Board of Directors
William P. Montague
William P. Montague has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2015, as Lead Independent Director since 2010, and as a Director of the Company since its Initial Public Offering in 1993. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Mark IV Industries, Inc. (“Mark IV”), a manufacturer of engineered systems and components from 1986 to February 1996, President and Director from March 1996 through October 2004, and as Chief Executive Officer and Director of that company from November 2004 until his retirement in July 2008. Mr. Montague also serves on the Board of Directors of Endo Pharmaceuticals Holding Inc. and a private company, International Imaging Materials, Inc. Mr. Montague’s qualifications to serve on the Company’s Board include his ability to offer the perspectives of a former chief executive officer along with his extensive financial and accounting expertise acquired during his career with Mark IV.
Frank G. Heard
Frank G. Heard has been Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the Company since January 2015. He joined Gibraltar as President and Chief Operating Officer in 2014 with more than 25 years of experience in the building products industry. Prior to Gibraltar, he served as president, ITW Building Components Group, a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc., a Fortune 200 global diversified industrial manufacturer. In that role, he had global responsibility for the strategic direction and operational performance of 25 businesses in 18 country markets across a wide range of industry segments including residential and commercial construction, retail and component manufacturing. Prior to serving as president of its Building Components Group, Mr. Heard filled various executive roles for Illinois Tool Works dating back to 1990.
Sharon M. Brady
Sharon M. Brady has served as a Director of the company since July 2015, bringing 36 years of human resources leadership experience in the industrial manufacturing and retail sectors. Most recently, she served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Illinois Tool Works, Inc. (ITW), a Fortune 200 diversified industrial manufacturer. Prior to ITW, she progressed through a series of leadership roles for large-cap companies in the manufacturing, retail and pharmaceutical industries. Ms. Brady’s qualifications to serve on the Company’s board reflect her extensive experience in global talent development, as well as in the design and implementation of leadership development frameworks, executive compensation plans, governance processes and culture change strategies, including diversity initiatives.
Craig A. Hindman
Craig A. Hindman was appointed to the Board of Directors in January, 2015. He is a global executive and board member with 35 years of leadership experience across multiple industry segments. Most recently he was Executive Vice President/CEO for the Industrial Packaging Group of businesses at Illinois Tool Works Inc. In that role he was responsible for 110 business units operating in 30 countries, and was successful in increasing revenues and margins through innovative growth and business simplification initiatives. He also completed two acquisitions before leading the group’s sale to The Carlyle Group in May 2014. He also spent more than two decades in ITW’s Construction Products Group, providing him with familiarity with Gibraltar’s end markets.
Vinod M. Khilnani
Vinod M. Khilnani was appointed to the Board of Directors in January, 2015. Most recently, he was Executive Chairman of the Board at NYSE-listed CTS Corporation, a sensors and electronics components company with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. He previously served as CTS Corporation’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, as well as its Chief Financial Officer. In addition to implementing growth and market diversification strategies at CTS Corporation, he successfully led restructurings and acquisitions, completed private equity and debt offerings, and established operations in Eastern Europe and Asia. Mr. Khilnani is currently a director of Materion Corporation, 1st Source Corporation, parent company of 1st Source Bank, and ESCO Technologies, Inc.
James B. Nish
James B. Nish has served as a Director of the company since July 2015, bringing 28 years of investment banking experience serving clients in a variety of international industrial manufacturing markets. Most recently, he led the Mid-Cap Corporate Investment Banking team at J.P. Morgan Chase. Prior to that, he was head of the Industrial Manufacturing Group at Bear Stearns, where he worked for 22 years. Mr. Nish’s qualifications to serve on the Company’s board reflect his experiences centered on helping global industrial manufacturing companies accelerate their growth through mergers, acquisitions and capital market transactions. A Certified Public Accountant, he currently serves as an adjunct professor at Baruch College and Pace University where he teaches both undergraduate business and MBA courses.