G. Ronald Morris
Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
G. Ronald Morris has been a member of the Board since 1994. Mr. Morris retired in 1999 from Western Industries, Inc., a contract manufacturer of metal and plastic products. Mr. Morris had served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Western Industries since July 1991. From 1989 to 1991, Mr. Morris served as Chairman of the Board of Integrated Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of computer software, and from 1988 to 1989, he served as Vice Chairman of Rexnord Corp., a manufacturer of mechanical power transmission components and related products, including anti-friction bearings. From 1982 to 1988, Mr. Morris served as President and Chief Executive Officer of PT Components, Inc., a manufacturer of mechanical power transmission components and related products that was acquired by Rexnord in 1988. Mr. Morris has extensive executive leadership and board experience with technology, precision metal, plastic, and bearing manufacturers. He brings to the Board substantial knowledge and expertise in product development and global manufacturing. He also brings invaluable insight and perspective to the Company’s strategic development.
William Dries was appointed to the Board of Directors in May 2014. Most recently, and prior to his retirement in 2011, Mr. Dries served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at EnPro Industries, Inc., a NYSE listed, engineered industrial products manufacturer. Prior to joining EnPro, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at United Dominion Industries, also a NYSE listed, machine and instrument manufacturer, which was acquired by SPX Industries in 2001. Before joining United Dominion, Mr. Dries was an audit principal at Ernst & Young in New York for 11 years. In addition to serving on the NN Board, Mr. Dries also serves on the board of directors of Polypore International, Inc. and Transdigm Group, Inc., both of which are NYSE listed companies. Mr. Dries brings to the Board considerable financial expertise, global manufacturing knowledge and executive leadership experience. Additionally, Mr. Dries offers the Board his experience of having served on the board of directors for other publicly held companies.
Robert E. Brunner
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, including positions in general management, operations management, and sales and marketing. Mr. Brunner serves on the board of directors of Leggett & Platt, Inc., a publicly held company and a diversified manufacturer of engineered components and products. Mr. Brunner brings to the Board broad industry knowledge, executive leadership experience, and extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, his public company board experience is a valuable asset to the Board.
David K. Floyd
David Floyd was appointed to the Board in May 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 Orthopedics. 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. Mr. Floyd brings to the Board broad knowledge of the medical device industry, substantial executive leadership experience and extensive experience with strategy development, commercial operations, and mergers and acquisitions.
Richard D. Holder
President and Chief Executive Officer
Rich Holder was named President and Chief Executive Officer in June 2013. Prior to joining NN, he held a variety of leadership positions at Eaton Corp., a diversified global leader in power management and electrical systems. Most recently, he served as the President of Eaton Electrical Components, a division of Eaton’s Electrical Sector. Other leadership positions at Eaton include Executive Vice President of Eaton Business System, Vice President and General Manager of the Power Distribution and Assemblies Division, and Vice President Supply Chain and Operational Excellence. Prior to joining Eaton, Mr. Holder served as Director of Aircraft and Technical Purchasing for US Airways and also held a variety of leadership positions at AlliedSignal Corp. and Parker Hannifin Corp.
David L. Pugh
David L. Pugh has been a member of the Board since 2012. Mr. Pugh retired in 2011 as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Applied Industrial Technologies (“Applied”), a leading distributor of industrial products and services. Mr. Pugh joined Applied in 1999 as President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Applied, Mr. Pugh served as Senior Vice President of the Industrial Control Group of Rockwell International Corp., 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 Co. and Westinghouse Electric. Mr. Pugh serves on the board of directors of Hexcel Corp., a publicly held company and a leading producer of advanced composites. Mr. Pugh also serves on the board of directors of R.W. Beckett Corp., a premiere manufacturer of oil and gas burners. Mr. Pugh offers to the board valuable bearing experience and executive leadership as well as specialized operational experience in global bearing distribution. Additionally, Mr. Pugh brings to the Board his previous experience on the board of directors of a publicly held company.
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. Mr. Warshaw had served as President and Chief Executive Officer of M Cubed Technologies since July 2002. Prior to this position, he served as President of Hexcel Schwebel, a global producer of advanced structural materials, from April 2000 to November 2001. Mr. Warshaw served from February 1999 as Senior Vice President of Photronics, Inc., a global supplier to the semiconductor industry. 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 company. Mr. Warshaw brings considerable executive experience as well as providing the benefit of service on the board of directors of a publicly traded company. Mr. Warshaw has extensive knowledge and brings insights and perspectives from positions he has held in important areas, including global operations, product development, marketing, and executive compensation.