Mary L. Howell
Mary serves as a chairman. She is currently the CEO of Howell Strategy Group, an international consulting firm. Previously, Mary served as executive vice president of Textron Inc. from 1995 until her retirement in 2009. She served as an officer of Textron for 24 years and on the Textron management committee for over 15 years. Mary currently serves on the board of directors of Esterline Corporation and on its audit committee and strategy and technology committee. She also serves on the executive committee of the board of the Atlantic Council as well on the board of the Phillips Collection, while chairing its development committee. In 2008, Mary received the Charles Ruch Semper Fidelis Award and, in 2010, became an honorary Marine. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Chuck Prow is the president and chief executive officer of Vectrus as well as a member of the Vectrus board of directors. He was appointed to both positions in December 2016. Chuck has more than 30 years of information technology and federal services experience, including leadership positions at IBM Corporation, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Coopers & Lybrand. During his career, Chuck has run global government services organizations, delivering solutions to a wide array of Department of Defense and other government customers. He served in multiple roles at IBM, including general manager of global government industry for IBM’s technology and services competencies, where he had responsibility for global revenues exceeding $9 billion. While at IBM, Chuck was successful in creating market differentiation through the integration of IBM’s technology and service competencies. He established strategies that focused on delivering complex solutions to critical government missions for national security, federal civilian agencies, and state and local entities. These efforts resulted in market share expansion, revenue growth, and margin improvement. Chuck has a bachelor’s degree in management and data processing from Northwest Missouri State University. He serves on the boards of directors of the International Research & Exchanges Board and the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.
Bradford J. Boston
Bradford serves as a board advisor. He is currently the president and CEO of NetNumber Inc., a provider of next-generation centralized addressing, routing, and database solutions to the global communications industry. He was senior vice president of the Global Government Solutions & Corporate Security Programs Office of Cisco Systems, Inc., from 2006 to 2012, where he was responsible for engineering, business development, and advanced services groups in support of defense customers in the U.S., NATO and elsewhere, and led all cybersecurity coordination efforts with various governments around the world. Before that, Bradford was chief information officer of Cisco Systems from 2001 to 2006. He also held senior positions at Corio, Inc., Sabre Holdings Corporation, American Express Company, and Visa International from 1993 to 2001. Bradford currently serves on the board of directors of NetNumber and is chairman of the board of directors of aap3 Inc. He is also chairman of the compensation committee and a member of the audit committee of aap3. Bradford received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois.
John “Ed” Boyington, Jr. serves as a director. He was named President and CEO of Vertex Aerospace, LLC in June 2018. From 2015 to 2018, he served as President of L-3 Vertex Aerospace where he was responsible for the successful execution of a complex portfolio of aviation programs with global reach across a broad customer base.
Within L-3, Ed held multiple senior leadership positions from 2003 to 2009 including President of L-3 Vertex, Waco Site Executive, Senior Vice President of Federal Programs, and President of L-3 Flight International. He was Vice President and General Manager at DRS Technologies in Herndon, VA, from 2009 to 2013, and President and CEO at Galaxy Technologies from 2013-2015.
Retiring as a U.S. Navy Rear Admiral, he held numerous positions of leadership throughout his military career, including Squadron Commands and Chief Systems Engineer for Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, Naval Air Systems Command. Ed’s distinguished Flag Officer assignments includes Chief of Naval Air Training, an organization comprised of over 1,150 aircraft and 17,000 personnel, where he was responsible for all undergraduate and graduate aviation training for the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, foreign military, and shared joint Air Force training. Other flag commands include Commander of Navy Region South, Commander of Mine Warfare Command composed of 26 ships and two helicopter squadrons, Commander of Iceland Defense Force, NATO Commander of Iceland, and Commander of Patrol and Reconnaissance Forces Atlantic. His additional major command positions include Commander of Patrol Wing One (Japan), CTF-72, and CTF-57 (Persian Gulf).
Ed is a rated Army helicopter pilot, a dual rated Naval Aviator, and an Experimental Test Pilot with over 8,500 hours in 92 different aircraft, including over 600 armed combat missions. His numerous awards include the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Bronze Star (V), 26 Air Medals (V), and The Order of the Falcon with Commanders Cross presented by the president of Iceland.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida, a Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from the Naval Post Graduate School, and a Master of Science in National Resource Management from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Ed is a graduate of the Naval Test Pilot School, DSMC Program Manager, Sr. Executive Program Managers courses, a DoD Designated Level 3 Acquisition Professional, and a UWF Distinguished Alumni.
Dino serves as a director. He joined American Industrial Partners in 2000. He served in the Investment Banking Department of J.P. Morgan & Co. Inc. from 1998 through 2000, where he worked on merger and acquisition and capital raising transactions primarily in the industrial sector. He served in the Investment Banking Department at Wedbush Morgan Securities. Dino graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with honors. He is a CFA charterholder.
Lee serves as a director. She joined American Industrial Partners in 2018, and previously worked at Microsoft and Applied Predictive Technologies as a software developer and consultant respectively. Lee graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science. She graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering as well as graduated from the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she earned her Master of Business Administration.
Melvin F. Parker
Melvin serves as a director. From May 2016 to February 2017, he served as the managing director for North America for Aggreko plc, the leading global provider of modular, mobile power, and adjacent product solutions. From November 2015 to February 2016, Melvin served as senior vice president and general manager for residential and commercial energy solutions at Enphase Energy, Inc., a global energy technology company. From 2012 to December 2014, he served as president of North America for the Brink’s Company, a major provider of armored transportation services. Before joining Brink’s, Melvin served as vice president and general manager of the North America consumer and small business division at Dell, Inc., from 2010 to 2012 and as executive director and general manager of U.S. small business – small and medium business – Americas at Dell, Inc., from 2009 to 2010. From 1994 until 2009, he held numerous senior leadership roles at multiple Fortune 500 companies, including PepsiCo., Corporate Express (Staples), and Newell Rubbermaid. Melvin is a decorated combat veteran and graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger and Airborne School. He served with distinction in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Melvin currently serves as a director on the board of the National Black MBA Association. He is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council and was named to the Savoy Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America for 2012 and 2014. Melvin received a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Eric M. Pillmore
Eric serves as a director. From 2010 to 2014, he served as senior advisor to the Center for Corporate Governance of Deloitte LLP, which provides board governance services to global clients. Eric was senior vice president of corporate governance at Tyco International Corporation from 2002 to 2007. He also held chief financial officer positions at Multilink Technology Corporation, McData Corporation, and General Instrument Corporation from 1996 to 2002. Before that, Eric spent 17 years with General Electric Company and four years as a naval officer. He is currently a board member of Cardone Industries, Focus on the Family, and the CEO Forum. Eric received an executive master’s degree in business administration from Villanova University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico.
Joel serves as a director. He joined American Industrial Partners in 2012, and previously served as an analyst and associate at Baird Private Equity. Joel worked in the healthcare group in the Investment Banking Division of Piper Jaffray & Co. Worked as a member of the Business Planning team at Boston Scientific. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with honors and distinction, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. Joel graduated from Duke University, where he earned a Master of Engineering, and from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg School of Management where he earned his Master of Business Administration.
Neil serves as a director. He joined American Industrial Partners in 2020. Neil served as Chief Financial Officer of Gardner Denver (NYSE: GDI) in 2019, where he additionally served as Senior Vice President of Strategy, Business Development and Planning from 2016 through 2019. He served as Vice President, Head of Financial Planning & Analysis from 2012 through 2016 and President of Europe, Middle East, and Africa from 2013 through 2014 for Capital Safety, Inc. Previously, Neil served in various executive roles at United Technologies Corporation from 2007 through 2012, Hewlett-Packard Company from 2002 through 2006, and Ernst & Young LLP from 1997 through 2002. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, magna cum laude, from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern Kellogg School of Management. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Stephen L. Waechter
Stephen serves as a director. From 2008 to 2014, he was vice president of business operations and chief financial officer (CFO) of ARINC Incorporated, a provider of communications, engineering, and integration solutions for commercial, defense, and government customers worldwide. From 1999 to 2007, Stephen was executive vice president and CFO of CACI International, Inc., one of the largest government information technology contractors. Before joining CACI, he served as CFO for a number of high-technology companies, including Government Technology Services, Inc.; Vincam Human Resources, Inc.; and Applied Bioscience International. Stephen’s early career included 19 years at GE, where he finished as vice president, finance, for GE Information Services. Stephen currently serves as chairman of the board of directors of Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., and is a member of the audit committee. He also serves as chair of the audit committee and is a member of the executive committee, strategic planning committee, and nominating committee of CareFirst, Inc. Stephen is also a member of the board of trustees of Christian Brothers University and former chair of the finance committee of the Choral Arts Society of Washington, D.C. He received a master’s degree in business administration from Xavier University and a bachelor’s degree from Christian Brothers College.
Phillip C. Widman
Phillip serves as a director. From 2002 until his retirement in 2013, he was senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of Terex Corporation, a global manufacturer delivering customer-driven solutions for a wide range of commercial applications, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, manufacturing, transportation, energy, and utility industries. From 2001 to 2002, Phillip was an independent consultant, and from 1998 to 2001, he served as executive vice president and CFO of Philip Services Corporation, an integrated environmental and industrial service corporation. Prior to joining Philip Services Corporation, he spent 11 years at Asea Brown Boveri Ltd. and 12 years at UNISYS Corporation in various financial and operational capacities. Phillip currently serves as a director of Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc., where he is chairman of the audit committee and a member of the risk oversight committee, and as a director of Harsco Corporation, where he is a member of the audit committee. Phillip was a director of Lubrizol Corporation, where he served as a member of the nominating and governance committees and chairman of the audit committee, from November 2008 until its acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway in September 2011,. Phillip received a master’s degree in business administration from Eastern Michigan University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.