Board of Directors
Mr. Callahan has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Aspen Partners, a Utah-based consultant to the outdoor sporting industry, since 2008. From 1990 until his retirement in 2008, Mr. Callahan served in various merchandising, marketing, management and senior executive positions with Cabela’s, Inc., most recently as Senior Vice President Business Development & International Operations. Prior to joining Cabela’s, Mr. Callahan spent 15 years working in the outdoor recreation industry. Mr. Callahan has been selected to serve as a director due to his operational, marketing and leadership experience gained through various senior positions in the sporting goods and outdoor industry. Mr. Callahan served as Interim CEO of Vista Outdoor Inc. from July 10, 2017 to October 9, 2017, and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and as a member of the Management Development and Compensation Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee.
Christopher T. Metz
Chris Metz serves as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Metz has more than 25 years of experience leading consumer and durable goods companies. Prior to joining Vista Outdoor, Metz served as president and CEO of Arctic Cat from 2014-2017. Prior to Arctic Cat, he was managing director of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. Metz worked for Black & Decker from 1992-2005, including serving as the president of the company’s Hardware and Home Improvement group, president of Kwikset Corporation, president of Price Pfister, president of Baldwin Hardware, and general manager of European Professional Power Tools and Accessories.
April H. Foley
Ambassador Foley served with the U.S. State Department as the Ambassador to Hungary from 2006-2009. Before her diplomatic service, she was First Vice President and Vice Chairman, and a member of the Board of Directors, of the Export-Import Bank of the United States from 2003-2005. She also served as Director of Business Planning of PepsiCo, Inc. from 1981-1993. She is also a director of Xerium Technologies, Inc. Ms. Foley has been selected to serve as a director due to her global and government experience through her service as an Ambassador and experience in the analysis of financial performance and business plans. Ambassador Foley serves as a member of the Management Development and Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee.
Mark A. Gottfredson
Mr. Gottfredson is a leader in and was the former head of Bain & Company, Inc.’s performance improvement practice. He recently led an engagement for the World Bank related to international trade and has worked with business leaders from many leading international corporations. He served on Bain’s board from 2008 to 2012. He is also a director and member of the Audit Committee of Emerge Energy Services LP. Mr. Gottfredson has been selected to serve as director based on his extensive experience and proven ability advising boards and management on strategic decision making and business performance. Mr. Gottfredson serves as a member of the Management Development and Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee.
Tig H. Krekel
Mr. Krekel is Chairman and Founding Partner of Hudson Group, a South Carolina advisory services firm. He was the Vice Chairman and a partner of J.F. Lehman & Company, a New York private-equity investment bank, from 2003 to 2012. Before joining J.F. Lehman, Mr. Krekel served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hughes Space and Communications and President of Boeing Satellite Systems, the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial and military communications satellites. Mr. Krekel previously served as a director on the board of Orbital ATK, Inc. Mr. Krekel has been selected to serve as a director due to his leadership, industry and financial experience as former chief executive officer of several large and complex businesses and corporate governance experience. Mr. Krekel serves as chairman of the Management Development and Compensation Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee.
Gary L. McArthur
Mr. McArthur joined CH2M Hill in August of 2014. CH2M was acquired by Jacobs in December 2017 at which time Mr. McArthur resigned from his positions as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining CH2M Hill, he worked more than 15 years for Harris Corporation, an international telecommunications equipment company, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. McArthur has also been associated with Nextel Communications, Inc., Lehman Brothers, Inc. and Deloitte & Touche LLP and served on the boards of Terion Inc. and Live TV Co. Ltd. Mr. McArthur has been selected to serve as a director due to his extensive financial, management and complex problem solving experience. Mr. McArthur serves as chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee.
Robert M. Tarola
Mr. Tarola is currently the president of Right Advisory LLC, a firm whose clients have included large, sophisticated companies. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer of the Southcoast Health System. Prior to his role with Southcoast, Mr. Tarola was associated with The Howard University where he served as CFO for four years. Prior to his time with Howard, he served as Chief Financial Officer for W.R. Grace & Co. for almost 10 years. Prior to W.R. Grace, he served as Chief Financial Officer of MedStar Health, Inc. and was an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He currently serves on the board of Legg Mason Mutual Funds, XBRL International Inc., and The American Kidney Fund and previously served on the board and Audit Committee of TeleTech Holdings Inc. Mr. Tarola currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee for Legg Mason Mutual Funds and is a CPA and Charter Global Management Accountant. Mr. Tarola has been selected to serve as director based on his extensive management experience and deep financial expertise. Mr. Tarola serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Management Development and Compensation Committee.