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Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. added two new members to its Board of Directors and named outside director Tom Pitcher to be its chairman of the board for the next three years.
Among the new board members is Edward Caudill, 59, who became Fleetwood’s president and CEO on Aug. 12.
Meanwhile, J. Michael Hagan, 63, formerly the chairman and CEO of Furon Corp., was named an outside director of Fleetwood.
Pitcher, 63, was Fleetwood’s interim chairman since February, but interim has been removed from his title and he now is Fleetwood’s chairman for at least three more years.
Pitcher is a retired senior partner of Los Angeles-based law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
Before joining Fleetwood last month, Caudill was vice president of PACCAR and he was general manager of its Kenworth Truck Co. unit since 1997.
Hagan spent 32 years as an executive at Furon, a New York Stock Exchange-listed company until it was acquired by Saint Gobain Co. He is a member of the Saint Gobain Board and he is a member of the board of Ameron International, Freedom Communications, Pimco Funds and Remedy Temp.
Three other Fleetwood board members – Loren Carroll, Dr. Douglas Lawson and John T. Montford – all outside directors, were re-elected to new three-year terms on the board.
Caudill and Hagan replaced Walter Beran, who retired from the Fleetwood board when his term ended earlier this month, and Nelson Potter, who resigned from the board last February, at the same time that he resigned as Fleetwood’s president and CEO.
Glenn Kummer also resigned as Fleetwood’s chairman in February, although he will remain on the board at least until his current rerm ends about one year from now.