Mr. Blau has been Chairman of the Board since 1983 and was our Chief Executive Officer from 1983 through March 2008. Mr. Blau was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Aeroflex Incorporated (NYSE:ARX), a diversified manufacturer of electronic components and test equipment, for more than five years through August 2007 when such company was acquired.
Ronald J. Kramer has been our Chief Executive Officer since April 2008, a Director since 1993 and Vice Chairman of the Board since November 2003. 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.
Mr. Alpert has been a Director since 1995. He has been President of Spartan Petroleum Corp., a real estate investment firm and a distributor of petroleum products, for more than the past five years. Mr. Alpert is also a director of Boyar Value Fund, a mutual fund (NASDAQ:BOYAX).
Mr. Brosig has been a Director since July 2015. Since January 2017, Mr. Brosig has been President of Nikki Beach Worldwide, a global multi-faceted luxury lifestyle and hospitality brand. From November 2015 to December 2016, Mr. Brosig provided financial and operating consulting services to Nikki Beach. From 2012 through October 2015, Mr. Brosig provided strategic business consulting services to a variety of corporate clients, primarily in the gaming and hospitality industries. Mr. Brosig was Chief Executive Officer of MVB Holdings LLC, owner of a resort and gaming property located in Biloxi, Mississippi, from December 2011 until August 2012, and President from August 2012 to November 2012. Prior to joining MVB Holdings, Mr. Brosig was a consultant in the gaming and hospitality industries from 2003 to 2011. Prior to 2003, he served in a variety of executive capacities in the casino and gaming industry. Mr. Brosig serves on the Board of Directors of G-III Apparel Group, LTD. (NASDAQ:GIII).
Mr. Fogg has been a Director since May 2005. Mr. Fogg is a corporate and securities lawyer concentrating in mergers and acquisitions and other business transactions. From 1972 to 2004, Mr. Fogg was a partner at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Since 2004, Mr. Fogg is Of Counsel to such firm. Since July 2009, Mr. Fogg has been President of The Legal Aid Society of New York. Mr. Fogg serves on the Board of Directors of Era Group, Inc. (NYSE:ERA).
Mr. Grabowsky has been a Director since 2015. He is a founder and principal of Juniper Capital Management, a financial sponsor that provides capital to high growth potential but under-resourced U.S. entrepreneurial companies. Prior to founding Juniper Capital, Mr. Grabowsky was a partner at Grant Thornton LLP from 2002 to 2014, serving as Chief Operating Officer from 2009 to 2013 and Senior Advisor, Operations from 2013 until his retirement in July 2014. Mr. Grabowsky serves on the Board of Directors of ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MYCC).
Mr. Gross has been a Director since September 2008. Mr. Gross is a Managing Director in the Principal Investment Area of Goldman, Sachs & Co. (NYSE:GS), a position he has held since 2007. From 2003 to 2007, he was a vice president at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Gross also serves on the Board of Directors of Americold Realty Trust, the largest provider of temperature controlled storage and logistics in the United States, Interline Brands, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair and operations products, and various other private companies in which Goldman, Sachs & Co. is an investor.
Rear Admiral Harrison (USN Ret.) has been a Director since February 2004. He was an officer in the United States Navy for more than 35 years prior to his retirement in 1994. Since retirement, Rear Admiral Harrison has been a consultant for various defense systems companies in the areas of acquisition, support and program management. Rear Admiral Harrison is also a director of Indra Systems Inc., a company engaged in the manufacture and support of training and simulation systems and automatic test equipment.
General Renuart (USAF Ret.) has been a Director since January 2014. He was an officer in the United States Air Force for over 39 years prior to his retirement in 2010. General Renuart’s military service culminated with his service as Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command from 2007-2010. During his tenure in the U.S. Air Force, General Renuart served as Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Secretaries Donald Rumsfeld and Robert Gates; Director of Strategic Plans and Policy, The Joint Staff; Vice Commander, Pacific Air Forces; and Director of Operations, United States Central Command. From 2010 to 2012, General Renuart served as Vice President, National Security and Senior Military Advisor to the CEO for BAE Systems, Inc. Since 2012, General Renuart has been President of The Renuart Group, LLC, a defense, homeland security, energy and leadership consulting firm. General Renuart serves as the Chairman of the Board of the National Homeland Defense Foundation, and as National Chairman of the Advisory Board on Services to the Armed Forces, American Red Cross. As the former Chief Executive and Operating Officer for large military organizations with responsibility for an annual multi-billion dollar budget, General Renuart brings to the Board experience in the management and fiscal oversight of large organizations. His experience as a senior military officer also provides him with experience and insight regarding government policy and procurement.
General Kutyna (USAF Ret.) has been a Director since August 2005. He was an officer in the United States Air Force for over 35 years prior to his retirement in 1992. General Kutyna had been commander in chief of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, commander in chief of the U.S. Space Command and commander of the U.S. Air Force Space Command. During his tenure in the U.S. Air Force, General Kutyna served as Chairperson of the Accident Analysis Panel of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident. General Kutyna was Vice President, Space Technology, of Loral Space & Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ:LORL), a leading satellite communications company, from 1993 to 1996, and again from 1999 to 2004. He also served as Vice President, Advanced Space Systems, for Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT), a company principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services, from 1996 to 1999. From September 2004 through 2008, General Kutyna served as a part-time consultant to Loral Space & Communications Ltd.
Mr. Sullivan has been a Director since 2013. He was a Managing Director with Deutsche Bank, and a predecessor bank, Bankers Trust, from 1990 until his retirement in November 2012, and began with Bankers Trust in 1980. Mr. Sullivan held positions of increasing responsibility over his 32 years at Deutsche Bank and Bankers Trust, including Group Head for Loan Sales, Trading and Capital Markets; Head of Leveraged Finance – Asia; and last serving as Group Head for Asset Based Lending. He was a member of the Capital Commitments Committee from 2002 to 2012 and a member of the Equity Investments Committee from 2008 to 2012.
Mr. Waldorf has been a Director since 1963. He has been President of Landmark Capital, LLC, an investment firm, for more than the past five years.