William G. Ferko
Private Investor and Consultant
William G. Ferko has served as a director of Sypris since January 2005. Mr. Ferko currently serves as a private investor, a part-time lecturer for the University of Louisville College of Business Equine Industry Program and as a consultant providing senior-level financial advisory services. From April 2009 until May 2014, Mr. Ferko served as Senior Vice President for Republic Bank & Trust Company and also served as the Chief Risk Management Officer from April 2009 through December 2012. From January 2008 through January 2009, Mr. Ferko served as Chief Financial Officer for Philips BU Professional Luminaires North America, a manufacturer of lighting fixtures and controls. From 1998 through January 2008, he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Genlyte Group Incorporated, the predecessor to Philips BU Professional Luminaires North America. Prior to 1998, he served in several finance positions for Tenneco Inc., including its automotive and packaging divisions, and as Chief Financial Officer for Monroe Auto Equipment Company and Goss Graphic Systems. Mr. Ferko is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee.