People: Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (SWHC.O)
13 Mar 2014
Mr. Michael F. Golden is Co-Vice Chairman of the Board of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. Mr. Golden served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of our company from December 2004 until his retirement in September 2011. Mr. Golden was employed in various executive positions with the Kohler Company from February 2002 until joining our company, with his most recent position being the President of its Cabinetry Division. Mr. Golden was the President of Sales for the Industrial/Construction Group of the Stanley Works Company from 1999 until 2002; Vice President of Sales for Kohler’s North American Plumbing Group from 1996 until 1998; and Vice President — Sales and Marketing for a division of The Black & Decker Corporation where he was employed from 1981 until 1996. Since October 2012, Mr. Golden has served as a member of the board of directors, Chairperson of the Compensation Committee, and a member of the Nominations and Corporate Governance Committee of Infinity Resources Holdings Corp., an environmental solutions company that serves as a single-service provider of recycling and environment-related programs, services, and information. Since February 2013, Mr. Golden has served as a member of the board of directors, a member of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Governance Committee of Trex Company, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-listed manufacturer of high-performance wood-alternative decking and railing. We believe Mr. Golden’s service as the former President and Chief Executive Officer of our company, his intimate knowledge and experience with all aspects of the operations, opportunities, and challenges of our company, and his long business career at major companies provide the requisite qualifications, skills, perspectives, and experience that make him well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.
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