Wolfgang H. Dangel
President, Chief Executive Officer
Wolfgang Dangel became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on April 1, 2016. From January 2014 to March 2016, he was a consultant to the Schaeffler Holding Company. From September 2011 to December 2013, he served as President of Schaeffler Automotive Global and a member of the Executive Board of the Schaeffler Group and, from January 2007 to September 2011, as President of Schaeffler Group Asia/Pacific and a member of the Extended Management Board of Schaeffler Group (Global). Mr. Dangel previously served as President, CEO and CFO of Bosch Rexroth North America, from January 2001 to December 2006. Prior to that, he was affiliated with other Mannesmann and Rexroth companies, including as Managing Director and Chairman of the Management Board of Mannesmann Rexroth (China) Ltd. from June 1996 to December 2000. Mr. Dangel previously served as a member of the board of directors of the National Fluid Power Association. He holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim, Germany. Mr. Dangel has served as a Director of the Company since June 2009. With more than a decade of direct experience working in the fluid power industry and extensive experience in Asia, Mr. Dangel brings a wealth of knowledge regarding the customers and markets in which the Company's products are sold.
President of QRC (quick-release couplings)
Matteo Arduini was appointed General Manager of Faster S.r.l. in 2018, after having served as Faster’s Chief Financial Officer beginning in April of 2018. From September 2012 to April 2018, Mr. Arduini was with Brevini /Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN). He served as the CFO of the Brevini Group and the project leader in Dana’s acquisition of Brevini Group. For one and a half years after the acquisition, he served as Head of Finance in Dana Brevini Italy. Mr. Arduini graduated from the University of Parma in 1998 with a degree in Economics and gained professional experience through roles at Ernst & Young, Ferrari Cars and Technogym.
Tricia L. Fulton
Chief Financial Officer
Tricia Fulton joined the Company in March 1997 and held positions of increasing responsibility, including Corporate Controller, prior to being named Chief Financial Officer on March 4, 2006. From July 1995 to March 1997, Ms. Fulton served as the Director of Accounting for Plymouth Harbor. From November 1991 to July 1995, she served in various financial capacities for Loral Data Systems. From September 1989 to September 1991, Ms. Fulton was an auditor with Deloitte & Touche. Ms. Fulton is a graduate of Hillsdale College and the General Management Program at the Harvard Business School. She serves as a member of the executive committee and board of directors of the National Fluid Power Association.
Jinger J. McPeak
President of EC (Enovation Controls)
Jinger McPeak serves as President of EC (Enovation Controls), which was acquired by the Company on December 5, 2016, and operates as a separate, standalone subsidiary. She joined the predecessor company to Enovation Controls in September 2004. In the 14 years with the company, Ms. McPeak has served in roles spanning from Market Management to Engineering, including leadership of the company-wide Display Solutions Team. Prior to the acquisition Ms. McPeak was the Vice President of Vehicle Technologies. She has over 20 years' experience and has been responsible for all aspects of managing the critical success factors of Enovation Controls' display and controller technology serving the recreational, marine and off-highway segments. Prior to joining the company, Ms. McPeak was employed at Mercury Marine, a Brunswick division, from May 1997 to September 2004 where she held several leadership positions, including Quality Engineer, Sales Administration Manager, Lean Six Sigma Program Officer and National Sales Manager. Her background includes a strong focus on market development and product portfolio strategy, including product quality & performance, program planning, timing and management, executive communication of strategic direction and tactical planning at all corporate levels. Ms. McPeak completed her education in 2001 by adding an MBA from Oklahoma State University to her Bachelor of Arts degree in Statistics. She currently serves on the BoatPAC board of the National Marine Manufacturers Association.
Rajasekhar (“Raj”) Menon
President of CVT (cartridge valve technology)
Raj Menon joined Sun Hydraulics as a consultant in January 2019 and was named President of that business in April. Previously, he was Senior Vice President with J. B. Poindexter, a diversified manufacturer, from 2015 until 2018. Mr. Menon spent over 25 years in a variety of global capacities with Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) from 1989 until 2015. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Purdue University. Raj also holds a Harvard Business School certificate for Management Development.
Melanie M. Nealis, Esq.
Chief Legal & Compliance Officer and Secretary
Melanie Nealis joined the Company in July 2018 and brings over 20 years of experience in legal and human resources to the Company. She currently serves as the Chief Legal & Compliance Officer and Secretary for the organization and its subsidiaries. She is responsible for managing the legal and compliance activities of the enterprise on a global basis. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Nealis was the Deputy General Counsel of Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ROP) from 2012 to 2018 and senior corporate counsel to Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) from 2005 to 2012. In both of her previous in-house roles, Ms. Nealis was responsible for managing legal services and compliance programs globally. Her responsibilities included: mergers & acquisitions, litigation management, developing and administering compliance programs, labor & employment, commercial contracts, global trade advice and compliance, and other regulatory and compliance activities. Ms. Nealis graduated with a BSBA, summa cum laude, from Xavier University and has a Juris Doctorate degree from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she graduated with honors in law. Prior to her in-house roles, Ms. Nealis was in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio, beginning her career at the national law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP. Before becoming an attorney, Ms. Nealis worked as a human resource professional at the Timken Company in Canton, Ohio.