Gerald Colella, Chair


Gerald Colella was appointed Independent Director of the Company in November 2021 and was elected Chair of the Board in March 2023. He also served on the Compensation Committee and the Governance and Nomination Committee from November 2021 to March 2023. His deep industrial technology experience, combined with his track record of expanding into new geographies and markets while delivering sustainable and profitable growth, makes him integral to the future of Columbus McKinnon.

Mr. Colella also serves as the Chairman of the Board for MKS Instruments (Nasdaq: MKSI), a global provider of instruments, systems, subsystems, and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power and control critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Advisors for the University of Lowell’s Manning School of Business. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors for GCP Applied Technologies.

In 2020, Mr. Colella retired as President and CEO of MKS after spending 36 years advancing through progressively challenging positions. His experience spans from Vice President of Worldwide Operations to Chief Business Officer and later Chief Operating Officer. During this time, he oversaw all aspects of the business, preparing him for his successful tenure as President and CEO.

Mr. Colella holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and teaching from the University of Lowell and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. He also holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Massachusetts.

David J. Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer


David J. Wilson joined Columbus McKinnon Corporation on June 1, 2020, as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Columbus McKinnon, Mr. Wilson served as President of Flowserve Corporation’s Pumps Division from 2018 to 2020. He joined Flowserve in 2017 as the President of Flowserve’s Industrial Products Division. Prior to Flowserve, Mr. Wilson was President of the Industrial segment of SPX FLOW, Inc. He was with SPX Corporation, and subsequently SPX FLOW, between 1998 and 2017 progressing through a series of promotions that included the leadership of several global operating businesses and six years in Asia serving as the President of Asia Pacific. Mr. Wilson also led several successful corporate development initiatives while serving as Vice President of Business Development for multiple businesses. Before joining SPX, he held operating and engineering leadership positions at Polaroid Corporation.

In addition to serving as a Director on the Columbus McKinnon Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCO) Board, Mr. Wilson serves on the Board of Directors of Modine Manufacturing Company (NYSE: MOD) and the National Association of Manufacturers. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Manufacturers Alliance. Mr. Wilson previously served on the Hydraulic Institute Board of Directors and the Maine College of Art (MECA) Board of Trustees. Mr. Wilson is a recipient of Shanghai, China’s prestigious Silver (2011) and Gold (2013) Magnolia Awards and served as an Officer and Executive Committee Member of the Pan Asia Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization.

Mr. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts and studied for a master’s degree in business administration at the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Mr. Wilson also completed graduate-level coursework at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, and at the University of Lausanne/IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Chad Abraham


Chad R. Abraham was appointed an Independent Director of the Company in November 2021. He serves on the Audit Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee. Mr. Abraham’s deep understanding of the industrial landscape, experience as CEO, and track record of fostering transformation and growth are invaluable to Columbus McKinnon and significant additions to our Board.

Mr. Abraham is currently Chairman and CEO of Piper Sandler (NYSE: PIPR), a leading investment bank and financial services company. He has served as the Chairman of Piper Sandler’s Board since he became CEO in 2018. Mr. Abraham also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Nature Conservancy’s Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota chapter and the Board of Trustees of The Blake School.

Mr. Abraham joined Piper Sandler in 1991 as an investment banking analyst in the technology sector. Following that role, he initiated and grew Piper Sandler’s presence in Menlo Park, CA, and later advanced to the head of capital markets. In 2010, he was promoted to Global Co-Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets before he was appointed Chair and CEO in 2018.

Mr. Abraham holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Northwestern University.

Aziz S. Aghili


Aziz S. Aghili was appointed an Independent Director of the Company in May 2018. He serves on the Audit Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee. Aziz’s significant global market experience in motion and electronic drive products, as well as his operational excellence, are invaluable to Columbus McKinnon’s pivot to intelligent motion technologies.

Mr. Aghili is the Executive Vice President of Dana and president of Dana’s two Heavy Vehicle business units – Off-Highway Drive and Motion Systems and Commercial Vehicle Drive and Motion Systems. Dana (NYSE: DAN) is a worldwide supplier of drivetrain, sealing, and thermal-management technologies for vehicle manufacturers. Mr. Aghili also serves on the Board of Directors of Graphic Packaging Holding Company, a leading provider of sustainable paper-based packaging solutions.

Mr. Aghili joined Dana in 2009 as President of Dana Europe and was named President of Dana Asia-Pacific in 2010. Prior to joining Dana, Mr. Aghili held various leadership roles over his 20-year tenure with ArvinMeritor, where he most recently served as Vice President and General Manager of Body Systems. While at ArvinMeritor, he held strategic leadership positions worldwide, including Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific and Vice President of Global Procurement, Commercial Marketing, and Business Development - Asia Pacific. Before joining ArvinMeritor, he worked for Nissan Motor Company and General Electric Plastics.

Mr. Aghili holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Teesside Polytechnic University in the United Kingdom. He also holds graduate diplomas in business administration from the University of New South Wales and international management and business administration from the INSEAD Business School in France. He currently resides in Europe.

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn


Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn was appointed an Independent Director of the Company in March 2020. She serves on the Compensation and Succession Committee and Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee. Ms. Beliveau-Dunn brings immense value to Columbus McKinnon from 30 years of experience as a Transformational executive and business leader, in technology and industrial automation. She brings extensive experience building and running large global businesses, in infrastructure, cybersecurity, AI, SaaS and cloud. She led market leading product and services businesses and ranmarketing, business operations, and employee and leadership development. She has experience in the acquisition and integration of notable companies and worked extensively with the investor community.

Ms. Beliveau-Dunn is currently the Chief Executive Officer and President of Claridad LLC, a software and services company in service dispatching and IoT logistics. Ms. Beliveau-Dunn also sits on the board for Edison International (NYSE: EIX), a generator and distributor of electric power; and Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leader in the development of innovative water solutions through smart technology. She has advised several tech start-ups in AI, logistics intelligence, green tech and peer-to-peer, distributed platforms, and is involved in the cutting edge of ESG and industrial tech. She is the Founder of the IoT Talent Consortium, a non-profit bringing together the leading IoT companies and top workforce educators to accelerate digital transformation, and has been a National Association of Corporate Directors (NCAD) fellow since March 2019.

Before her position with Claridad LLC, Ms. Beliveau-Dunn was the Vice President and General Manager of Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), a global developer, manufacturer, and seller of networking hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, security and other high-technology services and products. During her tenure with Cisco, she held several leadership positions including VP and General Manager of Cisco’s most profitable business, Product Marketing, Global channels and sales. She was also the founder and leader of the Internet Business Solutions Group, Prior to Cisco, Ms. Beliveau-Dunn ran business operations at Micronics Computers and the secure systems product lines for Wang Laboratories.

Ms. Beliveau-Dunn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing, business law, and computer science from the University of Massachusetts. She also completed the Executive MBA program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Executive Leadership Program at the Harvard Business School. She is highly recognized by several organizations for her governance leadership, including Women Inc. as one of the Most Influential Corporate Directors in 2018 and Silicon Valley Business Journal as a Women of Influence in 2015. She is also engages regularly in Stanford’s Governance program for public company directors.

Michael Dastoor


Michael Dastoor was appointed a Director of the Company in May 2021. He serves on the Audit Committee and Compensation and Succession Committee. His financial executive leadership skills and strategic insights add a valuable perspective to the Board of Directors.

Mr. Dastoor is the Executive Vice President and CFO of Jabil Incorporated (NYSE: JBL), a global manufacturing services company. In 2000, he joined Jabil as a regional controller in the Asia Pacific region and served as the Vice President and then as the Senior Vice President and Controller from 2004 through 2018, when he was named CFO.

Prior to joining Jabil, Mr. Dastoor worked for seven years as Regional Chief Financial Officer at Inchape plc (LSE: INCH), a British multinational automotive distribution, retail, and services company, leading the finance teams along with business process re-engineering and M&A for the Eastern Mediterranean and Southeast Asia regions.

He holds degrees in finance and accounting from the University of Mumbai (formerly the University of Bombay) and is a chartered accountant through the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, where he spent six years in auditing covering the United Kingdom and Europe.

Richard H. Fleming


Richard H. Fleming was appointed a Director of the Company in March 1999 and served as Chair of the Board from July 2018 to March 2023. He also served as Columbus McKinnon’s interim Chief Executive Officer from January 10, 2020 until June 1, 2020, when Mr. Wilson was hired as Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Fleming was the Chief Financial Officer of USG Corporation (previously NYSE:USG acquired in 2019 by Gebr. Knauf KG “Knauf”) for approximately 18 years and was its Executive Vice President and CFO from 1999 until his retirement in 2012. USG is a manufacturer of high-performance building systems for the construction and remodeling industries. Prior to joining USG, Mr. Fleming was employed by Masonite Corporation, which was acquired by USG in 1984. During his 39-year career with Masonite and USG, Mr. Fleming held various operating and finance positions. Mr. Fleming is recently retired from the Board of Directors of Boise Cascade Company (NYSE:BCC) and OE Holdings, LLC, a private company. In addition, he is a director and former Chairman of UCAN, a Chicago youth services not-for-profit agency.

In addition to his work with USG Corporation, he was Chairman of The Metropolitan Club of Chicago, Inc.; Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & VP-Planning of Masonite Corporation.; and Chairman of the Child Welfare League of America.

Mr. Fleming holds an undergraduate degree from the University of the Pacific and a master’s degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Heath A. Mitts


Heath Mitts was appointed a Director of the Company in May 2015. He serves as the Committee Chair for the Audit Committee and serves on the Compensation and Succession Committee. Mr. Mitts is a financial expert on our Board and brings Columbus McKinnon a wealth of indispensable experience developing and implementing financial strategy, direction, and compliance initiatives.

Mr. Mitts is a Director and the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL). TE Connectivity is a global designer and manufacturer of connectors and sensors for industries, such as automotive, industrial equipment, data communication systems, aerospace, defense, medical, oil and gas, consumer electronics, and energy.

Mr. Mitts joined TE Connectivity in 2016. Before this, he held the positions of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IDEX Corporation (NYSE: IEX), a global leader known for expertise in highly engineered fluidics systems and components for high-growth specialized markets. Mr. Mitts also held various senior financial management roles in North America and Singapore with PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global company serving the healthcare industry in diagnostics, life science research, food, and environmental and industrial testing. He also held various management roles, including Director of Finance at Honeywell International Inc. (NASDAQ: HON).

Mr. Mitts holds bachelor’s degrees in finance and political science from Southern Methodist University and an MBA in finance from Pennsylvania State University.

Kathryn V. Roedel


Kathryn V. Roedel was appointed a Director of the Company in October 2017. She serves as the Chair for the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee and as an independent member of the Compensation and Succession Committee and Audit Committee. Ms. Roedel serves as a Board Director at Generac, Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNRC) and is on the Board of Directors for The Jones Family of Companies, a private manufacturer.

Ms. Roedel brings a wealth of transformational leadership experience across ‘B2B’ and ‘B2C’ sophisticated technology products and services, and consumer/retail businesses. Ms. Roedel was the EVP, Chief Services and Fulfillment Officer at Sleep Number Corporation (NASDAQ: SCSS), a direct-to-consumer, vertically integrated mattress retailer and manufacturer until her retirement in 2016. During her tenure at Sleep Number, Ms. Roedel held various leadership positions including EVP, Products and Services and SVP, Global Supply Chain Officer where she led the company’s supply chain, product management, customer and home delivery services, continuous improvement and customer experience organizations. Ms. Roedel served on the Executive Board of the International Sleep Products Association as Vice Chair and Chair from 2013 to 2015. Prior to her tenure at Sleep Number, Ms. Roedel held VP and General Management operating roles at General Electric, spanning 33 years in ‘B2B’ businesses including GE Healthcare and GE Information Services. Ms. Roedel serves as Executive Co-Chair for the MN Chapter of Women Corporate Directors.

Ms. Roedel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University

Rebecca Yeung


Rebecca Yeung was appointed an Independent Director in January 2023. She serves on the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee. Her industrial technology skills and strategic insights will add valuable perspective to our Board. She brings a wealth of experience in AI-enabled robotics, warehouse and supply chain automation, and data-centered logistics solutions to Columbus McKinnon.

Ms. Yeung is Corporate Vice President, Operations Science and Advanced Technology, for FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX), global logistics company that provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. She joined FedEx in 1998 and served in various marketing, innovation, and technology roles including Principal, Corporate Strategy; Staff Director, Service Experience & Operations Technology; and VP, Advanced Technology & Innovation prior to her current role. Prior to joining FedEx, she was a Management Consultant at the China-Britain Consulting Group in Shanghai, China.

Ms. Yeung is a graduate of Fudan University, Shanghai, China, and has an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland.