Nelda J. Connors
Nelda J. Connors has served on the Board of Directors since April 2013. Ms. Connors is the founder, chairwoman, and CEO of Pine Grove Holdings, LLC, which invests in companies that offer original equipment, manufactured and remanufactured products, and aftermarket services.
She served as president and CEO of Atkore International Inc. from December 2010 until June 2011. Atkore, formerly the Electrical and Metal Products division of Tyco International, became a privately-held company in December 2010. Ms. Connors served as president of this Tyco division from 2008 through 2010.
Prior to joining Tyco, she served as vice president at Eaton Corporation from 2002 to 2008, holding several positions in operations, continuous improvement, and general management. Prior to Eaton, Ms. Connors was employed in a number of executive and management capacities in the automotive industry. Her work over twenty-five years has involved responsibilities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
Ms. Connors is a Class B director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; a director of Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX), CLARCOR, Inc. (NYSE: CLC), and Vesuvius plc. (LON: CKSN); and an appointed member of the Takata Independent Quality Assurance Panel. She previously served on the board of Atkore and Blount International.
Ms. Connors holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton.