Board of Directors


September 29, 2017

Ronald E. Armstrong

RONALD E. ARMSTRONG, age 62, is Chief Executive Officer of the Company and has held that position since April 2014.  Mr. Armstrong served as President of the Company from January 2011 to April 2014, Executive Vice President from August to December 2010, Senior Vice President from December 2007 to July 2010, and Vice President from November 2002 to November 2007.  Previously, he was a senior manager with Ernst & Young where he worked for 16 years.  He has served as a director of the Company since 2014.


Dame Alison J. Carnwath

DAME ALISON J. CARNWATH, age 64, is chairman of Land Securities plc, the United Kingdom's largest property company listed on the London Stock Exchange and has held that position since 2008.  She has also been a senior adviser to Evercore Partners, an independent corporate finance advisory firm (formerly known as Lexicon Partners) since 2005, and chairman of the management board at Living Bridge Equity Partners, LLP, a private equity firm (formerly known as ISIS Equity Partners, LLP) since 1999, both based in the United Kingdom.  She became a director of Coller Capital Ltd. in May 2015.  She has been a member of the supervisory board and chairman of the audit committee of BASF, a leading chemical company based in Germany, since 2014, and she has served as a director of Zurich Insurance Group since 2012.  She previously served as non-executive chairman of MF Global Holdings Ltd. (2008-2010); and as a non-executive director of the Man Group plc (2001-2013), Malachite, a UK consulting firm (2010-2012), and Barclays plc (2010-2012), all United Kingdom based companies.  She has served as a director of the Company since 2005.


Beth E. Ford

BETH E. FORD, age 53, is group executive vice president and chief operating officer at Land O'Lakes, a member-owned agricultural production and dairy cooperative and has held that position since November 2015.  She previously served as executive vice president and chief supply chain and operations officer at Land O’Lakes since 2012.  Ms. Ford served as executive vice president and head of supply chain at International Flavor and Fragrances (2008-2011).  Ms. Ford has served as a director of Clearwater Paper Corporation since 2013.  She is on the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the College of Business at Iowa State University and the Board of Advisors at the Columbia University Business School – Deming Center.  She has served as a director of the Company since 2015.


Kirk S. Hachigian

KIRK S. HACHIGIAN, age 57, is executive chairman of JELD-WEN, inc., a global manufacturer of windows and doors and has held that position since December 2015.  He previously served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of JELD-WEN, inc. from April 2014 through December 2015, as a principal of SkyKarr Capital LLC, a private investment firm, from 2013 to March 2014 and as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Cooper Industries plc, a global manufacturer of electrical products, from 2006 until it was acquired by Eaton Corporation in 2012.  He has served as lead director for Allegion plc and as a director of NextEra Energy Inc. since 2013.  He has served as a director of the Company since 2008.


Luiz Kaufmann

LUIZ KAUFMANN, age 71, is managing partner of L. Kaufmann Consultants in Sao Paulo, Brasil, a company which provides investment banking services and operational leadership in mergers and acquisitions and has held that position since 2008.  He currently also serves as CEO and is a director of El Tejar Limited, a Bermuda-based company that has agriculture and livestock operations in South America and has held that position since 2013.  He has served on the advisory councils for Nubank and Endless Mobile since 2013.  He previously served as president and CEO of Kroton Educacional (2009-2010) and as President and CEO (2006-2008) and as a director (2001-2006) of Medial Saude.  He previously served as a director of several Brasilian companies, including GOL, a Brasilian airline (2004-2016), and Vivo, the largest mobile telecom company in Brasil (2005-2009).  He previously held CEO positions at several Brasilian companies including Aracruz Celulose, the largest eucalyptus pulp producer in the world (1993-1998), and Grupo Multiplic (1985-1990), a diversified financial group.  He also served as the managing director of Arthur D. Little in Brasil (1977-1984).  He has served as a director of the Company since 2012.


Roderick C. McGeary

RODERICK C. MCGEARY, age 66, served in consulting and audit roles with KPMG LLP from 1972 to 2000 culminating in the position as co-vice chairman of consulting (1997-1999).  He has served as a director of Raymond James Financial, Inc. since September 2015.  He was chairman of BearingPoint Inc., formerly KPMG Consulting, LLC, a management and technology consulting firm, from 2004 to 2009 and was its interim chief executive officer from 2004 to 2005.  BearingPoint filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in February 2009 and its plan under Chapter 11 was declared effective as of December 30, 2009.  He has served as a director of Cisco Systems since 2003.  He previously served as non-executive chairman of Tegile Systems, Inc. (2010-2012) and as a director of Dionex Corporation (2004-2011) and National Semiconductor Corporation (2009-2011).  He has served as a director of the Company since 2012.


John M. Pigott

JOHN M. PIGOTT, age 53, is a partner in Beta Business Ventures, LLC, a private investment company concentrating in natural resources, and was a partner in the predecessor company Beta Capital Group, LLC since 2003.  He is the brother of Mark C. Pigott, a director of the Company.  He has served as a director of the Company since 2009.


Mark C. Pigott

MARK C. PIGOTT, age 63, is Executive Chairman of the Company and has held that position since April 2014.  Mr. Pigott was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from January 1997 to April 2014, Vice Chairman from January 1995 to December 1996, Executive Vice President from December 1993 to January 1995, Senior Vice President from January 1990 to December 1993, and Vice President from October 1988 to December 1989.  He has served as a director of Franklin Resources Inc., an investment management company, since 2011.  He is the brother of John M. Pigott, a director of the Company.  He has served as a director of the Company since 1994.


Mark A. Schulz

MARK A. SCHULZ, age 64, is currently president and chief executive officer of M. A. Schulz and Associates, a management consulting firm, and a founding partner in Fontinalis Partners, LLC, a transportation technology strategic investment firm.  He served as president of international operations at Ford Motor Company from 2005 until his retirement in 2007 and in a variety of executive roles during over 30 years with Ford, including running Ford’s Mazda, Jaguar, Land Rover and Aston Martin affiliates and setting up manufacturing and distribution operations in South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.  He has served as a director of Dana Holdings Corporation since 2008 and previously served as a director of YRC Worldwide, Inc. (2007-2009), and as a director of the National Committee of United States-China Relations and the United States-China Business Council.  He has served as a director of the Company since 2012.


Gregory M. E. Spierkel

GREGORY M. E. SPIERKEL, age 60, served as chief executive officer of Ingram Micro Inc., a $34 billion worldwide distributor of technology products, from 2005 to 2012.  He previously served as president from March 2004 to April 2005.  During his 14-year tenure with that company he held other senior positions including executive vice president.  He was also a director of Ingram Micro (2005-2012).  He has served as a director of MGM Resorts International since 2013 and as a director of Schneider Electric (Paris) since October 2014.  He has served as a director of the Company since 2008.


Charles R. Williamson

CHARLES R. WILLIAMSON, age 68, served as chairman of the board of Weyerhaeuser Company, a forest products company (2009-2016), and of Talisman Energy Inc., a Canadian oil and gas company (2009-2015).  He continues to serve on the board of Weyerhaeuser Company as lead independent director.  He served as chairman and chief executive officer of Unocal, the California-based energy company, from 2001 until Unocal merged with Chevron in August 2005.  Mr. Williamson was the chairman of the US-ASEAN Business Council (2002-2005).  He has served as a director of the Company since 2006 and has served as lead director since 2014.


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