Samford University


Gayla J. Delly

Gayla J. Delly ’80 has been chief executive officer of Benchmark Electronics, Inc., since Jan. 1, 2012, and has been its president since Dec. 21, 2006. She served Benchmark as the principal accounting officer and treasurer before becoming president. Delly was chief financial officer from May 2001 to December 2006, executive vice president from September 2004 to December 2006 and vice president of finance from November 2000 to September 2004. She also served as treasurer and controller from January 1996 to January 2002. Gayla Delly

From 1984 to 1995, Delly was senior audit manager of KPMG, LLP. She has been a director of Benchmark Electronics, Inc., since Nov. 8, 2011.

Delly had been a director of Flowserve Corp. since January 2008. She served as an independent director of Power-One, Inc., from March 2005 to November 2008. She is a certified public accountant and holds a degree in accounting from Samford University.

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