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Covia Holdings Corp (CVIA.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Navarre

58 2019 Chairman of the Board, Interim President, Interim Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Eich

38 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Campbell Jones

57 2018 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Brian Richardson

45 2018 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Gerald Clancey

48 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Rory O'Donnell

2019 Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer, Controller

Jeffrey Scofield

2018 Director

William Conway

90 2018 Independent Director

Kurt Decat

53 2018 Independent Director

Jean-Luc Deleersnyder

56 2018 Independent Director

Michel Delloye

63 2018 Independent Director

Charles Fowler

72 2016 Independent Director

Stephen Hadden

62 2015 Independent Director

William Kelly

68 2005 Independent Director

Jean-Pierre Labroue

56 2018 Independent Director

Olivier Lambrechts

38 2018 Independent Director

Matthew LeBaron

46 2018 Independent Director

Matthew Schlarb

2018 Director Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Navarre

Mr. Richard A. Navarre is Chairman of the Board, Interim President, Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Navarre currently provides advisory services to the energy industry and investment firms. Mr. Navarre served as the President and Chief Commercial Officer of Peabody Energy Corporation from February 2008 until he retired in June 2012. He previously served as Peabody Energy’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer from July 2006 to January 2008 and as Chief Financial Officer from October 1999 to June 2008. Mr. Navarre is currently an independent Director, member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Conflicts Committee for Natural Resource Partners LP, a diversified natural resource company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, independent Director and Member of the Audit and Nominating & Governance Committees for Arch Coal and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Civeo Corporation, and he was previously Chairman of the Board of Directors of United Coal Company, LLC. He is a member of the Hall of Fame of the College of Business at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a member of the Board of Advisors of the College of Business & Administration and the School of Accountancy of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Mr. Navarre is a Certified Public Accountant and received his B.S. in Accounting from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Andrew Eich

Mr. Andrew Eich is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Andrew served as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Unimin since June 2016. From 2012 to June 2016, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Unimin. From 2004 to 2012, Andrew served in a variety of roles at Aetos Capital including roles in M&A, portfolio management, corporate finance and investor relations. He started his career at KPMG LLP in New York, where he worked from 2002 to 2004 in KPMG’s assurance practice. Andrew received a B.A. in Management Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University and is a CPA (inactive) and CFA charter holder.

Campbell Jones

Mr. Campbell J. Jones is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Unimin since 2015 and has been a member of the Unimin Board since 2015. He has also served as Group Chief Operating Officer of Sibelco since 2016. Mr. Jones has been with Sibelco or its affiliates since 2000. He was Managing Director of Sibelco Australia Limited from 2006 to 2014 and Executive General Manager/Chief Operating Officer of Sibelco Australia Limited from 2000 to 2006. Prior to joining Unimin, Mr. Jones was Executive General Manager at Commercial Minerals from 1997 to 2000 and Managing Director at Envirotech Australia from 1992 to 1997. Mr. Jones received a B.E. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of New South Wales.

Brian Richardson

Mr. Brian J. Richardson is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. rian served as Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer at Fairmount Santrol since 2015. In this capacity, he provided leadership for the company’s Human Resources, Information Technology, Risk Management, Sustainable Development and Internal Communications functions. Prior to joining the company, he was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the Global Finishes Group of The Sherwin-Williams Company. Brian received a B.A. in Finance from Baldwin-Wallace College and M.B.A. from The Ohio State University.

Gerald Clancey

Mr. Gerald L. Clancey has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. Mr. Clancey has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of Fairmount Santrol since 2015. In this role, he has responsibility for domestic and international sales into the proppant and Industrial & Recreational (I&R) channels as well as leadership for supply chain and logistics. Previously, Mr. Clancey served as Fairmount Santrol’s Executive Vice President of Supply Chain and I&R sales since 2011, Vice President of Sales for I&R from 2002 to 2011, and General Sales Manager for Fairmount Santrol’s TechniSand resin-coated foundry division from 1998 to 2002. He was previously President of the Foundry Educational Foundation and served several terms on its board of directors. Mr. Clancey received a B.S. from Kent State University and M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

Rory O'Donnell

Mr. Rory F. O'Donnell, Jr. is Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer, Controller of the Company. He has served as our Senior Vice President, Accounting and Tax since February 2019. Prior to joining us, Mr. O’Donnell served as Senior Vice President and Controller of Signet Jewelers, Ltd. from October 2014 to February 2019, Assistant Controller of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. from June 2012 to October 2014, and Assistant Controller of Ferro Corporation from June 2011 to June 2012. Mr. O’Donnell also provided audit and advisory services while employed by KPMG from September 1999 to June 2011. Mr. O’Donnell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Dayton, and is a certified public accountant licensed in the State of Ohio.

Jeffrey Scofield

Mr. Jeffrey B. Scofield is Director of the Company. He is a Managing Director and the Chief Operating Officer of Lime Rock Partners, a venture capital and private equity firm focused on the energy industry. Mr. Scofield joined Lime Rock Partners in May 2005, where he focuses on oilfield service and exploration and production opportunities in the oil, gas and coal sectors in North America and select international markets. Prior to joining Lime Rock, he held positions in the investment banking groups of Harrison Lovegrove & Co. and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and, following its acquisition, Credit Suisse. Mr. Scofield serves on the Board of Directors of Augustus Energy Partners II, Capstone Natural Resources II, EnerMech, OiLSERV, Revelation Energy, San Jacinto Minerals II, SDI Gas, TEC Well Service, and Wayfinder Resources. Mr. Scofield holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University.

William Conway

Mr. William E. Conway is Independent Director of the Company. After he and other investors acquired Best Sand in 1978, Mr. Conway invested in Wedron Silica in 1984, along with Charles D. Fowler and the Wedron Silica management team. Best Sand and Wedron Silica then merged to form Fairmount Minerals, now known as Fairmount Santrol, in 1986. Mr. Conway served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Best Sand from 1978 until 1984 and Fairmount Minerals from 1984 to 1996. From 1996 until 2010, he served as Chairman of the Fairmount Board. Prior to entering the industrial minerals business in 1978, Mr. Conway held positions with Pickands Mather & Co., Diamond Shamrock Corporation and Midland-Ross Corporation. In addition, he has served as the executive director of several NYSE companies. Mr. Conway serves on the boards of directors of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, University School and Cleveland Botanical Garden. Mr. Conway received a B.S. from Yale University and completed the Executive Program at the University of California, Berkeley.

Kurt Decat

Mr. Kurt Decat is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Decat has been the Chief Financial Officer of Sibelco since joining Sibelco in 2015. Prior to joining Sibelco, Mr. Decat served for 13 years as the Chief Finance Officer and as a director of Taminco Corporation, a global specialty chemical company. Earlier in his career, Mr. Decat held a number of finance, procurement and audit positions at Coopers Lybrand, FedEx Corporation, Minit Group and Domo Inc. Mr. Decat holds a masters degree in commercial engineering and a MBA from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Jean-Luc Deleersnyder

Mr. Jean-Luc Deleersnyd is of the Company. Mr. Deleersnyder has been Chief Executive Officer of Sibelco since 2014. Mr. Deleersnyder joined Sibelco in April 2006 and served as CEO Europe and Group Chief Operating Officer prior to his appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of Sibelco in 2014. Prior to joining Sibelco, from 1996 to 2006, he was Executive Vice President of Umicore SA. He started his career at McKinsey & Co. where he worked from 1988 to 1996. Mr. Deleersnyder received a M.S. in Electro-mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Operations Management, both from University of Ghent (Belgium).

Michel Delloye

Mr. Michel Delloye is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Delloye has been a permanent representative of Cytifinance SA on the board of directors of Sibelco and the chairman of the Audit Committee of Sibelco since 2016. He started his career at the audit firm Deloitte Haskins & Sells in 1981, where he worked until 1984. In 1984, he joined Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, a major investment group based in Brussels. Mr. Delloye served as Finance Director of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert from 1984 to 1988, was President of The Lambert Brussels Capital Corporation (New York) from 1988 to 1990 and was General Manager of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert from 1990 to 1992. Between 1992 and 1996, Mr. Delloye was Managing Director (CEO) of RTL Group, the leading European TV and radio group based in Luxembourg. He served as the CEO and President of Central Media European Enterprise (London) between 1997 and 1998. Between 2000 and 2002, he was the General Manager of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert in Brussels. Since then, he has been an active long-term investor in medium size European companies and has served as an independent board member of several listed and unlisted companies, mainly in Belgium. Mr. Delloye was a director of Compagnie du Bois Sauage SA from 2007 to 2011, serving as Chairman during 2010-2011, and served as an independent director of Telenet Group Holding NV from 2003 until 2015. Mr. Delloye is currently a member of the board of a number of major companies in Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland, including Vandemoortele, Matexi Group Holding and Matexi NV, Brederode, Schréder, Cosucra, Adswizz SA, Beqom and Unified Post, and is the chair of the audit committee of four of such companies.

Charles Fowler

Mr. Charles Fowler serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Fowler has served as a Director of Fairmount Santrol since 1984 and as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Fairmount Board. Mr. Fowler and the Wedron Silica management team partnered with William E. Conway in 1984 to acquire Wedron Silica and ultimately merge it with Mr. Conway’s company, Best Sand, to create Fairmount Minerals (now Fairmount Santrol). Mr. Fowler served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Fairmount Santrol from 1996 until his retirement in 2013. He served as the past Chairman of the board of Case Western Reserve University and continues to serve on the board of Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Fowler is also on the boards of directors of Flying Horse Farms, DDC Clinic and the Greater Cleveland Water Alliance. He received a B.S. from Purdue University and completed the Executive MBA program at Case Western Reserve University. Due to his experience as Fairmount Santrol’s former President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Fowler is particularly well qualified to serve on the Combined Company Board.

Stephen Hadden

Mr. Stephen J. Hadden is Independent Director of Company. Mr. Hadden has over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, having served in various management roles for Texaco Inc., now Chevron Corporation, and more recently as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Exploration and Production for Devon Energy Corporation from 2004 until 2009. Mr. Hadden is currently a Director of Ulterra Drilling Technologies, the leading PDC bit supplier in the U.S., and serves as a Senior Executive Advisor for Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC, a leading alternative investment management firm. Previously, Mr. Hadden was a Director of LINN Energy, from 2013 until 2017, and with Berry Petroleum Company from February 2011 until its merger with LINN Energy. Mr. Hadden also served with the following entities: The Advisory Board of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Upstream Committee of the American Petroleum Institute, and the Western States Petroleum Association. He has a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.

William Kelly

Mr. William P. Kelly is Independent Director of the company. He served as Chairman and CEO of Unifrax Corporation, a worldwide producer of industrial, inorganic fibers, from 1996 to 2006. Prior to forming Unifrax, he held various roles for The Carborundum Company including responsibility for all operations in Europe while living in Manchester, England. Mr. Kelly serves on the boards of Unifrax and Smart Source Computer Rentals. Mr. Kelly was a member of the Executive Council of American Securities, an unpaid, 21-member advisory committee, from 2010 through early 2017. He received a B.S. in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University and an M.B.A. from Duquesne University and is a graduate of the Tuck Executive Program at Dartmouth.

Jean-Pierre Labroue

Mr. Jean-Pierre Labroue is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Labroue has served as the permanent representative of Calavon Finance SAS on the board of directors of Sibelco since 2017 and as the President of Calavon Finance SAS since its incorporation in May 2017. From December 2012 to December 2016, he served as Group General Counsel and Head of Legal and Compliance of Solvay, an international chemical group, where he also supervised mergers & acquisitions. From 2004 until 2011, he served as Group General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of the international chemical group Rhodia, which was acquired by Solvay in 2011, first supervising the legal function and later also mergers & acquisitions and public affairs. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Labroue was Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Aventis Pharma SA. From 1989 to 1999, he worked at Rhone-Poulenc, including working in Rhône-Poulenc Chimie’s legal department from 1989 to 1993, working in the American Rhône-Poulenc Rorer’s headquarters in Collegeville, PA from 1993 to 1996 and serving as Vice President & General Counsel, Europe and International of Rhône-Poulenc Rorer from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Labroue began his career in 1988 with the Jeantet & Associés law firm in Paris. Mr. Labroue holds post graduate law degrees from the University of Paris X Nanterre, completed the ESSEC-IMD business school program and obtained an LL.M. degree in corporate law and finance from Widener University.

Olivier Lambrechts

Mr. Olivier Lambrechts is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. LeBaron has served as Chairman of the Fairmount Board since 2010. Mr. LeBaron is a co-founder of LeBaronBrown Industries, a private investment holding company focused on investing in industrial businesses. He was previously a Managing Director at American Securities, which he joined in 1999. Mr. LeBaron serves on the board of United Distribution Group, an American Securities portfolio company, and has previously served on the boards of numerous other private and public companies. Previously, Mr. LeBaron was a private equity investor at Bain Capital, Inc. and a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. He received a B.A. from Amherst College and a MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Matthew LeBaron

Mr. Matthew F. LeBaron serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. LeBaron has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2010. Mr. LeBaron is a co-founder of LeBaronBrown Industries, a private investment holding company focused on investing in industrial businesses. He was previously a Managing Director at American Securities, which he joined in 1999. Mr. LeBaron serves on the board of United Distribution Group, an American Securities portfolio company, and has previously served on the boards of numerous other private and public companies. Previously, Mr. LeBaron was a private equity investor at Bain Capital, Inc. and a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. He received a B.A. from Amherst College and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

Matthew Schlarb