Ronald C. Whitaker, ChairmanView Bio
Mr. Whitaker served as the President and CEO of Hyco International from 2003 and as a member of its Board from 2001 until his retirement in 2011. In 2013, he joined the Board of Payne & Dolan (now Walbec Group), a family owned road construction business based in Wisconsin, and currently serves as a member of the Compensation Committee and is the Chairman of the Special Litigation Committee. Mr. Whitaker has been a Board member of Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc. since 2011, and serves as the Chairman of its Compensation Committee and as a member of its Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. He has been Chairman of the Indiana University Manufacturing Policy Initiative at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs since June 2017. He has been a member of the Advisory Board for the Manufacturing Policy Initiative at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs since June 2017. Mr. Whitaker was a Board member of Pangborn Corporation from 2006 to 2015 and served as the chair of its Compensation Committee. He was a member of the Board and Executive Committee of Strategic Distribution, Inc., and was its President and CEO from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Whitaker was the President and CEO of Johnson Outdoors from 1996 to 2000, and CEO, President and Chairman of the Board of Colt's Manufacturing Co., Inc. from 1992 to 1995. He is a former Board member of Firearms Training Systems, Group Decco, Michigan Seamless Tube, Precision Navigation, Inc. and Weirton Steel Corporation and Code Alarm, and a former Trustee of the College of Wooster. Mr. Whitaker currently is the Chairman of the Board of Directors, and is a member of the Compensation and Audit Committees.
John A. Cosentino, Jr., Vice-ChairmanView Bio
Mr. Cosentino has been a partner of Ironwood Manufacturing Fund, LP since 2002, a Director of Simonds International, Inc. since 2001, a Director of Addaero LLC since 2014, and Chairman of the Board of Habco Industries LLC since 2012. He joined the Board of Flux Power Holdings, Inc. in 2020, and was a Director of Whitcraft LLC from 2011 to 2017, a Director of the Bilco Company from 2007 to 2016, the Chairman of North American Specialty Glass, LLC from 2005 to 2012, the Vice Chairman of Primary Steel, LLC from 2005 to 2007, and a Director of the Wiremold Company from 1991 to 2000. Mr. Cosentino was a partner of Capital Resource Partners, LP from 1999 to 2000, and a Director in the following Capital Resource Partners, LP portfolio companies: Spirit Brands from 1998 to 2006, Pro Group, Inc. from 1999 to 2002, World Power Technologies, Inc. from 1998 to 2001, and Todd Combustion, Inc. from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Cosentino is the former Vice President-Operations of the Stanley Works, former President of PCI Group, Inc., former CEO and Co-owner of Rau Fastener, LLC, former President of the Otis Elevator-North America division of United Technologies, and former Group Executive of the Dana her Corporation. Mr. Cosentino was named as the Company's Vice Chairman on April 28, 2010, having served as Lead Director beginning in April, 2007, and the Lead Vice Chairman on May 9, 2018 (which function encompasses the duties of Lead Director). He currently is Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.
Michael O. Fifer, Vice-ChairmanView Bio
Mr. Fifer was the Chief Executive Officer of the Company from September 25, 2006 to May 9, 2017. Additionally, he served as President of the Company from April 23, 2008 to January 1, 2014. He was the Executive Vice President and President of Engineered Products of Mueller Industries, Inc. from 2003 to 2006, President of North American Operations of Watts Industries, Inc. from 1998 to 2002, President of Various Watts Industries divisions from 1994 to 1998, and a member of the Board of Directors and Audit, Compensation and Special Committees of Conbraco Industries from 2003 to 2006. Mr. Fifer was named Vice Chairman of the Board in May 2017 and currently is a member of the Capital Policy and Risk Oversight Committees.
Sandra S. FromanView Bio
Ms. Froman is an attorney in private civil law practice with the Law and Mediation Office of Sandra S. Froman, P.L.C. She is a former partner of Snell & Wilmer, LLP, a former shareholder of Bilby & Shoenhair, PC, and a former partner of Loeb & Loeb, LLP. Ms. Froman is a former President and board member of the Arizona Bar Foundation. She taught law school courses at Santa Clara University Law School from 1983 to 1985. Ms. Froman has been a member of the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association ("NRA") since 1992. She served as a Vice President from 1998 to 2005 and as NRA President from 2005 to 2007. She has chaired a number of NRA committees, including the Executive Committee, the Legislative Policy Committee, the Grassroots Development Committee and the Industry Relations Task Force. She holds a lifetime position on the NRA Executive Council. She is also a former President and Trustee of the NRA Foundation and a former Trustee of the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund. Ms. Froman is President of Mzuri Wildlife Foundation and is a member of the Board of the Joe Foss Institute, having previously served as its Chairman. Ms. Froman is a member of the Board of the Joe Foss Institute, having previously served as its Chairman. She is President of the Mzuri Wildlife Foundation and serves on its Board. Ms. Froman currently is Chairwoman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and is a member of the Compensation and Risk Oversight Committees.
Rebecca HalsteadView Bio
Brigadier General (Retired, U.S. Army) Halstead is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Steadfast Leadership, LLC, a private leader development training and consultant company. In that role, she has worked with hundreds of Fortune 500 companies, speaking on leadership, consulting and coaching. She has been a consultant since 2011 on leadership and logistics for Standard Process, a family-owned company that manufactures whole food-based nutritional supplements. From 2009 to 2010, General Halstead served as a Commissioner for the Presidential Commission on Military Leadership Diversity. Prior to establishing Steadfast Leadership, she served in the United States Army for 27 years, and was a 1981 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. From 1981 to 2008, General Halstead was a multifunctional logistician, and served in a variety of staff and command positions, nationally and internationally, as part of Joint and Coalition organizations. Brigadier General Halstead culminated her career as the senior commanding general in charge of logistics in Iraq from 2005 to 2006 in support of 250K personnel; followed by commanding the army's Ordnance Center and Schools, where she was responsible for the academic training and leader development for all enlisted and commissioned officers with vehicle and weapons maintenance, munitions and explosive ordnance skillsets.
Christopher J. Killoy, President and CEOView Bio
Mr. Killoy was named CEO of the Company on May 9, 2017 and had served as President and COO of the Company from January 1, 2014 to May 9, 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Killoy served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing beginning in November 2006. Mr. Killoy originally joined the Company in 2003 as Executive Director of Sales and Marketing, and subsequently as Vice President of Sales and Marketing from 2004 to 2005. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Killoy served as Vice President and General Manager of Savage Range Systems. Prior to joining Ruger, Mr. Killoy was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Smith & Wesson. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and a member of the Board of Directors of Velocity Outdoor, a subsidiary of Compass Diversified Holdings. Mr. Killoy is a 1981 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and subsequently served in a variety of Armor and Infantry assignments in the U.S. Army. Mr. Killoy currently is a member of the Capital Policy Committee.
Terrence G. O'ConnorView Bio
Mr. O'Connor has spent over 30 years in the financial services industry. Mr. O'Connor has been a principal of High Rise Capital Partners, LLC, a private real estate investment firm, since 2010 (including its predecessor company). He is also the sole owner of Pokka, LLC an e-commerce company specializing in writing instruments. He previously served as the Managing Partner of Cedar Creek Management, LLC, a private investment partnership, and as Partner at HPB Associates, also a private investment firm. Between 1990 and 1992, Mr. O'Connor served as an analyst with Feshbach Brothers. Prior to that, Mr. O'Connor spent 10 years at Kidder Peabody as a principal in equity sales and investment banking. Mr. O'Connor served as a Board Member of Covenant House New Jersey and on the Finance and Investment Committees of Covenant House International. He also served on the Compliance, Audit and Special Committees of SRV Bancorp. Mr. O'Connor currently is the Chairman of the Capital Policy Committee, and is a member of the Company's Nominating and Corporate Governance, Audit, and Risk Oversight Committees.
Amir P. RosenthalView Bio
Mr. Rosenthal is currently CFO of The Granite Group Wholesalers LLC and has been in this role since 2018. He was the Executive Vice President and a member of the Board of Advisors for Kensington Investment Corporation from 2017 to 2018. Before that, Mr. Rosenthal was the President of Performance Sports Group Ltd. (formerly Bauer Performance Sports Ltd.) from 2015 to 2016. He served as its Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration from 2012 to 2015, and Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2012. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Rosenthal served in a variety of positions at Katy Industries, Inc., including Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel and Secretary. From 1989 to 2001, Mr. Rosenthal served in a variety of positions at Timex Corporation, including Treasurer, Counsel and Senior Counsel, as well as Director and Chairman of Timex Watches Ltd. Mr. Rosenthal currently is the Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee, and is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance, Risk Oversight, and Capital Policy Committees.
Phillip C. WidmanView Bio
Mr. Widman was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Terex Corporation from 2002 until his retirement in 2013. In 2014, Mr. Widman joined the Board of Directors of Harsco Corporation, where he serves as the Chairman of its Audit Committee, and a member of its Management Development and Compensation Committees. Also in 2014, Mr. Widman joined the Board of Directors of Vectrus, Inc. and serves as a member of its Audit and Compensation Committees. He served as a Board and Nominating and Governance Committee member, and as Audit Committee chair, of Lubrizol Corp from November 2008 until September 2011. Mr. Widman was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Philip Services Corporation from 1998 to 2001. Mr. Widman currently is Chairman of the Company's Risk Oversight Committee, and is a member of the Compensation and Capital Policy Committees.