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Forterra Inc (FRTA.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Chris Meyer

46 2017 Chairman of the Board

Jeffrey Bradley

56 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Charlie Brown

53 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Mark Carpenter

48 2016 President - Drainage Pipe & Products

William Kerfin

49 2016 President - Water Pipe & Products

Lori Browne

42 2016 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Ed Sexe

52 2016 Senior Vice President, General Manager

Matthew Wayman

37 2015 Vice President - Corporate Development

Kevin Barner

35 Director Nominee

Robert Corcoran

57 Director Nominee

Chadwick Suss

40 Director Nominee

Kyle Volluz

48 2016 Director

Grant Wilbeck

35 Director Nominee

Clinton McDonnough

61 2016 Independent Director

John McPherson

48 2016 Independent Director

Jacques Sarrazin

67 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Chris Meyer

Mr. Chris Meyer serves as Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Meyer has been a Managing Director of Hudson Americas L.P., an affiliate of ours and Lone Star, since February 2015. Mr. Meyer has oversight responsibility for a number of Lone Star’s private equity investments, including our company, and also assists with the due diligence and underwriting of potential operating company investments. Prior to joining Hudson Americas, Mr. Meyer held a number of positions with McKinsey & Company, Inc., a global management consulting firm, most recently serving as a Director (Senior Partner). While at McKinsey, Mr. Meyer managed the Dallas office, co-led the Consumer Practice group and co-founded McKinsey’s Consumer Marketing Analytics Center. Mr. Meyer has served as a member of the board of directors of Foundation Building Materials, Inc. since February 2017 and currently serves as a member of the board of directors of a number of privately held companies, including several for which he serves as chairman. Mr. Meyer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

Jeffrey Bradley

Mr. Jeffrey Bradley is a Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Bradley joined Forterra from Globe Specialty Metals, a publicly-traded producer of silicon metal and silicon based alloys, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 2008 through 2015, when the company was purchased by Ferroglobe plc. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Bradley served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Claymont Steel, a U.S. custom steel plate producer. Prior to Claymont Steel, Mr. Bradley held numerous key roles at Worthington Industries. Mr. Bradley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Loyola University.

Charlie Brown

Mr. Charlie Brown is appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company effective on or before September 25, 2017. He spent 14 years with Oldcastle Materials, a supplier of aggregates, asphalt, cement, ready-mix concrete and construction and paving services in North America, where he most recently served as Chief Financial Officer beginning in 2008. Mr. Charlie Brown joined Oldcastle Materials as a Vice President of Finance in 2003 and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Finance in 2007. Prior to Oldcastle Materials, Mr. Charlie Brown held various finance and senior management roles of increasing responsibility at Vulcan Materials Company, a producer of construction aggregates and aggregates-based construction materials, from 1996 to 2003, and at PPG Industries, a global manufacturer of paints, coatings, and specialty materials, from 1990 to 1996. Mr. Charlie Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Economics from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and a Master’s of Management from Northwestern University (Kellogg) in Evanston, Illinois.

Mark Carpenter

Mr. Mark Carpenter is a President - Drainage Pipe & Products of the Company. He has served as President, Drainage Pipe & Products since April 2016. Over the four months prior to his appointment as President, Mr. Carpenter served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Drainage Pipe & Products since January 2016. From May 2013 to December 2015, Mr. Carpenter served as the Senior Vice President for Hanson Engineered Products and was responsible for the North American pressure pipe, U.S. structural precast and Eastern Canada gravity pipe and precast businesses. Mr. Carpenter joined Hanson in October 2005 and managed a number of gravity pipe and precast businesses in the United States, including serving as Senior Vice President for Hanson Pipe & Precast West US from 2011 to August 2012 and assuming responsibility for all of U.S. Drainage Pipe & Products in August 2012 when he was appointed Senior Vice President Hanson Pipe & Precast US, a position he held through May 2013. Prior to joining Hanson, Mr. Carpenter served as Senior Consultant with Collinson Grant, where he led post-acquisition integration and restructuring assignments for Hanson across North America. His early career was with British American Tobacco in the United Kingdom and Russia. Mr. Carpenter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Brunel University, London and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Henley Business School.

William Kerfin

Mr. William Kerfin is a President - Water Pipe & Products of the Company. Mr. Kerfin has served as President, Water Pipe & Products since April 2016. Over the 13 months prior to his appointment as President, Mr. Kerfin served as Vice President of Sales for U.S. Pipe. From October 2010 through February 2015, Mr. Kerfin was the Vice President of Finance for Provisur Technologies, Inc., a leader in the food processing industry recognized for leading technologies and their global reach. From March 2006 through October 2010, Mr. Kerfin was the Vice President of Finance for Griffin Pipe Products Company, a customer-focused ductile iron pipe manufacturer. Prior to joining Griffin Pipe Products, Mr. Kerfin held various positions with Cameo Container, Square D Company, Helene Curtis Industries, Inc., Groupe Schneider, and Illinois Tool Works. Mr. Kerfin holds a Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Bachelor of Science in accountancy from De Paul University and received his Certified Public Accountant certificate from Illinois. Mr. Kerfin also served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1985 through 1993.

Lori Browne

Ms. Lori M. Browne is a Senior Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. He has served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel since June 2016 and previously served as Vice President and General Counsel from March 2015 to June 2016. From April 2007 through March 2015, Ms. Browne served first as General Counsel for Fairpay Solutions, Inc. through March 2014, and subsequently as Assistant General Counsel for Mitchell International, Inc. after Mitchell’s acquisition of Fairpay Solutions, Inc. Both Fairpay Solutions, Inc. and Mitchell International, Inc. provide health care technology services to property and casualty insurers. Prior to that, Ms. Browne was an attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP and Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP. Ms. Browne holds a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Texas School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M University. She is admitted to practice in the State of Texas.

Ed Sexe

Mr. Ed Sexe is a Senior Vice President, General Manager of the Company. He has served as Senior Vice President and General Manager since January 2016. Mr. Sexe has responsibility for our Structural & Specialty Products line, which is a part of our Water Pipe & Products business segment. Before joining Forterra, Mr. Sexe held a number of positions with Cretex Concrete Products, a producer of precast concrete infrastructure products, most recently serving as Vice President from March 2015 to December 2015 and Director of Sales from September 2009 to March 2015. Prior to joining Cretex Concrete Products in 1997, Mr. Sexe worked for Bartlett & West Engineers and the Kansas Department of Transportation. Mr. Sexe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from North Dakota State University.

Matthew Wayman

Mr. Matthew Wayman is a Vice President - Corporate Development of the Company. He has served as Vice President, Corporate Development since November 2015. From August 2012 through November 2015, Mr. Wayman served as Vice President of Strategy and Development for Oldcastle Building Products, Inc., an integrated building materials manufacturer and distributor, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Irish-based CRH plc. During his tenure at Oldcastle, Mr. Wayman also served as Vice President Operations for Oldcastle Precast, Inc. Prior to Oldcastle, Mr. Wayman worked as a turnaround and restructuring advisor with Macquarie Capital (USA), Inc. from April 2008 to September 2012. Prior to Macquarie Capital (USA), Inc., Mr. Wayman held investment banking roles at J.P. Morgan and Barclays Capital as well as a corporate finance position at Fleet Securities, Inc. Mr. Wayman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Science and Economics from Vanderbilt University.

Kevin Barner

Mr. Kevin J. Barner is a Director Nominee of the Company. Mr. Barner is a Managing Director of Lone Star North America Acquisitions LLC, an affiliate of ours and Lone Star, where he previously served as Director from June 2014 through December 2016, and where he focuses on origination and underwriting activities related to corporate private equity and debt investments throughout the Americas region. Prior to his current role, from August 2012 until June 2014, Mr. Barner was a Vice President at Hudson Americas L.P., an affiliate of ours and Lone Star, serving in an origination, underwriting, and asset management role on various operating company investments made by several of Lone Star’s funds. Prior to joining Hudson Americas, from March 2006 until August 2012, Mr. Barner served as a Vice President and Associate at The Halifax Group, a middle-market private equity firm with over $1.0 billion under management. While at Halifax, Mr. Barner was responsible for identifying, evaluating and sourcing private equity investment opportunities and was a board member or board observer for several of Halifax’s portfolio companies, including, Service Champ, Aptiv Solutions, North American Video, and XLA. From July 2004 until March 2006, Mr. Barner was an Analyst with BB&T Capital Markets Investment Banking platform specializing in mergers and acquisitions across a variety of industries. Mr. Barner has served as a member of the board of directors of Foundation Building Materials, Inc. since February 2017, served as a member of the board of directors of Continental Building Products, Inc. from March 2015 to March 2016 and currently serves as a member of the board of directors of a number of privately held companies.

Robert Corcoran

Mr. Robert J. Corcoran is a Director Nominee of the Company. He is Senior Advisor – Global Operations for Hudson Advisors LP, an affiliate of ours and Lone Star, a position he has held since January 2016. Mr. Corcoran was formerly President and Chief Operating Officer of Hudson Advisors, a position he held from July 2014 to December 2015, and prior to that served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Hudson Advisors starting in 1993. Before joining Hudson Advisors, Mr. Corcoran served as the Controller for Brazos Asset Management, Inc. and American Real Estate Group. Mr. Corcoran began his career with the accounting firm of Touche Ross & Co. in San Antonio. He is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Chadwick Suss

Mr. Chadwick S. Suss is a Director Nominee of the Company. Mr. Suss has been a Director of Hudson Americas L.P., an affiliate of ours and Lone Star, since July 2015 and prior to that, served as a Vice President starting in August 2013. His responsibilities include identifying investment opportunities, managing acquisition processes, driving portfolio company performance and working on investment exits. Mr. Suss’s asset management responsibilities include the building products and shipping businesses of Lone Star’s operating companies. Prior to joining Hudson Americas, Mr. Suss worked as a turnaround and restructuring advisor with AlixPartners from March 2009 to July 2013. Prior to AlixPartners, Mr. Suss held investment banking roles at J.P. Morgan and A.G. Edwards as well as corporate finance positions at S.C. Johnson. Mr. Suss served as a member of the board of directors of Continental Building Products, Inc. from February 2014 to March 2016.

Kyle Volluz

Mr. Kyle S. Volluz is a Director of the Company. Mr. Volluz has been a Managing Director with Hudson Advisors L.P., an affiliate of ours and Lone Star, since January 2015, and for the five years prior to that, a Director with Hudson Advisors, in each case, with responsibility for the management of the Legal Department. In such capacity, Mr. Volluz oversees all legal issues impacting operating companies that are affiliates of Lone Star within North America, as well as other corporate investments for which Hudson Advisors or its subsidiaries provide asset management services in North America. In particular, Mr. Volluz has been actively involved in the negotiation and closing of numerous lending transactions, acquisitions and asset sales for us and other Lone Star portfolio companies since joining Hudson Advisors in 2009. Previously, Mr. Volluz was Senior Vice President and Director of Legal Services for Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group, an affiliate of Goldman, Sachs & Co., a position he held from 2005 to 2009. Prior thereto, Mr. Volluz was an attorney with Baker Botts LLP and Thompson & Knight LLP, where he supported clients in various types of commercial banking transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private and public securities offerings and debt financing transactions. Mr. Volluz has served as a member of the board of directors of Foundation Building Materials, Inc. since February 2017, served as a member of the board of directors of Continental Building Products, Inc. from February 2014 to March 2016 and currently serves as a member of the board of directors of a number of privately held companies. Mr. Volluz graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona, and a Juris Doctor degree from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Grant Wilbeck

Mr. Grant Wilbeck is a Director Nominee of the Company. Mr. Wilbeck currently serves as Senior Managing Director of Lone Star North America Acquisitions LLC, an affiliate of ours and Lone Star, where he also served as a Managing Director from 2013 through December 2016. Mr. Wilbeck focuses on origination and underwriting activities related to corporate private equity and debt investments. Previously, from 2007 to 2013, he served in various capacities at Hudson Americas L.P., an affiliate of ours and Lone Star, with asset management responsibility across all retail and restaurant operating companies focusing on operational performance, capital structure and acquisition opportunities. Prior to joining Hudson Americas, Mr. Wilbeck was at APS Financial Corp. where he was a research analyst focused on distressed debt and special situations. Mr. Wilbeck has served as a member of the board of directors of Foundation Building Materials, Inc. since February 2017, served as a member of the board of directors of Continental Building Products, Inc. from February 2014 to March 2016 and currently serves as a member of the board of directors of a number of privately held companies.

Clinton McDonnough

Mr. Clinton D. McDonnough is a Independent Director of the Company. Mr. McDonnough has been the Managing Partner of McDonnough Consulting LLC, a consulting firm, since May 2016. Before retiring in June 2015, Mr. McDonnough served 38 years at Ernst & Young LLP, most recently serving as the Managing Partner of the firm’s Dallas office. In his role as Managing Partner, Mr. McDonnough was responsible for leading all day-to-day practice operations in one of the firm’s largest markets. Prior to serving as Managing Partner, Mr. McDonnough was the firm’s Managing Partner of Assurance & Advisory Business Services for the southwest area practice. Mr. McDonnough has been a member of the board of directors of UDR, Inc. and ORIX USA Corporation since February 2016 and April 2016, respectively, and has served as a member of our Advisory Board since July 1, 2015. Mr. McDonnough is also active in, and serves on the boards of, several charitable and educational organizations.

John McPherson

Mr. John R. McPherson is a Independent Director of the Company. Mr. McPherson has been Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Strategy Officer of Vulcan Materials Company, a publicly-traded producer of construction aggregates, asphalt mix and ready-mixed concrete, since July 2014. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. McPherson served in a number of roles for Vulcan, including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from January 2014 to July 2014, Senior Vice President – East Region from November 2012 to December 2013 and Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development from October 2011 to November 2012. Before joining Vulcan in October 2011, Mr. McPherson worked at McKinsey & Company, Inc., a global management consulting firm, beginning in 1995, most recently serving as Senior Partner from 2006 to 2011.

Jacques Sarrazin

Mr. Jacques Sarrazin is a Director Nominee of the Company. Mr. Sarrazin has also been a Partner at and President of JMH Conseil, a strategy and development consulting firm, since 2015. Mr. Sarrazin has also been an Affiliate Partner at Lindsay Goldberg, a private equity fund, since 2015. Prior to 2015, Mr. Sarrazin held a number of executive positions with Lafarge SA, a French industrial company, over a period of almost 25 years, most recently serving as Group Vice President of Strategy from 2007 to 2014. Prior to Lafarge, Mr. Sarrazin was employed by Pechiney, an aluminum company, and served as a research fellow at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. Mr. Sarrazin holds a degree in Mining Engineering from Ecole des Mines, Nancy and a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.