Nelda J. Connors has been a director of Boston Scientific since December 2009. Ms. Connors is the founder, chairwoman and chief executive officer of Pine Grove Holdings, LLC, a privately held investment company that acquires and operates small-to-middle market businesses primarily focused in power generation, SAAS, advanced material and transportation/logistics end-markets. She served as president and chief executive officer of Atkore International Inc., formerly the Electrical and Metal Products division of Tyco International, before it became a privately held company in December 2010. Prior to joining Tyco, she served as vice president at Eaton Corporation where she held several positions in operations, continuous improvement, and general management. Prior to joining Eaton, Ms. Connors was employed in a number of executive and management capacities in diversified industrial and automotive end-markets. Her work over 25 years has involved responsibilities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Ms. Connors serves as a director of Baker Hughes, BorgWarner Inc., and Zebra Technologies Corporation, and serves as an independent advisor to Nissan North America. She previously served as a Class B director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and on the boards of Atkore, Blount International, CNH Industrial, N.V., Clarcor, Inc., Echo Global Logistics, EnerSys Inc. and Vesuvius plc. She was formerly an appointed member for the Takata Independent Quality Assurance Panel to investigate the airbag inflator recall. Ms. Connors received her B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton.