, Leuliette , McConnell and Stepp.
...THOMAS E. EVANS , 49 , has been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of COLLINS & AIKMAN CORP since April 1999
.Previously , he was President of Tenneco Automotive , an automotive supplier and a division of Tenneco , Inc. , from 1995 until April 1999
.Prior to that , Mr. Evans served for six years with Case Corporation , a manufacturer of farm machinery and construction equipment and a subsidiary of Tenneco , Inc. , in a series of senior management positions the last being Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations
.Prior to his employment with Case Corporation , he spent sixteen years in the automotive industry with Rockwell International and Federal Mogul Corporation
.Mr. Evans is also a director of the Wisconsin Central Transportation Corporation , the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association , the National Association of Manufacturers and the Institute of Textile Technology
The Board of Directors has designated the Audit Committee , which currently consists of Mr. Clark , Mr. Rudman and Mr. Cohen , the Compensation Committee , which currently consists of Mr. Stockman , Mr. Tredwell and Mr. O'Connell , and the Executive Committee , which currently consists of Mr. Evans
, Mr. Simpkins , Mr. Stockman and Mr. Tredwell.
In addition , COLLINS & AIKMAN CORP's
Restated Certificate of Incorporation provides for the Nominating Committee , which currently consists of all members of the Board of Directors other than Mr. Evans
.The Audit Committee held six meetings in fiscal 2000.The Audit Committee's function is to meet with COLLINS & AIKMAN CORP's independent public accountants and with management to make inquiries regarding the manner in which the responsibilities of each are being discharged.The Audit Committee reviews the scope of audit and non-audit assignments and related fees , COLLINS & AIKMAN CORP's accounting principles and the adequacy of internal controls.See Report of the Audit Committee..The Compensation Committee held one meeting in fiscal 2000.The Compensation Committee's function is to determine compensation for executive officers of COLLINS & AIKMAN CORP
and to decide matters and policies with respect to the compensation of such executive officers , including the entry into employment agreements and the grant of awards under , and administration of , COLLINS & AIKMAN CORP's option plans.