Dudley Mendenhall to Succeed Elias Sabo as Chairman of the Board Appoints Tom Duncan to Board of Directors
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA – July 25, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Fox Factory Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: FOXF) (“FOX” or the “Company”) today announced the appointment of Dudley Mendenhall, a director on its Board of Directors, to Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. Mr. Mendenhall will succeed Elias Sabo, who has stepped down from his role as Chairman and has resigned from the Board. In addition, the Company appointed Tom Duncan as a director on its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
“On behalf of our Board of Directors and management team, I would like to thank Elias for all of his contributions during his tenure as Chairman of the Board,” said Larry L. Enterline, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. “His keen business insight and pure passion for the FOX brand will be missed.”
Mr. Enterline continued, “I would like to congratulate Dudley on his new role. This transition is the result of our Board’s deliberate succession planning process and will allow Dudley to continue to provide us with his strategic insight and guidance.”
Mr. Mendenhall joined FOX as a director of its Subsidiary in February 2012. He was appointed to serve as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors in June 2013. Since July 2012, Mr. Mendenhall has been an independent consultant providing financial advisory services. From January 2010 to July 2012, he was Vice President, Strategy, Planning and Operations in the office of Strategy and Technology at Hewlett-Packard Company. From March 2009 to August 2010, Mr. Mendenhall served as Chief Financial Officer of Solera Holdings, Inc., a provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry. From September 2007 to March 2009, Mr. Mendenhall was Chief Financial Officer of Websense, Inc., a company providing integrated web, data and email security solutions. From April 2003 to September 2007, Mr. Mendenhall was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of K2, Inc., an international sporting equipment manufacturer. Mr. Mendenhall holds a BA in economics from Colorado College.
“On behalf of our management team and Board of Directors we are pleased to welcome Tom to our Board and look forward to working with him. He brings over 25 years of extensive experience with consumer products companies to FOX,” commented Larry L. Enterline, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. “Tom is a proven leader working with multinational tool equipment brands and developing compelling, innovative products.”
Since 2003 Mr. Duncan has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the North American division of Positec Tool Corporation, a global manufacturer and marketer of power tools, lawn and garden equipment and accessories, including the Rockwell and WORX brands. Prior to joining Positec, Mr. Duncan served as a Vice President of Robert Bosch Tool Corporation (“Bosch”) from June 2001 to September 2003. From September 1992 to June 2001, Mr. Duncan served as a Vice President at Vermont American Corporation until they were acquired by Bosch. Mr. Duncan has been a director on the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute Board of Directors since October 2015 and a director on the Folks Center for International Business Board of Directors at University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business since September 2016. Mr. Duncan holds a B.A., Rhetoric from the University of Virginia and a Masters of International Business from University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business.
About Fox Factory Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: FOXF)
Headquartered in Scotts Valley, CA, Fox Factory Holding Corp. (the “Company”) designs and manufactures performance-defining ride dynamics products primarily for bicycles, on-road and off-road vehicles and trucks, side-by-side vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, specialty vehicles and applications, and motorcycles. The Company is a direct supplier to leading power vehicle original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”). Additionally, the Company supplies top bicycle OEMs and their contract manufacturers, and provides aftermarket products to retailers and distributors.
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