Board of Directors

John P. Absmeier

, Chief Technology Officer Lear Corporation

John Absmeier has served as a director of the Company since March 2019. Mr. Absmeier has been the Chief Technology Officer of Lear Corporation ("Lear"), a public company and leading supplier of automotive seating and electrical and electronic systems since June 2018. As Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Absmeier leads all aspects of Lear’s technology and innovation efforts, reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Lear, he was Vice President of Smart Machines at Samsung Electronics from November 2015 through May 2018. While at Samsung, he led the company’s acquisition of Harman International and in May 2017, became the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the ADAS/Autonomous business unit at Harmon. Prior to joining Samsung, Mr. Absmeier was with Delphi Corporation for 19 years, where he held several positions of increasing responsibility. Most recently, from October 2012 to November 2015, he was Managing Director - Delphi Labs @Silicon Valley and Autonomous Driving, and from October 2006 to October 2012, Business Director – Electronic Controls, Asia Pacific. Also during his time at Delphi, Mr. Absmeier held several roles in the areas of hybrid and electric vehicles, fuel cells and telematics. Mr. Absmeier holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Management of Technology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. Before launching his business career, Mr. Absmeier served over eight years with the United States Marine Corps, during which he was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for outstanding performance.

Daniel L. Black

, Managing Partner, The Wicks Group

Mr. Black has served as a Director since January 2021. Mr. Black has been a Managing Partner at The Wicks Group, a private equity firm focused on tech enabled business and consumer services companies, since 2005. As Managing Partner at Wicks, Mr. Black is involved in all investment and management activities and serves on the boards of its portfolio companies. Prior to becoming Managing Partner, Mr. Black served as Principal from 2003 through 2005. Prior to The Wicks Group, Mr. Black was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Merchant Banking at BNY Capital Markets (a subsidiary of The Bank of New York), where his career spanned 21 years in executive management positions, from 1982 through 2003. Mr. Black has served as a Trustee for the Advent Convertible Securities Fund (an $850 million public closed-end fund) since 2005 where he serves on the Audit and Nominating & Governance Committees. He has also been a member of the Dartmouth College Board of Trustees since 2019 and has served on the executive board of Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership, a not-for-profit educational organization, since 2014. Mr. Black holds a B.A. in Government from the Dartmouth College.

Mr. Black brings decades of experience to the Board in key areas critical to the Company’s future operations and strategy, such as experience in global finance, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate governance.

Lorraine A. Bolsinger

, Director

Ms. Bolsinger has served as a director of the Company since March 2020. Ms. Bolsinger retired from General Electric Company, a diversified technology and financial services company, in 2017 where she served for more than 37 years leading multiple divisions of GE across power and aviation, as well as holding senior-level officer roles. From 2016 through her retirement in 2017, Ms. Bolsinger served as Vice President, GE Corporate Accelerated Leadership Program. From 2013 through 2016, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Distributed Power and from 2008 through 2012, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Aviation Systems. During her early years at GE, Ms. Bolsinger established herself as a business builder and was promoted through various managerial and leadership roles to become Corporate Officer in 1999, as one of the youngest and first female executives to be named in that capacity.

Ms. Bolsinger is a frequent public speaker and has been a career-long advocate for women in STEM and leadership roles. She is a Trustee and Audit Committee Chair of Worchester Polytechnic Institute and has been a Leader in Residence at the GE Management Development Institute, educating and mentoring high potential young executives. She is a member of the Society of Women Engineers and serves on the board of Lake Sunapee Protective Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the special environment of the Lake Sunapee region in western New Hampshire.

Ms. Bolsinger brings to the Board extensive senior leadership, operational, industry, and technical experience. She has experience developing world -wide strategic relationships with commercial, government and military partners. She also has significant experience in environmental sustainability strategies and executive talent development.

Jeffrey J. Cote

, Chief Executive Officer and President, Sensata Technologies

Jeffrey Cote is Chief Executive Officer and President of Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST), a rapidly growing industrial technology business with operations and business centers in 11 countries.

Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer in March 2020, Mr. Cote served as Sensata’s President and Chief Operating Officer, with global responsibility for both of the Company’s business segments, Performance Sensing and Sensing Solutions, as well as Global Operations.

Mr. Cote joined Sensata as Chief Financial Officer in 2007 through the Company’s initial public offering in 2010 and has served in several executive roles with expanding responsibility.

Prior to joining Sensata, Mr. Cote was the Chief Operating Officer at Ropes & Gray LLP’s and managed their operations by directing the firm’s administrative and operational initiatives, including being responsible for building the infrastructure to enhance Ropes & Gray’s position as a leading national law firm and helped to develop its global presence.

Additionally, Mr. Cote served as Chief Operating, Financial and Administrative Officer for Digitas, Inc., where he managed worldwide operations, finance, investor relations, facilities management, delivery management, information technology and corporate development.

Mr. Cote started his professional career with Ernst & Young and served in their tax, audit and national accounting groups.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Accounting degree from Florida Atlantic University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Florida

and Massachusetts.

Mr. Cote serves on the Board of Directors at Trinseo S.A. (NYSE:TSE) and on the Board of Advisors at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, a private, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights and well-being of children and families.

James E. Heppelmann

, President and Chief Executive Officer PTC, Inc.

James E. Heppelmann has served as a director of the Company since August 2014. Mr. Heppelmann has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of PTC, Inc. (“PTC”), a public global software and service company, since 2010. PTC (formerly Parametric Technology Corporation) develops technology solutions that help companies transform the way they create, operate, and service smart, connected products. During his tenure at PTC, Mr. Heppelmann has served in various executive roles, including President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Product Officer, and Executive Vice President, Software Products. Mr. Heppelmann joined PTC in 1998 when the company acquired Windchill Technologies, where he was co-founder, Chief Technical Officer, and Vice President of Marketing. Previously, Mr. Heppelmann served as Chief Technology Officer of Metaphase, Inc. from 1992 through 1997 and held various positions at Control Data Corporation from 1985 through 1992. Mr. Heppelmann has served on the board of directors of PTC since 2008. Mr. Heppelmann is on the Executive Advisory Board of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), and is on the Dean's Advisory Board of the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering. Mr. Heppelmann brings to the Board a view into industries relevant to us, a detailed understanding of technological issues including the rapid evolution of smart, connected products and the Internet of Things, and insight into future directions of technology development.

Charles W. Peffer

, Retired Partner KPMG LLP

Charles W. Peffer has served as a director of the Company since our IPO in March 2010. Mr. Peffer was a partner of KPMG LLP and its predecessor firms from 1979 until his retirement in 2002. Mr. Peffer served in KPMG’s Kansas City office as Partner in Charge of Audit from 1986 to 1993 and as Managing Partner from 1993 to 2000. Mr. Peffer has been a director of Garmin, Ltd., a public company, since 2004 and a director of HD Supply Holdings, Inc. since 2013. Mr. Peffer also is a director of the Commerce Funds, a family of seven funds with approximately $2 billion in assets, and Lockton, Inc, a privately-owned insurance brokerage company. Mr. Peffer was a director of NPC International, a franchisee of over 1,200 Pizza Hut locations and approximately 150 Wendy's locations, through 2018. Mr. Peffer brings to the Board extensive practical and management experience in public accounting and corporate finance, including significant experience with KPMG and its predecessor firms. Mr. Peffer also brings leadership expertise through his directorship roles in other public companies, including service on audit committees.

Constance E. Skidmore

, Retired Audit Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers

Constance E. Skidmore has served as a director of the Company since May 2017. Ms. Skidmore retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) in 2009, after serving for over two decades as a partner, including a term on its governing board. Ms. Skidmore has served on the board of directors of Comfort Systems USA, Inc., a HVAC supply company, since 2012 and currently serves on its audit committee. She also served on the board of directors of ShoreTel, Inc., a telecommunications company, from 2014 until September 2017, when it was sold to Mitel. Ms. Skidmore also serves on the board of directors of several other privately-held and non-profit companies, including the V Foundation for Cancer Research and Viz Kinect. Ms. Skidmore holds a B.S. in psychology from Florida State University, and a M.S. in taxation from Golden Gate University. Ms. Skidmore brings to the Board more than thirty years of experience in accounting and finance and significant experience and knowledge in talent management and strategic planning. Ms. Skidmore also brings leadership expertise through her directorship roles in other public companies, including service on audit committees.

Steven A. Sonnenberg

, Director

Mr. Sonnenberg has served as a director of the Company since March 2020. Mr. Sonnenberg retired in 2019 from Emerson Electric Co., a manufacturer of products for industrial, commercial and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. In 2018, he became Senior Advisor, Emerson Automation Solutions until his retirement in 2019. In that role, he worked in the areas of leadership development and senior customer relations. From 2016 through 2018, Mr. Sonnenberg served as Chairman of Emerson's Automation Solutions business, which assists manufacturers to maximize performance through Emerson's industry-leading portfolio of technologies to measure, control, optimize and power their operations. In that role, he also advised on large acquisitions and on the development of the company's highest-level customer relationships. From 2008 through 2016, he served as President of Emerson's $8.5 billion Process Management Group, a worldwide 40,000 employee, eight business unit manufacturer of automation products for process industries. For more than 13 years prior, Mr. Sonnenberg managed various Emerson affiliated companies with operations throughout Asia and Europe.

Mr. Sonnenberg has been a director of Steel Dynamics, Inc., a public company which is one of the largest steel producers in North America, since 2018, where he serves on the Audit Committee and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. He has also served on the board of Tennant Company, a public company specializing in the design, manufacture and sale of nonresidential floor maintenance, since 2005, where he is the Lead Director and chairs the Executive Committee and serves on the Audit Committee and Governance Committee. Mr. Sonnenberg is also on the Board of Trustees of Dunwoody College of Technology.

Mr. Sonnenberg brings to the Board significant senior leadership, operational, industry, and technical experience. He has overseen major new product development efforts in the Internet of Things, and sensing hardware and software. He has considerable global experience and broad knowledge of large acquisitions and the development of high-level customer relationships.

Martha N. Sullivan

, Executive Advisor, Sensata Technologies

Martha Sullivan has served as an executive director of Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) since January 2013. She most recently served as Sensata’s Chief Executive Officer until March 2020. Prior to being appointed President in 2010 and becoming CEO in 2013, Ms. Sullivan was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Sensor Products before the business was spun off from Texas Instruments in 2006.

She also serves on the board of directors at Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY), and Associated Industries of Massachusetts. She is active in initiatives and organizations that focus on STEM education for women and is currently co-chair of the Board of Trustees of Our Sisters’ School (OSS) in New Bedford, Massachusetts, a tuition free, independent school whose mission is to educate and inspire economically disadvantaged girls from the New Bedford area.

Ms. Sullivan is also a member of the President’s Advancement Council and President’s Alumni Council at Michigan Technological University. She was inducted into the Academy of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Tech, and holds an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy from that institution.

Ms. Sullivan spent 35 years with Sensata and its predecessor company, Texas Instruments. Under her leadership, Sensata has grown revenues from $1.9 billion in 2012 to $3.5 billion in 2018; closed 11 acquisitions that extended the company’s reach into new vertical markets; forged a new strategy to usher in the next wave of megatrend-driven growth; and successfully evolved the company’s global manufacturing and supply chain.

In 2019, Ms. Sullivan won CEO of the year award at the Mass Tech Leadership Awards Celebration held in Boston, MA. She also sat on AIM Global Trade Symposium & Awards panel in Quincy on Nov. 7 and was keynote speaker on how to “Succeed in the Face of Global Trade Uncertainty”. In 2015, Ms. Sullivan was chosen to receive the 2015 Bryant University Women’s Summit New England Businesswoman of the Year Award by the Women’s Summit Committee.

Also in 2019, Sensata was ranked #17 on The Boston Globe’s Top 100 Women-Led Companies. In 2013, Sensata was ranked #7 on The Boston Globe’s Top 100 Performing Companies in Massachusetts. In 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019, the company and Ms. Sullivan were recognized on the annual list of Top 100 Women Led Businesses in Massachusetts by The Commonwealth Institute and The Boston Globe Magazine.

Andrew C. Teich

, Retired President and Chief Executive Officer FLIR Systems

Andrew Teich has served as our Chairman since July 2019 and as a director of the Company since May 2014. In June 2017, after 33 years with the company, Mr. Teich retired as the President and Chief Executive Officer of FLIR Systems, Inc. (“FLIR”), a position he had held since 2013. FLIR is a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of thermal imaging and stabilized airborne camera systems for a wide variety of applications in the commercial, industrial, and government markets. Mr. Teich joined FLIR in 1999 as Senior Vice President, Marketing, and held various positions within FLIR since that time, including President of Commercial Vision Systems and President of Commercial Systems. Prior to joining FLIR, Mr. Teich held various positions at Inframetrics, Inc. (acquired by FLIR in 1999), including Vice President of Sales and Marketing and various sales roles. Mr. Teich served on the board of directors of FLIR from July 2013 until his retirement in June 2017. Mr. Teich is a seasoned executive who brings to the Board relevant industry experience combined with sales and marketing skills. Mr. Teich has been involved in more than 25 technology company acquisitions and is listed as an author on more than 50 patents.

Stephen M. Zide

, Former Senior Advisor Bain Capital

Stephen Zide has served as a director of the Company since our IPO in March 2010. He also served as a director of our principal operating company, STI, from April 2006 until the IPO. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Zide served as a Senior Advisor of Bain Capital. From 2001 through 2015, Mr. Zide was a Managing Director of Bain Capital. Prior to joining Bain Capital in 1997, Mr. Zide was a partner of the law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he was a founding member of the New York office and specialized in representing private equity and venture capital firms. Mr. Zide has been a director of Trinseo S.A., a global materials company, since 2010. Previously, Mr. Zide served on the board of directors of HD Supply Holdings, Inc. from 2007 through 2014, Apex Tool Group, LLC from 2013 through 2014, Innophos Holdings, Inc., a producer of specialty phosphates, from 2004 through 2013, and Consolidated Container Corporation, a private company, from 2012 through 2017. Mr. Zide brings to the Board extensive negotiating and financing expertise gained from his training and experience as a legal advisor, and later as a private equity professional and financial advisor. In addition, Mr. Zide has had significant involvement with us since April 2006, and has served as a director of numerous public and private companies during his career in private equity and law.