Chairman of the Board; 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.
President, CEO - Boyd Corporation
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 has been a Director of the Company since 2020. She currently also serves as a Non-Executive Director for Tevva Motors. Ms. 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) Chenanda
Vice President - Cummins, Inc.
Cary Chenanda is a Vice President and Officer of Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), a global power provider, with complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions. Cummins products range from diesel, natural gas, electric and hybrid powertrains and powertrain-related components including filtration, aftertreatment, turbochargers, fuel systems, controls systems, air handling systems, automated transmissions, electric power generation systems, batteries, electrified power systems, hydrogen generation and fuel cell products. Mr. Chenanda has been with Cummins Inc. for 23 years and he currently leads their global Emission Solutions business. Prior to this role, Mr. Chenanda established and led Cummins Electronics in 2012 and in 2017, he oversaw the unification of the Cummins Electronics and Cummins Fuel System Businesses into one combined business. From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Chenanda was Executive Director for Global OE Sales and was responsible for new product development at Cummins Filtration in Nashville, TN. 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. Between 1998 and 2007, Mr. Chenanda had roles with increasing responsibility in engineering, marketing and purchasing within the Engine Business. Mr. Chenanda has also worked for Ecolab and Robert Bosch GmbH. He is a Certified Purchasing Manager, a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and holds 7 United States 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.
President & Chief Executive Officer
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, 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.
Chief Human Resources Officer - Grameen America
Diana Sacchi has been a Director of the Company since June 2022. Ms. Sacchi brings more than 25+ years of global human resources expertise in addition to being an experienced leadership coach. She currently is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Grameen America, a non-profit micro-finance organization dedicated to helping entrepreneurial women living in poverty build businesses to enable financial mobility. Previously, Ms. Sacchi has served as the Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Welbilt, a global food services equipment manufacturer. She also served as Vice President of Human Resources North America for LG Electronics USA. Earlier in her career, Ms. Sacchi progressed through leadership roles in human resources at Avon Products, Bristol-Myers Squibb and the United Nations Development Program. Diana holds a B.A. in Psychology from Texas Woman’s University and M.Ed. & MA in Psychological Counseling & Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.
Alexander Schuetz, PhD
CEO - 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.