Board of Directors
The mission of our Board of Directors is to represent the interests of shareholders in the long-term performance of the business. Our Board is committed to sound corporate governance structures and policies that enable us to operate our business responsibly and with integrity, and to position us to compete more effectively, sustain our success and build long-term shareholder value.
Our Board is currently comprised of nine directors, including our Chairman and our Presiding Director. Of our nine directors, three were born outside of the United States and two identify as under-represented minorities (Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Asian, Native American or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or two or more Races or Ethnicities). One identifies as LGBTQ+. Three of our directors are women.
Board of Directors
Director since 1987
Board committee membership: none
Mr. Loeffler has been a Director since 1987 and Chairman of the Board since 1997. His extensive experience in the interconnect industry and 50-year association with Amphenol, together with his leadership, international experience, technology background and close association with the culture of Amphenol are of tremendous value to the Board.
Mr. Loeffler had been an employee of Amphenol for 37 years when he retired in December 2010. He was Executive Chair of the Company from 2009 to 2010, Chief Executive Officer from 1996 to 2008 and President from 1987 to 2007. Prior to assuming the position of President, he oversaw the Company’s international operations, and prior to that served in general management and operations roles in several European countries. He has a technology background with a PhD in physics and experience as a researcher in the field of semiconductors.
Mr. Loeffler is of Austrian origin and has residence, work and cultural experience in many European countries. He earned his B.S. and PhD from the University of Innsbruck, Austria.
Board committee membership: Audit, Compensation, Nominating/Corporate Governance (Chair)
Mr. Falck has been a Director since 2013 and Presiding Director since 2016. He brings to the Board decades of legal and financial acumen, in particular with respect to corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, financing, compliance and legal matters.
Mr. Falck has more than 40 years of experience as a legal advisor to public and private companies. From 2009 to 2017, he was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Pinnacle West Capital and its primary subsidiary, Arizona Public Service Company, where he had responsibility for the company’s legal affairs and corporate secretary functions, while also serving on the executive risk and strategy committees. He continued as Executive Vice President, Law, from 2017 through April 2018. From 2007 to 2009, he was Senior Vice President, Law for New Jersey-based Public Service Enterprise Group and served as a member of its executive group. From 1987 to 2007, Mr. Falck was an attorney, partner and managing board member of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. During that time, he provided strategic advice for a range of clients in the manufacturing, energy and telecommunications industries in the U.S. and abroad, including to Amphenol. Throughout his career, he has advised public company boards on a broad range of corporate governance matters. While practicing law, he also advised on mergers and acquisitions both domestically and internationally.
Mr. Falck also serves on the non-profit boards of Exeter Health Resources and Exeter Hospital.
He earned his B.A. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Colgate University and his J.D. summa cum laude, Order of the Coif from Washington & Lee University School of Law.
Board committee membership: Audit, Compensation
Ms. Altobello has been a Director since 2021. Her strength in attracting, training and retaining top talent combined with her experience as an audit partner to large global publicly traded corporations provide important perspective and depth to the Board.
Ms. Altobello was Global Vice Chair, Talent of Ernst & Young (EY), where she was responsible for the firm’s global talent and people strategy from July 2014 to June 2018. Prior to that, she held a number of senior positions at EY, including Americas Vice Chair, Talent; Managing Partner, Northeast Region Audit and Advisory Practices; and Managing Partner, North American Audit Practice. During her time at EY, she also served as the audit partner for a number of leading global, publicly traded corporations.
Ms. Altobello is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She serves on the board of MarketAxess Holdings, where she is the chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation and Talent Committee. She also serves on the board of Wex, where she is a member of the Audit Committee and the Leadership Development and Compensation Committee. In addition, Ms. Altobello serves on the boards of two private companies, Ports America and HR Acuity and on the boards of the non-profit organizations Fidelity Charitable, Mentor National Partnership and Fairfield University.
Ms. Altobello earned her B.S. in accounting, with honors, from Fairfield University. She has attended numerous executive leadership programs including at Harvard Business School and Northwestern University. She has earned a certificate in Board Excellence from Harvard Business School and a certificate in Climate Change from Diligent.
Board committee membership: Audit (Chair), Executive, Finance
Mr. Jepsen has been a Director since 2005. He has a deep familiarity with the operations, markets, technologies and other business matters of Amphenol while also bringing significant experience in public accounting and auditing.
Mr. Jepsen was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Amphenol from 1989 through 2004. Subsequently, he was employed as a non-executive Advisor to the Company from 2005 through his retirement in 2006. From December 2010 to November 2022, Mr. Jepsen was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coburn Technologies, a manufacturer and marketer of lens processing systems and equipment for the ophthalmic industry. Prior to joining Amphenol, Mr. Jepsen was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mr. Jepsen earned his B.A. in accounting from Antioch College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Board committee membership: Executive (Chair), Nominating/Corporate Governance, Finance
Ms. Lane has been a Director since 2020. Her deep technology background, together with her years of experience with leading international global hardware operations including supply chains provide the Board with unique and valuable insights.
Ms. Lane retired from Apple Inc. in 2014 where she had served as Vice President of Operations and oversaw the launch of the iPad and manufacturing of the Mac Desktop & Accessories product lines. From 2006 until 2008, Ms. Lane was Senior Vice President Integrated Supply Chain/Chief Procurement Officer at Motorola. Prior to working at Motorola, Ms. Lane held various senior-level operations roles at IBM for more than 10 years. Ms. Lane also served for five years as a Captain in the United States Air Force. She serves on the board of L3Harris Technologies, where she is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Finance Committee and on the board of Signify, where she is a member of the Nominating/Governance Committee and the Digital Committee.
In addition to her public directorships, she currently serves on the private board of Alkegen. Previously, she also served on the Purdue University Electrical & Computer Engineering Advisory Board.
Ms. Lane earned a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the United States Air Force Academy, an M.S. in electrical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from UC Berkley. Purdue University has recognized her as a distinguished electrical engineering alumni (2011) and as a distinguished engineering alumni (2014).
Board committee membership: Audit, Compensation (Chair), Executive
Mr. Livingston has been a Director since 2018. He brings to the Board a successful track record leading a large, publicly-traded U.S. multinational industrial company, together with his extensive experience in manufacturing, mergers and acquisitions and finance.
Mr. Livingston served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dover Corporation from 2008 through 2018 and also served as its Chief Operating Officer in 2008. From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Livingston served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dover Engineered Systems, and served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dover Electronics from 2004 to 2007. Prior to these roles, he served as the President of Vectron International in 2004. Mr. Livingston currently serves on the board of RPM International where he is a member of the Compensation Committee.
In addition to his public board service, Mr. Livingston serves on the boards of a private company, API/ Spectrum Controls, and the non-profit Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. From 2014 to 2021 he served on the board of the Chicago Council of Global Affairs.
Mr. Livingston earned his B.S. degree in Business Administration from Salisbury University.
Board committee membership: none
Mr. Norwitt has been a Director since 2009. He has been our Chief Executive Officer since 2009 and has a broad array of prior experience within our Company. He brings to the Board vision, market and technology knowledge, merger and acquisition experience, international exposure and knowledge of the day-to-day business, operating model and culture of Amphenol.
Mr. Norwitt has been an employee of Amphenol or its subsidiaries since 1998. He has been President since 2007 and Chief Executive Officer since 2009. Mr. Norwitt was Chief Operating Officer of the Company from 2007 through 2008. Prior to this role, he was Senior Vice President and Group General Manager, Worldwide RF and Microwave Products during 2006 and Vice President and Group General Manager, Worldwide RF and Microwave Products from 2004 until 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Norwitt served as group general manager, general manager and business development manager with various operating groups in the Company, including approximately five years of in Asia. Prior to joining Amphenol, Mr. Norwitt was a corporate lawyer at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
Mr. Norwitt graduated with a B.S. in International Politics, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He earned a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and an MBA from INSEAD. He has studied in the United States, Taiwan, China and France, and is fluent in French and Chinese.
Board committee membership: none
Mr. Singh has been a Director since 2023. He brings to the Board strong business, operational and merger and acquisition experience with global technology companies including as chief executive officer of a publicly traded company.
Mr. Singh is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of PerkinElmer. He was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer effective December 30, 2019 and was appointed to its Board of Directors in August 2019. Prior to his current role, he held various senior executive operating positions within PerkinElmer. Prior to joining PerkinElmer in 2014, Mr. Singh was a General Manager at GE Healthcare, and before that, Mr. Singh held senior executive level roles in strategy, business development and mergers and acquisitions at both GE Healthcare and Philips Healthcare. Earlier in his career, he held leadership roles of increasing responsibility at DuPont Pharmaceuticals and subsequently at Bristol-Myers Squibb Medical Imaging, which included managing the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions. In addition to his public board service, Mr. Singh also serves on the Board of the Analytical, Life Science & Diagnostics Association.
Mr. Singh holds a degree from Wilson College, Mumbai, India as well as a PhD in chemistry from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an MBA from Northeastern University. His research work has resulted in several issued patents and publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Board committee membership: Audit, Nominating/Corporate Governance, Finance (Chair)
Ms. Wolff has been a Director since 2018. She brings to the Board deep experience in banking and corporate finance, including mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, treasury and capital allocation strategy.
Ms. Wolff is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Independence Point Advisors, a women- and minority-owned investment bank and advisory services firm formed in 2021. Previously, Ms. Wolff was a Managing Director at Bank of America from 2011 until 2020 during which time she served as Chairman, Global Corporate and Investment Banking and Head of Global Corporate Banking and Leasing. Prior to these roles, from 2009 to 2011, she held senior positions at JP Morgan Chase & Company and from 1998 to 2009 at Citigroup. Ms. Wolff began her career at Salomon Brothers where she held positions of increasing responsibility from 1989 to 1998.
Ms. Wolff earned a B.A. from Colby College, where she was also previously Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees. She has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Our Board has the following five standing committees: (1) Audit, (2) Compensation, (3) Executive, (4) Nominating/Corporate Governance, and (5) Finance. The committee membership and charters are described below.
|Audit Committee||Compensation Committee||Executive Committee||
Nominating / Corporate
Martin H. Loeffler
David P. Falck
|Edward G. Jepsen|
|Rita S. Lane|
|Robert A. Livingston|
|R. Adam Norwitt|
|Anne Clarke Wolff|
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