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Balchem Corp (BCPC.OQ)

BCPC.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Theodore Harris

53 2017 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

William Backus

52 2018 Interim Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer

David Ludwig

60 2017 Vice President, General Manager,Industrial Products , Executive Officer and Vice President and General Manager, Specialty Products

Mark Stach

56 2017 General Counsel, Secretary

John Televantos

65 2010 Lead Independent Director

Paul Coombs

62 2010 Independent Director

David Fischer

55 2010 Independent Director

Daniel Knutson

61 2018 Independent Director

Perry Premdas

65 2017 Independent Director

Matthew Wineinger

51 2015 Independent Director

Mary Brush

2018 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Theodore Harris

Mr. Theodore L. Harris is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He has been a director, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since April 2015 and Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors since January 2017. Mr. Harris was employed by Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (formerly. Ashland Inc.) (NYSE), in various senior management positions, serving most recently as Senior Vice President, President Performance Materials, from November of 2014 to April 2015. Prior to this position, from 2011 to 2014, he served as Senior Vice President, President Performance Materials & Ashland Supply Chain, and prior to that, Vice President, President Performance Materials & Ashland Supply Chain. Mr. Harris’ broad managerial, international, operational and sales experience, as well as his proven track record of developing and implementing strategies for delivering sustainable, profitable growth, make him a valuable member of our Board of Directors.

William Backus

Mr. William A. Backus, CPA, has been appointed Interim Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer effective October 26, 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Backus was the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since June 2014. He was Chief Accounting Officer and Assistant Treasurer of the Company since June 2011, and was Controller of the Company from January 2006 to June 2011. He was Controller of Stewart EFI, LLC, a precision metal component manufacturer, from 1999 through 2005.

David Ludwig

Mr. David F. Ludwig is Vice President, General Manager, Industrial Products , Executive Officer and Vice President and General Manager, Specialty Products of Balchem Corporation. He was Vice President and General Manager of Scott Specialty Gases, a manufacturer of high purity gas products and specialty gas blends, from September 1997 to June 1999. From 1986 to 1997 he held various international and domestic sales and marketing positions with Engelhard Corporation’s Pigments and Additives Division.

Mark Stach

Mr. Mark A. Stach is General Counsel, Secretary of the company. He was Assistant General Counsel of the Company from October 2015 until September 2017. Prior to that he was in private practice and was Assistant General Counsel for Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (formerly, Ashland Inc.) (NYSE), where he was lead counsel and member of the leadership teams for two of Ashland’s business units and supervised the commercial, global trade compliance and intellectual property functions within Ashland’s Law Department.

John Televantos

Dr. John Y. Televantos, Ph.D., is Lead Independent Director of Balchem Corportion. Dr. Televantos is a Partner at Arsenal Capital Partners, Inc., a private equity investment firm, where he leads the Chemicals and Materials practice of the firm. Dr. Televantos was formerly with Hercules, Inc., a chemical manufacturing company, as President of the Aqualon Division and as Vice President of Hercules, Inc. from April 2002 through February 2005. Dr. Televantos holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of London, United Kingdom. In addition to Dr. Televantos’ experience in the chemical manufacturing industry and management of publicly traded chemical manufacturing entities, Dr. Televantos is also significantly involved in private equity markets and processes involving chemical manufacturing companies. Collectively, these make Dr. Televantos a valuable member of the Board of Directors

Paul Coombs

Mr. Paul D. Coombs is Independent Director of Balchem Corporation. From April 2005 until his retirement in June 2007, Mr. Coombs served as the Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Tetra Technologies, Inc. (NYSE), an oil and gas services company, and from May 2001 to April 2005, as its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. From January 1994 to May 2001, Mr. Coombs served as Tetra’s Executive Vice President – Oil & Gas. Mr. Coombs is a director of Tetra and is a member of its Audit and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees. Mr. Coombs also serves as a director of CSI Compressco GP Inc., the general partner of CSI Compressco LP, CCLP (NASDAQ), a publicly traded limited “partnership”, both of which are subsidiaries of Tetra. Mr. Coombs has thirty-five years of experience in the oil and gas service and exploration industries, which, together with his entrepreneurial approach to management, provides the Board of Directors with essential counsel and insight into this area.

David Fischer

Mr. David B. Fischer is Independent Director of Balchem Corporation. Mr. Fischer is retired and prior to his retirement, he was a director and President and Chief Executive Officer of Greif, Inc. (NYSE), a supplier of industrial packing systems from November 2011 to October 2015. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Fischer was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Greif, and from 2004 to 2007, Mr. Fischer served as Greif’s Senior Vice President and Divisional President, Industrial Packaging & Services - Americas. He is currently a member of the Boards of Directors of Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE) and DOmedia LLC, a privately held company. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Habitat for Humanity International and the Wexner Medical Center of Ohio State University. Mr. Fischer holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University. Mr. Fischer’s management and leadership skills, developed over years of responsibility for complex, global manufacturing operations, and his intimate knowledge of mergers and acquisitions, position him as a critical component of our Board of Directors, as we look to grow both organically and by acquisition.

Daniel Knutson

Mr. Daniel E. Knutson is appointed as Independent Director of the company effective February 1, 2018. Until his retirement at the end of 2017, Mr. Knutson served as the Executive Vice President for Special Projects at Land O’Lakes, Inc. Land O’Lakes is one of America's premier agribusiness and food companies. Previously, Mr. Knutson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Land O’Lakes from 2000 to 2017, where he oversaw corporate finance, accounting, treasury, audit, information technology and strategy and played key roles in many of Land O’Lakes’ transactions. In addition, he was responsible for Land O’Lakes investment in Moark LLC. Mr. Knutson joined Land O’Lakes in 1978 and prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, he held several leadership roles within its finance and accounting groups. Our Company’s financial compliance programs and policies benefit from Mr. Knutson’s input and skilled guidance. Mr. Knutson’s combination of financial and international business management experience makes him a valuable member of our Board of Directors.

Perry Premdas

Mr. Perry W. Premdas is no longer Independent Director of Balchem Corporation. He is currently retired. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Premdas was Chief Financial Officer of Celanese AG, a chemical and plastics business spun-off by Hoechst AG and listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange and the NYSE. He was Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Centeon LLC from 1997 to 1998. Over his career, he has led treasury, finance, audit and investor relations functions of US and international companies and had general manager, executive and director roles in various wholly-owned and joint venture operations. Mr. Premdas holds a BA from Brown University and an MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE) until May 2015. Mr. Premdas has been our Audit Committee Chairman and the Board of Director’s audit committee financial expert since 2008. Mr. Premdas’ combination of financial and international business management experience in the chemical industry makes him a valuable member of our Board of Directors.

Matthew Wineinger

Mr. Matthew D. Wineinger is Independent Director of Balchem Corporation. Since June 2015, Mr. Wineinger has been the President/CEO of United Sugars Corporation, a privately held, leading marketer of sugar. Mr. Wineinger served as President of Bulk Ingredients from June 2010 to November 2014, and as President, Food and Industrial Ingredients of Tate & Lyle PLC (LSE) from March 2008 to June 2010. Mr. Wineinger’s twenty-six years of extensive global, operational and strategic industry experience, together with his previous knowledge of manufacturing operations involving many of the Company’s current raw materials, make him a valuable member of our Board of Directors, particularly as the Company focuses on development and supply of products to human food and nutrition industries.

Mary Brush

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Theodore Harris

2,307,520

William Backus

600,606

David Ludwig

645,612

Mark Stach

313,862

John Televantos

188,995

Paul Coombs

166,995

David Fischer

165,995

Daniel Knutson

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Perry Premdas

178,995

Matthew Wineinger

166,995

Mary Brush

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As Of  31 Dec 2017

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