Board of Directors
EMCOR is presided over by a Board of Directors that provides the leadership necessary to make EMCOR Group a leading construction design/build, facilities services, LEED and sustainable energy services company. The Board of Directors is made up of the following members:
John W. Altmeyer, Mr. Altmeyer is the Executive Chairman of GAF Commercial Roofing, the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. He has held this position since February 2021. Previously, Mr. Altmeyer served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Carlisle Construction Materials, a division of Carlisle Companies Incorporated, from 1997 to September 2018. Carlisle Construction Materials is principally engaged in the manufacture and sale of rubber and thermoplastic roofing systems and other products with roofing applications for commercial and residential buildings. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Berkshire Hills Bancorp from 2012 to 2015, and has been a member of the Board of Directors of Tecta America since February 2019 and Utz Brands, Inc. since July 2020. Tecta America is a leading national commercial roofing company in the U.S. Its services include installation, replacement, new construction, repairs, disaster response, portfolio management, and advanced sustainability options. Utz Brands, Inc. is a manufacturer of a diverse portfolio of salty snacks. Mr. Altmeyer was elected to our Board on October 23, 2014. Having served as a senior executive in the construction material industry for over 20 years, Mr. Altmeyer has an in-depth knowledge of industries related to the Company’s businesses.
Anthony J. Guzzi, Mr. Guzzi was elected to our Board on December 15, 2009 and was elected as Chairman of the Board on June 1, 2018. Mr. Guzzi has been our President since October 2004, when he joined the Company, and since January 3, 2011, our Chief Executive Officer. He served as our Chief Operating Officer from October 2004 until January 3, 2011. From August 2001 until he joined the Company, Mr. Guzzi was President of the North American Distribution and Aftermarket Division of Carrier Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of commercial and residential HVAC and refrigeration systems and equipment and a provider of aftermarket services and components of its own products and those of other manufacturers in both the HVAC and refrigeration industry. Mr. Guzzi is also Lead Director of Hubbell International, Inc. Mr. Guzzi has an extensive knowledge of our business, having served as our President since 2004 and our Chief Executive Officer since 2011, and the leadership, management and strategic vision that he has provided and continues to provide to the company are invaluable.
Ronald L. Johnson, Since 2014, Major General Johnson (Retired) has served as Professor of the Practice at the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA (“GT”) teaching courses in design, probability and statistics, and career development. He also holds the position of Faculty Leadership Fellow, Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Fellow and serves on the Faculty Senate at GT. From 2013 to 2015, General Johnson served as the Managing Director and CEO of the Tennenbaum Institute of Enterprise Transformation at GT, a multidisciplinary center uniting experts in various fields to create industry-shaping business models for enterprise transformation. From 2008 to 2012, General Johnson was a Senior Vice President, Referee Operations for the National Basketball Association (“NBA”) charged with insuring the integrity and high quality of the NBA officiating program. From 1976 to 2008, General Johnson served in the U.S. Army attaining the rank of Major General. In his last post, he was the Deputy Commanding General and Deputy Chief of Engineers for the Army with oversight of the management of 70,000 engineering soldiers and 181 Army installations worldwide, including IT security systems. He also served as a member of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service. During his service in the Army, General Johnson received many awards and three Distinguished Service Medals. Currently, General Johnson serves as a National Trustee of the Boys and Girls Club of America (2014 to present), a member of the Executive Advisory Council for Mission Readiness (2011 to present), Trustee Emeritus of the Board of Directors Foundation at GIT (2007 to present), Trustee of the U.S. Army War College (2018 to present) and Trustee of the West Point Association of Graduates (2021 to present). With his distinguished service and leadership in our military, General Johnson enhances the strong leadership and service ethos at our Company which aligns with our EMCOR Values. His diversity and inclusion background, both in the Army and at GT, provides expertise for our diversity and inclusion initiatives. General Johnson’s background in facilities engineering, construction and maintenance and his knowledge of the government sector, are relevant to each of our Company’s segments and his cybersecurity expertise gained during his service in the military will provide leadership to the Company’s cybersecurity programs.
David H. Laidley, Mr. Laidley is Chairman Emeritus of Deloitte LLP (Canada), a professional services firm providing audit, tax, financial advisory and consulting services, where he was a partner from 1975 until his retirement in 2007, specializing in tax and audit services. He served as Chairman of Deloitte LLP (Canada) from 2000 to 2006. Mr. Laidley has been a director of Input Capital Corp. since 2013, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of CT Real Estate Investment Trust since 2013, the shares or units of each of which companies are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Mr. Laidley had also been a director of the Bank of Canada from 2007 to 2013, Biovail Corporation from 2008 to 2010, ProSep Inc. from 2008 to 2014, and AIMIA Inc. from 2009 to 2017. Mr. Laidley was elected to our Board on December 15, 2008. With more than 40 years of accounting experience dealing with businesses in many industries, Mr. Laidley’s background provides a strong financial foundation for Board deliberations and a keen knowledge of many industry sectors.
Carol P. Lowe, Between November 2017 and May 2021, Ms. Lowe served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of FLIR Systems, Inc. (“FLIR”). FLIR is a world-leading designer, marketer and manufacturer of innovative sensor systems. From June 2012 through October 2017, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sealed Air Corporation, Inc. (“Sealed Air”), a global manufacturing company operating in over 62 countries with a wide portfolio of brands. Prior to joining Sealed Air, Ms. Lowe served Carlisle Companies Incorporated (“Carlisle”) from January 2002 through June 2012 in a variety of executive roles including President of Carlisle Food Service Products, President of Trail King Industries, Inc. and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Carlisle. Ms. Lowe currently serves on the Board of Directors of Novolex, an industry leader in packaging choice, innovation and sustainability, and TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. (“TCW”), both of which she joined in 2021. She is also a member of the Audit Committee of the Board at each of Novolex and TCW. From October 2007 to December 2015, Ms. Lowe also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Cytec Industries, Inc., where she was a member of its Audit Committee and the Safety, Health, Environment and Technology Committee. Ms. Lowe was elected to our Board on June 1, 2017. As a CPA and Chief Financial Officer with Fortune 500 public company experience, Ms. Lowe brings to the Board invaluable financial and accounting expertise as well as a strong background in operations management and corporate governance.
M. Kevin McEvoy, Prior to his retirement, from 2011 to May 2017, Mr. McEvoy was the Chief Executive Officer of Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”), a global oilfield provider of engineered services and products primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry. Oceaneering also serves the defense, entertainment and aerospace industries, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. McEvoy first joined Oceaneering in 1984 and held various positions at Oceaneering, including the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer from 2011 through 2015, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2010 through 2011. He has also served on its Board of Directors since 2011. Mr. McEvoy was elected to our Board on June 2, 2016. Mr. McEvoy also holds a CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight from the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute and the National Association of Corporate Directors. Our Board elected him to the position of independent Lead Director on June 1, 2018. Mr. McEvoy has a broad knowledge of the engineering, construction, and oil and gas industries in which the Company has extensive interests. He also brings to the Board a wealth of international experience, and having served as the Chief Executive Officer of a publicly traded company, offers the Company valuable perspective and guidance in the areas of finance, governance and other essential disciplines.
William P. Reid, Prior to his retirement, Mr. Reid served as the Chief Executive Officer of EMCOR Industrial Services, Inc. and Ohmstede Ltd. (“Ohmstede”). Mr. Reid first joined Ohmstede in 1999 as its President and CEO. Ohmstede was acquired by EMCOR in 2007 and became the platform for EMCOR Industrial Services. Before joining Ohmstede, Mr. Reid spent over 20 years in the oil and gas industry, starting his career with Cameron Iron Works and becoming the President of NL Drilling Services, which provided directional drilling equipment and Measurement While Drilling (MWD) tools to the worldwide oil and gas industry. Mr. Reid was elected to our Board on October 25, 2017. With his extensive knowledge of, and experience in, the oil, gas and petrochemical industries and his tenure as the President of a publicly traded company, Mr. Reid offers to the Company invaluable experience and insight with respect to a key business segment and guidance in the areas of finance, mergers and acquisitions, and strategy.
Steven B. Schwarzwaelder, Mr. Schwarzwaelder was a Director at McKinsey & Company (“McKinsey”) and consulted largely with global industrial corporations during his 27 years with the firm from August 1980 through March 2007. As a Director, he also served as an elected member of McKinsey’s Shareholders’ Council from 2000 through 2006, an appointed member of the Managing Directors’ 5-person Advisory Committee and had oversight responsibility for McKinsey’s global functional practices (Strategy, Operations, Corporate Finance, Marketing & Sales, Organization, and Business Technology). Currently, Mr. Schwarzwaelder serves on the Board of Directors of MW Industries, Inc. and also serves as an executive advisor to TeleTracking, a leading provider of operational systems to health care providers. From March 2011 through June 2019, Mr. Schwarzwaelder served on the Board of Trustees of Cardinal Logistics Holdings; from October 2011 through March 2014, he served on the Board of Directors of Dana Corporation; and from November 2011 to June 2016, he served on the Board of Directors of Nexeo Solutions. He was also a Senior Advisor to Centerbridge Capital and TPG from November 2013 through December 2014 and from March 2011 through June 2016, respectively. Mr. Schwarzwaelder was elected to our Board on October 29, 2015. With over 27 years of experience at McKinsey and as a director of both public and private companies, Mr. Schwarzwaelder has a deep and extensive background in corporate governance, strategy, operations, mergers and acquisitions, sales and marketing, and large-scale performance improvement programs.
Robin Walker-Lee, Currently retired, Ms. Walker-Lee served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of TRW Automotive Holdings (“TRW”), a large, global automotive supplier, from February 2010 to May 2015. Prior to joining TRW, Ms. Walker-Lee held a number of leadership positions at General Motors, including Assistant General Counsel — Operations from 2008 to 2010, and Regional General Counsel and Vice President of Public Policy for GM Latin America, Africa and the Middle East from 2002 to 2008. Ms. Walker-Lee currently serves on the Board of Directors of Rexnord Corporation, a $2 billion global industrial company. She was elected to our Board on December 13, 2018. Ms. Walker-Lee provides the Company with significant international and operational expertise in the industrial sector where the Company has a significant and expanding presence. She also has extensive compliance and governance experience.