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Heritage-Crystal Clean Inc (HCCI.OQ)

HCCI.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Brian Recatto

53 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mark DeVita

49 2012 Chief Financial Officer

John Lucks

63 2012 Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Thomas Hillstrom

57 Vice President - Operations

Ellie Chaves

54 2016 Vice President of Business Management and Marketing

Fred Fehsenfeld

67 1999 Director

Jim Schumacher

51 2017 Director

Bruce Bruckmann

64 2004 Independent Director

Carmine Falcone

70 2008 Independent Director

Charles Schalliol

70 2008 Independent Director

Robert Willmschen

70 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Brian Recatto

Mr. Brian Recatto serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective January 31, 2017. From 2014 to January 2017, Mr. Recatto has served as a Director on our Board since July 25, 2012 and had served as Lead Director from February 13, 2016 until February 1, 2017, when he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Recatto previously served as President U.S. Operations for Gibson Energy Inc., one of the largest independent midstream energy companies in Canada and a major participant in the crude oil transportation business in the U.S. Gibson purchased OMNI Energy Services, where Mr. Recatto had served since 2007 in various operating and executive positions, in October 2012. In his tenure at OMNI, Mr. Recatto provided in part: environmental and fluid handling services, from 2007, including roles as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2007 to 2008; and as President and Chief Executive Officer since 2008. Mr. Recatto served as President of Charles Holston, Inc., a waste management and environmental cleaning company, from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Recatto has served in various operating and executive positions with Philip Services Corporation, an environmental and industrial services company, from 1997 to 2004, including roles as General Manager of Gulf Coast Waste Operations from 1997 to 1999, Senior Vice President, By-Products Services Group from 1999 to 2002 and President, Industrial Services Division from 2002 to 2004. Mr. Recatto also served as President of Meklo, Inc., an industrial waste management company from 1991 to 1997; Founder of Emras, Inc., an environmental consulting firm from 1990 to 1991; and Director of Sales and Marketing for Marine Shale Processors, Inc., a hazardous waste disposal facility from 1987 to 1990. Mr. Recatto holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree from Louisiana State University.

Mark DeVita

Mr. Mark DeVita serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. DeVita has been our Chief Financial Officer since 2012. He served as Vice President, Business Management in 2011. Mr. DeVita has been with the Company since 2000 and has served in a variety of roles related to business management, finance, and acquisitions. He took the lead in developing multi-million dollar lines of business for the Company. Mr. DeVita has 20 years of experience in the industrial and hazardous waste services industry. Mr. DeVita earned his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy with honors from the University of Illinois and his MBA from Northern Illinois University. Mr. DeVita earned his CPA and worked in public accounting for four years.

John Lucks

Mr. John Lucks serves as Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing of the Company. Mr. Lucks has been our Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing since 2012. Before that, Mr. Lucks served as our Vice President of Sales and Marketing from 2010, and prior to that as our Vice President of Sales from 2000 - 2010. From 1988 to 1997, Mr. Lucks served as the Vice President of Industrial Marketing and Business Management of Safety-Kleen, where he was in charge of and oversaw a $300 million revenue business unit. Mr. Lucks also led the development of several lines of business, in particular the industrial parts cleaning and drum waste business which became the largest segment of Safety-Kleen. Mr. Lucks has over 30 years of experience in the industrial and hazardous waste services industry.

Thomas Hillstrom

Mr. Thomas G. Hillstrom serves as Vice President - Operations of the Company. Mr. Hillstrom has served in various capacities since joining Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC in 2002 and is currently our Vice President of Strategic Operations and Acquisitions. From 1983 to 2000, Mr. Hillstrom served in various functions at Safety-Kleen. He was a member of the planning and design team for the construction of Safety-Kleen's used oil re-refinery in East Chicago, Indiana and held the position of Facility Manager during the re-refinery's start-up and through its first years of operation. From 1996 to 1998, he was Director of Planning and Evaluation, where he was responsible for strategic planning and acquisitions. Mr. Hillstrom holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and has over 25 years of experience in the industrial and hazardous waste services industry.

Ellie Chaves

Ms. Ellie M. Chaves is Vice President of Business Management and Marketing of the Company. Ms. Bruce became Vice President Business Management and Marketing in 2016. Prior to this, Ms. Bruce was Vice President of Sales from 2012 to 2015. She has also served as Vice President Oil from 2010 to 2015. She served as Chief Accounting Officer from June of 2007 to 2012 and has been with the Company since March 2006. She began her career in the used oil collection and re-refining business in 1988 when she joined Safety-Kleen, working at the oil re-refinery in Breslau Canada and served in a number of positions, including Controller of Safety-Kleen Canada Inc., responsible for the accounting and business management for all of the branch lines of business.

Fred Fehsenfeld

Mr. Fred M. Fehsenfeld, Jr., is a Director of the Company. Mr. Fehsenfeld has served as a Director on our Board since 1999. Mr. Fehsenfeld has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (“Calumet Partners”) since 2006. Mr. Fehsenfeld has served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of the predecessor to Calumet Partners since 1990. Mr. Fehsenfeld has worked for the Heritage Group in various capacities since 1977 and has served as its Managing Trustee since 1980. Mr. Fehsenfeld received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University and his M.S. in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School. The Board has concluded that Mr. Fehsenfeld should be a Director and Chairman of the Company’s Board because of his significant executive experience referred to above, as well as the fact that his significant stock ownership in the Company aligns his interests with those of other shareholders. Mr. Fehsenfeld’s engineering and management training and senior leadership roles in other companies also benefit the Company.

Jim Schumacher

Mr. Jim Schumacher is Director of the Company. He is currently a principal with GRE Capital, LLC, an Indianapolis-based private equity firm. Prior to co-founding GRE, he served as President and CEO of Heritage Underground Gasification from the company’s formation in 2009. From 2007 through 2009, he served as Senior Vice President at Mascoma Corporation, a Boston-based VC-backed cellulosic biofuels company where he was responsible for raising capital, developing strategic alliances, and developing a path to commercialization. Prior to Mascoma, he was a partner at the law firm DLA Piper in Palo Alto, California where he represented public and private technology companies in M&A, VC investments, capital markets transactions, securities law compliance, and general business counseling. Mr. Schumacher serves on the Investment Committee of Heron Capital. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for The Mind Trust and Second Helpings. He graduated with honors from Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis and holds a B.A. from Purdue University.

Bruce Bruckmann

Mr. Bruce C. Bruckmann is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bruckmann has served as a Director on our Board since 2004. Mr. Bruckmann has been a Managing Director of Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co., Inc., a private equity investment firm, since January 1995. From March 1994 to January 1995, Mr. Bruckmann served as Managing Director of Citicorp Venture Capital, Ltd. and as an executive officer of 399 Venture Partners, Inc. (formerly Citicorp Investments, Inc.). From 1983 until March 1994, Mr. Bruckmann served as Vice President of Citicorp Venture Capital, Ltd. Mr. Bruckmann is also a director of Mohawk Industries, Ind., a floor covering manufacturer and H & E Equipment Services, Inc., a renter and distributor of industrial and construction equipment. Mr. Bruckmann also serves as director for three private companies. The Board has concluded that Mr. Bruckmann should be a Director of the Company because of his extensive experience in investing in and advising public and private companies. His broad exposure to financing and funding issues also benefits the Company.

Carmine Falcone

Mr. Carmine Falcone is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Willmschen has served as a Director on our Board since March 2008. Mr. Willmschen served as Chief Financial Officer of Safety-Kleen from 1981 to 1997 and as Controller of Safety-Kleen from 1979 to 1981. He was Executive Vice President, Finance of ABC Rail Products Corporation for approximately one year in 1998. Since 1999, Mr. Willmschen has been engaged in managing his private investments. Mr. Willmschen also has nine years experience in public accounting, including Audit Manager with Arthur Andersen LLP. The Board has concluded that Mr. Willmschen should be a Director of the Company because of his demonstrated financial experience in the Company’s industry area. His CPA and public accounting experience is also beneficial to the Company and he is a designated financial expert for the Board.

Charles Schalliol

Mr. Charles E. Schalliol is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Schalliol has served as a Director on our Board since March 2008. Mr. Schalliol served as the Director, Office of Management and Budget, State of Indiana, from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Schalliol served as the President and CEO of BioCrossroads, Indiana’s life science initiative, from 2003 to 2004. Mr. Schalliol served in various executive positions, including strategic planning and investment banking, with Eli Lilly & Company from 1978 to 2003. Mr. Schalliol has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of First Merchant’s Corporation since 2007 and as a director since 2004. Mr. Schalliol is also a director of three venture capital funds and several other for profit and not for profit organizations. Mr. Schalliol holds a business degree with high distinction from Indiana University and a law degree from Yale University.

Robert Willmschen

Mr. Robert W. Willmschen, Jr., is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Willmschen has served as a Director on our Board since March 2008. Mr. Willmschen served as Chief Financial Officer of Safety-Kleen from 1981 to 1997 and as Controller of Safety-Kleen from 1979 to 1981. He was Executive Vice President, Finance of ABC Rail Products Corporation for approximately one year in 1998. Since 1999, Mr. Willmschen has been engaged in managing his private investments. Mr. Willmschen also has nine years experience in public accounting, including Audit Manager with Arthur Andersen LLP. The Board has concluded that Mr. Willmschen should be a Director of the Company because of his demonstrated financial experience in the Company’s industry area. His CPA and public accounting experience is also beneficial to the Company and he is a designated financial expert for the Board.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Brian Recatto

4,643,170

Mark DeVita

583,825

John Lucks

1,032,630

Thomas Hillstrom

377,327

Ellie Chaves

585,017

Fred Fehsenfeld

95,000

Jim Schumacher

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Bruce Bruckmann

95,000

Carmine Falcone

105,000

Charles Schalliol

105,000

Robert Willmschen

110,000
As Of  31 Dec 2017