Ronald D. Brown


Ronald D. Brown

Mr. Brown has been a director of our company since 2001. He is the Chairperson of the Personnel and Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board. Mr. Brown joined The Armor Group, Inc. in 2013 as chief operating officer. The Armor Group, Inc. is a certified woman-owned corporation which manufactures equipment and products, and provides related services to a variety of industrial markets, including beverage and food service, medical, power generation, automobile, and military. From 2009 until 2014, Mr. Brown was managing director of Taft Business Consulting, LLC, a consulting group affiliated with the law firm of Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP, which provides advisory services on a range of business issues. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Brown served as chief financial officer of Makino, Inc., a privately-held global metalworking technologies company. Prior to that, Mr. Brown was chairman and chief executive officer of Milacron Inc. from 2001 to 2008, and president and chief operating officer of Milacron Inc. from 1999 through 2001. He joined Milacron Inc. in 1980. Milacron is a supplier of plastic processing and metalworking fluid technologies; the company filed for bankruptcy in 2009. Mr. Brown also served on the Board of Zep Inc., where he was chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, until it was acquired by New Mountain Capital in June 2015.  He also joined the James Advantage Funds in 2014 as a trustee, where he serves on its Audit Committee.