Board of Directors

Roger M. Widmann


Roger M. Widmann, a director since October 2003 and a member of the Compensation and Nominating/Corporate Governance Committees, is an investment banker.  He was a principal of the investment banking firm of Tanner & co., Inc. from 1997 to 2004.  From 1986 to 1995, Mr. Widmann was a senior managing director of Chemical Securities, Inc., a subsidiary of Chemical Banking Corporation (now JPMorgan Chase Corporation).  Prior to joining Chemical Securities, Inc., Mr. Widmann was a founder and managing director of First Reserve Corporation, the largest independent energy investing firm in the U.S.  Previously, he was senior vice president with the investment banking firm of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, responsible for the firm’s domestic and international investment banking business. He had also been a vice president with New Court Securities (now Rothschild, Inc.). He was a director of Lydall, Inc. (NYSE), a manufacturer of thermal, acoustical and filtration materials, from 1974 to 2004, and its Chairman from 1998 to 2004.  He is a director of Standard Motor Products, Inc. (NYSE), a manufacturer of automobile replacement parts.  Mr. Widmann is Chairman of Keystone National Group, a fund of private equity funds.  He is also a senior moderator of the Aspen Seminar at The Aspen Institute, and is a board member of the March of Dimes of Greater New York and Vice Chairman of Oxfam America.  Mr. Widmann received an A.B. from Brown University and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.