Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board; Retired Global CIO, Siemens; Professor of Practice for Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Southern Methodist University
Dr. Ludwig has served as a member of the Board since January 2016. From October 2016 until his retirement in December 2020, he served as Global CIO for Siemens, a leading technology company. He previously served as CEO of the Siemens Industry Sector in North America and was President of Siemens PLM Software, where he is credited for having successfully led the integration of the organization's 50 legal entities and multiple facilities across 26 countries. Earlier in his career, Dr. Ludwig held a number of international assignments at Siemens in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. He teaches as Clinical Professor for Strategy and Entrepreneurship at SMU's Cox School of Business in Dallas. Dr. Ludwig is a known expert and regular speaker at industry conferences on the Internet of Things and "Industry 4.0". Dr. Ludwig’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his proven manufacturing leadership skills, extensive international experience, and his success in leading the integration and simplification of a complex global enterprise.
Chairman of the Board
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Buckhout joined CIRCOR as President and Chief Executive Officer and was appointed to the Board in April 2013. Prior to joining CIRCOR, Mr. Buckhout had served as President, Fire & Security at United Technologies Corporation (UTC), a diverse, multinational manufacturing company, since March 2011. He previously held a number of senior level positions at UTC, including President, Global Fire Products and President, Systems and Firefighting. Before joining UTC, Mr. Buckhout held a number of senior roles at Honeywell International Corporation in the Consumer Products and Friction Materials divisions. He spent five years in Europe for UTC and Honeywell, including as Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Products Group, Honeywell EMEA and Vice President and General Manager, Honeywell Friction Materials - Europe. He also previously worked in general management and strategy consulting roles at Booz Allen & Hamilton and The Boeing Company. Mr. Buckhout’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his extensive experience in leading, improving the operational performance of, and profitably growing large, multi-national manufacturing businesses through both organic and acquisition-related growth.
Retired Executive Vice Chairman, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Mr. Chapin has served as a member of the Board since January 2019. Mr. Chapin retired from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a global financial services company, in 2016 after 34 years with the company. He served in a number of senior positions during his career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch including responsibility for the firm’s global Investment Banking Group and as Executive Vice Chairman responsible for many of the firm’s global corporate relationships. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of PerkinElmer, a global healthcare and life sciences equipment and services company. He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees, Lafayette College. Mr. Chapin’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his extensive experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate strategy.
Retired Partner, Goodwin Procter
Mr. Dietz has served as a member of the Board since its inception in July 1999. Mr. Dietz was a partner of the law firm of Goodwin Procter from 1984 to his retirement from the firm in October 2016. Mr. Dietz is also a director and Chairman of the Independent Directors and Compensation Committee of the Andover Companies, a property and casualty insurance company. Mr. Dietz' qualifications to sit on our Board include his experience in corporate governance and legal matters, including corporate acquisitions and corporate finance.
Retired Vice President, Global Locomotive Business, GE Transportation
Ms. Donikowski has served as a member of the Board since March 2017. Ms. Donikowski retired from General Electric Company, a diversified industrial company, in October 2015 after 38 years with the company. She served in a number of senior positions during her career at General Electric Company, including most recently as Vice President, Global Locomotive Business, GE Transportation, from January 2013 until her retirement. She currently also serves on the Board of Directors of Atlas Copco AB, a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions based in Stockholm, Sweden, and Eriez Magnetics, a privately held manufacturer and designer of magnetic, vibratory, and metal detection applications based in Erie, Pennsylvania. She also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees, Gannon University, and the Board of Trustees, Boys & Girls Club of Erie, Pennsylvania. Ms. Donikowski's qualifications to sit on our Board include her extensive experience in leading technology businesses and her strong operations background.
Retired Chairman, JP Morgan Global Equities
Mr. Lisman has served as a member of the Board since June 2020. Mr. Lisman retired in 2009 from JP Morgan Chase & Co., where he had served as Chairman of the Global Equities Division. From 1987 to 2008, he was Co-Head of the Global Equity Division at Bear Stearns Companies. Mr. Lisman serves as a director of Myers Industries, Inc., a material handling and distribution company, and Associated Capital Group, Inc., a financial services company that was spun-off from GAMCO Investors, Inc. He also is a director for National Life Group, a mutual life insurance company, and PC Construction, a designer and builder of water treatment plants and commercial buildings. He previously served as a director of The Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack from 2015 to 2016, Merchants Bancshares from 2006 to 2015 and Central Vermont Public Service from 2004 to 2009. Mr. Lisman's qualifications to sit on our Board include his financial, global business and leadership expertise.
Retired President, Western Hemisphere Operations and Vice President of Baker Hughes
Mr. O'Donnell has served as a member of the Company's Board since November 2011. Until his January 2014 retirement, Mr. O'Donnell had worked at Baker Hughes, an oilfield services company, since 1975. He served as Vice President of Baker Hughes since 1998 and was appointed to Vice President, Office of the Chief Executive Officer in 2012, a role in which he served until his retirement. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. O'Donnell was President, Western Hemisphere Operations of Baker Hughes. He was President of Baker Petrolite Corporation from 2005 to 2009 and President of Baker Hughes Drilling Fluids from 2004 to 2005. He served as Vice President, Business Process Development at Baker Hughes from 1998 to 2002 and as Vice President of Manufacturing at Baker Oil Tools from 1990 to 1998. Mr. O’Donnell also serves on the Board of Directors of Cactus, Inc., where he is a member of its Audit Committee. Mr. O'Donnell's qualifications to sit on the Board include his experience in international energy markets and leading multi-national manufacturing operations.
Retired President and CEO, Allied Minds plc
Ms. Smith has served as a member of the Board since January 2020. Ms. Smith brings significant experience as an international business leader, including 17 years as chief executive officer of public and private companies in technology and information services. Most recently, Ms. Smith served as President and Chief Executive Officer and director of Allied Minds plc, an intellectual property commercialization company focused on technology and life sciences. Previously, she served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of DigitalGlobe Inc., a global provider of satellite imagery products and services. Ms. Smith started her career as a consultant at Bain & Company, where she rose to Partner. Ms. Smith currently serves on the board of R1 RCM. She previously served as a director of Gemalto NV from 2016 to 2018, Endo International from 2012 to 2018, Hexagon AB from 2013 to 2017, Soundbite Communications from 2012 to 2013 and Elster-SmartMeter from 2011 to 2012. Ms. Smith’s qualifications to sit on our Board include her extensive technology experience, international business leadership and track record in growing innovative companies.
Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Mr. Wilver has served as a member of the Company's Board since February 2010. Mr. Wilver was Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. ("Thermo Fisher"), a leading provider of laboratory products and services, from August 2015 until his retirement in March 2017. He previously spent 11 years as Chief Financial Officer of Thermo Fisher from October 2004 to July 2015. Before joining Thermo Fisher in 2000, Mr. Wilver worked for General Electric, Grimes Aerospace Company, and Honeywell International (formerly AlliedSignal), where he most recently served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the electronic materials business. He currently also serves on the Board of Directors of Tenet Healthcare, where he is a member of its Audit and Human Resources Committees, and Evoqua Water Technologies, where he is Chairman of its Audit Committee. Mr. Wilver is a certified public accountant. Mr. Wilver's qualifications to sit on the Board include his experience in strategic planning and business development as well as in leading the financial, accounting and investor relations functions of large, multi-national manufacturing companies.