Director Bios


Dame Alison J. Carnwath

DAME ALISON J. CARNWATH, age 66, has been a senior advisor to Evercore Partners, an independent corporate finance advisory firm (formerly known as Lexicon Partners) since 2005, and chair of the board, and subsequently, the advisory board at LivingBridge Equity Partners, LLP, a private equity firm (formerly known as ISIS Equity Partners, LLP) since 1999, both based in the United Kingdom. She has served as an independent director of BP p.l.c. since 2018 and as a director of Coller Capital Ltd. since 2015. She has been a member of the supervisory board and chair of the audit committee of BASF, a leading chemical company based in Germany, since 2014, and she has served as a director of Zurich Insurance Group since 2012. She previously served as chair of Land Securities plc, the United Kingdom’s largest property company listed on the London Stock Exchange (2008-2018); as non-executive chair of MF Global Holdings Ltd. (2008-2010); and as a non-executive director of the Man Group plc (2001-2013), a United Kingdom based company. She has served as a director of the Company since 2005.


Franklin L. Feder

FRANKLIN L. FEDER, age 67, served as chief executive officer, Alcoa Latin America & Caribbean of Alcoa Inc., a global producer of bauxite, alumina and aluminum, from 2004-2014. He previously served as vice president and director of corporate development of Alcoa Inc. from 1999-2004, chief financial officer of Alcoa Latin America from 1994-1999 and director corporate planning from 1990-1994. He was also managing partner of Technomic Consultores from 1978-1988, and a partner at Booz, Allen & Hamilton from 1989-1990. He has served as a director of Minerals Technologies Inc. since 2017. He has also served as a director of Prumo Logistica S.A. since 2019, Intercement since 2017 and Companhia Brasileira de Aluminio and AES Tiete Energia since 2016, all Brasil-based companies, and as a director of Loma Negra Corporation, an Argentine company, since 2018. He served as a director of Unigel from 2016-2018, a director of Grupo Dahma from 2015-2016, and a director of Alexander Proudfoot from 2014-2016. He has served as a director of the Company since 2018.


R. Preston Feight

R. PRESTON FEIGHT, age 52, is Chief Executive Officer of the Company and has held that position since July 2019.  Mr. Feight served as Executive Vice President of the Company from September 2018 through June 2019, PACCAR Vice President and President of DAF Trucks from April 2016 through August 2018, General Manager of Kenworth Truck Company and Vice President of PACCAR from January 2015 through March 2016, Kenworth Assistant General Manager for Marketing and Sales from April 2012 through December 2014, Kenworth Chief Engineer from August 2008 through March 2012.  Previously he worked as an engineer at Ford for six years and as an engineer at Allied Signal for two years.  He has served as a director of the Company since July 2019.


Beth E. Ford

BETH E. FORD, age 55, is president and chief executive officer at Land O’Lakes, a member-owned agricultural production and dairy cooperative and has held that position since July 2018. She previously served as chief operating officer, business units, from 2017-2018, group executive vice president and chief operating officer from 2015-2017 and as executive vice president and chief supply chain and operations officer at Land O’Lakes from 2012-2015. Ms. Ford served as executive vice president and head of supply chain at International Flavor and Fragrances (2008-2011). Ms. Ford also served as a director of Clearwater Paper Corporation (2013- 2018). She is on the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the College of Business at Iowa State University and the Columbia University Business School – Deming Center Board of Advisors. She has served as a director of the Company since 2015.


Kirk S. Hachigian

KIRK S. HACHIGIAN, age 59, is non-executive chairman of JELD-WEN Holding, Inc., a global manufacturer of windows and doors and has held that position since 2016. Mr. Hachigian has resigned as a director of JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. effective in May 2019. He previously served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. from 2014 to 2016, and as interim chief executive officer from February to June 2018. He served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Cooper Industries plc, a global manufacturer of electrical products, from 2006 until it was acquired by Eaton Corporation in 2013. He has served as lead director for Allegion plc and as a director of NextEra Energy Inc. since 2013. He has served as a director of the Company since 2008.


Roderick C. McGeary

RODERICK C. MCGEARY, age 68, served in consulting and audit roles with KPMG LLP from 1972 to 2000 culminating in the position as co-vice chairman of consulting (1997-1999). He has served as a director of Raymond James Financial, Inc. since September 2015. He was chairman of BearingPoint Inc., formerly KPMG Consulting, LLC, a management and technology consulting firm, from 2004-2009 and was its interim chief executive officer from 2004-2005. He has served as a director of Cisco Systems since 2003. He previously served as non-executive chairman of Tegile Systems, Inc. (2010-2012) and as a director of Dionex Corporation (2004- 2011) and National Semiconductor Corporation (2009-2011). He has served as a director of the Company since 2012.


John M. Pigott

JOHN M. PIGOTT, age 55, is a partner in Beta Business Ventures, LLC, a private investment company concentrating in natural resources, and was a partner in the predecessor company Beta Capital Group, LLC since 2003. He is the brother of Mark C. Pigott, a director of the Company. He has served as a director of the Company since 2009.


Mark C. Pigott

MARK C. PIGOTT, age 65, is Executive Chairman of the Company and has held that position since April 2014. Mr. Pigott was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from January 1997 to April 2014, Vice Chairman from January 1995 to December 1996, Executive Vice President from December 1993 to January 1995, Senior Vice President from January 1990 to December 1993, and Vice President from October 1988 to December 1989. He has served as a director of Franklin Resources Inc., an investment management company, since 2011. He is the brother of John M. Pigott, a director of the Company. He has served as a director of the Company since 1994.


Mark A. Schulz

MARK A. SCHULZ, age 66, is currently president and chief executive officer of M. A. Schulz and Associates, a management consulting firm, and a founding partner in Fontinalis Partners, LLC, a transportation technology strategic investment firm. He served as president of international operations at Ford Motor Company from 2005 until his retirement in 2007 and in a variety of executive roles during 35 years with Ford, including running Ford’s Mazda, Jaguar, Land Rover and Aston Martin affiliates and setting up manufacturing and distribution operations in South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He served as a director of Dana Incorporated (2008-2018), as a director of YRC Worldwide, Inc. (2007-2009), and as a director of the National Committee of United States-China Relations and the United States-China Business Council. He has served as a director of the Company since 2012.


Gregory M. E. Spierkel

GREGORY M. E. SPIERKEL, age 62, served as chief executive officer of Ingram Micro Inc., a worldwide distributor of technology products, from 2005-2012. He previously served as president from March 2004 to April 2005. During his 14-year tenure with that company he held other senior positions including executive vice president. He has served as a director of MGM Resorts International since 2013 and as a director of Schneider Electric (Paris) since October 2014. He has served as a director of the Company since 2008.


Charles R. Williamson

CHARLES R. WILLIAMSON, age 70, served as chairman of the board of Weyerhaeuser Company, a forest products company (2009-2016), and of Talisman Energy Inc., a Canadian oil and gas company (2009-2015). He continues to serve on the board of Weyerhaeuser Company as lead independent director and has been a director of Greyrock Energy Inc since 2009. He served as chairman and chief executive officer of Unocal, the California- based energy company, from 2001 until Unocal merged with Chevron in August 2005. Mr. Williamson was the chairman of the US-ASEAN Business Council (2002-2005). He has served as a director of the Company since 2006 and has served as lead director since 2014.


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