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Board of Directors
Andrew M. Rooke
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Rooke has served as our Chief Executive Officer since December 2016. He was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Manitex from March 2007 through December 2016 and has been directly engaged in the operations of our business as a member of our Board of Managers since the formation of the Joint Venture in December 2014. Mr. Rooke joined Manitex in January 2007 as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Testing and Assembly Equipment segment. From 2002 through June 2006, he was the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for GKN Sinter Metals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of GKN plc, a company with 46 operating units worldwide that is engaged in the design, manufacture and sales of highly engineered components and assemblies to the global automotive and industrial OEMs, including con rods, transmissions and gears. During his employment with GKN Sinter Metals, Inc., Mr. Rooke was responsible for worldwide finance operations, including reporting, treasury, compliance and analysis, information technology, worldwide procurement and business strategy, including mergers and acquisitions. Prior to that, Mr. Rooke was Director and Controller of GKN Off-Highway and Auto Components Division. In February 2012, Mr. Rooke was appointed and serves as Member of Spartan Motors, Inc. Board of Directors. Mr. Rooke holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from York University in the United Kingdom is qualified as a Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Brian J. Henry
Mr. Henry has served as Senior Vice President, Business Development and Investor Relations of Terex since his appointment to that position in August 2016. Mr. Henry has been employed by Terex since 1993 and previously held at Terex the positions of Senior Vice President, Finance and Business Development; Vice President, Finance and Business Development; Vice President, Finance and Treasurer; and Vice President, Corporate Development and Acquisitions. From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Henry was employed by KCS Industries, L.P. and its predecessor, KCS Industries, Inc., an entity that until December 31, 1993, provided administrative, financial, marketing, technical, real estate and legal services to Terex and its subsidiaries. Prior to that, Mr. Henry was Associate and then Vice President, Corporate Finance, at PaineWebber Incorporated and was employed there for five years focusing on high yield and leveraged finance. Mr. Henry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Georgetown University and a Master of Management degree from Northwestern University.
Michael A. Lisi
Since March 2015, Mr. Lisi has been a partner and managing member with Bridge Intellectual Property Services PLLC, a law firm based out of Royal Oak, Michigan. Mr. Lisi’s practice is concentrated in the area of intellectual property, which includes global trademark and copyright clearance, registration and enforcement, and providing intellectual property and litigation analyses and reports for use in audits and securities filings of public company clients. He has significant experience in advising companies on competition and commercial legal issues as well as tax issues relating to intangible assets. As the managing member of Bridge Intellectual Property Services, Mr. Lisi is responsible for tax-related matters, compensation, benefit plans, ethics compliance, and business development and marketing. From April 2004 to February 2015, Mr. Lisi was a partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, a law firm based out of Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Lisi received a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan.
Joseph M. Nowicki
Mr. Nowicki is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Beacon Roofing Supply, a Nasdaq-listed distributor of roofing and building materials, a position he assumed in March 2013. At Beacon, Mr. Nowicki is responsible for the oversight of finance, information technology and investor relations. Mr. Nowicki also serves on the Board of Directors for Diversified Restaurant Holdings, a position he has held since 2010. Mr. Nowicki served as the Chief Financial Officer of Spartan Motors, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed specialty vehicle manufacturer from June 2009 to March 2013. Previously, Mr. Nowicki spent approximately 17 years with Herman Miller, Inc., a furniture manufacturer, where he served as Treasurer and as a member of Herman Miller’s key leadership team, managing all treasury activities for the company including establishing the overall capital and debt structure, overseeing the pension and investment strategy, and leading investor relations activities. Before joining Herman Miller, he held several operations and finance positions, including working for IBM and General Motors, and spent several years in public accounting. Mr. Nowicki is a Certified Public Accountant and received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan—Ross School of Business.
Since 2008, Mr. Rooney has served as a consultant to organizations developing client-centered strategies and tactics on brand positioning, integrated organizations and customer relationship management. Mr. Rooney has over 30 years of experience in marketing and market analysis, global communications and product positioning, including previous roles as Director of Chrysler Marketing and Global Communications for Chrysler/Daimler Chrysler Corporation from 2006 to 2008 and Executive Director of Marketing for SAAB Cars North America from 2011 to 2012. Since 2008, Mr. Rooney has served as an Adjunct Professor at Oakland University School of Business Administration in Rochester, Michigan and is currently an Executive in Residence. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Michigan State University and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Detroit.