Committee Composition

Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below.
Chairperson Chairperson Committee Member Member Financial Expert Financial Expert
 Audit CommitteeCompensation CommitteeNominating and Corporate Governance Committee Executive Committee
Independent Directors
Robert P. Beech 
Robert P. Beech
Entrepreneur-in-Residence


Director since: 2013
Committee Membership: Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee, Audit Committee, Compensation Committee (Chair)
Term of Office Expires: 2016
Business Experience: Mr. Beech is currently engaged as Entrepreneur-in Residence for biosciences at CincyTechUSA. From 2004 through 2012, he was a senior executive at Intrexon Corporation, when it was a privately held biotechnology company. Prior to 2003, Mr. Beech was Chief Executiv... 
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Gary  P. Kreider 
Gary  P. Kreider
Chairman, LSI Industries Inc.


Director since: 2002
Committee Membership:Executive Committee (Chair)
Term of Office Expires: 2016
Business Experience: Gary P. Kreider has been a Director since April 2002, and has been Chairman of the Board since November 2014. For over five years Mr. Kreider has been a senior partner in the Cincinnati law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL, the Company’s outside counsel. His primary practice areas are securities law, mergers and acquisitio... 
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John K. Morgan 
John K. Morgan
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer (Retired)
Zep Inc.


John K. Morgan was appointed a Director of the Company in April 2016. Mr. Morgan served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zep Inc., a specialty chemicals company, from October 2007 until his retirement in June 2015. From July 2007 to October 2007, he served as Executive Vice President of Acuity Brands and President and Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Specialty Products, just prior to its spin-off from Acuity Brands, Inc. From 2005 to July 2007, he served as Presiden... 

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Wilfred T. O'Gara Financial Expert
Wilfred T. O'Gara
President and Chief Executive Officer


Director since: 1999
Committee Membership: Audit Committee (Chair), Compensation Committee, Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
Term of Office Expires: 2016
Business Experience: Wilfred T. O'Gara was appointed a Director of the Company in January 1999. Mr. O'Gara has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of The O'Gara Group, Inc., a security and defense related firm, since 2003. The Board believes that Mr. O’Gara’s independence ... 
Chairperson Committee Member Committee Member Committee Member
Robert A. Steele 
Robert A. Steele
Vice Chairman Health Care (Retired)
Procter & Gamble


Robert A. Steele was appointed a Director of the Company in July 2016. Mr. Steele retired from Procter & Gamble in 2011 as the company’s Vice Chairman Health Care. During his 35-year tenure with Procter & Gamble, he served in a variety of executive leadership positions, including Vice Chairman Global Health and Well-being, Group President Global Household Care, and Group President of North American Operations. Mr. Steele has been a board member of Berry Plastics Group since 2014, where he ... 

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Inside Directors
James P. Sferra 
James P. Sferra
Executive Vice President - Manufacturing (Former)


Director since: 1976
Committee Membership: None
Term of Office Expires: 2016
Business Experience: James P. Sferra shared in the formation of the Company and has been a Director since 1976. Mr. Sferra served as Corporate Vice President of Manufacturing from November 1989 to November 1992, and as Executive Vice President-Manufacturing through February 2015. Prior to that, he served as Vice President-Manufacturing of LSI Lighting Systems, a divisio... 
    
Dennis W. Wells 
Dennis W. Wells
Chief Executive Officer and President, LSI Industries Inc.


Director since: 2015
Committee Membership: Executive Committee
Term of Office Expires: 2016
Business Experience:Dennis W. Wells was appointed a Director of the Company in August 2015. He was hired as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer in October 2014, and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer and President also in October 2014. Prior to his service with LSI, Mr. Wells served as the Chief Operating Officer of Glantz Dynamic Solutions, a privat... 
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