Our Directors leverage decades of experience from some of the fastest-growing energy, medical, aerospace, and defense sectors to focus and drive the direction, growth, and culture of the company and its subsidiaries.
Leonard M. Anthony
Mr. Anthony has more than 25 years of financial and operational management experience. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for McJunkin Red Man Corporation, where he is the Chair of its Audit Committee. Previously, Mr. Anthony served as President and Chief Executive Officer of WCI Steel, Inc., an integrated producer of custom steel products, as well as a member of the board of directors.
Prior to this, Mr. Anthony was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dresser-Rand Group Inc., a global supplier of rotating equipment solutions to the oil, gas, petrochemical and processing industries. Additionally, he has served as the Chief Financial Officer of International Steel Group Inc., and worked at Bethlehem Steel Corporation, where he held various managerial and leadership positions.
Mr. Anthony earned a B.S. in accounting from Pennsylvania State University, an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an A.M.P. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Anthony's significant executive and board experience within the steel manufacturing industry qualifies him to help assess our business and growth opportunities, as well as to provide insight into corporate governance and management best practices among peer companies.
Philip A. Dur
Mr. Dur possesses extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. He currently serves on the board of directors at Kennametal, Inc. (NYSE:KMT), and from October 2001 to June 2005 he served as Corporate Vice President of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and President of Northrop Grumman Ship Systems.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Dur held executive management positions at Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, Tenneco, Inc., and Tenneco Automotive. Prior to joining the private sector, he served in the United States Navy, attaining the rank of Rear Admiral, and in the Reagan Administration served as a Director of Political Military Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council.
Mr. Dur holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University, as well as Master's and undergraduate degrees from the University of Notre Dame.
Andrew A. Levy
Mr. Levy is President of Redstone Capital Corporation, a small investment company he founded in 1982, where, for the last 27 years, he has advised on numerous mergers and acquisitions, project financings, and capital raises, having advised on in excess of $300 million worth of transactions in the last ten years alone.
In the last six years, Mr. Levy has purchased interests in several manufacturing companies in the aerospace and defense fields. He is currently Chairman of Fraser-Volpe, LLC, a company engaged in the design and manufacture of military electro-optic equipment; ESCO Marine, Inc., which operates a shipyard in Texas holding a U.S. Navy contract to dismantle obsolete warships; Universal Aerospace, Inc., a manufacturer of commercial aerospace parts; and CNC Diversified Mfg., Incorporated, a manufacturer of military aerospace parts. Mr. Levy is also a founder of TechPrecision Corporation.
In 1968, Mr. Levy graduated summa cum laude from Yale University, with a B.S. in Engineering. Mr. Levy worked as an engineer for General Instruments Corp., Military System Division, from 1968-1969. After graduation from Harvard Law School in 1972, Mr. Levy started his career as a tax and corporate lawyer with Schulte, Roth and Zabel, and later Wender, Murase and White (now Bingham McCutchen) in New York City.
Michael R. Holly
Mr. Holly is a senior executive with more than 37 years of combined experience in acquisitions, finance, marketing, and strategic planning. He advises companies seeking debt and equity growth capital, as well as management groups interested in the acquisition of platform companies and execution of consolidation and growth strategies.
Mr. Holly is a founding partner and managing director of Safeguard International Fund ("SIF"), a $350 million private equity buyout fund. SIF makes control investments in or otherwise acquires technology-oriented industrial companies in North America and Western Europe that can achieve leadership positions in their respective industries. SIF has acquired or invested in thirteen portfolio companies, with combined revenues well in excess of $1 billion. Mr. Holly served as a director of eight boards and worked closely with senior portfolio company executives in the development, financing, and execution of value creation strategies. Mr. Holly became affiliated with Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SSI) and its private equity venture fund affiliates, TL Ventures and Allied Resource Corporation, in 1994, where he sourced and assessed investment prospects and advised portfolio companies.
Prior to his role at Safeguard International, Mr. Holly served for 10 years as combined Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer of a national professional services organization, which grew from $25 million in revenues to exceed $100 million in revenues, with more than 500 professionals in 10 offices, under his watch. Following graduation, Mr. Holly spent 12 years with Price Waterhouse, providing high-level audit and consulting services in a variety of industries, as well as three years co-managing a regional Coopers and Lybrand Financial Advisory Services Practice.
Mr. Holly is a CPA and graduated from Mount Saint Mary's University with a B.S. in Economics.
Robert G. Isaman
Mr. Isaman is currently an operating partner of Kohlberg & Company, a leading U.S. private equity firm. Prior to joining Kohlberg, Mr. Isaman spent over 25 years in the manufacturing sector, including over 20 years at United Technologies Corporation, a $58.5 billion diversified global provider of technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries, where his last position was President, Fire Safety Americas, UTC Fire and Security.