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.
B. Christopher DiSantis
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.
J. Philip Hunter
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.
Holdings: 35,887 shares
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.
Mitchell I. Quain
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.
Holdings: 39,520 shares
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.
Holdings: 10,865 shares
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.
Richard L. Simons
Mr. Simons has served as Hardinge's President and Chief Executive Officer since May, 2008 and served as Chairman of the Board from February, 2012 until May, 2015. Mr. Simons served as the Company's Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer from March to May, 2008. Prior to rejoining Hardinge in 2008, he was Vice President and Corporate Controller at Carpenter Technology, a publicly-traded specialty steel manufacturer (2005-2008). Mr. Simons originally joined Hardinge in 1983, holding the positions of Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer of Hardinge Inc. (2000-2005); Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer in 1999 and various other financial management roles (1983-1998). He previously served on the Company's Board of Directors from February, 2001 to July, 2005. Mr. Simons has an M.B.A. degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and is also a certified public accountant. He is a director of Sunnen Products Company, a privately-held global manufacturer and distributor of bore sizing and finishing equipment, engine rebuilding equipment, tooling and abrasives. Mr. Simons' vast experience in manufacturing, finance, and his long history with Hardinge, strengthens the Board's collective ability to manage the Company's business.
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
Richard L. Simons
Mr. Simons has served as Hardinge's President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2008, he also served as chairman of the Board of Directors from February 2012 – May 2015. Mr. Simons served as the Company's Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer from March to May, 2008. Prior to rejoining Hardinge in 2008, he was Vice President and Corporate Controller at Carpenter Technology, a publicly-traded specialty steel manufacturer (2005-2008). Mr. Simons originally joined Hardinge in 1983, holding the positions of Executive Vice President of Hardinge Inc. (2000-2005) and various other financial management roles (1983-2000). He served on the Company's Board of Directors from February 2001 to July 2005 and from May 2008 to present. Mr. Simons has an M.B.A. degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and is also a certified public accountant. He is a director of Sunnen Products Company, a privately-held global manufacturer and distributor of bore sizing and finishing equipment, engine rebuilding equipment, tooling and abrasives.
Holdings: 60,652 shares
Douglas J. Malone
Mr. Malone was appointed Hardinge’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in December 2013. He joined Hardinge in 2008 as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining Hardinge, he served as Senior Vice President Financial Planning and Analysis for Financial Institutions’ Five Star Bank (2005-2008) and previous to that as Senior Vice President Finance and Operations for a former subsidiary bank of the company. Mr. Malone, a Certified Public Accountant, began his career with KPMG, LLP after earning his degree in accounting from St. John Fisher College.
Holdings: 12,421 shares
James P. Langa
Mr. Langa was appointed Hardinge’s Senior Vice President – Machine Solutions in February 2014. He joined Hardinge in 2007 as Vice President/General Manager North American Machine Operations and served in several other roles including Vice President – Global Engineering, Quality and Strategic Sourcing, and Vice President/General Manager – North American Operations during that time. Prior to joining Hardinge, Mr. Langa was with Wellman Products Group (a division of Hawk Corporation) from 2005-2007, most recently serving as Director, Original Equipment Sales and Marketing. Mr. Langa has an MBA from Kent State University and a MS in Industrial Engineering from Cleveland State University.
Holdings: 27,483 shares
Mr. Baumgartner was appointed Hardinge’s Vice President – Grinding in October 2016. He joined Hardinge in 2007 as Director Sales & Marketing of its subsidiary, L. Kellenberger & Co. AG. Prior to joining Hardinge, Mr. Baumgartner was with Schmid AG Switzerland (a producer of wood combustion systems for industrial applications) serving as Sales Director from 2004-2007. Mr. Baumgartner has an eMBA from the Graduate School of Business Administration Zurich (now Lorange Institute of Business Zurich and State University of New York (SUNY) Albany) as well as a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Neutechnikum Buchs NTB in Switzerland.
Holdings: 8,456 shares
Mr. Sepanik has served as Hardinge's Vice President of Workholding since May 2015. Mr. Sepanik served as the Company's Vice President of Forkardt Operations from May 2013 to May 2015. Prior to joining Hardinge, he was the Group General Manager of Forkardt International, a division of Illinois Tool Works (“ITW”) (2011-2013) after holding various other positions at ITW from 1996 to 2011. Mr. Sepanik served as Engineering Manager and various other positions for Hayes Lemmerz and Motor Wheel Corporation from 1989 to 1996. Mr. Sepanik earned his BSME, Mechanical Engineering, from Michigan Technological University.
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