President, Chief Executive Officer
Thomas D. Hull III was elected President and Chief Executive Officer March 11, 2019. He joined Kewaunee as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer on November 1, 2015, when he was also elected Secretary and Treasurer of the corporation. Prior to joining Kewaunee, he held several management positions with Ernst & Young in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1998 through 2011. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Finance, Accounting, and Information Technology with ATI Specialty Materials, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Donald T. Gardner III joined Kewaunee as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer on April 29, 2019, when he was also elected Secretary and Treasurer of the Corporation. Prior to joining Kewaunee, he was Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis of Victra, a portfolio company of private equity firm Lone Star Funds in Raleigh, NC. He served as Chief Financial Officer of component Sourcing International, a portfolio company of Argosy private equity in Charlotte, NC prior to his employment at Victra.
Vice President, Manufacturing Operations
Douglas J. Batdorff joined Kewaunee on June 1, 2020 as Vice President of Manufacturing Operations. Doug has significant experience in directing and guiding manufacturing operations, focusing on improvement of business performance maximizing growth and profitability. His previous experience includes seven years with General Motors, thirteen years with Steelcase, and one year with Legacy Cabinets. Doug has a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and a Masters in Manufacturing Operations from Kettering University.
Vice President, Sales and Marketing - Americas
Ryan S. Noble joined Kewaunee on July 16, 2018 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing – Americas. Prior to joining Kewaunee, he has held several sales management positions to include James Hardie Building Products, Mission Viejo, CA (manufacturer of fiber cement building materials for construction industry), and AGC Glass Company, Atlanta, GA (glass and high performance coatings manufacturer for architectural, residential, interior, and industrial applications), Wausau Window and Wall Systems, Wausau, WI (metal and glass solutions for commercial buildings), and most recently served as Director of Sales, New York, NY for Dodge Data and Analytics.
Vice President, Human Resources
Elizabeth D. Phillips joined Kewaunee in August 2006 as Human Resources and Training Manager. She was promoted to Director of Human Resources in June 2007 and was elected Vice President of Human Resources in June 2009. Prior to joining the Company, she held Human Resources leadership positions at Thomasville Furniture and Hickory Chair and lastly, prior to joining Kewaunee, was Director of Human Resources for Vanguard Furniture Co., Inc., a manufacturer of household furniture, from April 2004 until August 2006. Elizabeth has a B.S. Degree in Psychology and Minor in Management from Western Carolina University and holds HR certifications to include SPHR and SHRM-SCP.
Vice President, Global Product Development and Strategic Alliances
Kurt P. Rindoks, Vice President of Global Product Development and Strategic Alliances, joined Kewaunee Scientific Corporation in 1985 as a product engineer. He was promoted to Director of Product Development in 1991 and then named Vice President in 1996. From 1998 to 2001, he served as General Manager of the Company’s Resin Materials Division. Since 2004, he has headed the Company’s international parts sourcing efforts. In 2020 Rindoks’ responsibilities were expanded to include Global Product Development and Strategic Alliances. Rindoks, as a member of ASHRAE (American Society for Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers) and SEFA (Scientific Equipment Furniture Association), has been involved with the writing of national industry standards. He is a contributing author for ASHRAE’s Laboratory Design Guide, Second Edition, 2015.
Vice President of Information Technology
Mandar M. Ranade joined Kewaunee on December 2, 2019 as Vice President of Information Technology. Mandar has significant experience within the laboratory furniture and infrastructure industry as well as other companies that have been through similar technology modernization programs. Prior to joining Kewaunee Mandar has held senior IT leadership positions with TCS-GE Healthcare, Thermo Fisher -Hamilton Laboratory Furniture division, ims Health, AdvocateAurora Healthcare and most recently Fairbanks Morse, a division of Enpro Industries as their Division IT Leader.
Mandar has a Master of Business Administration, Finance, from the University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor of Engineering, Polymers, from University of Pune, Pune, India. He also has certifications as a Project Management Professional, Certified Scrum Master, ITIL (Foundation) Certification and a Master of Oracle Applications.
Vice President, Construction and Customer Operations
Lisa L. Ryan joined Kewaunee Scientific Corporation in 2006 as a project manager and has been promoted several times over the years. She was promoted to Director of Construction and Customer Operations in July 2015 and in August 2018 elected to Vice President, Construction and Customer Operations. She began her career in the construction industry while completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering at Manhattan College and her MBA from Queens University. Over the years, she has acquired many certifications and affiliations within the construction industry.
Vice President, Kewaunee Scientific Corporation Singapore Pte. Ltd., Managing Director of International Operations
B. Sathyamurthy was elected Vice President of Kewaunee Scientific Corporation Singapore Pte. Ltd., the holding company for Kewaunee’s subsidiaries in India, Singapore, and China, in September 2014. He has served as Managing Director of International Operations, which includes responsibilities for all sales and operations in Asia, as well as sales efforts in the Middle East, since September 2013. Mr. Sathyamurthy joined the Kewaunee organization in 2000 as General Manager of India Operations and Kewaunee Labway India Pvt. Ltd. He was subsequently promoted to Managing Director of Kewaunee Labway India Pvt. Ltd. and Kewaunee Scientific Corporation India Pvt. Ltd.