HOUSTON, February 6, 2019-- The Sterling Group, an operationally focused private equity firm based in Houston, Texas, announced the promotions of Scott MacLaren, Franny Jones, Max Klupchak, and Claudine Lussier. Scott MacLaren has been promoted to Managing Director. Scott joined Sterling in 2014 from The Boston Consulting Group and has played an integral role on the deal teams of American Bath Group, Highline Aftermarket, Lynx FBO Network, and Evergreen North America. Scott spent a year embedded at American Bath Group where he successfully drove major transformation at the company. Franny Jones has been promoted to Managing Director.