Bradley S. Vizi, Executive Chairman
Director since 2013
Mr. Vizi has served as our Executive Chairman since June 1, 2018. Previously, Mr. Vizi served as our Chairman of the Board since September 1, 2015 and as a board member since December 5, 2013. Since February 12, 2016, Mr. Vizi has served as a member of the Board of Directors at L.B. Foster (NASDAQ: FSTR), a leading manufacturer, fabricator, and distributor of products and services for the rail, construction, energy and utility markets with locations in North America and Europe. Mr. Vizi is Chief Investment officer of Convoy Capital, a Los Angeles based asset management firm primarily focused on small-cap publicly traded companies. Mr. Vizi founded Legion Partners Management, Inc. in 2010 and Legion Partners Asset Management, LLC in 2012, where he served as Managing Director and Portfolio Manager until October 2017. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Vizi was an investment professional at Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc. (“Shamrock”), the alternative investment vehicle of the Disney Family. Prior to Shamrock, from 2006 to 2007, Mr. Vizi was an investment professional with the private equity group at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors L.P.
Mr. Vizi’s significant financial and investment experience are particularly valuable in the areas of capital allocation, compensation planning, corporate governance and marketing the Company to the investment community.
Roger H. Ballou, Director since 2013
Mr. Ballou currently serves as a director of Fox Chase Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FXCB), a federal savings bank, and Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS), a provider of transaction-based, data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions.
Mr. Ballou previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of CDI Corporation, a company that offers engineering, information technology and professional staffing solutions, from 2001 until 2011. Mr. Ballou had served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Global Vacation Group, Inc. from 1998 to 2000. He was a senior advisor for Thayer Capital Partners from 1997 to 1998. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Ballou served as Vice-Chairman and Chief Marketing Officer, then as President and Chief Operating Officer, of Alamo Rent A Car, Inc.
Before joining Alamo, for more than 16 years, he held several positions with American Express, culminating in his appointment as President of the Travel Services Group. Mr. Ballou’s extensive public board and executive management experience and personal knowledge of the Company’s business segments, in particular, its Engineering and Information Technology segments, allow him to make significant contributions in all facets of the business.
Maier O. Fein, Director since 2012
Mr. Fein is a distinguished professional with an extensive and diversified background in technology and science. He was employed by the Naval Undersea Warfare Center and its predecessor organizations.
He began his career as a research physicist in New London, CT and advanced to the position of Engineering Manager in Newport, RI, responsible for major operations and organizational functions while maintaining liaison with the financial, facilities, security and human resource departments.
Mr. Fein’s strong science, engineering, management skills and extensive knowledge of Federal programs and procurement are particularly valuable to the Company’s Aerospace and Defense Engineering Division.
Leon Kopyt, Director since 1991
Mr. Kopyt has been our Founder and Chairman Emeritus since September 1, 2015. Previously, Mr. Kopyt served as our Chairman of the Board since 1992, President & Chief Executive Officer from 1994 to February 2014, as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from 1992 to 1994, and as our Chief Operating Officer from 1990 to 1992.
Mr. Kopyt’s extensive experience in leading the Company in an executive capacity for 25 years makes Mr. Kopyt a valuable member of our Board.
Richard D. Machon, Director since 2010
Mr. Machon has been providing independent consulting services to major utilities through Machon & Associates since 2000. Prior to his employment as an independent consultant, Mr. Machon held a number of key management positions at Tennessee Valley Authority, Portland General Electric, Impell and Boston Edison.
Mr. Machon has also served as Senior Vice President of Operations at PSEG from 2008 to 2010 and as Nuclear Chief Operating Officer at Ontario Power Generation from 1997 to 2000.
Mr. Machon’s extensive experience as an executive in the Power Systems industry facilitates his valuable insight in general and, more specifically, his contributions regarding industry contacts, project proposals, contract negotiations, project management and related matters.
S. Gary Snodgrass, Director since 2010
Mr. Snodgrass retired from Exelon Corporation in 2007 after ten years of employment as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Security Officer. Prior to joining Exelon, Mr. Snodgrass was employed by USG Corporation as Vice President of Human Resources from 1973 to 1997.
Since 2008, Mr. Snodgrass has been Managing Director of Snodgrass and Associates and Co-Founder and President of the Snodgrass Family Foundation. He served as Mayor of the City of St. Augustine Beach, FL in 2012 and 2013, and since 2014 has been a City Commissioner. Mr. Snodgrass is also an Adjunct Professor of Business for Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL.
Mr. Snodgrass’s extensive experience as a human resources executive facilitates his valuable insights in general and, more specifically, his contributions regarding human resources operational initiatives and issues.