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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 of science 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 and on the Board of Trustees of Washington University in St. Louis.

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 MWH Global, Inc., a firm providing water, wastewater, energy, natural resource, program management, consulting, and construction services to clients around the world.


Ms. Cooper contributes a substantial financial background and extensive experience in capital markets, tax, accounting matters, and pension plan investments.


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 of Pulse Electronics Inc., an electronic components provider, and member of the Compensation Committee and Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees of the Board of Directors of Broadcom Corporation, a semiconductor manufacturing company. He also serves on the Boards 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.


Mr. Major contributes substantial experience in product innovation, compensation programs, and mergers and acquisitions in his service as a director.


Committees: 2, 3

Max H. Mitchell
President and CEO - Crane Co.

Max H. Mitchell joined the board as a director in 2016. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Crane Co. Before being named President and Chief Executive Officer he served in several roles of increasing responsibility, including group president of Crane Co.’s largest business segment, and president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining Crane Co. in 2004 he held senior operational roles at Pentair Corporation and Danaher Corporation.
Max holds a bachelor of arts degree from Tulane University and an MBA in finance and strategic planning from the University of Pittsburgh.


Committees: 1,2

John W. Norris, III
Chairman - Environmental 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 served as the Associate Director of Philanthropy for the Maine Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. 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, West Indies 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.


Mr. Norris contributes substantial experience and knowledge on environmental issues, non-governmental organizations, and organizational development


Committees: 3, 4

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

Karen H. Quintos began serving as a director on September 4, 2014. She is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Dell Inc., where she leads marketing for Dell worldwide. She is responsible for Dell’s brand strategy, global communications, social media, corporate responsibility, customer insights, marketing talent development, and agency management. 


Ms. Quintos joined Dell in 2000 from Citigroup, where she served as vice president of global operations and technology. She also spent 12 years with Merck & Co., where she held a variety of roles in marketing, planning, operations and supply chain. She holds a master’s degree in marketing and international business from New York University and a bachelor of science degree in supply chain management from The Pennsylvania State University.


Ms. Quintos contributes her significant experience in the areas of marketing, communications, brand strategy, operations and supply chain management.


Committees: 3, 4

Kim K.W. Rucker

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary - Tesoro Corp.

Kim K.W. Rucker was appointed as a director in 2015. She is the Executive Vice President, Corporate & Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Kraft Foods Group, Inc. one of North America’s largest consumer packaged food and beverage companies. She is responsible for Kraft’s legal affairs and its corporate, communications and government affairs organizations.


Prior to joining Kraft, Kim served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer of Avon Products, Inc. She previously served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Chief Governance Officer for Energy Future Holdings, Corp. and began her legal career at Sidley Austin LLP. She was also Corporate Counsel for Kimberly-Clark Corporation and a Partner in the Corporate & Securities group at Sidley Austin in Chicago.


She holds a bachelor of business administration degree in economics from the University of Iowa, a law degree from the Harvard Law School and a master’s in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


Committees: 2, 3

Paul W. Schmidt

Former Corporate Controller General Motors Corporation

Paul W. Schmidt has served as a director of our Company since 2005. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of 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.


Mr. Schmidt contributes a thorough knowledge of U.S. GAAP and extensive experience in financial statement preparation, accounting matters, and risk management, as well as manufacturing expertise.


Committees: 1, 4

Terry D. Stinson
CEO - Stinson Consulting, LLC

Terry D. Stinson has served as a director of our Company since 1998. He is a member of the Board Governance Committee and the Compensation and Human Resources Committee. Mr. Stinson currently serves as Executive Vice President of AAR Corp., an international, publicly traded aerospace manufacturing and services firm. In addition, Mr. Stinson has served as CEO of his own consulting practice, Stinson Consulting, LLC, engaged in strategic alliances and marketing for the aerospace industry, since 2001. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Stinson served as CEO of Xelus, Inc., a collaborative enterprise service management solution company. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Stinson was Chairman and CEO of Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of vertical lift aircraft, and served as President from 1996 to 1998. From 1991 to 1996, Mr. Stinson served as Group Vice President and Segment President of Textron Aerospace Systems and Components for Textron Inc. Prior to that position he was President of the Hamilton Standard Division of United Technologies Corporation, a defense supply company.

Mr. Stinson previously served on the Board of Directors of Triumph Group, Inc., a company engaged in the manufacturing and repair of aircraft components, subassemblies and systems, from September 2003 to March 2008.

As a former senior executive of two Fortune 500 companies, Mr. Stinson contributes extensive general management experience in technology-driven businesses, and a thorough knowledge of corporate governance, director recruitment and development, talent management, and strategy development.


Committees: 2, 3

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 a member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee and the Public Policy Committee. Mr. Swienton has been an adviser to Ryder System, Inc., a supplier of transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions, since May, 2013.  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. Mr. Swienton also serves as Chairperson of the Finance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Harris Corporation.

Mr. Swienton contributes extensive international business experience, deep expertise in global distribution and supply chain innovations, as well as experience in growth initiatives.


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. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Public Policy Committee.

Mr. Teske is 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 and as a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee and the Compensation Committee of Badger Meter, Inc., a leading innovator, manufacturer and marketer of flow measurement and control products.

As an active CEO and former corporate controller, Mr. Teske contributes extensive expertise in the areas of management, finance, accounting, manufacturing, and corporate governance.


Committees: 2, 3