Board of Directors

  • Kristina A. Cerniglia

    Kristina Cerniglia
    Ms Cerniglia has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Hillenbrand,Inc. (NYSE:HI), a global diversified industrial company with multiple market-leading brands that serve a wide variety of industries across the globe, since 2014. Prior to that, she served in various capacities at Stanley Black & Decker, a global provider of power and hand tools, mechanical access solutions and electronic monitoring systems from 1997 to 2014, most recently as Vice President and Corporate Controller. Ms. Cerniglia holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Bentley College.
  • Tzau-Jin (T.J.) Chung

    Tzau-Jin Chung

    Mr. Chung has served as a Senior Partner of Core Industrial Partners LLC, a private equity firm investing in lower to middle market manufacturing companies in North America, since 2017. From 2013 to May 2016, Mr. Chung served as president and chief executive officer of Navman Wireless and Teletrac Inc., a global market leader in GPS-based fleet management solutions. From 2007 to December 2012, Mr. Chung was chief executive officer of Navman Wireless. Previously, Mr. Chung served as president of the New Technologies Division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) from 2002 to 2007. Mr. Chung has served on the board of directors of MCBC Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCFT) since December 2016, and Airgain, Inc. (NASDAQ:AIRG) since October 2018. Mr. Chung holds a bachelor's degree in science, electrical and computer engineering from the University of Texas - Austin, an MS in computer science from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

  • Cary T. Fu

    Cary Fu

    Mr. Fu is the co-founder of Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE), a solutions provider for high technology OEM customers. He served as chairman of the board of Benchmark from 2009 until his retirement in 2012, and served as a director from 1990 until 2012. Mr. Fu also served as the chief executive officer of Benchmark from 2004 to 2011, and was the president and chief executive officer from 2004 to 2006. From 1986 to 2004, Mr. Fu served in various capacities with Benchmark, including as executive vice president, treasurer and secretary. Mr. Fu has served on the board of directors of Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC) since 2008. Mr. Fu holds an MS in accounting from the University of Houston and is a certified public accountant. 

  • Maria C. Green

    Maria C. Green
    Ms. Green served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Ingersoll-Rand plc (NYSE:IR), a diversified manufacturing company, from 2015 until her retirement in June 2019. Prior to that, she served in various capacities at Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW), a producer of engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems and specialty products, most recently as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, from 1997 to 2015. Ms. Green has served on the boards of directors of Tennant Company (NYSE:TNC) since March 2019 and WEC Energy Group (NYSE:WEC) since July 2019. Ms. Green holds a bachelor's degree in sociology/economics from the University of Pennsylvania and Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law.
  • Anthony Grillo

    Anthony Grillo

    Mr. Grillo is the founder of American Securities Advisors, LLC and affiliates (now known as Ascribe Opportunities Management, LLC), an advisory and private equity investment firm established in 2005. Mr. Grillo served as Managing Director of Ascribe until his retirement in 2018. From 2001 through 2004, Mr. Grillo served as Senior Managing Director of Evercore Partners, Inc. (NYSE:EVR), an investment banking boutique providing advisory services to multinational corporations on significant mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and other strategic corporate transactions, where he founded the restructuring practice for the firm. From 1999 through 2001, Mr. Grillo served as Senior Managing Director of Joseph Littlejohn & Levy, Inc., a private equity firm. From 1991 through 1999, Mr. Grillo was a Senior Managing Director of the Blackstone Group L.P., a private equity firm. Mr. Grillo has served on the board of directors of Oaktree Acquisition Corp. II (NYSE:OACB) since September 2020. He previously served on the board of directors of Oaktree Acquisition Corp. (NYSE:OAC) from June 2019 to January 2021. Mr. Grillo holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Rutgers University and an MBA from Wharton Business School.

  • David W. Heinzmann

    David Heinzmann

    Mr. Heinzmann, has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board since January 2017. He previously served as our Chief Operating Officer from 2014 to 2017. Mr. Heinzmann began his career at Littelfuse in 1985 as a manufacturing engineer and since then has held positions of increasing responsibility. From 2004 through 2007, he served as Vice President and General Manager, Automotive segment, and then as Vice President, Global Operations until 2014. Mr. Heinzmann has served as a director of Gentherm Inc. (NASDAQ:THRM) since August 2020. He previously served on the board of directors of Pulse Electronics Corporation from 2014 until its acquisition by Yageo Corporation in May 2018. Mr. Heinzmann holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

  • Gordon Hunter

    Gordon Hunter
    Chair of the Board

    Mr. Hunter has served as the Chairman of the Board since January 2018. He previously served as Executive Chairman of the Board from January 2017 through December 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Hunter served as a director from 2002 to 2003, served as Chief Operating Officer from 2003 to 2005, and served as our Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer from 2005 until January 2017. Prior to joining Littelfuse, Mr. Hunter served as vice president,Intel communications group, and general manager, optical products group for Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) from 2002 to 2003. Prior to joining Intel in 2002, he served as president of Elo TouchSystems, a subsidiary of Raychem Corporation. Mr. Hunter also served in a variety of positions during a 20-year career at Raychem Corporation, including vice president of commercial electronics and a variety of sales, marketing, engineering and management positions. Mr. Hunter has served on the board of directors of Veeco Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:VECO) since 2010, and the board of directors of CTS Corporation (NYSE:CTS) since 2011. Mr. Hunter holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Liverpool, England and an MBA from London Business School.

  • William P. Noglows

    William Noglows
    Lead Director

    Mr. Noglows has served as chairman of the board of CMC Materials (f/k/a Cabot Microelectronics Corporation) (NASDAQ:CCMP), a leading worldwide supplier of consumable products used in the semiconductor manufacturing process, since January 2016. He previously served as executive chairman of the board from 2014 until December 2015, and served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of CMC Materials from 2003 through 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Noglows served as executive vice president and general manager at CMC Materials. Mr. Noglows has served on the board of directors of Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE: ASPN) since 2014, and he also served on the Aspen board from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Noglows holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. 

    Lead Director
  • Dr. Nathan Zommer

    Nathan Zommer

    Mr. Zommer is the founder of IXYS Corporation and served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of IXYS from 1993 until its acquisition by Littelfuse, Inc. in January 2018. Dr. Zommer previously served in various other capacities with IXYS, including as president and executive vice president. Prior to founding IXYS, Dr. Zommer served in a variety of positions with Intersil, Hewlett Packard and General Electric, including as a scientist in the Hewlett Packard Laboratories and Director of the Power MOS Division for Intersil/ General Electric. In 2018, Dr. Zommer founded Shaaron LLC, a venture capital investment and technology consulting partnership. Dr. Zommer holds a bachelor's degree and MS in physical chemistry from Tel Aviv University and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

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