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Robert L. Laurent, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer and President
Mr. Laurent Joined ETC in 2011 as CFO, was elected as President in November 2013 and named Chief Executive Officer and Director in September 2014. From 1980 to 2008 he was with Fedders Corporation where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1987 to 1998 and from 2004 to 2008. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Laurent served as Executive Vice President – Acquisitions and Alliances. Mr. Laurent was a private consultant from 2008 through 2010. Mr. Laurent received a B.S. in accounting from Villanova University.
James D. Cashel
Vice President — General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary
Mr. Cashel rejoined the Company in July 2015 as Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary. He was previously ETC’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from December 2008 to June 2013. From June 2013 until his return to the Company, Mr. Cashel was General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary for a publicly traded manufacturer of high-performance lifting and pulling devices for military and civilian aircraft. Prior to 2008, Mr. Cashel was in private law practice for approximately fifteen years and a partner in a large Philadelphia law firm. Mr. Cashel holds a juris doctor degree from the Temple University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Drexel University. He is a registered patent attorney and a member of the State Bars of both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Prudenti has served as the Company’s Corporate Controller since July 2011, and was promoted to CFO in November 2013. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Prudenti served as the Financial Director at Rhoads Industries, Inc. Prior thereto he was Controller of Schmolz & Bickenbach USA from 2007 to 2008, Manager of Internal Controls at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company from 2005 to 2007, and was with Deloitte & Touche, LLP from 2000 to 2005, where he was Manager within the Audit & Enterprise Risk Services division. Mr. Prudenti is a CPA and graduate of Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.