Hardinge is the industry's premiere supplier of Workholding solutions. We have been providing top quality products for over 100 years to all machine shops regardless of size. With over 15 product categories Hardinge has solutions for almost every application including collets, chucks, quick-change, step chucks, collet blocks, custom applications and more!
No job is too complex or unusual! Hardinge's team of experts can provide an accurate and reliable solution while minimizing your setup and handling without compromising the integrity of your machine. You'll experience less breakage and wear with Hardinge workholding productsâ€¦and that means more uptime on your machine!
Sleek, fast and accurate. Engineered to support heavy loads and high-force cutting applications while maintaining accuracy over a long life. Fast clamp and release in milliseconds gives you increased parts-per-hour.
Mr. Burkhart is Principal of Stoutheart Corporation, a private holding company that owns and operates various companies in the metals, forging and other industries. Mr. Burkhart has previously led or been a principal in a number of manufacturing companies including New Century Metals and Wotan North America, Stewart Bolling Company, Pratt & Whitney Engineering, Warner & Swasey Grinding as well as Force Tool and Century Simplimatic. He is currently a director of NMGG Ltd, a private, diversified machine tool manufacturer. He earned a BA in Economics from Denison University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Burkhardt is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee.
Mr. DiSantis is the CEO and a director of Verso Corporation, the leading North American producer of printing papers, specialty papers and pulp. Prior to Verso since 2012, Mr. DiSantis was the CEO of H-D Advanced Manufacturing, a motion control technology enterprise providing highly engineered components for the aerospace and industrial markets. Previously, he served as CEO of Latrobe Specialty Metals, Inc., primarily a producer of long product specialty alloys, until a successful stock merger with Carpenter Technology Corporation in 2012. Before Latrobe, Mr. DiSantis was the President of Hawk Corporation, a global, diversified engineered products company selling friction technology, powdered metal and electric motor components. He is a director of Channel Products, Inc. and a former director of JFC Holding Corporation. Mr. DiSantis is an expert in implementing operational excellence, excels in business integration and has broad experience in mergers and acquisitions. He graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in economics and mathematics. Mr. DiSantis serves as a member of Hardinge's Compensation Committee.
Mr. Hunter retired in 2006 as a partner in Sayles & Evans, a law firm in Elmira, New York, where he was a partner for 35 years. Mr. Hunter has a juris doctorate degree from Cornell University. He is Hardinge's Secretary and a member of the Company's Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Hunter has particular knowledge in legal, regulatory and human resource affairs that strengthen the Board's collective ability to manage the Company.
Mr. Levenson is currently Principal and Portfolio Manager of Privet Fund Management LLC. Mr. Levenson currently serves as a director of Frequency Electronics, Inc., Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation and AgJunction, Inc. Previously, Mr. Levenson served as a director of RELM Wireless, Inc., where he served as a member of the Audit Committee, and as a director and member of the Compensation, Organization and Corporate Governance Committee of Material Sciences Corp. from May 2013 until its sale in March 2014. Mr. Levenson also served as a member of the Board of Directors and Compensation and Audit Committees of The Middleby Corporation from May 2006 until November 2012. Prior to founding Privet Fund Management LLC in February 2007, Mr. Levenson served as Vice President of Business Development at MSI, a privately held building products distributor and construction services company from 2003 until 2006. Prior to his service with MSI, Mr. Levenson served as a financial analyst for Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn's long/short equity hedge fund after working at SAC Capital Advisors LLC in a similar capacity. Mr. Levenson serves as a member of Hardinge's Nominating and Governance Committee.
Mr. Quain has been a Senior Advisor to Carlyle Group, Inc., a global alternative asset manager since January 1, 2012. Mr. Quain was a Partner of One Equity Partners, a private investment firm (2010-2011). He was a Senior Director of ACI Capital Corp (2006-2010). Mr. Quain was Chairman of Register.Com, Inc., an internet services provider (2002-2005), and from 1997 to 2001 he was employed with ABN AMRO and its predecessors in several capacities including Vice Chairman. Mr. Quain has an M.B.A. degree from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Quain is lead outside director of Jason Industries, a publicly-traded industrial manufacturing company; a director of AstroNova, Inc., a publicly-traded manufacturer of specialty printers and medical equipment; and a director of RBC Bearings Inc., a publicly-traded specialty bearings manufacturer. He is a member of Hardinge's Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees. Mr. Quain's 37 years of investment and analysis experience with industrial companies, his working knowledge of capital markets gained from his experiences as an investment banker, his knowledge and experience as a Chartered Financial Analyst and his service as a director of other publicly-traded manufacturers, offer a valuable perspective to the Board of Directors.
Mr. Rosenzweig is currently a Partner at Privet Fund Management LLC and was nominated by Privet Fund Management LLC and Privet Fund LP to serve as their representative on the Company's Board of Directors pursuant to that certain Agreement, dated October 14, 2015, by and among Hardinge Inc., Privet Fund LP and Privet Fund Management LLC (as further described in this section). Prior to joining Privet in September 2008, Mr. Rosenzweig served as an investment banking analyst in the corporate finance group of Alvarez and Marsal from June 2007 until May 2008, where he completed multiple distressed mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, capital formation transactions and similar financial advisory engagements across several industries. He has considerable financial expertise, including extensive involvement with capital market transactions and turnaround situations. Mr. Rosenzweig graduated Magna Cum Laude from Emory University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. He is currently a director of PFSweb, Inc., an ecommerce solutions provider, StarTek, Inc., a business process outsourcing service provider, and Cicero, Inc., a developer of desktop activity intelligence and improvement software. Mr. Rosenzweig formerly served as a director of RELM Wireless. Mr. Rosenzweig is the Chairman of Hardinge's Compensation Committee and is a member of Hardinge's Audit Committee.
Mr. Silver has been a Senior Managing Director of Egret Capital, a private equity firm, since 2006. Prior to joining Egret, Mr. Silver was Managing Director at private equity firm Charterhouse Group, focusing on industrial businesses including the machine tool industry, and turnaround situations. Mr. Silver has served on the Board of Directors of numerous public and private companies, and is currently the Chairman of the Board of T2 Corporation, a private electronics and information technology consulting business. Mr. Silver holds a BGS from the University of Michigan and an MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. Mr. Silver is a member of the Audit Committee.
Mr. Tripeny is Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Corning Incorporated, a publicly-traded global, technology based corporation headquartered in Corning, New York that operates in five market segments—display technologies, environmental technologies, optical communications, life sciences and specialty materials. He has held various other positions with Corning Incorporated including Senior Vice President/Corporate Controller/Principal Accounting Officer (2009-2015), Vice President/Corporate Controller/Principal Accounting Officer (2009), Vice President/Corporate Controller (2005-2009), Division Vice President/Operations Controller (2004-2005), Group Controller, Corning Telecommunications Business (2003-2004) and various other financial roles (1985-2002). He has a B.S. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Tripeny's extensive financial management experience with a large, publicly-traded, global manufacturing company and his in-depth knowledge of investor relations, business development and strategic financial issues enable him to offer a valuable perspective to the Board of Directors. He is also qualified to serve as a director because he is an "audit committee financial expert" as defined by SEC rules and, as such, serves as Chairman of Hardinge's Audit Committee. Mr. Tripeny is also a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee.
Holdings: 15,652 shares
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