President & CEO
Josef Matosevic joined the Company in June 2020. Prior to joining the Company, he had served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE: WBT), a global manufacturer of commercial foodservice equipment, since August 2015. Mr. Matosevic also served as interim President and CEO from August through November 2018. Previously, he held the role of Senior Vice President of Global Operational Excellence at The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (NYSE: MTW), a world leading provider of engineered lifting solutions, from 2014 to 2015, and as Executive Vice President of Global Operations from 2012 to 2014. Prior to joining MTW, Mr. Matosevic served in various executive positions with Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, from 2007 through 2012. Mr. Matosevic also served as its Executive Vice President, Global Operations from 2010 to 2012, with responsibility for the defense segment, companies global operating systems and lean deployment. He previously served as Vice President of Global Operations from 2005 to 2007 and Chief Operating Officer from 2007 to 2008 at Wynnchurch Capital/Android Industries, a sub-assembler, distributor and sequencer of complex engineered modules for automotive original equipment manufacturers. Mr. Matosevic has over 26 years of global operating and business experience, with skills and focus on Commercial Sales, M&A, Strategic Operating Systems, Lean Six Sigma practices, automation, and supply chain development. Mr. Matosevic holds a bachelor’s degree from Bayerische Julius-Maximilian’s Universität in Würzburg, Germany.
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.
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.
President of CVT (Cartridge Valve Technology)
Jason Morgan joined Helios Technologies in 2018 in the position of Vice President of Global Tax. He rapidly advanced through roles of increasing responsibility, including Interim CFO for Sun Hydraulics LLC. He became Senior Vice President and Managing Director of CVT in November 2020 where he has been responsible for managing CVT’s global operations. Mr. Morgan began his career in 1995 in public accounting at Van Buren & Company. He has a breadth of experience in the retail, life sciences, industrial finance and technology industries both domestic and international. He has held a variety of progressively challenging roles at businesses that included Dollar General, Akyma Pharmaceuticals, Caterpillar Financial Services Corp, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Asurion, a privately held Information Technology and Services company. He earned his Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) degree in Business Administration & Accounting from Tennessee Technological University in 1995.
Melanie M. Nealis, Esq.
Chief Legal and 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.