John D. Turner
John D. Turner has served as a director of the Company since 1999. Mr. Turner retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Copperweld Corporation, a manufacturer of tubular and bimetallic wire products in 2003, where he had served as Chief Executive Officer since 1988. Mr. Turner's experience, knowledge and expertise as an executive in the metal manufacturing industry are valuable resources to the Company. During his tenure as a director, Mr. Turner has also served or participated on each of the Committees of the Board, providing him with the experience and perspective of the Board's decision-making process in all areas of the Company's operations. Mr. Turner also has experience as a director for several large public companies. Mr. Turner serves as Chairman of the Executive Committee. Mr. Turner received a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Colgate University. He currently also serves on the Board of Directors of Allegheny Technologies Incorporated, a position he has held since February 2004, and is the chairman of the Technology Committee of that Board.
Joseph C. Bartolacci
President & Chief Executive Officer
Joe joined Matthews International Corporation in 1997 as general counsel. Two years later, he became President of Caggiati, the Company's wholly owned bronze subsidiary in Parma, Italy. While in Europe, he acquired and managed nine businesses to create the largest packaging graphics group in Europe.
Joe returned from Europe in 2004 to assume the role of president of the Company's casket operations. In 2005, he was appointed to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of Matthews, and was also elected to the Board of Directors. One year later, Joe was named President and Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to joining Matthews International, Joe was Vice President and General Counsel for Thrift Drug, Inc. He was also an associate attorney at Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, focusing on the corporate and taxation area with experience in litigation, real estate and estate planning. Joe began his career at Touche Ross & Co. as a senior auditor where he gained practical business, tax and auditing experience in manufacturing, banking, retail and advertising.
Joe serves as the chairman of the finance committee at St. Vincent College and is a member of the Federated Investors, Inc. Board of Directors.
Joe earned his BA in accounting at St. Vincent College and received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Gregory S. Babe
Chief Technology Officer
Greg provides leadership and strategic oversight for global technology, business-process and technology-enabled growth strategies, innovation functions and enterprise initiatives. He also provides executive leadership to the Saueressig Group which encompasses the Packaging, Surfaces and Engineering divisions under SGK.
Greg was recently named as an inaugural member of the newly formed Office of the President and CEO.
In addition to his roles at Matthews, Greg serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of start-up Liquid X Printed Metals, Inc., a Carnegie Mellon University spin out.
Previously, Greg was the Chief Executive Officer of Orbital Engineering, Inc., a privately held engineering services company. He also retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bayer Corporation and Bayer MaterialScience LLC after a 30+ year career.
Greg serves on the Board of Trustees and is a member of the Investment Committee of the Benedum Foundation.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2012.
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 Master's 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 and a member of the Governance Committee of Cowen Group, Inc., a financial services firm. She previously served as Chairperson of the Audit Committee and as a member of both the Governance and Compensation Committees for LaBranche, LLC, a financial services firm purchased by the Cowen Group in June 2011. In January 2011, Ms. Dietze was elected to the Board of Trustees of Liberty Property Trust, a real estate investment trust, where she currently is a member of the Audit and Chairperson of the Governance Committees.
Terry L. Dunlap
Terry L. Dunlap has served on the Board of Directors since February 2015. Mr. Dunlap is serving as the Interim Chief Executive Officer and President of TimkenSteel Corporation, a specialty steel producer. He is also the principal of Sweetwater LLC, a consulting firm with a focus on manufacturing and technology. 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 Audit, Corporate Governance and Special Committees of the Board. Mr. Dunlap serves on the board of directors of TimkenSteel Corporation and Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation, a global producer of forged and cast engineered products. He also serves as the President of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Foundation Board.
Lillian Etzkorn joined the Board of Directors for the Company in October 2020. She is the senior vice president and chief financial officer for Shiloh Industries, a leading global provider of innovative lightweighting technologies and NVH solutions that provide environmental and safety benefits to the mobility market.
Ms. Etzkorn has nearly 30 years of automotive and financial management experience with a proven record of implementing sound financial strategies and resolving complex business issues. She previously held the CFO position at CPI Card Group as well as senior financial roles at both Ford Motor Company and Dana Incorporated.
Ms. Etzkorn holds an MBA in finance from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Eastern Michigan University. She serves on the Audit Committee for the Board.
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 ("Wabtec"), 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 of MSA Safety, Inc., a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, since 2012, and serves on the Audit, Legal and Finance Committees of that Board. He also serves as a member of 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 is a board member of the William and Mary Law School foundation and Senator John Heinz History Center, where he serves as its Treasurer. 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.
Morgan K. O'Brien
Morgan K. O'Brien has served on the Board of Directors of the Company since July 2011. Mr. O'Brien has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Peoples Natural Gas Company LLC, a utility serving the southwestern Pennsylvania market, since February 2010. 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. As a current Chief Executive Officer with more than 10 years of 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 Master's degree in taxation from Robert Morris University. Mr. O'Brien serves on the Board of Directors of Peoples Natural Gas Company LLC, HFF, Inc. and 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 joined his family's business in the late 1970s where he immersed himself in all aspects of its operations and managed the operations of one of the Company's plants under the watchful eye of his entrepreneurial father.
Fifteen years later, David's responsibilities had grown to overseeing more than 15 of the Company's plants. In 1993, he was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Schawk, Inc.
Under David's leadership, the Company grew into a global provider of brand development and brand deployment services to many of the world's biggest companies and brands. In 2012, David relinquished the role of President to focus on serving the Company as Chief Executive Officer. The Company was acquired by Matthews in 2014, becoming the largest acquisition in Matthews history. SGK, now the largest division within Matthews International, continues to earn the respect and trust of these organizations every day.
Today, David serves as a Director on the Company’s Board of Directors. He also has served in leadership capacities on the Boards of both national industry associations and global non-profit organizations.
Jerry R. Whitaker
Jerry R. Whitaker has served on the Board of Directors of Matthews International 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. Before 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 Matthews International. Mr. Whitaker is the Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Finance and Executive Committees.
Mr. Whitaker received a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and a Master’s in Business Administration from George Washington University.
He currently serves as a director on the boards of Crescent Electric Company, an independent distributor of electrical hardware and supplies, where he is a member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee, 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. He is also on the advisory board for Universal Electric Company, a manufacturer of customizable power distribution systems. Mr. Whitaker also serves on the Advisory Board of the School of Engineering at Syracuse University.