Board of Directors
Kimberly A. Box was elected a director of the Company in 2018. Ms. Box is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Gatekeeper Innovation, Inc., a healthcare company that creates products to keep medications safe. She joined the company in 2016. Prior to joining Gatekeeper Innovation, Ms. Box enjoyed a successful 29-year career with Hewlett Packard (NYSE: HPQ), holding various executive positions, the most recent being Vice President Global IT Services, a position she held until 2009 when she left Hewlett Packard. Ms. Box also serves on the board of directors of American River Bank (NASDAQ: AMRB) and Applied Science, Inc. (“ASI”). With her diverse cross-industry experience, Ms. Box brings a unique perspective and valuable experience to the Board of Directors. Ms. Box holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and a minor in Computer Science from California State University, Chico. She has also completed the Executive Development Program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Smita Conjeevaram was elected a director of the Company on January 4, 2021. Ms. Conjeevaram previously served for close to 15 years as a Chief Financial Officer at various companies. She served as Deputy Chief Financial Officer-Credit Hedge Funds & Chief Financial Officer-Credit Funds for Fortress Investment Group LLC. She also served as Chief Financial Officer for Everquest Financial LLC, for Strategic Value Partners, LLC, for ESL Investments, Inc., and for Sentinel Advisors, LLC. She is a CPA with experience at Price Waterhouse as Manager, International Tax - Financial Services Group and at Ernst & Young as Senior, General Tax. An experienced independent director and audit committee member, Ms. Conjeevaram serves on the board of $15B SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSNC), a fintech company serving asset managers, insurance companies, banks, corporate treasuries, hedge funds, and government agencies among others. Ms. Conjeevaram has a B.S., Accounting and Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude, from Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana and a B.A. Economics from Ethiraj College, Madras, India.
William J. Dawson was elected a director of the Company in 1998. Mr. Dawson previously served as the Chief Financial Officer at Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADMS), a specialty pharmaceutical company from 2014 until his retirement in 2017. He also previously served as Chief Financial Officer at Catalyst Biosciences, Inc., a then privately-held biotechnology company, for two years from 2010 to 2012 and he was Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer with Cerus Corporation, a publicly held biopharmaceutical company, from August 2004 to April 2009. Prior to joining Cerus, he spent a total of 26 years in senior financial positions at companies in biotechnology, healthcare services and information technology, investment banking, energy and transportation, where he was responsible for strategic, business and financial planning, SEC reporting, investor relations, and numerous equity, debt and structured financings, mergers and acquisitions, and advisory assignments. As an investment banker, Mr. Dawson assisted in three public equity offerings for McGrath RentCorp, beginning with its initial public offering in 1984. He also serves on the board of directors of Wellington Trust Company, a private institutional investment management company and subsidiary of Wellington Management Company, LLP. With his wealth of experience in financial and strategic transactions, as well as his experiences as Chief Financial Officer of publicly traded companies, Mr. Dawson provides significant value to the Board of Directors. Mr. Dawson received an A.B. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Elizabeth A. Fetter was elected a director of the Company in 2014. Ms. Fetter also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Fox Factory Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: FOXX), the world’s leader in suspension and auxiliary products for recreational vehicles since June 2017 and Talend (NASDAQ: TLND), a global leader in cloud data integration and data integrity since January 2020. Ms. Fetter previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Symmetricom, Inc., a provider of timekeeping technologies, instruments, and solutions, from 2000 to 2013 and was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Symmetricom in April 2013. She served in these capacities until Symmetricom’s acquisition by Microsemi Corporation in November 2013. Ms. Fetter also previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of NxGen Modular LLC, a provider of modular buildings and assemblies from 2011 to 2012. In 2007, Ms. Fetter was President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Jacent Technologies, a privately held supplier of on-demand ordering solutions for the restaurant industry. Ms. Fetter has additionally previously served as a Division CFO and taught Finance and Accounting at the Graduate level. Ms. Fetter also served on the boards of Quantum Corporation, a data storage company, from 2005 to 2013 and Ikanos Corporation, a provider of broadband solutions, from 2008 to 2009. She previously held the position of Chair of the Board of Trustees of Alliant International University, Inc., a private-equity funded university, where she served as a trustee from 2004 to 2013 and as a member of the Board of Directors from 2015 to 2017. With over 20 years of public and private company board service and past CEO experience at multiple firms, she is a valuable complement to the Board of Directors. Ms. Fetter holds a B.A., Communications from Penn State University, an M.S., Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper & Heinz Schools) and an Advanced Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors, a public company director education and credentialing organization.
Joseph F. Hanna was appointed President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company in February 2017 after serving 14 years in positions of progressive responsibility. Mr. Hanna served as the Chief Operating Officer from 2007 to 2017. From 2005 to 2007, he served as Senior Vice President of Operations, and he joined the Company in 2003 as Vice President of Operations. Mr. Hanna has been instrumental in developing and driving the strategic product and geographic expansion of the Company’s varied rental businesses throughout his tenure. He is well qualified to serve as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors as a result of his deep institutional knowledge of the Company, its products, services, strategies and customers. Previously Mr. Hanna held various sales and operational leadership positions at SMC Corporation of America (a subsidiary of SMC Corporation, Tokyo, Japan). His prior experience also includes serving as an officer in the United States Army. Mr. Hanna received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
Bradley M. Shuster was elected a director of the Company in 2017. In February 2020, he was appointed by the Board to serve as its Vice-Chairman to be effective as of the 2020 Annual Meeting. Mr. Shuster has served as Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of NMI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NMIH) since January 2019. Mr. Shuster founded National MI and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company from 2012 to 2018. Prior to founding National MI, Mr. Shuster was a senior executive of The PMI Group, Inc. (NYSE: PMI), where he served as Chief Executive Officer of PMI Capital Corporation. Before joining PMI in 1995, Mr. Shuster was a partner at Deloitte LLP, where he served as partner-in-charge of Deloitte’s Northern California Insurance and Mortgage Banking practices. He also serves as an independent director of Luther Burbank Corporation (NASDAQ: LBC). With his extensive experience in the financial sector, as well as his experiences as Executive Chairman and as a senior executive of various publicly traded companies, Mr. Shuster provides significant value to the Board of Directors. He holds a B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Mr. Shuster has received both CPA and CFA certifications.
M. Richard Smith was elected a director of the Company in 2010. Mr. Smith also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Aegion Corporation (NASDAQ: AEGN) (formerly Insituform Technologies, Inc.), a global provider of pipeline infrastructure protection services and technologies, since 2009. He also served as a director of Sithe Global Power, LLC, an international power development company, from 2008 to 2016. Mr. Smith served as Senior Vice President of Bechtel Group, Inc. and President of its fossil power business unit, where he managed Bechtel’s global fossil power engineering and construction activities, until 2007. This position culminated a 26-year career with Bechtel. During that tenure, he also served as Chief Executive Officer of Intergen, a joint venture between Shell and Bechtel, from 2004 to 2005. From 1992 to 2000, Mr. Smith was at a PG&E joint venture and at PG&E Corporation where he was responsible for all corporate development activities. With his extensive experience serving as a board member and in executive management roles for a number of public companies, Mr. Smith brings to the Board of Directors a valuable perspective on issues facing public companies as well as considerable guidance on corporate development, business operations, and the energy industry. Mr. Smith received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Auburn University, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University and an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University.
Dennis P. Stradford was elected a director of the Company in 2002. Mr. Stradford previously served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nomis Solutions, Inc., a provider of price optimization solutions to the financial services industry from 2004 to 2010. He served as Nomis Solutions’ Chief Executive Officer until July 2009 and Chairman until February 2010. Mr. Stradford was also the Chief Executive Officer of CascadeWorks, Inc., a provider of e-procurement software to Fortune 1000 companies, from 2000 to 2003. From 1998 to 2000, he was Chief Executive Officer of SupplyBase, Inc. a provider of web-based supply-chain management software and services. From 1985 to 1997, Mr. Stradford was with Flextronics International, Ltd., a publicly-traded company, and served as its Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. He previously held executive and sales positions with Zehntel, Inc. and International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM). With his wealth of experience in senior management, Mr. Stradford brings to the Board of Directors considerable expertise on strategic, operational, and sales and marketing issues. Mr. Stradford holds a B.A. from San Jose State University and an M.A., M. Div. from St. Patrick’s University.
Ronald H. Zech was elected a director of the Company in 1989 and elected to the position of non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors in June 2009. He retired in 2005 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GATX Corporation (NYSE: GATX), a leading provider of lease financing and related services to customers operating rail, marine, and other targeted assets. Mr. Zech was elected Chairman of GATX Corporation in April 1996, Chief Executive Officer in January 1996, and President in July 1994. Prior to that time, he had served both as President and Chief Financial Officer of GATX Capital Corporation and as an officer with a major international bank. He also served on the board of The PMI Group, a former provider of mortgage insurance, from 1998 to 2013. His experiences in these senior management and financial roles have included a wide range of activities associated with the management of a public company. Accordingly, he brings to the Board of Directors a valued perspective on many issues faced by the Company. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Valparaiso University and an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin.
Our Board of Directors is also committed to adding new directors to infuse new ideas and fresh perspectives in the boardroom. As part of our board’s succession planning, the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and our Board of Directors regularly review the composition of the Board of Directors and assess the balance of knowledge, experience, skills, expertise, tenure, and diversity that is appropriate for the Board of Directors and the Company. Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will continue to prioritize diversity of background, as well as diversity from underrepresented communities in future Board searches. Currently, three Board of Director members are women; additionally, two of our Board of Director members are diverse representatives from under-represented communities (as those communities are defined pursuant to California AB 979, which defines under-represented community members as an “individual who self-identifies as Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Alaska Native, or who self-identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.”)