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Mr. McWilliams has been the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Compass Marketing, Inc. since 2012 and was previously the president and chief executive officer of Keystone Foods, a producer of proteins, from May 2011 to May 2012. From May 2005 to October 2010, he served as a senior vice president at Campbell Soup Company and subsequently became the president of Campbell International, responsible for all of Campbell Soup’s business in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Mr. McWilliams joined Campbell Soup in March 2001 as senior vice president – sales and chief customer officer, overseeing the company’s relationships with its global retail partners. In April 2003, he assumed the position of president – North America Soup. Mr. McWilliams was named senior vice president and president – Campbell USA in March 2004. Prior to Campbell Soup, Mr. McWilliams held positions at Coca-Cola from 1995 to 2001 and the Pillsbury Company from 1993 to 1995. Mr. McWilliams has also served on the board of directors of Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (“AFI”) since April 1, 2016, and formerly served as its interim chief executive officer. Mr. McWilliams formerly served on the Boards of Directors of Godiva Chocolatiers International, a privately held company, and Bob Evans Farms, a full-service restaurant company, and the Board of Governors of St. Joseph’s University Food Marketing Council and the Grocery Manufacturers’ Association’s Industry Affairs Council. Mr. McWilliams offers our Board senior executive leadership capabilities and experience, as well as extensive knowledge of sales, marketing, customer service relationships, international markets and distribution channels.
Mr. Grizzle was appointed as our President and Chief Executive Officer on March 30, 2016. Previously, Mr. Grizzle served as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Armstrong Building Products, a business unit of Armstrong, since January 2011. Prior to joining Armstrong, Mr. Grizzle served as Group President of Global Engineered Support Structures Coatings & Tubing and President of International Division for Omaha at Valmont Industries, Inc., an infrastructure and agricultural equipment manufacturer, since January 2006. Prior to Valmont, he served as President of the Commercial Power Division of EaglePicher Corporation, a manufacturing and resource extractive company. Before that, Mr. Grizzle spent 16 years at General Electric Corporation, where he served as an American business leader for General Electric’s Silicones Division. Mr. Grizzle also serves on the board of directors of Franklin Electric, a global leader in the production and marketing of systems and components for water and automotive fuels. As President and Chief Executive Officer of AWI, Mr. Grizzle provides our Board with significant insight regarding our operations, strategic planning and operational design. In addition, Mr. Grizzle brings to our Board broad leadership and business expertise, as well as comprehensive experience in global operations and manufacturing matters.
Mr. Holder currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of HZO, Inc., a provider of thin-film nanocoatings for electronics, a role that he has held since February 2021. Prior to HZO, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of NN, Inc., a publicly traded, diversified industrial manufacturing company, from June 2013 to September 2019. Before joining NN, Inc., Mr. Holder served in a progression of leadership roles at Eaton Corporation for more than a decade and has previous experience in the aerospace industry. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Since 2017, Mr. Holder has served on the board of directors of Enerpac Tool Group Corp., a publicly traded, premier industrial tools and services company, where he is a member of the Audit Committee. He also currently serves on several private company boards. Mr. Holder brings to our Board extensive operating, senior executive leadership and manufacturing experience, as well as valuable insights from his experience as a public company chief executive officer.
BARBARA L. LOUGHRAN
Former Partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
Ms. Loughran served as a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP(PwC) from 1998 until her retirement in June 2018. Ms. Loughran has held various positions at PwC, including serving in its National Office from 2016 to 2018 and from 2000 to 2003, as Industrial Products Business Unit Leader of PwC’s New York Metro market from 2013 to 2015, and as Retail & Consumer Business Development Leader of PwC’s New York Metro market from 2010 to 2012. As a client service partner, Ms. Loughran led the global relationship and audit of numerous large, publicly-traded companies across abroad range of industries, and led the National Office effort on leveraging new and innovative technologies. Ms. Loughran also serves on the board of directors of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., a publicly-traded engineering company, where she serves as chair of the Audit Committee and as a member of the ESG and Risk Committee. Ms. Loughran brings to our Board an extensive public accounting background, financial and capital markets expertise, and experience in mergers and acquisitions, risk management, and financial oversight and reporting.
Mr. Melville has been a member of the Minneapolis-based law firm of Kaplan, Strangis and Kaplan, P.A. since 1994. His practice focuses on corporate governance, negotiated merger and acquisition transactions, executive compensation, private equity, securities laws and finance. He represents public and private companies and their boards of directors, significant shareholders and private equity funds in a wide variety of industries and countries. Prior to joining Kaplan, Strangis and Kaplan, P.A., Mr. Melville practiced with Dorsey and Whitney in their Minneapolis and London, England offices. Mr. Melville is a member and has had held leadership positions on committees of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Melville previously served as a member of our Board from September 2009 until July 2010 and now also serves on the board of directors of AFI (since April 1, 2016). Mr. Melville has also served on several non-public company boards and is active innumerous local and civic organizations and their boards. Mr. Melville is an associate member of the Council of Institutional Investors, a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow and is NACD Directorship Certified. Mr. Melville brings to our Board extensive knowledge and experience in corporate governance, executive compensation, corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions, as well as international experience and financial acumen. He has also gained an intimate knowledge of the Company through his service on our Board.
William H. Osborne is Senior Vice President of Total Quality and Operations for Boeing Defense, Space & Security, one of The Boeing Company’s three business units. In October 2020, he joined Boeing’s Executive Council and became the chair of Boeing’s Manufacturing Operations Council. Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense systems. In his current role, Mr. Osborne maintains oversight for Environment, Health & Safety and is responsible for its factory operations. Previously, he was Boeing’s Senior Vice President, Enterprise Operations from May 2018 until April 2020.
Before joining Boeing, Mr. Osborne served as Senior Vice President of Global Manufacturing and Quality at Navistar International Corporation, a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, from August 2013 to May 2018. He was also Senior Vice President of Custom Products at Navistar from May 2011 to August 2013. Before joining Navistar, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Federal Signal Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of a suite of products and integrated solutions for municipal, governmental, industrial and airport customers, from September 2008 to October 2010. Mr. Osborne began his career at Ford Motor Company. He currently serves on the Board of Quaker Houghton, a publicly traded global manufacturer of industrial process fluids.
Mr. Osborne brings to our Board deep manufacturing, quality control, and executive leadership proficiencies, combined with valuable experience from his time as a public company chief executive officer and board member.
WAYNE R. SHURTS
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Sysco Corporation
Mr. Shurts served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Sysco Corporation, a publicly-traded global leader in food service distribution, from 2012 until February 2019. Prior to this, Mr. Shurts served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at SUPERVALU, a publicly traded U.S. grocery retailer and wholesaler, from 2010 to 2012, and Chief Information Officer at Cadbury PLC, a British multinational confectionary company, from 2008 to 2010. Prior to this, Mr. Shurts has held various roles at Nabisco, including in finance, sales, supply chain, marketing, and technology. Mr. Shurts served on the board of directors of Con-Way Inc. in 2015 until its acquisition by XPO Logistics, where he served as a technology expert and a member of its Audit Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Shurts brings to our Board extensive technology experience as a former Chief Information Officer, and in applying technology to improve and successfully transform business processes.
Mr. Templin served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Con-Way Incorporated, a multinational freight transportation and logistics company, from January 2014 until its acquisition by XPO Logistics Inc. in 2015. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Whirlpool Corporation, a multinational manufacturer and marketer of home appliances, from 2004 to 2012, and as Vice President and Controller of Whirlpool Corporation from 2003 to 2004. Prior, he served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer of Kimball International, Inc. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Goldman Sachs Mutual Funds. Mr. Templin brings to our Board extensive experience as a senior executive, public company board member and executive of manufacturing and distribution industries, as well as experience in risk management, strategic planning, finance, and mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. Thomas is the Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President of Ardmore Roderick, a Chicago-based civil engineering firm and, prior to The Roderick Group’s merger with Ardmore Associates, LLC, previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ardmore Associates, LLC, where she was responsible for all financial, operational and management activities since 2003. Prior to founding Ardmore Associates, Ms. Thomas served as chairman of the board of the United States Railroad Retirement Board from 1998 until 2003, and as commissioner of the department of buildings of the city of Chicago from 1989 until 1994. Ms. Thomas also serves on the board of directors of Wintrust Bank, a banking corporation, where she is a member of their credit and audit committees. Ms. Thomas serves on the boards of numerous local and civic organizations and foundations, including the Lyric Opera of Chicago (since 2007), the Chicago Zoological Society (since 2000), the Polk Bros Foundation (since 2009), the Brach Foundation (since 2015) and the Big Shoulders Foundation (since 2013). Ms. Thomas brings to our Board significant senior executive leadership experience, as well as relevant experience in manufacturing, distribution and risk management.