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.
Scott M. Deakin
President, Lydall Thermal Acoustical Solutions
Scott Deakin serves as the President of Lydall's Thermal Acoustical Solutions ("Lydall TAS") segment, a position he assumed in September 2017. The Lydall TAS segment was created through the combination of Lydall's two automotive segments – Thermal/Acoustical Fibers and Thermal/Acoustical Metals – offering a full range of innovative engineered thermal and acoustical shielding products to the transportation sector. Mr. Deakin joined Lydall in September 2015 as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, leading the Company's global finance, information technology and strategic sourcing organizations.

Prior to joining Lydall, Mr. Deakin was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc., a diversified global manufacturer with operating segments that serve the aerospace & defense, life sciences, specialty chemicals and food & flavoring industries. Before Ensign-Bickford, Mr. Deakin served as a strategy and operations consultant and held financial and general management leadership roles with leading diversified companies, including Eaton Corporation and Barnes Group Inc. In his last role at Eaton, Mr. Deakin served as the General Manager of the Power Products Division, a leading global supplier of hydraulic pumps and motors.

Mr. Deakin holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and an undergraduate degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University.
Joseph A. Abbruzzi
President, Lydall Technical Nonwovens
Joseph ("Joe") A. Abbruzzi serves as the President of Lydall's Technical Nonwovens segment, a position he assumed in February 2014 with Lydall's acquisition of the global industrial filtration business. Since that acquisition, under Mr. Abbruzzi's leadership, Lydall acquired two additional strategic companies – Texel and Gutsche – giving the division scale and global reach in the marketplace. Prior to his current role, Mr. Abbruzzi was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Lydall's Thermal/Acoustical Fibers group.

Prior to joining Lydall in 2011, Mr. Abbruzzi was the Vice President and General Manager at Guardian Industries and President of Smiths Group's Polymer Sealing Solutions Division. He brings with him over 30 years of experience in the automotive, industrial and aerospace industries in a variety of manufacturing, engineering, sales and general management positions. His background includes executive responsibilities in public and privately held entities in both union and nonunion environments.

Mr. Abbruzzi is a licensed professional engineer (P.E.) in the state of Michigan. He holds a Master's Degree from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor's Degree from The Ohio State University (both in mechanical engineering).
Paul A. Marold
President, Lydall Performance Materials
Paul Marold serves as the President of Lydall's Performance Materials since joining the company in February 2016. The Performance Materials business is a leader in delivering innovative filtration and insulation solutions for demanding applications to enable a cleaner, healthier and more energy efficient world.

Prior to joining Lydall, Mr. Marold was the Chief Operating Officer at Sontara, a Jacob Holm Company and leading innovator in specialty nonwoven solutions in diverse markets such as beauty care, critical cleaning and high-performance industrial. Mr. Marold was instrumental in the acquisition and integration of this business from DuPont and led its growth strategy during his tenure. Mr. Marold has also held executive leadership roles at filtration industry leaders CLARCOR and AAF International. Prior to his filtration experience, Mr. Marold was Senior Vice President of the Advanced Nonwovens business of Ahlstrom Oy, leading a global business that had footprints on five continents. Mr. Marold began his career as a Petroleum Engineer at American Cyanamid Company which eventually spun-off as Cytec Industries.

Mr. Marold has been active with the INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, for the past 15 years serving on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and is a past Chairman of the Board. He has also has served on the Board of Directors for the National Air Filtration Association and the Connecticut Business and Industry Association.

Mr. Marold earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Penn State University and completed his post-graduate work at INSEAD.