Jonathan B. DeGaynor
President & CEO, Stoneridge, Inc.
Jon DeGaynor was appointed president and chief executive officer of Stoneridge in March 2015. He has served as a director since May 2015. To accelerate growth and drive financial performance, Jon has led the transformation of Stoneridge’s corporate structure, product strategy and leadership team. Examples of this transformation include the relocation of a global headquarters, two major acquisitions, two divestitures and the development of the Company’s game-changing technology, MirrorEye® Camera Monitor System.
Prior to joining Stoneridge, Jon served as the vice president, strategic planning and innovation of Guardian Industries Corp., a manufacturer of industrial glass and other building products for commercial, residential and automotive applications. From 2008 to 2014, Jon served as vice president, business development, managing director of Asia for SRG Global, Inc., a Guardian company and manufacturer of chrome plated parts for the automotive, commercial truck and consumer goods industries. Jon served as chief operating officer, international for Autocam Corporation, a manufacturer of precision-machine components for the automotive industry, from 2005 to 2008. Prior to that, he held positions of increasing responsibility with Delphi Corporation from 1993 to 2005.
Jon holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Rich J. Freeland
Fmr. COO, Cummins, Inc.
Rich Freeland has extensive experience in the North American heavy duty trucking industry. He previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Cummins Inc. from 2014 to 2019 and has held senior leadership positions at the company since 2005. During his tenure at Cummins, Rich led the design and manufacturing of innovative engine products and developed partnerships with OEMs and major national trucking companies.
Rich previously served as a board member for Cummins, Sauer-Danfoss, and the National Association of Manufacturers. He is currently a board member of Valvoline, a leading provider of automotive services and premium branded lubricants, and Cooper-Standard Automotive, a global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry.
Rich holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial management from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
David A. Jackson
President & CEO, Knight Transportation
David Jackson has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Knight, and now Knight-Swift, and a member of the board of directors of Knight since January 2015. He has served as the President of Knight since February 2011. Mr. Jackson previously served as Knight’s Chief Financial Officer from 2004 until 2012. He has been with Knight since 2000. Mr. Jackson served as Knight’s Treasurer from 2006 to 2011 and Knight’s Secretary from 2007 to 2011. Prior to his appointment as the CFO, Mr. Jackson served in several positions at Knight between 2000 and 2004.
The selection of Mr. Jackson as a director was based, among other things, upon his extensive transportation, leadership, and finance experience and his deep understanding of the Knight culture and commitment to maintaining our financial and operating performance.
Terry S. Kline
Fmr. CIO, Navistar
Terry Kline is a seasoned technologist and automotive and trucking industry expert, having served as an IT leader at major global OEMs during his career. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Global CIO of Navistar International from 2013 to 2018, where he was responsible for all aspects of IT across Navistar, overseeing more than 500 employees and a budget of nearly $200 million. Prior to Navistar, Terry held senior leadership roles at GM from 2000 to 2012, including serving as Vice President and Global CIO from 2009 to 2012, where he managed the company’s global IT operations.
Terry is currently the Managing Director of TSK Technology Group, a consulting firm he founded in 2012 specializing in the connected vehicle industry.
Terry holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Toledo, and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University.
Michele S. Meyer
Fmr. President & SVP, Snacks Operating Unit, General Mills
Michele Meyer has spent the majority of her 30-plus year career in the CPG industry at General Mills and held leadership roles at the company for over two decades. She most recently served as President and SVP for General Mills’ Snacks Operating Unit, a position she held from 2017 to 2019. During her tenure at General Mills, she oversaw national product launches, restructured and optimized global supply chains, and spearheaded major business growth initiatives.
Michele currently serves as an Operating Partner at Newroad Capital Partners and as a board member at the SPOON Foundation, the National Association of Corporate Directors (Minneapolis Chapter), and Woman Corporate Directors (Minneapolis Chapter). She has previously held board positions at major companies and nonprofits including GNC Holdings and CommonBond Communities.
Michele holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Vanderbilt University and Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas, Austin.
Michael K. Pigors
Fmr. Region President, US Domestic and US International Operations, FedEx
Michael Pigors spent his 40-plus year career at Federal Express (FedEx), where he most recently served as Regional President and Executive Vice President for US Domestic and US International, FedEx’s largest business unit, from 2017 to 2019. Mike was responsible for all US FedEx Express operations, including overseeing more than 100,000 team members and managing a budget of over $10 billion. Mike began his career at FedEx in 1979 as a Ramp Agent, and has since worked throughout the organization, holding senior leadership positions since 1990.
Mike previously served on the board of directors of the Intermodal Transportation Institute, a program at the University of Denver’s Center for Transportation Management founded to promote sustainable transportation systems worldwide.
Mike holds a Master of Science in Science Transportation Management from the University of Denver.