President and Chief Executive Officer
Prior to joining Standex on January 20, 2014 as President/CEO, Mr. Dunbar was president of the Valves and Controls global business unit of Pentair Ltd from 2009 through December 31, 2013. He was appointed to that position by the Flow Control business unit of Tyco International Ltd., which merged with Pentair in 2012. From 1997 through 2009, Mr. Dunbar held senior management positions at Emerson Electric Co., including president, Emerson Process Management Europe, president, Machinery Health Management, and president, Emerson Climate Technologies Refrigeration. Prior to his employment at Emerson Electric, Mr. Dunbar served in numerous industrial automation and control business roles at Honeywell International Inc., beginning as a manufacturing strategy product leader in Europe and culminating in the leadership of Honeywell’s industrial automation and controls sales and services business in the western United States. Mr. Dunbar was awarded a Master and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Mr. Dunbar was appointed Chairman of the Board in October 2016.
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Ademir Sarcevic joined Standex in Sept. 2019 as Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for external reporting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, tax, internal audit, information technology and risk management. Prior to joining Standex, Mr. Sarcevic was a Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for Pentair plc. Mr. Sarcevic has held various other leadership positions with Pentair plc, including Global Controller, Chief Financial Officer of Valves and Controls, Vice President of Corporate Audit. Prior to that, he worked in several finance, controllership and audit roles at Eisai Inc. and Tyco International. Mr. Sarcevic holds a Master of International Management in Finance from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Science in Finance and International Business from the University of Bridgeport.
Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Annemarie Bell has thirty years of experience in human resources leadership and talent management, spanning multiple industries in the public company sector. Ms. Bell was promoted to Chief Human resources Officer in September 2020 from her previous role as Vice President of Human Resources since October 2018. Prior to this Ms. Bell was the Vice President of Human Resources for four of Standex’s business segments upon joining the Company in October 2015. Prior to joining Standex, Ms. Bell held the positions of Director of Corporate Learning & Development and Director of Human Resources & HR Business Partner to the Bio-discovery, Environmental Science and Informatics global business units of PerkinElmer, a life sciences company. She also has held human resource leadership positions with Parlex Corporation, a division of Johnson Electric, and MicroTouch Systems, a 3M company. Ms. Bell holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Merrimack College.
Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
Alan Glass joined Standex in 2016 as Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary. Mr. Glass has 20 years of diverse legal experience in publicly-traded global industrial manufacturing environments. Prior to joining Standex, Mr. Glass spent 16 years leading the legal, compliance and risk management functions at CIRCOR International, Inc., a global manufacturer of highly engineered, complex and severe environment products that serve the international oil and gas, power generation and aerospace and defense markets. From 1996 until 2000, Mr. Glass served as Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Wyman-Gordon Company (now a part of Precision Castparts Corp.), an aerospace manufacturer. Prior to that he spent seven years in private practice as a general corporate attorney. Mr. Glass earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and his Juris Doctor degree from Boston University.
James Hooven has over 20 years of experience with global, diversified industrial manufacturing companies. He joined Standex in 2020 as Vice President of Global Operations & Supply Chain and was appointed to the role of President in 2021. Under Mr. Hooven's leadership, Standex Engraving has continued to expand its capabilities and increase its market share in the industries it serves. Prior to joining Standex, Mr. Hooven served as Integration Leader and Senior Vice President of Operations at Hillenbrand. He holds a M.B.A from Rider University and a Bachelor of Science in International Business from Johnson & Wales University.
Len Paolillo is an accomplished executive in the Space, Aerospace and Defense markets. With over three decades of experience, Len has held various roles of increasing responsibility: Vice President of Finance, Vice President of Operations & Business Planning and currently the President of Standex Engineering Technologies Group which he has held since January 2010. Len has played a critical role in leading ETG’s expansion into new markets, geographies and solutions. With his industry knowledge, relationships, and a deep understanding of the business’s core capabilities, Len and the global ETG team are supporting the next generation of space launch vehicles for NASA and green initiatives centered around hydrogen propulsion systems with customers such as Airbus’s and the ZEROe program. He earned his degree at Boston College.
Solar Energy Technology Division
Based in Italy, Paolo Macchi brings a proven track record of success in the energy industry to his role as President of the Solar Energy Technology Division. He is highly skilled in business development and innovation in the energy sector. With Mr. Macchi's leadership, Standex is expanding their solar division to have a high-impact in the vital and rapidly growing solar market. He holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Politecnico di Milano as well as Master Degrees in Marketing, Operations Management and Composite Material.
Laura Steiner is a skilled business leader and has been with Horizon Scientific for over 25 years. Her leadership has been instrumental in shaping Horizon Scientific's vision and strategy. With Ms. Steiner's guidance, the company has continued to expand its market share and deliver cutting-edge solutions that make a real difference in temperature control of critical healthcare products, medications, vaccines and laboratory samples. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from the College of Charleston and Master of Arts in Education from The Citadel, the Military College of SC.
Ramy joined Standex in 2023 as President at Standex Electronics. He is a seasoned leader in electronics, smart grid, and sensor technologies, previously serving as the General Manager/Vice President Americas at Videojet, a Danaher Operating Company, Chief Growth Officer at C & D Technologies, and Vice President of Sales at Qualitrol, a Danaher spinoff. Ramy also held various sales and marketing positions at GE Energy. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Cairo University and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s Program of Leadership Development.
Director Investor Relations
Christopher Howe is a seasoned equity analyst with almost a decade of experience covering diversified industrials and industrial technology companies. As Standex Director of Investor Relations, Mr. Howe drives IR strategy, performance and plans that align with the company’s focus on growth and sustained shareholder value creation. Previously, he was senior equity research analyst at Barrington Research Associates, Inc. Mr. Howe holds an M.B.A in financial analysis from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.
Director Corporate Communications
Christine Welby is an action-oriented global branding and marketing strategist with more than 20 years of experience. She has a track record of developing and implementing highly successful marketing communications programs. At Standex she is responsible for developing and executing corporate communications initiatives with a keen focus on enhancing employee communications across a global workforce, and driving all aspects of the Standex brand. Prior Ms. Welby was Global Director of Customer Engagement and Communications for GCP Applied Technologies, a leading global provider of construction products and technologies. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communications from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.