Thomas R. Cellitti

Thomas R. Cellitti

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Director Since: 2000

Thomas R. Cellitti was elected Chairman of the Board in June of 2020 and has served as a director of the Company since February 10, 2000. Mr. Cellitti previously was Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Chairman of the Executive Resource Committee. Prior to his retirement from Navistar Inc. (“Navistar”) in 2013, Mr. Cellitti was the Senior Vice President of Integrated Reliability and Quality, for Navistar since 2008. Prior to such time, Mr. Cellitti served as Vice President and General Manager, Medium Truck Division from 2004 to 2008, as well as Vice President and General Manager, Bus Vehicle Division from 1991 to 2004 for Navistar, where he led developing and implementing the business strategies. Prior to this time Mr. Cellitti held positions in Manufacturing and Finance. Mr. Cellitti has also served on the board of various industry and nonprofit organizations as well as private corporations. Mr. Cellitti’s experience includes leadership in developing and implementing business strategies for profitable growth. Mr. Cellitti has a Master’s degree in Business Administration with specialization in Finance from Loyola University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Marquette University. As a result of these and other professional experiences, the Board of Directors has concluded that Mr. Cellitti should serve as a director because of his in-depth insight and knowledge about manufacturing operations, quality, finance and business strategy as well as his extensive background in corporate leadership and powertrain, bus, and truck industries.

Eric L. Palomaki

James F. Crowley

Chairman of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
Director Since: 1998

James F. Crowley has served as a director of the Company since May 28, 1998 and is Chairman of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Crowley is a private investor and Chairman and Managing Partner of Old Strategic LLC, headquartered in Connecticut. Since October 2008, Mr. Crowley has served as a Director of Green Plains and is Chairman of its audit committee. From 1993 to 2006, Mr. Crowley was a founding partner and Chairman of the Strategic Research Institute LLC. From 1984 to 1992, Mr. Crowley served in various capacities with Prudential Securities, Inc., including President of Global Investment & Merchant Banking. Prior to joining Prudential Securities, Inc., Mr. Crowley was a First Vice President and Partner at Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co. in its Investment Bank and Capital Markets Division. Mr. Crowley has also served on the board of various not-for-profit and private organizations and universities. Mr. Crowley has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Wharton Graduate School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Villanova University. In addition Mr. Crowley has attended corporate governance courses at Harvard, Stanford and Northwestern Universities. In 2019, Mr. Crowley was awarded the Harvard Business School Certificate in Corporate Governance. As a result of these and other professional experiences, the Board of Directors has concluded that Mr. Crowley should serve as a director because of his extensive business, investment banking, finance and corporate management experience, as well as his in-depth understanding of the financial markets and insight into the role of serving as Chair of the Company’s Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee.

David L. Duvall

David L. Duvall

President and Chief Executive Officer
Director Since: 2018

David Duvall joined the Company on October 22, 2018 as Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Duvall came to the Company from Signode Industrial Group, a Carlyle Group company, where he served as Group President of the Global Equipment & Tools division, from January 2017 to October 2018, when Signode was sold to Crown Holdings Inc. Prior to Signode, Mr. Duvall served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Danfoss’ Global Hydrostatics Division from 2012 to 2017, based out of Germany. From 2008 to 2012 Mr. Duvall was Vice President and General Manager for the Global Valves business at Danfoss and led the carve-out of that business to form a stand-alone business within the Danfoss structure. Mr. Duvall has held various senior management roles in both the industrial and automotive sectors, including Americas General Manager for Fuel Tanks at TI Automotive (2005-2008) and Vice President of Operations with VITEC LLC (2003-2005). Mr. Duvall has a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. As a result of these and other professional experiences, the Board of Directors has concluded that Mr. Duvall should serve as a director because of his corporate management skills and experience, in-depth global operations insight, and strategy and business development knowledge.

Eric L. Palomaki

Ralph O. Hellmold

Chairman of the Compensation Committee
Director Since: 1996

Ralph O. Hellmold has served as a director of the Company since its formation on December 31, 1996 and is Chairman of the Compensation Committee. He was Managing Member of Hellmold & Co., LLC, an investment banking boutique specializing in mergers and acquisitions and working with troubled companies or their creditors until 2012, and is currently an investor. Prior to forming Hellmold & Co., LLC in 2004, Mr. Hellmold was president of Hellmold Associates which was formed in 1990, and Chairman of The Private Investment Banking Company which was formed in 1999. Prior to 1990, Mr. Hellmold was a Managing Director at Prudential-Bache Capital Funding, where he served as co-head of the Corporate Finance Group, co-head of the Investment Banking Committee and head of the Financial Restructuring Group. Prior to 1987, Mr. Hellmold was a partner at Lehman Brothers and its successors, where he worked in Corporate Finance since 1974 and co-founded Lehman’s Financial Restructuring Group. Mr. Hellmold is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has served as director, and on the audit committee, of other public corporations in the past. Mr. Hellmold has a Master’s degree in International Relations from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College. As a result of these and other professional experiences, the Board of Directors has concluded that Mr. Hellmold should serve as a director because of his extensive business, investment banking, finance and corporate management experience, as well as his in-depth understanding of the financial markets and strong background in mergers and acquisitions, which also supports his role of serving as Chair of the Company’s Compensation Committee.

Matthew E. Jauchius

Matthew E. Jauchius

Chairman of the Audit Committee
Director Since: 2013

Matthew E. Jauchius has served as a director of the Company since January 1, 2013 and is Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Jauchius previously served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Fifth Third Bancorp, where he has directed a substantial integrated marketing program since 2017. From 2015 to 2016, Mr. Jauchius served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Hertz Global Holdings and from 2010 to 2015 Mr. Jauchius served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. Mr. Jauchius also served previously as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Nationwide. Prior to Nationwide, Mr. Jauchius served as Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company, Risk Advisor at Bank One (now Chase) and Senior Accountant at Ernst & Young. Mr. Jauchius’ experience includes strategy and growth, marketing and sales, company turnarounds, audit/risk management, and operational cost improvements, which includes support to the automotive, agriculture and other manufacturing industries. Mr. Jauchius has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University. Mr. Jauchius is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the State of Ohio. As a result of these and other professional experiences, the Board of Directors has concluded that Mr. Jauchius should serve as a director and Chair of the Company’s Audit Committee because of his in-depth insight and experience in marketing, strategy and business development.

Sandra L. Kowaleski

Sandra L. Kowaleski

Director Since: 2020

Sandra L. Kowaleski has served as a director of the Company since September 21, 2020. Ms. Kowaleski is currently Director of Manufacturing at Stanley Black and Decker. She is responsible for manufacturing locations supporting construction solutions products and strategic value stream optimization to deliver world-class quality and service for their Hand Tools, Accessory, and Storage Business. From 2015 to 2020, Ms. Kowaleski served as a Global Operations Leader of Momentive Performance Materials, a global leader in silicones and advanced materials serving the aerospace, automotive, transportation, electronics, and semiconductors industries. In her career, she has also held several executive-level operations and business leadership positions, including Vice President – Global Operations for Minerals Technologies and Vice President, General Manager – Functional Coatings & Manufacturing Operations for OMNOVA Solutions/GenCorp. Ms. Kowaleski’s experience includes global operational and manufacturing system optimization, leading business and culture transformations, multi-national business leadership, and strengthening financial results in multi-site businesses. Prior board experience includes Board of Trustees for the OMNOVA Foundation and Advisory Board Member for the Industrial Systems & Welding Engineering department of The Ohio State University. She was also a Managing Director for a GmbH. Ms. Kowaleski has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University. As a result of these and other professional experiences, the Board of Directors has concluded that Ms. Kowaleski should serve as a director because of her corporate management skills and experience, in-depth global operations insight, business development knowledge, and advanced materials and molding expertise.

Andrew O. Smith

Andrew O. Smith

Director Since: 2015

Andrew O. Smith has served as a director of the Company since August 6, 2015. Since 2019, he has been the President and Chief Executive Officer for Yenkin-Majestic Paint Corporation/OPC Polymers (“YM/OPC”), a privately held manufacturer of coatings resins, architectural paints, and industrial coatings serving industrial and retail customers primarily in North America. Before joining YM/OPC in 1995, Mr. Smith served as a principal in several entrepreneurial businesses, after beginning his career as a management consultant in the strategy practice of Booz · Allen & Hamilton, where he advised major industrial and financial corporations. In his current position, Mr. Smith oversees three operating divisions with responsibility for manufacturing, finance, information technology, legal, research and development and strategic planning. He also serves on the Board of YM/OPC, the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions, and several other non-profit organizations. Mr. Smith has extensive experience in manufacturing and materials development, knowledge of supply chain and logistics and extensive experience analyzing financial statements. He is a member of the bar of the State of New York and active in professional organizations including the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Coatings Association. Mr. Smith has a law degree and a Master’s degree in Business Administration both from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Wharton School of Business, both at the University of Pennsylvania. As a result of these and other professional experiences, the Board of Directors has concluded that Mr. Smith should serve as a director because of his in-depth insight and knowledge about manufacturing, materials technology, and executive leadership.