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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • Vinod M. Khilnani

    Retired Executive Chairman
    CTS Corporation

    Mr. Khilnani became Executive Chairman of CTS Corporation in January 2013 and served in that capacity until May 2013. He had served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of CTS from 2007 until 2013. Prior to that time, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2001. Mr. Khilnani was appointed to the Board of Gibraltar Industries in October 2014 and to the Board of ESCO Technologies, Inc. in August 2014 and has served on the Board of Directors of 1st Source Corporation since 2013. As the former Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and President of CTS (and its former Chief Financial Officer), Mr. Khilnani offers a wealth of management experience and business knowledge regarding operational, financial and corporate governance issues, as well as extensive international experience with global operations.

    Director Since
    Independent Director
    Chairman of the Board
  • Joseph P. Keithley

    Non-executive Chairman of the Board
    Nordson Corporation

    Mr. Keithley had served on the Board of Directors of Nordson Corporation since 2001 and Chairman of that board since 2010. Mr. Keithley has also served as Chairman of the Board of Keithley Instruments, Inc. (electronic test and measurement products) since 1991 and was a member of that board from 1986 until December 2010, when Keithley Instruments was purchased by Danaher Corporation. Mr. Keithley had served as Chief Executive Officer of Keithley Instruments since 1993 and as its President since 1994, prior to the purchase by Danaher. Mr. Keithley has also served on the Board of Directors of Axcelis Technologies, Inc. since 2011. Mr. Keithley brings an extensive, broad-based business background from his role as Chairman of the Board of Nordson and leadership roles at Keithley Instruments to his role on our Board of Directors. Among other things, Mr. Keithley draws upon his extensive knowledge in the global semiconductor, fiber optics, telecommunications and electronics industries garnered while at Keithley Instruments.

    Director Since
    Independent Director
  • William B. Lawrence

    Former Non-executive Chairman of the Board
    Ferro Corporation

    Mr. Lawrence served as Acting Chairman of the Board of Ferro Corporation from November 2012 until April 2013 and as Chairman from April 2013 to April 2014. Mr. Lawrence also served as a director of Ferro's Board from 1999 until April 2015. Prior to the sale of TRW, Inc. to Northrop Grumman Corporation in 2002, Mr. Lawrence served as TRW's Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since 1997 and held various other executive positions at TRW since 1976. Mr. Lawrence's background as the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of TRW, Inc. and as a director at Ferro Corporation provides him with the knowledge and experience to address the complex legislative, governance and financial issues facing global companies today.

    Director Since
    Independent Director
  • N. Mohan Reddy Ph.D.

    B. Charles Ames, Professor of Management,
    Case Western Reserve University

    Dr. Reddy was appointed B. Charles Ames, Professor of Management in February 2014. Prior to that, he had served as the Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Management from 2007 until 2012 and as the Dean of the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University from 2006 until 2012. Dr. Reddy had been Associate Professor of Marketing since 1991 and Keithley Professor of Technology Management from 1996 to 2006 at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Reddy had served on the Board of Directors of Keithley Instruments, Inc. from 2001 until December 2010, when Keithley Instruments was purchased by Danaher Corporation. Dr. Reddy had also served on the Board of Directors of Lubrizol Corporation from February 2011 until October 2011, when Lubrizol was purchased by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Dr. Reddy also serves as a consultant to firms in the electronics and semiconductor industries, primarily in the areas of product and market development. Dr. Reddy's knowledge of industrial marketing, technology development and extensive global knowledge in the electronics and semiconductor industries provides valuable insight to our Board of Directors.

    Director Since
    Independent Director
  • Craig S. Shular

    Executive Chairman of the Board
    GrafTech International Ltd.

    Mr. Shular was elected Chairman of the Board of GrafTech in 2007 and served in that capacity until December 2014. He had been a director of GrafTech from January 2003 until May 2014. Mr. Shular served as Chief Executive Officer of GrafTech from 2003 and as President from 2002 until he retired from both positions in January 2014. From 2001 until 2002, he served as Executive Vice President of GrafTech's largest business, Graphite Electrodes. Mr. Shular joined GrafTech as its Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1999 and assumed the additional duties of Executive Vice President, Electrode Sales and Marketing in 2000 until 2001. As the former Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President and former Chief Financial Officer of GrafTech, Mr. Shular brings a breadth of financial and operational management experience and provides our Board of Directors with a perspective of someone familiar with all facets of a global enterprise.

    Director Since
    Independent Director
  • Darlene J. S. Solomon Ph.D.

    Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
    Agilent Technologies

    Dr. Solomon has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Agilent Technologies since 2006. Prior to that time, she served as Vice President and Director of Agilent Laboratories, Agilent's centralized advanced research organization. Dr. Solomon joined Agilent in 1999 and served in a dual capacity as the director of the Life Sciences Technologies Laboratory and as the senior director, research and development/technology for Agilent's Life Sciences and Chemical Analysis business. Dr. Solomon serves on multiple academic and government advisory boards focused on science, technology and innovation. With extensive knowledge and experience in materials measurement and leading innovation in a diversified global technology enterprise, Dr. Solomon brings to our Board of Directors valuable insight on research and development and other operational issues faced by companies focused on innovations in technology.

    Director Since
    Independent Director
  • Robert B. Toth

    Managing Director
    CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC

    Mr. Toth was named Managing Director of CCMP Capital Advisors in January 2016. Mr. Toth served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director from 2005 and, additionally, Chairman of the Board from 2011 of Polypore International, Inc. (high technology filtration products) until its acquisition by Asahi Kasei Corporation in 2015. Mr. Toth previously was Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of CP Kelco ApS. Prior to joining CP Kelco in 2001, he spent 19 years at Monsanto Company, and its spinoff company, Solutia Inc., in roles of increasing responsibility. With extensive experience in leading corporations in the manufacturing and specialty materials sector, including his knowledge and skills in senior management, finance and operations, Mr. Toth brings to our Board of Directors significant insight into the strategic and operational issues facing companies in the advanced materials industry.

    Director Since
    Independent Director
  • Jugal K. Vijayvargiya

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Materion Corporation
    Mr. Vijayvargiva was named President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Materion Corporation effective March 3, 2017. Prior to joining Materion, Mr. Vijayvargiya served as Senior Vice President of Delphi Automotive Plc (leading global supplier of technologies for the automotive and commercial vehicle markets) and President of Delphi Electronics & Safety since February 2012, where he most recently led E&S operations in 16 countries, selling, designing and manufacturing leading-edge automated driving, controls and security, infotainment, driver interface, and software and services technologies.
    Director Since
  • Geoffrey Wild

    Former Chief Executive Officer
    AZ Electronic Materials S.A.

    Mr. Wild served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of AZ Electronic Materials from 2010 until April 2015. AZ Electronic Materials was acquired by Merck KgAa of Germany in May 2014. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Wild was President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascade Microtech, Inc. (precision electrical measurement products and services). From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Wild served as Chief Executive Officer of Nikon Precision Inc. Mr. Wild was elected to the Board of Directors of Cabot Microelectronics (polishing slurries and pad supplier to the semiconductor industry) in September 2015 and served on the Board of Directors of Axcelis Technologies, Inc. from 2006 until 2011. Mr. Wild's substantial knowledge and management experience in the global semiconductor industry, including the role of a supplier of equipment and materials to international customers, deepens our Board of Directors' insight into the operational issues that global companies face. Additionally, Mr. Wild's prior role as a chief executive officer has exposed him to international financial and accounting issues.

    Director Since
    Independent Director