Board of Directors
Kristina A. CernigliaKristina Cerniglia has been a director of Littelfuse since December 2018. She 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. From 2010 to 2014, Ms. Cerniglia served as Vice President and Corporate Controller at Stanley Black & Decker, a global provider of power and hand tools, mechanical access solutions and electronic monitoring systems. Ms. Cerniglia earned her bachelor’s degree in finance from Bentley College.
Tzau-Jin (T.J.) Chung
Tzau-Jin Chung has been a director of Littelfuse since July 2007. He serves as an Operating Partner of Core Industrial Partners LLC, a private equity firm investing in small to medium sized 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. Prior to that, he served as vice president — strategy of Brunswick Corporation, where he was responsible for corporate-wide strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and information technology. Mr. Chung has served on the board of directors of MCBC Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCFT) since December 2016 and is a member of its compensation committee. Mr. Chung earned his bachelor’s degree in science, electrical and computer engineering from the University of Texas — Austin. He also holds a 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 T. Fu has been a director of Littelfuse since July 2012. He is the co-founder of Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE), a solutions provider for high technology OEM customers. He served as chair 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.
Anthony Grillo has been a director of Littelfuse since December 1991. He is the founder of American Securities Advisors, LLC and affiliates (now known as Ascribe Opportunities Management, LLC), an advisory and investment firm established in 2005. 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., an investment banking firm. Mr. Grillo has served on the board of directors of Lumeta Corporation since 2016. Mr. Grillo previously served as a director of GeoKinetics from 2013 through 2015.
David W. Heinzmann
David W. Heinzmann has been a director of Littelfuse and our President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2017. He was previously our Chief Operating Officer responsible for all three Littelfuse business units, as well as the company's global operations and information technology. Mr. Heinzmann began his career at the company in 1985 and possesses a broad range of experience within the organization. He has held positions as a Manufacturing Manager, Quality Manager, Plant Manager and Product Development Manager. Mr. Heinzmann served as Director of Global Operations for the Electronics Business Unit from 2000 to 2003, Vice President and General Manager, Automotive Business Unit from 2004 to 2007, Vice President, Global Operations from 2007 to 2013 and Chief Operating Officer from 2014 to January 2017, when he was promoted to his current position. Mr. Heinzmann currently serves on the Board of Directors of Pulse Electronics Corporation and the Advisory Board of the University of Illinois at Chicago Engineering College. Mr. Heinzmann has a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Gordon HunterChair of the Board
Gordon Hunter serves as the Chair of the Board, since January 2018. He previously served as Executive Chair of the Board from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Hunter served as a director from 2002 to 2003, served as Chief Operating Officer from 2003 to 2005, and from 2005 until January 2017, he served as Chair of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer. 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 served on the council of advisors of Shure Incorporated from 2003 through April 2016, and became a member of the board of directors in April 2016. He also 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 BS in electrical engineering from the University of Liverpool, England, and an MBA from London Business School.
John E. Major
John E. Major has been a director of Littelfuse since December 1991. He has served as president of MTSG, a strategic consulting, governance and investments company, since he founded it in 2003. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Major served as chief executive officer of Apacheta Corporation, a mobile wireless software company. From 2000 to 2003, he served as chair and chief executive officer of Novatel Wireless Inc., a wireless data access solutions company. Previously, Mr. Major was chair and chief executive officer of Wireless Knowledge. Prior to that, Mr. Major served in executive level positions at Qualcomm Incorporated, including president of its wireless infrastructure division, and prior to that he held various leadership positions at Motorola, Inc., including senior vice president and chief technology officer. Mr. Major has served on the boards of directors of Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII) since 1993, Pulse Electronics since 2013, Resonant, Inc. (NASDAQ:RESN) since 2013, and ORBCOMM Inc. (NASDAQ:ORBC) since 2007. He previously served as a director of Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM) from 2003 until its acquisition by Avago Technologies in February 2016. Mr. Major received a BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Rochester, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, an MBA from Northwestern University and a JD from Loyola University.
William P. NoglowsLead Director
William P. Noglows has been a director of Littelfuse since February 2007. He has served as chair of the board of 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 chair of the board from 2014 until December 2015, and served as chair, president and chief executive officer of Cabot from 2003 through 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Noglows served as executive vice president and general manager at Cabot. Mr. Noglows has served on the board of directors of Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE: ASPN) since 2014, and he previously served on the Aspen board from 2011 to 2013. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Ronald L. Schubel
Ronald L. Schubel has been a director of Littelfuse since June 2002. He retired as corporate executive vice president and president of the Americas region for Molex Incorporated, a global manufacturer of interconnect systems, in 2007. He began his career with Molex in 1981, spending five years in Singapore as president of the far east south region. Prior to joining Molex, for 15 years Mr. Schubel held various leadership roles at General Motors, the most recent of which was director of operations for the Packard Electric division. Mr. Schubel is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Elmhurst Health Care Corporation and serves on the board of the Edward Cayman Corporation for investment and insurance support of Edward-Elmhurst Health Service Corporation, a nonprofit corporation, and its affiliate of the EHSC Cayman Segregated Portfolio Company, which is the insurance company of EHSC. He also serves as an advisor for Oaktree Capital, a global alternative investment management firm, working with the board of directors of Isola Group Ltd.
Dr. Nathan Zommer
Dr. Nathan Zommer has been a director of Littelfuse since January 2018. He was the founder of IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS) and served as the Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of IXYS from 1993 until its acquisition by Littelfuse, Inc. in January, 2018. Mr. 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. Dr. Zommer received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physical Chemistry from Tel Aviv University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.