Selwyn Joffe, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Selwyn Joffe has served as chairman of the board since 1999 and a director since 1994. He also serves as president and chief executive officer of the company. Earlier, he was a consultant to the company. Prior to joining Motorcar Parts of America, Mr. Joffe was chairman and chief executive officer of Protea Group, Inc., a company specializing in consulting and acquisition services. Earlier in his career, Mr. Joffe served as president and chief executive officer of Netlock Technologies, a company that specializes in securing network communications. Mr. Joffe co-founded Palace Entertainment, Inc., a roll-up of amusement parks and served as its president and chief operating officer. Prior to the founding of Palace Entertainment, Inc., Mr. Joffe was the president and chief executive officer of Wolfgang Puck Food Company. He was a founding director of the Motor and Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA), an industry trade association. In addition, Mr. Joffe serves on the board of directors of the California, Arizona, and Nevada Automotive Wholesaler’s Association (CAWA), also an industry trade association. Mr. Joffe is a graduate of Emory University with degrees in both business and law and a certified public accountant.

Rudolph J. Borneo, Director

Rudolph J. Borneo joined the board of directors November 2004. He retired from R.H. Macy’s, Inc. in March 2009 as vice chairman and director of stores of Macy’s West, a division of R.H. Macy’s, Inc. Mr. Borneo served as president of Macy’s California from 1989 to 1992 and president of R.H. Macy’s West from 1992 until his appointment as Vice Chairman and Director of Stores in February 1995. In addition, Mr. Borneo is currently board chairman of Smoke Eaters Hot Wings Inc., a privately held company. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Monmouth University.

Dr. David Bryan, Director

Dr. David Bryan joined the board of directors in June 2016. In addition to teaching part-time in the Economics Department at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Dr. Bryan currently directs The Center for The Common Good, a joint venture of The Herb Alpert Foundation and New Roads School to incubate creative innovation in business, education and community partnerships. In addition, Dr. Bryan consults privately with several San Francisco and Los Angeles based not-for-profit and for-profit businesses on matters of board and workplace organization, employee training and online education, and generational workplace dynamics. Dr. Bryan was co-founder and founding head of New Roads School, serving from 1995 to 2013. Dr. Bryan received a Bachelor of Arts degree. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, a Master of Science degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and a J.D. and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Joseph Ferguson, Director

Joseph Ferguson joined board of directors in June 2016. Mr. Ferguson is a co-founder and managing partner at Vicente Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based investment firm providing capital to privately held growth companies across North America. Prior to co-founding Vicente in 2009, Mr. Ferguson was a partner at Kline Hawkes & Company, which he joined at the firm’s inception in 1995. Mr. Ferguson began his career as an investment banker for Merrill Lynch & Co where he was a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Group and the General Corporate Finance Group. From 1989 to 1994, he worked on more than 30 public and private transactions for numerous emerging growth and middle market companies. He currently serves on the board of directors of SMT and Intellectual Technology, Inc., both privately held companies. Mr. Ferguson received a Bachelor of Business Administration. degree in Finance from Southern Methodist University and Master of Business Administration degree from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Philip Gay, Director

Philip Gay joined the board of directors in November 2004. Mr. Gay currently serves as managing director of Triple Enterprises, a business advisory service firm that assists mid-cap sized companies with financial infrastructure, strategic financing, mergers and acquisitions, which he had previously managed from March 2000 until June 2004. Mr. Gay served from 2018 through January 2020 as co-chief executive officer of Giggles N Hugs, Inc., a publicly traded company. Earlier, he served as a director and chief executive officer at Diego Pellicer Worldwide Inc., a publicly traded company. Mr. Gay served for several years as president, chief executive officer and a director of Grill Concepts, Inc., a company that operates a chain of upscale casual restaurants throughout the United States. Mr. Gay’s experience includes serving as an independent consultant with El Paso Energy and assisting with its efforts to reduce overall operating and manufacturing overhead costs. Previously he served as chief financial officer for California Pizza Kitchen and Wolfgang Puck Food Company and has held various senior executive positions at Color Me Mine and Diversified Food Group. Mr. Gay is a retired certified public accountant, a former audit manager at Laventhol and Horwath, and a graduate of the London School of Economics.

Jeffrey Mirvis, Director

Jeffrey Mirvis joined the board of directors in February 2009. Mr. Mirvis is currently the chief executive officer of MGT Industries, Inc., a privately held apparel company based in Los Angeles. During his nineteen-year tenure as chief executive, Mr. Mirvis has gained valuable knowledge of sourcing and manufacturing in Asia. Prior to joining MGT in 1990, Mr. Mirvis served as a commercial loan officer at Union Bank of California -- following his completion of the Union Bank of California’s Commercial Lending Program. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He served as a board member of the Wildwood School in Los Angeles for nine years.

Jamy Rankin , Director

Jamie Rankin joined the board of directors in January 2021. She most recently served as president and chief executive officer of Ford Component Sales, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company -- overseeing component sales to other original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket industry. Ms. Rankin serves on the board of Bronner Brothers, Inc., one of the largest private African American hair and skin care product producers in the United States. She was a long-time member of the board of visitors at Howard University School of Business. Ms. Rankin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Business Administration degree in marketing and strategy from the University of Chicago. She received the Distinguished Alumni award in 2014 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Industrial Engineering, and currently serves on its board of visitors. She was a long-time member of the Executive Leadership Council and is a life member of the National Black MBA Association. Past honors include being named one of the top women in the automotive industry by On-Wheels magazine and receiving the National Women of Color Technology award.

Doug Trussler, Director

Douglas B. Trussler is a co-founder of Bison Capital, and responsible for the management of six institutional private equity funds totaling more than $1.0 billion in capital.  Previously, Mr. Trussler served with Windward Capital Partners LP and Credit Suisse First Boston.  He currently serves on several private company boards – including: Sentinel Offender Services, LLC; Silicon Recycling Services, LLC; FinFit, LLC; TwinMed, LLC; Aqua Expeditions, Pte, Ltd.; Curtin Maritime; Ocean Media, LLC and Lapmaster Holdings, LLC.  He previously served on the boards of General Finance Corporation; KeyTech Limited; Ease Entertainment Services, LLC; MVConnect Holdings, LLC; Clinical Research Laboratories, LLC; Performance Team Freight Systems, Inc.; Big Rock Sports, LLC and Global Benefits Group, Inc.  His combined career experience includes serving on more than 30 public and private company boards located around the world -- including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Germany, Mexico, Bermuda, Cayman and Guernsey.  Mr. Trussler earned an Honors in Business Administration (HBA) degree from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario.

Tribby Warfield, Director

Tribby Warfield joined the board of directors in February 2022. She most recently served as chairman and chief executive officer of APC Automotive Technologies, overseeing a restructuring and a strategic refocusing of the business on braking and exhaust-related products. Earlier, she served as senior vice president, business development and strategy for Nitta Corporation, a Japanese global provider of power transmission and conveyor belting products for Europe, the Middle East & Africa. Previously, Ms. Warfield held dual positions at Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), as senior vice president and general manager for Kaman Fluid Power and Kaman Automation. Her career includes 25 years with the Gates Corporation (NYSE:GTES) and 11 consecutive years in Europe in key senior management and operational positions, serving in Belgium, Germany, and the United Kingdom. She currently serves on the board of two private equity-sponsored global diversified manufacturing portfolio companies. Ms. Warfield is an advisor board member of the University of Colorado Denver Business School, and formally served as an adjunct professor at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, as well as The Committee of 200, comprised of the world’s most successful women entrepreneurs and corporate innovators. Ms. Warfield graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from National University, San Diego.

Barbara L. Whittaker , Director

Barbara L. Whittaker joined the board of directors in February in 2017. Ms. Whittaker is a business strategist and procurement and supply chain expert with extensive experience in the automotive industry – including both original equipment manufacturers and suppliers operating in the aftermarket. In 2010, Mrs. Whittaker founded BW Limited LLC, which focuses on providing companies with business and procurement strategies to support improved performance. Previously, Ms. Whittaker held leadership positions for the General Motors Corporation and Delphi Automotive, with increasing responsibility during her tenure. Prior to her retirement from General Motors, Ms. Whittaker served as executive director of global purchasing. Ms. Whittaker previously served in Chevrolet’s Division of General Motors Corporation in Production Control and Scheduling, with an emphasis on Supply Chain. Ms. Whittaker earned a Bachelor of Industrial Administration degree from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) and a Master of Business Administration degree from Wayne State University. She also completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD in France, and the Executive Development program at University of Michigan. In addition to her formal education, she holds Six Sigma Green Belt certification and is well-versed in lean production systems (including General Motors’ Global Manufacturing System). She currently serves on the board of directors of ChannelNet and has also held board positions for Detroit Manufacturing Systems and Piston Group, each of which is privately held.