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


JOEL S. BECKMAN has been a director of Hexcel since March 2003, and is chair of our finance committee and a member of our compensation committee. 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... 
Lynn Brubaker
Retired Vice President/General Manager – Commercial Aerospace, Honeywell International
Lynn Brubaker
Retired Vice President/General Manager – Commercial Aerospace, Honeywell International


LYNN BRUBAKER has been a director of Hexcel since December 2005, and is a member of our audit committee and nominating and corporate governance committee. She retired after spending thirty years in the aerospace industry in a variety of executive, operations, sales and marking 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 custo... 
Jeffrey C. Campbell
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, American Express Company
Jeffrey C. Campbell
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, American Express Company


JEFFREY C. CAMPBELL has been a director of Hexcel since November 2003, and is chair of our audit committee. Since July 2013, Mr. Campbell has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the American Express Company, a global services company. From January 2004 to July 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 Pr... 
Sandra  L. Derickson
Retired Group Executive, Household Retail Services
Sandra  L. Derickson
Retired Group Executive, Household Retail Services


SANDRA L. DERICKSON has been a director of Hexcel since February 2002. Ms. Derickson is chair of our nominating and corporate governance committee, a member of our compensation committee and Lead Independent Director. 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, sh... 
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


W. KIM FOSTER has been a director of Hexcel since May 2007, and is a member of our audit committee and nominating and corporate governance committee. 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 Gen... 
Thomas A. Gendron
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Woodward Governor Company
Thomas A. Gendron
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Woodward Governor Company


THOMAS A. GENDRON has been a director of Hexcel since December 2010, and is a member of our compensation committee. Since 2007, 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. Mr. Gendron was President and Chief Executive Officer of Woodward f... 
Jeffrey  A.  Graves
Chief Executive Officer, MTS Systems Corporation
Jeffrey  A.  Graves
Chief Executive Officer, MTS Systems Corporation


JEFFREY A. GRAVES has been a director of Hexcel since July 2007, and is a member of our finance committee and nominating and corporate governance committee. 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 20... 
David  C.  Hill
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Sun Chemical Corporation
David  C.  Hill
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Sun Chemical Corporation


DAVID C. HILL has been a director of Hexcel since May 2008, and is a member of our audit committee and finance committee. Dr. Hill served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sun Chemical Corporation, a producer of printing inks and pigments, from 2001 until his retirement in December 2007. During this time he was also a Supervisory Board member of Sun Chemical Group B.V. Prior to joining Sun Chemical Corporation in 2001, Dr. Hill spent four years at JM Huber Corporation as President of E... 
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.


DAVID L. PUGH has been a director of Hexcel since July 2006, and is chair of our compensation committee. 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 of Applied from January 1999 to October 2000. Prior to joining Applied, Mr. Pugh was senior vice president of Rockwell Automation and general manager of Rockwell’s Industrial ... 
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


NICK L. STANAGE became a director and President & Chief Executive Officer of Hexcel in August 2013. He has served as President of the Company since November 2009, and also as our 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 2005 to October 2009, and serve... 

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.