Ms. Aronson has served as Executive Vice President and President, Global Healthcare, at Ecolab, Inc., a specialty chemical company. She previously was President, North America at Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., a global medical technology company. Prior to Hill-Rom, Ms. Aronson spent 18 years at Medtronic, Inc., a medical technology provider, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Talent Officer. Ms. Aronson is currently a member of the board of directors of CONMED Corporation, Hutchinson Technology, Inc. and the Guthrie Theater. Ms. Aronson’s years of diversified health care experience, financial management, and international expertise contribute to the Board.
Mr. Aspatore has served as Chairman Emeritus of Amherst Partners, LLC, a business-consulting firm, since 2010. Prior thereto, Mr. Aspatore was Chairman of Amherst Partners from 1994 through 2010. Mr. Aspatore has served as Chairman of our Board since September, 2012. Prior to co-founding Amherst Partners, Mr. Aspatore served in various officer positions at diversified manufacturing and technology businesses, including Cross and Trecker Corporation, the Warner and Swasey Company, Bendix Corporation and TRW Corporation. He also served as Vice Chairman and President of Onset BIDCO, a venture capital and subordinated debt fund, from 1992 to 1994. Mr. Aspatore also serves as a director of Mackinac Financial Corporation, a bank holding company. Mr. Aspatore’s consulting experience and service at various consulting, manufacturing and technology businesses has resulted in continued contributions to the Board.
Mr. Batts is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tupperware Corporation, a diversified consumer products company. Mr. Batts is also the retired Chairman of Premark International, Inc., a diversified consumer products company, where he also served as Chief Executive Officer from 1986 until 1996. Mr. Batts has taught as an Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management at the University Of Chicago Graduate School Of Business since 1998. Mr. Batts has served in the following key leadership positions: Chairman of the Board, Cook County Health & Hospital System; Life Director and Chairman, Lurie Children's Hospital; Life Trustee, Art Institute of Chicago; Chairman, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Life Trustee, Northwestern University; Director and Chairman, the National Association of Manufacturers; and Director, National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. Batts served as Chairman of our Board from 2004 to 2012. Mr. Batts has used his corporate governance expertise, significant leadership experience and vast business knowledge to make contributions while on the Board.
Dr. Dawson has served as the Dean of the College of Engineering of Kansas State University since July 1, 2014. Prior thereto, Dr. Dawson served as a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Clemson University, where he has held various professor positions since 1990. His research interests include nonlinear control techniques for mechatronic systems, robotic manipulator systems and vision-based systems. Dr. Dawson’s work has been recognized by several awards, including the Clemson University Centennial Professorship in 2000. Dr. Dawson’s academic and technical background has provided the basis for continued contributions to the Board’s operations and deliberations.
Mr. Duda has served as Methode's Chief Executive
Officer since May 2004 and Methode's President since 2001. Mr. Duda
joined the Company in March 2000 and served as its Vice President of
Interconnect Products Group. Prior to his service at Methode, Mr. Duda
held several positions with Amphenol Corporation, a manufacturer of
electronic connectors, most recently as General Manager of its Fiber
Optic Products Division from 1988 through November 1998.
Ms. Goossen has served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association since March, 2011. Ms. Goossen has served as the Vice President for Finance and Administration for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association since2001. From 1986 through 1999, Ms. Goossen held several management positions with Premark International, Inc., a diversified consumer products company, most recently as Vice President and Treasurer from 1996 through 1999. Ms. Goossen also serves as a director of Columbian Mutual Life Insurance, a New York domestic life insurance company, and its subsidiary Columbian Life Insurance Company, an Illinois domestic life insurance company. Ms. Goossen has used her financial expertise and management background to make continued contributions to the Board.
Mr. Hornung co-founded Sturbridge Capital, an investment fund, in January 2011, and has served as Chairman of Doskocil Manufacturing Company Inc., a producer and distributor of pet products, since January 1, 2014. Prior thereto, Mr. Hornung served as Chief Executive Officer of Next Testing, Inc., a provider of comprehensive, sport-specific athletic testing programs, from January2007 to November 2013. From February 2004 through December 2006, Mr. Hornung served as President of the Pacific Cycle Division of Dorel Industries, Inc., a global consumer products company. Prior to the acquisition of Pacific Cycle by Dorel Industries Inc., Mr. Hornung served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Cycle. Mr. Hornung is a recipient of the Ernst &Young; Entrepreneur of the Year Award and serves on an advisory board of the University Of Wisconsin School Of Business. His executive and entrepreneurial experience as well as his expertise regarding international sourcing and distribution has resulted in continued contributions to the Board.
Mr. Shelton retired in 2003 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Fleet Pride Inc., an independent heavy-duty truck parts distributor. From 1981 through 2001, Mr. Shelton served in various management positions at AMCOL International Corporation, a supplier of specialty minerals and chemicals, most recently as Senior Vice President from 1994 through 2001 and Chief Financial Officer from 1984 through 2001. Mr. Shelton serves on two private company boards and was a former member of the board of directors of AMCOL International Corporation and four private companies. Mr. Shelton has used his executive, financial and board experience to contribute to the operations and deliberations of the Board.
Mr. Skatoff retired in 2001 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BorgWarner Inc., a manufacturer of highly engineered systems and components for the automotive industry. Prior to joining BorgWarner Inc., Mr. Skatoff was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Premark International, Inc., a diversified consumer products company, from 1991 through1999. Before joining Premark, Mr. Skatoff was Vice President-Finance of Monsanto Company, a worldwide manufacturer of chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Mr. Skatoff’s executive experience and financial background has led to continued contributions to the Board.