Allen J. Carlson, Director

Allen J. Carlson has been a member of our board of directors since January 2016. Mr. Carlson is currently employed by the University of Florida’s College of Engineering, serves as a director of KMCO, Inc. and on the Board of Regents of the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Mr. Carlson previously served as a director and the Chief Executive Officer of Sun Hydraulics Corporation from 2000 to 2016. From October 1977 to March 1996, Mr. Carlson held various engineering, marketing and management positions for Vickers Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trinova Corporation. Mr. Carlson earned his Bachelor’s degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Timothy L. Christen, Non-Executive Chair

Timothy L. Christen became the non-executive Chair of MEC’s board of directors in July 2022 and has been a member of MEC’s board since June 2016. He is also Chairman – Emeritus of Baker Tilly US, LLP, a national public accounting firm, where he served as a partner from 1990 to 2016, and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2016. Mr. Christen also served as the non-executive Chairman of Baker Tilly International Ltd., a top ten global accounting network with $4B revenue and 36,000 team members in 146 countries, from 2017 to 2021.

Since November 2021, Mr. Christen has served as a board member for Expensify (NASDAQ: EXFY), a cloud-based expense management software platform that helps businesses simplify the way they manage money. He also serves as a director of Sub-Zero Wolf Appliance Group, a privately owned manufacturer and distributor of category leading premium refrigeration, cooking and dishwashing appliances, since 2020.

Mr. Christen is also a Board trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF), a not-for-profit parent organization of the FASB and the GASB which establish Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in the United States.

He has been a member of the board of directors of, a CPA firm solutions and strategies provider, since 2018. Mr. Christen also served as director of the American Institute of CPAs from 2014 to 2017, serving as Chairman from 2015 to 2016. Mr. Christen earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Steven L. Fisher, Director

Steven L. Fisher has been a member of our board of directors since November 2013. He has previously served as an executive at Caterpillar, Inc., where he was the Division Chief Financial Officer from 1991 to 1998 and Vice President from 2005 to 2014. Mr. Fisher currently serves as a member of the advisory board of Palmer Johnson Power Systems. Mr. Fisher received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bradley University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Jennifer J. Kent, Director

Jennifer J. Kent has been a member of the Board since December 2020. She has served as Chief Legal Officer of Kohl’s Corporation since February 2023.  Prior to serving in her current position, Ms. Kent was the Executive Vice President and Chief People & Legal Officer of Quad/Graphics, Inc. since January 2022 and served in that role since June 2015 under its previous title of Executive Vice President of Administration, General Counsel & Secretary. Ms. Kent joined Quad in August 2010 as Assistant General Counsel and was promoted to Vice President and General Counsel in December 2013. Prior to joining Quad, Ms. Kent held various positions in the legal department of Harley-Davidson, Inc. from 2003 to 2010, including Associate General Counsel. Ms. Kent earned her law degree from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Iowa.

Patrick D. Michels, Director

Patrick D. Michels has been a member of our board of directors since January 2010. He has served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Michels Corporation, an international utility and infrastructure contractor based in Brownsville, Wisconsin, since 1998. Mr. Michels has also served as a director for the Raymond Foundation since 2012 and National Exchange Bank and Trust since 2016. He was a director of St. Norbert’s College from 2006 to 2018 and a director of American Bank from 1998 to 2016. Mr. Michels earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Norbert’s College.

Jay O. Rothman, Director

Jay O. Rothman has been a member of the board of directors since July 2008.  He is the President of the University of Wisconsin System.  Prior to this he served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Foley & Lardner LLP, a national law firm, from June of 2011 to May of 2022, and was a member of the firm’s Management Committee since February 2002 and had been a partner since February 1994.  He joined Foley & Lardner LLP in October 1986.  Mr. Rothman serves as director of Quad/Graphics, Inc. Mr. Rothman received a Bachelor of Arts from Marquette University in 1982 and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1985.

Jag A. Reddy, President & CEO

Jag joined MEC in July 2022 as President, CEO and as a member of the Board of Directors.

Before joining MEC, Jag was a member of the senior leadership team at W.R. Grace where he was responsible for the Strategy and Growth function. Jag was also the Managing Director of Advanced Refining Technologies LLC (ART), Grace’s global joint venture with Chevron.

Jag previously served as Vice President and General Manager, Water Technologies Strategic Business Unit, and Vice President, Corporate Strategy at Pentair PLC. Previously, he held strategy and business leadership roles at ITT Corporation, and its spin-off, Xylem Inc. Before ITT, he spent time in M&A roles with United Technologies Corp and in product management roles with Danaher Corporation. Jag started his career in manufacturing operations at Denso Corporation.

Jag earned an MBA in finance and strategy from the Kellogg School of Management and a Master's in engineering management from the McCormick School of Engineering, both at Northwestern University. He also holds a Master's in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee, and a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from India.

Robert L. McCormick, Director

Robert L. McCormick became President and Chief Executive Officer of Douglas Dynamics and a Director of the Company in January 2019. He had previously served as Chief Operating Officer since 2017. Prior to that role, Mr. McCormick also served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from 2004 to 2017, Executive Vice President from 2010 through 2017 and as Secretary from 2005 through 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. McCormick served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Xymox Technology Inc. from 2001 to 2004. Prior to that, Mr. McCormick served in various capacities in the Newell Rubbermaid Corporation, including President from 2000 to 2001 and Vice President Group Controller from 1997 to 2000. While Mr. McCormick served as President at Newell Rubbermaid, he was responsible for Newell's Mirro / Wearever Cookware, and as Vice President Group Controller, he was responsible for worldwide strategic and financial responsibilities for 12 Company divisions with sales of over two billion dollars.