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Paul Sternlieb was appointed President & CEO of Enerpac Tool Group in September 2021. Before joining Enerpac Tool Group, Paul served as EVP & President, Protein at JBT Corporation. Prior to this Paul was Group President, Global Cooking Equipment within the Food Equipment Group segment of Illinois Tool Works and Vice President & General Manager with Danaher, where he led a division within the industrial technologies segment. Prior to these Paul held senior marketing and strategy roles at H.J. Heinz, in both the US and Europe, and he was also an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company where he led marketing and growth strategy projects for clients in both the US and Europe. As a graduate of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology, Paul holds dual bachelor's degrees, in Economics and Computer Science, from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his MBA from the Wharton School, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar.
Mr. Ferland is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (“B&W”), a provider of energy and environmental products and services for power and industrial markets worldwide. He held those positions from July 2015, when B&W was spun-off from the Babcock & Wilcox Company, until 2018. Mr. Ferland was Chief Executive Officer of Babcock & Wilcox Company from 2012 through the date of the spin-off. He previously held various leadership roles with Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC and PNM Resources, Inc.
Mr. Altavilla retired from a 29-year career at Fiat Chrysler in August 2018, mostly recently having served as Chief Operating Officer, Europe, Africa and Middle East and Head, Business Development, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Prior to that role, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Iveco, Fiat Chrysler’s trucks and commercial vehicles business.
Ms. Altmaier served as the President of Exmark Manufacturing Co, a subsidiary of The Toro Company, from 2013 until her retirement in January 2019. Prior to that, she was Vice President, Operations and Quality Management of The Toro Company, or Toro, from 2009 until 2013. Before joining Toro, she spent more than 25 years with Eaton, holding positions of increasing responsibility including Vice President of Operations, Auto Group Americas during 2009 and Vice President, General Manager Global Engine Valve Division in Turin, Italy from 2007 until 2009. Ms. Altmaier joined Eaton in 1983 as an accountant.
Mr. Clarkson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Bridgestone HosePower LLC, a Florida-based industrial hose service company. Founded by Mr. Clarkson in 1990 and acquired by Bridgestone Hose in 2014, HosePower is the largest U.S. based service provider of hydraulic and industrial hoses used in construction machinery, mining, oil field equipment and general industrial applications. Mr. Clarkson has been a director of CNX Resources Corporation since May 2017. He was also a director of Consol Energy in from May 2017 through November 2018.
Mr. Cunningham is a retired Partner and former Chief Risk Officer of Deloitte & Touche, LLP, a multinational public accounting firm. He has more than 30 years of experience serving public audit clients in a broad array of industries, including manufacturing. He has practiced in both the United States and China. Mr. Cunningham possesses expertise in the areas of financial reporting, auditing, accounting and risk management.
Mr. Holder was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of NN Inc, a diversified industrial manufacturing company, from June 2013 to September 2019. Prior to NN, Inc., Mr. Holder held a variety of leadership positions during his twelve-year tenure at Eaton Corporation, where he last served as President of Eaton Electrical Components Group, a unit of Eaton’s Electrical Sector. Prior to joining Eaton, he held leadership roles at US Airways, AlliedSignal and Parker Hannifin.
Ms. Minella is a seasoned human resources executive with more than 40 years of global experience across a diverse set of industries. Ms. Minella most recently served as Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Johnson Controls. Prior to Johnson Controls, Ms. Minella held a variety of human resources leadership positions at organizations including BAE Systems, Air Products & Chemicals and IBM Corporation. She holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell University and has previously served on the Board of Directors of Ibstock Plc.
Mr. Simmons is Founder and Attorney at Law of Sidney Simmons Law with over 35 years of experience. He provides legal counseling to a range of corporate clients, assisting them, among other matters, with mergers and acquisitions, business planning and structuring, and negotiating and implementing complex business transactions. He has a background of volunteer service with various national and local organizations, which include serving as a trustee for Catholic Charities USA and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of St. Vincent’s Health System, Inc., in Jacksonville, Florida.