Board of Directors

Denis J. Amato C.F.A., age 74, is a private investor. Mr. Amato retired from Ancora Advisors, where he was Director of Microcap Equities. His investment experience spanned five decades, including serving as Chief Investment Officer for a major Cleveland bank trust department as well as with Ancora Advisors. He has both a BBA in Economics and an MBA in Finance from Case Western Reserve University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Bradley J. Dickerson, age 54, most recently was at Blue Apron from February 2016 until April 2019. Blue Apron is a direct-to-consumer ingredient-and-recipe meal kit service, operating throughout the United States. At Blue Apron, he served as CEO from December 2017 until April 2019 and CFO from February 2016 until December 2017. Prior to Blue Apron, Mr. Dickerson was at Under Armour, Inc in Baltimore, MD from 2004 until 2016. While at Under Armour he held various executive positions, including CFO/COO in 2015-2016 and CFO from 2008 through 2014. Mr. Dickerson brings 32 years of financial, operational, and executive experience, the last 15 years with brands going through substantial growth and involving product, channel, and geographic expansion.

George C. Gehrisch, Jr., age 57, was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors on March 9, 2018 and is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RKI, Inc., d/b/a Roll-Kraft, headquartered in Mentor, OH. Roll-Kraft is an innovative supplier of tube and pipe tooling and roll forming tooling used by manufacturers around the world to produce thousands of products. Prior to being appointed to his current position, Mr. Gehrisch led Roll-Kraft as its President for more than 20 years. Mr. Gehrisch has led Roll-Kraft to actively focus on the goal of providing customers with 100% on-time deliveries and first-time performance. Through his leadership the company has become known around the world as an industry leader and for its superior service and reliable quality tooling.

Cheryl B. McMillan, age 60, has been a Vistage Chair for 14 years. As a Vistage Chair, she leads two groups of non-competing business executives: one group of CEOs, Presidents and Business Owners, and one group of Senior Executives who report directly to them. Prior to joining Vistage, she had over 25 years of broad business experience, including being a President, CFO (CPA, Retired) and board member of a strategic alliance for a group of 18 non-related owners. She has assisted in the formation of new companies as well as the integration of acquisitions. She is an active member of Friends of the Summit Board of Directors and is a former Treasurer of a non-profit board and founding chair of foundation with another non-profit.

Daniel V. Perella, age 49, is a Co-Founder, President and Chief Operating Officer of IdeaStream Consumer Products, in Cleveland, Ohio. The Company was founded in 2002 and is focused on designing and developing creative and innovative product solutions that drive incremental sales and profits for its retail customers. Mr. Perella brings nearly 27 years of experience in the retail marketplace to Mace. Prior to the founding of IdeaStream Consumer Products, Mr. Perella worked for 10 years at Manco, Inc (now known as Shurtech). During his time there he had numerous roles, including Vice President of Wal-Mart Sales. Additionally, prior to his entrepreneurial journey, he was Manco’s Executive Vice President of Sales.

Hussien Shousher, age 60, was the recent CEO of GEM Inc. and GEM Energy and was with the Rudolph Libbe Group of companies for 25 years. During Mr. Shousher’s tenure, GEM expanded to multiple locations throughout three states with over 1,000 employees. GEM Inc., headquartered in Walbridge, OH, is a leading single-source specialty contractor with multiple self-performance trades as well as consulting and energy management services. GEM Inc. is annually ranked among the top 100 on the Engineering News-Record top 600 Specialty Contractors. GEM Energy optimizes the efficiency of facilities for reduced operating costs through energy management and procurement, building controls, HVAC and facility management services. Mr. Shousher is currently focused on executive mentoring, coaching, and advising business leaders and established professionals.

Sanjay Singh, age 52, was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors on March 9, 2018 and is the President of RKI, Inc., d/b/a Roll-Kraft, headquartered in Mentor, OH. Roll-Kraft is an innovative supplier of tube and pipe tooling and roll forming tooling used by manufacturers around the world to produce thousands of products. At Roll-Kraft, Mr. Singh directs and leads the company’s efforts to excel in operational efficiencies and market penetration. He has most recently sharpened the company’s continuous improvement focus to meet the company’s goals of 100% on-time delivery and first-time performance. Mr. Singh also leads the company’s private investment initiatives in lower middle market companies located in northeast Ohio. Mr. Singh has held various financial executive leadership roles in Fortune 1000, privately held and private equity backed portfolio companies across various industries, including consumer products, manufacturing and service. Mr. Singh currently serves as an advisor to the Boards of two non-profit organizations and a technology startup