Board of Directors

Fallbrook's Board of Directors includes one inside director (Roger Wood, chairman and chief executive officer).

Roger Wood — Executive Director

Roger Wood joined Fallbrook as Chairman and CEO in February 2018. Before Falbrook, Roger served as president and chief executive officer of Dana Holding Corporation from April 2011 until his retirement in August 2015. He also served on the Dana board of directors through a transition period and exited the board at the end of 2015. He joined the Fallbrook Board of Directors on January 27, 2016.  At Dana, Roger inspired Dana’s vision to be the global technology leader in efficient power conveyance and energy management solutions, and returned the company to a profitable and sustainable growth trajectory. Since 2011, Dana has streamlined operations, driven operations excellence throughout the enterprise, invested in product technology leadership, and aligned the operating model to deliver superior customer technology support, fast market response, and segment leading investment returns in driveline technologies.

Prior to Dana, Roger worked at BorgWarner for 26 years, moving through a number of successive manufacturing management and business development roles responsible for operations throughout most of the world. He was named executive vice president in 2009, and group president for the Engine Group in 2010. During his tenure, BorgWarner’s Engine Group aligned the operating model and achieved market leading technology recognition, superior growth acceleration, and segment leading profitability.

Roger holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology from State University College in Buffalo, N.Y., and an MBA from Syracuse University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Brunswick and Tenneco. He is also an Advisory Board Member for the University of Michigan Biological Station in northern Michigan and a fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Frédéric Devos — Director

Frédéric Devos is the Global Head for Macquarie Capital PTG Asset Management and became the Macquarie representative on the Company's Board of Directors effective August 1, 2016. Frederic has 28 years experience in operational roles, consultancy and PE working on projects and in businesses across Europe, the United States, Asia and Australia. Prior to his role as Global Head of Asset Management with Macquarie Capital, Frederic was previously Industrial Partner in the Infrastructure business at CVC Partners, Managing Partner at Marly Partners and held various operational roles at Veolia Environment SA including CEO, Veolia Water UK, Ireland and Northern Europe.

Gary E. Jacobs — Director

Gary Jacobs is an investor and philanthropist and has been a member of the Board of Directors since March 31, 2004. Since 1997, Gary has served as the Managing Director of Jacobs Investment Company LLC, which participates in real estate development and other investment activities throughout the United States and abroad. He also owns and operates the Lake Elsinore Storm Professional Baseball and Las Vegas Wranglers Professional Hockey teams. He serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees High Tech High, a public charter high school and is a board member of the UCSD Board of Overseers, UCSD Athletic Board and UCSD Foundation Board. Gary's other philanthropic work includes being a past president of the United Jewish Federation of San Diego County and he sits on the Boards of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center and Jewish Community Centers Association. Additionally, he and his wife created and funded the Gary Jacobs and Jerri-Ann Jacobs International Teen Leadership Institute which promotes Muslim/Jewish understanding. Prior to his current investment and philanthropic activities, he worked as a software engineer and senior education specialist at QUALCOMM, Inc. and as a software programmer at Linkabit Incorporated. Mr. Jacobs left QUALCOMM in 2000.

Mr. Jacobs holds a B.A. in Management Science from the University of California at San Diego.

Al Kammerer — Director

From September 1, 2011 to May 15, 2015, All Kammerer served as President of Fallbrook.   He has been and continues to be a member of our Board of Directors since February 10, 2009 and has also served in a consulting role to Fallbrook. Al is a seasoned automotive industry veteran who spent 34 years with Ford Motor Company before retiring in 2008 as product development director for Jaguar Land Rover. Prior to this assignment, he served as executive director for SUV and body-on-frame vehicles in North America, where he led product development activities for Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles with these platforms. In his previous work with Ford, Al also served as vehicle line director for the group that developed the critically-acclaimed Ford Focus.

Al holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.

Michael Sullivan — Director

Michael Sullivan joined Fallbrook's board of directors in December 2017. An experienced investor, owner and advisor to troubled companies, Michael Sullivan has spent his twenty-year Wall Street career identifying, executing and managing transactions and processes in complicated, dynamic and contentious situations, with a focus on successful outcomes that maximize return and reduce risk.

Michael now functions as a “restructuring partner-for-hire” on behalf of private equity firms, credit funds, owners and other investors that would benefit from additional resources to manage complex and time-consuming situations.

He also serves as an Independent Director, a representative on committees, or in other situations that require an independent but trusted third party.

As a contract advisor in deal-specific engagements, he offers operating leverage to his clients, contributing the skills, experience and objectivity of a seasoned investor who understands and believes in the power of proactive turnaround strategies, without adding to partnership-level overhead.