Nelda J. Connors

Nelda J. Connors

Founder, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of Pine Grove Holdings, LLC

Ms. Connors is the founder, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of Pine Grove Holdings, LLC, a woman and minority-owned privately held investment company that acquires lower middle market companies with a high engineering and service component. The investments are primarily focused in power generation, specialty logistics and transportation, SAAS and advanced materials. Prior to founding Pine Grove Holdings, LLC, Ms. Connors served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Atkore International Inc., formerly the Electrical and Metal Products division of Tyco International. Prior to joining Tyco, she served as Vice President at Eaton Corporation, a global electrical and automotive supplier, where she held several positions in operations, continuous improvement, and general management. Earlier in her career, Ms. Connors was employed in several senior executive and management capacities in the automotive industry with profit and loss responsibility.

Ms. Connors earned both undergraduate and graduate mechanical engineering degrees from the University of Dayton with post-graduate studies at the University of Tokyo in International Finance and Economics. She serves as a director of Baker Hughes Company, Boston Scientific Corporation, and Enersys.

Ms. Connors brings to the Board her executive leadership skills and her experience in the areas of operations and financial management, quality, engineering and business strategy, as well as her knowledge of public company matters resulting from her service on other public company boards.

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