Orson Oliver has been our director since 2005, the Chairman of the Board from 2012 to March 26, 2018, and our interim Chief Executive Officer from 2013 to March 26, 2018. He currently holds an officer position as General Counsel with the A.J. Schneider Company. He has over thirty-five years of experience in banking and financial consulting. Mr. Oliver began his career in 1968 as an attorney with the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. In 1975, he joined the Bank of Louisville as general counsel. In 1985, he became president of the Bank of Louisville. When Branch Banking and Trust Company acquired the Bank of Louisville in 2003, the Bank of Louisville had assets of $1.6 billion and was the largest, locally managed bank in Louisville, Kentucky. Since his retirement from banking in February 2004, Mr. Oliver has worked as an independent general business consultant for the Al J. Schneider Company, a corporation with a number of large hotels and real estate holdings in the Louisville, Kentucky area. From May 2004 through December 2011, Mr. Oliver also worked as an independent general business consultant for PNC Bank, which is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Oliver was a member of the Board of Directors of the Al J. Schneider Company from February 2004 through June 2016. Beginning in 2013, Mr. Oliver also serves as a director of the Bankers’ Bank of Kentucky.
Albert A. Cozzi
Albert A. Cozzi has been our director since 2006. Since February 2006, Mr. Cozzi has been a partner with Cozzi Consulting Group, a start-up consulting business, marking the re-entry of Mr. Cozzi into the scrap industry following a two-year non-compete agreement he had with his former employers at Metal Management, Inc. From July 1999 to January 2004, Mr. Cozzi served as the Chief Executive Officer of Metal Management, Inc. headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and one of the largest full service metals recyclers in the United States. From December 1997 to June 1999, Mr. Cozzi served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Metal Management, Inc. From 1963 to 1997, Mr. Cozzi held various positions with Cozzi Iron & Metal, originally located in Chicago, Illinois, before its merger with Metal Management, Inc., including President from 1990 to 1997. Mr. Cozzi received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
Vincent J. Tyra
Vince Tyra has been our director since 2014 and appointed Chairman of the Board in March 2018. In March 2018, Mr. Tyra was appointed vice president for intercollegiate athletics and athletics director at the University of Louisville; Mr. Tyra had been appointed interim athletics director in October 2017. Mr. Tyra served as President of ISCO Industries, Inc., a global, customized piping solutions provider based in Louisville, Kentucky, from 2013 through 2016. Before his position at ISCO, Mr. Tyra was a Managing Partner at Southfield Capital, a private investment firm based in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he joined in 2007. Mr. Tyra continues to be an Operating Partner with Southfield Capital, serves on the firm’s investment committee and is a board member of various Southfield Capital portfolio companies. Before Southfield Capital, Mr. Tyra was Chief Executive Officer of Broder Bros., Co., a wholesale distributor of imprintable activewear. Before joining Broder, Mr. Tyra served as President of Retail and Activewear at Fruit of the Loom. Previous to Fruit of the Loom, Mr. Tyra was a principal investor and Executive Vice President of TSM, a Louisville, Kentucky based wholesale distributor of activewear.
William B. Yarmuth
William Yarmuth has been our director since 2014. Mr. Yarmuth served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Almost Family Inc., a Louisville, Kentucky-based provider of a range of Medicare-certified home health nursing services to patients in need of recuperative and other care, from 1992 until April 2018. Mr. Yarmuth served as a director of Almost Family since 1991, when the company acquired National Health Industries, where Mr. Yarmuth was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Yarmuth has served as a consultant to LHC Group, Inc. since April 2018.
Todd L. Phillips
Todd Phillips was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company in March 2018, President of the Company in September 2016, Secretary in June 2016, and continues to be Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held since December 31, 2014. Mr. Phillips joined the Company from CRS Reprocessing, LLC, where he held the positions of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer from January 2009 to December 2014. CRS is a private-equity backed company with operations in the United States, Europe and Asia. Prior to CRS, Mr. Phillips was Chief Financial Officer at Genscape, Inc. from March 2004 to January 2009, a global information provider to energy commodity traders. Genscape was backed by private equity firm Oaktree Capital and was honored twice during Mr. Phillips’ tenure as an Inc. 500 company, recognizing Genscape as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the United States. Mr. Phillips was the corporate controller for Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation from March 2002 to March 2004. Mr. Phillips began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP from December 1997 through March 2002 following his graduation from the University of Kentucky. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds degrees in accounting and business administration, with a focus on finance, from the University of Kentucky. Mr. Phillips is currently our sole executive officer.