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NCI's Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse group of individuals that provide a well-rounded governing body for our organization. NCI and our stakeholders benefit from their professionalism, integrity and experience. To learn more about any member of our board, select their name below.


Norman C. Chambers Kathleen J. Affeldt George L. Ball
James G. Berges Matthew J. Espe Gary L. Forbes
John J. Holland Lawrence J. Kremer George Martinez
Nathan K. Sleeper Jonathan L. Zrebiec  



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Norman C. Chambers

Norm Chambers has more than 40 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry. Norm began his career in the oil and gas industry as a deep sea diver with Brown and Root, a predecessor of KBR, and has successfully worked his way up the corporate ladder. His managerial career has encompassed top executive positions at well-recognized public and privately-held companies, including Halliburton, Petrocosm, Comfort Systems USA and Capstone Turbine, all leaders in their respective industries. Throughout his professional career, he has had many challenging assignments and has lived and worked extensively all over the world.

For the past twelve years, Norm’s career has focused primarily on the North American non-residential construction industry. He has worked for NCI Building Systems (NYSE: NCS) since 2004 and has served as Chairman of the Board and CEO since 2008, and as President from 2008 to January 2016. Norm has led the growth and evolution of NCI’s business through challenging economic periods, and has been instrumental in developing environmentally-friendly construction products. He has been a member of the Board of Directors for NCI since May 2003 and currently serves on the Executive Committee. In 2015, Forbes magazine listed NCI Building Systems as one of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies.

Norm served on the Board of Trustees of Springfield College 2005-2011 and was one of the founders of the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics at Boston College which hosts the Chambers Lecture Series. He was Chairman of the Let’s Rebuild America committee through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from 2012-2015, and he served on the Board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from 2011-2016. He also serves as a member of the Board and on the Executive Committee for the Business Executives for National Security (BENS).


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Gary L. Forbes

Kathleen J. Affeldt

Kathleen J. Affeldt has served as a director of NCI since November 2009. Ms. Affeldt is the Chair of the Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors. Ms. Affeldt retired from Lexmark International, a developer, manufacturer and supplier of printing and imaging solutions for offices and homes, in February 2003, where she served as Vice President of Human Resources since July 1996. She joined Lexmark when it became an independent company in 1991 as the Director of Human Resources. Ms. Affeldt began her career at IBM in 1969, specializing in sales of supply chain systems. She later held a number of human resources management positions. Ms. Affeldt has served as a director of SIRVA, Inc. and as chair of that board's compensation committee. She also served as a director of Sally Beauty Holdings, and as the chair of that board’s compensation committee. She currently serves as a director and chair of the compensation committee of BTE Technologies, Inc., and as a director and member of the compensation committee of HD Supply Holdings, Inc.

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George Martinez

George L. Ball

George L. Ball has served as a director of NCI since February 2014. Mr. Ball is on the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors. Mr. Ball is the Chief Financial Officer of Parsons Corporation, a global engineering and construction services company that was established in 1944. Mr. Ball joined Parsons in 1995 and has held varying positions of increasing responsibility and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2008. Mr. Ball was formerly a senior accountant with Coopers & Lybrand LLP, now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Ball currently serves as a director of Wells Fargo Real Estate Investment Corporation and is a member of its audit committee.


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George Martinez

James G. Berges

James G. Berges has served as a director of NCI since October 2009. Mr. Berges is the Chairman of the Executive Committee and of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of our Board of Directors. He became a partner in Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC, a private equity investment firm, and the manager of the CD&R Funds, in 2006. Prior to joining Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, he was President of Emerson Electric Co. from 1999 until his retirement in 2005. Emerson Electric Co. is a global manufacturer of products, systems and services for industrial automation, process control, HVAC, electronics and communications, and appliances and tools. He is also Chairman of the Board of Hussmann International Inc., and is a director of PPG Industries, Inc. and Atkore International Group, Inc. He is a former director of Diversey, Inc. and a former Chairman of the Board of Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.

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Matthew J. Espe

Mr. Espe has served as a director of NCI since November 2015. Mr. Espe serves on the Compensation Committee and Affiliate Transactions Committee of our Board of Directors. Mr. Espe is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Armstrong World Industries, Inc., a publically traded global producer of flooring products and ceiling systems that was established in 1891. Prior to Joining Armstrong in July 2010, Mr. Espe was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ricoh Americas Corporation, a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., a provider of document management solutions and services. From 2002 to 2008, Mr. Espe was Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of IKON Office Solutions, Inc. (“IKON”), an office equipment distributor and services provider, which was acquired by Ricoh in 2008. Mr. Espe was employed by General Electric for 22 years, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Lighting prior to joining IKON in 2002. Mr. Espe currently serves on the Advisory Board at the College of Business and Economics at the University of Idaho and on the Advisory Council for Drexel University’s Lebow College of Business, Center for Corporate Governance. Additionally, Mr. Espe is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and the Wall Street Journal CEO Council.

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Gary L. Forbes

Gary L. Forbes

Gary L. Forbes has served as an NCI Director since December 1991. Mr. Forbes is on the Executive Committee, Affiliate Transactions Committee, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors. In addition, Mr. Forbes is our designated Audit Committee financial expert. Mr. Forbes was a Senior Vice President of Equus Total Return, Inc., an investment company, from November 1991 until his retirement in March 2010. Mr. Forbes was a former director of Consolidated Graphics, Inc., a commercial printing company, and was a former director of Carriage Services, Inc., a funeral services company. Mr. Forbes is a certified public accountant.


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John J. Holland

John J. Holland has served as a director of NCI since November 2009. Mr. Holland serves on the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, and Affiliate Transactions Committee of our Board of Directors. Mr. Holland retired as President of the International Copper Association in November 2015 where he served in that capacity since February 2012. Mr. Holland has also been the President of Greentree Advisors, LLC since 2004. Mr. Holland was the President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of MMFX Technologies Corporation from 2008 until 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Holland was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alternative Energy Sources, Inc., an Ethanol producer, from August, 2006 until June, 2008.

Mr. Holland was previously employed by Butler Manufacturing Company, a producer of preengineered building systems, supplier of architectural aluminum systems and components and provider of construction and real estate services for the nonresidential construction market, from 1980 until his retirement in 2004. Prior to his retirement from Butler, Mr. Holland served as Chairman of the Board from 2001 to 2004, as Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2004, and as President from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Holland is a Director of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and of Saia, Inc. (formerly SCS Transportation, Inc.). Mr. Holland is a certified public accountant.

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Lawrence J. Kremer

Lawrence J. Kremer has served as a director of NCI since October 2009. Mr. Kremer serves on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of our Board of Directors. Mr. Kremer retired in 2007 from Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global manufacturer, having served as Corporate Vice President of Global Materials. Prior to that, Mr. Kremer was employed by Whirlpool Corporation, a worldwide producer of appliances, as Senior Vice President of International Operations and Global Materials. Mr. Kremer currently serves as Director of Fifth Third Bank Southern Region and St. Mary's Hospital System, a Midwest Regional Hospital. Mr. Kremer serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Evansville.

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George Martinez

George Martinez

George Martinez has served as a director of NCI since March 2003. He serves on the Audit Committee and Affiliate Transactions Committee of our Board of Directors. Mr. Martinez is Chairman and CEO of Allegiance Bancshares, Inc., a publicly traded bank holding company for Allegiance Bank,  a Texas banking association that opened for business in October 2007. He has been active as a bank executive in Houston for more than 40 years and is the former Chairman of Sterling Bancshares, Inc., a publicly-traded bank holding company, having served as Chairman of the Board from 2001 to 2004 and as Chief Executive Officer from 1980 to 2001. Mr. Martinez served as President of Chrysalis Partners, LLC, a performance consulting firm, from 1999 to 2008. He serves his community on the board of directors of the University of St. Thomas and Collaborative for Children.

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Nathan K. Sleeper

Nathan K. Sleeper has served as a director of NCI since October 2009. Mr. Sleeper serves on the Compensation Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Executive Committee of our Board of Directors. Mr. Sleeper is a partner of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC, which he joined in 2000. Prior to joining Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, he was employed by Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Investment Banking Area. He has also been employed by Tiger Management. Mr. Sleeper currently serves as a director of U.S. Foods, Inc., as a director of Atkore International Group, Inc., as a director of Hussman International Inc., as a director of Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc., as a director of Wilsonart International Holdings LLC, as a director of Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services, Inc., and a director of CHC Group Ltd. Mr. Sleeper was a former director of HD Supply Holdings, Inc.

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Jonathan L. Zrebiec

Jonathan L. Zrebiec has served as a director of NCI since November 2009. Mr. Zrebiec is a financial principal of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC, which he joined in 2004. Prior to joining Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, he was employed by Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Investment Banking Area. Mr. Zrebiec currently serves as a director of Atkore International Group, Inc., Hussman International, Inc., Wilsonart International Holdings LLC, and Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services, Inc.




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