Mr. Batten was elected President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1, 2013. He has been employed by Twin Disc, Inc. since 1996 when he joined the Company as an Applications Engineer. He has since held the positions of Commercial Manager - Marine; Vice President and General Manager, Marine Products; Executive Vice President; and most recently, President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Batten became a Director of the company in December 2002.
Mr. Batten earned a BA in History from Yale University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado - Boulder. In 2004 he completed the advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School.
Mr. Bratel has responsibility for the Company¹s Global Sales and Marketing, as well as Global Distribution and our Twin Disc Nico joint venture in Japan. Since joining the company in 1987, he has held several positions including: Project Engineer, Engineering Manager, Chief Engineer, Director of Corporate Engineering, Vice President of Engineering and Vice President - Americas.
Mr. Bratel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater.
Promoted to Vice President - Corporate Engineering in January of 2015, Mr. Gee directs Twin Disc¹s Global Engineering strategy. Since joining the Company in 1990, Mr. Gee has spent his entire career employed by Twin Disc. He has held several positions including: Experimental Engineer, Design Engineer, Project Engineer, Engineering Manager, Chief Engineer and Director of Engineering.
Mr. Gee earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Lawrence University.
As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Knutson is responsible for the financial leadership of the organization including developing financial strategy, overseeing the capital structure of the Company, reporting and certifying the Company's financial information, and investor relations. He also holds the position of Treasurer, in addition to his role as Vice President - Finance and Secretary.
Prior to his employment at Twin Disc, Mr. Knutson was employed by Tower Automotive - Milwaukee Division as Controller and also held various financial positions at several divisions of Invensys, Bucyrus International and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Knutson has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Wisconsin.
Ms. Lange joined the Company on August 4, 2015. As Corporate Controller, she is the Principal Accounting Officer of the Company, is responsible for compliance with US GAAP and Sarbanes Oxley internal controls, SEC Reporting as well as internal financial reporting.
Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Lange was Director of global accounting, reporting, and special projects at Sealed Air Corporation and Diversey, Inc. She started her professional career in public accounting.
Ms. Lange has an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BS Accounting, magna cum laude, from De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines.
Mr. Moore was hired as Executive Vice President, effective July 1, 2015. He is responsible for the oversight of Twin Disc’s global manufacturing and sales/marketing functions.
Prior to joining Twin Disc, Mr. Moore was President and CEO of Digi-Star LLC, a leading supplier of electronic components and software used in precision agriculture. Prior to leading Digi-Star, he held a variety of positions including Executive Vice President and COO, President and COO, and President and CEO of Gehl Company, a publicly-owned manufacturer and distributor of equipment used in construction and agriculture.
Mr. Moore earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from American University and an MBA from Northwestern University. He is a member of the Board of Directors at AG Growth International and Freightcar America Inc., and is a former director of Twin Disc.
Mr. Nelson was hired in December 2016 as Vice President, Operations. He is responsible for the oversight of Twin Disc’s global manufacturing subsidiaries.
Prior to joining Twin Disc, Mr. Nelson was president of the Aerospace Division and group executive vice president at Rexnord, Inc. Prior to Rexnord, he was president of Auto-Lite Spark Plugs, a division of UCI-Fram Group LLC. In addition, Mr. Nelson has held various leadership positions within Rexnord and Alcoa Inc.
Mr. Nelson received a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Kansas, and his MBA from the University of Missouri.
Promoted to Vice President - Human Resources in 2004, Ms. Wilcox directs Twin Disc's global human resource function. She joined Twin Disc in 1998 as Manager, Compensation & Benefits and became Director of Corporate Human Resources in March of 2002. Prior to joining Twin Disc, she held positions at Johnson International as well as Runzheimer International.
Ms. Wilcox earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Wisconsin - Parkside.