Nelda J. Connors*
Ms. Connors has been a Director of EnerSys since August 2017. In 2011, she founded and is Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of Pine Grove Holdings, LLC, a woman and minority-owned business that acquires lower middle market companies with a high engineering and service component. The investments are primarily focused in power generation, specialty logistics and transportation, SAAS and advanced materials. From 2008 through 2011, Ms. Connors was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Atkore International, which was formerly a division of Tyco International. Prior to that, she was a senior executive at Eaton Corporation, Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Corporation in various global business leadership and profit and loss management roles. She has lived and worked in the USA, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Since May 2020, Ms. Connors has served as an independent director of Baker Hughes Company, an international industrial service company and one of the world's largest oil field service companies. Since April 2020, she serves as non-executive director at the board of Case New Holland Industrial, a global leader in the capital goods sector that produces and sells agricultural and construction equipment, trucks, commercial vehicles, buses and specialty vehicles. Since December 2017, she has been an independent director of Delphi Technologies PLC, the powertrain leader of technologies and software to enable next-generation advanced vehicle propulsion systems for global customers, taking advantage of the industry move to electrification. Since December 2009, she has been an independent director of Boston Scientific Corporation, a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices. Ms. Connors formerly served as a director for Echo Global Logistics, Inc., from April 2013 to February 2020, Atkore from December 2010 to June 2011, Blount International Inc. from March 2012 to April 2016, Clarcor Corporation from April 2016 to February 2017, Vesuvius plc from March 2013 to September 2016, and as a Class B Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago from 2011 to 2017.
Ms. Connors holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton with post- graduate studies at the University of Tokyo in International Finance and Economics.