President and Chief Executive Officer
David Dunbar joined Standex on January 20, 2014 as President and CEO. Prior to joining Standex, Mr. Dunbar was President of the $2.5B Valves and Controls global business unit of Pentair Ltd from 2009 through December 31, 2013. He was appointed to that position by the Flow Control business unit of Tyco International Ltd., which merged with Pentair in 2012. From 1997 through 2009, Mr. Dunbar held senior management positions at Emerson Electric Co., including President, Emerson Process Management Europe, President, Machinery Health Management, and President, Emerson Climate Technologies Refrigeration. Prior to his employment at Emerson Electric, Mr. Dunbar served in numerous industrial automation and control business roles at Honeywell International Inc., beginning as a manufacturing strategy product leader in Europe and culminating in the leadership of Honeywell’s industrial automation and controls sales and services business in the western United States. Mr. Dunbar was awarded a Master and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
Alan Glass joined Standex in 2016 as Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary. Mr. Glass has 20 years of diverse legal experience in publicly-traded global industrial manufacturing environments. Prior to joining Standex, Mr. Glass spent 16 years leading the legal, compliance and risk management functions at CIRCOR International, Inc., a global manufacturer of highly engineered, complex and severe environment products that serve the international oil and gas, power generation and aerospace and defense markets. From 1996 until 2000, Mr. Glass served as Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Wyman-Gordon Company (now a part of Precision Castparts Corp.), an aerospace manufacturer. Prior to that he spent seven years in private practice as a general corporate attorney. Mr. Glass earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and his Juris Doctor degree from Boston University.
Chief Financial Officer
Thomas DeByle joined Standex in 2008 as Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for external reporting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, tax, internal audit, information technology, risk management and investor relations. Prior to joining Standex, Mr. DeByle spent more than six years at Ingersoll Rand, a leading diversified industrial firm, where he held a series of financial management positions of increasing responsibility culminating in his appointment as Chief Financial Officer for the Compact Vehicle Technology Sector, which had annual sales of $2.9 billion and included the Club Car and Bobcat product brands. Mr. DeByle’s tenure at Ingersoll Rand also included serving as vice president of finance for the company’s Climate Control Sector, which included the Thermo King and Hussmann business units in Europe. Prior to his employment at Ingersoll Rand, Mr. DeByle spent five years working for the Enerpac division of Actuant Corporation in senior financial management positions in both the United States and Europe. Earlier in his career, DeByle worked for five years at Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls and six years at two regional public accounting firms. Mr. DeByle holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI and a Bachelor of Science Degree from St. Norbert College in DePere, WI.
Vice President, Human Resources
Ross McGovern joined Standex in 2015 as Vice President, Human Resources and has global responsibility for all human resource functions. Mr. McGovern has an International HR background with 15 years’ HR leadership experience in HR strategy and organizational development in the Manufacturing, Healthcare, Energy and Financial Service sectors. Prior to joining Standex, he was a Global Director of Human Resources for Keurig Green Mountain responsible for International and Supply Chain. Before that Mr. McGovern was Vice President of Human Resources for Datacolor a global Instrumentation and Software company for 3 years. Mr. McGovern began his career as a Recruitment Consultant before spending 10 years at GE. He graduated from the GE Human Resources Leadership Program before taking HR Leadership roles of increasing responsibility in GE Energy, GE Capital and GE Healthcare. He holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland and a Master of Arts Degree in English and Politics from the University of Glasgow.
Vice President of Strategy and Business Development
Paul Burns has 20 years of experience in strategic growth management. He served for the past three years as Director of Corporate Development and Global Mergers & Acquisitions at General Motors. Before that, Burns was Director of Strategy and Business Development at Tyco Flow Control for two years. Prior to these roles, he served as an Engagement Manager for McKinsey and Company focused on strategic growth initiatives in the Oil and Gas industry. He began his professional career as an investment banker and analyst focused on mergers and acquisitions for the Australia New Zealand Bank, JP Morgan Chase and Petrie Parkman. During his career Burns has lived and worked in London, England and Sydney, Australia and has significant experience in completing deals in both Europe and the Pacific Rim and Asia. He holds a Master of Philosophy in Contemporary European Studies from the University of Cambridge, England, an M.B.A. from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Texas at Austin.
Vice President Operational Excellence
James Zupancic joined Standex in 2016 as Vice President, Operational Excellence and oversees all aspects of operational process excellence. Mr. Zupancic draws on experience from roles of increasing responsibility in Finance, Operations, and Supply Chain. James working knowledge spans many industries including automotive, aerospace, refrigeration and food equipment, printing and identification, energy, and healthcare. Before joining Standex, James led global Continuous Improvement and Supply Chain for Dover Engineered Systems which had annual revenues of about $2.5B USD. During his tenure at Dover, James developed company-wide principles related to Continuous Improvement/Lean. James trained the majority of Dover Corporation's operating company executives in an immersion to Continuous Improvement to create alignment with regard to the application of Lean methodologies and tools. James came to Dover from Stericycle, where he gained experience in the highly regulated medical and pharmaceutical waste disposal and transportation industry. At Stericycle, James was a Corporate Continuous Improvement manager and led teams in the standardization of transportation processes as well as capacity and utilization improvement projects across more than 100 domiciles in the United States. James' career began at Parker Hannifin where he was hired into the Corporate Accounting Management Training program. This rotational program exposed James to many different businesses and is also where he says he had "Lean done to him". The hands-on process improvement training James received in Finance and Accounting at Parker Hannifin gave him the foundation to move into broader operational roles at Parker. James also spent time teaching Economics at Columbia College Chicago, America's largest, private liberal arts institution. James currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina and Boston, Massachusetts.