President and Chief Executive Officer
Robert McCormick has served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the Company since January 2019. His previous positions at the Company include Chief Operating Officer from 2017 to 2019 and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from 2004 to 2017.
Prior to joining the Company, 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 at Newell Rubbermaid, 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.
Mr. McCormick is a member on the Board of Directors for the Mayville Engineering Company (NYSE: MEC) and serves on the Audit Committee. He is also the Treasurer and a Board member of The Parenting Network, a non-profit focused on building parenting skills for underprivileged families in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mr. McCormick graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 1982 and received his CPA certificate in 1984.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Sarah Lauber serves as Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Douglas Dynamics in 2017, Ms. Lauber held financial leadership positions at several public companies in Wisconsin. She was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Jason Industries, Inc., a diversified industrial company from 2015 to 2017. Ms. Lauber also 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. She 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. Over the last 25 years, she has held a diverse range of financial leadership and strategic roles after starting her career as an accountant at KPMG.
Ms. Lauber is also a member on the Board of Directors of the Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) and serves on the Audit and Compensation committees. Ms. Lauber is proud to serve as the Treasurer and Board member of the Junior Achievement® of Wisconsin. She holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University-San Bernardino and an executive MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Linda Evans serves as Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining Douglas Dynamics in June 2008, Ms. Evans served as the Director of Human Resources for Pentair Filtration from November 1998 to June 2008. Ms. Evans is an active member of the Society of Human Resources Management and has her Senior Professional HR (SPHR) certification. She also leads the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University. Ms. Evans holds a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.
Mark Van Genderen
President, Work Truck Attachments
Mark Van Genderen currently serves as President, Work Truck Attachments at Douglas Dynamics. Mr. Van Genderen’s previous roles at the company include President of Commercial Snow & Ice Control (CSI) from 2021 to 2023, and Vice President of Business Development from 2020 to 2021. Mr. Van Genderen joined Douglas Dynamics in 2020 after spending 21 years in multiple leadership roles at the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, a manufacturer of premium motorcycles. These responsibilities included leadership of the company’s Latin America division, the company’s parts and accessories product development function, and Harley-Davidson’s riding gear and lifestyle apparel division which included the company’s eCommerce business.
Mr. Van Genderen is a member of the Lutheran Social Services Foundation Board of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, where he serves as the Chair of the Finance, Investment, and Audit Committee. Mr. Van Genderen is a past Trustee at Hope College, his undergraduate alma mater, where he holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Mr. Van Genderen also holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.