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Committee Legend (bold indicates chairperson)
1: Audit | 2: Board Governance | 3: Compensation & Human Resources | 4: Public Policy

Todd M. Bluedorn
Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer - Lennox International

Todd M. Bluedorn became Chief Executive Officer and was elected a director of Lennox International Inc. in April 2007. He was appointed Chairman of the Board on May 10, 2012. Prior to joining Lennox, Mr. Bluedorn served in numerous senior management positions at United Technologies including President, Americas - Otis Elevator Company; President, North America - Commercial Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning for Carrier Corporate; and President, Hamilton Sundstrand Industrial. He began his professional career with McKinsey & Company in 1992. A graduate of West Point with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, Mr. Bluedorn served in the United States Army as a combat engineer officer and United States Army Ranger from 1985 to 1990. He received his MBA from the Harvard University School of Business in 1992.

 

Mr. Bluedorn also serves on the Board of Directors of Eaton Corporation, a diversified industrial manufacture, Texas Instruments Incorporated, a global designer and manufacturer of semiconductors and the Washington University in St. Louis Board of Trustees.



Janet K. Cooper
Former Senior Vice President and Treasurer - Qwest Communications International Inc.

Janet K. Cooper has served as a director of our Company since 1999. She is a member of the Audit Committee and the Public Policy Committee. From 2002 to 2008, Ms. Cooper served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Qwest Communications International Inc. From 2001 to 2002, she served as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) and Senior Vice President of McDATA Corporation, a global leader in open storage networking solutions. From 2000 to 2001, she served as Senior Vice President, Finance of Qwest. From 1998 to 2000, she served in various senior level finance positions at US West Inc., a regional Bell operating company, including Vice President, Finance and Controller and Vice President and Treasurer. From 1978 to 1998, Ms. Cooper served in various capacities with the Quaker Oats Company, including Vice President, Treasurer and Tax from 1997 to 1998 and Vice President, Treasurer from 1992 to 1997.

 

Ms. Cooper serves on the Board of Directors of The Toro Company, a manufacturer of equipment for lawn and turf care maintenance and Resonant Inc., a technology company creating RF filters for mobile devices.

 

Committees: 1, 4

John E. Major

Chairman of the Compensation & Human Resources

John E. Major has served as a director of our Company since 1993. He is the Chairman of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee and a member of the Board Governance Committee. Mr. Major is President of MTSG, a company that provides consulting, management and governance services, which he formed in 2003. From 2003 to 2006, he served as CEO of Apacheta Corporation, a mobile wireless software company whose products are used to manage inventory and deliveries. From 2000 to 2003, he served as Chairman and CEO of Novatel Wireless, Inc., a leading provider of wireless Internet solutions. Prior to joining Novatel Wireless, Mr. Major served as President and CEO of Wireless Knowledge, Inc., a joint venture between Microsoft Corporation and QUALCOMM Inc., from 1998 through 1999. From 1997 to 1998, he served as Executive Vice President of QUALCOMM and President of its Wireless Infrastructure Division. Prior to joining QUALCOMM, Mr. Major served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Motorola, Inc., a manufacturer of telecommunications equipment. Prior to that he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager for Motorola’s Worldwide Systems Group of the Land Mobile Products Sector.

 

Mr. Major currently serves as the Chairman of the Board Resonant Inc., a technology company creating filters for mobile devices, and on the Board of Directors of Littelfuse, Inc., a manufacturer of circuit protection devices; Resonant Inc., a technology company creating RF filters for mobile devices; and ORBCOMM Inc., a satellite communications service provider.

 

Committees: 2, 3

Max H. Mitchell
President and CEO - Crane Co.

Max H. Mitchell has served as a director for our company since 2016. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Board Governance Committee. Mr. Mitchel is the President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Crane Co., a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products. Before being elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Crane Co. in 2014, he served as the President and Chief Operation Officer of Crane Co. from 2013 to 2014, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Crane Co. from 2011 to 2013 and Group President, Fluid Handling segment of Crane Co. from 2005 to 2012. Mr. Mitchell also served an executive of Pentair Corporation and Danaher Corporation and served in finance and operational roles at Ford Motor Company.

 

Mr. Mitchell has a MBA in finance and strategic planning from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University.

 

Committees: 1, 2

John W. Norris, III
Chairman - Enviromental Funders Partnership

John W. Norris, III has served as a director of our Company since 2001. He is the Chairman of the Public Policy Committee and a member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee. Mr. Norris is a co-founder of Maine Network Partners and is the founding Chairman of the Environmental Funders Network. From 2000 to 2005, he was a partner and served as the Associate Director of Philanthropy for the Maine Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and from 2006-2007 as Program Officer for the Northern Forest Center. Mr. Norris was Co-Founder and President of Borealis, Inc., an outdoor products manufacturer, from 1988 to 2000 and served as an economic development Peace Corps Volunteer in Jamaica, from 1985 to 1987. Before joining the Peace Corps, Mr. Norris completed a graduate school internship at Lennox Industries Inc., a subsidiary of the Company, in 1983.

 

Committees: 3, 4

Karen H. Quintos
Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer - Dell Technologies, Inc.

Karen H. Quintos has served as a director of our company since 2014. She is a member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee and the Public Policy committee.

 

Ms. Quintos is the Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer (COO) of Dell Technologies, Inc., leading a global organization devoted to customer advocacy. Under Ms. Quintos’ leadership, the CCO organization defines and develops Dell’s customer experience strategy and programs, with the goals of maximizing customer satisfaction, acquisition, retention and profitability. Ms. Quintos is also responsible for Dell’s strategy and programs for Diversity & Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility — business imperatives she is passionate about and that matter to Dell’s customers and team members around the world.

 

Previously at Dell, Ms. Quintos served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer since September 2010 and Vice President of Public Sector Marketing and North America Commercial from 2008 to 2010. She previously also held executive roles in services, support and supply chain management. Ms. Quintos joined Dell from Citigroup, where she was Vice President of Global Operations and Technology. She also held a variety of marketing, operations, planning and supply chain management roles at Merck & Co.

 

Ms. Quintos earned a master’s degree in marketing and international business from New York University, and a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management from Pennsylvania State University.

 

Ms. Quintos is also on the board of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Penn State’s Smeal College of Business, and was a 2014 recipient of the Smeal College of Business’ highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award. She also is founder and executive sponsor of Dell’s employee resource group dedicated to women.

 

Committees: 3, 4

Kim K.W. Rucker
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary - Tesoro Corp.

Kim K.W. Rucker has served as a director of our company since 2015. She is a member of the Board Governance Committee and the Compensation and Human Resources Committee.

 

Ms. Rucker has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Tesoro Corporation and Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Tesoro Logistics GP, LLC since March 2016, and previously was Executive Vice President, Corporate & Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Kraft Foods Group Inc., a global manufacturer and distributor of food products and beverages, until July 2015. Prior to joining Kraft in 2012, Ms. Rucker serves as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer at Avon Products, Inc., a global manufacturer of beauty and related products, since 2008. Before joining Avon, Ms. Rucker was Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Chief Governance Officer for Energy Future Holdings, Corp., an energy company, since 2004. She began her legal career at Sidley Austin LLP in its Chicago, Illinois office.

 

Ms. Rucker has a BBA in economics from the University of Iowa, a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Master in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

 

Committees: 3, 4

Paul W. Schmidt
Former Corporate Controller General Motors Corporation

Paul W. Schmidt has served as a director of our company since 2005. He is a member of the Audit Committee the Board Governance Committee. In early 2007, Mr. Schmidt retired from his position as Corporate Controller of General Motors Corporation, a position he held since 2002. He began his career in 1969 as an analyst with the Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors and subsequently served in a wide variety of senior leadership roles for General Motors, including financial, product and factory management, business planning, investor relations and international operations. Mr. Schmidt also served as Director of Capital, Performance and Overseas Analysis in General Motors' New York Treasurer’s Office.

 

Committees: 1, 4

Gregory T. Swienton
Former Chairman and CEO - Ryder System, Inc.

Gregory T. Swienton has served as a director of our Company since 2010. He is the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Board Governance Committee. Mr. Swienton was an advisor to Ryder System, Inc., a supplier of transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions from May 2013 to May 2015. He previously was Executive Chairman of Ryder System, Inc., from January 2013 to May 2013, after having been Chairman of Ryder System, Inc. Since May 2002 and Chief Executive Officer since November 2000. Mr. Swienton joined Ryder as President and Chief Operating Officer in June 1999. Before joining Ryder, Mr. Swienton was Senior Vice President-Growth Initiatives of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (BNSF). Prior to that he was BNSF’s Senior Vice President-Coal and Agricultural Commodities Business Unit, and previously had been Senior Vice President of its Industrial and Consumer Units. He joined the former Burlington Northern Railroad in June 1994 as Executive Vice President-Intermodal Business Unit. Prior to joining Burlington Northern, Mr. Swienton was Executive Director-Europe and Africa of DHL Worldwide Express in Brussels, Belgium from 1991 to 1994, and prior to that, he was DHL’s Managing Director-Western and Eastern Europe from 1988 to 1990, also located in Brussels. For the five years prior to these assignments, Mr. Swienton was Regional Vice President of DHL Airways, Inc. in the United States. From 1971 to 1982, Mr. Swienton held various national account, sales and marketing positions with AT&T and Illinois Bell Telephone Company.

 

Mr. Swienton serves on the Board of Directors of Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company.

 

Committees:  1, 2

Todd J. Teske
Lead Director Lennox International Inc. / Chairman, President and CEO - Briggs & Stratton Corp.

Todd J. Teske has served as a director of our company since 2011 and as a Lead Director since May 2015.He is the Chair of the Board Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation and human Resources Committee. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Public Policy Committee.

 

Since 2010, Mr. Teske has served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Briggs & Stratton Corporation, a world leader in gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, portable generators, and lawn and garden powered equipment and related accessories. Before becoming CEO of Briggs & Stratton in January, 2010, he served as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, President of its power products business, head of corporate development and Controller.

 

Mr. Teske serves as the Chairman of the Board of Briggs & Stratton. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Badger Meter, Inc., a leading innovator, manufacturer and marketer of flow measurement and control products.

 

Committees:  2, 3