The Board has proposed the following nominees for election as Directors at the Annual Meeting: Thomas A. Corcoran; Eileen P. Drake; James R. Henderson; Warren G. Lichtenstein; Lance W. Lord; Merrill A. McPeak; James H. Perry; and Martin Turchin.
JAMES H. PERRY
Mr. Perry, until his retirement in 2008, served as Vice President of United Industrial Corporation, which, through its wholly-owned subsidiary AAI Corporation, designs, produces and supports aerospace and defense systems, from 1998 to 2007, as Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") from 1995 to 2007, as Treasurer from 1994 to 2005, and as Controller from 2005 to 2007.
Mr. Perry served as CFO of AAI Corporation from 2000 to 2007, as Treasurer from 2000 to 2005, and as Vice President from 1997 to 2007.
Mr. Perry, a certified public accountant, held various positions in the Assurance practice of Ernst & Young LLP, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, from 1987 to 1994.
Mr. Perry's qualifications which encompass his
executive leadership skills in the aerospace and defense industry and experience as a certified public accountant including his
tenure with a major accounting firm servicing numerous
publically traded companies provides the Board with sophisticated financial expertise and oversight.
Mr. Perry currently serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee.