People: Hardinge Inc (HDNG.OQ)
9 Oct 2015
Mr. Robert J. Lepofsky is Independent Director of Hardinge Inc., since February 15, 2012. Mr. Lepofsky has been Chairman of Westcliff Capital Group, a private holding and investment management company since November 2006. He was formerly a director of Brooks Automation, Inc., a publicly-traded global provider of automation, vacuum and instrumentation solutions for multiple markets including semiconductor manufacturing, life sciences and clean energy from 2005 until his retirement in 2010 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from October 2007 through September 2010. He held various positions with Helix Technology Corporation, a publicly-traded producer of innovative vacuum systems, including Chairman of the Board (2005-2006), President, CEO and Executive Director (1989-2005), President and Executive Director (1988-1989), President, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director (1987-1988) and other senior management roles (1980-1987). He has a BS degree from Drexel Institute of Technology and holds an Advanced Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors, a national director education organization. Mr. Lepofsky was a director of Moldflow Corporation, a publicly-traded developer of software solutions for the plastics industry from December, 2003 until its sale to Autodesk Corp. in May, 2008. Mr. Lepofsky's extensive executive management experience and service as a director of publicly-traded companies enables him to bring a valuable skill set to the Board in operations, strategic planning and financial management. Mr. Lepofsky is the Chairman of Hardinge's Compensation Committee and is also a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee.
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