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Jim Mahoney, Chief Executive Officer, Fansteel

Jim Mahoney joined Fansteel as Chief Executive Officer is June 2016. He is a proven turn around leader of manufacturing businesses with factories in the USA, Mexico and western Europe. In addition to his CEO responsibly, he has a track record of distinguished contribution to performance improvement for a variety of manufacturing companies in Europe, Nafta and Asia. Working as a board member or shareholder advisor, he helps companies to define and execute improved business strategy resulting in increased shareholder value.

Jim’s 29-year successful track record of executive, Financial and commercial management in steel and manufacturing is distinguished by consistently diligent and effective execution of P&L responsibility, strategic planning, commercial management, supply chain improvement, and international business. His demonstrated specialties include; business leadership, turnaround management, revenue growth, gross margin optimization, lean manufacturing, supply chain strategy, cost control, complex negotiation, international business practices, business operations in Mexico and strategic planning.

Robert Compernolle, Vice President & Controller, Fansteel

Bob Compernolle has been with Fansteel since May 1982. He began as an Internal Auditor and has various positions within the Company, such as Director of Tax and Audit, Interim CFO, and his current position as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller.

Mr. Compernolle began his career as an Internal Auditor with the Marmon Group, a diversified manufacturing company.

Mr. Compernolle holds a B.S. degree in Psychology from St. Louis University and an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago. Additionally, he earned his CPA credential in Illinois and has completed relevant courses in the MST program at DePaul University.

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