hartnettJoseph J. Hartnett

Interim President, Chief Executive Officer, Board Member

Mr. Harnett has served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Sparton Corporation since February 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Hartnett served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ingenient Technologies, Inc., a software development company located in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, from April 2008 through November 2010. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Ingenient Technologies, Inc., beginning September 2007. Mr. Hartnett left Ingenient Technologies, Inc. following the sale of the company and completion of post-sale transition activities. During the period from June 2000 to October 2006, Mr. Hartnett held the following positions with U.S. Robotics Corporation, an Internet communications products company: the Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Hartnett is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois (licensed 1982 to present), and has advised multiple boards and audit committees with respect to accounting matters. Mr. Hartnett has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Mr. Hartnett served with Grant Thornton LLP from 1980 to 2000, and as an audit partner with Grant Thornton LLP from 1992 to 2000.

Mr. Hartnett has served as a member of Sparton’s Board of Directors since 2008 and as Chairman since 2014. Mr. Hartnett has served as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors but has resigned from such Committee upon his becoming interim President and Chief Executive Officer.  

Mr. Hartnett brings significant industry experience in the areas of international business, operations management, executive leadership, strategic planning and finance, as well as extensive corporate governance, executive compensation and financial experience.