Board of Directors

Board of Directors

David Aldrich, Director and Chair of the Board

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David J. Aldrich was elected Lead Independent Director in May 2018. Mr. Aldrich has been a director of the Company since 2007, and is the Chair of the Compensation Committee.

The Board recruited Mr. Aldrich based on his experience in high technology signal transmission applications and for his experience as a Chief Executive Officer of a public company. Mr. Aldrich is currently the Chair of the Board of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (“Skyworks”). From April 2000 to May 2014, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Skyworks. In May 2014, Mr. Aldrich was named Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Skyworks, and from May 2016 to May 2018, Mr. Aldrich served as Executive Chair of Skyworks. Skyworks is an innovator of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling mobile connectivity.

Mr. Aldrich received a B.A. degree in political science from Providence College and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Rhode Island

Chair of the Board

Member of the Compensation Committee

Lance C. Balk, Director

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Lance C. Balk has been a director of the Company since March 2000 and is a member of the Compensation Committee and chairs the Finance Committee. In September 2010, Mr. Balk was appointed as General Counsel of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation.

Mr. Balk served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics from November 2007 to January 2010. From May 2006 to November 2007, he served in those positions with Dade Behring, a leading supplier of products, systems and services for clinical diagnostics, which was acquired by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics in November 2007. Previously, he had been a partner of Kirkland & Ellis LLP since 1989, specializing in securities law and mergers and acquisitions. The Board originally recruited Mr. Balk based on his expertise in advising multinational public and private companies on complex mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. He provides insight to the Board regarding business strategy, business acquisitions, and capital structure.

Mr. Balk received a B.A. degree from Northwestern University and a J.D. degree and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago.

Chair of the Compensation Committee

Member of the Finance Committee

Steven Berglund, Director

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Steven Berglund was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors in December 2013. He also serves on the Compensation Committee.

Mr. Berglund’s experience as president and chief executive officer of Trimble, a technology based firm providing positioning and location solutions, since March 1999 make him highly qualified to serve on the Company’s Board. Prior to joining Trimble, Mr. Berglund was president of Spectra Precision, a group within Spectra Physics AB. Mr. Berglund's business experience includes a variety of senior leadership positions with Spectra Physics, and manufacturing and planning roles at Varian Associates. He began his career as a process engineer at Eastman Kodak.

He attended the University of Oslo and the University of Minnesota where he received a B.S. in chemical engineering. Mr. Berglund received his M.B.A. from the University of Rochester. Mr. Berglund is the current chair of the board of directors of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and a member of the board of trustees of World Educational Services. He is also a member of the construction sector board of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

Member of the Audit Committee

Member of the Cybersecurity Subcommittee

Diane Brink, Director

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Diane Brink was appointed to the Company's Board and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee in December 2017.

The Board recruited Ms. Brink for her deep understanding of how to leverage technology for value creation and her impressive experience in effectively managing market transitions. Ms. Brink has substantial executive experience and currently serves as a senior fellow and adjunct professor at Kellogg School of Management Markets and Customers Initiative, Northwestern University and as a management consultant. She has a strong background in digital marketing, enterprise transformation, go to market strategy and scaling for growth, and most recently was Chief Marketing Officer for IBM Global Technology Services.

Ms. Brink received a B.S. degree in computer science from Stony Brook University and an M.B.A. degree from Fordham University.

Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Chair of the Cybersecurity Subcommittee

Judy Brown, Director

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Judy L. Brown was appointed to the Company's Board and Audit Committee in February 2008. She also serves on the Finance Committee.

In recruiting Ms. Brown, the Board sought a member with broad international perspective to pursue its global strategic goals and for her experience as a Chief Financial Officer of a public company. As an employee of Ernst & Young for more than nine years in the U.S. and Germany, Ms. Brown provided audit and advisory services to U.S. and European multinational public and private companies. She served in various financial and accounting roles for six years in the U.S. and Italy with Whirlpool Corporation, a eading manufacturer and marketer of appliances. In 2004, she was appointed Vice President and Controller of Perrigo Company, a global healthcare supplier of over-the-counter pharmaceutical products. She was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Perrigo in 2006 and oversaw Finance, Information Technology and Corporate Affairs until her departure from Perrigo Company in February 2017.

In April 2017, Ms. Brown was appointed Senior Vice President Global Business Solutions & Finance of Amgen Corporation, the world’s largest biotechnology company. There, Ms. Brown oversaw the company’s Global Business Solutions, Internal Audit, Tax and Treasury organizations. In 2018, Ms. Brown was promoted to the executive staff as Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, leading Amgen’s strategic communications, philanthropy and advocacy as well as overseeing the company’s global headquarters site.

She received a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois; an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago; and attended the Aresty Institute of Executive Education of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Brown also is a Certified Public Accountant.

Chair of the Finance Committee

Member of the Audit Committee

Nancy Calderon, Director

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Nancy Calderon was appointed to the Company’s Board and Audit Committee in May 2020. She also serves on the Audit Committee.

The Board recruited Ms. Calderon for her deep executive management and audit experience. Ms. Calderon retired from KPMG LLP in September 2019 after a distinguished 33-year career. Most recently, Ms. Calderon served as KPMG's Global Lead Partner for a Fortune 50 Technology company since July 2012, senior partner of KPMG's Board Leadership Center since its inception in 2015, and as a director of KPMG's Global Delivery Center in India and its related holding companies since September 2011. Previously, she was KPMG's Americas Chief Administrative Officer and U.S. National Partner in Charge, Operations, from July 2008 to June 2012. Ms. Calderon sat on a number of KPMG committees, including the Americas Region Management Committee, Enterprise Risk Management, Privacy, Pension Steering and Investment, Social Media, and Knowledge Management.

Chair of the Audit Committee

Jonathan Klein, Director

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Jonathan Klein was appointed to the Company's Board and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee in August 2015.

The Board recruited Mr. Klein for his extensive experience within the broadcast industry, more specifically his experience with programming, production, and over-the-top distribution models. Since 2012, Mr. Klein has served as CEO and Co-Founder of TAPP Media, an over-the-top subscription video platform which operates paid channels built around personalities. From 2004 to 2010, he served as President of CNN leading the U.S. network to its highest ratings and profitability. Previously he had been the Founder and CEO of The FeedRoom, a pioneering online video aggregation site, developing new online advertising concepts which have become industry standards today. From 1996 to 1998 he served as Executive Vice President of CBS News, overseeing prime time programming and strategic planning for in-house studio productions.

Mr. Klein attended Brown University where he received a B.A. in history.

Member of the Cybersecurity Subcommittee

Member of the Compensation Committee

Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Gregory McCray, Director

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Gregory J. McCray has been a director of the Company since February 2022 and is a member of the Finance Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Mr. McCray brings over 30 years of experience in the communications technology industry, and currently serves as CEO of FDH Infrastructure Services LLC. His previous experience includes CEO roles at Access/Google Fiber, Aero Communications, Inc., Antenova Limited, and PipingHot Networks. He held previous managerial and engineering roles at Lucent Technologies, AT&T, Bell Laboratories, and IBM. Mr. McCray also serves on the Board of Directors of Adtran Inc. and Digital Bridge Group.

Mr. McCray received a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University of Science and Technology and a M.S. degree in Systems Engineering from Purdue University.

Roel Vestjens, Director

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Roel Vestjens was appointed to the Company’s Board in May 2020 in conjunction with his promotion to President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Vestjens joined Belden in 2006 as Director of Marketing for the EMEA region. Since then he held roles of increasing responsibility in Sales and Marketing, Operations, and General Management of Belden’s business units in North America, EMEA, and APAC. Most recently, he served as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer since July 2019, Executive Vice President, Industrial Solutions since February 2018, and Executive Vice President, Industrial Solutions and Broadcast IT Solutions from January 2017 to February 2018. Mr. Vestjens joined Belden from Royal Philips Electronics where he held various European sales and marketing positions. Mr. Vestjens holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Management from Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands.

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