, a partner at private equity firm American Industrial Partners (AIP), owners of Presstek had led the printing technology company for the past four years, becoming its CEO within the last year.
In 2012, Bhargava was appointed as a partner at AIP and held numerous leadership roles at other AIP companies prior to his role as President and CEO of Presstek.
“Sparsh was a tremendous individual who will be dearly missed,” said John Becker, General Partner at American Industrial Partners, who assumes Bhargava’s role. “He was loved by all, had a work ethic like no other but most importantly, he was a great person who never finished a day without telling us about his love and respect for his family. Sparsh’s guidance and insights into the business have left us in a strong position to continue to achieve his vision for the company’s future.”
Bhargava’s career also included the position of Vice President of Marketing at iCare Software, an enterprise software start-up in the early education industry, and Project Manager at Procter & Gamble. During his time at Procter & Gamble, he managed new product launches and cost savings projects across multiple categories and manufacturing plants.
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