Thomas L. Williams
Executive Chairman - Parker-Hannifin Corporation
Thomas L. Williams is Executive Chairman of Parker Hannifin Corporation in Cleveland, OH. To ensure a smooth transition of his responsibilities following the election of Jennifer A. Parmentier as Chief Executive Officer, Williams is continuing as Executive Chairman through December 2023, at which time he intends to retire from Parker and the Board.
Prior to his current position, Williams served as Chief Executive Officer since 2015 and Chairman of the Board since 2016. Previously, as Executive Vice President and an Operating Officer since 2006, he was responsible for Parker’s Aerospace, Engineered Materials, Filtration, Instrumentation and Asia Pacific groups, along with the Strategic Pricing department. Williams joined Parker in 2003 and demonstrated successful leadership in two operating groups, first as Vice President of Operations for the Hydraulics Group and then President of the Instrumentation Group. Prior to that, he held a number of key management positions at General Electric.
Williams holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University and a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University. He is an emeritus member of the Board of Directors for the Make-a-Wish Foundation and a member of the Board of Directors for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
Jennifer A. Parmentier
Chief Executive Officer - Parker-Hannifin Corporation
Jennifer A. Parmentier is Chief Executive Officer of Parker Hannifin Corporation in Cleveland, OH.
Prior to her current position as CEO, she was Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for all of Parker’s operating groups. Parmentier previously served as Vice President and President – Motion Systems Group from 2019 to 2021 and Vice President and President – Engineered Materials Group from 2015 to 2019, where she was responsible for all financial and strategic aspects of the global operations of those operating groups. Prior to those roles, since joining Parker in 2008, she held a variety of operational roles including General Manager of the Sporlan Division in the Instrumentation Group, and General Manager of the Hose Products Division in the Fluid Connectors Group. Before joining Parker, Parmentier was Business Leader for Ingersoll Rand Trane Residential Systems and held operational leadership positions with Magna Corporation.
Parmentier holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management from Webster University and an Executive MBA from Loyola Chicago Quinlan School of Business. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN).
Lee C. Banks
Vice Chairman and President - Parker-Hannifin Corporation
Lee C. Banks is Vice Chairman and President of Parker Hannifin Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio.
Mr. Banks joined Parker in 1991, and in 2006 he became an Operating Officer of the company with leadership responsibility for the Filtration, Engineered Materials, Instrumentation, Climate and Industrial Controls, Hydraulics, Fluid Connectors and Automation product groups and the Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America regional groups. He was elected President and Chief Operating Officer in 2015 and became Vice Chairman and President in 2021.
Mr. Banks serves on the Board of Directors of Wabtec Corporation, a leading supplier of innovative solutions for freight rail, passenger transit and industrial applications. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from DePauw University and a Master of Business Administration from The Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago.
Jillian C. Evanko
President and Chief Executive Officer - Chart Industries, Inc.
Ms. Evanko has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Chart Industries, Inc. (cryogenic technologies) since June 2018. She was the Chief Financial Officer of Chart from March 2017 until January 2019. Prior to Chart, Ms. Evanko served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of TruckLite Co., LLC (truck and commercial vehicle products) since October 2016. Prior to Truck-Lite, Ms. Evanko was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dover Corporation’s Dover Fluids (diversified global manufacturer) since January 2014.
Lance M. Fritz
Former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer - Union Pacific Corporation
Now retired, Mr. Fritz served as Chairman of the Board of Union Pacific Corporation (rail transport) from October 2015 to August 2023, and President and Chief Executive Officer from February 2015 to August 2023.
Linda A. Harty
Former Treasurer - Medtronic plc
Now retired, Ms. Harty was Treasurer of Medtronic plc (medical technology) from February 2010 to April 2017.
Kevin A. Lobo
Chair and CEO - Stryker
Mr. Lobo has been Chairman of the Board of Stryker Corporation (medical technologies) since July 2014 and has been Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director since October 2012.
Denise Russell Fleming
Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of Technology and Global Services-Becton, Dickinson & Company
Ms. Fleming has been Executive Vice President, Technology and Global Services and Chief Information Officer of Becton, Dickinson & Company since July 2022.
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - OM Group, Inc.
Now retired, Mr. Scaminace served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OM Group, Inc. (metal-based specialty chemicals) from June 2005 to October 2015 and Chairman of the Board of OM Group from August 2005 to October 2015.
Chairman, Swedavia AB and Former Chief Executive Officer and President Saab AB
Mr. Svensson is Chairman of Swedavia AB (transport infrastructure). He was Chairman of the Association of Swedish Engineering Industries (manufacturing trade organization), and Board Member of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprises from May 2018 until May 2020. He was previously Director General of Swedish Engineering Industries from September 2010 to August 2016. Mr. Svensson is a former Director, Chief Executive Officer and President of Saab AB.
Laura K. Thompson
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Now retired, Ms. Thompson served as Executive Vice President of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (tire manufacturing) from December 2013 until her retirement in March 2019, and Chief Financial Officer of Goodyear from December 2013 until October 2018.
James R. Verrier
Former Chief Executive Officer and President - BorgWarner, Inc.
Now retired, Mr. Verrier served as a Board Advisor to BorgWarner, Inc. (powertrain solutions) from August 1, 2018 until his retirement on February 28, 2019. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer and director of BorgWarner, Inc. from January 2013 until July 31, 2018, and President of BorgWarner from March 2012 until July 31, 2018.
James L. Wainscott
Former Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President - AK Steel Holding Corporation
Now retired, Mr. Wainscott was Chairman of the Board of AK Steel Holding Corporation (steel producer) from January 2006 to May 2016; and President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of AK Steel Holding Corporation from October 2003 to January 2016.