Board of Directors
Brian F. Coleman
Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer
Brian Coleman has been Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer since June 2020. Prior to that he was President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company from August, 2001 to May 2020 and served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company from May 1997 until December 2002. From June 1987 to May 1997, Mr. Coleman was employed by, and from July 1995 to May 1997, was a partner with BDO Seidman, LLP, the Company’s independent auditors.
Vincent P. Abbatecola
Vincent P. Abbatecola has been a Director of the Company since June 1994. Mr. Abbatecola is Vice President of Abbey Ice & Spring Water Company, Spring Valley, New York, where he has been employed since May 1971. He is Past Chairman of the International Packaged Ice Association. Mr. Abbatecola is a Trustee of Nyack Hospital, and a board member of the Rockland Business Association and the Rockland Board of Governors. Mr. Abbatecola also serves on the Union State Bank and St. Thomas Aquinas President’s Councils.
Richard D. Caruso
Richard D. Caruso, has been a Director of the Company since December 2019. Mr. Caruso has, since 2014 been an independent consultant providing restructuring and interim management services either directly to clients or as a project consultant through Huron Consulting Group, including serving as the Interim Chief Financial Officer of JW Aluminum Corporation from April 2017 through November 2018. Since April 2011, Mr. Caruso has served as the Chief Financial Officer of RG Steel, LLC, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in May 2012. From March 2005 to March 2011, Mr. Caruso served as a Managing Director of Huron Consulting Group during which time he held interim management positions for numerous companies involved in restructuring as well as financial advisor to numerous other debtors and creditors’ committees. Mr. Caruso currently serves on the board of directors of JW Aluminum Corporation, HCI-HVH, Inc., The Foundation for IUP, Residential Revival Indiana and the Baptist Homes Society. Previously, Mr. Caruso served on the board of directors of Motorcoach Industries, Penn Commonwealth Insurance, Small Tube Products, Ameribank and the National Aviary. Mr. Caruso has extensive experience in executive management, including special situations and restructuring matters.
Jill K. Frizzley
Jill K. Frizzley has been a Director of the Company since December 2019. Since June 2019, Ms. Frizzley has been the president of Wildrose Partners, LLC, an independent consultant company providing governance and restructuring advisory services to corporations. From 2016 through May 2019, Ms. Frizzley served as Counsel in the Business Finance and Restructuring Group at Weil, Gotshal, & Manges, LLP, a global law firm, where she led legal and business teams on prominent debtor and creditor representations. From 2000 until 2016, Ms. Frizzley served as Associate and then Counsel in the Bankruptcy & Business Finance group at Sherman & Sterling LLP, representing corporate entities and financial services companies. Ms. Frizzley currently serves as an independent director on the board of directors of Utex Holding, Inc., EYP Architecture & Engineering, as well as iQor, for which she is also on the compensation committee. Ms. Frizzley is also an independent director for a material subsidiary of Intelsat (NYSE: I) as well as an independent manager on a restructuring committee of Dura Automotive Systems, which is currently in chapter 11.
Stephen P. Mandracchia
Stephen P. Mandracchia, has been a Director of the Company since September 2020. Mr. Mandracchia is a founder of the Company, and served as Vice President Legal and Regulatory of the Company from August 2003 until May 2019 and was Secretary of the Company from 1995 until May 2019. He served in a variety of capacities with the Company since 1993 and served as a consultant to the Company from May 2019 through August 2020. Mr. Mandracchia was a member of the law firm of Martin, Vandewalle, Donohue, Mandracchia & McGahan in Great Neck, New York until 1995 (having been associated with such firm since 1983). Mr. Mandracchia was the brother-in-law of Kevin J. Zugibe, the Company’s former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Dominic J. Monetta
Dominic Monetta has been a Director of the Company since April 1996. Since August 1993, Mr. Monetta has been the President of Resource Alternatives, Inc., a corporate development firm concentrating on solving management and technological problems facing chief executive officers and their senior executives. From December 1991 to May 1993, Mr. Monetta served as the Director of Defense Research and Engineering for the Research and Advanced Technology Office of the United States Department of Defense. From June 1989 to December 1991, Mr. Monetta served as the Director of the Office of New Production Reactors of the United States Department of Energy.
Otto C. Morch
Otto Morch has been a Director of the Company since March 1996. Mr. Morch was a Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at Provident Savings Bank, F.A. for more than five years until his retirement in December 1997.
Mr. Parrillo has been a Director of the Company since September 2014. Mr. Parillo has, since 2007, been the Managing Member and principal of Tank Wash USA, LLC, an industrial tank cleaning and inspection company. Between 2000 and 2007, Mr. Parrillo was the Managing Member of Brite Clean, LLC. Between 1999 and 2007, Mr. Parrillo was the Managing Member of Matlack Leasing Corporation, and he served as Vice President of Matlack Leasing Corporation, a subsidiary of Matlack Systems, Inc. from 1995 to 1999. From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Parrillo served as North American Sales Manager for Eurotainer USA, Inc. Mr. Parrillo also served as Sales/Operations Manager for SSM Coal North America, Inc., from 1984 to 1990, and worked at Rentco Division of Fruehauf Corp.
Eric A. Prouty
Mr Prouty has been a Director of the Company since September 2014. Mr. Prouty has, since January 2012, been an independent consultant providing business development consulting services and has provided such services to Hudson at various times since May 2012. From March 2006 through November 2011, Mr. Prouty served as an equity research analyst for Canaccord Genuity, formerly known as Canaccord Adams, a global investment banking firm. Between February 2001 and March 2006 Mr. Prouty served as an equity research analyst for Adams Harkness. While at Adams Harkness, Mr. Prouty served on the firm’s Board of Directors from 2004 until in early 2006 and also served as Director of Research from 2004 until 2007. Between March 2000 and February 2001, Mr. Prouty served as an equity research analyst for the investment banking firm of Robertson Stephens. From November 1996 through March 2000, Mr. Prouty served as an equity research analyst for the investment banking firm of First Albany. Between June 1992 and November 1996, Mr. Prouty served as an equity research associate at State Street Research and Management.