Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Pine Grove Holdings
Nelda Connors has more than 25 years of technical and operating experience, primarily in the automotive and diversified industrials markets.
As founder and CEO of Pine Grove Holdings, LLC, a privately-held investment firm, Connors has overseen transactions representing over $300 million in enterprise value. During her tenure as president and CEO of Atkore International, revenue peaked at $2.5 billion. Prior to Atkore, she was a senior executive at Eaton Corporation, Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Corporation. Connors had the unique experience of serving as a director with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago during the global economic downturn as well as serving as an independent consultant to the Department of Justice’s Takata Corporation airbag investigation.
Her recognized expertise and sought-after strategic counsel currently place her on the public board of directors of Boston Scientific, Delphi Technologies, Echo Global Logistics and EnerSys. She formerly served as a director to Blount International, Vesuvius and Clarcor. She has lived and worked in Japan, Germany and China.