Management

Management

Mr. Carl R. Christenson
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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Carl R. Christenson, 59, has been the Chairman of the Altra board of directors since April 2014, the Chief Executive Officer of Altra since January 2009 and a director since July 2007. Prior to his current position, Mr. Christenson served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Altra from January 2005 to December 2008. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Christenson was the President of Kaydon Bearings, a manufacturer of custom-engineered bearings and a division of Kaydon Corporation. Prior to joining Kaydon, Mr. Christenson held a number of management positions at TB Wood’s Incorporated and several positions at the Torrington Company. Mr. Christenson served as a director at Vectra Co., f/k/a OM Group, Inc., a NYSE listed technology-driven diversified industrial company, from 2014 to 2015. Mr. Christenson holds a M.S. and B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic. 
Mr. Christian Storch
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Christian Storch

Christian Storch, 58, has been the Chief Financial Officer of Altra since December 2007. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Storch was the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Standex International Corporation (“Standex International”). Mr. Storch also served on the Board of Directors of Standex International from October 2004 to December 2007. Mr. Storch also served as Standex International’s Treasurer from 2003 to April 2006 and Manager of Corporate Audit and Assurance Services from July 1999 to 2003. Prior to Standex International, Mr. Storch was a Divisional Financial Director and Corporate Controller at Vossloh AG, a publicly held German transport technology company. Mr. Storch has also previously served as an Audit Manager with Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Mr. Storch holds a degree in business administration from the University of Passau, Germany.

Mr. Glenn E. Deegan
Vice President, Legal & Human Resources, General Counsel and Secretary
Glenn Deegan

Glenn E. Deegan, 52, has been the Vice President, Legal and Human Resources, General Counsel and Secretary of Altra since June 2009. Prior to his current position, Mr. Deegan served as the General Counsel and Secretary of Altra since September 2008. From March 2007 to August 2008, Mr. Deegan served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Averion International Corp., a publicly held global provider of clinical research services. Prior to Averion, from June 2001 to March 2007, Mr. Deegan served as Director of Legal Affairs and then as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of MacroChem Corporation, a publicly held specialty pharmaceutical company. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Deegan served as Assistant General Counsel of Summit Technology, Inc., a publicly held manufacturer of ophthalmic laser systems. Mr. Deegan previously spent over six years engaged in the private practice of law and also served as law clerk to the Honorable Francis J. Boyle in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Mr. Deegan holds a B.S. from Providence College and a J.D. from Boston College.

Mr. Gerald P. Ferris
Vice President of Global Sales
Gerald Ferris

Gerald P. Ferris, 69, has been the Vice President of Global Sales of Altra since May 2007 and held the same position with Power Transmission Holdings, LLC, Altra’s predecessor, since March 2002. He is responsible for the worldwide sales of Altra’s broad product platform. Mr. Ferris joined Altra’s predecessor in 1978 and since joining has held various positions. He became the Vice President of Sales for Boston Gear in 1991. Mr. Ferris holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from Stonehill College.

Mr. Todd B. Patriacca
Vice President of Finance, Corporate Controller and Treasurer
Todd Patriacca

Todd B. Patriacca, 48, has been the Vice President of Finance, Corporate Controller and Treasurer of Altra since February 2010. Prior to his current position, Mr. Patriacca served as the Vice President of Finance, Corporate Controller and Assistant Treasurer of Altra since October 2008 and previous to that, as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller since May 2007 and as Corporate Controller since May 2005. Prior to joining Altra, Mr. Patriacca was Corporate Finance Manager at MKS Instruments Inc. (“MKS”), a semi-conductor equipment manufacturer since March 2002. Prior to MKS, Mr. Patriacca spent over ten years at Arthur Andersen LLP in the Assurance Advisory practice. Mr. Patriacca is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.A. in History from Colby College and an M.B.A. and an M.S. in Accounting from Northeastern University.

Mr. Craig Schuele
Vice President of Marketing and Business Development
Craig Schuele

Craig Schuele, 55, has been the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development of Altra since May 2007 and held the same position with Altra’s predecessor since July 2004. He is responsible for global marketing as well as coordinating Altra’s merger and acquisition activity. Prior to his current position, Mr. Schuele was the Vice President of Marketing of Altra since March 2002, and previous to that he was the Director of Marketing of Altra. Mr. Schuele joined Altra’s predecessor in 1986 and holds a B.S. degree in Management from Rhode Island College.