People: Summer Infant Inc (SUMR.PH)
7 Oct 2016
Mr. Richard E. Wenz is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He was Independent Director of Summer Infant, Inc., since March 6, 2007. He is a consultant and private investor. Mr. Wenz served as Chief Executive Officer of Jenny Craig International during 2002 and 2003. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Wenz was an operating partner/affiliate of DB Capital Partners, LLC, the private equity arm of Deutsche Bank A.G., and served on the boards of directors of a number of portfolio companies, including NewRoads, Inc. and Jenny Craig International. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Wenz was President and Chief Operating Officer of Safety 1st, Inc., a manufacturer of safety and juvenile products. During 1995 and 1996, Mr. Wenz was the partner in charge of the Chicago office of The Lucas Group, a business-strategy consulting firm. Prior to 1995, Mr. Wenz held senior executive positions with Wilson Sporting Goods Co., Electrolux Corporation, The Regina Company and Professional Golf Corporation. Mr. Wenz began his career in 1971 with Arthur Young & Company (predecessor of Ernst & Young) and left the firm as a partner in 1983. Mr. Wenz is a certified public accountant. Since July 2006, Mr. Wenz has served on the board of directors of Easton-Bell Sports, Inc., a company with publicly-traded debt, , that designs, develops and markets branded sports equipment, and is currently the chairman of its audit committee. Since June 2010, Mr. Wenz has served as a director of Armstrong World Industries, a publicly traded international manufacturer of flooring and ceiling products. He also serves as a director of Coach America, a transportation company, and Pet Supplies “Plus,” a pet retail chain. Mr. Wenz was previously a director of Radica Games (HK), Inc., Hunter Fan Company, Strategic Partners, Inc., The First Years and Safety 1st, Inc. Mr. Wenz currently serves as Chairman of Audit Committee, Chairman of Compensation Committee, and as a member of the Nominating & Governance Committee.
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