swartwoutJames R. Swartwout

Chairman, Audit Committee Member

Since 2008, Mr. Swartwout has been an advisor to private equity groups. From October 2006 to September 2008, he was Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Habasit Holding USA, the acquirer of Summa Industries, a California-based, publicly traded manufacturer of diversified plastic products for industrial and commercial markets. Mr. Swartwout served as a director of ATS Corporation, a public company providing information technology and related services to various governmental agencies, from May 2010 until early 2012, when the company was divested. From October 1988 to October 2006, Mr. Swartwout held the following positions with Summa Industries: Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Swartwout has served on the boards of directors of numerous public and private companies. He received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Lafayette College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Mr. Swartwout has extensive experience in a broad array of matters relevant to the affairs of the Company, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; management of complex, multi-business corporations; corporate governance and other matters concerning public companies.