Biographies of Directors and Executive Officers
Robert H. Getz has been a director since March 31, 2006. Mr. Getz serves as Chairman of the Board and as a member of the Compensation and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Getz is Managing Partner and Founder of Pecksland Capital Partners, a private investment firm. Prior to 2016, Mr. Getz served as a Managing Director and Partner of Cornerstone Equity Investors, LLC, a private equity investment firm which he co-founded in 1996. Prior to the formation of Cornerstone, Mr. Getz served as a Managing Director and Partner of Prudential Equity Investors and Prudential Venture Capital. Mr. Getz has invested in and served on the boards of numerous public and private technology, manufacturing and metals and mining companies. Mr. Getz currently serves on the Board of Directors of Techtronic Industries (HKG:0669), a leading developer and manufacturer of power tools and equipment. He also serves on the board of Ero Copper (TSX:ERO), a copper mining and exploration company. Mr. Getz formerly served as a Director of Jaguar Mining until 2019. He also served as a Director of NewMarket Gold Inc. until 2016 and as Chairman of Crocodile Gold Corp until its merger with NewMarket in 2015. The board believes that Mr. Getz’s experience as an investor and extensive record as a director of other public and private companies, as well as his wide variety of operating experience, enable him to lead the board with his valuable perspective on a variety of strategic issues.
Michael L. Shor served as the Company’s interim President and Chief Executive Officer from May 29, 2018 through August 31, 2018 and was elected as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer effective September 1, 2018. Mr. Shor has been a director since August 1, 2012, and served as Chairman of the Board from February 2017 through August 2018. Mr. Shor retired as Executive Vice President—Advanced Metals Operations & Premium Alloys Operations of Carpenter Technology Corporation on July 1, 2011 after a thirty-year career with Carpenter Technology. At Carpenter, Mr. Shor held managerial positions in technology, marketing and operations before assuming full responsibility for the performance of Carpenter’s operating divisions. From November 2016 through February 2018, Mr. Shor was a member of the board of AG&E Holdings Inc. (OTC-QB: AGNU), a leading parts distributor and service provider to the casino and gaming industry. The Board believes Mr. Shor’s extensive management experience, and specific specialty materials experience, provides valuable insight to lead the Company in its strategic direction, operational excellence and growth initiatives.
Donald C. Campion has been a director since August 31, 2004. Mr. Campion also serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee of the Board. Mr. Campion has also served on several company boards, both public and private. He currently serves on the board of MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCFT), a public company, where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Campion previously served as Chief Financial Officer of several companies, including VeriFone, Inc., Special Devices, Inc., Cambridge, Inc., Oxford Automotive, Inc. and Delco Electronics Corporation. The Board believes Mr. Campion’s substantial tax and accounting experience built through his career in finance at several significant corporations, his work in engineering and lean manufacturing and his experience serving as a director of other companies make him well qualified to serve as a director. Mr. Campion’s tax and accounting acumen also qualify him as the Company’s Audit Committee financial expert.
Dawne S. Hickton has been a director since July 1, 2017. Ms. Hickton also serves as Chairperson of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees of the Board. Ms. Hickton is an Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Jacobs, Critical Missions Solutions line of business (NYSE:J). Serving now in an advisory role, Ms. Hickton is a Founding Partner of Cumberland Highstreet Partners, Inc., an executive strategic consulting firm for manufacturing businesses. Ms. Hickton previously served as Vice Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of RTI International Metals, Inc. from 2007 until its sale to Alcoa Corporation in 2015. She was Chair of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland from 2018 to 2020, and was a Director of Triumph Aerospace Group (NYSE:TGI) from 2015 to 2019 and a Director of FNB Corporation (NYSE:FNB) from 2006 to 2013. In addition, she serves on the University of Pittsburgh board of trustees and the board of the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum. The Board believes that Ms. Hickton’s leadership experience in specialty metals, her extensive experience on public boards, as well as her knowledge of Haynes’ key markets are benefits to Haynes.
Larry O. Spencer, General, USAF (Ret.) has served as a director since January 1, 2020 and serves as Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Spencer currently serves as President of the Armed Forces Benefit Association and 5Star Life Insurance Company. Mr. Spencer served until March 1, 2019 as President of the United States Air Force Association, a position he held since his retirement as a four-star general in 2015 after serving 44 years with the United States Air Force. Mr. Spencer held positions of increasing responsibility with the Air Force, which included Vice Chief of Staff, the second highest-ranking military member in the Air Force. Mr. Spencer served as Vice Commander of the Oklahoma City Logistics Center where he led repair and overhaul operations for a myriad of Air Force aircraft and engines. Mr. Spencer was also the first Air Force officer to serve as the Assistant Chief of Staff in the White House Military Office, and he served as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Mission Support at a major command. Mr. Spencer has also been a board director of the Whirlpool Corporation since August 2016 and of Triumph Group, Inc. since February 2018. The Board believes it benefits from Mr. Spencer’s experiences as a leader of large, complex organizations and global business operations and logistics and his knowledge of aerospace and insights into defense and government affairs.
Janice W. Gunst has served as Vice President - General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since August 2011. Prior to that, Mrs. Gunst was a partner at Ice Miller LLP since 2005 and an associate with Ice Miller LLP from 1998 to 2004.
Venkat Ishwar has served as Vice President - Marketing and Technology since January 2010. Dr. Ishwar was Senior Vice President of Forgital USA between July 2008 and December 2009. Prior to that, he was Director of Marketing and Business Development at Haynes International and has served in various marketing, research, engineering and production positions since joining the Company in January 1982.
Marlin C. Losch III has served as Vice President - Sales and Distribution since January 2010. Prior to that he served as Vice President - North American Sales since February 2006. Mr. Losch was Midwest Regional Manager prior to that position and has served in various marketing, quality, engineering and production positions since joining the Company in February 1988.
Daniel W. Maudlin has served as Vice President – Finance and Chief Financial Officer since December 2012. Prior to that, he served as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer since September 2004. Prior to his employment with the Company, Mr. Maudlin was corporate controller at Jordan Specialty Plastics, Inc. from April 2001. Mr. Maudlin is a licensed CPA in the State of Indiana (inactive).
Jean C. Neel has served as Vice President - Corporate Affairs of the Company since April 2000. Prior to that, Ms. Neel served as Director - Corporate Affairs since joining the Company in July 1999.
Scott R. Pinkham has served as Vice President - Tube and Wire Products since September 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Pinkham served as Vice President - Manufacturing since March 2008, after having served in various manufacturing and production capacities with the Company prior to that date.
David L. Strobel has served as Vice President – Operations since September 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Strobel acted as a consultant to manufacturing companies through his company, Silver Eagle Consulting. Mr. Strobel previously served in a number of roles at Carpenter Technology Corporation, including as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.
David Van Bibber has served as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer since December 2012. Prior to that, he served as Director of Finance at Belden, Inc. from 2009 to 2012 and Director of Finance at Zimmer, Inc. from 2004 to 2009. Mr. Van Bibber is a licensed CPA (inactive) in the State of Pennsylvania.
Gregory Tipton has served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer since January 3, 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Tipton served as the Americas Regional CIO for Dometic, a Swedish global company. Mr. Tipton began his IT career at Procter and Gamble and has experience outside of IT including roles as Plant Manager, Product Manager and Director of Sales