PAR Systems

Board Of Directors

Charles Chadwell, Chairman of the PaR Systems Board

Bonita Springs, Florida

Charles Chadwell has been a PaR Systems Director since 2003. He was the Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Engine Operations, for GE Aircraft Engines, where he retired in 2002. Mr. Chadwell currently also serves as a director on the Spirit Aerosystems, Inc., the BE Aerospace, Inc. and Parkway Products, Inc. board of directors.

Robert Davies

Stamford, Connecticut

Robert Davies is a Managing Partner at MML Capital and leads the firm's investing activities in the United States. In addition to PaR Systems, Robert currently represents MML on the boards of Argyle Security, Apache Industrial Services and VIP Cinema Seating. Prior to joining MML, Robert worked for over 30 years as a private equity investor, investing both in the US and Europe. Robert has also held various merchant and investment banking positions focused on cross-border transactions. Robert received a B.A. and M.A from Cambridge University.

Preston Rahe

Aiken, South Carolina

Preston Rahe's career spans 45 years of executive experience in the energy, environmental, and nuclear industries. In 2008, he retired as President of URS Corporation's Energy and Environment business unit, managing over $4B and 17,000 people in a global engineering, construction and operations enterprise. Mr. Rahe has broad experience in profitably growing technology-based businesses, and in 1997, founded URS's Safety Management Solutions firm. He has served on the boards of a number of companies, and holds Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Master of Nuclear Engineering degrees from Georgia Tech.

James Read

Stamford, Connecticut

James Read co-founded MML Capital Partners in London in 1988. Prior to that, he has held numerous commercial and merchant banking positions in the United States and the United Kingdom. Most of his career has been spent as a leveraged cash flow lender and private equity provider. He is, or has been, a director or chairman of 13 companies including BPC, Caparo, CB Holdings, Wellington, Wellworth, Core Labs, JJI, IAC and XServ. Mr. Read holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA degree in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh.

Rick Shand

Shoreview, Minnesota

Rick joined the PaR Systems’ Board in November, 2013.  Most recently, he co-founded OakRiver Technology and served as the CEO prior to its acquisition by PaR Systems in June, 2012.  Rick held a variety of engineering and operational assignments within 3M, Seagate, and Frito-Lay prior to founding OakRiver Technology in 1999.  Rick holds both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Stephen R. Tritch

Gibsonia, Pennsylvania

Stephen Tritch was appointed to PaR Systems' Board of Directors in November 2010. Mr. Tritch's distinguished career in the nuclear energy industry began with Westinghouse Electric Company in 1971 as a Product Engineer. He served as President and CEO since July 2002 and became Chairman of Westinghouse Electric Company on July 1, 2008, serving in that capacity until he retired in July 2010. During his career at Westinghouse, Mr. Tritch served as Senior Vice President, Nuclear Fuel. In this capacity, he provided nuclear fuel products and services to nuclear power plants throughout the world. Mr. Tritch holds both a B.S. in mechanical engineering and an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Tritch also serves on the Board of Directors for Koppers Holdings Inc.

Mark Wrightsman

Shoreview, Minnesota

Mark Wrightsman has served as PaR president and chief executive officer since 1999. Prior to joining PaR, he led five other very technical businesses, including two global businesses of more than $300 million in annual revenues. Mr. Wrightsman began his career at General Electric and served there in various engineering, product management, account management and business leadership assignments. Before joining PaR, he led Unisys Corporation's 1,500-person European organization of finance, human resources, legal, procurement, information systems and facilities shared services, and previously also led a business for SPX Corporation. In addition to serving on various volunteer boards, Mr. Wrightsman currently serves on the board of Vital Simulations, a high technology training company focused in the Life Sciences/Medical markets.

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