Board of Directors

Wilfred T. O'Gara, Chairman, LSI Industries Inc. Managing Director, Buffalo Fork Holdings, LLC

Wilfred T. O'Gara has been a Director since January 1999 and was appointed Chairman in August 2018. Mr. O’Gara is the Managing Director of Buffalo Fork Holdings, LLC, an investment company. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Isoclima SpA from July 2017 to August 2018. Isoclima SpA produces transparent armor and other specialized glass and polycarbonate products for military and civilian armored vehicles. Prior to joining Isoclima, Mr. O'Gara served as Vice Chairman of The O’Gara Group, a security and defense related firm, from 2016 until July 2017 and he was the President and Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2017. He serves on the Company’s Executive Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

James A. Clark, President and Chief Executive Officer, LSI Industries Inc.

James A. Clark has been Chief Executive Officer since November 2018 and a Director since January 2019. Mr. Clark previously served as President and CEO at Alliance Tire Americas, Inc. (a KKR portfolio company) and as Managing Director at Dunes Point Capital. Mr. Clark has over 25 years of experience as a senior operating executive in global manufacturing and product services companies. Prior to joining Dunes Point Capital, he served as Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at Rexel Holdings USA, where he was responsible for the strategic planning and M&A activities for REXEL’s $3.5 billion U.S. operations. Prior to joining REXEL, Mr. Clark served in several senior executive positions with United Technologies Corporation (UTC) and General Electric (GE), including President of Electronic Security Products Group and CMO- VP of Global Sales for GE Security. He holds a BA in Business from The State University of New York – Regents and participated in postgraduate study programs at Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Business and the University of Virginia - Darden School of Business. The Board believes that Mr. Clark's substantial management and operating experience, as well as his position as our Chief Executive Officer, qualify him to serve on the Board. Mr. Clark is a member of the Company’s Executive Committee.

Amy L. Hanson, Chief Executive Officer, Amy Hanson Advisory Services

Amy L. Hanson has been a Director of the Company since January 2019. Ms. Hanson is currently the CEO of Amy Hanson Advisory Services, a retail management strategic services consulting firm, since April 2016. Ms. Hanson also serves on the boards of Messer, Inc. (one of the of the Midwest’s largest construction companies), Strivve, Inc. (formerly Switch Inc.), a Seattle based fin-tech start up, Charge Enterprises, Inc., a company engaged in telecommunications and electrical vehicle charging infrastructure and Credit First National Association (CFNA), a bank subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas. Prior to that she was an Executive Vice President and Corporate Officer for Macy’s Inc., a leading department store retailer with over 680 stores throughout the US for over 30 years. Ms. Hanson had responsibilities for leading financial, credit, and customer services for Macy’s. During her career at Macy’s, she also had direct responsibilities for procurement, real estate, store planning, design and construction as well as serving as Vice Chairman for Macy’s North. The Board believes that Ms. Hanson’s insight and experience in finance, strategic planning, and leadership through times of change, acquisitions and mergers for Macy’s qualify her to serve on the Board, as well as chair the Audit Committee, and as a member of the Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.

Chantel E. Lenard, Director

Chantel E. Lenard has been a Director of the Company since June 17, 2020. Ms. Lenard presently serves as a Lecturer of Marketing in the MBA program at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Ms. Lenard retired from Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) in 2017, having served as the top marketing executive for Ford in both the U.S. and Asia. From 2013 to 2017, Ms. Lenard held the position of U.S. Chief Marketing Officer, leading the organization's pricing, promotions, media, digital marketing, product strategy, and consumer experience activities. From 2010 to 2013, Ms. Lenard was based in Shanghai, China, as Vice President of Marketing for Ford's Asia Pacific and Africa operations, where she led the marketing activities for 11 countries across the region. In addition to her marketing roles, Ms. Lenard held a number of leadership positions in strategy, sales, finance, and purchasing during her 25-year career with Ford. Ms. Lenard presently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of TTM Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI), Uni-Select Inc. (TSX: UNS) and Charge Enterprises (NASDAQ: CHRG). The Board believes that Ms. Lenard's substantial marketing and management experience, particularly her leadership positions in strategy, sales, finance, and purchasing, qualify her to serve on the Board as well as on the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.

Robert P. Beech, President, PentaBeech, LLC

Robert P. Beech has been a Director since July 2013. Mr. Beech is currently the President of PentaBeech, LLC, a privately held, strategy and innovation advisory firm. Mr. Beech was formerly the Executive Chairman of Eccrine Systems, Inc., a privately held, Cincinnati-based biotechnology company that he co-founded in 2013. Mr. Beech was engaged as Entrepreneur-in-Residence for life sciences at CincyTechUSA from 2013-2019. From 2004 through 2012 he was a senior executive at Precigen, Inc. (formerly Intrexon Corporation), when it was a privately held biotechnology company based in Maryland. Prior to 2003, he was Chief Executive Officer of Digineer, Inc., an international healthcare IT software and services company he founded in 1986 and led until 2002. The Board believes that Mr. Beech’s substantial experience leading high-technology ventures as a CEO or senior corporate executive qualify him to serve on the Board. He serves as Chair of the Company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee.

Ronald D. Brown, Chairman, President & CEO (Retired), Milacron Inc.

Ronald D. Brown has been a Director since November 6, 2018. He served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company from April 23, 2018 to November 1, 2018. Mr. Brown served as Interim President & CEO of Cincinnati Incorporated from July 2020 to December 2020. Cincinnati Incorporated is a privately owned machine tool company. He served from March 2017 to 2018 as Vice Chairman of The Armor Group, Inc. which he joined in 2013 as chief operating officer. The Armor Group, Inc. is a certified woman-owned corporation that manufactures equipment and products and provides related services to a variety of industrial markets. Mr. Brown was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Milacron Inc. (NYSE) from 2001 to 2008 and President and Chief Operating Officer of Milacron Inc. from 1999 through 2001. Milacron is a supplier of plastic processing and metalworking fluid technologies. Mr. Brown has served as a director of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE) since 2001 and is the chairperson of its Personnel and Compensation Committee and a member of its Nominating and Governance Committee. A. O. Smith manufactures and markets comprehensive lines of water heaters and water treatment products. He also joined the James Advantage Funds Trust in 2014 as an independent trustee and serves on its Audit and Governance and Compensation Committees. The Board believes that Mr. Brown’s experience as the chief executive officer and chairman of a publicly held company provides valuable insight as to the issues and opportunities facing the Company. Further, he has international and manufacturing experience with The Armor Group and in his previous positions at Milacron. In addition, Mr. Brown has experience as a chief financial officer and a corporate attorney. The Board also believes that his legal background makes him well-suited to address legal and governance requirements of the SEC and NASDAQ. Mr. Brown serves on the Company’s Executive and Compensation Committees.

Ernest W. Marshall, Jr., EVP & Chief HR Officer, Eaton Corporation

Ernest W. Marshall, Jr.

has been a member of the board since August 2022 and also serves as a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Marshall has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Eaton Corporation located in Cleveland, Ohio since July 2018. He was Vice President of Human Resources of GE Aviation at the General Electric Company from August 2013 to April 2018 and has served as a director of Republic Bancorp since 2020. The board believes that Mr. Marshall’s two decades of experience in global human resources management and manufacturing qualify him to serve on the board, as well as the Compensation Committee.