Corporate Governance - Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board, Retired Partner, Goodwin Procter
Mr. Dietz has served as a member of the Board since its inception in July 1999. Mr. Dietz was a partner of the law firm of Goodwin Procter from 1984 to his retirement from the firm in October 2016. Mr. Dietz is also a director and Chairman of the Independent Directors and Compensation Committee of the Andover Companies, a property and casualty insurance company. Mr. Dietz' qualifications to sit on our Board include his experience in corporate governance and legal matters, including corporate acquisitions and corporate finance.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Buckhout joined CIRCOR as President and Chief Executive Officer and was appointed to the Board in April 2013. Prior to joining CIRCOR, Mr. Buckhout had served as President, Fire & Security at United Technologies Corporation (UTC), a diverse, multinational manufacturing company, since March 2011. He previously held a number of senior level positions at UTC, including President, Global Fire Products and President, Systems and Firefighting. Before joining UTC, Mr. Buckhout held a number of senior roles at Honeywell International Corporation in the Consumer Products and Friction Materials divisions. He spent five years in Europe for UTC and Honeywell, including as Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Products Group, Honeywell EMEA and Vice President and General Manager, Honeywell Friction Materials - Europe. He also previously worked in general management and strategy consulting roles at Booz Allen & Hamilton and The Boeing Company. Mr. Buckhout’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his extensive experience in leading, improving the operational performance of, and profitably growing large, multi-national manufacturing businesses through both organic and acquisition-related growth.
Retired Vice President, Global Locomotive Business, GE Transportation
Ms. Donikowski has served as a member of the Board since March 2017. Ms. Donikowski retired from General Electric Company, a diversified industrial company, in October 2015 after 38 years with the company. She served in a number of senior positions during her career at General Electric Company, including most recently as Vice President, Global Locomotive Business, GE Transportation, from January 2013 until her retirement. She currently also serves on the Board of Directors of Atlas Copco AB, a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions based in Stockholm, Sweden, and Eriez Magnetics, a privately held manufacturer and designer of magnetic, vibratory, and metal detection applications based in Erie, Pennsylvania. She also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees, Gannon University, and the Board of Trustees, Boys & Girls Club of Erie, Pennsylvania. Ms. Donikowski's qualifications to sit on our Board include her extensive experience in leading technology businesses and her strong operations background.
President of Hayes Capital Corporation
Mr. Hayes has served as a member of the Board since October 2002. Since 1997, Mr. Hayes has been the President of Hayes Capital Corporation, a private investment firm. Mr. Hayes currently is a member of the board of directors of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. and, from 2004 through 2008, was a member of the board of directors of Sands Regent, Inc., at which time the company was sold. From 1997 through 2001, he also served as Chairman of Compass Aerospace Corporation, a privately held aerospace parts manufacturer, prior to the sale of the company. From 1986 through 1997, Mr. Hayes was a Managing Director of the investment firm Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Mr. Hayes' qualifications to sit on our Board include his record of success as an investment banker and private investor, as well as the related experience he possesses in capital markets, corporate acquisitions, corporate finance, executive compensation, and the energy and aerospace industries.
Global Head of Information Technology of Siemens
Dr. Ludwig has served as a member of the Board since January 2016. Since October 2016, he has served as Global Head of Information Technology for Siemens, a global technology company. He previously served as Executive Vice President, Digital Enterprise Realization, of Siemens PLM Software from October 2014 to October 2016 and CEO of the Siemens Industry Sector in North America from October 2011 to September 2014. Dr. Ludwig is a known expert and regular speaker at industry conferences on the Internet of Things and "Industry 4.0". When Siemens acquired PLM Software in 2007, Dr. Ludwig was appointed President of PLM Software and is credited for having successfully led the integration of the organization’s 50 legal entities and multiple facilities across 26 countries. Earlier in his career, Dr. Ludwig held a number of international assignments at Siemens in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. He teaches as adjunct professor for International Strategy at SMU’s Cox School of Business in Dallas. Dr. Ludwig’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his proven manufacturing leadership skills, extensive international experience, and his success in leading the integration and simplification of a complex global enterprise.
Retired President, Western Hemisphere Operations and Vice President of Baker Hughes
Mr. O'Donnell has served as a member of the Company's Board since November 2011. Until his January 2014 retirement, Mr. O'Donnell had worked at Baker Hughes, an oilfield services company, since 1975. He served as Vice President of Baker Hughes since 1998 and was appointed to Vice President, Office of the Chief Executive Officer in 2012, a role in which he served until his retirement. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. O'Donnell was President, Western Hemisphere Operations of Baker Hughes. He was President of Baker Petrolite Corporation from 2005 to 2009 and President of Baker Hughes Drilling Fluids from 2004 to 2005. He served as Vice President, Business Process Development at Baker Hughes from 1998 to 2002 and as Vice President of Manufacturing at Baker Oil Tools from 1990 to 1998. Mr. O’Donnell also serves on the Board of Directors of Cactus, Inc., where he is a member of its Audit Committee. Mr. O'Donnell's qualifications to sit on the Board include his experience in international energy markets and leading multi-national manufacturing operations.
Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Mr. Wilver has served as a member of the Company's Board since February 2010. Mr. Wilver was Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. ("Thermo Fisher"), a leading provider of laboratory products and services, from August 2015 until his retirement in March 2017. He previously spent 11 years as Chief Financial Officer of Thermo Fisher from October 2004 to July 2015. Before joining Thermo Fisher in 2000, Mr. Wilver worked for General Electric, Grimes Aerospace Company, and Honeywell International (formerly AlliedSignal), where he most recently served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the electronic materials business. He currently also serves on the Board of Directors of Tenet Healthcare, where he is a member of its Audit and Human Resources Committees, and Evoqua Water Technologies, where he is Chairman of its Audit Committee. Mr. Wilver is a certified public accountant. Mr. Wilver's qualifications to sit on the Board include his experience in strategic planning and business development as well as in leading the financial, accounting and investor relations functions of large, multi-national manufacturing companies.