Dorman Products announced that Kelly Romano has been appointed as an independent director of the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. Romano’s appointment expands the board to seven directors, five of whom are independent directors. Romano will be a member of the company’s Audit, Compensation and Corporate Governance and Nominating committees.
Romano has been an executive advisory board member of Gryphon Investors, a private equity firm focused on middle-market investment opportunities, since December 2016, and a senior advisory partner for Sand Oak Capital Partners LLC, a private equity firm focused on industrial and manufacturing investments, since May 2016. From 1984 to April 2016, she had an extensive senior executive career at United Technologies Corp., a diversified company that provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries, most recently as president, Intelligent Building Technologies for the UTC Building & Industrial Systems business. Prior to that, Romano served as corporate vice president, business development and in several roles in UTC’s Fire & Security and Carrier Corp. businesses; including as president, building systems and services, and president, Distribution Americas. Romano received her Masters of Business Administration degree from Syracuse University and Bachelor of Science degree from State University of New York at Buffalo.
Mathias Barton, Dorman’s CEO, said, “We are excited to welcome Kelly to our board of directors. Kelly’s broad general management experience across several global businesses and strong track record of success will provide tremendous value to the Dorman Board. We appreciate her willingness to serve as a director and look forward to benefiting from her judgment and counsel.”