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Anixter International Inc (AXE.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Samuel Zell

77 1985 Independent Chairman of the Board

William Galvin

56 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Theodore Dosch

59 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance

Scott Ramsbottom

45 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Justin Choi

53 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Rodney Smith

61 2013 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

William Geary

48 2017 Executive Vice President - Network & Security Solutions

Robert Graham

51 2015 Executive Vice President- Electrical & Electronic Solutions

Orlando McGee

57 2018 Executive Vice President - Operations

Robert Eck

60 2018 Director

James Blyth

78 1995 Independent Director

Frederic Brace

61 2009 Independent Director

Linda Bynoe

66 2006 Independent Director

F. Philip Handy

74 1986 Independent Director

Melvyn Klein

76 1985 Independent Director

Jamie Moffitt

49 2018 Independent Director

George Munoz

67 2004 Independent Director

Scott Peppet

49 2014 Independent Director

Valarie Sheppard

55 2015 Independent Director

William Simon

59 2019 Independent Director

Charles Swoboda

52 2019 Independent Director

Kevin Burns

2019 SVP Investor Relations & Treasurer

Biographies

Name Description

Samuel Zell

Mr. Samuel F. Zell, J.D., is Independent Chairman of the Board of Anixter International, Inc. He is Director since 1984, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company since 1985; Founder and Chairman since 1968 of Equity Group Investments, a private investment company; Chairman of the Board of Trustees since May 2014 of Equity Commonwealth, an equity real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns and operates office properties; Chairman of the Board since September 2005, Director since 1999, and President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from July 2002 until December 2004, of Covanta Holding Corporation, an energy-from-waste company. Mr. Zell is also Founder and Chairman of the Board of Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc., a manufactured home community and resort REIT; Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Equity Residential, an apartment REIT. Mr. Zell is the father-in-law of Scott R. Peppet. Mr. Zell is an active investor in public and private companies around the world. He is a well-known figure in the finance, corporate and real estate sectors and he provides companies in which he invests with strategic direction and access to a network of resources across a broad range of industries. Mr. Zell is affiliated with our largest investor and as Chairman strongly promotes the creation of long-term stockholder value.

William Galvin

Mr. William A. Galvin is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Anixter International Inc, effective July 1, 2018. He Director since 2018; President and Chief Executive Officer since July 2018; President and Chief Operating Officer from July 2017 to July 2018; Executive Vice President - Network and Security Solutions from 2007 to June 2017 of the company and of Anixter Inc., a subsidiary of the company; various executive and senior management positions since 1987 of Anixter Inc. Mr. Galvin has over 31 years of experience with the company in a wide variety of roles. As President and Chief Executive Officer, he brings detailed knowledge about our capabilities and initiatives, thereby facilitating the Board’s role in setting strategic direction.

Theodore Dosch

Mr. Theodore A. Dosch CPA, is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance of Anixter International Inc. He is Executive Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the Company since July 2011; Senior Vice President - Global Finance of the Company from January 2009 to June 2011; CFO - North America and Vice President - Maytag Integration at Whirlpool Corporation from 2006 to 2008; Corporate Controller at Whirlpool Corporation from 2004 to 2006; CFO - North America at Whirlpool Corporation from 1999 to 2004. Mr. Dosch has also been a Director of UGI Corporation since 2017.

Scott Ramsbottom

Mr. Scott H. Ramsbottom is an Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the Company. He is Executive Vice President - Chief Information Officer since February 2015; Senior Vice President Global Information Services from February 2014 to February 2015. Mr. Ramsbottom held various roles in the information services group since joining the Company in 1999.

Justin Choi

Mr. Justin C. Choi is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Anixter International Inc., since May 2013. He is Executive Vice President - General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of the Company since May 2013; Vice President - General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of the Company from June 2012 to May 2013; Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary -Trustwave Holdings from January 2011 to June 2012; Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary - Andrew Corporation from March 2006 to December 2007; Vice President of Law - Avaya Inc. from September 2000 to February 2006.

Rodney Smith

Mr. Rodney A. Smith is Executive Vice President - Human Resources of Anixter International Inc., since May 2013. He is Executive Vice President - Human Resources of the Company since May 2013; Vice President - Human Resources from August 2006 to May 2013.

William Geary

Mr. William C. Geary II is Executive Vice President - Network & Security Solutions of the company. He Executive Vice President - Network & Security Solutions of the Company since July 2017; Senior Vice President - Global Markets - Network & Security Solutions from January 2017 to June 2017. Before moving to Anixter, Mr. Geary served 22 years and held a variety of senior management roles at Accu-Tech.

Robert Graham

Mr. Robert M. Graham is an Executive Vice President- Electrical & Electronic Solutions of the Company. He is Executive Vice President - Electrical & Electronic Solutions of the Company since July 2015; Senior Vice President - U.S. Electrical and Electronic Wire and Cable from 2011 to 2015. Mr. Graham came to Anixter with the acquisition of the Pentacon business in September 2002, and since then, he has held various senior leadership roles for Anixter’s former OEM Fastener business with his most recent position before joining the Wire & Cable division being Senior Vice President for the North American business.

Orlando McGee

Mr. Orlando McGee is Executive Vice President - Operations of the company. He is Executive Vice President - Operations of the Company since January 2018; Senior Vice President - Strategic and EMEA Operations from August 2017 to January 2018; Senior Vice President - Strategic Operations from June 2016 to August 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. McGee served in a number of management positions at Cintas Corporation from 2012 to 2016, most recently as Vice President Distribution & Logistics.

Robert Eck

Mr. Robert J. Eck is Director of Anixter International Inc. He is Director since 2008; Chief Executive Officer from 2008 to 2018, and President from July 2008 to June 2017, of the company and of Anixter Inc., a subsidiary of the company; various executive and senior management positions since 1990 of Anixter Inc. Director of Ryder System, Inc. since 2011 and a member of the Board of Trustees for Marquette University since September 2014. Through his long tenure with our company in a variety of leadership roles, Mr. Eck has unique knowledge and insight into the complexities of our businesses, competitive and financial positions, and strategic opportunities and challenges. As the Chief Executive Officer of our company for 10 years, Mr. Eck presided over substantial growth in revenues and profitability, and expansion in geographic scope, service offerings and product line. He is a key contributor to the Board’s evaluation of the company’s strategic plans.

James Blyth

Lord James Blyth is Independent Director of Anixter International, Inc., since 1995. He is Director since 1995; Chairman since May 2014 of Greycastle Holdings Ltd., a reinsurance business; Senior Advisor from 2007 to 2014, Vice Chairman from 2004 to 2007 and Partner from 2002 to 2004 of Greenhill and Co. Inc., an investment bank; Vice Chairman of MiddleBrook Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2008 to 2010; Chairman from 2000 to 2008 of Diageo plc, a global premium beverage company. Lord Blyth brings to the Board important perspectives in the areas of international business, compensation and governance through his leadership of large multinational companies. He was the former Chief Executive and then Chairman of The Boots Company, a UK-based company involved in retailing, manufacturing and property. His experience on multiple boards provides an important global perspective on management and governance issues, and his experience and stature in the U.K. business community contributes to the Board’s diversity of experience and viewpoints. Lord Blyth is one of the Audit Committee financial experts.

Frederic Brace

Mr. Frederic F. Brace is Independent Director of Anixter International Inc., since 2009. He is Director since 2009; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 2012 of Beaucastel LLC, a consulting company; Director, President and Chief Executive Officer from 2015 to 2017 of Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc., an exploration and production company (in April 2016, Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code; it emerged from bankruptcy in October 2016); President from January 2014 to December 2014 of Niko Resources Ltd., an exploration and production company; various executive officer positions from 2010 to March 2012 at The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, a retail food business (in December 2010, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code; it emerged from bankruptcy in March 2012); Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2002 to 2008 and various senior management positions since 1988 of UAL Corporation, an air transportation company. Director of iHeartMedia, Inc.; former director of Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc., Niko Resources, Edison Mission Energy and The Standard Register Company. Mr. Brace’s experience as a Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and head of strategy for several large public companies augments the Board’s insight into our financial and strategic performance. He also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee of iHeartMedia, Inc. Mr. Brace is one of the Audit Committee financial experts.

Linda Bynoe

Ms. Linda Walker Bynoe is an Independent Director of Anixter International, Inc. She is Director since 2006; President and Chief Executive Officer since 1995 of Telemat Ltd., a project management and consulting firm, and Chief Operating Officer from 1989 to 1995. Director of Prudential Retail Mutual Funds and Northern Trust Corporation; Trustee of Equity Residential; former director of Simon Property Group, Inc. Ms. Bynoe served as a Vice President-Capital Markets for Morgan Stanley from 1985 to 1989, joining the firm in 1978. Ms. Bynoe’s experience as a director of other large public companies and in management consulting, accounting, strategic planning and corporate governance assists the Board in setting the strategic direction of the company and in adopting sound internal control and governance practices. She is one of the Audit Committee financial experts and chairs the Nominating and Governance Committee.

F. Philip Handy

Mr. F. Philip Handy is Independent Director of Anixter International, Inc. since 1986. He is Director since 1986; a private investor; Founder and Chief Executive Officer since 1980 of Winter Park Capital, an investment firm; Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2015 of Strategic Industries, LLC, a diversified global manufacturing enterprise; Board member of several non-profit organizations including Excellence in Education National and The McCain Institute; former director of Owens Corning, Inc., Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc., the Florida State Board of Education, WCI Communities, Inc., Rewards Network Inc., the National Board for Education Sciences, Lighting Science Group and Stand for Children. Mr. Handy’s role as the Chief Executive Officer of a global manufacturer adds to the Board’s international perspective. His previous membership on the compensation committee of another large public company provides additional perspective to our Compensation Committee, which he chairs. Mr. Handy has formerly served as vice-chairman of the Board of the National Board for Education Sciences and the chairman of the Florida State Board of Education. His involvement with public policy issues contributes to the Board’s diversity of experience and viewpoints.

Melvyn Klein

Mr. Melvyn N. Klein is Independent Director of Anixter International, Inc. since 1985. He is Director since 1985; a private investor; Founder of Melvyn N. Klein Interests; President from 1987 until 2008 of JAKK Holding Corp., the managing general partner of the investment partnership GKH Partners, L.P.; Attorney and counselor-at-law since 1968; Director and Chairman of the Board of Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. until January 2019 when he became Director and Chairman Emeritus; director of Harbert, Inc. and JAKK Holding Corp.; former Chairman of the Board of Visitors of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Mr. Klein has served on the Board during the entire evolution of our strategy and has helped guide us through several challenging economic and financial periods. He has been the President and CEO of two American Stock Exchange listed companies: Altamil Corporation and Eskey, Inc. In addition, Mr. Klein had an integral role in successfully building a number of industry-leading companies, including Savoy Pictures Entertainment, Inc. (subsequently merged with IAC Interactive), Santa Fe Energy Resources, Inc. (subsequently merged in part with Chevron and in part with Devon Energy) and the predecessors of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, Archrock Inc. and Exterran Corp. Mr. Klein was appointed by President Reagan to the Executive Committee of the President’s Private Sector Survey on Cost Control in the Federal Government (Grace Commission) and by President Clinton to the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy. He has been a member (since 1996) and a director (since 1997) of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. His education as an attorney and experience in government and as an entrepreneur, corporate leader and investor, and his extensive public company board experience, assist the Board in its risk evaluation, corporate governance and oversight role.

Jamie Moffitt

Ms. Jamie Henikoff Moffitt is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Moffitt is Director since 2018; Vice President for Finance & Administration and CFO since 2012, and various finance and administration positions since 2003, of the University of Oregon, a large public research university. Ms. Moffitt served on the Audit Committee of the PAC-12 Athletic Conference. Ms. Moffitt brings to the Board extensive operational experience managing a wide range of administrative functions for a large, complex organization with over 6,500 employees and roughly 23,000 students. She holds executive responsibility for oversight of approximately 25 departments including human resources operations, budget and resource planning, treasury operations, financial services, employee and labor relations, environmental health and safety, emergency management, risk management and insurance, university police, campus planning, design and construction, facilities operations, parking and transportation, and utilities and energy.

George Munoz

Mr. George Munoz, CPA, J.D., is Independent Director of Anixter International, Inc. He is Director since 2004; Principal of Muñoz Investment Banking Group, LLC, and partner with the law firm of Tobin & Muñoz since 2001; President and Chief Executive Officer from 1997 to 2001 of Overseas Private Investment Corporation; Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer from 1993 to 1997 of the U.S. Treasury Department; Director of Marriott International, Inc., Altria Group, Inc. and Laureate Education, Inc. He is also a Trustee of the National Geographic Society since 2004. Mr. Muñoz maintains legal and investment banking practices. As a former President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and a former Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Treasury, he also brings foreign investment and governmental experience to the Board. He is a Certified Public Accountant and chairs the audit committees of Altria Group, Inc. and Laureate Education, Inc.

Scott Peppet

Mr. Scott R. Peppet is Independent Director of Company. Mr. Peppet is a Director since 2014; President of the Chai Trust Company, LLC since 2018; Professor of Law since 2000 at the University of Colorado Law School; Director of Equity Lifestyle Properties, member of the Investment Committee of Chai Trust Company, LLC and the Ownership Committee of Equity International. Mr. Peppet is the son-in-law of Samuel Zell. Mr. Peppet brings experience in contracts, negotiations, complex transactions, legal ethics, privacy law and technology to the Board along with an outstanding record of leadership and deep experience in the legal field. He has authored several articles on the ways in which information technologies are changing markets and the policy implications of such technologies, which have been presented at the Federal Trade Commission, the International Conference on Privacy and Data Protection, the Privacy Law Scholars Conference, and other invited venues. Mr. Peppet’s work has been recognized in various news publications, including the New York Times and on National Public Radio.

Valarie Sheppard

Ms. Valarie L. Sheppard is Independent Director of Anixter International Inc. Ms. Sheppard is Director since 2015; Senior Vice President, Comptroller and Treasurer since 2013 and Vice President and Comptroller since 2005 of The Procter & Gamble Company, a leading manufacturer and marketer of packaged consumer goods; Board member of the Cleveland Federal Bank. Ms. Sheppard brings to the Board important perspective on international business from a large multi-national corporation. She also brings expertise on business unit finance, strategy development, mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance matters. Ms. Sheppard has experience serving on multiple non-profit and joint venture boards. Ms. Sheppard is one of the Audit Committee financial experts.

William Simon

Mr. William S. Simon is appointed as Independent Director of the Company, effective March 1, 2019. Mr. Simon is Director since 2019; Senior Advisor since 2014 to KKR, an investment firm, and President since 2014 of WSS Venture Holdings, LLC, a consulting and investment company; President and Chief Executive Officer from 2010 to 2014 and Chief Operating Officer from 2007 to 2010, of Walmart U.S., a leading retail corporation; director of Darden Restaurants, Inc. and Chico’s FAS Inc.; former director of Agrium, Inc. Mr. Simon brings to the Board extensive operational experience as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of a leading complex global company. He has experience serving on multiple public company boards.

Charles Swoboda

Mr. Charles M. Swoboda is appointed as Independent Director of the Company, effective Mrach 1, 2019. Mr. Swoboda is Director since 2019; President since 2017 of Cape Point Advisors, LLC, a private consulting company; Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2017, Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2005 to 2017, and director from 2000 to 2017 of Cree Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer of semiconductors and lighting products. Mr. Swoboda was formerly the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a public company with 17 years of experience serving on the board of a public company. He brings to the Board extensive experience in technology and strategic planning, with deep expertise of the electrical and lighting businesses.

Kevin Burns

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