Rex D. Geveden was nominated as a director of our Company in February 2018. Mr. Geveden currently serves as president and chief executive officer since January 1, 2017 and as chief operating officer from October 2015 until December 2016 of BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT), a $1.6 billion nuclear industrial conglomerate headquartered in Lynchburg, VA. Previously, Mr. Geveden was executive vice president at Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, a provider of electronic subsystems and instrumentation for aerospace, defense and other uses. There he led two of Teledyne’s four operating segments since 2013, and concurrently served as President of Teledyne DALSA, Inc., a Teledyne subsidiary, since 2014. Mr. Geveden also served as president and chief executive officer of Teledyne Scientific and Imaging, LLC from 2011 to 2013 and President of both Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. and Teledyne’s Engineered Systems Segment from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Geveden is a former Associate Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”), where he was responsible for all technical operations within the agency’s $16 billion portfolio and served in various other positions with NASA in a career spanning 17 years. Mr. Geveden holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics from Murray State University.
Based on Mr. Geveden’s extensive experience in the aerospace and defense industry as well as his proven track record as an outstanding leader, Mr. Geveden was unanimously nominated to serve as an independent board member by our board of directors in February 2018 to stand for election by the shareholders in 2018.