PLAN I EXECUTE I DELIVER
Who We Are
INVESTING FOR GOOD
Mno-DREK is a Private Equity Platform Company located in Mishawaka, Indiana USA.
Founded in 2017 by DREK Holdings, the Investment Management Company funded by David J. Razzano and Eric J. Karaman, is well respected for its proven management and manufacturing industry expertise. The firm focuses on acquiring small and mid-size manufacturing companies in the metalworking and plastic industries.
In 2018, Mno-DREK decided to partner with a financial sponsor, Mno-Bmadsen, the non-gaming investment arm of the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Native American Tribe located in Dowagiac, Michigan, USA.
Mno-Bmadsen, translates to “the good path”. It was launched with the goal of diversifying the Pokagon Band’s gaming revenue stream for the benefit of its future generations.
A SHARED PATH
Mno-DREK Group drives Deal Flow, Due Diligence, Financing, and Executive Management, to acquire and operate companies in the manufacturing space. Mno-DREK uses its substantial leadership talent to run the companies while building diversity for the Pokagon economy. Together, the partners seek to achieve growth and long-term success through its buy-and-hold strategy.
Ultra-precision machining services and machine tool sub assembly for highly complex parts and components.
Concept-to-completion work for world-class molds, prototypes, and parts, built by domestic and offshore teams.
Precision piece parts, tools, fixtures, gauges and special machines for America’s leading industries; most notable heavy off-road equipment, automotive, marine and aerospace.
POSITIONED FOR THE FUTURE
Dave Razzano is CEO of Mno-DREK Group, where he takes an experienced and energetic approach to capitalizing on opportunities. His capable leadership is the result of decades of manufacturing industry success, coupled with his commitment to always making a fair deal.
Dave honed his business and manufacturing acumen at Fulton Industries, which grew from a $5 million to a $100 million tier-one manufacturer during his tenure. His unique blend of critical thinking and financial discipline have propelled his career.
In addition to his role at Mno-DREK, Dave is the CEO of the subsidiary companies, Walerko Tool and Engineering, Michiana Global Mold, and Enmark Tool and Gage. He is also managing partner and co-founder of DREK Holdings, a private equity investment group that brings decades of executive management and M&A experience to a steadily expanding portfolio of mid-size manufacturing companies.
Dave earned a BS in Medical Technology from Michigan State University, and his MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
Eric Karaman is COO of Mno-DREK Group. He uses his industry expertise to provide confident, hands-on leadership. Along with knowing the metrics of running a healthy company, Eric has a unique understanding of how keeping a business’s core culture contributes to its stability — and growth.
His successes began at USX - US Steel Division, where his work in business planning and sales led him next to Patrick Industries. After rising to the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Metals Division, he was recruited by Strength Capitol Partners. While leading sales and marketing for its acquisitions efforts, he expanded his skill set to include mergers, acquisitions, and capitol investing.
Eric also holds positions as President and COO of Michiana Global Mold, and COO of Enmark Tool and Gage, and Walerko Tool and Engineering. Additionally, he is managing partner and co-founder of DREK Holdings, a private equity group focused on small and mid-size manufacturing companies.
He earned his BSM from Purdue University, and MBA from Indiana University.