Board of Directors

Board of Directors

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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 became the Executive Chairman of Source2, Inc., which specializes in assisting clients with high volume recruiting, in January 2019. Mr. Byrne was the founder and 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, from 2002 until it was sold in 2017. Power Pro-Tech was 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 serves as a director of NextEra Energy Partners, L.P. (“NEP”). He rejoined the NEP Board in December 2018 after having served as a director there from July 2014 through April 2017.
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Howard C. Heckes , Director

Howard C. Heckes has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Masonite and as a Director of Masonite since June 2019. Mr. Heckes joined Masonite from Energy Management Collaborative where he served as Chief Executive Officer since 2017. From 2008 to 2017, Mr. Heckes served in a variety of operations roles at Valspar Corporation, now a subsidiary of The Sherwin-Williams Company, most recently overseeing Valspar's industrial coatings portfolio. Prior to joining Valspar, Mr. Heckes held various leadership roles at Newell Rubbermaid, including President of Sanford Brands and President of Graco Children's Products. Mr. Heckes currently serves as a Director of The AZEK Company.
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Jonathan F. Foster , Director

Jonathan F. Foster has served as a Director of Masonite since June 2009. Mr. Foster is the founder and a Managing Director of Current Capital Partners LLC, a mergers and acquisitions advisory, corporate management services and private equity investing 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 currently serves as a Director of Lear Corporation, Berry Global, Inc. and Five Point Holdings, LLC and was formerly a Director of Sabine Oil & Gas from 2015 to 2016 and Chemtura Corporation from 2009 to 2017.
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Peter R. Dachowski , Director

Peter R. Dachowski has served as a Director of Masonite since July 2013. Mr. Dachowski spent 35 years with both CertainTeed Corporation, a North American manufacturer of exterior and interior residential and commercial building envelope construction products, and its 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 and as a member of Saint-Gobain’s Global Corporate Management Committee from 1996 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 an advisor to various private equity firms on potential investments in the building materials industry.
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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 Chairman of the Board of Visteon Corporation, a global automotive supplier and was a Director of Tembec, Inc., an integrated forest products company, from 2008 to 2017.
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Jody L. Bilney , Director

Jody L. Bilney has served as a Director of Masonite since January 2014. Ms. Bilney served as the Chief Consumer Officer of Humana, Inc., a health insurance provider specializing in care delivery and health plan administration, from April 2013 until her retirement in March 2020. 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 positions with Openwave Systems, Inc., Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., and Verizon Communications, Inc.
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Daphne E. Jones, Director

Daphne E. Jones has served as a Director of Masonite since February 2018. Ms. Jones served as the Senior Vice President - Digital/Future of Work for GE Healthcare, the healthcare business of GE, from May 2017 to October 2017. Prior to that she served as the Senior Vice President - Chief Information Officer for GE Healthcare Diagnostic Imaging and Services since August 2014. Prior to joining GE Healthcare, Ms. Jones was the Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer for Hospira, Inc., a provider of pharmaceuticals and infusion technologies, from October 2009 through June 2014. Previously she served as Chief Information Officer at Johnson & Johnson from 2006 to 2009 and served in various information technology roles with Johnson & Johnson from 1997 through 2006. Ms. Jones began her career in sales and systems engineering at IBM. Ms. Jones currently serves as a Director of AMN Healthcare and Barnes Group Inc.
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William S. Oesterle, Director

William S. Oesterle has served as a Director of Masonite since February 2018. Mr. Oesterle is the founder of tMap, L.L.C., a data science company, and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Oesterle served as the Executive Chairman of OurHealth, L.L.C., a third party provider of on- site primary care clinics, from 2016 to 2017. Mr. Oesterle was the co-founder of Angie’s List and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2015 and on its Board from 1995 to 2015. Prior to joining Angie’s List, Mr. Oesterle was a partner with CID Equity Partners, a Midwest-based venture capital firm from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Oesterle has served on the Board of The National Bank of Indianapolis Corporation since 2007.

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Jay I. Steinfeld, Director

Jay I. Steinfeld has served as a Director of Masonite since November 2020. Prior to joining our Board, Mr. Steinfeld served as CEO of Global Custom Commerce (Blinds.com) ("GCC") from the time he founded the company in 1996 until he left the company in 2020. Mr. Steinfeld transformed GCC into the world's number one online window coverings retailer which was acquired by The Home Depot in 2014. After the acquisition, Mr. Steinfeld remained CEO of GCC and served on The Home Depot Online Leadership Team from 2015 until he left the company. Mr. Steinfeld began his career as a certified public accountant.
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John H. Chuang, Director

John H. Chuang has served as a Director of the Company since January 2021. Mr. Chuang co-founded Aquent LLC, a global workforce solutions provider, in 1986 and has served as the Chairman of its Board of Directors and as its Chief Executive Officer since that time. Mr. Chuang previously served on the Board of Directors of Angie's List from 1996 to 2016, and as the Chairman of its Board of Directors from 2014 to 2016.
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Barry A. Ruffalo, Director

Barry A. Ruffalo has served as a Director of Masonite since July 2021. Mr. Ruffalo is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Astec Industries, a manufacturer of specialized equipment for asphalt road building, aggregate processing, and concrete production, and has been since August 2019. From 2015 to 2019, he held various leadership roles with Valmont Industries, a global provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure and equipment for agriculture. Prior to that, Mr. Ruffalo served as President of the irrigation and infrastructure divisions of Lindsay Corporation, a global manufacturer and distributor of irrigation and infrastructure equipment and technology.