Dale G. Barnhart

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

Dale G. Barnhart has been President and Chief Executive Officer since August 27, 2007. Prior to joining Lydall, Mr. Barnhart was the Chief Executive Officer of Synventive Molding Solutions from March 2005 to August 2007. Synventive is a provider of hot runner systems, machine nozzles, temperature controllers and sprue bushings for the injection molding industry. Previous to Synventive Molding Solutions, Mr. Barnhart was a consultant working with two private equity groups. From 2000 to 2003, he was President of Invensys Climate Control, a $1.2 billion global business unit providing products and services to the heating, ventilating and air conditioning and commercial refrigeration markets. Mr. Barnhart became a Director in October 2007.

Scott M. Deakin

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

Scott Deakin serves as the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, leading the Company's global finance, internal audit, information technology and strategic sourcing organizations. Prior to joining Lydall in September 2015, Mr. Deakin was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc., a diversified global manufacturer with operating segments that serve the aerospace & defense, life sciences, specialty chemicals and food & flavoring industries.  Before Ensign-Bickford, Mr. Deakin served as a strategy and operations consultant and held financial and general management leadership roles with diversified companies, including Eaton Corporation and Barnes Group Inc.  In his last role at Eaton, Mr. Deakin served as the General Manager of the Power Products Division, a leading global supplier of hydraulic pumps and motors. 

As a civic leader, Mr. Deakin serves as a Trustee for the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.  Mr. Deakin holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and an undergraduate degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University.

Chad A. McDaniel

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer

 

Chad McDaniel serves as the Company's Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administration Officer, leading the Company's global Legal, Human Resources and Environmental, Health & Safety organizations. Prior to joining Lydall's management team in the first half of 2013, Mr. McDaniel was Associate General Counsel of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a division of United Technologies Corporation (UTC). UTC is a manufacturer of high-technology products and services for the global aerospace and building systems industries. During his tenure with UTC, Mr. McDaniel also held the positions of Director; Executive Assistant to the President at UTC's Fire and Security division from 2010 to 2012, and Assistant Counsel at UTC's Pratt & Whitney division from 2007 to 2010. He began his legal career in private practice, spending five years as a corporate associate focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance, and private equity financing/fund formation.

David D. Glenn

Vice President, Corporate Development & Investor Relations

 

David Glenn has been Vice President, Corporate Development & Investor Relations since 2014.  Prior to 2014, Mr. Glenn held the role of Director Corporate Development & Investor Relations.  Before joining Lydall in 2010, Mr. Glenn was previously employed by United Technologies Corporation (UTC), a manufacturer of high-technology products and services for the global aerospace and building systems industries. Throughout his tenure at UTC, which dates back to 2001, Mr. Glenn held various positions of increasing responsibility in finance, accounting, treasury, and merger and acquisitions. 

Mr. Glenn holds an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University, and earned a B.A. in Corporate Finance from the University of Massachusetts.

James V. Laughlan

Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer & Treasurer

 

James Laughlan has been Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer & Treasurer since March 26, 2013. Prior to this date, Mr. Laughlan held the role of Corporate Controller at Lydall since 2005. Before joining Lydall in 2005, Mr. Laughlan was Controller for the Top-Flite Golf Company – a subsidiary of Callaway Golf Company, a manufacturer of golf equipment; and a Controller at Moore Medical Corporation, a distributor of medical, surgical and pharmaceutical products. Prior to Moore Medical, Mr. Laughlan spent eight years at Deloitte & Touche in Hartford, Connecticut, as a manager of audit related services.

Kerry Tehan

Vice President, Human Resources

 

Kerry Tehan serves as the Company's Vice President, Human Resources, leading the Company's global human resource, benefits and compensation teams.  Prior to joining Lydall in January 2016, Ms. Tehan was the Vice President, Human Resources for Medtronic, a global healthcare products company (NYSE: MDT).  In this capacity, Ms. Tehan supported manufacturing operations for over 20,000 employees in 42 plants, worldwide.  Her focus included the delivery of comprehensive succession planning, performance management, competency assessment and development planning.

Ms. Tehan holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Worcester State College, and a Master's Degree in Human Resource Management from Framingham State College.