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Our Board Of Directors

Strong corporate governance has been a staple of the IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC culture, ensuring integrity and accountability in everything we do.


Jim James

Chairman & CEO


Joined IDEAL Board: 2009


Background

Jim James brings more than a quarter-century of experience across a broad range of industries – including metal fabrication, aerospace, chemical adhesives, building components – to his position as Chairman & CEO of IDEAL INDUSTRIES. Prior to joining IDEAL, Jim spent 16 years with the Illinois Tool Works. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for Master Chemical, Wall Family Enterprise and Junior Achievement – Chicago.

Dave Juday

Director


Joined IDEAL Board: 1982


Background

Dave Juday has dedicated more than four decades of his life to IDEAL INDUSTRIES, holding positions in manufacturing, IT, sales and marketing, before his 15-year tenure as IDEAL’s CEO. As Chairman, Dave was active with the company as well as with myriad civic, community and philanthropic organizations including as director of the National Bank and Trust Company of Sycamore (IL) and director of The Community Cares Clinic.

Richard Pehlke

Director


Joined IDEAL Board: 1999


Background

Richard Pehlke is Chief Financial Officer of Heidrick & Struggles, having served more than 35 years in global financial leadership roles in the business services, telecommunications, food & consumer products and commercial real estate industries. In additional to IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Richard is on the board of Valparaiso University.

John McClure

Director


Joined IDEAL Board: 2007


Background

John McClure developed a passion and expertise regarding family-owned businesses over the course of his 34-year career with The Northern Trust Company. Because of Northern’s long history of serving successful families, he was afforded important insights into multi-generational family enterprises. In addition to being on the Board of IDEAL, he is a Trustee of the Lincoln Park Zoo, Metropolitan Family Services and Davidson College (NC).

Meghan Juday

Director


Joined IDEAL Board: 2008


Background

Meghan Juday is the founder of Family Business Strategy Group, which created a process for helping families define their vision, values, and strategies to ensure continued stewardship of family enterprises. She is a former business analyst and project manager for CSC, and a next-generation leader of the IDEAL INDUSTRIES family, and currently is the IDEAL Family Council Chair.

Tony Ciepiel

Director


Joined IDEAL Board: 2014


Background

As COO of the Vita-Mix Corporation, Anthony Ciepiel brings a global marketing perspective to the IDEAL Board of Directors. He serves on the board of the In His Steps Charitable Foundation and has held senior leadership positions with The Flood Company, Realty One and Griswold, Inc. Mr. Ciepiel is a Certified Public Accountant, a licensed Realtor, and a cum laude graduate from Baldwin Wallace College.

Eric Savage

Director


Joined IDEAL Board: 2016


Background

Eric Savage is the founder and president of Helix Motorsports, a company dedicated to designing, developing and marketing automotive components. Over his varied career, he has worked in the entertainment, hospitality, beverage and automotive industries. He is a graduate of the Loyola Family Business Stewardship Institute, and sits on the IDEAL Family Council.

Chris Baldwin

Director


Joined IDEAL Board: 2016


Background

Chris Baldwin is President - Kitchen & Bath Americas at Kohler Co. He brings leadership experience in sales & distribution, global marketing and new product development across various industries - industrial, commercial HVAC, power generation, and plumbing. Chris also serves on advisory boards for Plumbing Manufacturers International and the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.

Peter Dorsman

Director


Joined IDEAL Board: 2016


Background

Dorsman has broad global experience in operations, services, strategy and quality. He retired from NCR Corporation (NYSE:NCR) in April 2014. NCR is a global technology company providing assisted and self-service solutions and comprehensive support services to retail, financial, hospitality, technology and telecommunications customers. Dorsman served as EVP-Global Services, EVP-Global Operations and Chief Quality Officer while at NCR. He is a Director on the Board of Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE:AIT), HD Supply (NASDAQ:HDS) and nfrastructure Technologies.





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