Leggett & Platt, Incorporated
Board of Directors
Independent Directors
Mark A. Blinn
Robert E. Brunner
Mary Campbell
Manuel A. Fernandez
Joseph W. McClanathan
Judy C. Odom
Srikanth Padmanabhan
Jai Shah
Phoebe A. Wood
Management Directors
J. Mitchell Dolloff Karl G. Glassman
Mark A. Blinn Independent Director since 2019
Committees:
Audit
Professional Experience: Mr. Blinn was President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of fluid motion and control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, from 2009 until his retirement in 2017. He previously served Flowserve as Chief Financial Officer from 2004 to 2009 and in the additional role of Head of Latin America from 2007 to 2009. Prior to Flowserve, Mr. Blinn's positions included Chief Financial Officer of FedEx Kinko's Office and Print Services Inc. and Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Centex Corporation. Education: Mr. Blinn holds a bachelor's degree, a law degree, and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. Public Company Boards: Mr. Blinn currently serves as a director of Texas Instruments, Incorporated, a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company, Kraton Corporation, a leading global producer of polymers for a wide range of applications, and Emerson Electric Co., a global technology and engineering company for industrial, commercial and residential markets. Director Qualifications: As the former CEO and CFO of Flowserve, Mr. Blinn has exceptional leadership experience in operations and finance, as well as strategic planning and risk management. His board service at other global, public companies provides additional perspective on current finance, oversight, and governance matters.
Robert E. Brunner Independent Director since 2009
Committees:
Compensation, Chair
Nomintating & Corporate Governance
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.
Mary Campbell Independent Director since 2019
Committees:
Audit
Professional Experience: Ms. Campbell was appointed Chief Merchandising Officer of Qurate Retail Group and Chief Commerce Officer of QVC US, in 2018. Qurate Retail Group is comprised of eight leading retail brands including QVC, HSN and Zulily and is a leader in video commerce, a top-10 ecommerce retailer, and a leader in mobile and social commerce. During her more than 20 years with the company, Ms. Campbell has held various leadership positions across the Merchandising, Planning and Commerce Platforms functions. Most recently, and prior to her current position, she served Qurate Retail Group as Chief Merchandising and Interactive Officer in 2018 and as Chief Interactive Experience Officer from 2017 to 2018. She also served as Executive Vice President, Commerce Platforms for QVC from 2014 to 2017. Education: Ms. Campbell holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Central Connecticut State University. Director Qualifications: Through her positions at Qurate Retail Group and QVC, Ms. Campbell has extensive knowledge in consumer driven product innovation, marketing and brand building, and traditional and new media platforms, and leading teams for long term growth and evolution.
J. Mitchell Dolloff Management Director since 2020
Committees:
None
Professional Experience: Mr. Dolloff was appointed the Company's President and Chief Operating Officer, President – Bedding Products effective January 1, 2020. He has served the Company as Executive Vice President – Chief Operating Officer since January 1, 2019; President – Specialized Products & Furniture Products from 2017 to 2019; Senior Vice President and President of Specialized Products from 2016 to 2017; Vice President and President of the Automotive Group from 2014 to 2015; President of Automotive Asia from 2011 to 2013; Vice President of Specialized Products from 2009 to 2013; and in various other capacities for the Company since 2000. Education: Mr. Dolloff holds a degree in economics from Westminster College (Fulton, Missouri), as well as a law degree and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. Director Qualifications: As the Company's President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Dolloff provides in-depth global operational knowledge to the Board and will complement the Board's oversight and strategy roles as those plans are implemented throughout the Company.
Manuel A. Fernandez Independent Director since 2014
Committees:
Compensation
Nominating & Corporate Governance
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 the non-executive chairman of Brunswick Corporation, a market leader in the marine industry, and as the lead independent director of Performance Food Group Company, a foodservice products distributor. He was previously a director of 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.
Karl G. Glassman Management Director since 2002
Chairman since 2020
Committees:
None
Professional Experience: Mr. Glassman was appointed the Company's Chairman of the Board effective January 1, 2020 and continues to serve as Chief Executive Officer since his appointment in 2016. He previously served the Company as President from 2013 to 2019, 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:
Compensation
Nominating & Corporate Governance, Chair
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. Public Company Boards: Mr. McClanathan currently serves as a director of Brunswick Corporation, a market leader in the marine industry. 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
Lead Director since 2020
Committees:
Audit
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 Sabre, Inc., which provides technology solutions for the global travel and tourism industry, and she previously served as a director of Harte-Hanks, a direct marketing service company. 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
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 bachelor's 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: With nearly 30 years at Cummins in a variety of leadership roles, Mr. Padmanabhan offers considerable knowledge of the automotive industry and the industrial sector. He 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.
Jai Shah Independent Director since 2019
Committees:
Compensation
Nominating & Corporate Governance
Professional Experience: Mr. Shah serves as a Group President of Masco Corporation, a Fortune 500 global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. In this position since 2018, Mr. Shah has responsibility for operating companies with leading brands in architectural coatings, decorative and outdoor lighting, decorative hardware and wellness businesses in North America. Mr. Shah is also responsible for Masco's Corporate Strategic Planning activities. He previously served as President of Delta Faucet Company, a Masco business unit, from 2014 to 2018, as Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Masco from 2012 to 2014, and in various capacities since 2003. Prior to Masco, Mr. Shah held a number of senior management positions at Diversey Corporation and served as Senior Auditor for KPMG Peat Marwick Chartered Accountants. Education: Mr. Shah is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant (Canada) and holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, and bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Director Qualifications: Mr. Shah's range of experience at Masco in a variety of operational, financial and corporate roles offers the Board a broad perspective on relevant issues facing global corporations, including growth strategy development and implementation, talent management, and adapting to e-business and market innovations.
Phoebe A. Wood Independent Director since 2005
Committees:
Audit, Chair
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.