Leggett & Platt, Incorporated
Board of Directors
Independent Directors
Robert E. Brunner
R. Ted Enloe, III
Manuel A. Fernandez
Joseph W. McClanathan
Judy C. Odom
Phoebe A. Wood
Srikanth Padmanabhan
Management Directors
Matthew C. Flanigan Karl G. Glassman
Robert E. Brunner Independent Director since 2009
Committees:
Audit
Compensation
Age: 60
Professional Experience: Mr. Brunner was the Executive Vice President of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), a Fortune 250 global, multi-industrial manufacturer of advanced industrial technology, from 2006 until his retirement in 2012. He previously served ITW as President–Global Auto beginning in 2005 and President–North American Auto from 2003. Education: Mr. Brunner holds a degree in finance from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Baldwin-Wallace University. Public Company Boards: Mr. Brunner currently serves as the non-executive chair of NN, Inc., a global manufacturer of precision bearings and plastic, rubber and metal components, and as a director of Lindsay Corporation, a global manufacturer of irrigation equipment and road safety products. Director Qualifications: Mr. Brunner's experience and leadership with ITW, a diversified manufacturer with a global footprint, provides valuable insight to our Board on strategy, business development, mergers and acquisitions, operations, and international issues.
R. Ted Enloe, III Independent Director since 1969
Board Chair since 2016
Committees:
Audit
Compensation
Nominating & Corporate Governance
Age: 79
Professional Experience: Mr. Enloe has been Managing General Partner of Balquita Partners, Ltd., a family securities and real estate investment partnership, since 1996. His former positions include Vice Chairman of the Board and member of the Office of the Chief Executive for Compaq Computer Corporation and President of Lomas Financial Corporation and Liberte Investors. Education: Mr. Enloe holds a degree in petroleum engineering from Louisiana Polytechnic University and a law degree from Southern Methodist University. Public Company Boards: Mr. Enloe currently serves as a director of Live Nation, Inc., a venue operator, promoter and producer of live entertainment events, and he was previously a director of Silicon Laboratories Inc., a designer of mixed-signal integrated circuits. Director Qualifications: Mr. Enloe’s professional background and experience, previously held senior-executive level positions, financial expertise and service on other company boards, qualifies him to serve as a member of our Board of Directors. Further, his wide-ranging experience combined with his intimate knowledge of the Company from over 40 years on the Board provides an exceptional mix of familiarity and objectivity.
Manuel A. Fernandez Independent Director since 2014
Committees:
Compensation
Nominating & Corporate Governance
Age: 71
Professional Experience: Mr. Fernandez co-founded SI Ventures, a venture capital firm focusing on IT and communications infrastructure, and has served as the managing director since 2000. Previously, he served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Gartner, Inc., a research and advisory company, from 1989 to 2000. Prior to Gartner, Mr. Fernandez was President and CEO of three technology-driven companies, including Dataquest, an information services company, Gavilan Computer Corporation, a laptop computer manufacturer, and Zilog Incorporated, a semiconductor manufacturer. Mr. Fernandez was the Executive Chairman of Sysco Corporation, a marketer and distributor of foodservice products, from 2012 until his retirement in 2013, having previously served as Non-executive Chairman since 2009 and as a director since 2006. Education: Mr. Fernandez holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida and completed post-graduate work in solid-state engineering at the University of Florida. Public Company Boards: Mr. Fernandez currently serves as lead independent director of Brunswick Corporation, a market leader in the marine, fitness, and billiards industries, and as a director of Performance Food Group Company, a foodservice products distributor. He was previously a director of Flowers Foods, Inc., a national producer and marketer of packaged bakery foods, Tibco, a global leader in infrastructure and business intelligence software, and Time, Inc., a global media company. Director Qualifications: Mr. Fernandez's venture capital experience, leadership of several technology companies as CEO and service on a number of public company boards offers Leggett outstanding insight into corporate strategy and development, information technology, international growth, and corporate governance.
Matthew C. Flanigan Management Director since 2010
Committees:
None
Age: 56
Professional Experience: Mr. Flanigan was appointed Executive Vice President of the Company in 2013 and has served as Chief Financial Officer since 2003. He previously served the Company as Senior Vice President from 2005 to 2013, Vice President from 2003 to 2005, Vice President and President of the Office Furniture Components Group from 1999 to 2003, and in various capacities since 1997. Education: Mr. Flanigan holds a degree in finance and business administration from the University of Missouri. Public Company Boards: Mr. Flanigan serves as the lead director of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of information processing systems for small-to-medium-sized financial institutions. Director Qualifications: As the Company’s CFO, Mr. Flanigan adds valuable knowledge of the Company’s finance, risk and compliance functions to the Board. In addition, his prior experience as one of the Company’s group presidents provides valuable operations insight.
Karl G. Glassman Management Director since 2002
Committees:
None
Age: 59
Professional Experience: Mr. Glassman was appointed the Company's Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2016 and continues to serve as President since his appointment in 2013. He previously served the Company as Executive Vice President from 2002 to 2013, Chief Operating Officer from 2006 to 2015, President of the Residential Furnishings Segment from 1999 to 2006, Senior Vice President from 1999 to 2002, and in various capacities since 1982. Education: Mr. Glassman holds a degree in business management and finance from California State University–Long Beach. Public Company Boards: Mr. Glassman previously served as a director of Remy International, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of alternators, starter motors and electric traction motors. Director Qualifications: As the Company's CEO, Mr. Glassman provides comprehensive insight to the Board from strategic planning to implementation at all levels of the Company around the world, as well as the Company's relationships with investors, the finance community and other key stakeholders. Mr. Glassman also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers.
Joseph W. McClanathan Independent Director since 2005
Committees:
Audit
Compensation
Nominating & Corporate Governance, Chair
Age: 65
Professional Experience: Mr. McClanathan served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Household Products Division of Energizer Holdings, Inc., a manufacturer of portable power solutions, from 2007 through his retirement in 2012. Previously, he served Energizer as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Energizer Battery Division from 2004 to 2007, as President–North America from 2002 to 2004, and as Vice President–North America from 2000 to 2002. Education: Mr. McClanathan holds a degree in management from Arizona State University. Director Qualifications: Through his leadership experience at Energizer and as a former director of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, Mr. McClanathan offers an exceptional perspective to the Board on manufacturing operations, marketing and development of international capabilities.
Judy C. Odom Independent Director since 2002
Committees:
Audit, Chair
Compensation
Nominating & Corporate Governance
Age: 65
Professional Experience: Until her retirement in 2002, Ms. Odom was Chief Executive Officer and Board Chair at Software Spectrum, Inc., a global business to business software services company, which she co-founded in 1983. Prior to founding Software Spectrum, she was a partner with the international accounting firm, Grant Thornton. Education: Ms. Odom is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and holds a degree in business administration from Texas Tech University. Public Company Boards: Ms. Odom is a director of Harte-Hanks, a direct marketing service company, and Sabre, Inc., which provides technology solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. Director Qualifications: Ms. Odom’s director experience with several companies offers a broad leadership perspective on strategic and operating issues. Her experience co-founding Software Spectrum and growing it to a global Fortune 1000 enterprise before selling it to another public company provides the insight of a long-serving CEO with international operating experience.
Srikanth Padmanabhan Independent Director since 2018
Committees:
Audit
Age: 54
Professional Experience: Mr. Padmanabhan has served Cummins Inc., a global manufacturer of engines and power solutions, as a Vice President since 2008 and President of its Engine Business segment since 2016. Previously, he served Cummins as Vice President – Engine Business from 2014 to 2016, Vice President and General Manager of Cummins Emission Solutions from 2008 to 2014, and in various other capacities since 1991. Education: Mr. Padmanabhan holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Trichy, India, a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University, and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Director Qualifications: Through his 27 years at Cummins in a variety of leadership roles, Mr. Padmanabhan brings extensive experience in managing operations, technology and innovation across a multi-billion dollar global business. He has lived and worked in India, the United States, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.
Phoebe A. Wood Independent Director since 2005
Committees:
Audit
Compensation, Chair
Age: 63
Professional Experience: Ms. Wood has been a principal in CompaniesWood, a consulting firm specializing in early stage investments, since her 2008 retirement as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Brown-Forman Corporation, a diversified consumer products manufacturer, where she had served since 2001. Ms. Wood previously held various positions at Atlantic Richfield Company, an oil and gas company, from 1976 to 2000. Education: Ms. Wood holds a degree in psychology from Smith College and an MBA from UCLA. Public Company Boards: Ms. Wood is a director of Invesco, Ltd., an independent global investment manager, Pioneer Natural Resources, an independent oil and gas company, and PPL Corporation, a utility and energy services company. She previously served as a director of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., a major bottler and distributor of Coca-Cola products. Director Qualifications: From her career in business and various directorships, Ms. Wood provides the Board with a wealth of understanding of the strategic, financial, and accounting issues the Board faces in its oversight role.