Board of Directors
Maurice M. Taylor Jr., Chairman of the Board and CEO
Taylor was nicknamed "The Grizz" by Wall Street analysts for his tough negotiating style. Taylor has transformed Titan from a small wheel manufacturing business to a global producer of off-highway wheel and tire systems. Titan has successfuly acquired and recreated previously failed businesses in the off-highway wheel and tire markets. In 1993, Taylor led the company through its initial public offering on the NASDAQ. After enjoying successful trading on NASDAQ, Titan moved to the NYSE. Taylor has been in the wheel manufacturing business for over 30 years, and has worked with Titan in various sales, engineering and management positions. He attended Michigan Tech. Taylor served as pesident and CEO of the company from 1990 to 2005 when he became chairman and CEO.
In 1996, Taylor ran as a Republican candidate for President of the United States, campaigning to bring sound fiscal managment and business know-how to Washington.
Erwin H. Billig, Vice Chairman of the Board
Mr. Billig is a director and chairman of MSX International. From 1992 to 1999 he served as vice chairman of Masco Tech, Inc., and from 1986 to 1992 Mr. Billig was president and chief operating officer of Masco Tech, Inc. Mr. Billig is vice chairman of the board of Titan and became a director of the Company in 1992.
J. Michael A. Akers
Mr. Akers is chief executive officer of Titan Europe Plc. He began organizing Titan European operations in 1990 and became a member of the company's managment team in 1995. He then served as vice president and later led the IPO of Titan Europe Plc on the London AIM market. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Warwick Business School. Mr. Akers became a director of the Company in 2007.
Richard M. Cashin Jr.
Mr. Cashin is managing partner of One Equity Partners LLC. Prior to founding OEP in 2001, he was president of Citicorp Venture Capital, Ltd. Mr. Cashin is a member of the JPMorgan Chase Executive Committee and is a trustee for the Boys Club of New York, American University in Cairo, Central Park Conservancy, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Museum, the National Rowing Foundation (Chairman), TOUCH Foundation and is co-chairman of the New York City Investment Fund. Mr. Cashin became a director of the Company in 1994.
Albert J. Febbo
Mr. Febbo retired from GE after 30 years - 18 years with the plastics business in sales and marketing leadership roles in the U.S. and Europe and 12 years as a corporate officer leading the automotive and corporate marketing teams. He launched and is a partner in BOOMVOTE.COM, a social networking internet business. He became a director of the Company in 1993.
Mitchell I. Quain
Mr. Quain is a managing director of ACI Capital Corp, a private equity firm, and chairman of Magnetek Inc. Previously, Mr. Quain spent four years with ABN AMRO Incorporated, most recently as Vice Chairman, and 22 years at Schroder & Co., Inc. Mr. Quain is also a director of Hardinge, Inc., as well as a number of private companies. Mr. Quain became a director of the Company in 1999.
Anthony L. Soave
Mr. Soave is president, chief executive officer and founder of Soave Enterprises L.L.C., a Detroit-based company with ownership in a diverse portfolio of companies consisting of automobile dealerships, real estate, metals recycling and other diversified holdings. Mr. Soave became a director of the Company in 1994.