Executive Officers and Directors
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Hugh Steven Wilson
Hugh Steven Wilson has been a director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of our company since October 20, 2009. Mr. Wilson is a member of and an advisor to Tennenbaum. On July 31, 2012, Mr. Wilson retired as Managing Partner of Tennenbaum, a position he held since 2005. Prior to joining Tennenbaum in 2005, he retired from the international law firm of Latham & Watkins where he was a senior partner and was Global Co-Chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group and former Chairman of both the National Litigation Department and the National Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Wilson also serves as Vice Chairman and as a director of Burford Capital Limited. He holds a J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School and a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School.
Edwin J. Flynn
Edwin J. Flynn is our Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2015 and President since July 1, 2014. He also served our Chief Operating Officer from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014 and as President, Bare Wire Division from April 2011 to May 2014. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Flynn was employed by Belden. Inc. as President of the Thermax Division from March 2007 to March 2011. Mr. Flynn held other positions at Belden including Vice President of Manufacturing, Vice President Finance, and Plant Manager. In addition, his experience includes various manufacturing management positions with Cooper Industries, Culligan International, and ABC Rail Corporation.
Donald F. DeKay
Donald F. DeKay is Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of our company and has held such positions since January 2014. He served as Vice President — Finance of our company since July 2001 and Vice President — Finance of our Bare Wire segment since April 1995. Mr. DeKay served as Vice President — Finance of Omega Wire, Inc. (one of our subsidiaries) from 1988 to 1995 and Controller of Omega Wire, Inc. from 1983 to 1988. Prior to joining our company, Mr. DeKay was employed by Price Waterhouse from 1978 to 1983. Mr. DeKay also serves as a director of Prime Materials Recovery, Inc.
Andrew Adams is President, Bare Wire Division and has held such position since May 9, 2014. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Adams was CEO of EF Johnson, a manufacturer of mission critical radio and communication systems. Prior to EF Johnson, Mr. Adams was President, Industrial Solutions Division of Belden Inc. and before that was President, Alpha Wire, also a Belden company. Earlier in his career Mr. Adams worked for Harris Corporation, holding positions of increasing responsibility in Product Development and Engineering.
Rodney D. Kent
Rodney D. Kent has been a director of our company since 1995. Mr. Kent was Chief Executive Officer of our company from June 1, 2005 to December 31, 2014. Previously, Mr. Kent served as our President and Chief Operating Officer and he held those positions from May 2000 to June 2005. Mr. Kent has served as a director since June 1995. He served as a director when we filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code and throughout the bankruptcy proceedings. Prior to being named as President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Kent served as President of our Bare Wire segment from April 1995. Mr. Kent also serves as director of Oneida Financial Corp. and Chairman of the Board and director of Prime Materials Recovery, Inc.
Peter Reed has been a director of our Company since February 17, 2010. Mr. Reed is a Managing Director and Partner of Mast Capital Management , LLC responsible for portfolio management and investment research in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Mast Capital Management, LLC in 2004, Mr. Reed was with Brown, Gibbons, Lang & Co. where he worked on various mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and debt and equity private placements. Mr. Reed is also the Chairman of the Board of the Nebraska Book Company, is a director of Windjammer Communications, L.L.C., and is a Trustee of the Nativity Preparatory School (Boston). He earned his B.S. in Finance from Miami University.
Adam Kleinman was appointed as a director on February 27, 2013. Mr. Kleinman is the General Counsel and a partner at MAST Capital Management, LLC , which he joined in March 2009. From 2004 to 2009, he was an associate with the law firm Bingham McCutchen, LLP where he represented financial institutions, hedge funds and corporate borrowers on a broad range of commercial transactions. Mr. Kleinman is a director of Neebo, Inc., the parent company of Nebraska Book Company, Inc. and of Windjammer Communications LLC. He holds a B.A. degree from Haverford College and a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Sanford D. Lyons
Sanford (“Sandy”) D. Lyons joined our company as a director on February 27, 2013. Since returning to the U.S. in 2010, Mr. Lyons has been involved in various consulting and business start-up activities. He held several positions with Draka Holding NV (“Draka”), a multi-billion dollar global cable manufacturing company headquartered in The Netherlands, from 2004 to 2010, including CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management of Draka. He served as the CEO of the U.S. based global cable manufacturer, Corning Cable Systems and as the CEO of the leading fiber optic cable manufacturer, Siecor Corporation prior to Draka. Mr. Lyons holds an engineering degree from the United States Military Academy.
Walter A. Jones
Walter A. Jones was appointed as a director on February 28, 2013. Mr. Jones is a Managing Director of CoMetrics Partners LLC since 2010 specializing in restructuring and financial advisory services. From 2006 to 2010 he was a partner with JH Cohen. Mr. Jones is a director of Neenah Enterprises, Inc. and Catalyst Paper Corporation. He has a B.S in industrial engineering from Pennsylvania State University