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 October 2020, she has been an independent director of BorgWarner Inc., a worldwide automotive industry components and parts supplier, and previously served as an independent director of its predecessor, Delphi Technologies PLC, the powertrain leader of technologies and software to enable next-generation advanced vehicle propulsion, from December 2017 until its sale to BorgWarner in October 2020. Since December 2009, Ms. Connors has been an independent director of Boston Scientific Corporation, a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices. She has been an independent outside adviser for the board of directors of Nissan North America Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., a Japanese-based auto manufacturer, since November 2020. Ms. Connors formerly served as a director for Case New Holland Industrial from April 2020 to September 2020, 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.