P. Welch Goggins, Jr.
President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director
Mr. Goggins was promoted to the office of President and Chief Executive Officer of Cleaver-Brooks, Inc., and was elected as a Director effective April 1, 2005. Mr. Goggins was Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing from January 2004 until his promotion to Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Goggins served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing since April 2000. Mr. Goggins began his career in 1975 with Industrial Boiler Company, which Cleaver-Brooks acquired in 1992 and, prior to his promotion to his current position, served in various sales and marketing, operational management, and executive positions within the Company. Mr. Goggins holds a BA in Business Administration from Georgia Southern University. He served as chairman of the American Boiler Manufacturers Association (ABMA) from 2006 to 2007.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Director
Mr. Szczerba has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and as a Director of Cleaver-Brooks, Inc., since November 2009. Prior to joining Cleaver-Brooks, Mr. Szczerba was the Chief Financial Officer of Heli-One, a leading maintenance, repair, and overhaul business serving the medium and heavy helicopter market. Mr. Szczerba has also held positions in finance, general management, and information technology with Ford Motor Company, AlliedSignal, and Honeywell International, and has more than 25 years of manufacturing industry experience. Mr. Szczerba holds a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Wayne State University.
Senior Vice President, Operations
Mr. Lowell joined the company in 2012 as Senior Vice President of Operations. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Lowell was the Vice President of United Technologies' GR&C business unit, which produces lifesaving detection and alarming equipment. From 1998 to 2010, he held roles of increasing responsibility in the General Electric Company, spanning materials management, operations, plant management, and culminating with responsibility for multiple site operations at GE Energy. He began his career with Exxon Corporation as a Marine Engineering Officer, where he traveled globally from 1990 through 1998, focusing on power generation and propulsion. Mr. Lowell earned a BS in Marine Engineering from the Maine Maritime Academy. He holds a First Class Stationary Engineer's License as well as a USCG First Engineering Officer's License.
President, Engineered Boiler Systems
Mr. St-Denis joined the Company in connection with our acquisition of NATCOM in 2001, where he served as President of our NATCOM Division, overseeing the integration of the NATCOM burner technology throughout our product lines. In 2005, Mr. St-Denis was appointed to the position of President of our Engineered Boiler Systems Division. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. St-Denis served as President of NATCOM, which he co-founded in 1988. Mr. St-Denis has more than 30 years of experience in the industrial combustion business, and has established and developed markets for NATCOM burners in more than 15 countries worldwide. Mr. St-Denis also owns a contracting business, SD-Combustion Ltd., which is involved in the service, light assembly, and installation of boilers, burners, and related equipment. Mr. St-Denis holds a degree in Business and Instrumentation & Control from Valleyfield College and a degree in Mechanical / Electrical and Building Contracting from the Canadian BCI.
President, Packaged Boiler Systems
Mr. Pfefferkorn joined the Company in March 1997 as part of the Aftermarket Products Group. Mr. Pfefferkorn was promoted to Vice President of Marketing and Distribution Sales in 2003 and has served as President of the Packaged Boiler Systems Division since 2005. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Pfefferkorn held engineering, marketing, and operations positions in the heat transfer and metal fabrication industry. Mr. Pfefferkorn is a member of the board of directors of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and is a member of the ABMA and the Council of Industrial Boiler Owners. Mr. Pfefferkorn holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin.
President, Packaged Burner Systems
Mr. Valentino joined the Company in 1989 as the Director of Research and Development for the Cleaver-Brooks Division. Mr. Valentino became President of the Packaged Burner Systems Division in 2005. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Valentino worked for Power Flame, Inc., for nine years as Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Valentino has also held various engineering positions at Ludell Manufacturing, Kemco Systems, and Allis-Chalmers. Mr. Valentino holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University.
Chief Information Officer
Mr. John Tukker joined the Company as Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Business Transformation in 2010. Mr. Tukker has 20 years of leadership experience in the areas of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation, information technology, and integrated supply chain management. Prior to joining Cleaver-Brooks, Mr. Tukker was Director of Information Technology, Global Shared Application Support, for Honeywell Aerospace. Prior to joining Honeywell in 2004, Mr. Tukker was the Supply Chain Director for Avnet in Phoenix, Ariz., and prior to that was partner and co-owner of AEPEX Business Consultants, which he founded in 1997. He began his career with Accenture in 1991. Mr. Tukker holds a BA in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
Vice President, Operations
Mr. Kieffer joined the Company in 1995 as Manufacturing Engineering Manager at our Thomasville, Ga., facility. Mr. Kieffer was promoted to Plant Manager in 1998, General Manager in 2002, and Vice President of Operations in 2005. Mr. Kieffer's responsibilities include overseeing the operations of four of our manufacturing facilities. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kieffer held various managerial manufacturing positions with Zurn Energy Division.
Vice President, Procurement
Mr. Harris joined the Company in March 2009 as the Vice President of Procurement. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Harris was the Mechanical Commodities Manager for Cooper Crouse-Hinds, a worldwide manufacturer of commercial and industrial electrical products, since 2006. Mr. Harris previously served in the United States Army as a Logistics Officer, splitting a 14-year military career between the active and reserve forces. Mr. Harris holds a BS in Economics from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Vice President, Sales Management and Marketing
Mr. Donahue joined the Company in March 2006 as Product Manager — Packaged Water Systems. Mr. Donahue was promoted to Vice President of Sales Management and Marketing in 2009, where his responsibilities include managing the sales activity for each of our divisions, as well as our relationship with our distribution channel of more than 40 independent representatives. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Donahue was Vice President/General Manager of Donahue & Associates International, Inc., from 1994 to 2004, an engineering consulting firm specializing in steam process systems. He was also a founding Partner at Steam Science & Technologies, LLC, from 2004 to 2006 a wholly owned subsidiary of Donahue & Associates, Inc. Mr. Donahue holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Xavier University.