Joseph W. Dews, IV, Chairman
Managing Director, Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC
Joseph W. Dews IV was elected to serve as a director in April 2014 and became Chairperson of the Board in June 2019. Mr. Dews has been a Managing Director at Craig-Hallum Capital Group, an investment bank, since May 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Dews was a Partner at AGC Partners from July 2012 until May 2019, and held various positions, including Managing Director and Partner, at ThinkEquity LLC from May 2007 to July 2012, both investment banks. Mr. Dews has acted as a strategic and financial advisor to numerous public and private technology companies in the U.S. and internationally, including assessing corporate strategies and evaluating options for fund raising, share repurchases and acquisitions of businesses. In addition to his experience as an investment banker, Mr. Dews has a technical background including a Bachelor of Science in Applied & Engineering Physics from Cornell University and approximately two years of experience in the semiconductor industry working as a Field Applications Engineer for Cirrus Logic KK. Among other attributes, skills, experiences and qualifications, the Board believes that Mr. Dews’ over 20 years of experience as an investment banker and his familiarity with semiconductor and industrial technology businesses uniquely positions him to contribute strategic insight, acquisition knowledge, and provide other valuable contributions as one of our directors and the Chairperson of the Board.
Steven J. Abrams, Esq.
Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP
Steven J. Abrams, Esq. was elected to serve as a director in January 2013. In April 2016, Mr. Abrams joined Hogan Lovells US LLP as a partner, where he currently serves as Global Co-Head of Life Sciences and Healthcare. Prior to this, Mr. Abrams was a partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP for over 20 years where he was co-chair of the Corporate Securities and Life Sciences practice groups and a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Abrams counsels clients on governance, disclosure and transactional matters. Among other attributes, skills, experiences and qualifications, the Board believes that Mr. Abrams’ over 25 years of experience as a corporate and securities attorney providing counsel to companies regarding governance, disclosure and transactional matters allows Mr. Abrams to make a valuable contribution as one of our directors
Jeffrey A. Beck
Chief Executive Officer, Soft Robotics Incorporated
Jeffrey A. Beck was elected to serve as a director in June 2019. Since February 2021, Mr. Beck has been Chief Executive Officer of Soft Robotics Incorporated, a venture capital-funded start-up robotics company engaged in design of robotic automation technologies used in food processing and other production environments. From May 2018 until December 2021, he was an operating partner with Artemis Capital Partners, a lower middle market private equity firm specializing in industrial technology sectors. Since August 2020, Mr. Beck has served as executive chairman of Tekscan Corporation, a private equity owned manufacturer of tactile force and pressure sensing instrumentation. From October 2015 to April 2018, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Astrodyne TDI Corporation, a private equity-owned manufacturer of high-performance power supplies and systems utilized in semiconductor, aerospace, and medical markets. Throughout his career, Mr. Beck has also served in management positions at Presstek LLC, iRobot Corporation and AMETEK, Inc., Danaher Corporation and Emerson Corporation. He previously served on the board of directors, including the audit committee, and nominating and governance committee, of SunEdison Semiconductor Limited, a Nasdaq listed leading manufacturer of semiconductor wafers. Mr. Beck holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology as well an MBA from Boston University. The Board believes that Mr. Beck’s extensive experience building, and leading industrial technology and automation businesses allows him to make valuable contributions as one of our directors. Moreover, his prior public company board experience, which includes serving on the audit as well as nominating and governance committees, adds valuable perspective to critical board discussions, decisions, and governance topics
Gerald J. Maginnis
Executive in Residence-Rowan University and Retired KPMG Audit Partner
Gerald (Jerry) J. Maginnis was elected to serve as a director in June 2020. Since October 2015, Mr. Maginnis has served as a member of the board of directors of the funds comprising the Cohen & Steers Mutual Fund Complex (the “Complex”). Since January 2019, he has served as the Chair of the Audit Committee of the 20 funds within the Complex, including 9 closed-end funds which are publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. From 2006 through his retirement in 2015, Mr. Maginnis served as the Managing Partner of the Philadelphia office of KPMG LLP (“KPMG”). From 2002 until 2008, Mr. Maginnis served as the Partner in Charge of KPMG’s Pennsylvania Business Unit Audit Practice, which included the firm’s offices in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg. Prior to 2002, Mr. Maginnis was an audit partner at KPMG concentrating on serving clients in the Information, Communications and Entertainment industries. From 2014 to 2015, Mr. Maginnis served as the President of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a State CPA Society. From 2014 to 2017, he served as a member of the Council of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”). From 2015 through March 2020, Mr. Maginnis was a member of the Board of Trustees of the AICPA Foundation where he served as Treasurer from 2018 to 2020. Mr. Maginnis has also served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Raj and Kamla Gupta Governance Institute at Drexel University since 2010. Since 2016, he has served as an Executive in Residence at Rowan University. Mr. Maginnis holds a Bachelor of Science from Saint Joseph’s University and is a Certified Public Accountant. The Board believes Mr. Maginnis’ considerable audit, accounting and leadership experience enable him to make valuable contributions as one of our directors and as Chairperson of the Audit Committee.
Richard N. Grant, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Richard N. Grant, Jr. was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and elected to serve as a director effective August 2020. Prior to joining inTEST, Mr. Grant served as Senior Vice President Americas Region Measurement & Analytics of ABB Ltd from June 2017 to August 2020. Prior to his time at ABB, Mr. Grant served as Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK Inc., an electronic instrument and electromechanical manufacturer, from April 2013 until June 2017. Mr. Grant was also an Operating Officer of AMETEK Inc. from 2013 until 2017, and a Board Member of SEIKO EG&G CO. LTD., a joint venture in which AMETEK maintained an interest, from 2016 until 2017. Prior to AMETEK, Mr. Grant worked at Emerson Electric in a variety of roles from March 1997 until April 2013, including as Vice President/General Manager of the Temperature Business unit of Rosemont Measurement from April 2011 until April 2013 and as Vice President Strategic Planning for Emerson Process Management from October 2007 until April 2011. Mr. Grant holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Northern Kentucky University and an executive MBA from Xavier University. The Board believes that Mr. Grant’s considerable business management and leadership experience, together with his substantial knowledge of the industry, enable him to help drive corporate strategies and make valuable contributions as one of our directors.