Board of Directors

Lonny J. Carpenter

Member Since: May 2018

Independent Lead Director

Mr. Carpenter served as Group President, Global Quality and Business Operations for Stryker Corporation (“Stryker”) [NYSE: SYK] from January 2016 to March 2019. In this role, Mr. Carpenter was responsible for setting company-wide direction for quality, manufacturing, procurement and logistics strategies, as well as oversight of Stryker’s commercial business operations in Europe, Canada, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. Mr. Carpenter served at Stryker as the Group President, Global Quality and Operations from 2011 to 2016, as the Group President, Instruments and Medical from 2008 to 2011, and as the President, Medical Division from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Carpenter began his career with Stryker in 1989, including serving as the Vice President, Global Operations. Mr. Carpenter holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Mr. Carpenter’s significant executive operating and commercial experience in the medical technology industry, as well as his broad business background in global manufacturing, engineering, supply chain, quality assurance, and regulatory affairs, provides the Board with greater insight into the healthcare industry and makes him well-qualified to serve on the Board.

Matthijs Glastra

Member Since: September 2016

Chair & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Glastra was appointed Chair of the Company’s Board of Directors on May 13, 2021 and has served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer since September 1, 2016. He joined Novanta Inc. [Nasdaq: NOVT] in 2012 as Group President, and was appointed the Company’s Chief Operating Officer in February 2015. Prior to Novanta, he led and grew global technology businesses in advanced industrial and medical end-markets during an 18-year career with Philips [NYSE: PHG], both in Europe and in Silicon Valley. At Philips, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Philips Entertainment Lighting in 2012 and as Chief Operating Officer of Philips Lumileds from 2007 to 2012. Prior to that, he held multiple General Manager and Vice President positions at the Philips Healthcare, Semiconductor and Lighting divisions from 1994 to 2007. He also served as Director of Corporate Strategy in the Philips corporate headquarters. Mr. Glastra, a Dutch citizen, holds a Master of Science Degree in Applied Physics from Delft University of Technology, an Advanced Engineering Degree from ESPCI in Paris, France, and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Mr. Glastra’s 25 years of leadership and executive operating experience in Original Equipment Manufacturer based technology businesses in advanced industrial and medical end markets, and his intimate knowledge of the Company’s businesses provide valuable insight to the Board in formulating and executing the Company strategy.

Barbara B. Hulit

Member Since: July 2022

Ms. Hulit served as CEO and President of the Advanced Healthcare Solutions segment of Fortive Corporation [NYSE: FTV] from July 2021 until her retirement in April 2022 and Senior Vice President from June 2016 to July 2021. While at Fortive, she also had company-wide responsibility for the Fortive Business System office, IT, procurement, and high growth markets. Prior to the 2016 spin-off of Fortive from Danaher Corporation [NYSE: DHR], Ms. Hulit held both line and staff roles at Danaher. She led the Danaher Business System (DBS) Office from 2012 to 2016 and was the President of Fluke Corporation from 2005 to 2012. Ms. Hulit started her post-graduate career with The Boston Consulting Group where she worked primarily on growth strategies. Ms. Hulit holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from the University of Texas and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Ms. Hulit was named one of the top women in STEM for her role in establishing Washington STEM and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Graduate School of the Kellogg School of Management. She is also a member of the board of directors at Envista Holdings Corporation [NYSE: NVST], a global dental business. Ms. Hulit brings to the Company’s Board of Directors extensive experience in business strategy, operations, innovation, M&A and IT.

Maxine L. Mauricio

Member Since: May 2020

Ms. Mauricio has served as General Counsel and Secretary of EMCOR Group Inc. [NYSE: EME], a provider of facilities construction and industrial services, since January 2016. Ms. Mauricio has been an Executive Vice President of EMCOR since February 2021 and was a Senior Vice President from January 2016 to February 2021. From January 2012 to December 2015, Ms. Mauricio was Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of EMCOR, and from May 2002 to December 2011, she served as EMCOR’s Assistant General Counsel. Prior to joining EMCOR, Ms. Mauricio was an associate at Ropes & Gray LLP. Ms. Mauricio received her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Dartmouth College, which awarded her the Charles Woodbury Law Prize. She graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School. Currently, Ms. Mauricio is a board member of the Native American Alumni Association of Dartmouth College. In 2016, Dartmouth awarded Ms. Mauricio the Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs Leader of the Year Award. Ms. Mauricio brings to the Company’s Board of Directors extensive corporate governance, legal, cybersecurity leadership and compliance expertise acquired at a global Fortune 500 company. Ms. Mauricio’s presence on the Board also enhances the Board’s gender and ethnic diversity.

Katherine A. Owen

Member Since: February 2021

Ms. Owen served as Vice President and Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of Stryker Corporation [NYSE: SYK], from June 2020 to March 2021 and served as Vice President of Strategy and Investor Relations at Stryker from 2007 to 2020, where she was responsible for overseeing the strategic planning and business development processes, as well as investor relations. Prior to that, Ms. Owen served as a medical technology analyst at Merrill Lynch. She previously served as a medical technology analyst at Cowen & Co./SG Cowen [Nasdaq: COWN]. Ms. Owen also worked as a corporate lending analyst at State Street Bank and an underwriter at Chubb Insurance Corporation [NYSE: CB]. Ms. Owen holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from Boston College. Ms. Owen brings to the Company’s Board of Directors extensive experience and valuable insights on corporate development, strategy, and investor relations.

Thomas N. Secor

Member Since: June 2012

Mr. Secor has been Managing Director of Morningside Heights Capital, an investment firm, since March 2012. From April 2007 until March 2012, Mr. Secor was employed by Goldman Sachs & Co [NYSE: GS], where he worked with Liberty Harbor, an absolute-return investment fund. While at Liberty Harbor, Mr. Secor focused on the fund’s fundamental investment strategies, including debt and equity transactions. From 2005 until March 2007, Mr. Secor was a Director and member of the legal group at Amaranth Advisors, an investment advisor. From 1998 until 2005, Mr. Secor was an attorney with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton where he specialized in corporate and securities law. Mr. Secor previously served on the boards of directors of The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P) and Wolverine Advanced Materials, both privately held companies. Mr. Secor received his B.A., cum laude, from Pomona College and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Chicago Law School. Mr. Secor brings to the Company’s Board of Directors more than 20 years of experience in strategic transactions, corporate finance and profit management across a wide range of industries, as well as extensive corporate governance experience.

Darlene J. S. Solomon, Ph.D.

Member Since: June 2022

Dr. Solomon has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Agilent Technologies, Inc. [NYSE: A], a global leader in the life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets, since 2006. Prior to 2006, Dr. Solomon served as Vice President and Director of Agilent Laboratories, Agilent's centralized advanced research organization. She joined Agilent in 1999 and served in a dual capacity as the director of the Life Sciences Technologies Laboratory and as the senior director, research and development/technology for Agilent’s Life Sciences and Chemical Analysis business. She received her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at Stanford University and her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry at MIT. Dr. Solomon is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and serves on multiple academic and government advisory boards focused on science, technology, and innovation. With extensive knowledge and experience in markets important to Novanta and leading innovation in a diversified global technology enterprise, Dr. Solomon brings to the Company’s Board of Directors valuable insight on research and development, strategy, sustainability, and additional operational challenges faced by companies focused on commercialization of technology innovations.  Dr. Solomon also serves on the Board of Directors at Materion Corporation [NYSE: MTRN], a leader in Advanced Materials.

Frank A. Wilson

Member Since: May 2021

Mr. Wilson served most recently as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of PerkinElmer, Inc. [NYSE: PKI], a life sciences diagnostics, discovery and analytical solutions company, from 2009 until his retirement in 2018. Prior to joining PerkinElmer, Mr. Wilson held key business development and finance roles for over 12 years at Danaher Corporation [NYSE: DHR], a global science and technology conglomerate, including the position of Corporate Vice President of Investor Relations. Earlier in his career, Mr. Wilson worked for several years at AlliedSignal, Inc., now Honeywell International Inc. [Nasdaq: HON], where he served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the Commercial Avionics Systems division. Prior to Allied Signal, he held financial and controllership positions of increasing responsibility at PepsiCo Inc. [Nasdaq: PEP], as well as roles at E.F. Hutton and Company and KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. Wilson is a member of the board of directors of Alkermes plc [Nasdaq: ALKS], a public fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company, and Cabot Corporation [NYSE: CBT], a public global specialty chemicals and performance materials company. From 2015 to early 2019, Mr. Wilson served as a member of the board of directors of Sparton Corporation, a provider of complex and sophisticated electromechanical devices, where he also served as the chair of the audit committee and chair of the board. Mr. Wilson is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Wilson brings to the Company’s Board of Directors extensive experience and expertise in financial management and business growth strategy from a variety of global industries.

Chairperson Emeritus

Stephen W. Bershad

Chairperson Emeritus of Novanta Inc. [Nasdaq: NOVT] Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Mr. Bershad became Chairperson Emeritus in May 2021. He previously served as Director and Chairperson of the Novanta Board of Directors from July 2010 until May 2021.

Mr. Bershad was the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of EMCOR Group, Inc. [NYSE: EME], a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses from May 2013 until May 2018. Mr. Bershad was Chairperson of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Axsys Technologies, Inc. (“Axsys”), a manufacturer of surveillance and imaging equipment, from 1986 until 2009. Prior thereto, he was a Managing Director of Lehman Brothers, Inc., an investment banking firm, and its predecessor firms, where he held a series of senior management positions in private equity and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Bershad has an invaluable background in investment banking, finance and business and played an instrumental role in the Company’s growth trajectory during his tenure as the Chairperson.