Board of Directors

George Strickler has served as an independent director of our company since June 2014. He has served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Stoneridge, Inc since 2006. Mr. Strickler holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Penn State University and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Akron.

Eric Peterson has served as an independent director of our company since June 2014. He served in various roles in merchandising at The Home Depot from 1991 to 2011, including Senior Vice President of Merchandising, President of New Business, and President, Northwest Division. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Sacramento State University.

Ralph Della Ratta, has served as the Founder and Managing Partner of Western Reserve Partners LLC, an investment banking firm, since 2004. Prior to this time, Mr. Della Ratta was the Senior Managing Director and Manager of the Investment Banking Division of McDonald Investments, Inc., an investment banking firm. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University, Master of Business Administration from the American Graduate School of International Management and a graduate degree in Banking from the Stonier Graduate School at Rutgers University. Mr. Della Ratta also serves on the board of directors of Olympic Steel Inc. and NDI Medical.

C. Lee Thomas has served in various roles with Ernst & Young LLP from 1976 to 2014, including as Managing Partner of the Cleveland office and Northeast Ohio Market Segment Leader. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Baldwin Wallace University.