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Blue Bird Corp (BLBD.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kevin Penn

57 2016 Independent Chairman of the Board

Philip Horlock

62 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Phillip Tighe

65 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Roberts

67 2015 Chief Administrative Officer

Paul Yousif

44 2016 General Counsel and Corporate Treasurer, Corporate Secretary

Mark Terry

60 2016 Chief Commercial Officer

Gurminder Bedi

71 2015 Independent Director

Chan Galbato

56 2016 Independent Director

Douglas Grimm

55 2017 Independent Director

Alan Schumacher

72 2015 Independent Director

Connor Wentzell

28 2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kevin Penn

Mr. Kevin Penn serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company since June 3, 2016. He has served as a Managing Director of American Securities LLC since 2009. Mr. Penn is currently Chairman of the Board of Blue Bird Corporation and Learning Care Group, as well as a director of Frontier Spinning Mills and Ulterra Drilling Technologies. Mr. Penn is also a director of Unified Logistics, an investment of ACI Capital Co., LLC. Prior to joining American Securities, Mr. Penn founded and headed ACI Capital Co., LLC (in 1995). Previously, Mr. Penn was Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for a family investment company, First Spring Corporation, where he managed private equity, direct investment, and public investment portfolios. Earlier in his career, Mr. Penn was a Principal with the private equity firm Adler & Shaykin, and was a founding member of the Leveraged Buyout Group at Morgan Stanley & Co. Mr. Penn holds a B.S. degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School with high distinction. Mr. Penn has been selected to serve on our board of directors based on his knowledge of School Bus Holdings and his experience as a board member of, and executive with, private equity firms that invest in other manufacturing companies.

Philip Horlock

Mr. Philip Horlock is a President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Horlock served as School Bus Holdings’ CFO and Chief Administrative Officer, starting in January 2010. Before joining School Bus Holdings, Mr. Horlock spent over 30 years with Ford Motor Company, where he held senior executive positions in Finance and Operations worldwide. His last three positions with Ford were Chairman & CEO of Ford Motor Land Development, Controller of Corporate Finance, and CFO Ford Asia Pacific & Africa. While at Ford, Mr. Horlock served on the Advisory Board of Mazda Motor Corporation and also previously served as a director of LoJack Corporation. Mr. Horlock holds a B.S. degree in Psychology and Mathematics from Sheffield University in England. He also completed the Ford Executive Development Program (Capstone) through the University of Michigan. Mr. Horlock has been selected to serve on our board of directors because of his automotive and school bus industry experience and the results that he has achieved with School Bus Holdings during his tenure.

Phillip Tighe

Mr. Phillip Tighe serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Tighe was appointed School Bus Holdings’ Chief Financial Officer in March 2012, and the Company’s Chief Financial Officer upon completion of the Business Combination in February 2015. Before joining School Bus Holdings, Mr. Tighe worked for the Ford Motor Company for 36 years, holding a variety of positions that included financial control and strategic planning, both domestically and internationally, and has been stationed in North America, South America, Asia and Europe. Immediately prior to joining School Bus Holdings, Mr. Tighe was based in Shanghai with Ford where he was Executive Director of Strategy and Business Planning from 2006 to 2011. His prior positions included Vice President, Finance and Planning Ford Asia Pacific & Africa, CFO Ford Mexico, CFO Mazda Europe and CFO Ford Venezuela. Mr. Tighe holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne and an M.B.A. degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia.

Thomas Roberts

Mr. Thomas Roberts serves as Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. Mr. Roberts was appointed the Company’s Chief Administrative Officer in November 2015. From 2008 until his appointment in November 2015, Mr. Roberts provided advisory and consulting services to Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, LLC, an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., as well as numerous portfolio companies, including Blue Bird Corporation, through TAR Consulting, LLC, an unaffiliated company. Such services included advice with respect to strategic, organizational, legal and compliance matters. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Roberts served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Controls Group of Invensys, plc, a global provider of automation and information technologies. Prior to 2006, Mr. Roberts was a partner at a large global law firm where he advised corporations, consulting firms and other clients on a broad range of legal issues, including unfair competition, litigation, employment, governance and sensitive internal investigations. Mr. Roberts holds a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts from DePauw University and a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University.

Paul Yousif

Mr. Paul Yousif JD, serves as General Counsel and Corporate Treasurer, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Yousif was appointed the Company’s General Counsel and Corporate Treasurer in December 2016. From 2011 to February 2015, Mr. Yousif served as School Bus Holdings’ Vice President of Legal Affairs/Corporate Treasurer, and he served as the Company’s Vice President of Legal Affairs, Corporate Treasurer and Corporate Secretary upon completion of the Business Combination in February 2015 until December 2016. Mr. Yousif has held the position of Corporate Treasurer since joining School Bus Holdings in 2007. Mr. Yousif’s current role also includes managing Treasury, Payroll, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable. Immediately prior to joining School Bus Holdings, Mr. Yousif worked for Visteon (an automotive component manufacturer) from 2000 to 2007, holding various management positions including Manager of Global Materials Analysis, and CFO of GCM-Visteon, LLC (a manufacturing joint venture between GCM and Visteon). Mr. Yousif holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Detroit and a Juris Doctor and Master of Science in Taxation from Wayne State University.

Mark Terry

Mr. Mark Ashburn Terry serves as Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. Mark Terry was appointed the Company’s Chief Commercial Officer in April 2016. Mr. Terry most recently served as General Manager at Yancey Power Systems, which included Yancey Bus Sales & Service, the Company’s dealer in Georgia, from April 2000 to April 2016. Mr. Terry oversaw Yancey’s on-highway interests, growing sales revenue by more than $150 million. Yancey Bus Sales & Service was named Blue Bird Dealer of the Year in 2015. Mr. Terry also previously headed Yancey Truck Centers, a Navistar truck dealership, and Stowers Engines and Power Products, a Caterpillar dealership. Before these positions, Mr. Terry worked in corporate roles at Caterpillar for 17 years, including covering national accounts and dealer development, as well as various internal marketing positions in Earthmoving, OEM Sales and Engine business units. Mr. Terry holds a B.A. degree in Advertising and Marketing from the University of Alabama.

Gurminder Bedi

Mr. Gurminder S. Bedi serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has been a Class I director of the Company since February 23, 2015, and is a private investor. He served as Vice President of Ford Motor Company from October 1998 until his retirement after a 30 year career in December 2001. From 1998 until his retirement, Mr. Bedi was the Vice President of North America Truck, responsible for vehicle development and business and technical strategies. At Ford, his positions included President of Ford Argentina and Brazil, head of North American Quality and a variety of other senior management positions in product development, manufacturing and strategy. Mr. Bedi was, until December 2014, Chairman of Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR) and served on its audit and governance committees. Mr. Bedi is a director of KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), serving on its governance and compensation committees, and previously served as a director of Actuant Corporation (NYSE: ATU), serving on its governance and compensation committees. A graduate of George Washington University with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mr. Bedi also earned an M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from the University of Detroit. Mr. Bedi has been selected to serve on our board of directors because of his experience and education in finance. Moreover, with his strong background in the automotive, truck and bus sector, Mr. Bedi provides our Company and the board of directors with in-depth knowledge of the industry.

Chan Galbato

Mr. Chan W. Galbato serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has been director of the Company since February 24, 2015, and has been the Chief Executive Officer of Cerberus Operations & Advisory Company, LLC (“COAC”) since March 2012. He joined COAC as a Senior Operating Executive in 2009. Prior to joining COAC, Mr. Galbato was President and CEO of the Controls Group of businesses for Invensys plc, a global technology company. Prior to his position with Invensys, he served as President of Services and of the commercial distribution arm of companies for The Home Depot; President and Chief Executive Officer of Armstrong Floor Products, a division of Armstrong World Industries; Chief Executive Officer of Choice Parts, a joint venture start-up; and President and Chief Executive Officer of Coregis Insurance Company, a GE Capital company. He spent 14 years with General Electric Company, holding several operating and finance leadership positions within their various industrial divisions (including Transportation Locomotive Systems, Aircraft Engines, Medical Systems and Appliances). Mr. Galbato serves as Chairman of the Board of Avon Products, Inc. and as a director of DynCorp International, Electrical Components International, Inc., FirstKey Homes LLC, New Avon, LLC, Staples Solutions B.V. and Steward Health Care, LLC. In addition, Mr. Galbato served as Chairman of the Board of School Bus Holdings from 2009 to June 2016. Mr. Galbato also served as a director of the publicly traded Brady Corporation for seven years, including as Lead Director, and as Chairman of Guilford Mills, Inc., Chairman of North American Bus Industries, Inc., Chairman of YP Holdings, LLC, and director of Tower International. Mr. Galbato holds an M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago and a B.A. degree in Economics from the State University of New York. Mr. Galbato has been selected to serve on our board of directors based on his knowledge of School Bus Holdings and his operational experience with large companies.

Douglas Grimm

Mr. Douglas J. Grimm serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Grimm is the owner and President of V-to-X, LLC, which is focused on advising and investing in the mobility sector, since April 2017. From December 2015 to April 2017, Mr. Grimm served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Metaldyne Performance Group (NYSE: MPG). Mr. Grimm was previously (starting in August 2014) Co-President in connection with the merger of Grede Holdings LLC, HHI Group Holdings and Metaldyne LLC, three established automotive suppliers. Mr. Grimm has also served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Grede Holdings LLC and its legacy business, Citation Corporation, since January 2008. Prior to co-founding Grede Holdings LLC, Mr. Grimm served as Vice President - Global Ford, Materials Management, Powertrain Electronics & Fuel Operations of Visteon Corporation, from 2006 to 2008. Prior to that time, Mr. Grimm spent five years at Metaldyne as a Vice President in various executive positions, including Commercial Operations, General Manager of Forging and Casting Operations, as well as having responsibility for global purchasing and quality. Before joining Metaldyne in 2001, Mr. Grimm was with Dana Corporation, and served in various executive positions including Vice President - Global Strategic Sourcing. Prior to that, Mr. Grimm spent 10 years at Chrysler Corporation in progressive management positions. Mr. Grimm holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Management from Hiram College (OH), and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Detroit. Mr. Grimm has been selected to serve on our board of directors based on his extensive executive experience in the automotive industry.

Alan Schumacher

Mr. Alan H. Schumacher serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has been director of the Company since February 23, 2015, and was a member of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board from 2002 through June 2012. Mr. Schumacher has 23 years of experience working in various positions at American National Can Corporation and American National Can Group, where from 1997 until his retirement in 2000, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and from 1988 through 1996, he served as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Schumacher has served as a director of School Bus Holdings since 2008. He is also a director of BlueLinx Holdings, Inc., Albertsons Companies Inc., Evertec Inc. and Warrior MetCoal. Mr. Schumacher was a director of Anchor Glass Container Inc. from 2003 to 2006, of Equable Ascent Financial, LLC from December 2009 through February 2012, of Quality Distribution Inc. from 2004 to August 2015, and of Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation from 2008 to November 2016. Mr. Schumacher has been selected to serve on our board of directors based on his financial and accounting expertise (including his qualification as a financial expert), experience in the oversight of financial reporting and internal controls, experience as an officer and director of public companies and his knowledge of School Bus Holdings.

Connor Wentzell

Mr. Connor Wentzell is the Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wentzell has been a Class III director of the Company since November 30, 2018, and has been an associate of American Securities LLC since 2014. Prior to joining American Securities, Mr. Wentzell worked at Evercore Partners from 2012 to 2014, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and strategic advisory assignments. Mr. Wentzell holds an A.B. degree in Economics from Harvard University and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Mr. Wentzell has been selected to serve on our board of directors based on his knowledge of School Bus Holdings and his experience as a board member of, and executive with, private equity firms that invest in other manufacturing companies.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Kevin Penn

155,000

Philip Horlock

2,457,550

Phillip Tighe

1,096,680

Thomas Roberts

875,936

Paul Yousif

--

Mark Terry

--

Gurminder Bedi

100,000

Chan Galbato

105,000

Douglas Grimm

100,000

Alan Schumacher

110,000

Connor Wentzell

--
As Of  29 Sep 2018