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Charles L. Szews

Committees: Audit Committee, Finance/Risk Management Committee

Charles L. Szews has served as one of our directors since November 2016. In January 2016, Mr. Szews retired from Oshkosh Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies serving access equipment, defense, fire and emergency, and commercial markets. He joined Oshkosh in 1996 as Vice President and CFO, was appointed Executive Vice President in October 1997, and President and Chief Operating Officer in October 2007. Mr. Szews was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2011. Prior to joining Oshkosh, he began his career with Ernst & Young, and was Vice President and Controller at Fort Howard Corporation during its leveraged buyout. From November 2006 through July 2013, Mr. Szews served as a director of Gardner Denver, Inc., a worldwide provider of industrial equipment technologies and related parts and services, where he also served as Chairman of the Audit Committee and on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Since 2014, Mr. Szews has served as a director and is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee for Commercial Metals Company, an operator of mini- and micro-steel mills located in the Southern United States and Poland. In April 2018, Mr. Szews was appointed to the board of directors of Allegion plc, a provider of security products and solutions for homes, businesses, schools and other institutions, where he also serves on the Compensation and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees. Mr. Szews served on the board of directors of Rowan Companies plc, a global provider of contract drilling services, from August 2016 until April 2019. Following the combination of Rowan Companies with Valaris plc in April 2019, Mr. Szews was appointed to the board of directors of Valaris, where he serves on the Audit Committee and as Chairman of the Finance Committee. Mr. Szews holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.


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