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Leadership Team

Jim Conaty – Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Conaty serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director and a Principal Shareholder of the ADS Ltd., business units. He is a Director of the HallStar Company and VanDeMark Chemical. Mr. Conaty is an advisor to Smith Whiley and Company, a debt and private equity fund firm. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Riverlake Partners and Monhegan Partners, LLC.

Previously, Mr. Conaty was the President of HB Fuller’s $1.2 billion global adhesives unit where he managed production and technical sites in 38 countries and over 3,000 employees worldwide. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of EFTEC, HB Fuller Automotive’s global automotive joint venture with EMS-CHEMIE. Mr. Conaty began his career with General Electric Company serving in several senior, global leadership roles over his 15-year tenure with the company.  He is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Slocum School of Business.

Steve Chargo – Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Chargo is a recent addition to the ADS Leadership Team in 2018 as the Chief Financial Officer.  He has over 20 years’ experience as a C-level executive in Accounting, Finance, and Operations.  His expertise extends to strategic and tactical financial planning, business development, operations, and P&L management.

Mr. Chargo graduated with a M.S.M. in Management & Operations from Walsh College of Accountancy, with a B.S. in Accounting from Oakland University.

Marshall Paterson – VP of Corporate Development & Technology

Mr. Paterson joined ADS from the electronics industry in 1985, and spent his first 15 years with the company in a variety of technical roles in ADS’ then European location. He was responsible for developing the company’s position in the telecommunications and other non-automotive markets.

In 2001, he transferred to the Michigan location to bring InMold technology to the USA. Since then he has been Sales Engineering Manager, Development Manager, and most recently, Vice President of New Product Development and Marketing.

Mr. Paterson holds First Class Honors in Electronics from Napier University of Edinburgh.

Jaime Sanchez – VP of Operations and Supply Chain Management

Mr. Sanchez joined the ADS Team in 2013, having over 20 years’ experience in Supply Chain Management, Operations, and Manufacturing experience.  Mr. Sanchez has filled several global positions with ADS including Supply Chain Management, Managing Director of ADS Shanghai and Hungary, and Global Industrial Development Leader.  This has culminated in joining the ADS Leadership Team in 2018 as the VP of Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Mr. Sanchez has a B.S. in Production Engineering from the University of Chihuahua.