Mr. Ronald J. Kramer has been our Chief Executive Officer since April 2008, a director since 1993 and Chairman of the Board since January 2018. Mr. Kramer was Vice Chairman of the Board from 2003 until January 2018. From 2002 through March 2008, he was President and a director of Wynn Resorts, Ltd. (NASDAQ: WYNN), a developer, owner and operator of destination casino resorts. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Kramer was a Managing Director at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, an investment banking firm, and its predecessor Wasserstein Perella & Co. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Douglas Elliman Inc. (NYSE: DOUG), and is also a member of the board of directors of Franklin BSP Capital Corporation, Franklin BSP Lending Corporation and Franklin Private Credit Fund.
Mr. Mehmel has been our President and Chief Operating Officer since December 2012, and was a Director from May 2018 to February 2022. From August 2008 to October 2012, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of DRS Technologies (formerly NYSE:DRS), a leading supplier of defense electronic products, systems and military support services. Mr. Mehmel was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of DRS from May 2006 to August 2008, and Executive Vice President, Business Operations and Strategy, at DRS from January 2001 to April 2006. Before joining DRS, he held various positions in corporate and divisional management at Jabil Circuit, L-3 Communications, Lockheed Martin, Loral and Lier Siegler.
Mr. Harris has been our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since August 2015. From November 2012 to July 2015, he was our Vice President and Controller, and from July 2009 to July 2015 he was Griffon’s Chief Accounting Officer. From May 2005 to June 2009, Mr. Harris was Assistant Controller of Dover Corporation, a diversified global manufacturer (NYSE: DOV). Prior to this time, Mr. Harris held a variety of accounting and auditing roles with Hearst Argyle Television (Formerly NYSE: HTV), John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JW.A) and Arthur Andersen, LLP.
Mr. Kaplan has been the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Griffon Corporation since May 2010. From July 2008 to May 2010, he was the Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary at Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL), a manufacturer of advanced composite materials for space and defense, commercial aerospace and wind energy applications. From 2000 to July 2008, Mr. Kaplan was the Senior Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary at Hexcel. From 1994 to 2000, he was an associate at the law firm Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP).
Mr. Weldon has been the President of Clopay Building Products Company since October 2021. From February 2019 through September 2021, Mr. Weldon was Chief Operating Officer for Clopay. Mr. Weldon joined Clopay in 2001, and served in diverse leadership roles including Vice President of Operations at Clopay from 2016 to 2019. Prior to joining Clopay, Mr. Weldon held positions in operations and supply chain management at Newell Brands (NASDAQ: NWL) and General Electric (NYSE:GE). Mr. Weldon is also a decorated ten-year veteran of the United States Air Force.
Mr. Sarrica became President of AMES in March 2018. He will continue in his roles as President of ClosetMaid and as a Griffon Senior Vice President, which he assumed in October 2017 and January 2017, respectively. From January 2014 to December 2016, Mr. Sarrica was President of AMES. Prior to joining AMES, Mr. Sarrica was President of DRS Network and Imaging Systems, a multi-site organization that serves various military, industrial and commercial markets. DRS Network and Imaging Systems is a subsidiary of DRS Technologies, Inc. (formerly NYSE:DRS), a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Mr. Sarrica held a variety of management and leadership roles at DRS from 1994 to January 2014.