Committee Composition

 

Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below.

  Audit Compensation Nominating and Governance Special of Continuing Directors
John A. Janitz Independent Director   Committee Chair for Compensation Committee Committee Chair for Nominating and Governance Committee Member of Special Committee of Continuing Directors
John Janitz Director

John A. Janitz, has served on our Board since June 2007. Mr. Janitz is Chairman and Co-Founding Partner at Evergreen Capital Partners LLC, an investment firm that provides advisory services to and co-invests with private equity firms under exclusive contractual arrangements, and is affiliated with The Gores Group where Mr. Janitz is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities, and providing strategic, operational and financial guidance to the firm with respect to portfolio company investments in the industrial sector. Evergreen had provided these services to DLJ Merchant Banking Partners from March 2007 to April 2010 and TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P. from May 2010 to September 2011. From October 2003 to March 2007, he served as Co-Managing Principal for Questor Management Company, a turnaround capital investment firm based in Michigan. Mr. Janitz engaged in various advisory and consulting arrangements with several private equity firms from October 2001 until February 2003. Prior to joining Questor, from 1999 to 2001 Mr. Janitz was President and Chief Operating Officer of Textron, a NYSE-listed multi‑industry company. Before Textron, Mr. Janitz was an Executive Vice President with TRW, a multinational company providing advanced technology products and services. In addition, he served as President of Wickes Manufacturing Company (“Wickes”), and held a number of key executive positions with Wickes’ predecessor company, Gulf & Western Industries, Inc. Mr. Janitz serves as a director of two private companies, Global SFI Holdings and LLL Holdings. Mr. Janitz holds a B.S. from Villanova University, an M.B.A. from Eastern Michigan University and completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program.


Andrew M. Leitch Independent Director Committee Chair for Audit Committee Member of Compensation Committee   Member of Special Committee of Continuing Directors
Andrew Leitch Director

Andrew M. Leitch, has served on our Board since our initial public offering in November 2009. Mr. Leitch was a senior partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP for over 27 years, last serving as the Vice Chairman of the Management Committee, Hong Kong from September 1997 through his retirement in March 2000. Mr. Leitch has served as a director, chairman of the board and member of the audit committee and compensation committees of Blackbaud Inc., and as a director and chairman of the audit committee of Cardium Therapeutics Inc. since February 2004 and August 2007, respectively. Mr. Leitch served as director and chairman of the audit committee of Aldila, Inc. from May 2004 through February 2010 and a director of L&L Energy Inc. from February 2011 through August 2011. Mr. Leitch also serves as a director of various private companies. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York, and a Chartered Accountant in Ontario, Canada


Haiyang (Ocean) Yuan Independent Director Member of Audit Committee   Member of Nominating and Governance Committee  
Haiyang (Ocean) Yuan Director

Haiyang (Ocean) Yuan, 53, has served on our Board since July 2016. Mr. Yuan has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Grape Solar, Inc., a solar panel and kit distributor, since June 2009. From November 2015 to February 2016, he also served as a member of the Board of Directors of JC Group Holdings Ltd., a public company in Hong Kong. Mr. Yuan previously served as the Senior Vice President of Solarfun Power Holdings Co. Ltd., from August 2007 to February 2009 and as the Vice President of Smith and Associates from June 2006 to June 2007. Mr. Yuan received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon in 1993. Mr. Yuan was selected as a member of the Board pursuant to the terms of the Purchase Agreement with Zhenfa U.S. His extensive management experience in the solar industry brings valuable perspectives to the Board.


Committee Chair = Chair Committee Member = Member Independent Director = Independent Director   = Financial Expert
 
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