Keith E. Wandell serves as Chairman of the Board for Exide Technologies. Mr. Wandell is the retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harley-Davidson, Inc., a position he held since May 2009. He was the first CEO to be recruited from outside the company. As head of the iconic motorcycle maker, Mr. Wandell charted a new direction for Harley-Davidson through the development and implementation of a strategic plan based on the core tenets of growth, continuous improvement, leadership development, and sustainability. Since late 2009, when the new strategy was introduced, Harley-Davidson moved rapidly to refocus resources on the Harley-Davidson brand, already one of the strongest in the world, and expand the company’s global reach. These initiatives include major transformations underway in product development, manufacturing capabilities, and world-class customer retail experiences. Mr. Wandell joined Harley-Davidson from Johnson Controls, Inc., a global manufacturer of automotive, power and building solutions, where he had been President and Chief Operating Officer since 2006. With expertise in international business matters and operations, particularly in manufacturing, he oversaw a broad network of best-in-class global manufacturing operations during the course of his 21-year career at Johnson Controls, a period marked by significant growth and innovation. In addition to serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Exide, Mr. Wandell is a member of the Board of Directors of Constellation Brands, a world leader in beer, spirits and premium wines, and serves on the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of Dana Holding Corporation, a world leader in the supply of parts to off-road and commercial vehicle manufacturers, where he serves as Chair of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Wandell holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Ohio University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Dayton.
Victor M. (Vic) Koelsch is President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for transportation and industrial markets. With over 30 years of experience in worldwide industrial and technology businesses, Mr. Koelsch joined Exide in 2015 from the Michelin Group. His tenure at Michelin spanned nearly 15 years serving in multiple senior leadership roles including Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer for Michelin North America; President, Michelin Worldwide Original Equipment; and Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer. Prior to his time with the Michelin Group, Mr. Koelsch held various senior management positions in sales, operations and program management with IBM, Compaq Computer Corporation and Boston Scientific. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma and holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Houston.
Mark G. Barberio is Chairman of the Compensation and Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee for the Board of Directors of Exide Technologies. Mr. Barberio spent 28 years at Mark IV, LLC (now Dayco, LLC). Most recently he was a Board Member, Co-CEO and CFO of the globally diversified engineered parts and systems supplier for engine applications serving commercial vehicle, aftermarket and light vehicle industries. He held the position of CEO of Mark IV Transportation Technologies until 2012 when the last business was sold and departed Mark IV in 2013. Mr. Barberio is a Board of Directors member and Audit Committee Chairman of Sovran Self Storage, a publicly traded REIT (SSS). Through his firm, Markapital, LLC, Mr. Barberio serves on the Board of Directors for the Buffalo Angels, LLC, Rochester Angel Network and is a member of the Western New York Venture Association, a consortium of member-managed early stage investment groups that evaluate, help and invest in early stage opportunities in collaboration with other accredited investors. He also is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. Barberio earned a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Rochester Institute of Technology. He completed his Master of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in Finance, from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Thomas (Tony) K. Brown is Chairman of the Governance Committee and is a member of the Compensation and Nominating Committee for the Board of Directors of Exide Technologies. Mr. Brown spent 14 years with Ford Motor Company, serving in various leadership positions in global purchasing before retiring in 2013. During the last five years of his tenure with Ford, he was Group Vice President, Global Purchasing, and was responsible for approximately $90 billion of production and non-production procurement for Ford operations worldwide. From 1997 to 1999, he served in a number of leadership positions at United Technologies Corporation (UTC), a multinational conglomerate, including Vice President, Supply Management. Prior to his time at UTC, Mr. Brown served as Executive Director, Purchasing and Transportation from 1991 to 1997 at QMS Inc., a provider of digital printers and services. He also held several managerial roles at Digital Equipment Corporation, a computer manufacturer, for a 15 year period earlier in his career. Mr. Brown also serves on the Board of Directors for the 3M Company, ConAgra Foods and Tower Automotive. He also is a board member for not-for-profit organizations, the National Veterans Business Development Council, and is Trustee for the Midwest Region for the Boys and Girls Club of America. Brown earned a Bachelor in Business Administration from American International College.
Charles (Chuck) A. Harvey is a member of the Compensation and Nominating Committee and the Governance Committee for the Board of Directors of Exide Technologies. Mr. Harvey, who retired from Johnson Controls, Inc. in 2014, is an automotive and energy industry veteran, with more than 40 years of global human resources, government relations and public affairs experience. For over 20 years, Mr. Harvey held leadership roles at Johnson Controls, Inc., and retired in 2014 as the Chief Diversity Officer and Corporate Vice President, Diversity and Public Affairs. In this role, he was a member of the Executive Operating Team and responsible for supplier diversity initiatives, community relations efforts, government relations, corporate social responsibility and public affairs programs. During his career, Mr. Harvey also held human resources positions with BOCH Plastics, Philip Morris Industrial and Allstate Insurance Company. Mr. Harvey also sits on the Board of Aurora Health Care System, a $5.2 billion integrated health care delivery system; Bridgewater Interiors, an automotive car seat manufacturer; Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia; and Milwaukee World Festivals. Mr. Harvey holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. John's University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. He and his family currently reside in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Michael E. Longo is a member of the Audit Committee and the Governance Committee for the Board of Directors of Exide Technologies. Mr. Longo serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer at City Gear, LLC, a clothing retailer that operates more than 120 stores across the U.S. central region. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, City Gear specializes in the sale of casual footwear and apparel from leading brands such as Nike, Jordan, and Adidas. Previously, Mr. Longo spent 13 years at AutoZone. During that time he served as an Executive Vice President of Supply Chain, Information Technology, Store Development and Mexico from 2004 to 2005. Prior to this role, Mr. Longo was Senior Vice President of Operations, Commercial and ALLDATA from 2002 to 2004 and Senior Vice President Merchandising in 2004. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Vice President of Distribution. Mr. Longo also served as an Independent Director of Value Financial Services Inc. in 2005. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and received a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard University.
John Olin is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation and Nominating Committee for the Board of Exide Technologies. Olin serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Harley-Davidson Inc. In this role, he is responsible for Financial Planning and Reporting, Information Systems, Business Processes, Strategy, Treasury, Tax, Internal Audit and Investor Relations. Mr. Olin joined Harley-Davidson in 2003 as Vice President and Controller. Prior to Harley-Davidson, Mr. Olin was Controller of the Kraft Foods Cheese Division, and, for a 12-year period, he had financial leadership roles at Kraft, Oscar Mayer Foods and Miller Brewing Company. He has also held positions with financial services and specialized consulting firms including Ernst and Whinney (now Ernst and Young). Mr. Olin serves on the NYSE Listed Company Advisory Board and is a former independent Director of AutoTrader, Inc., the world’s largest digital automotive marketplace. Mr. Olin earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Indiana University, a Masters of Business Administration in Financial Management from the University of Chicago, and holds Certified Public Accountant and Associate Risk Management designations.
James A. Spencer is a member of the Compensation and Nominating Committee and the Governance Committee for the Board of Directors of Exide Technologies. Mr. Spencer is Executive Vice President of Operations for Delphi and President of Delphi Latin America. As part of his operations responsibilities, Mr. Spencer oversees the global enterprise operating function. In that role, he is responsible for fully integrating the Delphi Operating System across the entire organization, an effort critical to achieving business goals. In addition, as President of Delphi Latin America, he is responsible for operations in Mexico, Argentina, Honduras and Brazil. Mr. Spencer began his automotive career in 1976 as a college-graduate-in-training with a General Motors (GM) division in Anderson, Indiana. He held numerous engineering and operations assignments at various GM facilities before being named Executive Vice President of the General Motors Korean joint venture, Daewoo-HMS Industries, based in Taegu, Korea, in 1989. He returned to the United States in 1991 and held a number of positions that included Customer Director at the Chevrolet-Pontiac-GM of Canada Group and Plant Manager in Athens, Alabama. In February 2000, he was named president of Delphi Asia Pacific, based in Tokyo, Japan. Mr. Spencer was named President of the Electrical/Electronic Architecture (E/EA) division in November 2000. In 2012, he became president of the Electrical & Electronics sector, with the responsibility for E/EA as well as the Electronics & Safety division (E&S). He was named Executive Vice President of Operations in February 2013 and became head of the global enterprise operating function in October 2014. Mr. Spencer holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Hanover College and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Ball State University. He is also a member of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) Board of Directors.
Tim Vargo is a member of the Audit Committee for the Board of Directors of Exide Technologies. Mr. Vargo retired from Kele Incorporated, a leading distributor of building automation and HVAC products, in April 2017 where he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director since 2010. He brings more than 40 years of leadership and managerial experience in capital allocation and restructuring, automotive supply chain and process improvement. Previously, Mr. Vargo served as President and Chief Executive Officer of TruckPro, Inc., a heavy-duty truck parts distributor. Under his leadership, TruckPro significantly improved sales strategies and store operations. Prior to TruckPro, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of AutoZone where he was instrumental in formulating and executing the growth strategy that took the company from 1,000 stores to 3,250 stores and sales from $1.5 billion to over $5 billion. Mr. Vargo is also a member of the Board of Directors for Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: MPAA). Tim and his family currently reside in Memphis, Tennessee.