Management

Dale G. Barnhart
President, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member
Dale G. Barnhart has been President and Chief Executive Officer since August 27, 2007. Prior to joining Lydall, Mr. Barnhart was the Chief Executive Officer of Synventive Molding Solutions from March 2005 to August 2007. Synventive is a provider of hot runner systems, machine nozzles, temperature controllers and sprue bushings for the injection molding industry. Previous to Synventive Molding Solutions, Mr. Barnhart was a consultant working with two private equity groups. From 2000 to 2003, he was President of Invensys Climate Control, a $1.2 billion global business unit providing products and services to the heating, ventilating and air conditioning and commercial refrigeration markets. Mr. Barnhart became a Director in October 2007.
Randall B. Gonzales
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Randall (“Randy”) B. Gonzales serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, leading the Company's global finance, internal audit and information technology organizations. Prior to joining Lydall in March 2018, Mr. Gonzales was the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Progress Rail Services Corporation (“Progress Rail”), a diversified global supplier of railroad and transit system products and services and a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Mr. Gonzales joined Progress Rail in December 2014. From March 2004 to November 2014, Mr. Gonzales held financial and operational leadership roles of increasing responsibilities within Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., a Fortune Global 50 automotive manufacturer. In his last role at Nissan, Mr. Gonzales served as the North American Controller responsible for vehicle cost reduction activities. Prior to that role, he was the Chief Financial Officer for Nissan’s Global Sales & Marketing functions based in Yokohama, Japan.

Mr. Gonzales holds a Master of Business Administration from Wright State University and a Bachelor of Science from the United States Air Force Academy. Mr. Gonzales is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.
Chad A. McDaniel
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer
Chad McDaniel serves as the Company’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administration Officer, leading the Company’s global Legal, Human Resources and Environmental, Health & Safety organizations. Prior to joining Lydall’s management team in the first half of 2013, Mr. McDaniel was Associate General Counsel of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a division of United Technologies Corporation (UTC). UTC is a manufacturer of high-technology products and services for the global aerospace and building systems industries. During his tenure with UTC, Mr. McDaniel also held the positions of Director; Executive Assistant to the President at UTC's Fire and Security division from 2010 to 2012, and Assistant Counsel at UTC's Pratt & Whitney division from 2007 to 2010. He began his legal career in private practice, spending five years as a corporate associate focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance, and private equity financing/fund formation.
James V. Laughlan
Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer & Treasurer
James Laughlan has been Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer & Treasurer since March 26, 2013. Prior to this date, Mr. Laughlan held the role of Corporate Controller at Lydall since 2005. Before joining Lydall in 2005, Mr. Laughlan was Controller for the Top-Flite Golf Company – a subsidiary of Callaway Golf Company, a manufacturer of golf equipment; and a Controller at Moore Medical Corporation, a distributor of medical, surgical and pharmaceutical products. Prior to Moore Medical, Mr. Laughlan spent eight years at Deloitte & Touche in Hartford, Connecticut, as a manager of audit related services.
Kerry Tehan
Vice President, Human Resources
Kerry Tehan serves as the Company's Vice President, Human Resources, leading the Company's global human resource, benefits and compensation teams. Prior to joining Lydall in January 2016, Ms. Tehan was the Vice President, Human Resources for Medtronic, a global healthcare products company (NYSE: MDT). In this capacity, Ms. Tehan supported manufacturing operations for over 20,000 employees in 42 plants, worldwide. Her focus included the delivery of comprehensive succession planning, performance management, competency assessment and development planning.

Ms. Tehan holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Worcester State College, and a Master's Degree in Human Resource Management from Framingham State College.
Brendan Moynihan
Vice President, Financial Planning and Investor Relations
Brendan Moynihan serves as Vice President, Financial Planning and Investor Relations, leading the Company’s investor relations function and providing global oversight for financial planning and analysis. Prior to joining Lydall in July 2016, Mr. Moynihan worked for United Technologies Corporation (UTC), a global manufacturer of high technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries. During his tenure at UTC, he worked as a finance executive supporting operations and financial planning in the company’s Carrier, Otis, Sikorsky and Aerospace Systems divisions. Prior to UTC, Mr. Moynihan worked for International Business Machines (IBM) in financial planning leadership positions in the Hardware Systems segment and Software division in Austin, TX and Somers, NY.

Mr. Moynihan holds an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University.