Board of Directors

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    Alan S. McKim

    Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
    Mr. McKim founded the Company in 1980 and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer since its founding. He also now serves as the Company’s President. He serves as a director of most of the Company's subsidiaries. Mr. McKim holds an MBA from Northeastern University's D'Amore - McKim School of Business and an honorary doctorate from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He now serves on Northeastern University's Board of Trustees, and he holds an honorary doctorate from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Mr. McKim is recognized as an industry leader with more than four decades of experience in the environmental services business and is the largest individual shareholder of the company. ... 
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    Dr. Eugene Banucci

    Lead Director
    Dr. Eugene Banucci, an independent Director of the Company since 2008, is the founder and former Chairman and CEO of ATMI, Inc., a public company acquired by Entegris (ENTG) in 2014. ATMI was a supplier of specialty materials to the worldwide semiconductor industry. Dr. Banucci served as Chief Executive Officer of ATMI, Inc. from its founding in 1986 until the beginning of 2005. He serves on the boards of directors of Cognex Corporation and several private companies. From 2005 until February 2010, he served as a director of Zygo Corporation, a public company that was acquired in 2014. Dr. Banucci holds a BA from Beloit College and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Wayne State University. Dr. Banucci brings to the Board considerable experience and skills in growing and managing companies. ... 
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    Edward G. Galante

    Edward G. Galante, an independent Director of the Company since 2010, retired in 2006 after more than 30 years with Exxon Mobil Corporation. Prior to his retirement, he most recently served as a Senior Vice President and member of the Management Committee. His principal responsibilities included the worldwide Downstream business: Refining & Supply, Fuels Marketing, Lubricants and Specialties and Research and Engineering. He also was responsible for Exxon Mobil's corporate Public Affairs and Safety, Health and Environmental activities. Mr. Galante received his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Northeastern University. He serves as a Vice Chairman of Northeastern's Board of Trustees. He also serves on the board of directors of Praxair, Inc., where he chairs the compensation and executive development committee and sits on the governance and nominating committee and the technology, safety and sustainability committee; Celanese Corporation, where he serves as the lead independent director and is a member of the compensation committee and environmental safety, health and public policy committee; Tesoro Corporation, where he serves on the compensation committee and environmental, health, safety and security committee; and the United Way Foundation and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. In addition to his extensive experience with Exxon Mobil in the oil and gas industry, Mr. Galante's services as a director and board committee member of three other major public corporations give him valuable insight into corporate governance, public affairs, environmental, compensation and audit matters. ... 
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    John T. Preston

    John T. Preston, an independent Director of the Company since 1995, is the Managing Partner of TEM Capital, a privately-held equity investment company, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Continuum Energy Technologies LLC, a private company. Mr. Preston is currently a director of numerous private companies. From 1992 through 1995, he served as Director of Technology Development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (“MIT”). Prior to that he was Director of the MIT Technology Licensing Office where he was responsible for the commercialization of intellectual property developed at MIT. Some of Mr. Preston's prior appointments include director or advisory positions for the Governor of Massachusetts, the U.S. Department of Defense, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Technology Board of Singapore. He holds a BS in Physics from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Northwestern University. Mr. Preston brings to the Board his considerable experience in technology development, corporate growth and corporate governance. ... 
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    Alison Quirk

    Alison Quirk, an independent Director of the Company since 2022, retired in 2017 from State Street Corporation after 15 years at the company, where she served as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Citizenship Officer. As Chief Human Resources and Citizenship Officer, she was responsible for human resources and corporate citizenship, leading a global team of more than 500. Prior to State Street, Ms. Quirk spent two decades in HR and business planning roles at FleetBoston Financial, Liberty Financial Companies and Boston Financial Data Services, Inc. Ms. Quirk is a member of the Compliance Committee of Wynn Resorts, responsible for ensuring compliance with federal, state, local and gaming laws. She is an advisor for King Boston, a not-for-profit organization focused on equity and economic justice. She previously served on the Legg Mason Board of Directors as a member of the Finance Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee, as well as Chairperson of the Compensation Committee. She also served on a special committee of the board that oversaw the sale of Legg Mason. Ms. Quirk holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of New Hampshire. She brings to the Board significant board-level experience advising on corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and human resources. ... 
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    Marcy L. Reed, CPA

    Marcy Reed, an independent Director of the Company since 2021, worked for more than 30 years at National Grid and its predecessor companies before retiring in early 2021. She retired as President of National Grid Massachusetts and Executive Vice President U.S. Energy Policy and Social Impact, a role she held for the past decade. Previously, she was Senior Vice President Finance and Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs at the company. She serves as an Independent Director for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and is on the board of Northeastern University, chairing the Audit Committees of both entities. She also is a board member of Qualus, a private equity-backed electric power engineering company. Ms. Reed previously served as board chair of The Partnership, Inc., an organization working to build racially diverse leadership pipelines. She earned an A.B. in Economics from Dartmouth and an M.S. in Accounting from Northeastern University, and holds Executive Education Certificates from Wharton and INSEAD. She has been recognized with numerous leadership and philanthropic awards, including being named three times as one of Boston’s Top 100 Leaders. Ms. Reed brings to the Board a deep experience in the areas of finance, energy policy and sustainability. ... 
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    Andrea Robertson, CPA

    Andrea Robertson, an independent Director of the Company since 2004, was the Group Executive, Corporate Treasurer of MasterCard Worldwide from 2003 to June 2010. From 1996 to 2003, she held financial management positions with RR Donnelley & Sons Company, and from 1984 to 1996 with International Business Machines Corporation. From 1979 to 1982, she was an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand. She holds a BS in Accounting from Merrimack College and an MBA in Finance/Management Information Systems from the University of Chicago. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Merrimack College and the Board of Directors of Prevent Child Abuse America. A certified public accountant, Ms. Robertson brings to the Board considerable knowledge and experience in finance and risk management from her training as an accountant and her work in financial management positions. ... 
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    Thomas J. Shields

    Thomas J. Shields, an independent Director of the Company since 1999, is a Managing Director of Shields & Company, Inc., a privately-held investment banking firm that he co-founded in 1991. He served as the presiding director and chairman of the audit committee of B.J.'s Wholesale Club, Inc., a public company, until it was sold in 2011 and he now serves as a director and chairman of the audit committee of Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc., a private company. Mr. Shields is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School. Mr. Shields brings to the Board considerable investment banking skills and experience as a director of private and public companies. ... 
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    Shelley Stewart, Jr.

    Shelley Stewart, Jr., an independent Director of the Company since 2022, is Managing Partner at Bottom Line Advisory LLC. Mr. Stewart left DuPont in 2018 after six years as Chief Procurement Officer where he led procurement, global sourcing and logistics, as well as real estate and facility services. Prior to joining DuPont in 2012, he spent nearly a decade at Tyco International, where he was Senior Vice President of Operational Excellence and Chief Procurement Officer. Previously, he held senior executive supply chain positions at Raytheon and Invensys PLC. He also spent 19 years at United Technologies Corporation, where he held numerous positions focused on global sourcing. Mr. Stewart serves on the boards of Otis Worldwide and Kontoor Brands, where he sits on the Audit and Nominating and Governance committees. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Howard University and the Board of Governors for the University of New Haven. He previously served on the board of directors for the Institute for Supply Management. Mr. Stewart holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, and received his MBA from the University of New Haven. He brings to the Board significant expertise in the areas of logistics, supply chain management and operational excellence. ... 
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    Lauren C. States

    Lauren C. States, age 61, an independent Director of the Company since March 2016, retired in 2014 after more than 36 years with IBM Corporation. Prior to her retirement, she served as Vice President, Strategy and Transformation for IBM’s Software Group and was a member of the Growth and Transformation senior leadership team. Her principal responsibilities included leading the global sales force strategy and go-to-market for IBM’s multi-billion dollar software business. From 2008 to 2013, she was a leader in the company’s transformation to cloud computing and served as Chief Technology Officer in the corporate strategy function. Over her career, she has served in a broad variety of roles including technology, transformation, sales and talent development. Ms. States received her Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In 2015, she completed a Fellowship with Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative. She serves on the boards of directors of Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS), and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Webster Bank, N.A., and is a member of Webster’s Audit Committee and Risk Committee. She is a member of the board of ScriptEd, a not-for-profit organization and also serves as a Trustee for International House, New York. Ms. States has a CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight, issued by the NACD and Carnegie Mellon University. Ms. States brings to the Board her considerable experience in sales, technology and strategy. ... 
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    John R. Welch

    John R. Welch, an independent Director of the Company since 2014, was until June 2015 a Director (Senior Partner) in the Boston office of McKinsey & Company, an international business consulting firm, and is now a Director Emeritus. As a Director, he served clients across a variety of industries for 29 years. From 2007 to 2012, he was the Managing Partner of McKinsey’s New England Practice, and from 2001 to 2005 he led the firm’s Strategy Practice. He has written several articles on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets approach to strategy. He was a leader of McKinsey’s internal training program throughout his career and serves on the McKinsey Committee which evaluates and elects partners. Prior to joining McKinsey, Mr. Welch was a project engineer with Hooker Chemical and with Caltex Petroleum and worked in the Municipal Lending Group at Bank of America. Mr. Walsh is also now an adjunct teacher at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, where he has completed all his coursework towards a PhD in Finance, and BS and MS degrees in chemical engineering from Cornell University. Mr. Welch brings to the Board his considerable experience in business consulting, operations and finance. ... 
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    Robert Willett

    Robert Willett, an independent Director of the Company since 2019, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cognex Corporation. Mr. Willett oversees all aspects of strategy and operations for Cognex Corporation. Mr. Willett joined Cognex in 2008 from Danaher Corporation, a diversified manufacturer of industrial controls and technologies, where he served as Vice President of Business Development and Innovation for the company's Product Identification business group. Prior to that Mr. Willett was President of Videojet Technologies, a leader in coding and marking products, which is a subsidiary of Danaher. Mr. Willett also served as Chief Executive Officer of Willett International Ltd., a $125 million privately owned coding company with 30 wholly owned sales companies around the world, which he sold to Danaher in 2003 and which was merged with Videojet. He holds a B.A. from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Yale University. Mr. Willett brings to the Board deep industrial and technology knowledge, leadership development expertise and public company experience. ... 
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