People: Sparton Corp (SPA)

SPA on New York Consolidated

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24 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Swartwout

68 2011 Independent Chairman of the Board

Cary Wood

47 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Donald Pearson

51 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Michael Osborne

43 2012 Senior Vice President - Corporate Development

Steven Korwin

51 2010 Senior Vice President - Quality, Engineering and Information Systems

Gordon Madlock

56 2009 Senior Vice President - Operations

Lawrence Brand

47 2011 Vice President - Human Resources

Mike Gaul

60 2014 Group Vice President - Medical Manufacturing

James Lackemacher

52 2014 Group Vice President - DSS Engineered Products

Christopher Ratliff

49 2014 Vice President - Information Technology

Jamie Shaddix

50 2014 Group Vice President - Military & Aerospace Manufacturing

Jacob Rost

45 2012 Vice President - Business Development

James Fast

66 2001 Independent Director

Joseph Hartnett

59 2008 Independent Director

Charles Kummeth

54 2011 Independent Director

David Molfenter

69 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Swartwout

Mr. James R. Swartwout is Independent Chairman of the Board of Sparton Corp. Mr. Swartwout has been an advisor to private equity groups since 2008. From October 2006 to September 2008, he was Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Habasit Holding USA, the acquirer of Summa Industries, a California-based, publicly traded manufacturer of diversified plastic products for industrial and commercial markets. From October 1988 to October 2006, Mr. Swartwout held the following positions with Summa Industries (formerly NasdaqGM: SUMX): Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Swartwout has served on the boards of directors of numerous public and private companies. He received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Lafayette College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Cary Wood

Mr. Cary B. Wood is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Sparton Corporation. Mr. Wood has been President of the Company since April 2009 and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since November 2008. During the period August 2004 to November 2008, Mr. Wood served in a variety of roles for Citation Corporation (now known as Grede Holdings, LLC). He served as interim CEO for a period of time, after which he served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer for an extended period of time. Grede Holdings, LLC is located in Southfield, Michigan and is a private company manufacturing cast, machined and assembled components for the transportation and industrial markets. Mr. Wood began his career with General Motors Corporation followed by a period with United Technologies Corporation in a variety of roles, including general management, operations and engineering capacities. He has progressed through both private and public company settings and has a developed track record in performance turn-around and growth strategies. Mr. Wood received a Bachelor of Science in Technology from Purdue University in 1989 and a Master of Science in Industrial Operations in the School of Management from Lawrence Tech University in 1995.

Donald Pearson

Mr. Donald W. Pearson has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Sparton Corporation. Mr. Pearson most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AMCOL International Corporation, a $1 billion global producer of specialty materials. Including six years at AMCOL, Mr. Pearson brings over 20 years of business transformation experience and has been instrumental in working with executive leadership teams in the development and execution of corporate strategy, growth and performance initiatives. Prior to joining AMCOL, Mr. Pearson was Vice President of Finance for the $1.6 billion North American business unit of UPM-Kymmene Corporation, a $14 billion leading global forest products company, where he led change initiative projects for four years. Earlier in his career, Mr. Pearson held financial leadership roles with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a North American business unit of Tate & Lyle PLC. Mr. Pearson started his career with Coopers & Lybrand in Chicago, leaving the firm as an audit manager. Mr. Pearson is a CPA and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Augustana College, and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Michael Osborne

Mr. Michael W. Osborne is Senior Vice President - Corporate Development of Sparton Corporation. Senior Vice President, Corporate Development since June 2012. Previously Mr. Osborne held the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate and Business Development since January 2009. Prior to that date, Mr. Osborne held the position of Vice President, Operations at The Niven Marketing Group in Carol Stream, IL since January 2006. Prior to that date, Mr. Osborne held the position of Vice President, Operations & Engineering at Gardner Bender in Milwaukee, WI since March 2004.

Steven Korwin

Mr. Steven M. Korwin is Senior Vice President - Quality, Engineering and Information Systems of Sparton Corporation. Senior Vice President, Quality, Engineering and Information Systems since September 2010 and Senior Vice President, Quality and Engineering since September 2009. Previously, Mr. Korwin held the position of Group Vice President, Electronic Manufacturing Services since December 2008. Prior to that date, Mr. Korwin held the position of Vice President of Quality and Engineering for Citation Corporation in Novi, MI since October 2005.

Gordon Madlock

Mr. Gordon B. Madlock is Senior Vice President - Operations of Sparton Corporation. Senior Vice President, Operations since January 2009. Previously, Mr. Madlock held the position of Senior Vice President of Operations for Citation Corporation in Novi, MI since September 1999.

Lawrence Brand

Mr. Lawrence R. Brand is Vice President - Human Resources of Sparton Corporation. Vice President, Human Resources since May 2011. Previously, Mr. Brand held the position of Director, Corporate Human Resources since February 2010. Prior to that date, Mr. Brand held the position of Senior Manager, Human Resources for Fellowes, Inc. in Itasca, IL since November 2004.

Mike Gaul

Mr. Mike Gaul is a Group Vice President - Medical Manufacturing of Sparton Corp., since January 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Gaul held the position of General Manager of the Strongsville, Ohio medical manufacturing facility since September, 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Gaul held the positions of Vice President, Operations and COO at SynCardia Systems since April 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Gaul held the position of Vice President of Manufacturing Operations for Ventana Medical since May 2003. His industry experience includes Medical Devices and Reagents, Complex Capital Automation Equipment, Public Safety Communication System's and Industrial Controls and Instrumentation.

James Lackemacher

Mr. James M. Lackemacher is Group Vice President - DSS Engineered Products of Sparton Corporation. since January 2014. Previously, Mr. Lackemacher held the position of Vice President/General Manager, Defense and Security Systems Business Unit since April 2005.

Christopher Ratliff

Mr. Christopher A. Ratliff is a Vice President - Information Technology of Sparton Corp., since March 2014. Previously, Mr. Ratliff held the position of Information Technologies Director for Tootsie Roll Industries in Chicago, IL since May 2003.

Jamie Shaddix

Mr. Jamie Shaddix is a Group Vice President - Military & Aerospace Manufacturing of Sparton Corp., since January 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Shaddix held the position of General Manager of the Frederick, Colorado medical manufacturing facility since August, 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Shaddix held various positions including General Manager for Citation Corporation since July, 1999.

Jacob Rost

Mr. Jacob A. Rost is Vice President - Business Development of Sparton Corporation. Vice President, Business Development since June 2012. Previously, Mr. Rost held the position of Vice President/General Manager, Medical Business Unit since March 2011. Prior to that date, Mr. Rost held the position of Vice President, Business Development for Byers Peak since January 2007.

James Fast

Mr. James D. Fast is an Independent Director of Sparton Corporation. Retired since August 2008, formerly Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Firstbank-West Michigan, Ionia, Michigan. Prior to joining Firstbank, Mr. Fast served as Group Vice President, Michigan National Bank-Michiana. Mr. Fast has forty years of experience in commercial banking and administration. Mr. Fast previously served as a Director of Volcor Finishing, a privately held company in Ionia, Michigan. Mr. Fast has experience with respect to mergers and acquisitions, negotiation, compliance management and human resource oversight and supervision of financial statement preparation. His extensive skill set with respect to executive management and commercial finance provides the Board with beneficial insights with respect to business and finance matters.

Joseph Hartnett

Mr. Joseph J. Hartnett is an Independent Director of Sparton Corporation. Mr. Hartnett served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ingenient Technologies, Inc., a multimedia software development company located in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, from April 2008 through November 2010. He joined Ingenient as Chief Operating Officer in September 2007 and left Ingenient following the sale of the company and completion of post-sale transition activities. Prior to Ingenient, Mr. Hartnett served as President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Robotics Corporation, a global Internet communications product company headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, from May 2001 through October 2006. He was Chief Financial Officer of U.S. Robotics from June 2000 to May 2001. Prior to U.S. Robotics, Mr. Hartnett was a partner with Grant Thornton LLP where he served for over 20 years in various leadership positions at the regional, national, and international level. Mr. Hartnett is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois (licensed 1982 to present), and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Mr. Hartnett serves as a director and member of the audit committee, compensation committee and nominating and corporate governance committee of Garmin Ltd. since June 7, 2013, and is a former director of Crossroads Systems, Inc., U.S. Robotics Corporation and Ingenient Technologies, Inc.

Charles Kummeth

Mr. Charles R. Kummeth is an Independent Director of Sparton Corporation. Mr. Kummeth serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Techne Corporation, a Minnesota corporation, since April 2013. Techne Corporation and its subsidiaries are engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of biotechnology products and hematology calibrators and controls. Mr. Kummeth served as President of the Mass Spectrometry and Chromatography division of Thermo Fisher Scientific, a Delaware corporation that provides services and products within the science industry, from April 2008 through March 2013. He previously served as President of the Medical Product Division of 3M, a Delaware corporation, beginning in 2006. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Kummeth served as the Managing Director of 3M for the UK and Ireland. Mr. Kummeth has served on the board of BSN Medical Inc., a private global medical device company, since March 2013. Mr. Kummeth received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of North Dakota in 1983, a Master of Science in Computer Science from University of St. Thomas in 1989, and a Master of Business Administration from the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota in 1993.

David Molfenter

Mr. David P. Molfenter is an Independent Director of Sparton Corporation. Mr. Molfenter retired in August 2000. He formerly was Vice President Command, Control, Communication and Information Systems Segment, Raytheon Systems Company, a high technology company specializing in defense electronics, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Mr. Molfenter has a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University and a M.S. Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. Prior to employment with Raytheon Systems Company, Mr. Molfenter served as Chief Executive Officer of Magnavox Electronics Systems, Co. from 1993 to 1995, and as President of Hughes Defense Communications from 1995 to 1997. Since March, 2010, Mr. Molfenter has served as a member of the board of directors of Bowmar, LLC, a privately held company in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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