Biographical information for our board of directors as of February 26, 2021, is as follows.
Randall J. Hogan
Mr. Hogan serves as our non-executive Chairman of the Board. Prior to the separation of our company from Pentair plc in 2018, (the “Separation”) of our business from the Water business of Pentair plc on April 30, 2018, Mr. Hogan served as Pentair’s Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2018 and as its Chairman from 2002 to 2018. Prior to his role as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Hogan held various leadership roles at Pentair including President and Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Vice President and President of the Electrical and Electronic Enclosures Group. Mr. Hogan also held leadership roles with United Technologies Corporation as President of the Carrier Transicold Division; Pratt & Whitney Industrial Turbines as Vice President and General Manager; General Electric Company in executive positions in a variety of functions such as marketing, product management, and business development and planning; and McKinsey & Company as a consultant. Mr. Hogan has served as director of Medtronic plc since 2015. In the past five years, Mr. Hogan also previously served as a director of Pentair plc.
Beth A. Wozniak
Beth Wozniak is CEO of nVent, a $2B leading global provider of electrical connection and protection solutions. nVent’s mission, under Wozniak’s leadership, is to create safer systems through inventive electrical solutions that ensure a more secure world. nVent has approximately 8,800 employees globally and Wozniak is passionate about building an inclusive and diverse workplace.
Before her role as nVent’s CEO, Wozniak served as president of Pentair's Electrical segment, and as president of Pentair's Flow & Filtration Solutions global business unit, respectively. Prior to joining Pentair in 2015, Wozniak held several leadership and program management positions at Honeywell and its predecessor AlliedSignal. She was president of Honeywell’s Environmental and Combustion Controls business. She also held several executive positions at Honeywell, including president of its Sensing and Control business; vice president of Business Integration; vice president of Six Sigma; and vice president of Engineering and Program Management. Wozniak holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and an MBA from York University in Toronto.
Jerry W. Burris
Mr. Burris is the Chair of our Compensation and Human Capital Committee and is also a member of our Governance and Social Responsibility Committee. Mr. Burris is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Midwest Can Company, a manufacturer of portable fuel cans and specialty containers, a position he has held since 2018. Mr. Burris served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Materials Group, Inc. from 2011 to 2014. Prior to that, he served as President, Precision Components of Barnes Group Inc., and was the President of Barnes Industrial, a global precision components business within Barnes Group. Prior to joining Barnes Group, Mr. Burris held a number of senior management positions at General Electric including President and Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Materials Quartz and Ceramics; General Manager of Global Services at GE Healthcare; head of global supply chain sourcing with GE Industrial Systems and Honeywell Integration. Mr. Burris has served as a director of Midwest Can Company since 2017. During the past five years, he also previously served as a director of Fifth Third Bancorp and Pentair plc.
Susan M. Cameron
Ms. Cameron serves as our Board’s Lead Director, and is also a member of our Compensation and Human Capital Committee and our Governance and Social Responsibility Committee. Ms. Cameron is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Reynolds American Inc., a publicly-traded tobacco company, where she served as its Non-Executive Chairman from May 2017 to July 2017, its Executive Chairman from January 2017 to May 2017, and its Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors from 2014 to 2016. Prior to that, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to 2011 and as a member of its Board of Directors from 2006 to 2011. Prior to joining Reynolds American Inc., Ms. Cameron held various marketing, management and executive positions at Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, a U.S. tobacco company. Ms. Cameron has served as a director of Aramark since 2019, as a director of Tupperware Brands Corporation since 2011 and the Non-Executive Chairman of Tupperware Brands Corporation since 2019. In the past five years, Ms. Cameron also previously served as a director of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company.
Michael L. Ducker
Mr. Ducker is the Chair of our Governance and Social Responsibility Committee and is also a member of our Compensation and Human Capital Committee. Mr. Ducker is the retired President and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx Freight, a segment of FedEx Corporation, a global provider of supply chain, transportation, business and related information services, having served from 2015 to 2018. From 2009 to 2015 he held the positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and President of International for FedEx Express, a segment of FedEx Corporation, and prior to that he held various executive and management positions with FedEx Express, including serving as president of FedEx Express Asia Pacific in Hong Kong and leading the Southeast Asia and Middle East regions from Singapore, as well as Southern Europe from Milan, Italy. Mr. Ducker has served as a director of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. since 2014, and as a director of U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. since 2020. He also serves as a director of Amway Corporation, a privately held direct selling business.
Ronald L. Merriman
Mr. Merriman is the Chair of our Audit and Finance Committee. Mr. Merriman is a retired Vice Chairman and partner of KPMG LLP, a global accounting and consulting firm, where he held various leadership roles from 1967 to 1997. At KPMG LLP, Mr. Merriman served as Vice Chairman of the Executive Management Committee. He also led KPMG's Global Transportation & Logistics Practice and its Global Healthcare Practice and served as its U.S. Liaison Partner for Asia. More recently, Mr. Merriman founded Merriman Partners, a management advisory firm, in 2003 and served as its managing partner from 2004 to 2011. Prior to that, he served as managing director of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, a global law firm, as Executive Vice President of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and as President of Ambassador Performance Group, Inc. Mr. Merriman has served as a director of Realty Income Corporation since 2005. In the past five years, Mr. Merriman also previously served as a director of Aircastle Limited, Pentair plc and Haemonetics Corporation.
Ms. Palmer is the Chief Product Development Officer of Verizon Communications, Inc., a global provider of technology, communications, information and entertainment products and services, having served in that role since 2019. Previously, she served as Chief Network Engineering Officer and Head of Wireless Networks from 2017 to 2018 and as Chief Technology Officer for Verizon Wireless from 2013 to 2017, after having served in technology roles of increasing responsibility for Verizon since 2000. With a career spanning technology, engineering, operations, service management, product development, and strategy/planning, Ms. Palmer has extensive expertise in building, evolving and innovating technology products, platforms and services. She has significant experience in digital business transformation, and evaluating acquisitions and investments to drive innovation forward. Ms. Palmer is a member of our Audit and Finance Committee.
Herbert K. Parker
Mr. Parker was the Executive Vice President of Operational Excellence for Harman International Industries, Inc., a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of audio products, lighting solutions and electronic systems, from 2015 to 2017 and was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Harman Industries, Inc. from 2008 to 2014. Previously, Mr. Parker served in various financial positions with ABB Ltd. (known as ABB Group), a global power and technology company, including as Chief Financial Officer of the Americas region. Mr. Parker began his career as a staff accountant with C-E Systems. Mr. Parker has served as a director of each of Apogee Enterprises Inc. and American Axle & Manufacturing since 2018, and as a director of TriMas Corporation since 2015. Mr. Parker brings to our board of directors extensive experience in financial reporting, accounting and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance for public companies. His experience serving as a financial executive with multiple public companies provides him with subject matter expertise in finance, asset management and other areas of risk oversight. Mr. Parker is a member of our Audit and Finance Committee.
Mr. Scheu was President of the Americas region as well as Head of Group Service and Business Integration of ABB, Inc., a subsidiary of leading global technology company ABB Ltd, from 2015 until his retirement in October 2019. Mr. Scheu also served as a member of ABB Ltd.’s Executive Committee from 2012 until his retirement. From 2013 to 2014, he was ABB, Inc.’s Head of Business Integration, Group Service and North America. From 2012 to 2013, he was its Head of Marketing and Customer Solutions. Mr. Scheu joined ABB in 2001 and was responsible for the integration of key acquisitions into ABB. After his retirement from ABB in 2019, Mr. Scheu founded StratPro Partners, a consulting and advisory practice, and is also a senior advisor at Lindsay Goldberg, a private equity firm.
Ms. Wright is the Chief Digital Officer, Microsoft US, of Microsoft Corporation, a multinational technology company, having served in that role since 2019. Previously, she served from 2017 to 2019 as Chief Digital & Information Officer for HM Revenue & Customs, the British government tax department, under a two-year secondment arrangement. Prior to that, she served from 2011 to -2017 as Vice President, IT Strategic Enterprise Services of Microsoft Corporation. Before that, Ms. Wright served in chief information officer roles for companies including BP plc and General Electric Company. Ms. Wright is a member of our Compensation and Human Capital Committee and our Governance and Social Responsibility Committee.