Veteran leadership with broad industry experience committed to your success.
Averaging 25 years of experience, our Executive Board and Independent Directors provide the expertise to help CSW Industrials and our portfolio companies achieve excellent business performance and financial results.
Joseph B. Armes has served as the Company’s Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer since September 2015, and as President of the Company since February 2018. Prior to the Company’s spin-off from Capital Southwest Corporation in September 2015, Mr. Armes served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Capital Southwest Corporation from June 2013 to September 2015, and as Chairman of the board of directors from January 2014 through August 2017. From July 2019 through March 2021, Mr. Armes served as a board member of Switchback Energy Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company. From December 2013 through August 2018, Mr. Armes served as a board member and as audit committee chairman for RSP Permian, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, prior to its acquisition by Concho Resources Inc. in July 2018. Mr. Armes began his career as an attorney with the law firm of Weil, Gotshal and Manges, LLP, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions.
James E. Perry has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since June 2020. From 2004 to 2020, he served in financial roles with Trinity Industries, a publicly held, diversified industrial company, and served as its Chief Financial Officer from 2010 to 2019. From 2001 to 2004, he was a senior financial executive at RMH Teleservices, including serving for a time as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Perry began his career at JP Morgan Chase & Co. in the investment banking division and spent time in a consulting group at Ernst & Young LLP. He is a 1993 graduate of Baylor University.
Don J. Sullivan has served as the Executive Vice President & General Manager, Industrial Products since May 2020. Mr. Sullivan previously served as the Senior Vice President & General Manager, Industrial Products of the Company from January 2016 to May 2020. From May 2015 to January 2016, Mr. Sullivan was the Chief Operating Officer for RectorSeal, one of the Company’s operating subsidiaries. From October 2010 to April 2015, he served as Division President of Goodman Global, a member of the Daikin Group, a leading global HVAC manufacturer. Prior to 2005, Mr. Sullivan held a variety of management positions at Carrier Corporation, a leading heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions company, including sales, product management and general management.
Luke E. Alverson has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since February 2016. From May 2008 to February 2016, he held roles of increasing responsibility with Flowserve Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of fluid motion control products and provider of related services, serving most recently as Vice President, Corporate Legal Services and Assistant Secretary. Prior to 2008, Mr. Alverson was associated with the law firms of Vinson & Elkins, LLP in Dallas, Texas, and Hallett & Perrin, P.C., in Dallas, Texas.