Management and Board

Management and Board

Management

Jillian C. Evanko
Jillian C. Evanko
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Jillian C. Evanko Jillian C. Evanko is our President and Chief Executive Officer, serving in this capacity since June 13, 2018. Ms. Evanko joined the Company on February 13, 2017 as our Vice President of Finance after serving as the Vice President of Truck-Lite Co., LLC since October 2016. Prior to her position at Truck-Lite Co., LLC, Ms. Evanko held multiple executive positions at Dover Corporation and its subsidiaries, including the role of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dover Fluids since January 2014. Prior to joining Dover in 2004, Ms. Evanko worked in valuation services at Arthur Andersen, LLP and also held audit and accounting roles for Honeywell and Sony Corporation of America. In addition to serving on Chart’s Board of Directors, Ms. Evanko also serves as a director of Alliant Energy (NASDAQ: LNT).

Jill received a Masters of Business Administration from The University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from La Salle University.
Brad K. Babineaux
Brad K. Babineaux
President, E & C FinFans
Brad K. Babineaux Brad is President of our E & C FinFans segment. Prior to this role, he served as Vice President & General Manager, Brazed Aluminum Heat Exchangers and Cold Boxes which includes the LaCrosse, Wisconsin, New Iberia, Louisiana and Frankin, Indiana locations. Most recently, he has been a team member and key contributor of 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, LA 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.
Joseph Belling
Joseph Belling
President, E & C Cryogenics
Joseph Belling Joe is currently President of E & C Cryogenics . Prior to this role, Joe held the role of Vice President / General Manager 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 a variety of roles related to design and application of BAHX in key markets of Industrial Gas, Hydrocarbon and Petrochemical Processing, and LNG. In 2015 Mr. Belling was promoted to Sales Engineering Manager.

He also has related experience with Trane, a multi-national corporation specializing in the HVAC industry, where he held roles of increasing responsibility as a 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.
Hans Lonsain
Hans Lonsain
President of Chart D&S Eastern Hemisphere
Hans Lonsain Hans is the President of Chart Distribution and Storage, Eastern Hemisphere. Before that he was President of D&S Europe. He joined Chart (MVE) in 1999, as Business Director Applied Technology, responsible for Cryo Bio and LNG equipment. Subsequently, he was the Business Director LNG and Systems Group, (business responsibility for LNG equipment and installations, vaporizers, VJ pipe, spare parts and services). Hans then held progressive roles in Sales and Marketing, leading the sales team in Europe, Africa and The Middle East, until he was appointed Managing Director of Chart Ferox in 2008.

Before joining Chart, Hans spent 10 years at BOC Gases, serving in several Development and Sales Management positions. Hans started his career at Heineken Breweries, where he held multiple roles in production and management, leading to the role of Brewmaster, where he was responsible for production management and quality.

Hans holds a Masters degree in Forestry Economics from the Agricultural University Wageningen in The Netherlands.
Hugh G. Walker III (Grady)
Hugh G. Walker III (Grady)
President of Chart Industries Distribution & Storage, Western Hemisphere
Hugh G. Walker III (Grady) Grady is President of our Distribution and Storage, Western Hemisphere. Prior to this role, Grady was the President of Hudson Products Corporation, a company acquired by Chart in 2017. Prior to Hudson, Grady led the manufacturing organization for Exterran Holdings eastern hemisphere based in Dubai, with operations in the U.K., Singapore, India and the UAE. During his tenure Grady led the transformation of that organization from a products provider to a provider of turnkey modular plants. Central to this transformation was the establishment of major engineering centers in Chennai, India and Dubai for the design of turnkey plants as well as the development of fabrication capacity for the delivery of modular plant equipment.

Prior to his experience at Exterran, Grady was the CEO and a director of First Wave Marine, a private equity sponsored regional leader in ship repair services for the offshore oil and gas and marine transportation industries based in Houston. Grady began his career with Chevron Chemical Company where he advanced through positions of increasing responsibility in operations and project management.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University.
John Champion Bishop
John Champion Bishop
Chief Operating Officer
John Champion Bishop John is our Chief Operating Officer with oversight of Chart Business Services which coordinates global sourcing and cost improvement initiatives, merger integration and synergy capture. He will also oversee Chart's global strategy and business development, the development of Chart's digital platform, and investor relations. John brings with him over 17 years of experience in the global energy industry. Most recently, John worked for Morgan Stanley's investment bank as Head of Global Oilfield Services and a member of the North American Upstream team. Prior to that, Bishop spent 10 years with Citigroup's Global Energy Group, and worked for Deloitte Consulting and Motorola.

John received a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Aaron S. Bridges
Aaron S. Bridges
Vice President, Commercial Officer
Aaron S. Bridges Aaron is Vice President, Commercial Officer and is responsible for establishing and driving the global sales and marketing team with a focus on Chart’s industrial gas and energy business. In this role, he is responsible for coordinating client relationships and integrating them with strategic market requirements such that the sales and marketing efforts are aligned with Chart’s operational objectives.

He has held a variety of sales management roles with the company, as well as several senior management positions, including Vice President, Global Energy Sales, Vice President, Brazed Aluminum Heat Exchanger and Lifecycle Services, Vice President, Energy & Chemical Sales, and Vice President, Chart Cooler Service Company.

Prior to joining Chart, he was with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company for fifteen years as Director of Business Development, LNG, BDM Refining & Downstream, and BDM CB&I Services, along with several operations and engineering roles.

Aaron holds an MBA from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, and earned his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.
Herbert G. Hotchkiss
Herbert G. Hotchkiss
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Herbert G. Hotchkiss 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.
Scott W. Merkle
Scott W. Merkle
Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
Scott W. Merkle Scott is our Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, serving in this capacity since August 29, 2019 and is responsible for Corporate Accounting, Financial Planning and Analysis, Information Technology, Tax, Treasury, Internal Audit, and Chart Business Services. Scott joined the company on March 27, 2017 as Director of Financial Services after serving as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Truck-Lite Co., LLC since September 2015. He spent 15 years at Truck-Lite and held various executive positions in finance and information technologies including Director of International Finance & Information Technology. Prior to joining Truck-Lite in May 2000, he worked for the Carborundum Company, Monofrax Refractories Division for 12 years in various managerial accounting and finance roles.
Gerald F. (Gerry) Vinci
Gerald F. (Gerry) Vinci
VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
Gerald F. (Gerry) Vinci 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.

Board of Directors

Steven W. Krablin
Steven W. Krablin
Chairman of the board
Retired President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of T-3 Energy Services
Steven W. Krablin Steven W. Krablin has been a member of our Board of Directors since July 2006. Mr. Krablin served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of T-3 Energy Services, Inc. (“T-3”), an oilfield services company that manufactures products used in the drilling, production and transportation of oil and gas, from March 2009 until the sale of T-3 in January 2011. Prior to his employment with T-3, Mr. Krablin was a private investor since April 2005. From January 1996 until his retirement in April 2005, Mr. Krablin served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of National Oilwell Varco Inc. or its predecessors, a manufacturer and distributor of oil and gas drilling equipment and related services and products. Prior to 1996, Mr. Krablin served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Enterra Corporation until its merger with Weatherford International, Inc. Mr. Krablin also serves as a director of Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. and Precision Drilling.

Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nominations and Corporate Governance Committee
W. Douglas Brown
W. Douglas Brown
Director
Retired Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
W. Douglas Brown W. Douglas Brown has been a member of our Board of Directors since May 2008. Mr. Brown served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. ("Air Products"), a global supplier of industrial gases, performance materials and equipment and services, from 1999 until his retirement in 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Brown held General Counsel and various administrative positions with Air Products and its affiliates, including engineering, construction and energy-related businesses, from 1975.

Chair of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Nominations and Corporate Governance Committee
Carey Chen
Carey Chen
Director
Executive Chairman and President of Cincinnati Incorporated
Carey Chen Carey Chen has been a member of our Board of Directors since May 2018. Mr. Chen is currently Executive Chairman and President of Cincinnati Incorporated, a manufacturer of large industrial machine tools. Prior to joining Cincinnati Incorporated in January 2015, Mr. Chen served as Vice President of Hypertherm, Inc., a global provider of cutting products and solutions. During his eight year tenure at Hypertherm, Inc., Mr. Chen held various operating and corporate roles including Vice President & General Manager – Light Industrial Businesses, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Information Officer. Earlier in his career, Mr. Chen served as Vice President – Finance for Wiremold | Legrand (PARIS: LR.PA); Chief Financial Officer for Bayliner Marine Corporation, a division of the Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC); and held various financial planning and strategic development roles for AlliedSignal, Inc. (NYSE: ALD). Mr. Chen also currently serves as an independent director of Digital Alloys, Inc., and is the Treasurer of the American Welding Society.

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Singleton B. McAllister
Singleton B. McAllister
Director, Attorney, Senior Advisor with Husch Blackwell LLP
Singleton B. McAllister Singleton B. McAllister has been a member of our Board of Directors since November 2019. 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.

Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Nominations and Corporate Governance Committee
Michael L. Molinini
Michael L. Molinini
Director
Retired Chief Executive Officer and President of Airgas, Inc.
Michael L. Molinini 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.

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
David M. Sagehorn
David M. Sagehorn
Director; Vice President and CFO of Oshkosh Corporation
David M. Sagehorn David M. Sagehorn has been a member of our Board of Directors since May 2019. Since 2007, Mr. Sagehorn has 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 current 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.

Member of Audit committee
Member of Compensation committee
Elizabeth G. Spomer
Elizabeth G. Spomer
DIRECTOR
RETIRED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF VERESEN INC., PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF JORDAN COVE LNG, LLC
Elizabeth G. Spomer Elizabeth G. Spomer has been a member of our Board of Directors since May 2014. From October 2014 until her retirement, Ms. Spomer served as Executive Vice President of Veresen Inc. ('Veresen') and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Jordan Cove LNG LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Veresen. Veresen is an energy infrastructure and operations company with a focus on developing North American natural gas infrastructure. Prior to joining Veresen Ms. Spomer was Senior Vice President, Global Business Development since 2012 for BG Group plc, a multinational energy company engaged in the exploration, development and production of natural gas and oil. Ms. Spomer joined BG Group in 2002, as Chief Executive Officer of BG LNG Services and, from 2004 to 2011, Ms. Spomer served as Senior Vice President, Business Development - Americas and Global LNG Region. Prior to joining BG Group, Ms. Spomer was employed from 1998 by BP plc, a multinational energy company with integrated operations in the oil and gas industry, most recently as Vice President of Asia Pacific Global LNG. Prior to that, Ms. Spomer was with Amoco Production Company, a global chemical and oil company, before it merged with BP plc, and she worked with other energy companies in various management positions earlier in her career.

Member of the Audit Committee
Chairperson of the Nominations and Corporate Governance Committee