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L.B. Foster Co (FSTR.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lee Foster

72 2008 Independent Chairman of the Board

Robert Bauer

60 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Maloney

51 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Patrick Guinee

49 2018 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

John Kasel

53 2017 Senior Vice President - Rail and Construction

Brian Kelly

59 2018 Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Administration

Todd James

36 2018 Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Gregory Lippard

50 2017 Vice President - Rail Sales, Products, Services

William Treacy

59 2017 Vice President - Tubular and Energy Services

Dirk Junge

70 2015 Independent Director

Diane Owen

63 2002 Independent Director

Robert Purgason

63 2014 Independent Director

William Rackoff

70 1996 Independent Director

Suzanne Rowland

57 2008 Independent Director

Bradley Vizi

35 2016 Independent Director

Judy Balog

2018 Investor Relations Manager

Biographies

Name Description

Lee Foster

Mr. Lee B. Foster II is an Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the Company from May 1990 until he resigned from such office in January 2002 and remained a Company employee until May 2008. Since 1999, Mr. Foster has been a director of Wabtec Corporation, which manufactures components for locomotives, freight cars, and passenger transit vehicles and provides aftermarket services.

Robert Bauer

Mr. Robert P. Bauer is a President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Bauer, age 60, has been a director of the Company since February 2012, when he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. Since August 2015, Mr. Bauer has served as a director of Alamo Group, Inc., which designs, manufactures, distributes, and services equipment for infrastructure maintenance, agriculture, and other applications, including truck and tractor mounted mowing and other vegetation maintenance equipment, street sweepers, snow removal equipment, excavators, vacuum trucks, and other industrial equipment. Mr. Bauer served as President of Emerson Climate Technologies, Refrigeration Division, a business segment of Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global manufacturing and technology company, (“Emerson”) from June 2011 to February 2012. He also served as President of Emerson Network Power, Liebert Division, from January 2002 through May 2011. Mr. Bauer spent a total of 17 years with Emerson in various senior management positions and became a Group Vice President, Emerson in 2004. Prior to Emerson, he held management positions with Rockwell Automation and Westinghouse Electric.

James Maloney

Mr. James P. Maloney is the Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Maloney was elected Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer in September 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Maloney served as Chief Financial Officer of First Insight, Inc. from 2014 to 2017. Mr. Maloney served as Vice President - Global Financial Planning and Supply Chain Finance for H. J. Heinz Company from 2012 to 2014. He served as Director of Finance from 2009 to 2012 and Controller from 2005 to 2009 for the Heinz North American operating unit.

Patrick Guinee

Mr. Patrick J. Guinee is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Guinee served as Vice President - Securities & Corporate and Assistant Secretary at Education Management Corporation from 2013 to early 2014, and was employed by H. J. Heinz Company from 1997 to 2013, last serving as Vice President - Corporate Governance & Securities and Assistant Secretary.

John Kasel

Mr. John F. Kasel is a Senior Vice President - Rail and Construction of the Company. Mr. Kasel was elected Senior Vice President - Rail and Construction in September 2017, having previously served as Senior Vice President - Rail Products and Services since 2012, Senior Vice President - Operations and Manufacturing since 2005, and Vice President - Operations and Manufacturing since 2003. Mr. Kasel served as Vice President of Operations for Mammoth, Inc., a Nortek company from 2000 to 2003.

Brian Kelly

Mr. Brian H. Kelly is a Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Administration of the Company. Mr. Kelly serves as Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Administration and was elected Vice President - Human Resources and Administration in 2012, having previously served as Vice President, Human Resources since 2006. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kelly headed Human Resources for 84 Lumber Company from 2004. Previously, he served as a Director of Human Resources for American Greetings Corp. from 1994 to 2004.

Todd James

Mr. Todd M. James is a Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of the Company. He most recently served as Senior Director, Technical Accounting & Financial Reporting, at EQT Corporation and, prior to its merger with EQT Corporation, Rice Energy Inc., which companies are engaged in the acquisition, exploration, and development of natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquid properties, from December 2014 to February 2018. In such capacity, Mr. James was responsible for leading technical accounting and external financial reporting departments, ensuring appropriate accounting treatment of complex accounting transactions, and meeting regulatory filing requirements. Prior to EQT/Rice, Mr. James was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, from August 2005 to November 2014, last serving as Senior Manager, Assurance, where he handled overall execution of the audit process in accordance with SEC, PCAOB, and AICPA requirements. Mr. James is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Master’s Certificate in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation, and Master’s Degree in Public Accountancy from West Virginia University. Mr. James was elected Controller and Chief Accounting Officer in April 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. James most recently served as Senior Director, Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting, at EQT Corporation and, prior to its merger with EQT Corporation, Rice Energy Inc. from 2014 to 2018. Mr. James last served as Senior Manager, Assurance at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, from 2005 to 2014.

Gregory Lippard

Mr. Gregory W. Lippard is a Vice President - Rail Sales, Products, Services of the Company. Mr. Lippard was elected Vice President - Rail Sales and Products and Services in September 2017, having previously served as Vice President - Rail Product Sales since 2000. Prior to re-joining the Company in 2000, Mr. Lippard served as Vice President - International Trading for Tube City, Inc. from 1998. Mr. Lippard served in various other capacities with the Company after his initial employment in 1991.

William Treacy

Mr. William F. Treacy is a Vice President - Tubular and Energy Services of the Company. Mr. Treacy was elected Vice President - Tubular and Energy Services in September 2017, having previously served as Director of Technology and General Manager, Transit Products within the Rail Products and Services segment since 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Treacy served as Interim President of Tuthill Vacuum and Blower Systems from 2012 to 2013. Mr. Treacy previously served as General Manager, Crane Vending Solutions for Crane Co. from 2009 to 2011 and was employed by Parker Hannifin from 2000 to 2009, last serving as Vice President of Operations Development.

Dirk Junge

Mr. Dirk Junge is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been the Chairman of Pitcairn Company, a private Pitcairn family holding company, and Pitcairn Trust Company, a Pennsylvania state-chartered trust company, since 1991. Until 2012, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Pitcairn, a recognized global leader in the specialized family office marketplace and has overseen investments in oil and gas and drilling partnerships. Since 2000, he has served as a director of Paramount Resources, Ltd., a public Canadian energy company, with assignments on the corporate governance committee since 2003 and the environmental, health & safety committee since 2011, which he currently chairs. In 2013, he joined the Board of Directors of Freeman Company, a privately-held company and a leader in face-to-face marketing, and currently serves as the Chairman of its compensation committee. Mr. Jungé is also a credentialed Chartered Financial Analyst.

Diane Owen

Ms. Diane B. Owen is an Independent Director of the Company. She served as an independent Board Member and Internal Control Committee Chair of Elliott Group Holdings, a subsidiary of Ebara Corporation, an international company that manufactures and services industrial equipment, from June 2014 to March 2019. She was Senior Vice President – Corporate Audit of H.J. Heinz Company, an international food company, from May 2010 to June 2013 and was Vice President - Corporate Audit of H.J. Heinz Company from April 2000 to May 2010.

Robert Purgason

Mr. Robert S. Purgason is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a director of Altus Midstream Company, a natural gas gathering, processing, and transmission company, where he sits on the compensation committee, and has been a principal of Wildfork Midstream, LLC, which acquires and operates midstream oil and gas assets, since August 2018. He served as Senior Managing Director of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, LLC, a registered investment advisory company, from March 2017 to November 2018. He was Senior Vice President of The Williams Companies (“Williams”) from January 2015 through February 2017, leading the Williams operating area that encompasses the assets and operations of Access Midstream, including natural gas gathering and processing. During that period, Mr. Purgason was a director of Williams Partners, and also served as Chief Operating Officer of the general partner of Access Midstream from 2012 to 2015. Prior to joining Access Midstream, Mr. Purgason spent five years at Crosstex Energy Services, L.P. and was promoted to Senior Vice President-Chief Operating Officer in November 2006. Prior to Crosstex, Mr. Purgason spent 19 years with The Williams Companies in various senior business development and operational roles of increasing responsibility. Mr. Purgason began his career at Perry Gas Companies in Odessa, Texas working in all facets of the natural gas treating business.

William Rackoff

Mr. William H. Rackoff is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as President of Andritz Asko, Inc., an international company which manufactures custom engineered tooling for the metalworking industry, since September 2018, when ASKO, Inc. was acquired by the Andritz AG, an international technology company and supplier of plants, equipment, and services to hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial segments. Prior to its acquisition by Andritz, Mr. Rackoff was President and Chief Executive Officer of ASKO, Inc. since 1994.

Suzanne Rowland

Ms. Suzanne B. Rowland is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Rowland is the former Group Vice President, Industrial Specialties at Ashland Global Holdings, Inc. a position she held from June 2016 through March 2019 during the final phase of transformation from a holding company to a specialty chemicals company. Previously, she held senior executive positions at Tyco International from 2009 to 2015 and Rohm and Haas Company for over 20 years. She joined the Board of Directors at SPXFLOW in November 2018 and serves on its audit, compensation, and nomination and governance committees. She currently serves as an Overseer of the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Bradley Vizi

Mr. Bradley S. Vizi is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been Executive Chairman of RCM Technologies, Inc., a public professional staffing and solutions company, since June 2018, having previously served as Chairman of the Board and on the compensation and governance committees, and has been a member of that Board since 2013. He is also the Chief Investment Officer of Convoy Capital, a Los Angeles-based firm specializing in small-cap activism since October 2017. Prior to October 2017, Mr. Vizi was Managing Director of Legion Partners Asset Management, a registered investment advisor, where he served in that capacity since 2012. Prior to founding Legion Partners, Mr. Vizi was an investment professional for Shamrock Capital Advisors, the alternative investment vehicle of the Disney Family from 2007 to 2010. Prior to Shamrock, Mr. Vizi was a member of the private equity group at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors.

Judy Balog