This excerpt taken from the MRO DEF 14A filed Mar 13, 2007.
Terms Expire 2008
Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
Director since 2003
Chief Executive Officer of JackandPanther LLC, a privately-held military and
aerospace consulting firm
Mr. Charles F. Bolden, Jr. received a bachelors of
science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, a master of science degree in
systems management from the University of Southern California, and is a
graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent River, Maryland. He
has received Honorary Doctorates from several distinguished universities. He
was a space shuttle pilot astronaut for the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA) for 13 years, flying four space missions. From April
1992 to June 1993 Mr. Bolden served as Assistant Deputy Administrator for
NASA. He was assigned Deputy Commanding General, 1MEF, Marine Forces, Pacific
in 1997. Mr. Bolden served as Commanding General, 1 MEF (FWD) for Operation
Desert Thunder in Kuwait from February to June 1998. In July 1998, he was
promoted to Major General serving as the Commanding General of the Third
Marine Aircraft Wing. Mr. Bolden retired from the United States Marine Corps
on January 1, 2003 after serving 34 and a half years. He has been awarded a
number of military and NASA decorations. Mr. Bolden was the President and
Chief Operating Officer of American PureTex Water Corporation and PureTex
Water Works from January to April 2003. He was Senior Vice President at
TechTrans International, Inc. from April 2003 until January 1, 2005. Mr.
Bolden is currently Chief Executive Officer of JackandPanther LLC, a
privately-held military and aerospace consulting small business firm. He is a
director of Bristow Group Inc., GenCorp Inc. and Palmetto GBA, a subsidiary
of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Mr. Bolden is a trustee for the
University of Southern California, and is also a director of the Military
Child Education Coalition, the Family Literacy Foundation, and the Tailhook
Charles R. Lee
Director since 1991
Retired Chairman of the Board, Verizon Communications Inc.
Mr. Lee received his bachelors degree in
metallurgical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA with distinction
from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He served in
various financial and management positions before becoming Senior Vice
President-Finance for Penn Central Corp. and then Columbia Pictures
Industries Inc. In 1983, Mr. Lee joined GTE Corporation (which merged with
Bell Atlantic Corporation to form Verizon Communications in 2000) as Senior
Vice President of Finance and in 1986 was named Senior Vice President of
Finance and Planning. He was elected President, Chief Operating Officer and a
director in December 1988 and was elected Chairman of the Board and Chief
Executive Officer of GTE in 1992. Mr. Lee served as Chairman of the Board and
Co-CEO of Verizon Communications from June 30, 2000 through March 31, 2002,
and served as non-executive Chairman of the Board from April 2002 to December
2003. He is a director of United States Steel Corporation, The Proctor &
Gamble Company, United Technologies Corporation, DIRECTV Group, Inc.,
American Institutes for Research, and Project GRAD USA. Mr. Lee is a member
of the Board of Overseers of Weill Cornell Medical College. He is a member of
The Business Council. Mr. Lee is also a Trustee Emeritus and Presidential
Councilor of Cornell University.
Dennis H. Reilley
Director since 2002
Chairman, Praxair, Inc.
graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BS in finance in 1975. He
began working at Conoco, Inc. in 1975 as a pipeline engineer and in 1979 was
promoted to Executive Assistant to the Chairman. Mr. Reilley held many key
positions at E. I. Du Pont de Nemours & Company which purchased Conoco in
1981. He held senior management positions in DuPonts Chemicals and
Specialties business including Vice President and General Manager of Special
Chemicals. In May 1999 he was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief
Operating Officer of DuPont with responsibility for pigments and chemicals, specialty
polymers, nylon and polyester. Mr. Reilley became Chairman, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Praxair, Inc. in 2000. From March 1, 2006 through
December 2006, he held the positions of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
and is currently the Chairman. Mr. Reilley is a director of H. J. Heinz Co.
and the Conservation Fund. Mr. Reilley is former Chairman of the American
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John W. Snow
Director since September 2006
Chairman, Cerberus Capital Management LP and Former Secretary of the Treasury
Mr. Snow graduated from the University of Toledo in
1962 with a BA degree. He also holds a masters degree from Johns Hopkins
University and a doctorate in economics from the University of Virginia. Mr.
Snow graduated with a law degree from George Washington University in 1967.
He joined Cerberus Capital Management LP as Chairman in October 2006. Mr. Snow was sworn into office as Secretary
of the Treasury in February 2003, where he served until leaving office in
June 2006. Prior to becoming Secretary of the Treasury, he was Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer of CSX Corporation. He also held several high-ranking
positions in the Department of Transportation during the Ford Administration.
Mr. Snow is a director of Verizon Communications, Inc. He is a former
co-chairman of the Conference Boards Blue-Ribbon Commission on Public Trust
and Private Enterprise. He also served as co-chairman of the National Commission
on Financial Institution Reform, Recovery and Enforcement. Prior to serving
as Secretary of the Treasury, Mr. Snow served on various corporate and
nonprofit boards, including the American Enterprise Institute and Johns
Hopkins University. He previously served as a member of USX Corporations
Board of Directors from March 1995 through December 2001.
Thomas J. Usher
Director since 1991
Non-executive Chairman of the Board, Marathon Oil Corporation
Mr. Usher graduated from the University of
Pittsburgh with a BS degree in industrial engineering, an MS degree in
operations research and a Ph.D. in systems engineering. He joined United
States Steel Corporation (later renamed USX Corporation) in 1965 and held
various positions in industrial engineering. From 1975 through 1979, he held
a number of management positions at U.S. Steels South and Gary Works. Mr.
Usher was elected Executive Vice President-Heavy Products in 1986,
President-U.S. Steel Group and director of USX in 1991, President and Chief
Operating Officer of USX in 1994 and Chairman of the Board and Chief
Executive Officer effective July 1, 1995. He retired from United States Steel
Corporation as Chief Executive Officer in September 2004, and as non-executive
Chairman of the Board on February 1, 2006. Mr. Usher is a director of H. J.
Heinz Co., The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., and PPG Industries, Inc.
He is a trustee of the University of Pittsburgh, and a director of the Extra
Mile Education Foundation and the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Usher is a
member of The Business Council.