Director Bios


Dame Alison J. Carnwath

DAME ALISON J. CARNWATH, age 68, has been a senior adviser to Evercore Partners, an independent corporate finance advisory firm (formerly known as Lexicon Partners) since 2005, and chair of the advisory board at Living Bridge Equity Partners, LLP, a private equity firm (formerly known as ISIS Equity Partners, LLP) since 1999, both based in the United Kingdom. She has served as a director of Coller Capital Ltd., a United Kingdom-based company, since 2015. She has been a member of the supervisory board and chair of the audit committee of BASF, a leading chemical company based in Germany, since 2014; a director of Zurich Insurance Group since 2012; and a director and audit committee chair of EG Group, a U.K.-based retailer, since 2021. She previously served as chair of Land Securities plc, the United Kingdom’s largest property company listed on the London Stock Exchange (2008-2018); as non-executive chair of MF Global Holdings Ltd. (2008-2010); and as a non-executive director of BP p.l.c. (2018-January 2021) and the Man Group plc (2001-2013), both based in the United Kingdom. She has served as a director of the Company since 2005.


Franklin L. Feder

FRANKLIN L. FEDER, age 69, served as chief executive officer, Alcoa Latin America & Caribbean of Alcoa Inc., a global producer of bauxite, alumina and aluminum, from 2004-2014. He previously served as vice president and director of corporate development of Alcoa Inc. from 1999-2004, chief financial officer of Alcoa Latin America from 1994-1999 and director corporate planning from 1990-1994. He was also managing partner of Technomic Consultores from 1978-1988, and a partner at Booz, Allen & Hamilton from 1989-1990. He has served as a director of Minerals Technologies Inc. since 2017. He has also served as a director Companhia Brasileira de Aluminio and AES Tiete Energia since 2016, Prumo Logistica S.A. since 2019 and FS Bioenergia since 2021, all Brasil-based companies. He previously served as a director of Intercement from 2017-2020, a director of Loma Negra Corporation from 2018-2020, a director of Unigel from 2016-2018, a director of Grupo Dahma from 2015- 2016, and a director of Alexander Proudfoot from 2014-2016. He has served as a director of the Company since 2018.


R. Preston Feight

R. PRESTON FEIGHT, age 53, is Chief Executive Officer of the Company and has held that position since July 2019. Mr. Feight served as Executive Vice President of the Company from September 2018-June 2019, PACCAR Vice President and President of DAF Trucks from April 2016-August 2018, General Manager of Kenworth Truck Company and Vice President of PACCAR from January 2015-March 2016, Kenworth Assistant General Manager for Marketing and Sales from April 2012-December 2014, Kenworth Chief Engineer from August 2008-March 2012. Previously he worked as an engineer at Ford for six years and as an engineer at Allied Signal for two years. He has served as a director of the Company since 2019.


Beth E. Ford

BETH E. FORD, age 57, is president and chief executive officer at Land O’Lakes, a member-owned agricultural production and dairy cooperative and has held that position since July 2018. She previously served as Land O’Lakes’ chief operating officer, business units, from 2017-2018, group executive vice president and chief operating officer from 2015-2017 and as executive vice president and chief supply chain and operations officer from 2012-2015. Ms. Ford served as executive vice president and head of supply chain at International Flavor and Fragrances (2008-2011). Ms. Ford also served as a director of Clearwater Paper Corporation (2013-2018). She is on the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the College of Business at Iowa State University and the Columbia University Business School – Deming Center Board of Advisors. She has served as a director of the Company since 2015.


Kirk S. Hachigian

KIRK S. HACHIGIAN, age 61, served as non-executive chairman of JELD-WEN Holding, Inc., a global manufacturer of windows and doors from 2016-2019; and as JELD-WEN’s chairman and chief executive officer from 2014-2016. He served as chairman and chief executive officer of Cooper Industries plc, a global manufacturer of electrical products, from 2005 to 2012. Prior to joining Cooper in 2001, Mr. Hachigian was an executive with General Electric Company for eight years, including assignments in Mexico and Asia. He has served as lead director for Allegion plc and as a director of NextEra Energy Inc. since 2013 and as a director of Cabinetworks Group since 2020. He has served as a director of the Company since 2008.


Roderick C. McGeary

RODERICK C. MCGEARY, age 70, served in consulting and audit roles with KPMG LLP from 1972-2000 culminating in the position as co-vice chairman of consulting (1997-1999). He has served as a director of Raymond James Financial, Inc. since September 2015. He was chairman of BearingPoint Inc., formerly KPMG Consulting, LLC, a management and technology consulting firm, from 2004-2009 and was its interim chief executive officer from 2004-2005. He has served as a director of Cisco Systems since 2003. He has served as a director of the Company since 2012.


John M. Pigott

JOHN M. PIGOTT, age 57, is a partner in Beta Business Ventures, LLC, a private investment company concentrating in natural resources, and was a partner in the predecessor company Beta Capital Group, LLC since 2003. He is the brother of Mark C. Pigott, a director of the Company. He has served as a director of the Company since 2009.


Mark C. Pigott

MARK C. PIGOTT, age 67, is Executive Chairman of the Company and has held that position since
April 2014. Mr. Pigott was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from January 1997-April 2014, Vice Chairman from January 1995-December 1996, Executive Vice President from
December 1993-January 1995, Senior Vice President from January 1990-December 1993, and Vice President from October 1988- December 1989. He served as a director of Franklin Resources Inc., an investment management company, from 2011-2021. He is the brother of John M. Pigott, a director of the Company. He has served as a director of the Company since 1994.


Ganesh Ramaswamy

GANESH RAMASWAMY, age 52, is Vice President and President, Global Services, for Johnson Controls International, a global provider of building technologies and solutions.  He joined Johnson Controls International in December 2019. From 2015 to 2019, Mr. Ramaswamy served in executive leadership roles at Danaher Corporation, a diversified manufacturer of life sciences, diagnostics, and industrial products and services. From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Ramaswamy served in various executive roles at Pentax Medical, a provider of endoscopic imaging devices and solutions, including as President of Pentax Medical from 2013 to 2015. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ramaswamy served in roles of increasing responsibility with the General Electric Company in product development, quality management, service operations, and general management. Mr. Ramaswamy brings a broad range of experiences from diverse industries in the areas of global business management, technology-based innovation, commercial strategies in emerging markets, and business systems. He has served as a director of the Company since 2021.


Mark A. Schulz

MARK A. SCHULZ, age 68, is currently president and chief executive officer of M. A. Schulz and Associates, a management consulting firm, and a founding partner in Fontinalis Partners, LLC, a transportation technology strategic investment firm. He served as president of international operations at Ford Motor Company from 2005 until his retirement in 2007 and in a variety of executive roles during 35 years with Ford, including running Ford’s Mazda, Jaguar, Land Rover and Aston Martin affiliates and setting up manufacturing and distribution operations in South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He served as a director of Dana Incorporated (2008-2018), as a director of YRC Worldwide, Inc. (2007-2009) and as a director of the National Committee of United States-China Relations and the United States-China Business Council. He has served as a director of the Company since 2012 and as lead director since January 2020.


Gregory M. E. Spierkel

GREGORY M. E. SPIERKEL, age 64, served as chief executive officer of Ingram Micro Inc., a worldwide distributor of technology products, from 2005-2012. He previously served as president from March 2004-April 2005. During his 14-year tenure with that company he held other senior positions including executive vice president. He has served as a director of MGM Resorts International since 2013 and as a director of Schneider Electric (Paris) since 2014. He has served as a director of the Company since 2008.


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