Jeffrey T. Schlarbaum
Jeffrey T. Schlarbaum has served as a director since 2017. Mr. Schlarbaum also serves on the Board of Directors of Creation Technologies, a $1B global electronic manufacturing services provider. Previously, from 2015 to 2022, he served as President & Chief Executive Officer of IEC Electronics Corp (Nasdaq:IEC), a leading electronics manufacturing services provider. During his time there, he led a turnaround effort resulting in nearly 25% CAGR, successfully exited the lender’s workout group, divested a distressed business unit, settled a SEC investigation he inherited, and ultimately, led the sale of the company for an industry leading EBITDA multiple. Prior to rejoining IEC Electronics in 2015, Mr. Schlarbaum was the Chief Operating Officer for LaserMax Inc., a manufacturer of laser gun sights for law enforcement and the defense industries. Previously, from 2005 to 2013, Mr. Schlarbaum successfully led IEC Electronics’ revitalization journey resulting in its transformation from $19M and less than 100 employees to $145M and 950 employees. During that time, he held a variety of roles including President, Executive Vice President and President of Contract Manufacturing. Previously, Mr. Schlarbaum served in several executive management roles with various advanced electronics companies including Plexus Corp (Nasdaq:PLXS) and Seagate Technologies (Nasdaq:STX). Mr. Schlarbaum holds an M.B.A from Pepperdine University. Mr. Schlarbaum’s qualifications to serve on our Board include his experience as a publicly traded CEO and Board member as well as his expertise in global manufacturing, acquisitions, and turning around distressed organizations driving transformational growth and expansion.