About Kewaunee


  • Board of Directors

    William Shumaker

    William A. Shumaker

    William A. Shumaker served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from September 2000 until his retirement on June 30, 2013. He also served as President from August 1999 until March 2012. He was elected a director of the Company in February 2000 and Chairman of the Board in February 2010. He served as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer from August 1998 until September 2000 and General Manager of the Laboratory Products Group from February 1998 until August 1998. He joined the Company in December 1993 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Shumaker also served as a member of the North Carolina Economic Development Board until the end of 2014, and he served as a member of the Greater Statesville Development Corporation as Chairman until the end of June 2016. Mr. Shumaker is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). We believe Mr. Shumaker is well suited to serve on our Board due to his experience as our Chief Executive Officer and his 24 years’ experience in various leadership roles for the Company.

    Keith Gehl

    Keith M. Gehl

    Keith M. Gehl was elected a director of the Company in April 2015. He served as Senior Vice President of Real Estate & Facilities of Family Dollar Stores Inc. from 2003 until his retirement in June 2013. From 1989 to 2003, Mr. Gehl held a number of management positions with Food Lion, Inc. At Food Lion, he served as Director of Internal Audit from 1989 to 1996, Director of Store Operations from 1996 to 1997, Vice-President Real Estate and Construction from 1997 to 2000, and Executive Vice President Real Estate and Business Strategy from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Gehl previously served on the Board of RONA, Inc., a Canadian home improvement retailer, and is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow. Mr. Gehl holds an accounting degree from Valparaiso University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). We believe Mr. Gehl is well suited to serve on our Board due to his many years of experience as a financial executive.

    Magaret Pyle

    Margaret B. Pyle

    Margaret B. Pyle was elected a director of the Company in February 1995. Ms. Pyle has been Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Counsel of The Pyle Group since December 2007. She has been engaged in the practice of corporate law in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin since 1978. In addition, Ms. Pyle was the sole Trustee and Chief Executive of the Allis-Chalmers Corporation Product Liability Trust from June 1996 until its termination in March 2012 and, in April 2012, was appointed sole Trustee and Chief Executive of the Ranger Industries, Inc. Product Liability Trust. Ms. Pyle is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). We believe Ms. Pyle is well suited to serve on our Board due to her many years of experience in a variety of legal matters relevant to the Company, her 22 years’ experience as a director of the Company and her understanding of the long-term interests of the Company and its stockholders.

    Dave Rausch

    David M. Rausch

    David M. Rausch has served as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2013, and served as President and Chief Operating Officer since March 2012. He joined the Company in March 1994 as Manager of Estimating and was promoted to Southeast Regional Sales Manager in December 1996, then to Director of Sales for Network Storage Systems products in May 2000. In August 2001, he was promoted to Project Sales Manager, and in this position, he also had direct management responsibility for the Estimating Department. Mr. Rausch was elected Director of Contract Management in June 2004 and was elected Vice President of Construction Services in June 2007. In June 2011, he was elected Senior Vice President of Construction Services and General Manager of the Laminate Furniture Division. Mr. Rausch is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

    David Rhind

    David S. Rhind

    David S. Rhind was elected a director of the Company in April 2008. Mr. Rhind is an attorney-at-law. From June 2012 to March 2015, Mr. Rhind served as Deputy General Counsel for Hudson Global, Inc. (formerly Hudson Highland Group, Inc.) of New York, New York, a leading provider of specialized professional recruitment, recruitment outsourcing, talent management, and related staffing services and solutions. From July 2003 to June 2012, Mr. Rhind was General Counsel, North America, for Hudson. From October 1995 to June 2003, he was Associate General Counsel at Technology Solutions Company of Chicago, a technology consulting and systems integration company. Mr. Rhind is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).  We believe Mr. Rhind is well suited to serve on our Board due to his many years of experience in legal matters, his overall business acumen, and his understanding of the long-term interests of the Company and its stockholders.

    John Russell

    John D. Russell

    John D. Russell was elected a director of the Company on May 31, 2011. Since November 6, 2015, Mr. Russell has served as the President and CEO of Morton Buildings, a construction company headquartered in Morton, Illinois, where he is also the Chairman of the Board. From September 2012 to November 2015, Mr. Russell was a Managing Director of ForteONE, a Chicago-based consulting firm focused on growing revenues and profitability of middle market companies. From June 2006 until March 2014, Mr. Russell was a business consultant and a Board Member for Strategic Materials Incorporated, the largest glass recycling business in North America. From September 2007 to May 2010 he was the President and CEO of Maysteel LLC, a precision metal fabricator in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. From April 2002 to April 2006 he was President and CEO of Neoplan USA, a manufacturer of heavy duty transit buses. Prior to April 2002, Mr. Russell held various executive positions with Brunswick Corporation where he was a Corporate Officer, and he was a partner at McKinsey and Company. Mr. Russell is currently a Governance Fellow and Leadership Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). We believe Mr. Russell is well suited to serve on our Board due to his experience as chief executive officer of three different companies, his other executive management experience, his experience as a director of another company, and his accreditations with the NACD.

    Donald Shaw

    Donald F. Shaw

    Donald F. Shaw was elected a director of the Company on June 1, 2013. He previously served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board of ISEC, Inc., a high-end commercial interior subcontractor, from 2004 until his retirement in March 2013. Mr. Shaw held the position of Executive Vice President of ISEC, Inc. from 1988 to 2004 and served in various sales management positions with ISEC from 1977 to 1988. Mr. Shaw is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).  We believe Mr. Shaw is well suited to serve on our Board due to his wealth of knowledge in the construction industry and his experience as chief executive officer and other management positions of a highly successful company.



    The Kewaunee Scientific Corporation Board of Directors has a standing Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Executive Committee, Financial/Planning Committee, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. The chart below shows the composition of each of the standing committees:

     

    Director Name   Audit Compensation

    Financial/ Planning

    Nominating and Corporate Governance
    William A. Shumaker      Committee Member Committee Member
    Keith M. Gehl  Committee Chair Committee Member    
    Margaret B. Pyle    Committee Member Committee Member Committee Member
    David M. Rausch      Committee Member  
    David S. Rhind    Committee Member   Committee Chair
    John D. Russell Committee Member Committee Chair Committee Member  
    Donald F. Shaw Committee Member Committee Member Committee Chair  

    Committee Chair- Chair  Committee Member- Member

    August 27, 2014 - Charter of the Compensation Committee

    August 22, 2012 - Charter of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

    June 23, 2015 - Charter of the Audit Committee