Board of Directors

Executive Chairman | Michael J. Ferrantino

Mr. Ferrantino has served as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of The LGL Group, Inc. since June 2016 and as a member of the Board of Directors of The LGL Group, Inc. since June 2014. 

Mr. Ferrantino, served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Valpey-Fisher Corporation from September 2002 until November 2009. From January 2002 until September 2002, Mr. Ferrantino served as the President of the Micro Networks Division of Integrated Circuit Systems, Inc. From prior to 2000 until January 2002, Mr. Ferrantino served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Micro Networks Corporation, and from April 2000 to January 2002, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Micro Networks Corporation. Currently, Mr. Ferrantino serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Spectra Analysis Instruments, Inc.

Board of Directors | Timothy Foufas

Mr. Foufas has been serving on the Board of Directors for The LGL Group, Inc. since 2007. He has also served as the Managing Partner of Plato, Foufas & Co., LLC, a financial services company, since 2005. In addition, Mr. Foufas has served as President of Levalon Properties, LLC, a real estate property management company, since 2007.

Previously, Mr. Foufas served as Senior Vice President of Bayshore Management Co., LLC, from 2005 to 2006. Prior to joining Bayshore Management Co., LLC, he was the Director of Investments at Liam Ventures Inc., a private equity investment firm, from 2000 to 2005.

Mr. Foufas brings to the Board of Directors his management skills and expertise in finance, investment and real estate matters.

Board of Directors | Marc Gabelli

 

Mr. Gabelli has served on the Board of Directors of The LGL Group, Inc. since September 2004. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the LGL Group, Inc. from September 2007 to June 2016.

Mr. Gabelli has served as the Managing Director and President of GGCP, Inc., a private investment corporation and control shareholder of the financial services firm GAMCO Investors (GBL) since 1999. He has served, since 1994, as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Portfolio Manager of Gabelli Securities International Ltd., a manager of hedge fund portfolios. He is Director of IFIT Group, a Zurich based financial services administration firm and Director and Managing Partner of GAMA Funds Holdings GmbH. He has also been serving as the Managing Member of Commonwealth Management Partners LLC since 2008, which is the general partner of Venator Merchant Fund, LP, an investment management vehicle.

Mr. Gabelli is a well-recognized practitioner in global equity fund management, and has managed a diverse group of fund portfolios. Mr. Gabelli has managed investment funds for institutions and individuals since 1990. Today he exclusively manages hedge fund portfolios. During his tenure managing retail distributed mutual funds, he achieved the highest rankings by Morningstar and by Lipper, managing the #1 U.S. ranked fund in the global equity category for the period. Mr. Gabelli has been a frequent participant in various financial publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and the Financial Times. He has been a regular panelist on the Barron’s Annual Telecommunications Roundtable, and a variety of investment industry conferences. He has been a frequent guest on CNN and CNBC, and Bloomberg Television.

Mr. Gabelli has been with the Gabelli group of companies since 1993. Prior to Gabelli, he began his career in equity arbitrage and research at Lehman Brothers International in London and New York.

Mr. Gabelli is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), with a master's degree in business administration, Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in economics, and the SEP at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

He has been a member of several industry associations including The New York Society of Securities Analysts and the Media and Entertainment Analysts of New York, as well as participated in the executive program at Harvard Business School.

He is involved with several New York area charitable causes including serving as a founding trustee of the New York Nativity Centers, a full year middle school system operating in lower Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. Additionally, he was involved with St. Ignatius School, and the Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx, NY. Mr. Gabelli serves on the Board of Directors for the United Nations’ (IIE, NLG) “Institute of International Education New Leaders Group” which helps administer Fulbright scholarships and was previously on the board of the John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, and on the investment board of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange.

Mr. Gabelli's qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his extensive knowledge of the Company's business and industry due his longstanding service on the Board of Directors, as well as his financial expertise and leadership experience as an executive of various investment firms.

Board of Directors | Donald H. Hunter

Mr. Hunter joined the Board of Directors of The LGL Group, Inc. in May 2013.

Mr. Hunter has served as Principal, Donald Hunter LLC since April 2007, a consulting practice based in Wellesley, MA. Previously, Mr. Hunter served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Harbor Global Company Limited fromOctober 2000 to December 2006, a public company that owned international investment management and natural resources subsidiaries; Chief Operating Officer, Pioneer Global Investments, a former Division of the Pioneer Group, Inc. from August 1998 to October 2000, a company that provided investment management services and owned several natural resources investments;and Manager of International Finance, the Pioneer Group, Inc. from January 1991 to August 1998. Currently, Mr. Hunter also previously served as a director of Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceuticals company (NASDAQ: CBRX), where he also served as Chairman of the Audit Committee, and as a director of LICT Corporation, an integrated provider of broadband and voice services (OTC PK: LICT). Mr. Hunter brings to the Board financial, operating, corporate development, international and mergers and acquisition experience.

Board of Directors | Manjit Kalha

Manjit Kalha joined the Board of Directors of The LGL Group, Inc. in July 2011. Mr. Kalha is Chief Executive Officer of Jeet Associates Private Limited; a consulting firm based in New Delhi, India, that provides business strategy, finance, and taxation advisory services. He holds the role of Chief Executive Officer with Horizon AMC, a firm that provides investment management and consulting services. Mr. Kalha was Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer for Radiant Polymers Private Limited (2001 to 2006), a manufacturing company of high quality specialty plastic components. He began his career In Arthur Anderson’s New Delhi office and is a Chartered Accountant and a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

 

Mr. Kalha shares with the Board his experience in management and manufacturing operations, and an extensive knowledge of global financial markets.

 

Board of Directors | Frederic V. Salerno, Jr.

Mr. Salerno joined the Board of Directors of The LGL Group, Inc. in June 2016.

Mr Salerno has served as Strategic Sourcing Manager, Brunswick Corporation since 2014. Previously he served as Supply Chain Manager, Poseidon Barge Company from 2013 to 2014; Strategic Sourcing Manager, Tuthill Corporation from 2009 to 2012; Materials Director, Terex Corporation from 2006 to 2008; and Manufacturing Manager, Ingersoll-Rand Corporation from 1995 to 2006. Mr. Salerno brings to the Board twenty-five year of experience in operations and supply chain management.

Board of Directors | Hendi Susanto

Mr. Susanto joined the Board of Directors of The LGL Group, Inc. in June 2016.

Since August 2007, Mr. Susanto has served as the Vice President, Equity Research, Technology Leader, Gabelli & Company, a provider of institutional research and brokerage services. Mr. Susanto shares with the Board extensive experience in evaluating investments in technology, and special situations such as mergers and acquisitions, convertible debts and restructuring.

Board of Directors | Antonio Visconti

Mr. Visconti joined the Board of Directors of The LGL Group, Inc. in October 2014.

Mr. Visconti served as Vice President of Technology and Market Development for Hittite Microwave Corporation from 2011 until 2014. He previously served as Business Director Precision Control Group for Maxim Integrated Products from 2010 until 2011, as Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Aczent Inc. from 2008 until 2011, and as Vice President and General Manager for National Semiconductor’s Data Conversion division from 2002 until 2008. Mr. Visconti has over 25 years of experience in the high technology industry and brings to the board engineering, business development and technology acquisition expertise.