Executive Officers and Directors
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Walter A. Jones
Walter A. Jones was appointed as a director of our Company on February 27, 2013 and Chairman of the Board on May 26, 2017. Mr. Jones, now retired, was a Managing Director of CoMetrics Partners LLC from 2010 through 2013 specializing in restructuring and financial advisory services. From 2006 to 2010 he was a partner with JH Cohn, LLP, a consulting, audit and tax advisory firm. From 1997 to 2006 he was a Principal with Mahoney Cohen, a consulting, audit and tax advisory firm. Mr. Jones is a director and audit committee member of Neenah Enterprises, Inc. He has a B.S. in industrial engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
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.
David Steinberg has been a director of our Company since May 26, 2017. Mr. Steinberg is the Chief Investment Officer and Founding Partner of MAST Capital Management, LLC (“MAST”). Mr. Steinberg also serves as a Senior Advisor at Great Elm Capital Management, Inc. Prior to establishing MAST in 2002, Mr. Steinberg was a Director in Barclays Capital’s global high yield trading team. The final year of Mr. Steinberg’s tenure with the firm was spent in London where he played an integral role in the development of Barclays’ trading platform. From January 1998 through February 2000, Mr. Steinberg was a Vice President working on the BankBoston Robertson Stephens high yield trading desk. In addition to co-managing a $600mm trading book, Mr. Steinberg was co-manager of a $200mm high yield investment portfolio that was run by the desk. Mr. Steinberg began his career at Citicorp where he received formal credit training before moving to First Union Capital Markets as a special situations desk analyst. Mr. Steinberg earned his BA in Political Science from SUNY Binghamton in 1995.
Charles Tillen has been a director of our Company since May 26, 2017. Mr. Tillen is a partner in the Boston office and a leader in the Bain & Company North American Private Equity practice. In addition to serving LBO sponsors, he has worked with clients in the consumer products and retail sectors (food, packaged goods and apparel) and financial services sectors (retail banking, insurance, asset management, mortgage banking and credit cards). Mr. Tillen’s areas of consulting expertise include diligence, M&A strategy, corporate strategy, business unit strategy, portfolio analysis, and international strategy. Mr. Tillen holds a B.A. in Economics/History from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.