Board of Directors
Arthur B. Winkleblack
Mr. Winkleblack retired in June 2013 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the HJ Heinz Company, a global packaged food manufacturer, where he had served in such capacity since January 2002. Prior to his tenure with Heinz, Mr. Winkleblack held senior executive positions with various private equity owned businesses from 1996 to 2001, including Perform.com and Freeride.com as part of Indigo Capital, C. Dean Metropolous Group and Six Flags Entertainment Corporation. He was VP & CFO of Commercial Avionics Systems, a division of AlliedSignal, from 1994 to 1996. Previously, he held various finance, strategy and business planning roles at PepsiCo Inc. from 1982 to 1994. Mr. Winkleblack also provided financial and capital markets consulting services to Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers (“RBA”), an industrial auctioneer, from 2014 to 2019. He served as the Senior Advisor to the then RBA’s CEO, Ravichandra K. Saligram, who also serves on our Board of Directors.
Mr. Winkleblack currently serves as a member of the board of directors of The Wendy’s Company, a global quick service restaurant company, and Aramark, a global provider of food, facility and uniform services. He was a member of the Board of Directors of RTI International Metals, Inc., a NYSE-listed company specializing in advanced titanium products for the aerospace, defense and medical device markets, and Performance Food Group, a company specializing in the distribution of food and food-related products to customers throughout the United States, from 2013 to 2015 and 2015 to 2019, respectively.
Mr. Winkleblack’s substantial executive experience across a broad range of industries enables him to provide our Board of Directors with knowledgeable perspectives on strategic planning, international operations, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, his nearly 12 years of experience as the Chief Financial Officer of a large, multinational, consumer goods company enables him to bring important perspectives to our Board of Directors on performance management, business analytics, finance and capital structure, compliance, information technology, risk management, public company reporting, and investor relations.