Board Of Directors

John Carter

Chairman

John has been a Director since May 2005 and Chairman of the Board since December 2008. John was President and Chief Executive Officer of Schnitzer from May 2005 to December 2008. From 2002 to May 2005, John was engaged in a consulting practice focused primarily on strategic planning in transportation and energy for national and international businesses, as well as owning other small business ventures. From 1982 to 2002, John served in a variety of senior management capacities at Bechtel Group, Inc., including Executive Vice President and Director as well as President of Bechtel Enterprises, Inc. and other operating groups. He retired from Bechtel at the end of 2002. Prior to his Bechtel tenure, John was a partner in a San Francisco law firm. He is a director of Northwest Natural Gas Company, FLIR Systems, Inc., JELD-WEN, Inc. and Kuni Automotive. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School.

David Anderson

Independent Director

Dave has been a Director since April 2009. Dave served as Executive Director and Co-Vice Chairman of Sauer-Danfoss Inc. from January 2009 through July 2009. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Sauer-Danfoss Inc. from July 2002 until January 2009 and a director of Sauer-Danfoss Inc. from July 2002 until July 2008. Dave served as Executive Vice President - Strategic Business Development of Sauer-Danfoss Inc. from May 2000 until July 2002. From 1984 to May 2000, he held various senior management positions with Sauer-Danfoss Inc. and Sauer-Danfoss (US) Company. From 1970 to 1984, Dave held various executive positions in business development, sales, marketing and applications engineering with manufacturing and distribution businesses in the fluid power industry. Dave is a director of Modine Manufacturing Company and serves on its Audit, Compensation, and Corporate Governance and Nominating committees and is Board Chair of MTS Systems Corporation and serves on its Audit Committee. He has also served on the boards of the National Fluid Power Association and the National Fluid Power Association's Technology and Education Foundation, chairing each in 2008 and 2009. He holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

Wayland Hicks

Independent Director and Lead Director

Wayland has been a Director since April 2009 and our Lead Director since September 2014. Wayland served as Director and Vice Chairman of United Rentals, Inc. from 1998 until March 2009. At United Rentals, Inc., he also served as Chief Executive Officer from December 2003 until June 2007 and Chief Operating Officer from 1997 until December 2003. Wayland served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Indigo N.V. from 1996 to 1997 and as Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nextel Communications Corp. from 1994 to 1995. From 1967 to 1994, he held various executive positions with Xerox Corporation. Wayland holds a B.A. in Economics from Indiana University.

Dave Jahnke

Independent Director

Dave has been a Director since January 2013. Dave worked for international accounting firm KPMG from 1975 until 2010. From 2005 to 2010, he was the Global Lead Partner for a major KPMG client and was located in KPMG's Zurich, Switzerland office. Prior to that time he held positions of increasing responsibility in KPMG, including Office Managing Partner and Audit Partner in Charge of the Minneapolis office from 1999 to 2004. Dave is a Certified Public Accountant in Minnesota and a director of First Interstate Bank System, Inc. where he serves on its Audit and Governance and Nominating Committees. He is also a director of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation where he serves as Chairman of its Audit Committee and is a member of its Executive Committee. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Judith Johansen

Independent Director

Judi has been a Director since January 2006. Judi was the President of Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon, a position she held from July 2008 to September 1, 2013. She was previously employed by PacifiCorp, an electric utility, as Executive Vice President of Regulation and External Affairs from December 2000 to December 2001 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer from December 2001 through March 2006. Judi was an Executive Director of ScottishPower plc until March 2006. She is a director of IDACORP and Idaho Power, and Kaiser Permanente Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Pacific Continental Corp. and Pacific Continental Bank, and Roseburg Forest Products Group. She earned her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College and her B.A. in Political Science from Colorado State University.

William Larsson

Independent Director

Bill has been a Director since March 2006. From 2000 until 2009, Bill served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Precision Castparts Corp. of Portland, Oregon. He joined Precision Castparts in 1980 as Vice President of Finance and became Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1993. Prior to that time he held various financial management positions with the Whiting Corporation, Wheelhorse Products Inc., and Ford Motor Company. Bill is a Director of Clearwater Paper Corporation. He earned a B.S. in Economics and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Oregon and a MBA from California State University at Long Beach.

Tamara Lundgren

President and Chief Executive Officer

Tamara has been President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Schnitzer since December 2008. Tamara joined the Company in September 2005 as Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer and held positions of increasing responsibility including President of Shared Services and Executive Vice President - Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Schnitzer, Tamara was a managing director at JPMorgan Chase in London, which she joined in 2001, and a managing director at Deutsche Bank AG in New York and London from 1996 until 2001. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Tamara was a partner at the law firm of Hogan & Hartson, LLP in Washington, D.C. Tamara is a director of Ryder System, Inc. and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Portland Branch. Tamara has a B.A. from Wellesley College and a J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law.

Michael Sutherlin

Independent Director

Mike has been a Director since April 2015. Mike served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Joy Global, Inc., a manufacturer and servicer of mining equipment for the extraction of coal and other minerals and ores, from 2006 until 2013. He was Executive Vice President, President and Chief Operating Officer of Joy Global, Inc. from 2003 to 2006. Prior to that time Mike held positions of increasing responsibility for Varco International, Inc. including President and Chief Operating Officer and Division President. He currently serves as director of Peabody Energy Corporation and Tesco Corporation. Mike holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Texas Tech University and a MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Board Committees

Schnitzer has three standing committees comprised entirely of independent directors. The committees and their current membership are:

Audit Committee
  • Dave Jahnke (Chair)
  • David Anderson
  • Wayland Hicks
  • William Larsson
Compensation Committee
  • Judith Johansen (Chair)
  • David Anderson
  • Dave Jahnke
  • Michael Sutherlin
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
  • William Larsson (Chair)
  • Wayland Hicks
  • Judith Johansen
  • Michael Sutherlin

For committee charters, please see the Corporate Governance page.