Management

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James L. Janik
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

James L. Janik has been serving as our President and Chief Executive Officer and Director since 2004 and became our Chairman of the Board in 2014.   Mr. Janik also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Douglas Dynamics Incorporated, the entity that previously operated our business, from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Janik was Director of Sales of our Western Products division from 1992 to 1994, General Manager of our Western Products division from 1994 to 2000 and Vice President of Marketing and Sales from 1998 to 2000. Prior to joining us, Mr. Janik was the Vice President of Marketing and Sales of Sunlite Plastics Inc., a custom extruder of thermoplastic materials, for two years. During the 11 prior years, Mr. Janik held a number of key marketing, sales and production management positions for John Deere Company.

Chairman of the Board
    Robert McCormick
    Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
    Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

    Robert McCormick has been serving as our Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer since 2017.    Prior to his role as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. McCormick served as our Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since September 2004, our Executive Vice President since September 2010 and as our Secretary since May 2005. Mr. McCormick served as our Assistant Secretary from September 2004 to May 2005. Prior to joining us, Mr. McCormick served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Xymox Technology Inc. from 2001 to 2004. Prior to that, Mr. McCormick served in various capacities in the Newell Rubbermaid Corporation, including President from 2000 to 2001 and Vice President Group Controller from 1997 to 2000. While Mr. McCormick served as President, he was responsible for Newell's Mirro / Wearever Cookware, and as Vice President Group Controller, he was responsible for worldwide strategic and financial responsibilities for 12 company divisions with sales of over two billion dollars.

      Sarah Lauber
      Chief Financial Officer & Secretary
      Chief Financial Officer & Secretary
      Sarah Lauber has been serving as our Chief Financial Officer & Secretary since August 2017. Prior to joining us, Mrs. Lauber was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Jason Industries, Inc., a diversified industrial company. Prior to her time at Jason Industries, Mrs. Lauber served as Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis at Regal Beloit Corporation, a manufacturer of electric motors, generators and controls, and mechanical motion control products, from 2011 to 2015. Mrs. Lauber previously served as Chief Financial Officer of A.O. Smith Corporation’s Electrical Products Company (“EPC”), a manufacturer of electric motors for residential and commercial applications, from 2002 until EPC was acquired by Regal Beloit in 2011. Mrs. Lauber began her career as an accountant at KPMG.
        Keith Hagelin
        President Commercial Snow & Ice
        President Commercial Snow & Ice

        Keith Hagelin has been serving as President of Commercial Snow & Ice since 2017.  Prior to this role, Mr. Hagelin served as our Vice President, Operations since 2009 and Senior Vice President, Operations since September 2013, having previously spent 14 years in progressive roles with us, including Plant Manager and General Manager—Rockland and most recently Vice President of Manufacturing from 2007 to 2009. Prior to joining Douglas, Mr. Hagelin spent 13 years at Raytheon Corporation in various manufacturing, production and new product development roles.

          Mark Adamson
          Executive Vice President, Commercial Snow & Ice
          Executive Vice President, Commercial Snow & Ice

          Mark Adamson has been serving as our Executive Vice President Commercial Snow & Ice since 2017.  Previously Mr. Adamson served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing since 2007 and Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing since September 2013. Prior to joining us, Mr. Adamson held numerous senior level management positions with industry leaders in the grounds care industry, including John Deere Company from 1980 to 2002 and Gehl Corporation from 2002 to 2007. From 2003 to 2005, he was the Manager, Regional Sales & Distribution of Gehl Company, directing the sales and marketing activities of certain sales field managers in the northeastern United States responsible for Gehl product sales and rental., and from 2005 to 2007, he was the Director, Training and Customer Support, where he directed the aftermarket and training activities of five departments and thirty-two individuals responsible for Gehl and Mustang products worldwide. From 1980 to 2002, Mr. Adamson held several senior level management positions with John Deere Company.