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Belden Inc (BDC.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Stroup

52 2016 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Hendrikus Derksen

49 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance

Glenn Pennycook

55 2017 Executive Vice President, Enterprise Solutions and Broadband Solutions

Dhrupad Trivedi

51 2017 Executive Vice President, Network Solutions

Roel Vestjens

43 2017 Executive Vice President, Industrial Solutions and Broadcast IT Solutions

Brian Anderson

43 2015 Senior Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Paul Turner

54 2017 Senior Vice President of Sales

Dean McKenna

49 2015 Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Ross Rosenberg

48 2014 Senior Vice President - Strategy & Corporate Development, Executive Officer

Douglas Zink

42 2013 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

Diane Brink

59 2017 Director

David Aldrich

61 2007 Independent Director

Lance Balk

60 2000 Independent Director

Steven Berglund

66 2013 Independent Director

Judy Brown

49 2008 Independent Director

Bryan Cressey

69 2016 Lead Independent Director

Jonathan Klein

60 2015 Independent Director

George Minnich

68 2010 Independent Director

John Monter

70 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Stroup

Mr. John S. Stroup is a President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Company. His experience in strategic planning and general management of business units of other public companies, coupled with his in-depth knowledge of the Company, makes him an integral member of the Board and a highly qualified intermediary between management and the Company’s non-employee directors. From 2000 to the date of his appointment with the Company, he was employed by Danaher Corporation, a manufacturer of professional instrumentation, industrial technologies, and tools and components. At Danaher, he initially served as Vice President, Business Development. He was promoted to President of a division of Danaher’s Motion Group and later to Group Executive of the Motion Group. Earlier, he was Vice President of Marketing and General Manager with Scientific Technologies Inc. Mr. Stroup received a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Stroup is a director of RBS Global, Inc. RBS Global manufactures power transmission components, drives, conveying equipment and other related products under the Rexnord name.

Hendrikus Derksen

Mr. Hendrikus P. C. Derksen is a Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance of the Company. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Corporate Finance from July 2011 to December 2011 and Treasurer and Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis of the Company from January 2010 to July 2011. In August of 2003, he became Vice President, Finance for the Company’s EMEA division, after joining the Company at the end of 2000. Prior to joining the Company, he was Vice President and Controller of Plukon Poultry, a food processing company from 1998 to 2000, and has 5 years’ experience in public accounting with Price Waterhouse and Baker Tilly. Mr. Derksen has a M.A. in Accounting from the University of Arnhem in the Netherlands and holds a doctoral degree in Business Economics in addition to an Executive Master of Finance & Control from Tias Business School in the Netherlands.

Glenn Pennycook

Mr. Glenn Pennycook is Executive Vice President, Enterprise Solutions and Broadband Solutions of the company. Prior to that, Mr. Pennycook was Executive Vice President, Enterprise Solutions since May 2013. Before serving in that role, Mr. Pennycook as President of the Enterprise Solutions Division, after joining Belden in November 2008. Prior to joining the Company, he spent 5 years with Pregis Corporation as Director of Operations for Protective Packaging Europe, and was promoted to Managing Director for Western Europe in 2005. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario, Canada.

Dhrupad Trivedi

Mr. Dhrupad Trivedi is Executive Vice President, Network Solutions of the company. He became the Executive Vice President of the former Industrial IT Solutions segment and former Network Security Solutions segment in April 2013 and August 2016, respectively. Prior to that, he was responsible for the Corporate Development and Strategy function since joining Belden in January 2010. Earlier, he was President, Trapeze Networks. Prior to joining the Company, he was responsible for General Management and Corporate Development roles at JDS Uniphase. He has 18 years of experience in the Networking and Communications industry. Dhrupad has an MBA from Duke University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Roel Vestjens

Mr. Roel Vestjens is Executive Vice President, Industrial Solutions and Broadcast IT Solutions of the Company. Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice President, Broadcast Solutions since March 2014. Mr. Vestjens joined Belden in 2006 as Director of Marketing for the EMEA region. In April 2008, Mr. Vestjens was promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing for the Industrial Solutions business, and in January 2009, he was appointed General Manager of Belden’s Wire and Cable Systems business in EMEA. Mr. Vestjens relocated to Asia in November 2010, and became President of the APAC OEM business, followed by President of all APAC Operations in May 2012. Mr. Vestjens joined Belden from Royal Philips Electronics where he held various European sales and marketing positions. Mr. Vestjens holds a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science and Management degree from Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands.

Brian Anderson

Mr. Brian E. Anderson is a Senior Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company. Prior to that, he served as Corporate Attorney for the Company from May 2008 through March 2015. Prior to joining Belden, Mr. Anderson was in private practice at the law firm Lewis Rice. Mr. Anderson has a B.S.B. in Accounting and an M.B.A. from Eastern Illinois University and holds a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis.

Paul Turner

Mr. Paul Turner has been Senior Vice President of Sales of the company, since February 2017. Mr. Turner joined Belden in 2006, and has held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility within Belden’s sales organization since that time. Before joining Belden, Mr. Turner spent five years in the private sector in a subcontract manufacturing company based in the United Kingdom, ultimately serving in the post of Managing Director. Prior to that experience, Mr. Turner spent 13 years with the 3M Company in the United Kingdom, holding roles of increasing responsibility within 3M’s commercial organization across the EMEA region.

Dean McKenna

Mr. Dean McKenna is a Senior Vice President, Human Resources of the Company. Prior to joining Belden, he was Vice President of Human Resources for the international business of SC Johnson. Prior to SC Johnson, he worked in various senior international human resource, organizational development and talent positions at Ingredion, Akzo Nobel and ICI Group PLC. He received his degree in Strategic Human Resource Management at the Nottingham Business School in the United Kingdom.

Ross Rosenberg

Mr. Ross Rosenberg is a Senior Vice President - Strategy & Corporate Development and Executive Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, he led corporate development and global marketing at First Solar, the world’s largest provider of utility-scale solar power plant solutions. Prior to First Solar, Mr. Rosenberg ran a division of Danaher, a large diversified industrial technology company. At Danaher, he held several executive management roles, as well as vice president, marketing for a division and group vice president, strategy and business development. Mr. Rosenberg holds a B.S. in Accounting from University of Illinois, an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Douglas Zink

Mr. Douglas Zink is a Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Prior to that, he has served as the Company’s Vice President, Internal Audit; Corporate Controller; and Director of Financial Reporting, after joining Belden in May 2007. Prior to joining the Company, he was a Financial Reporting Manager at TLC Vision Corporation, an eye care service company, from 2004 to 2007, and has five years of experience in public accounting with KPMG LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Accounting from Texas Christian University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Diane Brink

Ms. Diane Brink is Director of the Company. The Board recruited Ms. Brink based on her marketing expertise and experience as a senior marketing executive at a Fortune 100 technology company. Ms. Brink currently serves as a management consultant and Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor with the Kellogg Markets & Customers Initiative at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to her retirement in 2015, Ms. Brink served in a variety of roles at IBM, most recently as Chief Marketing Officer, IBM Global Technology Services. Ms. Brink attended Stony Brook University, where she received a B.S. degree in computer science. She received her M.B.A. degree from Fordham University. Ms. Brink is a member of the Dean’s Council in the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University.

David Aldrich

Mr. David J. Aldrich is an Independent Director of the Company. The Board recruited Mr. Aldrich based on his experience in high technology signal transmission applications and for his experience as a Chief Executive Officer of a public company. From April 2000 to May 2014, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (“Skyworks”). In May 2014, Mr. Aldrich was named Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Skyworks. In May of 2016, Mr. Aldrich was named Executive Chairman of Skyworks. Skyworks is an innovator of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling mobile connectivity. In September 2017, Mr. Aldrich was appointed to the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Acacia Communications, Inc. (“Acacia”). Acacia is a leading provider of high-speed coherent optical interconnect products. Mr. Aldrich also serves on the Board of Directors of the Semiconductor Industry Association. Mr. Aldrich received a B.A. degree in political science from Providence College and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Rhode Island.

Lance Balk

Mr. Lance C. Balk J.D. is an Independent Director of the Company. In September, 2010, Mr. Balk was appointed as General Counsel of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation. Previously, Mr. Balk served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics from November 2007 to January 2010. From May 2006 to November 2007, he served in those positions with Dade Behring, a leading supplier of products, systems and services for clinical diagnostics, which was acquired by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics in November 2007. Previously, he had been a partner of Kirkland & Ellis LLP since 1989, specializing in securities law and mergers and acquisitions. The Board originally recruited Mr. Balk based on his expertise in advising multinational public and private companies on complex mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. He provides insight to the Board regarding business strategy, business acquisitions and capital structure. Mr. Balk received a B.A. degree from Northwestern University and a J.D. degree and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago.

Steven Berglund

Mr. Steven W. Berglund is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Berglund’s experience as a director, president and chief executive officer of Trimble Navigation Limited, a technology based firm providing positioning and location solutions, since March 1999 make him highly qualified to serve on the Company’s Board. Prior to joining Trimble, Mr. Berglund was President of Spectra Precision, a group within Spectra Physics AB. Mr. Berglund’s business experience includes a variety of senior leadership positions with Spectra Physics, and manufacturing and planning roles at Varian Associates. He began his career as a process engineer at Eastman Kodak. Mr. Berglund attended the University of Oslo and the University of Minnesota where he received a B.S. in chemical engineering. He received his M.B.A. from the University of Rochester. Mr. Berglund is a member of the board of directors of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, where he is also the vice chairman of the construction sector board, and a member of the board of trustees of World Education Services.

Judy Brown

Ms. Judy L. Brown is an Independent Director of the Company. In recruiting Ms. Brown, the Board sought a member with international experience in finance and accounting to help the Company pursue its strategic global focus. As an employee of Ernst & Young for more than nine years in the U.S. and Germany, she provided audit and advisory services to U.S. and European multinational public and private companies. She served in various financial and accounting roles for six years in the U.S. and Italy with Whirlpool Corporation, a leading manufacturer and marketer of appliances. In 2004, she was appointed Vice President and Controller of Perrigo Company, a leading global healthcare supplier and the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of over-the-counter pharmaceutical products sold under store brand labels. She was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Perrigo in 2006 and served as Executive Vice President Business Operations and Chief Financial Officer from 2016 until her departure from Perrigo Company on February 27, 2017. In April 2017, Ms. Brown was appointed Senior Vice President Global Business Solutions & Finance of Amgen Corporation, the world’s largest biotechnology company. In this role she oversees the Global Business Solutions, Global Internal Audit, Tax and Treasury organizations and Full Potential initiatives for Finance. She received a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois; an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago; and attended the Aresty Institute of Executive Education of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Brown also is a Certified Public Accountant.

Bryan Cressey

Mr. Bryan C. Cressey is an Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Cressey previously served as Chairman of the Board from 1988-2016. For the past thirty years, Mr. Cressey has been a General Partner and Principal of Golder, Thoma and Cressey, Thoma Cressey Bravo, and Cressey & Company, all private equity firms, the last of which he founded in 2007. The firms have specialized in healthcare, software and business services. He is also a director of Select Medical Holdings Corporation, a healthcare services company, and several privately held companies. He was a director of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company until 2012. Mr. Cressey’s years of senior-level experience with public and private companies in diverse industries, his legal and business education and experience, and his regular interaction with the equity markets make him highly qualified to serve on the Company’s Board. Mr. Cressey received a B.A. degree from the University of Washington and a J.D. degree and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard University.

Jonathan Klein

Mr. Jonathan C. Klein is an Independent Director of the Company. The Board recruited Mr. Klein for his extensive experience within the broadcast industry, more specifically his experience with programming, production, and over-the-top distribution models. Since 2012, Mr. Klein has served as the CEO and Co-Founder of TAPP Media, an over-the-top subscription video platform which operates paid channels built around personalities. From 2004 to 2010, he served as President of CNN leading the U.S. network to its highest ratings and profitability. Previously he had been the Founder and CEO of the FeedRoom, a pioneering online video aggregation site, developing new online advertising concepts which have become industry standards today. From 1996 to 1998 he served as Executive Vice President of CBS News, overseeing prime time programming and strategic planning for in-house studio productions. Mr. Klein attended Brown University where he received a B.A. degree in history.

George Minnich

Mr. George E. Minnich is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Minnich served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ITT Corporation from 2005 to 2007. Prior to that, he served for twelve years in several senior finance positions at United Technologies Corporation, including Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Otis Elevator and of Carrier Corporation. He also held various positions within Price Waterhouse from 1971 to 1993, serving as an Audit Partner from 1984 to 1993. Mr. Minnich served on the Board of Trustees of Albright College from 2008 to 2014, is a member of the Board and Audit Committee of Kaman Corporation, an aerospace and industrial distribution company, and a Board member and Audit Committee Chair of AGCO Corporation, a maker of a broad range of tractors, combines, sprayers, forage and tillage equipment, implements and hay tools. His extensive financial and accounting experience gained over 35 years plus his experience on other public company boards was important to the Board in connection with his initial election. His senior level operational background provides the Board with additional insights into multinational industrial companies. Mr. Minnich received a B.S. degree in Accounting from Albright College.

John Monter

Mr. John M. Monter is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Monter served as a director of Belden 1993 Inc. beginning in 2000 and was appointed to the Company’s Board at the time of the merger of Belden 1993 Inc. and Cable Design Technologies Corporation in 2004. During his career, Mr. Monter has served in the general manager position for three companies, two manufacturers and a construction services company. Previous to his general management experience, Mr. Monter worked in several marketing and sales positions, including holding worldwide responsibilities in both marketing and sales for a multinational manufacturing company. His broad general management and sales and marketing experience at the policy-making level particularly qualifies him to serve on the Company’s Board. From 1993 to 1996, he was President of the Bussmann Division of Cooper Industries, Inc. Bussmann is a multi-national manufacturer of electrical and electronic fuses, with ten manufacturing facilities in four countries and sales offices in most major industrial markets around the world. From 1996 through 2004, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Brand Services, Inc. (“Brand”) and also a member of the board of directors of its parent companies, Brand DLJ Holdings (1996-2002) and Brand Holdings, LLC (2002-2006). He was named Chairman of Brand DLJ Holdings in 2001 and Chairman of Brand Holdings, LLC in 2002. From January 1, 2005 through April 30, 2006, he served as Vice Chairman of Brand Holdings, LLC. Brand is a supplier of scaffolding and specialty industrial services. Mr. Monter received a B.S. degree in journalism from Kent State University and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago.

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