John McCartney was appointed Non-executive Chairman of the board in May 2010 and has served on Huron’s board since October 2004. He was the Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee until 2022, and the Chair of the Audit Committee from October 2004 through February 2010.
Mr. McCartney joined the executive management team of US Robotics in March 1984 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. At US Robotics, he served in various executive capacities, including as Executive Vice President, International, until serving as President and Chief Operating Officer from January 1996 until its merger with 3Com Corporation in June 1997. From June 1997 to March 1998, Mr. McCartney held the position of President of 3Com Corporation’s Client Access Unit.
Mr. McCartney was appointed a non-executive director of Datatec Limited, a public networking technology and services company, in July 2007, and currently serves as a member of the Nominating committee. He previously served as Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Datatec from October 1998 until May 2004. Since July 2019 Mr. McCartney has served as a director of EQT Corp., the largest natural gas producer in the United States. From July 2019 until May 2020, he served as Chairman of the Board and currently serves as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance and the Environmental and Public Policy committees. Since October 2022, Mr. McCartney has been a director of Granite Ridge Resources, Inc., a publicly traded company which holds non-operating interests in oil and gas producing leases in various basins throughout the United States. He serves as a member of the Audit and Compensation committees and as lead independent director since November 2022.
From August 2011 until October 2022, Mr. McCartney served on the board of Transco, Inc., a Chicago-based company that provides solutions to customers in the railroad, electric utility, process and manufacturing industries. From March 2011 until September 2013, Mr. McCartney served as Chairman of the board of Westcon Group, Inc., a specialty distributor of networking and communications equipment, whose board he joined in August 1998 and for which he previously served as Chairman from January 2001 until March 2009, and where he continued to serve as a director and member of the compensation committee until September 2017. Mr. McCartney served on the board of Rice Energy Inc., an independent natural gas company, from March 2015 until the company was sold in November 2017. Beginning in May 2009, he served on the board of Covance Inc., a drug development services company, until February 2015 when the company was sold. Mr. McCartney also served as Chairman of the board of directors of A.M. Castle & Co., a global distributor of specialty metal and plastic products, from January 2007 until April 2010. He served on that board from 1998 until March 2015. In addition, Mr. McCartney served as Chairman of the board of trustees of Davidson College from 2004 to 2008. Mr. McCartney received a B.A. in Philosophy from Davidson College and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.