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 of Strategy and Business Development
Paul Burns has 20 years of experience in strategic growth management. He served for the past three years as Director of Corporate Development and Global Mergers & Acquisitions at General Motors. Before that, Burns was Director of Strategy and Business Development at Tyco Flow Control for two years. Prior to these roles, he served as an Engagement Manager for McKinsey and Company focused on strategic growth initiatives in the Oil and Gas industry. He began his professional career as an investment banker and analyst focused on mergers and acquisitions for the Australia New Zealand Bank, JP Morgan Chase and Petrie Parkman. During his career Burns has lived and worked in London, England and Sydney, Australia and has significant experience in completing deals in both Europe and the Pacific Rim and Asia. He holds a Master of Philosophy in Contemporary European Studies from the University of Cambridge, England, an M.B.A. from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Texas at Austin.
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.
Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain
Jim Hooven joined Standex in February 2020 as Vice President-Operations & Supply Chain. Mr. Hooven has over 20 years of experience with global, diversified industrial manufacturing companies. He joined Standex from Hillenbrand Inc. where he served as Senior Vice President, Hillenbrand Operating Model & Operations and also oversaw Hillenbrand’s Red Valve & TerraSource Global businesses. Prior to that, he served first as Vice President of Operational Excellence and then General Manager at SL Industries (purchased by Handy & Harman in 2016), a manufacturer of power electronics, protection and quality, motion control, and communications equipment for OEMs. A Certified Six Sigma Blackbelt, Mr. Hooven also has held various operational roles at Danaher Corporation and Trane Company.