Appointment of Nelda Connors as Non-executive Director
From 2008 to 2011, Nelda Connors was President and CEO of Tyco International, Electrical & Metal Products Division (renamed Atkore International in 2010), the global producer of electrical steel conduit, mechanical and structural steel, and fence and fire protection products. Prior to that she spent six years at Eaton Corporation, the diversified power management company, in a number of international management roles which included nearly four years based in Shanghai. Nelda Connors spent much of her early career in the automotive industry working for Ford, Chrysler and Mogami Denki, a Toyota supplier. During this period she undertook roles in plant management, engineering, quality, customer service and strategic planning and worked in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Nelda Connors is a US Citizen and currently a non-executive Director of Blount International, Inc., a manufacturer of industrial products and power equipment, and medical devices provider Boston Scientific Corporation. She also sits on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and is Chairwoman and Founder of Pine Grove Holdings, LLC, a consultancy that provides advisory services to private equity and investment firms and limited investments to small and mid-sized businesses. (3/2013)