About Us

Board of Directors

  • Walter C. Johnsen

    Chairman of the Board
    Walter C. Johnsen has served as director since 1995 and as President and Chief Executive Officer since November 30, 1995. Prior to that he was Executive Vice President since January 24, 1995. He also was Chief Financial Officer from March 26, 1996 until June 30, 1996. Before joining the Company he was Vice Chairman and a principal of Marshall Products, Inc., a medical supply distributor.
    • Richmond Y. Holden, Jr.

      Richmond Y. Holden, Jr. has served as director since 1998. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of J.L. Hammett Co. since 1992; Executive Vice President from 1989 to 1992. J.L. Hammett Co. is a distributor and retailer of educational products throughout the United States, and is one of the largest distributors to the K-12 educational marketplace.
    • Brian S. Olschan

      Brian S. Olschan served as Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing from September 10, 1996 until February 22, 1999. From 1991 to 1996, he was employed by General Cable Corporation in various executive positions including Vice President and General Manager of the Cordset and Assembly Business from 1994 to 1996. Effective January 23, 1999, he was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
      • Stevenson E Ward III

        Stevenson E.Ward III has served as director since 2001. He is presently Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Triton Thalassic Technologies, Inc. From 1999 through 2000, Mr.Ward served as Senior Vice President – Administration of Sanofi-Synthelabo, Inc. He also served as Executive Vice President (1996 – 1999) and Chief Financial Officer (1994 – 1995) of Sanofi, Inc. and Vice President, Pharmaceutical Group, Sterling Winthrop, Inc. (1992 – 1994). Prior to joining Sterling he was employed by General Electric.
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      • Susan H. Murphy

        Susan H. Murphy has served as director since 2003. She is Vice President, Emerita, Cornell University, from which she retired after a 38-year career, most recently as Vice President of Student and Academic Services. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Adelphi University and serves on the Board of Directors for Kendal at Ithaca, a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community.
      • Rex L. Davidson

        Mr. Davidson has served as director since 2006. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. and President of Goodwill Industries Housing Corporation since 1982. Appointed by Mayor Bloomberg to the New York City Workforce Investment Board in 2002. Serves on the Board of the Better Business Bureau Education and Research Foundation. He also serves on the advisory board for the Stony Brook University MBA Advisory Board.
      • Brian K. Barker

        Mr. Barker has served as director since 2019. He has been a founder and CEO of AntelopeAI, LLC an artificial intelligence and machine learning start-up since December 2018. He was a founder, director, and CEO of NorthBay Solutions, LLC, a big data and analytics company from 2010 to 2018, and continues to serve as a director. Mr. Barker was the General Manager of the xDoc business unit for Document Sciences Corporation, from 2007 until 2010. He was CEO of Cambridge Technology Vision, LLC, from 1997 to 2001, and was President of ClearSpring Technologies, Inc., from 1989 to 1992.