Board of Directors
Committee Legend (bold indicates chairperson)
1: Audit | 2: Board Governance | 3: Compensation & Human Resources | 4: Public Policy
Todd J. Teske was named Chairman of the Board of Directors March 2022. He has served as a director of our company since 2011 and as Lead Director since May, 2015. Mr. Teske is the Chair of the Board Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee.
From 2010 to 2020, Mr. Teske has served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Briggs & Stratton Corporation, a world leader in gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, portable generators, and lawn and garden powered equipment and related accessories. Before becoming CEO of Briggs & Stratton in January 2010, he served as its President and Chief Operating Officer, President of its power products business, head of corporate development and Controller.
Alok Maskara joined Lennox International Inc. as Chief Executive Officer and was also appointed to the board of directors in May 2022. Most recently he served for five years as CEO of Luxfer Holdings PLC, an international industrial company focused on advanced materials. Mr. Maskara also served for nearly a decade as president of several global business units at Pentair PLC, a leading provider of water treatment and sustainable applications. Previously he held various leadership positions at General Electric Corporation and McKinsey & Company. Mr. Maskara also serves on the board of Franklin Electric (Nasdaq: FELE) a company focused on global water and fluid solutions.
Mr. Maskara graduated with a bachelor of technology degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in 1992 and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of New Mexico in 1994. In 2000, he earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Sherry L. Buck was appointed to our board of directors in July, 2019. She is a member of the Audit Committee and the Public Policy Committee. Ms. Buck is Chief Financial Officer of W.L.Gore & Associates Inc., a private multinational manufacturing company specializing in products derived from fluoropolymers used in medical implants, fabric laminates, cable, venting and other applications across diverse industries. Prior to joining W.L. Gore in January of 2021 Ms. Buck was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Waters Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange listed specialty measurement company serving the life, materials and food sciences industries. Prior to joining Waters in January 2017, Ms. Buck served as the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Libbey Inc., a global manufacturer and marketer of glass tableware products. Prior to this role, Ms. Buck spent nearly twenty years at Whirlpool Corporation, a leading global appliance manufacturer, in senior finance and operating leadership roles.
Ms. Buck holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Missouri.
Committees: 1, 4
Janet K. Cooper has served as a director of our Company since 1999. She is a member of the Audit Committee and the Public Policy Committee. From 2002 to 2008, Ms. Cooper served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Qwest Communications International Inc. From 2001 to 2002, she served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of McDATA Corporation, a global leader in open storage networking solutions. From 2000 to 2001, she served as Senior Vice President, Finance of Qwest. From 1998 to 2000, she served in various senior level finance positions at US West Inc., a regional Bell operating company, including Vice President, Finance and Controller and Vice President and Treasurer. From 1978 to 1998, Ms. Cooper served in various capacities with the Quaker Oats Company, including Vice President, Treasurer and Tax from 1997 to 1998 and Vice President, Treasurer from 1992 to 1997.
Ms. Cooper serves on the Board of Directors of The Toro Company, a manufacturer of equipment for lawn and turf care maintenance and CPI Aerostructures, Inc., a contract producer of structural aircraft parts.
Committees: 1, 2
John W. Norris, III has served as a director of our Company since 2001. He is the Chairman of the Public Policy Committee and a member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee. Mr. Norris is a partner and co-founder of Maine Network Partners and is the founding Chairman of the Environmental Funders Network. From 2000 to 2005, he served as the Associate Director of Philanthropy for the Maine Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and from 2006 to 2007 as Program Officer for the Northern Forest Center. Mr. Norris was Co-Founder and President of Borealis, Inc., an outdoor products manufacturer, from 1988 to 2000 and served as an economic development Peace Corps Volunteer in Jamaica from 1985 to 1987. Before joining the Peace Corps, Mr. Norris completed a graduate school internship at Lennox Industries Inc., a subsidiary of the Company, in 1983.
Committees: 3, 4
Karen Hughes Quintos has served as a director of our company since 2014. She is a member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee and the Public Policy Committee.
Ms. Quintos was Dell's (first ever) Chief Customer Officer (CCO), leading a global organization devoted to customer strategy, advocacy and experiences. Under her leadership, the CCO organization was responsible for Dell Technologies’ customer strategy and priorities, customer data platform and analytics, and high touch CX engagement programs. Ms. Quintos was also responsible for Dell’s social impact strategy and programs focused on sustainability, diversity & inclusion, and applying Dell’s technology and innovations for good. In addition, she is a passionate advocate for women, including the advancement of women in the technology industry. She was founder of Dell’s Women in Action and the Interfaith Employee Resource Groups, and Dell’s Women Entrepreneur Network. Before serving as CCO at Dell, Karen served as senior vice president and Chief Marketing Officer; vice president of Public Sector Marketing and North America Commercial; and she also held executive roles in services, support, and supply chain management.
Prior to joining Dell in 2000, Ms. Quintos was vice president of Global Operations and Technology at Citigroup. She also spent 12 years with Merck in marketing, operations, and supply chain leadership positions.
Ms. Quintos earned a master's degree in marketing and international business from New York University, and a bachelor of science in supply chain management from The Pennsylvania State University. She also serves on the boards of Cummins Inc., TGEN, and The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She is Vice Chair of Penn State's Smeal College of Business, and is a recipient of its highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award. Ms. Quintos is on The Refuge advisory board, focused on nationally expanding this community and services to young women recovering from sex trafficking. She was listed among the most influential CMOs in the world by Forbes, named
Mother of the Year by Working Mother magazine, and the recipient of the WITI Women Hall of Fame Awards 2021.
Committees: 3, 4
Kim K.W. Rucker has served as a director of our Company since 2015. She is Chairman of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee and is a member of the Board Governance Committee. Ms. Rucker has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Andeavor (formerly Tesoro Corporation) and Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Andeavor Logistics LP (formerly Tesoro Logistics GP, LLC) from 2016 to 2018. Previously, she was Executive Vice President, Corporate & Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Kraft Foods Group, Inc., a global manufacturer and distributor of food products and beverages until July 2015. Prior to joining Kraft in 2012, Ms. Rucker served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer at Avon Products, Inc., a global manufacturer of beauty and related products, since 2008. Before joining Avon, Ms. Rucker was Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Chief Governance Officer for Energy Future Holdings, Corp., an energy company, since 2004. She began her legal career at Sidley Austin LLP in its Chicago, Illinois office.
in 2021, Ms. Rucker joined the Board of Directors for HP Inc. She also currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Marathon Petroleum Corporation, U.S. refining, marketing and midstream oil and gas company, and Celanese Corporation, a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials. Additionally, she is on the board of directors of Haven for Hope and a member of the board of trustees of Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Ms. Rucker has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Iowa, a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a master’s in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Committees: 2, 3
Gregory T. Swienton has served as a director of our Company since 2010. He is the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Board Governance Committee. Mr. Swienton was an adviser to Ryder System, Inc., a supplier of transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions from May 2013 until May 2015. He previously was Executive Chairman of Ryder System, Inc., from January 2013 to May 2013, after having been Chairman of Ryder System, Inc. since May 2002 and Chief Executive Officer since November 2000. Mr. Swienton joined Ryder as President and Chief Operating Officer in June 1999. Before joining Ryder, Mr. Swienton was Senior Vice President-Growth Initiatives of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (BNSF). Prior to that he was BNSF’s Senior Vice President-Coal and Agricultural Commodities Business Unit, and previously had been Senior Vice President of its Industrial and Consumer Units. He joined BNSF in June 1994 as Executive Vice President-Intermodal Business Unit. Prior to joining BNSF, Mr. Swienton was Executive Director-Europe and Africa of DHL Worldwide Express in Brussels, Belgium from 1991 to 1994, and prior to that, he was DHL’s Managing Director-Western and Eastern Europe from 1988 to 1990, also located in Brussels. For the five years prior to these assignments, Mr. Swienton was Regional Vice President of DHL Airways, Inc. in the United States. From 1971 to 1982, Mr. Swienton held various national account, sales and marketing positions with AT&T and Illinois Bell Telephone Company.
Mr. Swienton serves on the Board of Directors of Harris Corporation, a supplier of communications and information technology products.
Committees: 1, 2
Shane D. Wall was appointed to our board of directors in July, 2020. He is a member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee and the Board Governance Committee. Mr. Wall started his career at Hewlett-Packard Company in 1986 where he held various engineering and management roles until 1995, when he left to run PrintPaks, a spin-out of Hewlett-Packard Company. In 1998, PrintPaks was acquired by a joint venture backed by Intel Corporation. From 1998 to 2012, Mr. Wall held several senior technology and general management positions at Intel Corporation. In 2012, Mr. Wall rejoined Hewlett-Packard Company as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Printing and Personal Systems. In 2015 following Hewlett-Packard’s separation into HP Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Mr. Wall became Chief Technology Officer and Global Head, HP Labs of HP Inc. In January 2020, Mr. Wall retired from his executive position at HP Inc. but continues as a special advisor to the Chief Executive Officer. He also serves as a member of the U.S. President’s Counsel of Advisors on Science and Technology.
Mr. Wall holds a bachelor's of science degree in electrical and computer engineering from Oregon State University.
Committees: 2, 3