People: Simpson Manufacturing Co Inc (SSD)

SSD on New York Consolidated

32.17USD
28 Aug 2014
Price Change (% chg)

$-0.29 (-0.89%)
Prev Close
$32.46
Open
$32.28
Day's High
$32.39
Day's Low
$32.02
Volume
99,926
Avg. Vol
178,351
52-wk High
$37.49
52-wk Low
$30.19

Search Stocks

Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Louras

64 2014 Chairman of the Board

Karen Colonias

56 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thomas Fitzmyers

73 2014 Vice Chairman of the Board

Brian Magstadt

46 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary

Roger Dankel

50 2014 President, North American Sales

Ricardo Arevalo

57 2014 Chief Operating Officer

Jeffrey Mackenzie

52 2008 Vice President

Gary Cusumano

70 2007 Director

Celeste Ford

57 2014 Director

James Andrasick

69 2012 Independent Director

Jennifer Chatman

54 2004 Independent Director

Robin MacGillivray

59 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Louras

Mr. Peter N. Louras, Jr., is Chairman of the Board of Simpson Manufacturing Co Inc. He is a retired corporate executive. He joined The Clorox Company in 1980 and was Group Vice President from May 1992 until his retirement in July 2000. In this position, he served on The Clorox Company’s Executive Committee with overall responsibility for its international business activities and business development function, including acquisitions and divestitures. Before joining The Clorox Company, Mr. Louras, a certified public accountant, worked at Price Waterhouse in its offices in both San Francisco, California, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Louras is a member of the American Institute of CPAs. Mr. Louras actively participates in civic projects and serves on the boards of various not-for- profit organizations. Mr. Louras’ business background provides the Board of Directors with a global perspective and hands-on experience in business development and strategic acquisitions. Mr. Louras also brings his financial accounting expertise to his role as Chair of the Audit Committee.

Karen Colonias

Ms. Karen Winifred Colonias is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Simpson Manufacturing Co Inc. She was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in September 2011, effective January 2012. From May 2009 to January 2012, she was Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer. Prior to that, she held the position of Vice President of subsidiary, Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc., and in that capacity since 2004 served as the Branch Manager of Simpson Strong-Tie’s manufacturing facility in Stockton, California. She joined Simpson Strong-Tie in 1984 as an engineer in the research and development department, where she was responsible for the design and testing of new products and code development. In 1998, Simpson Strong-Tie promoted Ms. Colonias to Vice President of Engineering, responsible for Simpson Strong-Tie’s research and development efforts. Before joining Simpson Strong-Tie, she worked as a civil engineer for the Bechtel Corporation. Ms. Colonias has a BS in Engineering and an MBA and is also a licensed professional engineer.

Thomas Fitzmyers

Mr. Thomas J. Fitzmyers is Vice Chairman of the Board of Simpson Manufacturing Co Inc. Prior to that, he served as Company's President and as a director since 1978 and served as Company's Chief Executive Officer since 1994. He has served as a director of Company's subsidiary, Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc., since 1983 and as its Chief Executive Officer from 1983 to February 2009. He also served as a director of Company's subsidiary, Simpson Dura-Vent Company, Inc., from 1982 until its disposition in August 2010. Mr. Fitzmyers was employed by Union Bank from 1971 to 1978. He was a Regional Vice President when he left Union Bank to join the Company in 1978. Mr. Fitzmyers’ experience as President and Chief Executive Officer of Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. gives him unique and invaluable insights into the challenges facing Company's business and Company's industry.

Brian Magstadt

Mr. Brian J. Magstadt is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary of Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc., since January 2012. He joined Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. in 2004 as Financial Reporting Specialist, and, from 2008 until 2012, served as our Financial Reporting Manager, overseeing our external reporting program and managing various other accounting and finance functions. He is a licensed CPA and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, Chico, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Santa Clara University.

Roger Dankel

Mr. Roger Dankel is serves as President, North American Sales of Simpson Manufacturing Co Inc., effective July 1, 2014. He has been employed with Simpson Strong-Tie since 1993 as a Field Sales Representative until 1997, when he was promoted to Sales Manager of Simpson Strong-Tie’s McKinney, Texas, branch and then Branch Sales Manager in charge of all sales functions of that branch. Mr. Dankel has successfully integrated multiple new products, both acquired and internally developed, into Simpson Strong-Tie’s product line. Mr. Dankel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Millsaps College.

Ricardo Arevalo

Mr. Ricardo M. Arevalo serves as Chief Operating Officerof Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc, effective July 1, 2014. He began his career with us in 1999 at the Simpson Strong-Tie branch in Brea, California, as a Field Sales Engineer for the Wood Strong-Wall. From 2002 to 2008, he served as Simpson Strong-Tie’s Branch Engineering Manager for the Southwest United States. In 2008, he was promoted to Simpson Strong-Tie’s Vice President of Engineering, and in that capacity he organized and managed the support structure for multiple engineering groups (Connectors, Lateral systems, Fasteners, Anchors, FRP, RPS, Truss and Engineering Services), standardized policies and modernized and expanded research and test capabilities. Mr. Arevalo is a licensed California structural engineer and civil engineer, past part-time lecturer in timber design at California Polytechnic University at Pomona and the author of several publications on wood structures. He has represented Simpson Strong-Tie on national television promoting deck safety. He holds degrees from California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo and the University of California at Santa Barbara. Prior to joining Simpson Strong-Tie, he spent 19 years in private practice as a structural engineer.

Jeffrey Mackenzie

Mr. Jeffrey Eric Mackenzie is Vice President of Simpson Manufacturing Co Inc. He joined Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. in 1994 and from November 2000 to December 2008, served as our Financial Reporting Manager, overseeing our external reporting program and managing various other finance functions, including our equity-based compensation programs. Prior to joining us, he worked for Deloitte & Touche, LLP as a Senior Accountant in San Francisco, California. Mr. Mackenzie is a licensed CPA (currently inactive) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, San Diego, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Santa Clara University.

Gary Cusumano

Mr. Gary M. Cusumano is Director of Simpson Manufacturing Co Inc. He has over 35 years of experience with The Newhall Land and Farming Company, most recently as its Chairman. He retired from Newhall Land and Farming Company in January 2006. He is a director of Granite Construction, Inc., Forest Lawn Memorial Park and the J.G. Boswell Company, was formerly a director of Sunkist Growers, Inc., Watkins-Johnson Company and Zero Corporation and has served on the boards of many not-for-profit and community service organizations. Mr. Cusumano’s service as Chairman of the Newhall Land and Farming Company and his board service with Granite Construction provide Board of Directors with his perspective and expertise from his service with a publicly traded New York Stock Exchange company and real estate developer.

Celeste Ford

Ms. Celeste Volz Ford is Director of Simpson Manufacturing Co Inc. She is CEO of Stellar Solutions, Inc., which she founded in 1995. Stellar Solutions is a global provider of systems engineering expertise and a recognized leader in government and commercial aerospace programs with offices in California, Colorado and the Washington DC area. Ms. Ford is a proven leader of the Stellar companies, which include Stellar Solutions, Inc. (engineering services), Stellar Solutions Aerospace Ltd. (UK-based affiliate), QuakeFinder (humanitarian R&D division of Stellar Solutions) and the Stellar Solutions Foundation. She is a member of the boards of several organizations in the private and public sectors, including Heritage Bank, the University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees, American Conservatory Theater and the Business Advisory Council of Illuminate Ventures and formerly served on the Boards of Bay Microsystems, Foundry Networks and California Space Authority. She is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), United States Space Foundation (USSF) and Vistage International. Ms. Ford received her Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Stanford University. Ms. Ford’s experience in building cutting-edge businesses brings a uniquely valuable perspective on the emerging opportunities and challenges facing the Company.

James Andrasick

Mr. James S. Andrasick is Independent Director of Simpson Manufacturing Co Inc., since June 13, 2012. He brings over 40 years of business experience, most recently as the Chairman of Matson Navigation, until his retirement in 2009, and as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2002 through 2008. Prior to his promotion to President and Chief Executive Officer of Matson Navigation in 2002, Mr. Andrasick was the Chief Financial Officer of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., the parent company of Matson Navigation, and was responsible for all business development activity. He recently served as a Trustee and Chair of the Finance Committee of Mills College and is presently a Trustee of the U.S. Coast Guard Foundation. He also previously served as a Director and Chairman of the Board of the American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter, as well as serving on the boards of the Aloha United Way, Arthritis Foundation and Hawaii Maritime Center and was the Chairman and a Trustee of the University of Hawaii Foundation. Mr. Andrasick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a Masters degree in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His experience in developing the China market for Matson Navigation, in real estate development for Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. and in mergers and acquisitions gives him a unique understanding of the Company’s current opportunities, and his strong financial and operational background adds depth to Board’s understanding of business.

Jennifer Chatman

Ms. Jennifer A. Chatman is Independent Director of Simpson Manufacturing Co Inc. She is the Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Before joining the Berkeley faculty in 1993, she was a professor at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. She received her Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley in 1988. She is a Trustee of Prospect Sierra School. In addition to her research and teaching at University of California, Berkeley, she consults with a wide range of organizations and is the faculty director of the Berkeley Executive Leader Program. Ms. Chatman brings to Board a deep understanding of organizational structure, leadership and compensation that gives us an objective perspective in interpreting and leveraging unique culture to achieve strategic objectives.

Robin MacGillivray

Ms. Robin G. MacGillivray is Independent Director of Simpson Manufacturing Co Inc. She became Senior Vice President — One AT&T Integration for AT&T in January 2010. In this role, she is overseeing the implementation of several corporate initiatives designed to further integrate merged organizations and operations for optimal customer service and financial performance. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President — Regional and Local Markets, responsible for service and sales to AT&T’s small business customers nationwide. She previously served as Senior Vice President — Strategic Process Improvement, where she oversaw that company’s call center transformation, DSL improvement, and sales and marketing process standardization efforts. Ms. MacGillivray joined AT&T in 1979, after receiving her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the School of Journalism and her master’s degree in telecommunications management from the Annenberg School of Communications, both at the University of Southern California. She completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University in 1997. She has worked in numerous AT&T organizations and functions, including Engineering, Operations, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Customer Service and Sales. She is the former President of the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Northern California. Ms. MacGillivray brings to Board or Directors her extensive experience managing complex businesses in highly competitive and rapidly changing environments, cultivated from a variety of functional areas.

Basic Compensation

Options Compensation

Search Stocks