Carl T. Berquist

Mr. Berquist has served as a director since June 2016. He is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Marriott International, Inc., a leading global lodging company, having served in that position from 2009 until his retirement in 2015. Mr. Berquist joined Marriott in 2002 after a 28-year career with Arthur Andersen LLP, where he held numerous leadership positions including managing partner of the worldwide real-estate and hospitality practice. Mr. Berquist previously served for ten years on the Board of Hertz Global Holdings. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of Eberle Communications, a private direct mail company. He is a graduate of the Penn State University, where he is a member of the Board of Advisors of both the Business School and the School of Hospitality Management.

Robert Buck, Chairman

Mr. Buck joined us as President and Chief Executive Officer in October 2003 and was appointed as Chairman of the Board in March 2007. Prior to joining us, he served as President—Uniform Rental Division of Cintas Corporation from 1997 to 2003. From 1991 through 1997, he served as Senior Vice President—Midwest Region of Cintas. From 1982 through 1991, he served as Senior Vice President—Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Cintas. Mr. Buck presently serves as Chairman of Multi-Color Corporation and as a Director of Quanex Building Products Corporation, both publicly-traded companies and Elkay Manufacturing.

Major General (Ret.) Barbara G. Fast

Major General Fast has served as a director since October 2018. She currently serves as the Chairperson of the Board of publicly-traded American Public Education, Inc., a for-profit education company. She also serves as the chairperson of APEI’s compensation committee and is a member of APEI’s nominating and corporate governance committee. She also serves as the chairperson of the board of Hondros College of Nursing. In addition, Major General Fast serves on the Strategic Advisory Group for the Sierra Nevada Corporation, a privately held aerospace engineering firm. She served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Engagements for CGI Federal, an IT and consulting services firm, from June 2014 to September 2016. Prior to that, she also served as Senior Vice President, Army Defense and Intelligence Programs and Vice President of Operations and Intelligence for CGI Federal. She also previously served as the Vice President, Cyber and Information Solutions for The Boeing Company, a leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space, and security systems. Major General Fast retired from the U.S. Army in 2008 after over 32 years of service during which she held a variety of key command and staff positions. Major General Fast holds a Bachelor of Science in Education (German and Spanish) from the University of Missouri, a Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University, and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Central Missouri State University. She is also a graduate of the Army War College.

Julian Francis, President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Francis joined Beacon in August 2019. Prior to Beacon, Mr. Francis was the President of the Insulation Business at Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) since October 2014, leading Owens Corning’s largest business segment, with over $2.7 billion in revenue in 2018, to significant sales and EBIT growth in each of the last three years. From 2012-2014, he served as Vice President and General Manager for Owens Corning’s Residential Insulation Business. Mr. Francis also has served as Vice President and Managing Director for Owens Corning’s Glass Reinforcements, Americas, in the Composite Solutions Business. Prior to joining Owens Corning, Mr. Francis was Vice President and Publishing Director at Reed Business Information, a $2.5 billion global leader in publishing, information, and marketing services. Prior to joining Reed, Mr. Francis spent 10 years at USG Corporation rising through the marketing, strategy, and general management ranks. He last served as Vice President, Marketing, where he created the overall strategy for USG’s $3.3 billion manufacturing business. Mr. Francis earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and his doctorate in materials engineering at Swansea University in the United Kingdom. He also earned his master’s degree in business administration at DePaul University.

Richard W. Frost

Mr. Frost has served as a director since July 2012. He retired as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, a manufacturer of building materials, in May 2012, having served in those capacities since December 2004. Mr. Frost previously served as that company’s Executive Vice President, Commodity Products, Procurement and Engineering from March 2003 to November 2004; Executive Vice President, OSB, Procurement and Engineering from May 2002 to February 2003; and Vice President, Timberlands and Procurement from 1996 to April 2002. Mr. Frost currently serves on the Board of privately held Westervelt, Inc. and previously served on the Board of Tractor Supply Company, the largest operator of retail farm and ranch stores in the United States with over 1,200 stores in 45 states. Mr. Frost holds dual bachelor’s degrees from Louisiana State University and an M.B.A., Finance from Northwestern State University of Louisiana.

Alan Gershenhorn

Mr. Gershenhorn has served as a director since May 2015. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of United Parcel Service, Inc., the world’s largest package delivery company through June 2018. At UPS, Mr. Gershenhorn directed strategy, mergers and acquisitions, marketing, sales, public affairs, communications, and key growth strategies across the organization. He served for over a decade as a member of the UPS Management Committee, which directs the global strategy and the day-to-day operations of UPS globally, and led numerous transformational programs during his 39 year tenure. Mr. Gershenhorn previously served in several significant UPS leadership positions in the United States, Europe, and Canada, including Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Senior Vice President and President UPS International, President UPS Supply Chain Solutions Global Transportation and Shared Services; President Supply Chain Solutions Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa; and President UPS Canada. Mr. Gershenhorn currently serves on the boards of Transportation Insight and Worldwide Express, both privately-held enterprise logistics companies, and also operates in an advisory capacity to 8VC, a venture capital firm, and with some of their portfolio companies including Trackonomy Systems (where he serves as an advisory President). He holds a degree in finance from the University of Houston.

Philip W. Knisely

Mr. Knisely has served as a director since October 2015. On October 1, 2019 Mr. Knisely became a Partner at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC (“CD&R”), a private equity firm, and previously had served as an operating advisor for CD&R since 2011. He is currently Chairman of Atkore International, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of electrical and metal products, and former Chairman of RSG. Mr. Knisely spent a decade as Executive Vice President and Corporate Officer of Danaher Corporation, where he was responsible for businesses totaling more than $4 billion in sales. Prior to Danaher, Mr. Knisely co-founded Colfax Corporation, a designer, manufacturer, and distributer of fluid handling products, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Knisely was President and Chief Executive Officer of AMF Industries, a privately held diversified manufacturer, and spent ten years at Emerson Electric. He has previously served on the board of trustees of the Darden School Foundation at the University of Virginia, where he received his M.B.A. Mr. Knisely was also a GM Fellowship Scholar at General Motors Institute, where he earned a B.S. in industrial engineering.

Robert M. McLaughlin

Mr. McLaughlin is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Airgas, Inc., the nation's leading single-source supplier of gases, welding and safety products. Mr. McLaughlin has served in that position since 2006 after serving as Airgas's Vice President and Controller since joining Airgas in 2001. Previously, he was Vice President-Finance for Asbury Automotive Group, a multi-billion dollar automotive retailer, after serving as Vice President of Finance and in other financial management roles with Unisource Worldwide, Inc., a multi-billion dollar international paper and industrial supply distribution company. Mr. McLaughlin serves on the Board of Directors of publicly-traded Axalta Coating Systems, Ltd., a global leader in the development, manufacture and sale of liquid and powder coatings. He is Chairman of Axalta's Audit Committee. Mr. McLaughlin began his career with Ernst & Young in 1979. He earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Dayton.

Neil S. Novich

Mr. Novich has served as a director since July 2012. He is the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ryerson Inc., a global metals distributor and fabricator. He joined Ryerson in 1994 as Chief Operating Officer, was named President and CEO in 1995, and was additionally appointed Chairman in 1999. He remained Chairman and CEO until 2007, when the company was sold. Prior to his time at Ryerson, he spent 13 years with Bain & Company, an international management consulting firm, where he was a partner. Mr. Novich serves on the boards of Hillenbrand, Inc., Analog Devices, Inc., and W.W. Grainger, Inc. Mr. Novich has a bachelor’s degree in physics from Harvard University and master’s degrees in both nuclear engineering and management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Stuart A. Randle

Mr. Randle has served as a director since February 2006. In December 2018, Mr. Randle retired from his role as the CEO of Ivenix, a privately held medical technology company. He is a director of Teleflex Incorporated, where he is a member of its nominating & governance committee and compensation committee. From 2004 to 2014, Mr. Randle served as President, CEO and director of GI Dynamics, a healthcare company. Previously, Mr. Randle was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Advanced Technology Ventures, a healthcare and IT venture capital firm. From 1998 to 2001, he was President, CEO and a director of Act Medical, Inc. Mr. Randle holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.

Nathan K. Sleeper

Mr. Sleeper has served as a director since January 2, 2018. He previously served as a director from October 2015 until May 2016. Mr. Sleeper is a Partner at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC (“CD&R”), a private equity firm. He leads CD&R’s investment activity in the industrial sector and serves on its Investment and Management Committees. Mr. Sleeper is currently a director of Brand Industrial Holdings, Inc., Core & Main LP, NCI Building Systems, Inc., PowerTeam Services Holdco, LLC, CD&R Hydra Holdings, Inc. (parent entity of SunSource Holdings, Inc.), and Wilsonart International Holdings, LLC. He previously served on the boards of Atkore International Group, Inc., CHC Group, Ltd., Culligan International Company, HD Supply Holdings, Inc., Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., Hussmann Parent, Inc., Ply Gem Industries, Inc., and US Foods, Inc. Prior to joining CD&R in 2000, Mr. Sleeper worked for Goldman Sachs & Co, and Tiger Management. Mr. Sleeper holds a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.

Douglas L. Young

Mr. Young became a director in October 2014. Mr. Young is Executive Vice President of Lennox International Inc., a global leader in the climate control industry. Mr. Young joined Lennox in 1999 and since 2006 has served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Lennox’s Residential Heating and Cooling Segment. Mr. Young had previously served as Vice President & General Manager of North American Residential Products since 2003 and as Vice President & General Manager of Lennox North American Residential Sales, Marketing, & Distribution from 1999 – 2003. Prior to his career with Lennox, Mr. Young was employed in the Appliances division of GE, where he held various management positions before serving as General Manager of Marketing for GE Appliance division’s retail group from 1997 – 1999 and as General Manager of Strategic Initiatives in 1999. He holds a BSBA from Creighton University and an MS in Management from Purdue University.