Jillian (Jill) Evanko is President and Chief Executive Officer of Chart Industries, Inc. (NYSE: GTLS), serving in this capacity since June of 2018. Ms. Evanko joined Chart in February of 2017 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Chart, Jill was the Chief Financial Officer of Truck-Lite Co., LLC as well as having held multiple operational and financial executive positions at Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV) and its subsidiaries. Prior to joining Dover in 2004, Ms. Evanko held financial and operational roles at Arthur Andersen, LLP, Honeywell Corporation and Sony Corporation. In addition to serving on Chart’s Board of Directors, Ms. Evanko also serves as an independent director of the Board of Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH).
Jill received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from La Salle University. She is the winner of the 2020 ExxonMobil Power Play Rainmaker award, the 2020 S&P Global Platts Energy Award for Chief Trailblazer, and the World LNG Executive of the Year 2020. She serves on the non-profit Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF).
Brad K. Babineaux
Vice President, Operations North America
Brad is Vice President of Operations for North America including our La Crosse (WI) , New Iberia (LA) sites. Prior to this role, he was President of our E & C FinFans segment and served as VP & GM, Brazed Aluminum Heat Exchangers and Cold Boxes which includes the LaCrosse, Wisconsin, New Iberia, Louisiana and Franklin, Indiana locations. He was a team member and key contributor to the Chart Special Operations team since its inception in 2018. Brad has been with Chart since 2005 and also served in the role of General Manager of Energy & Chemicals New Iberia, Louisiana facility.
Brad is a graduate of Park University and has completed courses at both Georgia Institute of Technology in Lean Manufacturing and Louisiana State University in Executive Development.
Chief Commercial Officer
Joe is currently the Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for strategically and profitably growing both our industrial gas and traditional energy markets as well as expanding our customer touchpoints in new specialty and clean energy markets and applications. Prior to this role Joe was the President of the Energy & Chemicals (E & C) segment, and previously held the roles of President of E & C Cryogenics and VP/GM of Chart’s Brazed Aluminum Heat Exchangers (BAHX) business.
Joe began his career as a Sales/Applications Engineer with ALTEC International in 1993. As ALTEC transitioned into Chart Energy & Chemicals, Mr. Belling took on several roles related to commercialization, design and application of BAHX, Cold Boxes, and Core-in-Kettles® in key markets of Industrial Gas, Hydrocarbon and Petrochemical Processing, and LNG.
He also has related experience with Trane, a multi-national corporation specializing in the HVAC industry, where he held roles of increasing responsibility as Product Planning and New Product Introduction Leader for Trane’s Global Parts Division
Joe has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Joe is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Joe has been with Chart since 1993 and has held various roles, starting his career as a Product Engineer and then the Strategic Sourcing Manager for MVE. His former roles have included Materials Manager , Director of Global sourcing and most recently VP & GM of Bulk Gas Products.
He holds a BS of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Masters of Business Administration, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.
President, Operations EMEA and India
Miroslav is President of Operations for EMEA and India region including our Goch (DE), Monheim (DE), Gablingen (DE), Ornago (IT), Imbagnolo (IT), Lery (FR), Decin (CR), Stockholm (SWE) and Sri City (IN) sites. Since joining Chart in 2002, he has held various business and general management positions that include Business Director Chart D&S Europe, VP/General Manager Packaged Gas in Ball Ground, Georgia and most recently President of Chart Distribution and Storage Northwestern Europe. Prior to joining Chart, Miroslav worked for Ericsson and Balcke-Dürr Industrial Cooling. Miroslav holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Sheffield Hallam University in the UK and a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of West Bohemia in the Czech Republic.
President, Global Engineering and Chief Technology Officer
Doug is responsible to the CEO for all matters involving Chart engineering and technology to include process and product development as well as all research and development efforts. Additionally, he is the senior Chart Industries Fellow and is responsible for the Chart Fellows and Key Experts program recognizing outstanding technical contributors within the company. Prior to this role, Doug was the Vice President, Process Plant Technology for E & C.
Doug joined Chart in 1978 and has served in multiple engineering and leadership roles to include the General Manager of operations in New Iberia, Louisiana and the General Manager of the Process Systems business in The Woodlands, Texas. He has 7 patents in the LNG field and the co-inventor of the IPSMR® LNG liquefaction process and heavy hydrocarbon removal process for LNG.
He also has related experience with Pratt and Whitney Aircraft and Praxair.
Doug has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Louisiana State University.
Herbert G. Hotchkiss
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Herbert G. Hotchkiss is our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, serving in this capacity since March 5, 2019. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hotchkiss spent over 11 years at Truck-Lite Co., LLC as Vice President and Corporate Counsel. Prior to joining Truck-Lite, Herb worked for Blair Corporation as its Vice President and General Counsel. Herb was employed as a Cleveland attorney, working as a corporate associate at Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP and Hahn, Loeser & Parks LLP. Mr. Hotchkiss graduated cum laude from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University with his J.D. in 1996, and he received his LL.M. in Taxation from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1998.
Vice President and General Manager of E&C Fin Fan
Harry is Vice President and General Manager of E&C FinFans including our Beasley (TX) and Pombia, Italy sites. Harry joined Chart, in early 2022, coming from a long executive career in precision aerospace machining & hydraulics systems used in Navy Nuclear submarines. With over 40 years of domestic and international assignments, Harry’s career has been shaped to focus on manufacturing excellence and operating results.
Harry holds a Bachelors in Business from Southern New Hampshire University and is a certified quality engineer and a graduate of the SKF Leadership Program in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Vice President, Operations China
Sherry is Vice President of Operations for our Changzhou, China site. Sherry has been with Chart since 2001 in various product management roles. She graduated from Jiangsu University of Science & Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Heat Treatment Technology.
Director of Sustainability and Marketing
Ali is Director of Sustainability and Marketing, responsible for helping our company achieve our environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) targets and increase our global branding strategy. Prior to this role, Ali was the Product Manager for Liquid Cylinder and Beverage products as well as an inaugural member of Chart’s Executive Leadership Program. Ali holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Vice President of Operations Western Hemisphere
Shane is Vice President of Operations for our Western Hemisphere manufacturing sites of Ball Ground (GA), New Prague (MN), Theodore (AL), Tulsa, (OK), Fremont (CA), Duluth (GA), and Fayetteville (AR). Since joining Chart in February 2018, Shane has held various positions such as Plant Manager for our Ball Ground (GA) site. Prior to joining Chart, Shane served in the roles Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and President at Snapper/Briggs Manufacturing & Engineering. He worked for Apache Mills as their Chief Operating Officer. Shane holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Tennessee Tech University, and is a ASQC Certified Quality Engineer C.Q.E.
Gerald F. (Gerry) Vinci
Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Gerald F. Vinci is our Chief Human Resources Officer and has served in that capacity since December 5, 2016, when he joined the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Vinci held various executive Human Resources roles at Dover Corporation from February 2013 to November 2016, including Vice President, Human Resources for Dover Engineered Systems and Dover Refrigeration and Food Equipment Segments. From 1997 to 2013, Mr. Vinci served in numerous Human Resources executive roles and as Senior Counsel for Harsco Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Vinci was an attorney for Sunoco, Inc.
Vice President, Investor Relations
John Walsh is our Vice President of Investor Relations, joining in 2022. Prior to joining the Company, John spent 15 years covering the Multi-Industry and Electrical Equipment sector as a sell-side analyst. Most recently, John was a director at Credit Suisse. He previously worked at Barclays Capital and Nomura. John is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and holds a Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED) accreditation. He also holds Bachelor's degrees in Finance and Philosophy from Boston College.
Chart's Board of Directors
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Singleton B. McAllister
Chair of the Board; Attorney, Senior Advisor with Husch Blackwell LLP
Singleton B. McAllister has been a member of our Board of Directors since November 2019 and Chair of the Board of Directors since May 2022. A leader in government affairs regulatory law for over 30 years, she has held several senior positions at the national level including senior counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget. Ms. McAllister was the chief legal advisor to 72 U.S. missions around the world. She represents companies and trade associations throughout a wide range of industries in public and regulatory matters related to international trade, transportation, energy and healthcare. Ms. McAllister serves on the Board of Directors of public utility holding company Alliant Energy, and was voted on the proxy board of Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, Inc. She is also a board member of Anterix and serves as Vice Chair for the National Women’s History Museum
Director; Retired Chief Executive Officer and President of Airgas, Inc.
Michael L. Molinini has been a member of our Board of Directors since March 2017. Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Molinini served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Airgas, Inc. (“Airgas”) from August 2012 until May 23, 2016, and was Interim Chief Executive Officer from May 23, 2016 until June 30, 2016, when Airgas was acquired by Air Liquide. Mr. Molinini also served as a director of Airgas from May 2012 until May 2016. Before that time, Mr. Molinini served in various capacities at Airgas, including as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from January 2005 until August 2012, as well as positions at National Welders Supply Company and the Linde Division of Union Carbide Corporation.
Director; Retired Executive Vice President and CFO of Oshkosh Corporation
David M. Sagehorn has been a member of our Board of Directors since May 2019. From 2007 to April 2020, Mr. Sagehorn served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Oshkosh Corporation, a global producer of specialty trucks, truck bodies, and access equipment used in the defense, construction, and services market. Prior to his role at Oshkosh, he served in various other capacities including as Director – Business Development, Vice President -Defense Finance, Vice President – McNeilus Finance, Vice President – Business Development, and Vice President and Treasurer.
Director; Retired Director of Global Stewardship for Schlumberger Ltd.
Paula Harris has over 34 years of experience in international oilfield services with Schlumberger Ltd. Educated as a petroleum engineer with a Bachelor of Science, Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University, Ms. Harris initially worked in field operations offshore before progressing into leadership roles in training, sales and ultimately, in environmental-social (ES) sustainability. She most recently served as Director of Global Stewardship for Schlumberger from 2015 until her retirement in June 2020. Ms. Harris led the development and implementation of metrics-based, cost efficient ES programs tailored to meet the local needs of stakeholders, communities and customers. She was responsible for aiding the delivery of the long-term Schlumberger sustainable development goals in carbon reduction, energy efficiency, increased green technology sales and increased female and minority employees. Ms. Harris serves on several privately-held and non-profit boards. She is a founding member of the all-girls engineering school, the Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy. In 2020, she received the Women Who Mean Business Lifetime Achievement award from the Houston Business Journal and in 2019, the Women on the Move award from Texas Executive Women and the UN Global Citizenship Award. Paula also has a Master of Education, Technical Instruction and Learning from Abilene Christian University.
Director; Former Vice President Treasurer of Medtronic
Linda Harty is a proven board member and her extensive broad-based experience across finance, accounting, treasury & tax in addition to strategy, capital allocation and M&A aligns well with the strategic direction of Chart. Ms. Harty previously served as Vice President, Treasurer of Medtronic, a global company specializing in medical technology, services and solutions. Ms. Harty also served as Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Group CFO at Cardinal Health in Columbus, Ohio and has held financial leadership positions at RTM Restaurant Group, BellSouth, ConAgra and Kimberly-Clark. Ms. Harty earned her undergraduate degrees in finance and economics from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, and furthered her studies in accounting at Georgia State University. In addition to Chart’s Board, Ms. Harty serves on three boards of directors, Parker Hannifin, Wabtec, and Syneos Health.
Roger Strauch is chairman of The Roda Group, an early-stage venture capital group focused on investment opportunities that address the consequences of climate change, stress on the Earth's natural resources and the increased demand for low carbon energy. Mr. Strauch has incubated and developed technologies sold to HP, Logitech, and American Greetings. Mr. Strauch is the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cool Systems, the manufacturer of Game Ready, a medical physical therapy system, which was sold to Halyard Health in 2018. He was CEO and former chairman of Ask Jeeves (now Ask.com) a leading search engine on the web. Mr. Strauch recently served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley. He is a member of the Engineering Dean's College Advisory Board of University of California at Berkeley and is the recipient of the 2002 Wheeler Oak Meritorious Award from the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Strauch is a member of the Madison Council, a philanthropic advisory board to the Librarian of Congress. He is also on the Board of Trustees of the Northside Center for Child Development, a mental health social services agency in Harlem, New York City. Mr. Strauch earned a Bachelor of Science degree, with distinction, from Cornell University and Master of Science degree from Stanford University, both in electrical engineering. He holds two patents in the area of wireless communications.