Chairman of the Board, Founder and Managing Director, Haynes Park Capital, LLC
Mr. Covington is Managing Director of Haynes Park Capital, LLC, a private investment and business consulting firm he founded in 2013. Previously, Mr. Covington served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nash-Finch Company, a food distribution company, from 2006 until it merged with Spartan Stores, Inc. in 2013. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Covington served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tree of Life, Inc., a specialty food distributor, and as a member of the Executive Board of Tree of Life's parent corporation, Royal Wessanen NV, which is based in the Netherlands. Mr. Covington has also served as Chief Executive Officer of AmeriCold Logistics, LLC, President of Richfood Inc. and Executive Vice President of Supervalu Inc. As our independent board chairman, Mr. Covington presides over executive sessions of the board.
Ernesto Bautista, III
Chief Financial Officer, BJ Energy Solutions LLC
Mr. Bautista is Chief Financial Officer of BJ Energy Solutions LLC an oil and gas service company. Prior to joining BJ Energy Solutions in 2021, Mr. Bautista served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE:CRR) from 2009 to 2020. In addition, Mr. Bautista served in several senior management roles at W-H Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:WHQ), ultimately serving as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer prior to the Company’s sale to Smith International Inc.
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, TRW Automotive Holdings Corp
Mr. Cantie is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., a diversified global supplier of automotive systems, modules, and components, a position he held from February 2003 until January 2016. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Cantie was Vice President, Finance for the automotive business of TRW, Inc., a global aerospace, systems and automotive conglomerate. Mr. Cantie served as TRW Inc.’s Vice President, Investor Relations from 1999 until 2001. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Cantie was employed by LucasVarity plc, serving in several executive positions, including Vice President and Controller. Prior to joining LucasVarity, Mr. Cantie was employed as a certified public accountant with the international accounting firm of KPMG. Mr. Cantie is a director of Summit Materials, Inc. (NYSE: SUM), a vertically integrated construction materials company, and Howmet Aerospace, Inc. (NYSE: HWM), a provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries.
Former Vice President, GE Transportation
Ms. Donikowski retired from General Electric in 2015 after serving for 38 years in a variety of leadership positions. The most recent were Vice President, Global Locomotive Business of General Electric and Vice President, Propulsion Business of General Electric. Ms. Donikowski currently serves on the Board of Directors of CIRCOR International (NYSE: CIR), Atlas Copco AB (STOCKHOLM: ATCO), Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEIS), and ERIEZ Magnetics, a private company, as well as on the Board of Trustees of both Gannon University and The Boys & Girls Club of Erie, Pennsylvania. Ms. Donikowski holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and an Honorary Doctorate from Gannon University.
Senior Vice President Human Resources and Public Affairs, A.O. Smith Corporation
Mr. Petrarca has served as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Public Affairs of A. O. Smith Corporation, a global manufacturer of residential and commercial water heating and water treatment equipment, since 2005. In this role, he is responsible for all human resource activities, including policy and strategy development, performance management, employee relations, compensation and benefits, and organizational development and succession planning, as well as public affairs and communications. Mr. Petrarca joined A. O. Smith Corporation in 1999, serving as Vice President-Human Resources for its Water Products Company until 2005. Mr. Petrarca was previously employed as Director of Human Resources for Strike Weapon Systems, a division of Raytheon Systems Company, and in various manufacturing and human resources positions at the Defense Systems and Electronics Group of Texas Instruments.
Former President and CEO, Tredegar Corporation
Ms. Taylor served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tredegar Corporation, a global manufacturing company, from 2010 until 2015. During her 24-year career with Tredegar, Ms. Taylor held a variety of leadership positions, including President of Tredegar Film Products, Senior Vice President, Strategy, and General Counsel. Ms. Taylor currently serves as Chair of the Board of Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LL), serves on the Board of Directors of Verso Corporation (NYSE: VRS), and is on the Board of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Richmond (Virginia).
President and Chief Executive Officer
Robert Buck became TopBuild’s Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2021 after serving as the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer following its spin-off from Masco in June 2015. At Masco, Mr. Buck served as Group Vice President where he was responsible for the Installation and Other Services Segment consisting of both Masco Contractor Services and Service Partners, LLC. Mr. Buck began his career with Masco in 1997 at Liberty Hardware where he spent eight years in several operations leadership roles and worked extensively in international operations. He became Executive Vice President in 2005 and helped lead the merger of another Masco company with Liberty Hardware before being promoted to the office of President in 2007.
Robert earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.