James Simonton

James L. Simonton has served as a director of the Company since May 19, 2010, as Chairman of the Board of Directors since November 9, 2011, and is the Chairman of the Corporate Development Committee. Mr. Simonton previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from January 15, 2000 until his retirement on January 1, 2007 and as a director of the Company from May 28, 1998 to January 1, 2007. From January 1, 2007 through March 31, 2010, Mr. Simonton served as an advisor to our Board. From 1992 until December 31, 1999, Mr. Simonton served as the Vice President of Purchasing and Supplier Development for International Truck and Engine Corporation (now known as Navistar). In such capacity, Mr. Simonton was in charge of the purchasing of all production materials, in-bound and out-bound freight and logistics and the development of suppliers. Mr. Simonton has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Dayton and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University. As a result of these and other professional experiences, the Board of Directors has concluded that Mr. Simonton should serve as a director because of his indepth insight and knowledge about the Company’s markets and operations, as well as his extensive background in the medium and heavy duty truck industries.

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