Formtek appoints Brett Lambert to its Board of Directors alongside Fredrick Whitridge Jr. named Non-Executive Chairman

– USA, CA –  Formtek, Inc. today announced the appointment of Fredrick Whitridge Jr. as Non-Executive Chairman, succeeding Gary Mann who transitioned to Chairman Emeritus.

The company also announced Brett Lambert to its Board of Directors

About Fred Whitridge Jr.

Fred Whitridge Jr. has been a Formtek board member since 2002. Mr. Whitridge is also currently the Chairman and CEO of Evergreen Slate Co. Inc., one of the largest slate roofing products companies in the United States. Evergreen Slate sources from company-owned quarries and selects other domestic and international quarries. He is the president and founder of Archipelago Corporation, which has been in the business of investing in other companies and providing merger and acquisition services since 1993. He is also the Chairman of Harding Energy, a rechargeable battery company. From October 1993 to June 1995, Mr. Whitridge raised capital, formed a partnership, and served as a General Partner of Orcas LP, which acquired a 21% stake in NYSE-listed Amdura Corporation. He served as Chairman of Amdura from December 1, 1994, until the sale of the company to FKI plc in May 1995. He has also worked for the Wallenberg holding company, Investor AB, and Timothy Mellon’s railroad holding company, Guilford Transportation.

About Brett B. Lambert

Brett Lambert is the Managing Director of The Densmore Group, LLC, a national security and intelligence consultancy. From 2015-2019, he served as VP of Corporate Strategy for Northrop Grumman, where his duties for the CEO included the development and execution of issues relating to overall corporate strategy, organization, M&A, strategic partnerships, and new market expansion. Before joining Northrop Grumman, Mr. Lambert was an Executive-in-Residence with Renaissance Strategic Advisors, a Senior Fellow at the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), and served on several corporate and SSA boards involved in national security and intelligence. He also was appointed by the Secretary of Defense to serve on the Department’s Reserve Forces Policy Board from 2016-2020.

Mr. Lambert is currently a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Senior Associate (non-resident) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Chairman of the Board of the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Institute led by Carnegie Mellon University, and is a board member and co-chairman of the Japan / US Technology Forum of the Henry L. Stimson Center. He is an Advisory Board member of Enlightenment Capital and Managing Partner of Sapient Machines. Mr. Lambert also serves on the board of the National Defense Industrial Association and co-chairs their effort to examine demands for future supply chain security for advanced systems. He also serves on Dean’s Advisory Council for Kansas State University Polytechnic. In 2019 he was appointed to the Board of Advisors of Ginkgo Bioworks, a leading firm in synthetic biology located in Boston, and in 2020 was appointed to the Board of Directors of British Telcom Federal and MBDA USA. In 2021 he was elected to the Proxy Board of Sparton, an Elbit USA company, and the Advisory Board of Fairbanks Morse Defense. In 2022 he was appointed to the SCA Board of Robotic Research, a Softbank UK-invested company. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Edgyees US.

In 2009 Mr. Lambert was appointed by President Obama as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, a position he held through 2013. In 2011 he was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service and in 2013 he was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the highest award from the Secretary available to a non-career civilian.

About Formtek

For over two decades, Formtek has been providing mission-critical IT software and services to some of the most demanding engineering, manufacturing, aerospace, industrial, and technical organizations in the world. We build products and solutions for content management platforms that are open and adaptable to complex IT environments, including Formtek | Orion Content Repository Services and the Alfresco Digital Business Platform. Our software application solutions include the Formtek Engineering Data Management Solution for Alfresco.

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