Wolfgang H. Dangel
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Wolfgang Dangel became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on April 1, 2016. From January 2014 to March 2016, he was a consultant to the Schaeffler Holding Company. From September 2011 to December 2013, he served as President of Schaeffler Automotive Global and a member of the Executive Board of the Schaeffler Group and, from January 2007 to September 2011, as President of Schaeffler Group Asia/Pacific and a member of the Extended Management Board of Schaeffler Group (Global). Mr. Dangel previously served as President, CEO and CFO of Bosch Rexroth North America, from January 2001 to December 2006. Prior to that, he was affiliated with other Mannesmann and Rexroth companies, including as Managing Director and Chairman of the Management Board of Mannesmann Rexroth (China) Ltd. from June 1996 to December 2000. Mr. Dangel previously served as a member of the board of directors of the National Fluid Power Association. He holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim, Germany. Mr. Dangel has served as a Director of the Company since June 2009. With more than a decade of direct experience working in the fluid power industry and extensive experience in Asia, Mr. Dangel brings a wealth of knowledge regarding the customers and markets in which the Company's products are sold.
Tricia L. Fulton
Chief Financial Officer
Tricia Fulton joined the Company in March 1997 and held positions of increasing responsibility, including Corporate Controller, prior to being named Chief Financial Officer on March 4, 2006. From July 1995 to March 1997, Ms. Fulton served as the Director of Accounting for Plymouth Harbor. From November 1991 to July 1995, she served in various financial capacities for Loral Data Systems. From September 1989 to September 1991, Ms. Fulton was an auditor with Deloitte & Touche. Ms. Fulton is a graduate of Hillsdale College and the General Management Program at the Harvard Business School. She serves as a member of the executive committee and board of directors of the National Fluid Power Association.
Gary A. Gotting
Global Lead, CVT Product Management and Marketing
Gary Gotting joined the Company in November 2013 and prior to being named Global Lead, CVT Product Development and Marketing, he had regional leadership responsibilities in sales and marketing of cartridge valve technology ("CVT") in the Americas. From January 2008 to November 2013, he was VP of Sales and Marketing at High Country Tek, Inc., the Company's first venture into electronics. From 2007-2008, Mr. Gotting was senior product manager for the advanced technology and systems group of Eaton Corporation in Eden Prairie, MN. He was affiliated with Denison Hydraulics from 1993-2007, first managing electronics and systems development for Denison Hydraulics International in England, and then relocating to the company's U.S. corporate headquarters in Marysville Ohio, as global electronics and controls manager in 2000. When Denison Hydraulics Inc. was purchased by Parker Hannifin Corporation in 2003, he moved to a role in Parker's global mobile group, where he remained until 2007, when he joined Eaton. Mr. Gotting is a graduate of Brighton College of Technology in England and holds higher education certificates in electronics and communications engineering.
Kennon H. Guglielmo
Global Co-Lead, Electronic Controls
Kennon Guglielmo serves as Co-General Manager of Enovation Controls, LLC ("Enovation"), which was acquired by the Company on December 5, 2016, and operates as a separate, standalone subsidiary. He co-founded Enovation 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 Registrant. 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.
Jinger J. McPeak
Global Co-Lead, Electronic Controls
Jinger McPeak serves as Co-General Manager of Enovation Controls, LLC, which was acquired by the Company on December 5, 2016, and operates as a separate, standalone subsidiary. She joined the predecessor company to Enovation Controls in September 2004. In the 14 years with the company, Ms. McPeak has served in roles spanning from Market Management to Engineering, including leadership of the company-wide Display Solutions Team. Prior to the acquisition Ms. McPeak was the Vice President of Vehicle Technologies. She has over 20 years' experience and has been responsible for all aspects of managing the critical success factors of Enovation Controls' display and controller technology serving the recreational, marine and off-highway segments. Prior to joining the company, Ms. McPeak was employed at Mercury Marine, a Brunswick division, from May 1997 to September 2004 where she held several leadership positions, including Quality Engineer, Sales Administration Manager, Lean Six Sigma Program Officer and National Sales Manager. Her background includes a strong focus on market development and product portfolio strategy, including product quality & performance, program planning, timing and management, executive communication of strategic direction and tactical planning at all corporate levels. Ms. McPeak completed her education in 2001 by adding an MBA from Oklahoma State University to her Bachelor of Arts degree in Statistics. She currently serves on the BoatPAC board of the National Marine Manufacturers Association.
Global Lead, CVT Sales and Business Development
Craig Roser joined the Company in 2009 and had regional leadership responsibilities in marketing, sales and business development in the Americas before becoming Global Lead, CVT Sales and Business Development Lead in August of 2016. Mr. Roser graduated from the University of South Florida in 1979 with a mechanical engineering degree and worked in the textile and tire making industries until 1983, when he joined Gulf Controls Company LLC, a Sun Hydraulics Distributor. Mr. Roser last served as Vice President Engineering of Gulf Controls before being selected in 2001 as President of Hydro Air LLC, another fluid power component and systems distributor who then had the same owner as Gulf Controls. He is a licensed professional engineer and participates in committee activities of the National Fluid Power Association and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Mr. Roser also earned a law degree from The Florida State College of Law and is a member of The Florida Bar.
Melanie M. Nealis, Esq.
Chief Legal and Compliance Officer
Melanie M. Nealis, Esq. joined the company on July 9, 2018 as the company’s Chief Legal and Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Helios, Melanie was the Deputy General Counsel of Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) from 2012 to 2018 and senior corporate counsel to Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) from 2005 to 2012. Melanie graduated with a BSBA, summa cum laude, from Xavier University and has a Juris Doctorate degree from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law where she graduated with honors in law. Melanie began her legal career in Cleveland, Ohio at the law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP.