B. Joanne Edwards
Ms. Edwards was elected to the Board in 2018. Prior to her retirement in 2017, she worked for Eaton Corporation Plc, (“Eaton”), a global power management company trading on the NYSE. In her latest position at Eaton as Senior Vice President & General Manager, Residential & Wiring Device Business, she achieved 10% residential products CAGR over five years through the electrical distribution and retail channels; successful acquisition and integration of the copper wiring device business; silver operating award for exceeding high five goals (safety, quality, delivery, cost, inventory); and the development of Internet of Things (IoT) partnership and new products. She also won Eaton’s highest award, the Eaton Business System, certifying the business globally. Prior to her distinguished career as a senior executive at Eaton, she served in various capacities with increasingly responsible roles with strategic, financial and operational reach at global diversified manufacturing companies. Over the last two decades, she has also served on various for-profit and non-profit boards, notably foundations and councils that aim to help the underserved and underprivileged segments of the population.
Ms. Edwards provides a wealth of insight into profit and growth strategies, both in the short term and the long term, which are beneficial to the Board as Standex continues to execute on its growth strategies and initiatives. Ms. Edwards’ decades of leadership and management experience add value to the Board’s deliberations.