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James Mitarotonda

James Mitarotonda

Mr. Mitarotonda has served as a director since March 2021. He currently serves as a member of Audit Committee. He is currently the Chairman, President and CEO at Barington Capital Group, L.P., an activist investment firm. He is also the Chairman, President and CEO of Barington Companies Investors, LLC, the general partner of Barington Companies Equity Partners, L.P., an activist investment fund. He has served as a director of The Eastern Company, a manufacturer of industrial hardware, security and metal products, since May 2015, where he also serves as Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and has also served as Chairman since January 2016. Since 2019, he has served as a Special Advisor to L Brands, Inc., a specialty retailer of women’s apparel and personal care products. Over the past five years, Mr. Mitarotonda served as a director of Avon Products, Inc., a global manufacturer and marketer of beauty and related products, from April 2018 to January 2020; OMNOVA Solutions Inc., a global provider of emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals, from March 2015 to April 2020; and A. Schulman Inc., an international supplier of plastic compounds and resins, from October 2005 until August 2018. Over the past five years, he also served as a director of The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack, an automotive aftermarket service and retail chain, from August 2006 to February 2016, and as Chairman from July 2008 to July 2009. Mr. Mitarotonda has also served as a director of Barington/Hilco Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, from February 2015 until January 2018, as Chief Executive Officer from February 2015 to May 2015, and as Chairman from February 2015 until May 2017. He has also served as a director of Ebix, Inc., a supplier of software and e-commerce services to the insurance, financial and healthcare industries, from January 2015 to March 2015; The Jones Group Inc., a designer, marketer and wholesaler of branded clothing, shoes and accessories, from June 2013 to April 2014; Griffon Corporation, a diversified manufacturing company, from November 2007 to January 2012; Ameron International Corporation, a multinational manufacturer of products and materials for the chemical, industrial, energy, transportation and infrastructure markets, from March 2011 to October 2011; and Gerber Scientific, Inc., an international supplier of automated manufacturing systems, from June 2010 to August 2011. Mr. Mitarotonda received a B.A. in economics from Queens College, where he is currently a member of the Board of Trustees and a M.B.A. from New York University’s Graduate School of Business Administration (now known as the Stern School of Business).