Executive Chairman of the Board
Helios Technologies, Inc.
Chairman, President, CEO retired
Woodhead Industries, Inc.
Philippe Lemaitre retired in November 2006 as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Woodhead Industries, Inc., a publicly-held automation and electrical products manufacturer, upon its sale to Molex. Before joining Woodhead in 1999, Mr. Lemaitre was Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of AMP, Inc. and was also in charge of AMP Computer and Telecom Business Group Worldwide. Prior to joining AMP, Mr. Lemaitre was an Executive Vice President of TRW, Inc. and also General Manager of TRW Automotive Electronics Group Worldwide. He previously held various management and research engineering positions with TRW, Inc., International Technegroup, Inc., General Electric Company and Engineering Systems International. Mr. Lemaitre also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. from March 2011 until the sale of the company in July 2016. He holds a Master of Civil Engineering degree from Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics, Paris, France, and a Master of Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley, California. Mr. Lemaitre has served as a Director of the Company since June 2007, and as Chairman of the Board since June 2013. Mr. Lemaitre's more than 32 years' experience in the development of technology and technology-driven businesses, his track record of successfully managing global business functions including sales, engineering, research and manufacturing operations, and his role as Chairman of another public company provide a wealth of experience in key areas of the Company's business and governance.
Marc Bertoneche, PhD
Professor, Business Administration
University of Bordeaux
Marc Bertoneche is an Emeritus Professor in Business Administration at the University of Bordeaux in France, and was on the Faculty of INSEAD, the European Institute of Business Administration in Fontainebleau, France, for more than 20 years. He was a Visiting Professor of Finance at the Harvard Business School. He is an Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at HEC Paris. He is a graduate of University of Paris and earned his MBA and PhD from Northwestern University. He has served as a Director of the Company since August 2001. As an academic and a consultant to universities and businesses throughout the world, Dr. Bertoneche is exposed to diverse business leaders and brings a global perspective and depth of experience in the finance area.
Douglas M. Britt
Doug Britt has been a Director of the Company since December 2016. In May of 2020, Mr. Britt became President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Corporation, a global leader in engineered materials and thermal management solutions. Previously, he served as President of the Integrated Solutions division of Flex Agility (NASDAQ: FLEX), a leading sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight, and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets. From May 2009 to November 2012, Mr. Britt served as Corporate Vice President and Managing Director of Americas for Future Electronics, and from November 2007 to May 2009, he was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Marketing, and Operations for Silicon Graphics. From January 2000 to October 2007, Mr. Britt held positions of increasing responsibility at Solectron Corporation, culminating his career there as Executive Vice President, and was responsible for Solectron’s customer business segments including sales, marketing and account and program management functions. Mr. Britt earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Chico, and attended executive education programs throughout Europe, including at the University of London. As an executive at multinational companies, Mr. Britt has extensive global mergers and acquisition experience, global manufacturing and supply chain expertise and a deep understanding of customer relationships and leading a global business.
Laura Dempsey Brown
Senior VP, Communications and Investor Relations retired
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
Laura Dempsey Brown retired in 2018 from W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW), a leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products after 19 years. She was the Senior Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations since 2010. Previously Ms. Brown served as Vice President of Marketing, and she also led the strategy development and operational execution of Grainger’s multi-year market expansion initiative focused on the top 25 U.S. metro markets. In addition, Ms. Brown served as the Vice President of Finance for Grainger’s field sales, operations, marketing and e-business functions.
Prior to joining Grainger, Ms. Brown was a Vice President at Alliant Foodservice and at Dietary Products at Baxter. She began her career at Baxter in 1985 focusing primarily on financial roles in the distribution and manufacturing businesses. She graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and obtained designation as a CPA. Ms. Brown is a member of The Chicago Network, The International Women’s Forum, and served on the board of Make-A-Wish Illinois for six years, including two years as board chair. She is also a member of the dean’s council of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
Cariappa (Cary) M. Chenanda
Cary Chenanda is a Vice President of Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), a global power leader that designs, manufactures, distributes and services diesel and natural gas engines and engine-related component products. Mr. Chenanda has been with Cummins Inc. for 22 years and currently leads the global Electronics and Fuel Systems business, a position he has held since 2017. In 2012 he helped launch the Electronics business as the 5th line of business within Cummins’s Components segment. From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Chenanda was Executive Director for Global OE Sales and was responsible for new product development at Cummins Filtration. From 2007 to 2009, he was the General Manager for the Cummins-Scania Fuel Systems Joint Venture and managed the Fuel Systems startup in Wuhan, China. Mr. Chenanda worked in roles of increasing responsibility in engineering, marketing and purchasing within the Cummins Engine business between 1998 and 2007. Prior to joining Cummins, Mr. Chenanda worked for Ecolab and Robert Bosch GmbH. He is a Certified Purchasing Manager, a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and holds seven U.S. patents. Mr. Chenanda holds an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business, an MS in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University and a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Mysore, India. Mr. Chenanda also currently serves on the Industry Advisory Council for Texas A&M’s mechanical engineering program.
Kennon H. Guglielmo, PhD
Former Global Co-Lead
Kennon Guglielmo served as Co-General Manager of Enovation Controls, LLC (“Enovation”) from the time it was acquired by the Company on December 5, 2016, until April 5, 2019. He co-founded Enovation, which operates as a separate, standalone subsidiary of the Company, in September 2009, first serving as its Chief Technology Officer and subsequently as its Co-Chief Executive Officer, along with co-founder Frank Murphy, III. Dr. Guglielmo currently serves as CEO of Genisys Controls, LLC, a segment of Enovation that was carved out prior to Enovation’s acquisition by the Company. Dr. Guglielmo has been an independent director of Rush Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:RUSHA) (NASDAQ:RUSHB) since January 2015. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology. Along with his executive and entrepreneurial background and skills, Dr. Guglielmo will bring a wealth of experience in the electronics area and product development to the Board.
President & CEO
Helios Technologies, Inc.
Josef Matosevic joined the Company in June 2020. Prior to joining the Company, he had served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE: WBT), a global manufacturer of commercial foodservice equipment, since August 2015. Mr. Matosevic also served as interim President and CEO from August through November 2018. Previously, he held the role of Senior Vice President of Global Operational Excellence at The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (NYSE: MTW), a world leading provider of engineered lifting solutions, from 2014 to 2015, and as Executive Vice President of Global Operations from 2012 to 2014. Prior to joining MTW, Mr. Matosevic served in various executive positions with Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, from 2007 through 2012. Mr. Matosevic also served as its Executive Vice President, Global Operations from 2010 to 2012, with responsibility for the defense segment, companies global operating systems and lean deployment. He previously served as Vice President of Global Operations from 2005 to 2007 and Chief Operating Officer from 2007 to 2008 at Wynnchurch Capital/Android Industries, a sub-assembler, distributor and sequencer of complex engineered modules for automotive original equipment manufacturers. Mr. Matosevic has over 26 years of global operating and business experience, with skills and focus on Commercial Sales, M&A, Strategic Operating Systems, Lean Six Sigma practices, automation, and supply chain development. Mr. Matosevic holds a bachelor’s degree from Bayerische Julius-Maximilian’s Universität in Würzburg, Germany.
Alexander Schuetz, PhD
Knauf Engineering GmbH
Alexander Schuetz serves as CEO of Knauf Engineering GmbH, an engineering company in the gypsum based construction materials industry. Prior to joining Knauf in February 2009, Dr. Schuetz held various management positions for more than 10 years in Finance, Business Development, Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Management and General Management in the fluid power industry at Mannesmann and Bosch Rexroth, including as CEO of Rexroth Mexico and Central America from August 2000 to August 2007. From 1998 to 2000, he was based in Beijing, China and was responsible for the Finance, Tax and Legal division at Mannesmann (China) Ltd., the holding company for a number of affiliated companies of the Mannesmann Group, including Rexroth, Demag, Sachs and VDO. Dr. Schuetz holds a Ph.D. in international commercial law from the University of Muenster, Germany. In 2003, Dr. Schuetz completed the Robert Bosch North America International General Management Program at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Schuetz has served as a Director of the Company since June 2014. With more than 10 years working in the fluid power industry and extensive experience in major growth regions of the world, including Asia and Latin America, Dr. Schuetz brings global insights into markets and customers to Sun.
Gregory C. Yadley
Shumaker, loop & Kendrick, LLP
Gregory Yadley has practiced corporate and securities law for over 40 years and has been a partner with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP since January 1993. Prior to entering private practice, he served as Branch Chief at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Assistant General Counsel for the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, both in Washington, D.C. Mr. Yadley currently serves as a member of the SEC’s Advisory Committee on Small Business Capital Formation. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the George Washington University Law School. Mr. Yadley brings to the Board broad experience with respect to securities, corporate governance, financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, internal investigations, contract negotiations and disputes, strategic planning, and general corporate matters.