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Horizon Global Corp (HZN.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Kennedy

59 2019 Independent Chairman of the Board

Carl Bizon

56 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jamie Pierson

49 2019 Chief Financial Officer

Jay Goldbaum

37 2017 Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Brian Whittman

47 2019 Vice President - Finance

Frederick Henderson

60 2019 Independent Director

Ryan Langdon

46 2019 Independent Director

Brett Milgrim

50 2019 Independent Director

David Roberts

71 2018 Independent Director

Mark Weber

61 2019 Independent Director

Harry Wilson

47 2019 Independent Director

Christi Cowdin

2017 Director, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

John Kennedy

Mr. John C. Kennedy is Independent Chairman of the Board of the company. Mr. Kennedy was appointed to our Board on April 3, 2019, and has served as Chair of the Board since his appointment. Mr. Kennedy is currently president and chief executive officer of Autocam Medical, a privately held contract manufacturer of precision-machined implants and instruments for surgical applications, which he founded in 2005. Mr. Kennedy previously served as the president and chief executive officer of Autocam Corporation, which he founded in 1988 and later sold in 2014. Mr. Kennedy is currently a board member of Lacks Enterprises, Inc., a Michigan-based privately held company providing complex, highly decorated components and systems for the exterior automotive trim market, since 2004; the Van Andel Institute, a Michigan-based nonprofit biomedical research and science education organization, since 2003; Shape Corporation, a full-service, tier-one automotive and industrial component supplier since 2014; and Business Leaders for Michigan, a nonprofit organization for business leaders that is focused on strategy, policy and business initiatives to drive Michigan’s economic growth. Outside of the business world, Mr. Kennedy dedicates a significant amount of time to improving education. Previously, Mr. Kennedy served on Grand Valley State University’s Board of Trustees, as chair from 2016 to 2018 and trustee from 2011 to 2018. Mr. Kennedy is also a founding board member of Grand Rapids University Preparatory Academy, a public education school located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, since 2008. Mr. Kennedy has served on multiple education commissions for the State of Michigan. Currently he is a commissioner on the Governor’s PreK-12 Literacy Commission and he previously served on the State of Michigan’s Third Grade Reading Commission. Mr. Kennedy brings to Horizon Global extensive board and company leadership, business development expertise, and operational and manufacturing experience in the automotive and industrial business segments.

Carl Bizon

Mr. Carl S. Bizon is President and Chief Executive Officer, Director of Horizon Global Corporation. Mr. Bizon was appointed President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Horizon Global on October 29, 2018. Mr. Bizon joined Horizon Global in January 2018 as president of Horizon Americas before being promoted to Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on May 8, 2018. Prior to Horizon Global’s spin-off from its former parent company, TriMas Corporation (“TriMas”), Mr. Bizon led its international businesses from September 2008 to August 2015, including both Europe-Africa and Asia-Pacific. Before re-joining the Company, from August 2015 through August 2017, Mr. Bizon served as chief executive officer at Jayco Corporation, Australia’s largest manufacturer of camper trailers, caravans and motorhomes. Mr. Bizon served as general manager, chief executive of Swan Pluming Supplies, an independent plumbing merchant in Australia, from 2005 through 2008. Mr. Bizon held a variety of general management positions from 1995 through 2004 with Australian companies such as GWA International, Stramit Industries and Tubemakers. Mr. Bizon brings to the Board extensive operational experience, and has developed a strong knowledge and skill set in the areas of sales, manufacturing, customer management, product development, IT and large-scale project management.

Jamie Pierson

Mr. Jamie G. Pierson is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He served as Chief Financial Officer of PrimeSource Building Products, Inc., a privately held distributor of building products, from January 2017. From November 2011 to December 2016, Mr. Pierson served as Chief Financial Officer of YRC Worldwide Inc., a publicly traded company that is a leading provider of transportation and global logistics services. Prior to joining YRC Worldwide, from December 2008 to November 2011, Mr. Pierson served as Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal, a privately held global professional services firm. From June 2007 to December 2008, Mr. Pierson was Vice President-Corporate Development and Integration with Greatwide Logistics Services, Inc., a privately held logistics company.

Jay Goldbaum

Mr. Jay S. Goldbaum is the Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Horizon Global Corporation. Mr. Goldbaum was named our General Counsel effective November 13, 2017 and continues as Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Goldbaum served as Legal Director, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary since June 30, 2015 in connection with the spin-off from TriMas. From January 14, 2015 through June 29, 2015, Mr. Goldbaum served as Vice President, Corporate Secretary and a director of Horizon. Mr. Goldbaum was previously associate general counsel-commercial law for TriMas beginning in January 2014. Mr. Goldbaum joined TriMas in January 2012 and held the position of legal counsel. Before joining TriMas, Mr. Goldbaum was an associate in the corporate and litigation practice groups at the law firm of Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss, P.C. from September 2007 to August 2011.

Brian Whittman

Mr. Brian Whittman is re designated as Vice President - Finance of the company. Mr. Whittman has served as our Vice President, Finance since February 18, 2019. From February 18, 2019 through March 18, 2019, Mr. Whittman also served as our principal financial officer. Mr. Whittman previously acted as our Interim Chief Financial Officer from November 9, 2018 to February 18, 2019. Mr. Whittman has served as a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal North America, LLC, part of a global professional services firm (“Alvarez & Marsal”), since December 2008. Pursuant to an existing professional services agreement between the Company and Alvarez & Marsal, Mr. Whittman continued to receive his salary and benefits from Alvarez & Marsal.

Frederick Henderson

Mr. Frederick A. Henderson is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Henderson was appointed to our Board on April 3, 2019 and was named Chair of the Audit Committee at the time of his appointment. Mr. Henderson is currently chair of the board of Adient, PLC, an automotive parts manufacturer focused on automotive seating and interiors, since October 2018, and a director since October 2016. Mr. Henderson served as interim chief executive officer of Adient from June 2018 to September 2018. From 2010 until his retirement in December 2017, Mr. Henderson served as chair and chief executive officer of SunCoke Energy, Inc., a producer of coke, a principal raw material in the blast furnace steelmaking process. Mr. Henderson held the same positions at SunCoke Energy Partners GP LLC, the general partner of SunCoke Energy Partners L.P., the publicly-traded master limited partnership of which SunCoke Energy, Inc. is a sponsor, from 2013 to 2017. Mr. Henderson served as senior vice president of Sunoco, Inc., a transportation fuel provider with interests in logistics from September 2010, until SunCoke’s initial public offering in 2011. From 1984 to 2009, Mr. Henderson served in various executive management roles at General Motors, LLC, a global automotive company, including president and chief executive officer from April 2009 to December 2009, president and chief operating officer from March 2008 to March 2009, and vice chair and chief financial officer from January 2006 until February 2008. Since 2013, Mr. Henderson has served as a director, and as chair of the audit committee, of Marriott International, Inc., a multinational diversified hospitality company that manages and franchises a broad portfolio of hotels and related lodging facilities. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Henderson served as a director and chair of the audit committee of Compuware Corporation, an IT software company.

Ryan Langdon

Mr. Ryan L. Langdon is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Langdon was appointed to our Board on April 3, 2019. Mr. Langdon is currently senior managing director and co-founder of Newport Global Advisors, an alternative investment firm specializing in turnaround and special situation investments, since 2005. Prior to the formation of Newport Global Advisors, Mr. Langdon served in the High Yield Group of AIG Global Investment Group, a business that provides investment advice and markets its asset management products and services, from 2002 to 2005, ultimately reaching the level of managing director responsible for its distressed credit portfolio. Mr. Langdon currently serves on the board of various privately held businesses spanning multiple sectors, including automotive supply, building products, industrial and consumer gases and cylinders, and internet retail. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Langdon served on the board of iCPS, Inc., a company offering wireless mobility communications and network services. Mr. Langdon brings extensive financial management, business leadership and financial turnaround expertise.

Brett Milgrim

Mr. Brett N. Milgrim is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Milgrim was appointed to our Board on April 3, 2019. Mr. Milgrim is currently co-chair of the board of directors of Loar Group, Inc., a privately held aerospace components manufacturer, since 2017. Mr. Milgrim also serves as a director of Builders FirstSource, Inc., a manufacturer of building materials and components for homebuilders and contractors, since 1999, and PGT Innovations, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors, since his appointment in 2003. From 1997 until his retirement in 2011, Mr. Milgrim served as managing director of JLL Partners, Inc., a private equity firm focused on leveraged buyout transactions and leveraged recapitalizations of mid-market companies. Mr. Milgrim was previously an associate at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation, a New York-based firm providing investment banking and security brokerage services, and was an investment banking analyst at PaineWebber Inc, a stock brokerage and asset management company. Mr. Milgrim brings extensive management and board experience in the industrial manufacturing industry as well as financial and business analytical experience.

David Roberts

Mr. David A. Roberts is an Independent Director of Horizon Global Corporation. Mr. Roberts was appointed to our Board on March 6, 2018, and was appointed Chair of Horizon Global’s Compensation Committee on April 16, 2019. Mr. Roberts is currently chair of the board of directors of Carlisle Companies Incorporated (“Carlisle”), a diversified manufacturing company, a position he has held since December 2016. Mr. Roberts previously served as Carlisle’s chief executive officer from June 2007 to December 2016. Prior to joining Carlisle, Mr. Roberts served as chair of the board of directors of Graco Inc., a manufacturer of fluid handling systems and components, from April 2006 to June 2007, and as president and chief executive officer from June 2001 to June 2007. In 2003, Mr. Roberts was appointed to the board of directors of Franklin Electric Co., a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of products and systems focused on the movement and management of water and fuel, and is a member of its corporate governance committee and its management organization and compensation committee. In September 2015, Mr. Roberts was appointed to the board of directors of SPX Corporation, a thermal equipment and services provider, and serves as chair of its compensation committee and as a member of its audit committee and nominating and governance committee. From 2012 to 2015, Mr. Roberts served on the board of directors and as the chair of the Compensation Committee of Polypore International, Inc., a leading global manufacturer specializing in microporous membranes and solutions for battery applications. Mr. Roberts began his career in the automotive industry, holding various manufacturing, engineering, and general management positions with The Budd Company, a leading automotive stamping manufacturer and supplier, Pitney Bowes, a global technology company, and FMC Corporation, a global technology and solutions provider in the agricultural, industrial and consumer markets. Mr. Roberts brings extensive experience in senior man

Mark Weber

Mr. Mark D. Weber is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Weber was appointed to our Board on April 3, 2019. Mr. Weber is currently senior vice president and chief operating officer of Federal Signal Corporation (“Federal Signal”), a global manufacturer of environmental cleaning equipment, emergency signaling systems and industrial warning equipment, since his appointment in January 2018. Mr. Weber previously served as president and chief executive officer of Supreme Industries, Inc. (“Supreme”), a leading manufacturer of final mile dry freight and refrigerated work trucks from May 2013 to September 2017, when Supreme was sold to Wabash National Corporation. From 1996 to 2013, Mr. Weber held various leadership positions with Federal Signal including vice president, Sweeper Products, and president, Environmental Solutions Group. Prior to 1996, Mr. Weber served as director, Advanced Midrange Manufacturing for Cummins, a U.S.-based global company in the design, manufacture and distribution of engines, filtration and power generation products. Mr. Weber brings extensive senior management experience leading companies in the industrial and manufacturing sectors, business turnaround leadership as well as deep operational expertise to the Horizon Board.

Harry Wilson

Mr. Harry J. Wilson is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Wilson was appointed to our Board on April 3, 2019. Mr. Wilson is currently the founder and chief executive officer of MAEVA Group, LLC, a turnaround and restructuring firm, which he founded in January 2011. Previously, Mr. Wilson served as a senior advisor on the President’s Automotive Task Force from March 2009 to August 2009, and as a partner at Silver Point Capital, a credit-oriented investment fund, where he joined as a senior analyst in May 2003 and served until August 2008. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Wilson worked in the private equity group at The Blackstone Group, a private equity firm. Mr. Wilson also held positions with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private equity firm, from 1995 to 1997, and Goldman Sachs & Co. from 1993 to 1995. Mr. Wilson currently serves as a director of Visteon, an automotive supplier focused on automotive electronics, since January 2011 and as a director of Sotheby’s, one of the world’s leading auction houses, since May 2014. Mr. Wilson serves on a number of nonprofit boards and as co-chair of MAEVA Social Capital, Inc., a venture philanthropy organization focused on early childhood development, since 2017. From 2012 through 2013, Mr. Wilson previously served on the board of Yahoo! Inc., one of the world’s leading Internet media companies, and, from 2011 through 2014, Mr. Wilson served on the board of YRC Worldwide, Inc., a leading provider of transportation and global logistics services. Mr. Wilson brings a great deal of turnaround and automotive industry experience to the Horizon Board, as well as broad management, board, and financial and analytical expertise.

Christi Cowdin

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