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Corporate Governance

Board of Directors


James L. L. Tullis, Chairman of the Board

Director since 1998. Appointed Chairman in 2020. Chief Executive Officer, Tullis Health Investors, Greenwich, CT since 1986, and Tullis Health Investors FL, LLC, North Palm Beach, FL since 2012 (venture capital investments in the health care industry).

Other directorships: Lord Abbett & Co. Mutual Funds since 2016 (Chairman since 2017) (Lord Abbett family of mutual funds).

Relevant skills and experience: financial and organizational expertise gained as chief executive officer of venture capital investment group; expertise in management, strategy and governance matters gained as director of public and private companies.


Martin R. Benante, Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Director since 2015. Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2000 to December 2014, and Chief Executive Officer from 2000 to December 2013, Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Charlotte, NC (supplier of highly engineered products and services to commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets).

Other directorships: Curtiss-Wright Corporation from 1999 to 2015.

Relevant skills and experience: strategic, operational and managerial expertise gained through a more than 35-year career with an industrial manufacturer serving markets similar to those of the Company.


Michael Dinkins, President and Chief Executive Officer
Dinkins Financial

Director since 2019. President and Chief Executive Officer of Dinkins Financial, a consulting firm that helps small businesses gain access to capital, since October 2017. From 2008 until May 2012, served on the Board of Directors of Integer Holdings Corporation (a medical device manufacturer and developer of high-end batteries for niche applications in medical and energy markets), and subsequently as Senior Vice President and later as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, until his retirement in March 2017.

Other directorships: Community Health Systems, Inc. since 2017; Integer Holdings Corporation from 2008 until 2017; LandAmerica Financial Group Inc. from 1996 to 2008; and Access Worldwide Communications, Inc. from 1999 to 2002.

Relevant skills and experience: financial and operational expertise gained by extensive senior executive experience with publicly-traded and private manufacturing and finance/insurance companies.


Ronald C. Lindsay, Retired Chief Operating Officer
Eastman Chemical Co.

Director since 2013. Chief Operating Officer, Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, TN (manufacturer of specialty chemicals, plastic compounds and acetate fibers) since 2013; Executive Vice President, Specialty Fluids and Intermediates, Fibers, Adhesives and Plasticizers Worldwide Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing Support, Eastman Chemical Company from May 2011 to 2013. Positions of increasing responsibility with Eastman Chemical from 1980, including Senior Vice President from 2006 to 2009 and Executive Vice President from 2009 to 2013.

Relevant skills and experience: operational, sales and manufacturing expertise gained by extensive senior executive experience with large industrial manufacturer.


Ellen McClain, Chief Operating Officer
Year Up

Director since 2013. Appointed as President on September 27, 2022, served as Chief Operating Officer from May 24, 2021, and Chief Financial Officer from 2015 to 2021, Year Up, Boston, MA (not-for-profit provider of job training services). President from May 2012 to April 2013, Chief Operating Officer from September 2011 to April 2013, Executive Vice President from September 2011 to May 2012, and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2009 to September 2011, of New York Racing Association, Inc., Ozone Park, NY (operator of thoroughbred racetracks). Vice President, Finance, Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc., New York, NY (operator of local television stations) from 2004 to 2009.

Relevant skills and experience: financial and organizational expertise gained as chief financial officer of public and private enterprises.


Charles G. McClure, Jr., Managing Partner
Michigan Capital Advisors

Director since 2017. Managing Partner of Michigan Capital Advisors, a private equity firm he co-founded in 2014, which invests in Tier 2 and 3 global automotive and transportation suppliers. Prior to founding Michigan Capital Advisors, Mr. McClure served from 2004 to 2013 as Chairman of the Board, CEO and President of Meritor, Inc., a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets.

Other directorships: DTE Energy, 3D Systems and Penske Corporation.

Relevant skills and experience: more than 35 years of experience in corporate strategy, manufacturing, sales, operational and intellectual capital expertise in various industries, including transportation; also proven leadership skills with over 20 years of experience as CEO, president and director of major domestic and international corporations, as well as a member of the boards of industry organizations.


Max H. Mitchell, President and Chief Executive Officer

Director since 2014. President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since January 2014; President and Chief Operating Officer from January 2013 to January 2014; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from May 2011 to January 2013; Group President, Fluid Handling segment of the Company from 2005 to October 2012. Vice President, Operational Excellence of the Company from 2004 to 2005.

Other directorships: Lennox International, Inc.

Relevant skills and experience: comprehensive knowledge of the Company’s culture and operations gained from successive positions as head of its Operational Excellence system, president of its largest segment, its President and Chief Operating Officer and now Chief Executive Officer.


Jennifer M. Pollino, Executive Coach and Consultant
JMPollino LLC

Director since 2013. Executive Coach and Consultant, JMPollino LLC, Charlotte, NC since July 2012. Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Communications, Goodrich Corporation, Charlotte, NC (diversified manufacturer) from 2005 to July 2012. Other directorships: Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. since 2014; Kaman Corporation since June 2015.

Relevant skills and experience: broad experience with governance, intellectual capital and organizational issues, as well as financial expertise, gained in over 20 years as senior executive and general manager with large manufacturer of aerospace products; financial expertise gained as controller of savings and loan association and field accounting officer at Resolution Trust Corporation; certified public accountant.


John S. Stroup, Operating Advisor
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

Director since 2020. Operating Advisor at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (a global private equity manager that invests in and builds businesses). Former President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors from 2005 to May 2020, Chairman from 2016, and Executive Chairman from 2020 to May 2021, Belden Inc. (a global leader in signal transmission and security solutions).

Other directorships: Tenneco Inc. since 2020; Rexnord Corporation since 2012.

Relevant skills and experience: more than 30 years of experience in industrial manufacturing of highly engineered products and business strategy development.

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