This excerpt taken from the TVIN DEF 14A filed Apr 29, 2005.
The name of the four continuing directors and certain information about each is set forth below:
Joseph J. Duffy Mr. Duffy has served as a member of the Companys Board of Directors since 1999 and has held executive positions in several major firms in both CEO and CFO roles. Specifically, he has previously served as chairman and CEO of McCulloch Corporation in Tucson, Arizona and Vision Hardware Group in Columbus, Ohio. He has held a variety of senior management positions with Woodbrook Capital, Strescon Industries, Eastmet Corporation, Chemetals Corporation and the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. He has been active in turnaround management for over fifteen years, serving in major roles in several corporate restructurings, revitalizations or bankruptcy reorganizations. He is president of Duffy Consulting Group, LLC, a private business consulting firm located in Severna Park, Maryland specializing in corporate revitalization, financial and operational restructuring services, the formulation and implementation of business strategy as well as mergers and acquisitions assistance. He currently serves as a director and advisor on a number of boards. Mr. Duffy is a graduate of LaSalle University in Philadelphia from conferred an accounting degree.
Mark N. Hammond Mr. Hammond has served as a member of the Companys Board of Directors since 1995 and as both the Chairman of the Board and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Company since August of 2002. For the past 16 years, Mr. Hammond has served as the Chief Financial Officer of the American Beverage Association and previously held various financial management positions with the Association dating back to December of 1984. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has 29 years of public accounting experience. He has a B.S. in Accounting and is a member of several professional accountant associations. Mr. Hammond also serves a member of the Board of Trustees of Limestone College, a private liberal arts college located in Gaffney, South Carolina, and his alma mater.
Harley A. Hughes Lieutenant General Hughes (USAF retired) has served as a member of the Companys Board of Directors since 2003 and is the Chairman of F&H 2, Inc., a consulting business he formed in 1992 to develop strategies for predicting emerging space, air attack, reconnaissance and weapons requirements in a changing political, budgetary and technological environment. From 1988 to 1992 General Hughes was the Senior Vice President for Betac Corporation, an information systems
consulting company offering design, engineering, development, integration, testing and life cycle support services to a host of military services and law enforcement agencies. During the first Bush administration, General Hughes was dual-hatted as both deputy chief of staff for plans and operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, and the Air Force operations deputy to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C. During the Vietnam conflict, the general served as a command pilot logging over 5,000 flying hours and 225 combat missions in Southeast Asia, with numerous military decorations and awards. General Hughes holds a BS from Oklahoma A&M College and both a BA and a MS from the University of Colorado. General Hughes also has completed Squadron Officer School, National War College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. General Hughes also serves as a director and advisor on a number of boards, including ManTech Corporation, Pinkerton Government Services, Inc., Aviation Technology Group, Inc. and the Institute for Scientific Research, Inc.
Richard V. Priddy Mr. Priddy was named Company President and CEO in February 2002 and has served as a member of the Companys Board of Directors since 2002. From January of 2000 until joining TVI, Mr. Priddy was Director of Material for Iphotonics, Inc., a provider of core optical manufacturing services to many OEMs and suppliers. Mr. Priddy has an extensive background in operations and government contracting. With experience at ITT, Rockwell, Allied Signal and other firms dating back to the early 1980s, he has been instrumental in growing manufacturing based businesses, contracting logistical support functions for the military, and developing an environmental products business. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering/ Management from Clemson University and an MBA from the University of Iowa.