David S. Rhind was elected a director of Kewaunee in April 2008. Mr. Rhind is an attorney-at-law. From June 2012 to March 2015, Mr. Rhind served as Deputy General Counsel for Hudson Global, Inc. (formerly Hudson Highland Group, Inc.) of New York, New York, a leading provider of specialized professional recruitment, recruitment outsourcing, talent management, and related staffing services and solutions. From July 2003 to June 2012, Mr. Rhind was General Counsel, North America, for Hudson. From October 1995 to June 2003, he was Associate General Counsel at Technology Solutions Company of Chicago, a technology consulting and systems integration company. Mr. Rhind is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). We believe Mr. Rhind is well suited to serve on our Board due to his many years of experience in legal matters, his overall business acumen, and his understanding of the long-term interests of the Company and its stockholders.
Keith M. Gehl was elected a director of Kewaunee in April 2015. Since June 2018 Mr. Gehl has served as Head of Business Development and Strategy of Gluck & Company of New York. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Real Estate & Facilities of Family Dollar Stores Inc. from 2003 until his retirement in June 2013. From 1989 to 2003, Mr. Gehl held a number of management positions with Food Lion, Inc. At Food Lion, he served as Director of Internal Audit from 1989 to 1996, Director of Store Operations from 1996 to 1997, Vice-President Real Estate and Construction from 1997 to 2000, and Executive Vice President Real Estate and Business Strategy from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Gehl previously served on the Board of RONA, Inc., a Canadian home improvement retailer, and is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow. Mr. Gehl holds an accounting degree from Valparaiso University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). We believe Mr. Gehl is well suited to serve on our Board due to his many years of experience as a financial executive.
Thomas D. Hull III was elected a director of Kewaunee and also President and Chief Executive Officer on March 11, 2019. He joined the Company as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer on November 1, 2015, when he was also elected Secretary and Treasurer of the corporation. Prior to joining Kewaunee, he held several management positions with Ernst & Young in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1998 through 2011. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Finance, Accounting, and Information Technology with ATI Specialty Materials, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Margaret B. Pyle was elected a director of Kewaunee in February 1995. Ms. Pyle has been Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Counsel of The Pyle Group since December 2007. She has been engaged in the practice of corporate law in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin since 1978. In addition, Ms. Pyle was the sole Trustee and Chief Executive of the Allis-Chalmers Corporation Product Liability Trust from June 1996 until its termination in March 2012 and, in April 2012, was appointed sole Trustee and Chief Executive of the Ranger Industries, Inc. Product Liability Trust. Ms. Pyle is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). We believe Ms. Pyle is well suited to serve on our Board due to her many years of experience in a variety of legal matters relevant to the Company, her 22 years’ experience as a director of the Company and her understanding of the long-term interests of the Company and its stockholders.
John D. Russell was elected a director of Kewaunee on May 31, 2011. Since November 6, 2015, Mr. Russell has served as the President and CEO of Morton Buildings, a construction company headquartered in Morton, Illinois, where he is also the Chairman of the Board. From September 2012 to November 2015, Mr. Russell was a Managing Director of ForteONE, a Chicago-based consulting firm focused on growing revenues and profitability of middle market companies. From June 2006 until March 2014, Mr. Russell was a business consultant and a Board Member for Strategic Materials Incorporated, the largest glass recycling business in North America. From September 2007 to May 2010 he was the President and CEO of Maysteel LLC, a precision metal fabricator in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. From April 2002 to April 2006 he was President and CEO of Neoplan USA, a manufacturer of heavy duty transit buses. Prior to April 2002, Mr. Russell held various executive positions with Brunswick Corporation where he was a Corporate Officer, and he was a partner at McKinsey and Company. Mr. Russell is currently a Governance Fellow and Leadership Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). We believe Mr. Russell is well suited to serve on our Board due to his experience as chief executive officer of three different companies, his other executive management experience, his experience as a director of another company, and his accreditations with the NACD.
Mr. Shaw, a resident of Tempe, Arizona, served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board of ISEC, Inc. from 2004 until his retirement in March 2013. Mr. Shaw held the position of Executive Vice President of ISEC, Inc. from 1988-2004 and served in various sales management positions with ISEC from 1977-1988.
ISEC, with annual sales in excess of $200 million, is a high-end commercial interior subcontractor, furnishing and installing laboratory furniture, architectural woodwork, ornamental metals, and building specialties.
“We are delighted to have Don join our Board,” said William A. Shumaker, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Kewaunee Scientific. “Don’s wealth of knowledge in the construction industry and his leadership experience as Chief Executive Officer of a highly successful company make him an extremely valuable addition to the Kewaunee Scientific Board.”
Mr. Shaw holds degrees in Economics and History from Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Kewaunee Scientific Corporation is a recognized leader in the design, manufacture, and installation of laboratory, healthcare, and technical furniture products. Laboratory furniture products include both steel and wood cabinetry, fume hoods, adaptable modular systems, moveable workstations, biological safety cabinets, and epoxy resin counters and sinks. Healthcare furniture products include laminate casework, storage systems, and related products for healthcare applications. Technical furniture products include column systems, slotted-post systems, pedestal systems, and stand-alone benches.
Kewaunee Scientific’s corporate headquarters are located in Statesville, North Carolina. Three manufacturing facilities are located in Statesville, NC serving the domestic and international markets. One manufacturing facility is located in Bangalore, India serving the local and Asian markets. The Company has subsidiaries in Singapore and India. Kewaunee Scientific’s website is located at http://www.kewaunee.com.
The Kewaunee Scientific Corporation Board of Directors has a standing Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Executive Committee, Financial/Planning Committee, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. The chart below shows the composition of each of the standing committees:
|Director Name||Audit||Compensation||Financial / Planning||Nominating and Corporate Governance|
|David S. Rhind|
|Keith M. Gehl|
|Thomas D. Hull III|
|Margaret B. Pyle|
|John D. Russell|
|Donald F. Shaw|
August 27, 2014 – Charter of the Compensation Committee
August 22, 2012 – Charter of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
June 23, 2015 – Charter of the Audit Committee