Management

Board of Directors | Management | Governance Documents | Committee Composition
William F. Mitchell
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Mitchell has been our Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer since 1969, except for the period from January 24, 1986 through January 24, 1987, when he was engaged principally in soliciting sales for our products in the overseas markets. Mr. Mitchell received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Drexel University and has completed graduate work in mechanical and electrical engineering. He is a member of the ASME and Drexel University engineering advisory boards. Additionally, he is a member of the Society of Automotive/Aerospace Engineering, the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering, the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, the Aerospace Medical Association, the American Society of Mechanical Engineering and the Institute of Environmental Sciences.
Robert L. Laurent,, Jr.
President and Corporate Secretary

Mr. Laurent Joined ETC in 2011 as CFO, and was elected as President in November 2013. From 1980 to 2008 he was with Fedders Corporation where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1987 to 1998 and from 2004 to 2008. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Laurent served as Executive Vice President – Acquisitions and Alliances. Mr. Laurent was a private consultant from 2008 through 2010. Mr. Laurent received a B.S. in accounting from Villanova University.
Mark Prudenti
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Prudenti has served as the Company's Corporate Controller since July 2011, and was promoted to CFO in November 2013. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Prudenti served as the Financial Director at Rhoads Industries, Inc. Prior thereto he was Controller of Schmolz & Bickenbach USA from 2007 to 2008, Manager of Internal Controls at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company from 2005 to 2007, and was with Deloitte & Touche, LLP from 2000 to 2005, where he was Manager within the Audit & Enterprise Risk Services division. Mr. Prudenti is a CPA and graduate of Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.
James R. Wells
Vice President and General Counsel

Mr. Wells was formerly the Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Aramark Corporation where he worked from 1990 through 2013. Prior to Aramark, Mr. Wells was an Associate with Pepper Hamilton, LLP, Philadelphia, PA from 1984 to 1990. Mr. Wells has a J.D. from Villanova Law School and a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

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