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Forterra Inc (FRTA.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Chris Meyer

47 2017 Chairman of the Board

Jeffrey Bradley

57 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Charlie Brown

53 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Mark Carpenter

49 2016 President - Drainage Pipe & Products

Richard Hunter

56 2018 Chief Operating Officer

Lori Browne

43 2017 Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Vikrant Bhatia

40 2017 Executive Vice President

David Lawrence

2018 Vice President of Investor Relations and Treasury

Richard Cammerer

44 2018 Director

Rafael Colorado

40 2018 Director

Robert Corcoran

58 2016 Director

Dominic LaValle

40 2018 Director

Chad Lewis

35 2018 Director

Kyle Volluz

49 2016 Director

Clinton McDonnough

62 2016 Independent Director

John McPherson

49 2016 Independent Director

Jacques Sarrazin

68 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Chris Meyer

Mr. Chris Meyer serves as Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Meyer has been Senior Managing Director of Lone Star North America Acquisitions, L.P., an affiliate of ours and Lone Star, since April 2018, where he leads all acquisition efforts for Lone Star in North America. Prior to his role at Lone Star, Mr. Meyer served as Managing Director of Hudson Americas L.P., a related party of Lone Star and ours, from February 2015 through April 2018, where he had oversight responsibility for all of Lone Star’s private equity investments, including our company, and also assisted 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. As our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Bradley brings a deep understanding of our business, operations and strategic planning to the Board. Mr. Bradley also has extensive industry and public company experience gained through his prior service as Chief Executive Officer of Globe Specialty Materials and Claymont Steel, where he successfully led each company through its initial public offering and its early stages as a public company. Mr. Bradley’s board service will also provide a direct and open channel of communications between the Board and management.

Charlie Brown

Mr. Charlie Brown II is appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company effective on or before September 25, 2017. Prior to joining Forterra, Mr. Brown 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. 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. 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. Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Economics from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and a Master of Management from Northwestern University (Kellogg) in Evanston, Illinois.

Mark Carpenter

Mr. Mark Carpenter is a President - Drainage Pipe & Products of the Company. 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.

Richard Hunter

Mr. Rich Hunter is appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the company effective June 4, 2018. He has served as Executive Vice President, Lean Manufacturing - Electrical Products for Trinity Industries, Inc., a diversified industrial company providing products and services to the energy, chemical, agriculture, transportation, and construction sectors, from September 2016 through May 2018, where he previously served as President, Parts & Components, LLC from January 2016 to August 2016 and as Vice President and Chief Manufacturing Officer from June 2013 to December 2016. Prior to joining Trinity Industries, Mr. Hunter served as Vice President, Crane Business System at Crane Corporation, a diversified industrial manufacturing firm, as Vice President, Global Operations of Terex Corporation, a global manufacturer of lifting and material handling solutions, and Vice President of Operations, Tool Group Division for Danaher Corporation, a global manufacturer and service provider to professional, medical and industrial customers. Early in his career, Mr. Hunter rose through various roles of increasing responsibility first at General Motors Corporation and later at Delphi Corporation, a global automotive components manufacturer. Mr. Hunter holds a Masters of Business Administration, Operations and Strategic Planning from Purdue University, a Master’s in Manufacturing Management from Kettering University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University.

Lori Browne

Ms. Lori M. Browne is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the company. 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 represented a variety of business clients in private practice 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 law in the State of Texas.

Vikrant Bhatia

Mr. Vikrant Bhatia is Executive Vice President of the company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Bhatia served as Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at Copart, Inc., a publicly-traded global provider of online auctions and vehicle remarketing services, from January 2016 through January 2017 and as Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives from December 2014 through January 2016. Before joining Copart, Mr. Bhatia spent 16 years at Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm, in various roles and with numerous responsibilities, most recently serving as Partner and Managing Director from 2009 to December 2014. Mr. Bhatia holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Finance and MIS from the University of Virginia.

David Lawrence

Richard Cammerer

Mr. Richard “Chip” Cammerer, Jr. is Director of the company. Mr. Cammerer has been a Managing Director with Hudson Advisors L.P., a related party of Lone Star and ours, since January 2016. Mr. Cammerer has over 20 years of experience within the commercial and investment banking industry, advising corporate clients and boards on a range of strategic and financial transactions. He served as Managing Director of Consumer & Retail Investment Banking Group at RBC Capital Markets LLC from June 2014 to January 2016. From 2006 to June 2014, he held various roles within Citigroup Global Markets Inc.’s investment banking arm in New York, most recently being promoted to Managing Director of the industry team in 2010. Previously, he held roles in Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Banc of America Securities LLC and Bank of America, N.A. Mr. Cammerer served as Non-Executive Director of Forterra plc., a former affiliate of ours, from March 2016 to April 2017 and currently serves as a member of the board of other private companies. Mr. Cammerer holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration in Finance from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Vanderbilt University with a dual concentration in Finance and Accounting.

Rafael Colorado

Mr. Rafael Colorado is Director of the Company. He is a Director with Hudson Advisors L.P., or Hudson, an related party of the Company and Lone Star Fund IX (U.S.), L.P., or Lone Star, which beneficially owns the Company's controlling stockholder, Forterra U.S. Holdings, LLC, where Mr. Colorado advises on legal issues impacting operating companies that are affiliates of Lone Star within North America, as well as other corporate investments for which Hudson or its subsidiaries provide underwriting and asset management services in North America, a position he has held since January 2016. In particular, Mr. Colorado has been actively involved in the negotiation and closing of numerous acquisitions, asset sales and lending transactions, for the Company and other Lone Star portfolio companies. This is Mr. Colorado’s second stint with Hudson having previously served as a Vice President from 2008 to 2012. Before rejoining Hudson, Mr. Colorado was a Partner at the law firm of Perkins Coie LLP, from 2012 to 2016, where he supported clients in various types of mortgage banking transactions, private and public securities offerings, debt financing transactions and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to his time at Hudson, Mr. Colorado was an attorney with Bank of America and a Certified Public Accountant with Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Colorado currently serves as a member of the board of directors of a number of privately held companies. Mr. Colorado graduated from the University of Texas at Austin where he obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Master of Professional Accounting degree. Mr. Colorado also received a Juris Doctor degree with honors from the University of Texas School of Law. Mr. Colorado is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.

Robert Corcoran

Mr. Robert J. Corcoran is a Director of the Company. Mr. Corcoran is Senior Advisor – Global Operations for Hudson Advisors LP, a related party of Lone Star and ours, 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.

Dominic LaValle

Mr. Dominic F. LaValle is Director of the company. Mr. LaValle has been a Managing Director with Hudson Americas, L.P., a related party of Lone Star and ours, since January 2018, where he previously served as Director from July 2015 through December 2017. In such capacity, he is responsible for sourcing, executing and managing private equity investments. Prior to Hudson Americas, Mr. LaValle was a Managing Director at Sowell & Company from September 2013 to July 2015 and a Managing Director at Wynnchurch Capital from May 2011 to June 2013. Mr. LaValle holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Dartmouth College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. LaValle has also served as a member of the board of directors of Foundation Building Materials, Inc. since February 2017, as well as a number of privately held companies.

Chad Lewis

Mr. Chad Lewis is Director of the company. Mr. Lewis is a Vice President of Hudson Americas, L.P., a related party of Lone Star and ours, where he is responsible for executing and managing private equity investments. Previously, Mr. Lewis served as an Associate of Hudson Americas, L.P. from January 2015 to June 2015. Prior to Hudson Americas, Mr. Lewis was a Consultant at Bain & Company from January 2014 to January 2015 and an Associate at Prospect Partners, LLC from August 2009 to July 2011. Mr. Lewis began his career as an investment banking analyst, and later an Associate, at Lincoln International. Mr. Lewis holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, which was earned between his time at Prospect Partners and Bain & Company, and a Bachelor of Science with Special Attainments in Commerce from Washington and Lee University, where he graduated cum laude. Mr. Lewis has also served as a member of the board of directors of Foundation Building Materials, Inc. since April 2018 as well as on the board of directors of another privately held company.

Kyle Volluz

Mr. Kyle S. Volluz is a Director of the Company. Mr. Volluz has been a Managing Director with Hudson Advisors L.P., a related party of Lone Star and ours, 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.

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. 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. Mr. McPherson brings a significant level of financial and accounting expertise to the Board developed during his professional career, including through his service as a Chief Financial Officer. Mr. McPherson’s valuable public company experience also provides the Board with valuable insight regarding public company reporting matters, as well a first-hand view of management’s day-to-day duties and responsibilities. Mr. McPherson’s past service on our advisory board also provides him with a working knowledge of our business and operations.

Jacques Sarrazin

Mr. Jacques Sarrazin is Independent Director 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. Mr. Sarrazin brings a significant level of industry experience to the Board developed during his approximately 25 year career in the industrial and construction industries, including as an executive at Lafarge. His service as an executive also provides the Board with valuable insight regarding management’s day-to-day duties and responsibilities. Mr. Sarrazin’s past service on our advisory board also provides him with a working knowledge of our business and operations.