Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Robert E. Brunner
Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
Robert E. Brunner has been a member of the Board since 2012. Mr. Brunner served as Executive Vice President of Illinois Tool Works, Inc., an international manufacturer of highly engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems and specialty products, from 2006 until his retirement in 2011. Prior to this position, Mr. Brunner held the position of President, Global Automotive Fasteners from 2005 to 2006 and President, North American Automotive Fasteners from 2003 to 2005. Prior to this position, Mr. Brunner held a variety of positions within Illinois Tool Works, Inc., including positions in general management, operations management and sales & marketing. Mr. Brunner serves on the board of directors of Leggett & Platt, Incorporated, a publicly held diversified manufacturer of engineered components and products and Lindsay Corporation, a publicly held global company focusing on providing irrigation and infrastructure solutions.

David K. Floyd
David K. Floyd has been a member of the Board since 2016. Since 2012, Mr. Floyd has served as a Group President of Stryker Corporation, a leading global medical technology company. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Floyd served as the U.S. President, and then Worldwide President, of Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Floyd served as the General Manager, and then President, of the Spine Division of Abbott Laboratories. From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Floyd served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of AxioMed Spine Corporation, a medical device manufacturer. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Floyd was the Vice President, U.S. Market, and then President, of Centerpulse Orthopedics Inc., a medical device manufacturer. Prior to that, Mr. Floyd held various leadership positions in sales, marketing and operations with OrthoLogic Corporation, Sulzer Orthopedics, Inc. and Zimmer, Inc., and has worked in the medical technology industry for over 28 years. Mr. Floyd was also a director of OrthoWorx, a business league founded to support the orthopedic industry, and served as its first Chief Executive Officer from 2011 to 2012.

Jeri Harman

Jeri J. Harman
Jeri J. Harman has been a member of the Board since February 2019. Jeri Harman is a Founder & Chairman of Avante Capital Partners. With over $465 million of capital under management, Avante makes unitranche and subordinated debt and minority equity investments to finance buyouts, minority recaps, acquisitions and growth. In 2018, Avante Capital Partners was named Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) of the Year by the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The firm was also named Women-Owned Firm of the Year 2018 by Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN). Ms. Harman has over 30 years of financing experience, involving well over $1 billion in aggregate investments. Prior to founding Avante, Ms. Harman started-up and led the Los Angeles offices for two multi-billion publicly traded private equity and mezzanine investment funds – American Capital and more recently Allied Capital, where she was also a member of Allied's Investment Committee. Earlier career highlights include various senior level positions with Prudential Capital. Ms. Harman has served on numerous boards over her career, and currently serves on the board of Engineered Performance Technologies, a consumer-focused automotive aftermarket performance products company. She received a Master's of Business Administration from the University of California – Berkeley, and a Bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (summa cum laude). Ms. Harman brings extensive capital markets experience and strategic and financial acumen to the Board.

David L. Pugh
David L. Pugh has been a member of the Board since 2012. Mr. Pugh retired in 2011 as President and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors of Applied Industrial Technologies, a publicly held distributor of industrial products and services. Mr. Pugh joined Applied Industrial Technologies in 1999 as President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Applied Industrial Technologies, Mr. Pugh served as Senior Vice President of the Industrial Control Group of Rockwell International Corporation, a provider of industrial automation control and information solutions, which he joined in 1994. Prior to joining Rockwell, Mr. Pugh held various positions in sales, marketing and operations at Square D Company, a manufacturer of electrical components, and Westinghouse Electric. Mr. Pugh serves on the board of directors of Applied Industrial Technologies and Hexcel Corporation, a publicly held producer of advanced composites. Mr. Pugh also serves on the board of directors of R.W. Beckett Corporation, a premiere manufacturer of oil and gas burners.

Carey Smith

Carey A. Smith
Carey A. Smith has been a member of the Board since March 2017. Since November 2016, Ms. Smith has served as the President of the Federal Business Unit of Parsons Corporation, a technology-driven engineering services firm with expertise in infrastructure, physical and cyber security, and health and logistics. From 2011 until 2016, Ms. Smith served in positions of progressive responsibility at Honeywell International Inc., first as the President, Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., then Vice President, Customer & Product Support for Honeywell Aerospace, and then President, Honeywell Defense & Space. From 1996 to 2011, Ms. Smith worked for Lockheed Martin as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Lockheed Martin Canada, Vice President Business Development and Strategic Planning for the Maritime Systems and Sensors (MS2) Business Unit, Vice President Naval and Maritime Programs, and Vice President Technical Services. From 1994 to 1996, Ms. Smith worked for Loral (which was acquired by Lockheed Martin) as the Director, then Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning for MS2. From 1985 to 1994, Ms. Smith served in numerous engineering management, program management and engineering positions at IBM Federal (which was acquired by Loral). In total, Ms. Smith has 31 years of aerospace and defense experience. Ms. Smith is also on the Professional Services Council Board of Directors and serves as the secretary.

Janice E. Stipp

Janice E. Stipp
Janice E. Stipp has been a member of the Board since February 2019. Janice E. Stipp retired as Senior Vice President, CFO & Treasurer at Rogers Corporation, a leader in specialty engineered materials that enable high performance and high reliability in EV/HEV, wireless infrastructure, automotive safety and portable electronics. She is on the board of ArcBest Corp., Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc and Michigan State University Foundation. Previously, she also served on the board of PlyGem Industries, Inc. until the company was taken private in 2018. She also is a Member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and Member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Over the course of her career Ms. Stipp held the positions of CFO, Treasurer, Principal Accounting Officer & SVP at Rogers Corp., CFO, Secretary, Treasurer & Executive VP at Tecumseh Products Co. LLC, Chief Financial Officer at Revstone Industries LLC, Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of Acument Global Technologies, Inc. and Chief Financial Officer & EVP-Administration at GDX Automotive, Inc. Ms. Stipp graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and received her MBA in Finance from Wayne State University. Ms. Stipp is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Ms. Stipp brings to the Board financial and accounting acumen as well as providing the benefit of service on the board of directors of a number of public companies.

Steven T. Warshaw
Steven T. Warshaw has been a member of the Board since 1997. Mr. Warshaw retired in 2005 from M Cubed Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of advanced composite materials and ultra-precise electronic components and modules where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer since 2002. Prior to this position, he served as President of Hexcel Schwebel, a global producer of advanced structural materials, from 2000 to 2001. Mr. Warshaw served as Senior Vice President of Photronics, Inc., a global supplier to the semiconductor industry from 1999 to 2000. From 1996 to 1999, he served as President of Olin Microelectronic Materials, a company supplying technologically advanced chemicals, products, and services to semiconductor manufacturers. Mr. Warshaw serves on the board of directors of Park Electrochemical Corp., a publicly held advanced materials manufacturing company. Mr. Warshaw brings to the Board considerable executive experience as well as providing the benefit of service on the board of directors of a publicly traded company.