Board of Directors
About the Directors
Anthony (Tony) J. LeVecchio, Chairman
T. Joe Head, Vice Chairman
Joe Head is co-founder of the Company and has served as a director since the Company’s inception in September 1983. Joe was named Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors in June 2000 and was named Vice Chairman and Vice President on February 14, 2003. He also served as Senior Vice President from 1983 until 1998 and Executive Vice President from 1998 until June 2000. Prior to co-founding the Company, Joe held the positions of Product Marketing Manager and Marketing Engineer of Honeywell Optoelectronics from 1980 to 1983. He holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A & M University.
Jack B. Blount
Mr. Jack Blount has an extensive career in technology as a visionary in the personal computer, local area networking, ERP, mobile computing, big data, cybersecurity, and AI. Blount began his career as an engineer at IBM. Mr. Blount was recruited from IBM to be the SVP of Business Development at Novell in the 80’s where he helped expand its business from $50M to $2B in just six years. Blount served as the CTO, COO, and CEO of 8 technology, turnaround companies. Blount has also served on twelve technology company Board of Directors of which five were public companies, and he served as Chairman of five of the companies. Blount was also recruited in 2013 to serve as CIO in the federal government where he was responsible for designing a new 10-layer cyber security architecture that protected over one hundred thousand employees and billions of dollars. Blount has traveled around the world many times doing business in over 40 countries and has been a speaker at many public conferences in China, France, Germany, Norway, Russia, and the United States. Blount graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Mathematics and did his graduate MBA studies while working at IBM.
Dale A. Booth
Dale A. Booth was appointed to the Board of Directors on February 9, 2015, and is a member of the Compensation, Audit, and Nominating Committees. Booth has served on the board of 6 public and private technology companies with $10 million to $3 billion in annual revenues. He has served as Chairman of Daisytek International Inc. (DZTK), was Chairman of the Audit Committee at Bell Techlogix, Inc. (BLLI) and Telcove Networks, Inc. and served as Chairman of the Compensation Committee at Riverstone Networks, Inc. (RSTN). Mr. Booth is a senior technology executive with over 35 years of experience leading and assisting public and privately held companies including Fujitsu, Blackbox, Daisytek and Beard to develop award-winning products and services. Dale’s career reflects a demonstrated track record of leading large-scale transformation initiatives, driving execution of strategic initiatives, and executing M&A integrations and divestitures.
Mr. Booth is currently the Chief Financial and Operating Officer of Beard Integrated Systems Inc. a leading provider of building construction and technology services and is the General Partner of Booth Partners LLC., a real estate investment firm and TurnPoint Advisors LLC., a management strategy and advisory firm he founded in 2009. He is a former Chief Executive Officer of NextiraOne LLC., a $500M provider of information technology solutions to enterprise and fortune 500 clients. Prior to NextiraOne, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., a $3B provider of communications products and services to the telecom carrier market. Dale earned an engineering degree with honors from DeVry University and completed his educational studies at Wharton and the University of Chicago, Gleacher School of Business. Mr. Booth is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Board Leadership Fellow. Mr. Booth’s extensive business experience in various technical, managerial and financial positions make him particularly qualified as a member of our Board, as well as our Audit, Compensation, and Nominating Committees.
James F. Gero
James Gero is former Executive Chairman of Orthofix, N.V. (Nasdaq) and has served on the board of Orthofix from 1995 to 2013. He currently is the the Chairman of the Board of LCI Industries (NYSE) and a member of the Board of Directors of Intrusion Inc. (Nasdaq). Previously, he was a director of REI (NYSE), American Medical Electronics (Nasdaq) DF&R (Nasdaq), Spar Aerospace (TSE), and numerous private companies including Thayer Aerospace, DF&R, etc.
During his 50 year business career he was Chairman and CEO of Sierra Technologies a diversified technology driven company, Chairman and CEO of Varo, Inc. (NYSE) a developer and manufacturer of various aerospace and defense products, one of the founders of Clearwire Corporation, and early on was Vice President and General Manager of Allied Corp. (now Honeywell). Presently, he manages his investments in private equity and the public markets.
Educationally, James Gero has a B.S. in Chemistry and Biology from State University of New York, an MBA from the University of New Haven, and a MS in Strategic Planning from Fairleigh Dickinson and a honorary Doctorate of Business degree from the University of New Haven. He has significant experience in general management, board governance, and private investing. He is well disciplined in management, finance, operations and other functions required in operating a business. A a hobby, James Gero holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate and is a certified flight instructor.
James Gero has been married to his wife, Cathy, for 51 years and currently lives in Rockwall, Tx. and Orrington, Me.
Donald M. Johnston
Donald M. Johnston has served as a director of the Company since November 1983. Mr. Johnston is President of Massey Burch Capital Corp., a venture capital firm. He served as President of Massey Burch Investment Group, Inc., a venture capital firm, from 1990 until December 1993 where he had been a principal since 1982. Prior to that time, Mr. Johnston was the President of InterFirst Venture Corporation, a venture capital subsidiary of Interfirst Bancshares, Inc., and the Executive Director of First Dallas, Ltd., a corporate finance group in London, England. Mr. Johnston holds a B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. degree from Southern Methodist University.
Katrinka bridges business and technology to scale enterprises toward billion-dollar
expansion. As a key executive leader of Red Hat, Inc., she drove business unit, customer
experience and product operations teams, helping the company scale from $400MM to
over $3.5B and setting the stage for its blockbuster $34B acquisition by IBM in 2019—
one of the largest tech deals in history.
An inquisitive, lateral thinker, she is widely recognized for delivering deep business
insights, technological savvy and financial acumen honed as a CPA and Big 4 auditor,
envisioning and driving cross-functional strategies that transform teams for peak
performance and consistently delivering on the bigger business picture. She has served
on boards for nearly 20 years across a variety of public, private companies and nonprofit organizations. She is exploring opportunities to further contribute her experience and insights to a diverse
portfolio of corporate boards.
Known for her high integrity, exceptional EQ and deep interpersonal skills, Katrinka is a technologically savvy executive
with broad management experience who fluently speaks both “business” and “tech.” She has demonstrated particular
strength in rallying and fostering teams to deliver customer value and drive substantial, sustainable growth. In her roles
as vice president of operations at Red Hat, first overseeing its platform business unit and then products and
technologies, she scaled operations, systems and leadership for the company’s largest business unit, ramping to $1B
revenue and then doubling that. She transformed a 200+ Engineering Operations team to increase productivity and
modernize software delivery capabilities, catalyzing automation to reduce the effort for customers to try, buy and renew
According to IBM President Jim Whitehurst, who was Red Hat CEO prior to their IBM acquisition, “Katrinka will be a
great board member for a technology company or a company where technology is becoming a major part of the
business. She has a great perspective on the impact of technology on businesses. She knows how to optimize a business
for both innovation and efficiency, and for a changing world. Her background in investor relations gives her a perspective
on how businesses create value, and an ability to translate that into messaging Wall Street will understand.” Her board
service includes recent roles as Executive Committee of the North Carolina Technology Association Board, member of
Round Pond, a Red Hat subsidiary board (NYSE: RHT) and past board director of Micromuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:MUSE).
Leveraging her CPA foundation along with being grounded in M&A, investor relations and risk management throughout
her career, Katrinka could be particularly impactful serving on an Audit Committee. She earned an MBA from The Fuqua
School of Business at Duke University, a BA in Economics from Wellesley College, and a Certificate in Accounting from
Northeastern University. Katrinka was founding leader of her collegiate rugby team, recognized as a leading woman in
the tech sector, and particularly honored receiving the Service Member Patriot Award.