Board of Directors
Daniel P. McGahn, age 50, has been our chairman of the Board since July 2018, chief executive officer since June 2011 and president since December 2009. Mr. McGahn also served as our chief operating officer from December 2009 until May 2011, as senior vice president and general manager of our AMSC Superconductors business unit from May 2008 until December 2009 and vice president of our AMSC Superconductors business unit from January 2008 to May 2008. Previously, Mr. McGahn was our vice president of strategic planning and development from December 2006 to January 2008. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. McGahn served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Konarka Technologies, which develops and commercializes Konarka Power Plastic®, a material that converts light to electricity. We believe Mr. McGahn’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his extensive experience with our company, including serving as our president since December 2009 and our chief executive officer since June 2011, experience in the power electronics industry and with technology companies, and strategic planning expertise gained while working in senior management and as a consultant for other public and private companies. Mr. McGahn has been a director of our company since June 2011.
Arthur H. House, age 79, has been a partner at Cybersecurity Risk Associates, LLC, a Connecticut limited liability company, that advises clients on improving their cybersecurity, compliance and privacy programs since May 2020. Mr. House also has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut since March 2020. From April 2020 to December 2020, he served as a cybersecurity policy advisor to the Secretary of State of the State of Connecticut. From October 2016 to October 2019, Mr. House served as Chief Cybersecurity Risk Officer for the State of Connecticut. From June 2012 until October 2016, he was chairman of the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. From January 2009 until May 2012, Mr. House served as Director of Communications of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and as head of internal and external communications for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a combat support agency for the U.S. Department of Defense. From January 2002 until January 2009, he served as Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at Connecticut-based Webster Bank, a bank that provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, insurance, trust and investment services. Mr. House has also previously served in various positions at the World Bank, the National Security Council and the U.S. Senate. We believe Mr. House’s qualifications to sit on our board include his extensive experience in the utility industry, his international business and government relations experience and work in both internal and external corporate communications. Mr. House has been a director of our company since September 2016.
Barbara G. Littlefield, age 64, has been Chairwoman and Lead Operating Director at Resilient Infrastructure Group, a developer of a full range of distributed water and wastewater solutions as a service for private and municipal clients that solve site-specific treatment needs, since February 2021. From August 2014 to May 2020, she served as chief financial officer of Poseidon Water LLC, a leading developer of water infrastructure projects in North America. From September 2013 until August 2014, Ms. Littlefield served as senior vice president, strategy and corporate development, of Poseidon Water LLC. From February 2011 until May 2013, she was senior vice president of corporate development and a board member of Drax Biomass International Inc., an enterprise securing upstream biomass supply for large British electricity generators. From 2006 to 2010, Ms. Littlefield was an executive vice president and chief financial officer of Verenium Corporation, a joint venture company formed to commercialize second generation biofuels technology. We believe Ms. Littlefield’s qualifications to sit on our Board include her extensive financial and strategic management experience and her particular knowledge of large infrastructure projects. Ms. Littlefield has been a director of our company since May 2019.
David R. Oliver, Jr., age 80, is currently an independent consultant. He served as a strategic advisor, mergers and acquisitions, for European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company North America (EADS NA), a European aerospace corporation, from January 2012 until July 2013. From January 2008 until December 2011, Mr. Oliver served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for EADS NA. Mr. Oliver also served as chief executive officer of the defense division of EADS NA for most of the four years preceding January 2008 except when he was running the EADS portion of the capture effort for the Air Force Tanker program. Before joining EADS NA, Mr. Oliver was stationed in Baghdad as Director of Management and Budget for the Coalition Forces. Prior to that, he served as the United States’ Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology. Mr. Oliver also previously held management positions at both Westinghouse Electric and Northrop Grumman. In the Navy, he commanded diesel and nuclear submarines as well as two submarine groups during the Cold War. His last Navy appointment was as Principal Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition. Rear Admiral (retired) Oliver’s military decorations include the Defense and Navy Distinguished Service Medals as well as six awards of the Legion of Merit. We believe Mr. Oliver’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his extensive leadership, management and budgeting experience gained while serving as a senior officer in the United States Navy and at EADS, NA, and his valuable corporate governance experience gained while serving as a director for other public and private companies. Mr. Oliver has been a director of our company since September 2006.