Supreme Industries, Inc.
(NYSE MKT: STS)
, a leading manufacturer of specialized commercial vehicles, including truck bodies, shuttle buses and armored vehicles, today announced that Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa has been elected to its Board of Directors.
Judge Gajarsa gained extensive experience in the field of law during his nearly fifty year career through both government service and representation of clients in private practice. He recently retired after serving as a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a position to which he was nominated in 1996 and to which he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in 1997. Prior to his appointment, he was Senior Partner with the firm of Joseph, Gajarsa, McDermott & Reiner, P.C., where his practice included the areas of corporate mergers and acquisitions, international, commercial litigation, trade, intellectual property, and representation of American Native tribes. Judge Gajarsa also previously served as Special Counsel to the Secretary of the Interior and Commissioner of Indian affairs, among other government experience.
Since 1994, Judge Gajarsa has been a member of the Board of Directors of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and since 2011 has served as Chairman of the Board; from 1998 through 2010 he served as Vice Chairman. From 1996 through 2008, Judge Gajarsa was a member of the Board of Directors for Georgetown University and from 2002 to 2008, he served as Chairman of the Audit Committee, the Law Committee, and the Executive Committee.
Judge Gajarsa received his B.S.E.E. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, his M.A. from Catholic University of America, and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Judge Gajarsa will serve on the Company’s Compensation Committee. He will be entitled to receive the same compensation for service as is provided to the Company's other non-employee directors. There are no family relationships between Judge Gajarsa and any other executive officers or directors of the Company.