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Board of Directors

William M. Lasky, Chairman of the Board

Mr. Lasky has been Chairman since 2006 and has served as a Director since 2004.  Mr. Lasky served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Accuride Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of commercial vehicle components, from 2008 until his retirement in 2011.  He has served as Chairman of the Board of Accuride Corporation from 2009-2012.  Prior to Accuride, Mr. Lasky served as the Chairman of the Board and President and Chief Executive Officer of JLG Industries, a manufacturer of aerial work platforms, telescopic material handlers and related accessories from 1999 through late 2006.  Prior to joining JLG Industries, Mr. Lasky served in various senior capacities at Dana Corporation from 1977 to 1999.  Mr. Lasky serves as a director of Affinia Group, Inc., a designer, manufacturer and distributor of industrial grade replacement parts and services for automotive and heavy-duty vehicles, and as a Board Trustee member of Norwich University.

 

Jonathan B. DeGaynor

Mr. DeGaynor was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer in March 2015. He has served as a director since May 2015. Prior to joining Stoneridge, Mr. DeGaynor served as the Vice President‐Strategic Planning and Innovation of Guardian Industries Corp., (“Guardian”), a manufacturer of industrial glass and other building products for commercial, residential and automotive applications, from October 2014. From 2008‐2014, Mr. DeGaynor served as Vice President‐
Business Development, Managing Director Asia for SRG Global, Inc., a Guardian company and manufacturer of chrome plated parts for the automotive, commercial truck and consumer goods industries. Mr. DeGaynor served as Chief Operating Officer, International for Autocam Corporation, a manufacturer of precision‐machine components for the automotive industry, from 2005‐2008. Prior to that, Mr. DeGaynor held positions of increasing responsibility with Delphi Corporation from 1993‐2005.

 

Jeffrey P. Draime

Mr. Draime has served as a director since 2005.  Mr. Draime is the son of D.M. Draime, the founder of Stoneridge and has served in various roles with the company prior to being a Director.  Mr. Draime provides independent business consulting services and serves as President of AeroMax Aviation Holdings, LLC.

 

Douglas C. Jacobs

Mr. Jacobs has served as a director since 2004. Since 2015 Mr. Jacobs has served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Brownstone Services LLC and several other privately held companies owned by the beneficiary of a marital trust. From 2005 to 2014, he served as Executive Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Brooklyn NY Holdings LLC, a privately held investment advisory company. Prior to this, Mr. Jacobs held various financial positions with the Cleveland Browns from 1999 until 2005. He is a former partner of the accounting firm Arthur Andersen LLP.

 

Ira C. Kaplan

Mr. Kaplan has served as a director since 2009.  He has served as managing partner of Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP, a national law firm, since 2008 and has been a partner with the firm since 1987.  Mr. Kaplan focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions as well as public and private debt and equity financings.

 

Kim Korth

Ms. Korth has served as a director since 2006. Ms. Korth has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dickten Masch Plastics, LLC, a thermoplastics and thermoset manufacturer, and as the President and Chief Executive Officer of TECHNIPLASTM, a privately held group of plastics-focused manufacturing businesses, since 2012. Prior to that, she served as President, Chief Executive Officer and as a Director of Supreme Corporation, a manufacturer of truck and van bodies, from 2011to 2012. Ms. Korth is the founder and owner of IRN, Inc., an international automotive consulting firm.

 

George S. Mayes, Jr.

Mr. Mayes has served as a director since 2012. Mr. Mayes is an independent business consultant. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Diebold, Inc., a provider of integrated self-service delivery, security systems, and related services, from 2013 to 2015. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President of Operations from 2008, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management from 2006-2008 and Vice President, Global Manufacturing from when he joined Diebold, Inc. in 2005. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Operating Officer at Tinnerman Palnut Engineered Products, LLC, a designer, producer and supplier of engineered spring steel fasteners, precision stampings, plastic components and related assemblies to automotive and industrial OEMs, from 2002-2004. From 2000-2002, Mr. Mayes served as Vice President, Manufacturing, Fastening Systems at Stanley Works, a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions and electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems, healthcare solutions and infrastructure solutions. Mr. Mayes began his career at Delphi, a leading supplier of electronics and technologies for automotive, commercial vehicle and other market segments, and held positions of increasing responsibility over his 15-year tenure.

 

Paul J. Schlather

Mr. Schlather has served as a director since 2009.  Mr. Schlather is an independent business consultant serving on a number of privately held boards.  He was a partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP serving as co-head to the Private Client Service group from August 2002 until his retirement in June 2008.