Corporate Governance - Board of Directors

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Joel S.  Beckman
Managing Partner, Greenbriar Equity Group LLC
Joel S.  Beckman
Managing Partner, Greenbriar Equity Group LLC


Mr. Beckman is a Managing Partner of Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, a private equity fund focused exclusively on making investments in transportation and transportation-related companies. Prior to founding Greenbriar in 2000, Mr. Beckman was a Managing Director and Partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co., which he joined in 1981. Mr. Beckman is on the board of a number of private companies, and is active in various civic organizations.... 
Lynn Brubaker
Retired Vice President/General Manager – Commercial Aerospace, Honeywell International
Lynn Brubaker
Retired Vice President/General Manager – Commercial Aerospace, Honeywell International


Ms. Brubaker retired after spending thirty years in the aerospace industry in a variety of executive, operations, sales and marketing and customer support roles. From 1999 until June 2005 she was Vice President/General Manager—Commercial Aerospace for Honeywell International Inc., with her primary focus in that role being on business strategies and customer operations for Honeywell’s global commercial markets. From 1997 to 1999, Ms. Brubaker was Vice President Americas for Honeywell, and from 19... 
Jeffrey C. Campbell
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, American Express Company
Jeffrey C. Campbell
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, American Express Company


Mr. Campbell has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the American Express Company, a global services company, since August 2013. From January 2004 to June 2013, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of McKesson Corporation, a leading healthcare services, information technology and distribution company. Mr. Campbell was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AMR Corp, the parent company of American Airlines, from June 2002 to... 
Sandra  L. Derickson
Retired Group Executive, Household Retail Services
Sandra  L. Derickson
Retired Group Executive, Household Retail Services


Ms. Derickson retired from HSBC in February 2007. She held several management positions at HSBC from September 2000 to February 2007 including President and Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Bank USA; Vice Chairman, HSBC Finance; and Group Executive, HSBC Finance. During her tenure, she was responsible for private label credit cards, insurance services, taxpayer services, auto financing and some of the Group’s mortgage businesses. From 1976 to 1999, Ms. Derickson held various management positions wi... 
W. Kim  Foster
Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, FMC Corporation
W. Kim  Foster
Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, FMC Corporation


From 2001 until October 2012, Mr. Foster served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of FMC Corporation, a chemical manufacturer serving various agricultural, industrial and consumer markets. Prior to serving in this role, Mr. Foster held numerous other executive and management positions with FMC, including Vice President and General Manager—Agricultural Products Group from 1998 – 2001; Director, International, Agricultural Products Group from 1996-1998; General Manager, Airpo... 
Thomas A. Gendron
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Woodward Governor Company
Thomas A. Gendron
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Woodward Governor Company


Mr. Gendron has been Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Woodward, Inc., a designer, manufacturer and service provider of energy control and optimization solutions used in global infrastructure equipment, serving the aerospace, power generation and distribution and transportation markets, since 2007. Mr. Gendron was President and Chief Executive Officer of Woodward from 2005 to 2007 and President and Chief Operating Officer from 2002 to 2005. Prior to becoming President of Woodwar... 
Jeffrey  A.  Graves
Chief Executive Officer, MTS Systems Corporation
Jeffrey  A.  Graves
Chief Executive Officer, MTS Systems Corporation


Since May 2012, Dr. Graves has served as Chief Executive Officer of MTS Systems Corporation, a leading global supplier of test systems and industrial position sensors. From 2005 until May 2012, Dr. Graves served as President and Chief Executive Officer of C&D Technologies, Inc., a producer of electrical power storage systems. From 2001 to 2005 he was employed by Kemet Corporation as Chief Executive Officer (2003 to 2005); President and Chief Operating Officer (2002-2003); and Vice President of T... 
David  C.  Hill
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Sun Chemical Corporation
David  C.  Hill
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Sun Chemical Corporation


Dr. Hill served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sun Chemical Corporation, a producer of printing inks and pigments, from January 2006 until his retirement in December 2007. During this time he was also a Supervisory Board member of Sun Chemical Group B.V. From 2001 to 2005, Dr. Hill was Sun Chemical’s Chief Technology and Operating Officer. Prior to joining Sun Chemical Corporation in 2001, Dr. Hill spent four years at JM Huber Corporation as President of Engineered Materials. From 1... 
David  Pugh
Retired Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer, Applied Industrial Technologies Inc.
David  Pugh
Retired Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer, Applied Industrial Technologies Inc.


Mr. Pugh served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Applied Industrial Technologies Inc., one of North America’s leading industrial product distributors, from October 2000 until October 2011. He was President and Chief Operating Officer of Applied from January 1999 to January 2000 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Applied from January 2000 to October 2000. Prior to joining Applied, Mr. Pugh was senior vice president of Rockwell Automation and general manager of Rockwell’s I... 
Nick Stanage
President and Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board, Hexcel Corporation
Nick Stanage
President and Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board, Hexcel Corporation


Mr. Stanage became a director and President and Chief Executive Officer on August 1, 2013 and became Chairman of the Board on January 1, 2014. He has served as our President since November 2009, and also as Chief Operating Officer from May 2012 until assuming the Chief Executive Officer position. Prior to joining Hexcel, Mr. Stanage was President of the Heavy Vehicle Products group (including both Commercial Vehicle Products and Off Highway Products) at Dana Holding Corporation from December 200... 

The board of directors has affirmatively determined that each of our directors, other than Mr. Stanage, meets the director independence requirements of the listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange.

In January, director W. Kim Foster was selected to act as the presiding director for meetings of the non-management directors in executive sessions.

Shareholders and other interested parties may contact the non-management members of the board or the presiding director by sending their concerns to: Board of Directors, c/o Corporate Secretary, Hexcel Corporation, Two Stamford Plaza, 281 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford, CT 06901; facsimile number (203) 358-3972; e-mail address boardofdirectors@hexcel.com. The corporate secretary will review all communications and forward them to the presiding director. The corporate secretary may, however, filter out communications that do not relate to our business activities, operations or our public disclosures, but will maintain a record of these communications and make them available to the presiding director. Any communications received by the presiding director regarding concerns relating to accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters will be immediately brought to the attention of the audit committee and will be handled in accordance with the procedures established by the audit committee to address these matters.