Board of Directors

Robert J. Byrne , Chairman of the Board

Robert J. Byrne has served as a Director of Masonite since June 2009 and has been Chairman of the Board of Masonite since July 2010. Mr. Byrne is the founder and has served as the President of Power Pro-Tech Services, Inc., which specializes in the installation, maintenance and repair of emergency power and solar photovoltaic power systems since 2002. Power Pro-Tech is Mr. Byrne’s fourth start-up. His other entrepreneurial ventures have been in telecommunications, private equity and educational software. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Byrne was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of EPIK Communications, a start-up telecommunications company which merged with Progress Telecom in 2001 and was subsequently acquired by Level3 Communications. Having begun his career in investment banking, Mr. Byrne served as Partner at Advent International, a global private equity firm, from 1997 to 1999 and immediately prior to that, from 1993 to 1997, served as a Director of Orion Capital Partners. Mr. Byrne currently serves as a Director of NextEra Energy Partners, LP.

Frederick J. Lynch , Director

Frederick J. Lynch has served as President of Masonite since July 2006 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Masonite since May 2007. Mr. Lynch has served as a Director of Masonite since June 2009. Mr. Lynch joined Masonite from Alpharma Inc., where he served as President of the human generics division and Senior Vice President of global supply chain from 2003 until 2006. Prior to joining Alpharma Inc. in 2003, Mr. Lynch spent nearly 18 years at Honeywell International Inc. (formerly AlliedSignal Inc.), most recently as vice president and general manager of the specialty chemical business. Mr. Lynch is a founding Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides college scholarships to children of firefighters and victims of 9/11.

Jonathan F. Foster , Director

Jonathan F. Foster, (age 55) has served as a Director of Masonite since June 2009. Mr. Foster is the founder and a Managing Director of Current Capital LLC, a private equity investing and management services firm. Previously, from 2007 until 2008, Mr. Foster served as a Managing Director and Co-Head of Diversified Industrials and Services at Wachovia Securities. From 2005 until 2007, he served as Executive Vice President Finance and Business Development of Revolution LLC. From 2002 until 2004, Mr. Foster was a Managing Director of The Cypress Group, a private equity investment firm and from 2001 until 2002 he served as a Senior Managing Director of Bear Stearns & Co. From 1999 until 2000, Mr. Foster served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of ToysRUs.com, Inc. Previously, Mr. Foster was with Lazard for over ten years in various positions, including as a Managing Director. Mr. Foster is a Director of Lear Corporation, Chemtura Corporation, Berry Plastics Group, Inc. and Sabine Oil & Gas.

Rick J. Mills , Director

Rick J. Mills has served as a Director of Masonite since September 2013. Prior to his retirement in 2008, Mr. Mills spent over 37 years with Cummins, Inc., most recently serving as the Corporate Vice President and President of the Components Group from 2005 to 2008. Prior to that he served Cummins in a number of financial and operational roles, including Vice President and Group President of Filtration and Corporate Controller. Mr. Mills also currently serves as a director of Commercial Metals Company (NYSE: CMC) and Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS).

Peter R. Dachowski , Director

Peter R. Dachowski, (age 66) has served as a Director of Masonite since July 2013. Mr. Dachowski spent 35 years with CertainTeed Corporation, a North American manufacturer of exterior and interior residential and commercial building envelope construction products, and its French parent company Saint-Gobain, most recently serving as CertainTeed’s Chairman and CEO from 2004 to 2011. Prior to rejoining CertainTeed, he served as President of Saint-Gobain’s worldwide insulation business. He was a member of Saint-Gobain’s Global Management Committee from 1994 to 2011. He was employed by The Boston Consulting Group as a Consultant and Engagement Manager from 1973 to 1976 after beginning his career as a Financial Analyst with the Treasury Department of Exxon Corporation in 1971. Mr. Dachowski is currently a Senior Advisor to Graham Partners, a middle-market private equity firm.

Francis M. Scricco , Director

Francis M. Scricco has served as a Director of Masonite since June 2009. Prior to joining our Board, Mr. Scricco was with Avaya, Inc., a global business communications provider, where he served as senior vice president, global services from March 2004 to February 2007 and subsequently as senior vice president, manufacturing, logistics and procurement until his retirement in October 2008. Prior to joining Avaya, Inc., he was employed by Arrow Electronics as its COO from 1997 to 2000 and then as its president and CEO from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Scricco's first operating role was as a general manager for General Electric. He began his career with The Boston Consulting Group in 1973. Mr. Scricco is currently a Director of Tembec, Inc., an integrated forest products company, and Chairman of the Board of Visteon Corporation, a global automotive supplier.

George A. Lorch , Director

George A. Lorch, (age 74) has served as a Director of Masonite since June 2009. Mr. Lorch spent over 37 years with Armstrong World Industries, Inc., which designs and manufactures flooring and ceilings. From 1993 to 1994 Mr. Lorch served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. and from 1994 to 2000, he served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. In 2000, he became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Armstrong Holdings, Inc. and upon retirement at the end of 2000, he was named Chairman Emeritus. Mr. Lorch is also a Director on the boards of WPX Energy and Autoliv Inc.

John C. Wills , Director

John C. Wills, (age 61) has served as a Director of Masonite since June 2009. Mr. Wills retired from Masco Corporation in 2007 where as Group President he was responsible for their worldwide plumbing business. He started his career with Procter & Gamble Corporation and entered the building product industry in 1985 when he joined Moen Incorporated in Canada. He also has retail big box experience participating in the start-up of The Home Depot in Canada in 1991, which at the time was called Aikenhead’s Home Improvement Warehouse. Mr. Wills is currently a member of the boards of ACPI (formerly Armstrong Cabinets), Phillips Service Industries, Inc. and Global Emission Systems, Inc.

Jody L. Bilney , Director

Ms. Bilney has served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Consumer Officer of Humana Inc. since April 2013. Prior to that, she served in various senior executive marketing roles with Bloomin’ Brands Inc. from 2006 through March 2013, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer. Prior to joining Bloomin’ Brands, she held senior executive marketing positions with Openwave Systems, Inc., Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., and Verizon Communications, Inc.