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Patrick Berard

Director Since October 2019

Mr. Berard has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Rexel Group, a Paris-based worldwide expert in the professional multichannel distribution of electrical products and services for the energy world, since July 2016.  He joined Rexel in 2003 as Senior Vice President of Rexel France, becoming Senior Vice President for Southern Europe (France, Italy, Spain and Portugal) in 2007, and then assuming additional responsibility for Belgium and Luxembourg in 2013. He was appointed Senior Vice President Europe in 2015.  Before joining Rexel, Mr. Berard held a variety of leadership positions for European businesses including CEO of Pinault Bois & Matériaux (a distributor of building materials) from 2002 to 2003, Chief Operating Officer at Antalis (a distributor of paper and packaging solutions) from 1999 to 2001, Group Vice-President of Europe and a member of the Executive Committee of Kodak Polychrome Graphics (a manufacturer of graphic arts printing equipment) from 1988 to 1999, Strategic Development Director for Industry and Engineering at Thomson SARL in 1987, and 7 years as a consultant with McKinsey & Company.  Mr. Berard holds a PhD in economics from the University of Grenoble.

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Meg Ann Divitto, Director

Director Since August 2018

Ms. Divitto is the principal of Divitto Design Group, a consulting company that focuses on start-ups and start-overs, design thinking in the Internet of Things (IoT), and the future of mobility. Prior thereto, she worked for IBM Corporation in a variety of roles, including most recently as Vice President, IoT Future Solutions and Technologies (including responsibility for the IBM connected vehicle program) from September 2002 until she retired in May 2015. Ms. Divitto also held executive and engineering positions with Delphi Product & Service Solutions from February 2002 to September 2002 as a Product Executive in the aftermarket sector; with Motorola Solutions, Inc. from June 1994 to February 2002 in a variety of roles culminating as Product Director with a focus on telematics; and with General Motors as a System Engineer from June 1989 to June 1994.  Ms. Divitto received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the General Motors Engineering and Management Institute and an M.A. in Engineering Management from the University of Michigan. 

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Robert M. Hanser, Director

Director Since November 2015

Mr. Hanser was employed for 33 years with Robert Bosch GmbH, a German multinational engineering and electronics company. He held various positions at Bosch in various countries, including at its Automotive Original Equipment and Automotive Aftermarket Division, Power Tools Division, Blaupunkt/Car Multimedia Division, and Corporate Sales and Marketing Division. Mr. Hanser most recently was the President of Bosch’s Automotive Original Equipment and Automotive Aftermarket Division from July 2006 to June 2013. From June 2013 to December 2015, he served as a part-time member of the Board of Management of Bosch Management Support, an internal “senior experts” consulting business, and he continues to provide occasional consulting services to Bosch.

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Joseph M. Holsten, Chairman of the Board

Director Since February 1999

Mr. Holsten has been our Chairman of the Board since November 2011 and was appointed Executive Chairman in March 2017. He joined us in November 1998 as our President and Chief Executive Officer. He was elected to our Board of Directors in February 1999. In November 2010, Mr. Holsten was appointed as Vice Chairman of our Board of Directors. In January 2011, his officer position changed to Co-Chief Executive Officer as part of his transition to retirement. He retired from his officer position in January 2012. Prior to joining us, Mr. Holsten held various positions of increasing responsibility with the North American and International operations of Waste Management, Inc. for approximately 17 years. From February 1997 until July 1998, Mr. Holsten served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Waste Management, Inc. From July 1995 until February 1997, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Waste Management International, plc where his responsibility was to streamline operating activities. Prior to working for Waste Management, Mr. Holsten was a staff auditor at a public accounting firm. Mr. Holsten also has served since May 2009 as a member of the Board of Directors of Covanta Holding Corporation, a company in the energy-from-waste, profiled waste and ferrous metals business, and serves on Covanta's Finance Committee and chairs its Supply Chain and Public Policy Committee. In January 2017, he was elected to the Board of Directors of Mekonomen Group, an automotive spare parts chain in the Nordic region, of which we own approximately 27%. Mr. Holsten serves on the Mekonomen Remuneration Committee.

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Blythe J. McGarvie, Director

Director Since March 2012

Ms. McGarvie most recently was a member of the faculty of Harvard Business School teaching in the accounting and management unit from 2012 until 2014. Prior to joining the Harvard Business School faculty, Ms. McGarvie served for ten years as Chief Executive Officer and founder of Leadership for International Finance, a global consulting firm specializing in leadership seminars for corporate and academic groups. During this period, she co-founded and served as Senior Fellow for Northwestern University’s Kellogg Innovation Network and was a visiting leader at the Shanghai-based China Europe International Business School. Prior to 2003, Ms. McGarvie was Chief Financial Officer for BIC Group, a publicly-traded consumer goods company with operations in 36 countries, based in Paris, France. Prior to moving to Paris, Ms. McGarvie was Chief Financial Officer for Hannaford Bros. Co, a Fortune 500 retailing company, between 1994 and 1999. She is a member of the board of directors, and the audit committee, of Sonoco Products Company, a manufacturer of industrial and consumer packaging products, and a member of the board of directors of Apple Hospitality REIT, a real estate management trust. Ms. McGarvie also served on the board of directors of Viacom Inc., a global entertainment content company, including as chairperson of the Viacom audit committee, until 2017, and was a member of the board of directors of Accenture plc, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, until 2017. Ms. McGarvie is a Certified Public Accountant and earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

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John William Mendel, Director

Director Since August 2018

Mr. Mendel was the Executive Vice President, Automotive Division, of American Honda Motor Company from November 2004 until his retirement in April 2017, where he was responsible for Automotive business sales, marketing, product development, public relations, vehicle planning, logistics and distribution. Prior to Honda, he worked for Ford Motor Company from July 1976 to November 2004, including in a variety of roles related to field operations and commercial marketing across the Ford, Lincoln and Mercury brands, before serving as Chief Operating Officer of Mazda America from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Mendel is a member of the board of directors of TrueCar, Inc., an operator of a digital automotive marketplace. He received a B.A. in business and economics from Austin College and an M.B.A. from Duke University.

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Jody Greenstone Miller, Director

Director Since August 2018

Ms. Miller serves as Chairwoman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Business Talent Group, a global marketplace for top independent professionals doing project-based work, which she founded in 2007. From 2000 through 2007, she was a venture partner with Maveron LLC, a Seattle-based venture capital firm. From 1995 to 1999, Ms. Miller held various positions at Americast, a digital video and interactive services joint venture formed with the Walt Disney Company, including as Acting President and Chief Operating Officer. From 1993 to 1995, she served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President during the Clinton Administration; from 1990 to 1992, she was a White House Fellow at the Department of the Treasury; and from 1986 to 1987, she was the chief legal advisor to Governor Richard Riley in South Carolina. Ms. Miller was a member of the board of directors of Capella Education Company, a provider of online education programs, from 2001 until its merger in August 2018 with Strayer Education, Inc. She also served on the board of directors on TRW, a global supplier of automotive systems and components to OEMs, from 2005 until its sale in 2015. She is on the board of the Drucker Institute and Peer Health Exchange. Ms. Miller earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. 

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John F. O'Brien, Director

Director Since July 2003

Mr. O’Brien retired in 2002 as the Chief Executive Officer of Allmerica Financial Corporation, a public insurance company. In addition to serving on our Board of Directors, he is a director of Cabot Corporation, a global specialty chemicals corporation, and a director of The TJX Companies, Inc., an off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions. Mr. O'Brien was a director of a family of registered investment companies managed by BlackRock, an investment management advisory firm, until December 2018. From August 1989 to November 2002, Mr. O’Brien was President and Chief Executive Officer of Allmerica Financial Corporation. From 1968 to 1989, Mr. O’Brien held several positions at Fidelity Investments, including Group Managing Director of FMR Corporation (from 1986 to 1989), Chairman of Institutional Services Company (from 1986 to 1989) and Chairman of Brokerage Services, Inc. (from 1984 to 1989).

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Guhan Subramanian, Director

Director Since January 2013

Mr. Subramanian is currently the Joseph Flom Professor of Law and Business at the Harvard Law School and the H. Douglas Weaver Professor of Business Law at the Harvard Business School. He is the first person in the history of Harvard University to hold tenured appointments at both the Harvard Law School and the Harvard Business School. At the Harvard Law School, he teaches courses in negotiations and corporate law. At the Harvard Business School, he teaches in several executive education programs, including Strategic Negotiations, Changing the Game, and Making Corporate Boards More Effective. He is the faculty chair for the JD/MBA program at Harvard University, the Harvard Program of Negotiation and the Mergers & Acquisitions executive education course at Harvard Business School. Prior to joining the Harvard faculty in September 1999, Mr. Subramanian spent three years at McKinsey & Company as a consultant in their New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C. offices.

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Xavier Urbain, Director

Director Since December 2019

Mr. Urbain was the Group Chief Executive Officer from January 2014 to May 2019 of Switzerland-based CEVA Logistics, a leading supply chain company that provides end-to-end design, implementation and operational solutions in freight and transportation management, contract logistics and distribution.  Prior to CEVA Logistics, Mr. Urbain held leadership positions in the global third party logistics industry, as a member of the Executive Board of Switzerland based Kuehne & Nagel, as a member of the Executive Board and the Board of Directors of UK-based Hays PLC  and as CEO of Hays Logistics, and as Chief Executive Officer of ACR. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of Socotec and is the current Chairman of the Board of Netherlands-based Caldic B.V.

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Jake Welch, Director

Director Since August 2020

Mr. Welch is a partner of ValueAct Capital, a San Francisco based investment firm founded in 2000 with a focus on long-term investing and deep relationships with portfolio companies. At ValueAct, he is one of seven investment partners responsible for identifying investments and working with management and boards to realize value over a multi-year period. Mr. Welch has also served as a director of Armstrong Flooring, serving on both the compensation and finance committees. Prior to joining ValueAct Capital in 2009, Mr. Welch worked in private equity at the Blackstone Group in New York. In addition, he serves on the board as treasurer of St. Luke’s School (“SLS”) in San Francisco. He has a B.A., cum laude, from Harvard College and is a CFA charter holder.

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Dominick Zarcone, President and Chief Executive Officer

Director Since June 2017

Mr. Zarcone became our President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2017. He was our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from March 2015 to May 2017. Prior to joining our Company, he was the Managing Director and the Chief Financial Officer of Baird Financial Group, a capital markets and wealth management company, and certain of its affiliates from April 2011 to March 2015. He also served from April 2011 to March 2015 as Treasurer of Baird Funds, Inc., a family of fixed income and equity mutual funds managed by Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, a registered broker/dealer. From February 1995 to April 2011, Mr. Zarcone was a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Investment Banking department of Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated. From February 1986 to February 1995, he was with the investment banking company Kidder, Peabody & Co., Incorporated, most recently as Senior Vice President of Investment Banking. Mr. Zarcone is a member of the Board of Directors of Generac Power Systems, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of power generation equipment and engine-powered products.