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Adient PLC (ADNT.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Frederick Henderson

60 2018 Independent Chairman of the Board

Douglas DelGrosso

57 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jeffrey Stafeil

49 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Cathleen Ebacher

56 2016 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Mark Skonieczny

49 2016 Vice President, Corporate Controller

John Barth

72 2018 Independent Director

Julie Bushman

57 2016 Independent Director

Peter Carlin

46 2018 Independent Director

Raymond Conner

63 2016 Independent Director

Richard Goodman

70 2016 Independent Director

Jose Gutierrez

2019 Independent Director

Barbara Samardzich

61 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Frederick Henderson

Mr. Frederick A. Henderson is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Chairman of the Board of Adient since October 2018 and Principal of The Hawksbill Group (a provider of strategic advisory services) since May 2018. Mr. Henderson served as interim Chief Executive Officer of Adient from June 2018 to September 2018. Mr. Henderson also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SunCoke Energy, Inc. (a producer of coke, a principal raw material in the blast furnace steelmaking process) and of SunCoke Energy Partners GP LLC (the general partner of SunCoke Energy Partners L.P., the publicly-traded master limited partnership of which SunCoke Energy, Inc. is a sponsor, and a coke producer and coal handling and mixing service company) from 2011 to 2017 and 2013 to 2017, respectively. He served as a Senior Vice President of Sunoco, Inc. until SunCoke’s initial public offering. He previously served in a number of senior management capacities at General Motors, including President and Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Henderson serves as a director of and as chair of the Audit Committee of Marriott International, Inc. Mr. Henderson previously served as a director of Compuware Corp. and chair of its Audit Committee until 2014.

Douglas DelGrosso

Mr. Douglas G. DelGrosso has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company., since October 1, 2018. Mr. Del Grosso was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Chassix Holdings, Inc. (a supplier of chassis, brake and powertrain components) from 2016 to 2018. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Henniges Automotive, Inc. (a provider of sealing systems, anti-vibration components and encapsulated glass systems) from 2012 to 2015. Mr. Del Grosso previously served as Vice President and General Manager of TRW Automotive (a supplier of automotive systems, modules and components) and, prior to that, as President and COO of Lear Corporation (a manufacturer of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems). He previously served on the Board of Directors of Lincoln Educational Services Corporation from 2014 to 2015.

Jeffrey Stafeil

Mr. Jeffrey M. Stafeil serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Stafeil was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Visteon Corporation from 2012 to 2016. Mr. Stafeil previously served on the Board of Directors, and as Audit Committee Chairman, of each of Mentor Graphics Corporation and Metaldyne Performance Group from 2014 to 2017.

Cathleen Ebacher

Ms. Cathleen A. Ebacher serves as Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Ms. Ebacher was the Vice President and Global General Counsel-Centers of Excellence of Johnson Controls and served in that role from 2012 to 2016.

Mark Skonieczny

Mr. Mark A. Skonieczny Jr., serves as Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Company. Mr. Skonieczny was the Vice President of Corporate Development of Johnson Controls from 2014 to 2016, the Vice President of Finance, Global Aftermarket of Johnson Controls' Power Solutions business from 2012 to 2014.

John Barth

Mr. John M. Barth is Independent Director of the Company. Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Controls, Inc. (a global diversified technology and industrial company). Mr. Barth served as interim Chairman of the Board of Adient from June 2018 to October 2018 and previously served as Adient’s Lead Director. Mr. Barth was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Controls from 2004 and 2002, respectively, until his retirement in 2007. Mr. Barth joined Johnson Controls in 1969 and held a number of leadership roles in the company prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, including service as Chief Operating Officer and head of the automotive business.

Julie Bushman

Ms. Julie L. Bushman serves as Independent Director of the Company. Executive Vice President, International Operations of 3M Company (a diversified technology company) since 2017. Ms. Bushman served as Senior Vice President, Business Transformation and Information Technology from 2013 to 2017, as Executive Vice President Safety & Graphics Business of 3M from 2012 to 2013, and as Executive Vice President Safety, Security and Protection Services Business of 3M from 2011 to 2012. Ms. Bushman previously served as Vice President and General Manager, Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Division of 3M, and as Division Vice President, Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Division of 3M. Ms. Bushman previously served as a director of Johnson Controls, Inc. until 2016.

Peter Carlin

Mr. Peter H. Carlin is Independent Director of the Company since June 4, 2018. Managing Director at Blue Harbour Group, L.P. (an investment management firm) (“Blue Harbour Group”) since 2014. Prior to joining Blue Harbour Group, Mr. Carlin was a Managing Member of Estekene Capital from 2009 to 2013, a Deputy Portfolio Manager at Alson Capital and a Buyside Research Analyst at Sanford Bernstein & Co. Mr. Carlin began his career at Morgan Stanley in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Mr. Carlin also serves as a director and a member of the Audit Committee, Nominating & Governance Committee and Risk Oversight Committee of Investors Bancorp, Inc. Mr. Carlin was appointed as a director by the Board, effective June 4, 2018, following an increase in the size of our Board pursuant to an agreement Adient entered into with Blue Harbour Group, one of our largest shareholders, on May 18, 2018.

Raymond Conner

Mr. Raymond Lee Conner serves as Independent Director of the Company. Retired Vice Chairman, The Boeing Company (an aerospace, commercial jetliners, and military defense systems company). Mr. Conner served as Vice Chairman of The Boeing Company from 2013 to 2017 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes from 2012 to 2016. Prior to those positions, Mr. Conner served as Executive Vice President of The Boeing Company, and led Sales, Marketing and Commercial Aviation Services for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He previously served as vice president and general manager of Supply Chain Management and Operations for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, vice president of Sales for Commercial Airplanes for Boeing Commercial Airplanes and as vice president of Sales for the Americas for Boeing. Mr. Conner held other positions of increasing responsibility since joining The Boeing Company in 1977. Mr. Conner serves as a director and a member of the Safety Committee of Alaska Air Group, Inc. Mr. Conner previously served as a director of Johnson Controls, Inc. until 2016.

Richard Goodman

Dr. Richard A. Goodman, Ph.D., serves as Independent Director of the Company. Retired senior finance executive, PepsiCo, Inc. (a global food and beverage company). Mr. Goodman previously served as Executive Vice President of Global Operations, PepsiCo from 2010 until his retirement in 2011 and as Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo from 2006 to 2010. He previously served in a variety of senior financial positions at that company, including CFO of PepsiCo International, CFO of PepsiCo Beverages International, and General Auditor. Mr. Goodman joined PepsiCo in 1992, having previously worked with W.R. Grace in a variety of global senior financial roles. Mr. Goodman serves as a director and as the chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Compensation and Benefits Committee of The Western Union Company, as a director and member of the Audit and Conflicts Committees of Pattern Energy Group Inc., and as a director of Toys “R” Us (not publicly-traded). Mr. Goodman previously served as a director of Kindred Healthcare, Inc. until 2018 and of Johnson Controls, Inc. until 2016.

Jose Gutierrez

Barbara Samardzich

Mrs. Barbara Jean Samardzich serves as Independent Director of the Company. Retired Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ford of Europe GmbH (an automotive and mobility company). Ms. Samardzich served in this role from 2013 to 2016. She served as Vice President, Product Development, Ford of Europe GmbH from 2011 to 2013. She previously served as Vice President, Global Product Programs, Ford of Europe GmbH, and Vice President, Powertrain Engineering, Ford of Europe GmbH. She held several key leadership roles in Ford’s Product Development organization and served in a variety of positions in Ford’s Powertrain Engineering organization. Prior to joining Ford in 1990, Ms. Samardzich worked as a thermal design engineer in Westinghouse Electric’s nuclear fuels division. Ms. Samardzich is also a director of AB SKF (listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange), BRP, Inc. (listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange) and Velodyne LiDAR (not publicly-traded). Ms. Samardzich previously served as a director of MTS Systems Corporation and on its Compensation Committee until 2017.

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