Annual Overview 2020 - Other - Page 10
DIRECTORS WITH TERMS CONTINUING BEYOND ANNUAL MEETING
Donald R. Fishback
Vice President; Chief Financial Officer; and Director
William G. Gisel, Jr.
Peter J. Gundermann
Brian J. Lipke
Class B Directors
Class A Directors
R. Bradley Lawrence
Mr. Fishback joined the Company in 1981 after working as a Certified Public Accountant for Deloitte LLP. He became Corporate
Controller in 1985 and in 2007 was named Vice President of Finance, a position he held until December 2010, at which time he
was elected Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Fishback holds a B.A. in Business from Westminster College in Pennsylvania, an M.B.A.
from University at Buffalo, The State University of New York and completed The Harvard Business School Advanced Management
Program. The Company believes Mr. Fishback’s in-depth financial and managerial expertise and thorough understanding of the
Company’s operations make him highly qualified to serve as a director.
Mr. Gisel is transitioning from CEO to Executive Vice Chairman of Rich Products Corporation, headquartered in Buffalo, New
York effective January 1, 2020. Mr. Gisel started his career at Bankers Trust Company in 1974, and after completing law school in
1978, he joined the law firm Phillips Lytle LLP. Mr. Gisel joined Rich Products in 1982, serving as the company’s first General
Counsel. In 1988, Mr. Gisel was named Vice President of the International Division. In 1996, he assumed the position of President
of Rich’s Food Group and Chief Operating Officer and, in 2006, he was appointed CEO. He earned a B.A. from Williams College,
a Juris Doctorate from the Emory University School of Law and has an M.B.A. from the University of Rochester William E. Simon
Graduate School of Business Administration. The Company believes Mr. Gisel’s experience as President and CEO of a large, multinational company makes him highly qualified to serve as a director.
Mr. Gundermann is President and CEO of Astronics Corporation, a publicly traded aerospace and defense company
headquartered in East Aurora, New York. Mr. Gundermann joined Astronics in 1988, has been a director since 2000 and has held
his current position as President and CEO since 2003. He received a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Brown
University and an M.B.A. from Duke University. The Company believes Mr. Gundermann’s in-depth understanding of the aerospace
and defense industry and his significant high level management experience as President and CEO of Astronics Corporation make
him highly qualified to serve as a director.
Mr. Lipke retired as CEO of Gibraltar Industries, Inc., headquartered in Buffalo, New York, in December 2014 and served as
Chairman of the Board through May 2015. Mr. Lipke started his career with Gibraltar in 1972, became President in 1987 and
Chairman of the Board in 1993. Mr. Lipke attended the SUNY College of Technology at Alfred and the University of Akron. The
Company believes Mr. Lipke’s extensive managerial experience at both the officer and director level, reflected by his tenure as
Chairman of the Board and CEO of Gibraltar Industries, Inc., makes him highly qualified to serve as a director.
Mr. Lawrence retired as President and CEO of Esterline Technologies Corporation in October 2013 and served as Executive
Chairman of the Board through March 2014. Mr. Lawrence joined Esterline in 2002, was named President in July 2009, Chief
Executive Officer in November 2009 and Chairman of the Board in March 2012. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from
Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. from University of Pittsburgh. The Company believes Mr. Lawrence’s experience in
the aerospace and defense industry as President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of a large public company makes him highly
qualified to serve as a director.