People: Lennox International Inc (LII.N)
6 Mar 2014
Mr. Richard L. Thompson is Lead Director of Lennox International Inc. since May 10, 2012. He is a member of the Board Governance Committee and Compensation and Human Resources Committee. He served as Vice Chairman of the Board from February 2005 to July 2006 and as Chairman of the Board from July 2006 to May 2012. Mr. Thompson served as Group President and Member of the Executive Office of Caterpillar Inc., a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, from 1995 until his retirement in 2004. He joined Caterpillar in 1983 as Vice President, Customer Services. In 1989, he was appointed President of Solar Turbines Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caterpillar and manufacturer of gas turbines. From 1990 to 1995, he served as Vice President of Caterpillar, with responsibility for its worldwide engine business. Previously, he held the positions of Vice President of Marketing and Vice President and General Manager, Components Operations of RTE Corporation, a manufacturer of electrical distribution products. Mr. Thompson serves as a director of Gardner Denver, Inc., a manufacturer of air compressors, blowers and petroleum pumps, and of NiSource Inc., a natural gas and electric utility. In addition, he is a former Director of the National Association of Manufacturers.
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