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Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

At Hyster-Yale, oversight and consulting roles are reinforced by a corporate governance structure designed to ensure accountability, fiscal responsibility and the highest level of ethical conduct.

This corporate governance program has four key elements which have largely been in place for a decade or more:

  •  Strong, independent board of directors to ensure effective oversight
  •  Strong, independent nominating and governance committee to ensure a strong, independent board
  •  Strong, independent compensation committee to ensure responsible compensation
  •  Strong, independent audit committee to ensure accounting integrity

Board of Directors

Colleen R. Batcheler

Senior Vice President,
External Affairs & General Counsel of Hormel Foods Corporation

James B. Bemowski

Retired Senior Advisor of Doosan Corporation

J.C. Butler, Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer
NACCO Industries, Inc. and NACCO Natural Resources Corporation

Gary L. Collar

Retired Senior Vice President and General Manager at AGCO Corporation

Carolyn Corvi

Retired Vice President and General Manager – Airplane Programs of The Boeing Company (an aerospace company)

Edward T. Eliopoulos

Retired Partner, Ernst & Young LLP (public accounting firm)

John P. Jumper

Retired Chief of Staff, United States Air Force

Dennis W. LaBarre

Retired Partner, Jones Day (law firm)

H. Vincent Poor

Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University

Rajiv K. Prasad

President and Chief Executive Officer
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and Hyster-Yale Group

Alfred M. Rankin, Jr.

Executive Chairman of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc.
Non-Executive Chairman of NACCO Industries, Inc.
Non-Executive Chairman of Hamilton Beach Brands Holding Company

Claiborne Rankin

Manager of NCAF Management, LLC, the managing member of North Coast Angel Fund, LLC (a private firm specializing in venture capital and investments)

Britton T. Taplin

Self-employed (personal investments)

David B.H. Williams

President and Partner, Williams, Bax, & Saltzman, P.C. (law firm)

Committee Composition

  = Member   = Chair   = Financial Expert
Board of Directors
  Independent Audit Review Compensation Nominating & Governance Finance Planning Advisory Executive
Colleen R. Batcheler Yes Member    Member       
James B. Bemowski Yes       Member  Member   
J.C. Butler, Jr. No       Chair  Member  Member 
Gary L. Collar Yes Member  Member         
Carolyn Corvi Yes Member  Member  Member  Member  Chair  Member 
Edward T. Eliopoulos   Yes Chair  Member        Member 
John P. Jumper   Yes Member  Chair  Member      Member 
Dennis W. LaBarre Yes Member    Chair  Member  Member  Member 
H. Vincent Poor Yes   Member  Member       
Rajiv K. Prasad No            
Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. No       Member  Member  Chair 
Claiborne Rankin No       Member     
Britton T. Taplin Yes       Member     
David B.H. Williams No       Member     
Director Independence Standards

These standards are considered by the Board of Directors of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. in determining whether individual directors qualify as "independent" under the Rules of the New York Stock Exchange.


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Governance Documents

Governance Guidelines

Business Partner Code of Conduct

Code of Corporate Conduct

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Insider Trading Policy


Corporate Responsibility

At Hyster-Yale, we hold ourselves accountable at every level. From our headquarters to individual Hyster-Yale facilities, our corporate ethics help define who we are. We recognize a responsibility not only to our customers, dealers and employees, but to the environment and the communities in which we live. We meet our corporate responsibility head-on with some of the industry’s most proactive programs, addressing everything from the health and safety of our employees and customers to environmental sustainability. Click here for Corporate Responsibility information.

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