Alvaro Garcia-Tunon has served on the Board of Directors since October 2009. Mr. Garcia-Tunon retired as the Chief Financial Officer of Wabtec Corporation, a provider of products and services for the global rail industry, effective January 1, 2014. He continued to work with Wabtec as a strategic advisor through December 2017. Mr. Garcia-Tunon was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Wabtec in February 2012. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Wabtec since December 2010. Prior thereto, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Wabtec since 2003. Having served as the Chief Financial Officer of a public company with global operations, Mr. Garcia-Tunon has leadership skills in international business, corporate governance and risk management. As a Certified Public Accountant, he also provides the Board and the Audit Committee, of which he is a Chairman, the strong financial and accounting skills required to be considered a financial expert. Mr. Garcia-Tunon is also Chairman of the Special Committee and is a member of the Executive and Compensation Committees. Mr. Garcia-Tunon currently is serving on the board of directors and audit committee of Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc., a global provider of commercial-duty automatic transmissions and hybrid propulsion systems. Mr. Garcia-Tunon graduated from the College of William and Mary with a Juris Doctor degree and is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and Accounting.
Joseph C. Bartolacci
President and Chief Executive Officer
Joseph C. Bartolacci was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Matthews in 2006, and has served on the Board of Directors since 2005. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since 2005. Prior thereto, he held various positions within Matthews, including President, Casket Division; Executive Vice President of Matthews; President, Matthews Europe; President, Caggiati, S.p.A. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Matthews) and General Counsel of Matthews. Mr. Bartolacci provides management’s perspective in Board decisions about the business and strategic direction of the Company. He has firsthand operating experience in many of the Company’s diverse global businesses and brings a well-developed understanding of the industries in which the Company operates, as well as the opportunities within those industries to drive shareholder value. Mr. Bartolacci received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Saint Vincent College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Bartolacci serves on the Special Committee of the Board. He also serves on the boards of various subsidiaries of Matthews. Other than the Company, Mr. Bartolacci serves on the board of Federated Hermes, a global investment management company and publicly-traded company.
Gregory S. Babe
Chief Technology Officer
Gregory S. Babe has served on the Board of Directors since November 2010. Mr. Babe has served as the Matthews Chief Technology Officer since November 2015, and prior to that served as the Company’s Executive Vice President, Global Information Technology and Integration starting in November 2014. Mr. Babe also serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Liquid X Printed Metals, Inc., a Carnegie Mellon University spin out. From July 2012 to June 2013, Mr. Babe served as Chief Executive Officer of Orbital Engineering, Inc., a privately held engineering services company. Mr. Babe retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bayer Corporation and Bayer MaterialScience LLC in June 2012. Mr. Babe was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Bayer Corporation and Senior Bayer Representative for the United States and Canada in October 2008. Mr. Babe was responsible for the North American activities of the worldwide Bayer Group, an international health care, nutrition and high-tech materials group based in Leverkusen, Germany. In addition, he held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Bayer MaterialScience LLC, a producer of polymers and high-performance plastics in North America, from July 2004 until June 2012. Mr. Babe is considered well-qualified to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors based on his experience as a Chief Executive Officer of a multinational manufacturing company. He possesses a strong background in manufacturing and regulatory and government affairs. Mr. Babe is a member of the Finance and Special Committees. He serves on the board of the Benedum Foundation, where he is a member of the investment committee. Mr. Babe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University.
Katherine E. Dietze
Katherine E. Dietze has served on the Board of Directors of the Company since July 2008. Ms. Dietze was Global Chief Operating Officer, Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse First Boston, a financial services company, until her retirement in 2005. She had also held the position of Managing Director, Investment Banking. Prior to joining Credit Suisse First Boston, Ms. Dietze was a Managing Director for Salomon Brothers Inc., a financial services company. Ms. Dietze brings a strong background in global investment and financial matters. With her background in investment banking, Ms. Dietze provides a unique and valuable perspective on global financial markets, investments and financial transactions. Ms. Dietze received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and graduated from Columbia University with a Masters in Business Administration in Finance and Marketing. Ms. Dietze serves as Chairperson of the Finance Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee. She is also a director and chairperson of the audit committee of Cowen Group, Inc., a financial services firm. She previously served as chairperson of the audit committee and member of both the governance and compensation committees for LaBranche, LLC, a financial services firm purchased by the Cowen Group in June 2011. Ms. Dietze served as a Trustee on the Liberty Property Trust board from January, 2011 to March, 2020.
Terry L. Dunlap
Terry L. Dunlap has served on the Board of Directors since February 2015. Mr. Dunlap currently serves as the principal of Sweetwater LLC, a consulting firm with a focus on manufacturing. Mr. Dunlap served as the Interim Chief Executive Officer and President of TimkenSteel Corporation, a specialty steel producer, from October 2019 to December 2020. Prior thereto, Mr. Dunlap spent 31 years with Allegheny Technologies, where he served as Executive Vice President, Flat-Rolled Products from May 2011 until his retirement in December 2014, President, ATI Allegheny Ludlum from 2002 to 2014, and Group President, ATI Flat-Rolled Products from 2008 to May 2011. Mr. Dunlap’s experience and knowledge in the global manufacturing industry are valuable resources to the Company's Board. Mr. Dunlap received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and attended the Loyola University of Chicago MBA program. Mr. Dunlap is a member of the Compensation, Corporate Governance, and Special Committees of the Board. Mr. Dunlap serves on the board of directors of United States Steel Corporation, an American integrated steel producer. Previously, he served on the board of directors for TimkenSteel Corporation, Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation, and the Foundation for Indiana University of Pennsylvania (FIUP).
Lillian D. Etzkorn
Lillian D. Etzkorn was appointed to the Board of Directors on October 1, 2020. Ms. Etzkorn currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Covia Corporation, a position she has held since October 2021. Ms. Etzkorn previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officers for Shiloh Industries, Inc., Chief Financial Officer for CPI Card Group, and was the Vice President, Treasurer of Dana Inc. from September 2011 to January 2017. Ms. Etzkorn’s strong leadership skills and financial acumen will be important assets to Matthews. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Eastern Michigan University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Morgan K. O'Brien
Morgan K. O’Brien has served on the Board of Directors of the Company since July 2011. Mr. O’Brien served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Peoples Natural Gas Company LLC, a utility serving the southwestern Pennsylvania market, from February 2010 until March 16, 2020. Prior thereto, Mr. O’Brien served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Duquesne Light Holdings, an electric utility company serving western Pennsylvania, since 2001. He held various senior executive positions at Duquesne Light Holdings since 1991. Prior to joining Duquesne Light Holdings, Mr. O’Brien served in various management positions at PNC Bank and at major accounting firms. Having served as a Chief Executive Officer and with more than 10 years experience in that role, Mr. O’Brien brings significant leadership skills to the Board of Directors. With his experience in the areas of accounting and taxation, he also provides the Board and the Audit Committee, of which he is a member, with strong financial skills. Mr. O’Brien is also Chairman of the Compensation Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. O’Brien received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Masters degree in taxation from Robert Morris University. Mr. O’Brien serves on the board of trustees of Robert Morris University. He also serves on the boards of several civic and charitable organizations in Western Pennsylvania.
Don W. Quigley, Jr.
Don W. Quigley, Jr. has served on the Board of Directors of the Company since September 2015. Mr. Quigley is currently a Senior Advisor for the Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm. Mr. Quigley served as President of U.S. Sales of Mondelez International, Inc., a global provider of snack food and beverage products to consumers from 2012 until his retirement in March 2015. Prior thereto, he served as President, Global Consumer Sales of Kimberly-Clark Corporation from 2004 to 2012, and Vice President of Sales for PepsiCo from 1998 to 2004. Mr. Quigley’s experience and knowledge as a senior sales and marketing executive at consumer products companies is a valuable resource to the Company. Mr. Quigley is a member of the Compensation and Finance Committees. Mr. Quigley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the Kelley School at Indiana University. He currently serves on the board of directors of Gold Eagle Company, a family-owned provider of automotive fluids and additives.
David A. Schawk
David A. Schawk has served on the Board of Directors of the Company since the Company's acquisition of Schawk Inc. ("Schawk") on July 29, 2014. Effective November 1, 2019, Mr. Schawk retired from his role as Group President, SGK Brand Solutions and as an officer of the Company, which he held from July 2014. Mr. Schawk previously served as Schawk’s Chief Executive Officer since 1992, and Chief Executive Officer and President for more than five years prior thereto. He also served on the Schawk Board of Directors since 1992. Mr. Schawk is considered well-qualified to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors based on his experience as a Chief Executive Officer and director of a multinational brand development and brand management company.
Jerry R. Whitaker
Jerry R. Whitaker has served on the Board of Directors of the Company since July 2011. Mr. Whitaker was President of Electrical Sector-Americas, Eaton Corporation, a global manufacturer of highly engineered products, until his retirement in June 2011. Prior thereto, he served in various management positions at Eaton Corporation since 1994. Prior to joining Eaton Corporation, Mr. Whitaker spent 22 years with Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Mr. Whitaker’s experience and knowledge as an executive in global manufacturing industries and acquisition integration are valuable resources to the Company. Mr. Whitaker is the Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit and Executive Committees of the Company. Mr. Whitaker received a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and a Masters in Business Administration from George Washington University. He currently serves as a director on the boards of The Milliken Company, a privately-held diversified industrial company, where he is a member of the compensation committee and serves as chairman of the audit committee, and Sealed Air Corporation, a global leader in packaging, food safety and hygiene, where he serves as chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Whitaker also serves on the advisory board of the School of Engineering at Syracuse University.