Epsen Fuller Fills Board Post for Tingley Rubber Corp.

August 11, 2016 – Executive search firm Epsen Fuller Group has placed Anita Allen as a member of the board of directors at Tingley Rubber Corporation. The company sought a director that would bring diversity of thought and a strong financial background.

Ms. Allen, founder and CEO of Allen Advisory Group, a boutique management consultancy, formerly was a consulting partner at KPMG, where she was a practice leader with P&L responsibility driving product development and revenue in services including world class finance and global enterprise resource planning solutions across several industry sectors.

Ms. Allen currently serves on the board of directors of Currant, Inc., a technology startup platform and is director and treasurer of National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) New Jersey Chapter. She is an active member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA), Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ), and the Women’s President Organization (WPO).

“In Anita, we were able to find just what we needed for Tingley’s next stage of growth. Her passion for collaboration, business process improvement, organizational change and performance effectiveness are truly unparalleled,” said Thomas Fuller, Epsen Fuller CEO and managing partner and Tingley independent board director. “She will bring invaluable diversity of thought as well as a very strong background and experience to the Tingley board.”


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“Anita’s work with the NACD and her advocacy for diverse boards and good governance was truly impressive to us,” said Bruce McCollum, Tingley chairman and CEO. “Her strategic and financial acumen will add substantial value to the organization.”

Tingley Rubber Corporation is a world leader in the manufacture of Personal Protection & Equipment (PP&E) for use in harsh and/or hazardous environments, including garments and footwear that is waterproof, flame resistant, and electrical arc resistant, as well as a wide variety of high visibility apparel to provide conspicuity of the user in hazardous conditions.

Director recruiting has grown markedly more challenging in recent months, according to recruiters with board practice emphasis. According to Egon Zehnder, heightened expectations now placed on boards have elevated both the professional standards and personal commitment required of all directors.

At the same time, many boards find that the supply of independent-minded ‘board experienced’ directors – especially those who can add vital forms of specialized skills and expertise – is limited, as such candidates are both widely sought after yet sometimes hesitant to take on the intensive responsibilities now required of board service.

As a result, companies continue to turn to executive search firms to help them lure new board members. Most in demand, recruiters report: women, senior leaders with global experience, ethnically diverse professionals, and Millennials. Here is a brief look at just a small selection of search firms and their recent board work taken from the Hunt Scanlon Media newswire archives:

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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