Board of Directors
Synalloy’s Management and Board of Directors sincerely appreciate the support of our shareholders, customers and dedicated employees.
Murray H. Wright
Mr. Wright was elected Chairman of the Board of Synalloy in April 2014 and has served on the Board of Directors since April 2001. Mr. Wright became employed as Senior Counsel at the Richmond, VA law firm of DurretteCrump, PLC in January 2013. From 2011 until January 2013, he was a Partner at the VanDeventer Black LLP law firm, Richmond, VA, where he served as Senior Counsel from 2009 to 2011. From 1999 to 2012, he was a founder and managing director of Avitas Capital, LLC, a closely held investment banking firm in Richmond, VA. In 1986, he founded the law firm of Wright, Robinson, Osthimer & Tatum, Richmond, VA. He served as Chief Executive Officer of the law firm from 1986 until his retirement in 2006. He received his B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law.
Craig C. Bram
Craig C. Bram became President and CEO in January 2011 and has been a Director of the Company since 2004. He has over 30 years’ experience in business management, financial operations, logistics, management consulting, business start-ups and strategic planning for a variety of companies. Mr. Bram received his B.B.A. in Marketing from James Madison University, graduating Summa cum Laude. He also received his M.B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University, with a concentration in Finance.
Anthony A. Callander
Mr. Callander was appointed Upstate Managing Director by The Hobbs Group, a CPA firm in Columbia, SC, effective January 2012. He retired from Ernst & Young, LLP in 2008 after 36 years in their Columbia, SC, Greenville, SC and Atlanta, GA offices. He served as a Partner in the firm’s audit and assurance practice and in various other roles including Office Managing Partner of the Columbia and Greenville offices and leading the Southeast manufacturing industry group. He is an active entrepreneur with direct business interest in several Zaxby’s franchise restaurants. Mr. Callander received a B.S and Masters in Accountancy from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant.
Susan S. Gayner
Ms. Gayner joined Synalloy’s Board in May 2016. She currently serves as President and CEO of ParkLand Ventures, Inc., an owner-operator of multi-family housing communities in nine states. She served as COO of ParkLand from October 2010 to May 2014, and as Vice President from May 2009 to October 2010. Ms. Gayner is a chemical engineer and holds an MAI designation (currently inactive). Prior to ParkLand, she served as an independent MAI and held various manufacturing and quality assurance roles with the DuPont Company and Hercules, Inc. She earned a B.A degree in Chemistry and an M.E. degree in Chemical Engineering, both from the University of Virginia.
Henry L. Guy
Mr. Guy joined Synalloy’s Board in August 2011. He is the President & CEO of Modern Holdings Incorporated, a diversified holding company with investments primarily in the telecommunications, media, healthcare and energy industries. He joined the firm in 2002 and has led investments in over 30 Modern Holdings subsidiaries. Mr. Guy is also a managing director of Anima Regni Partners, a single family office with offices in the United States, Luxembourg and Sweden. Prior to joining Modern Holdings & Anima Regni Partners, Mr. Guy was the Chief Operating Officer of XSource Corporation, a holding company focused on private investments in the United States and Scandinavia. He began his professional career as an officer in the United States Navy where he served in a variety of operational roles in the United States and Southwest Asia. Mr. Guy serves on several boards including those of Verdere S.àr.l., Basset AB, Evermore Global Advisors, Specialty Claims Management, and C5 Capital. He serves on the Board of Visitors of Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. He holds a B. S. degree in Economics from the United States Naval Academy and an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University.
Mr. Kaczka joined Synalloy’s Board in May 2019. He has more than 25 years of experience in financial management for both public and large private companies. From April 2011 to July 2015, Mr. Kaczka served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE: MSM). Prior to joining MSC Industrial Direct, he held chief financial officer positions at Genworth Financial, Inc.(NYSE: GNW), Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI), Allied Worldwide, Inc. and I-Net, Inc. Mr. Kaczka began his career at General Electric, where he spent 14 years, moving through its Financial Management Program, Corporate Audit Staff and financial positions in several GE operations. Mr. Kaczka earned his B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University.
Amy J. Michtich
Ms. Michtich joined Synalloy’s Board in April 2014. She currently serves as the Vice President – General Manager, North American Operations of The Scotts Miracle Gro Company. From 2015 to 2019, she was the Chief Supply Chain Officer of Molson Coors Canada, where she oversees end-to-end operational excellence for Canada’s largest and North America’s oldest brewer of quality beers and ciders. From 2009 to 2015, she was the Brewery Vice President and Plant Manager of the MillerCoors-Shenandoah Brewery, Rockingham County, VA. From November 2007 to 2009, she served as the Operations Manager at Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee, WI. Prior to 2007, Ms. Michtich held executive and operations leadership positions across various consumer package goods companies including Pepsi Bottling Group, Clorox and Lipton. She earned a B.S. degree from Purdue University’s School of Technology located in West Lafayette, IN.
James W. Terry
Mr. Terry joined Synalloy’s Board in August 2011. He is a seasoned businessman with 40 years’ experience in the banking industry. Since October 2009 he has been President of Hollingsworth Funds, Inc., Greenville, South Carolina. He was President of Carolina First Bank, Greenville, SC from 1991 to 2008, and was employed by First Union Bank for 21 years where he held various positions including Executive Vice President. He received his B. S. degree from the University of North Carolina.