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Management Team
James M. Jenkins
James M. Jenkins was appointed the Company’s Acting President and Chief Executive Officer effective February 1, 2024 and has served as the Company’s Executive Chairman since August 30, 2023.  Mr. Jenkins previously served as Chairman of the Board from February 1, 2023 through August 2023 and as a director since 2016.  Mr. Jenkins previously served on our Board from 2012 to 2015 and was a member of our Audit and Corporate Governance Committees.  Mr. Jenkins is the General Counsel and Vice President of Corporate Development for Transcat, Inc. (Nasdaq:TRNS), a provider of calibration, repair, inspection and laboratory services, where he serves as Transcat’s chief risk officer and advises management and the board of directors over matters of corporate governance and securities law.  He also leads Transcat’s acquisition strategy.  He joined Transcat in September 2020.  Before joining Transcat, he was a partner at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a regional law firm in New York State.  His practice focused on corporate governance and general corporate law matters, including initial and secondary public offerings, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law compliance.  Mr. Jenkins joined the firm in 1989 as an associate and was elected a partner effective January 1, 1997.  He is a Chambers-rated attorney and served as the Chair of the firm’s Securities Practice Group from 2001 to 2020 and as a member of the firm’s Management Committee from January 2007 to January 2013.  From 2018 until September 2020, he served as the Partner in Charge of the firm’s New York City office.  Mr. Jenkins holds a B.A. from Virginia Military Institute and a J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law.
Roger D. Shannon
Roger D. Shannon serves as our Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held since February 1, 2023. Mr. Shannon has over 35 years of experience in finance, strategy, accounting, and FP&A.  Prior to joining Lakeland, Mr. Shannon served as CFO and Treasurer at Charah Solutions, Inc., a leading environmental remediation and sustainability company, from June 2019 to November 2022.  Prior to that role, he was CFO and SVP of Finance for Adtran, Inc. and CFO and Treasurer for Steel Technologies. Mr. Shannon is a CPA and a CFA® charter holder who received a B.S. in accounting from Auburn University and an MBA from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.
Helena An
Helena An was appointed Chief Operating Officer on April 6, 2023. Ms. An brings over 25 years of experience in procurement and manufacturing leadership across Asia-Pacific. Previously Ms. An served as Vice President of Procurement and Manufacturing - Asia. During her tenure she has been instrumental in established Lakeland's first manufacturing facility in China and led the team that started up our Vietnam operation. Ms. An is experienced in manufacturing operations, raw material sourcing/supplier relationships, outsourcing partnerships across Asia and supply chain management. A Qingdao University of Science & Technology graduate, Ms. An is pursuing an MBA at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Based in Huntsville, AL, she operates from Lakeland's Corporate Headquarters.
Daniel L. Edwards
Daniel L. Edwards moved into the Senior Vice President Global Business Development role in 2022. Prior to that, he was our Senior Vice President Sales for North America since March 2017, after serving as Vice President of U.S. Sales since March 2013. Mr. Edwards has been employed in various capacities since joining Lakeland in 2005. Prior to joining Lakeland, Mr. Edwards was a Senior Market Manager at Precision Fabrics Group, Inc from 1999 to 2005, where he previously held the role of Manufacturing Plant Superintendent. He began his career in 1990 and has more than 30 years of Sales and Manufacturing experience in Technical Textiles and within the Protective Clothing Industry.
Jason J. Riesberry
Jason J Riesberry is currently the Vice President of Sales for America’s, covering North and South America for all of Lakeland Industries’ full product offering. Mr. Riesberry has over 20 years of experience with Lakeland, most recently as Director of Sales for the Rest of World region (EMEA and South America). Some of the previous roles he has held with Lakeland include Director of Global Operations Development, as well as Director and National Sales Manager in Canada.
Kevin Zheng
Kevin Zheng has served as our Vice President of Sales, APAC & EMEA since February 2022 after serving as Director of Sales and Marketing for the APAC region of Lakeland for 16 years, beginning in October 2005. Prior to joining Lakeland, Mr. Zheng was the country manager at Ansell tasked with developing its business in China. He began his PPE sales career at 3M in 1995 and has held various sales and technical marketing positions for its PPE business in China.
J. Calven Swinea
J. Calven Swinea has been our Vice President of Finance since September 2020. Mr. Swinea was Global Corporate Controller of Elliott Group, a manufacturer of turbomachinery, from September 2019 to September 2020. Before consulting for various public companies from October 2015 to September 2019, he was the Vice President of Administration/Vice President of Internal Audit for Walter Energy, Inc., a metallurgical coal producer, from August 2010 to October 2015. Mr. Swinea also served in various finance positions for Avocent Corporation, Sanmina Corporation and was a senior manager at EY LLP.
Joshua J. Sletten
Joshua J. Sletten has served as our Vice President of Corporate Development since June 2021. From July 2019 to May 2021, Mr. Sletten was Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions for Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC, an investment banking firm. Mr. Sletten held various mergers and acquisitions roles in private equity and corporate functions from 2013 to 2019 including, The IMAGINE Group, General Mills, and ShoreView Industries, LLC. Mr. Sletten received his B.S.B. (Summa Cum Laude honors with distinction) from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
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