Chief Executive Officer
Marshall Dahneke has served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Company’s board of directors since June 2008. He also served as President through March 2014. In his current role, he is responsible for global management of the business and brands, including people, talent, strategy development and growth.
Prior to joining Performance Health, Mr. Dahneke was Vice President and General Manager of the Infection Prevention Technology business at STERIS Corporation. He had previously held the position of Vice President, New Venture Development at Hillenbrand industries. His career also includes positions at Procter & Gamble and over a decade at Hill-Rom where he held multiple roles comprised of strategic planning and global sales and marketing. He started his career as a Consultant with Bain & Company, Inc.
Mr. Dahneke holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Masters of Business Administration from Brigham Young University.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Rocco Mango has served as President and Chief Operating Officer since April 2014. In this role, he is responsible for all company operations, including manufacturing, global supply chain, regulatory compliance, new product development and human resources.
Prior to joining Performance Health, Mr. Mango was employed at The Lubrizol Corporation as Vice President and General Manager of Engineered Polymers. In his 25 years at Lubrizol, he served in positions of increasing responsibility, including various engineering and manufacturing roles, and as GM of two separate business units. He has also held commercial and operations positions at BF Goodrich, Bliss-Salem and Noveon International, Inc.
Mr. Mango holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Scott Emerick joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Treasurer in December 2015. In this role, Mr. Emerick oversees all aspects of the Company’s finances, internal controls, budgeting and IT operations.
Prior to joining Performance Health, Mr. Emerick served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Park-Ohio Holdings Corporation. He had previously served as the Corporate Controller of The Lubrizol Corporation. During his career, he had also held financial positions at Noveon International, Inc. and Flexalloy, Inc. In addition, Mr. Emerick spent seven years at Ernst & Young.
Mr. Emerick is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from The University of Akron.
Sr. Vice President of Finance and Secretary
Niels Lichti has served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Corporate Secretary since December 2015. He served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer from June 2009 to December 2015, as Vice President of Finance from February 2001 to May 2009, and as Controller from January 1998 to February 2001. In his current role, Mr. Lichti oversees financial planning and analysis, merger and acquisition activity, treasury and accounting operations.
Prior to joining Performance Health, Mr. Lichti served in staff accounting and accounting supervisor roles for the JM Smucker Company. He previously held accounting and finance positions with Wayne Dalton Corporation and several small and mid-size businesses.
Mr. Lichti is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Biology from Goshen College.