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Seneca Foods Corp (SENEB.OQ)

SENEB.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Arthur Wolcott

90 1949 Chairman of the Board

Kraig Kayser

56 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Timothy Benjamin

57 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Paul Palmby

53 2006 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Cynthia Fohrd

53 2007 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Carl Cichetti

58 2009 Senior Vice President - Technology and Planning, Chief Information Officer

Dean Erstad

53 2001 Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Aaron Girard

2010 Senior Vice President - Logistics

Matthew Henschler

45 2016 Senior Vice President - Technical Services and Development

Jeffrey Van Riper

59 2008 Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller, Secretary

John Exner

53 2007 General Counsel, Assistant Secretary

Sarah Mortensen

71 2010 Assistant Secretary

Peter Call

59 2016 Director

Susan Stuart

60 1986 Director

Arthur Baer

69 1998 Independent Director

John Gaylord

54 2009 Independent Director

Susan Henry

70 2007 Independent Director

Samuel Hubbard

67 2011 Independent Director

Thomas Paulson

60 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Arthur Wolcott

Mr. Arthur S. Wolcott is the Chairman of the Board of Seneca Foods Corporation., since 1949. Mr. Wolcott founded the Company and has served as a director and as the Chairman of the Board since 1949. His leadership experience and extensive industry knowledge provide valuable insight to the Board of Directors in formulating and executing the Company's strategy. In 2008, Mr. Wolcott received the Forty-Niner Service Award, the food processing industry's highest award in recognition of his career spanning six decades in the food processing industry. Mr. Wolcott graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. degree in Economics and is currently on the President's Council of Cornell University. He is the father of Susan W. Stuart, a director of the Company.

Kraig Kayser

Mr. Kraig H. Kayser is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Seneca Foods Corporation. Mr. Kayser is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and has served in that capacity since 1993. From 1991 to 1993 he was Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He has served as a director of the Company since 1985. Mr. Kayser has served as an officer and/or director of the Company for over 30 years, providing continuity of executive leadership through all phases of the food processing industry and economic cycles. Mr. Kayser is also a director of Moog Inc. where he serves as Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Kayser is currently serving on the Board of Trustees of Cornell University. He received a B.A. from Hamilton College and an M.B.A. from Cornell University.

Timothy Benjamin

Mr. Timothy John Benjamin serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Seneca Foods Corp., since June 11, 2012. Prior to that he served as Corporate Treasurer at North American Breweries in Rochester, New York, since 2011 and was Director of Treasury and Tax Operations at IEC Electronics Corporation in 2010. Prior to that Mr. Benjamin was with Birds Eye Foods, Inc. for 15 years in increasingly responsible financial positions, reaching the position of Vice President and Treasurer in 2008.

Paul Palmby

Mr. Paul Laurence Palmby is Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Seneca Foods Corporation., since January 2006. Prior to that, he served as President of the Vegetable Division of the Company from 2005 to 2006 and Vice President of Operations of the Company from 1999-2004. Mr. Palmby joined the Company in March 1987.

Cynthia Fohrd

Ms. Cynthia L. Fohrd is the Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Seneca Foods Corporation., since 2007. Ms. Fohrd has held various positions since joining the Company in 1988 including Financial Analyst, Internal Auditor, Risk Management and Vice President of Human Resources.

Carl Cichetti

Mr. Carl A. Cichetti is the Senior Vice President - Technology and Planning and Chief Information Officer of Seneca Foods Corporation. Mr. Cichetti has served as Senior Vice President Technology and Planning since 2009 and Chief Information Officer of the Company since 2006. He was a Senior Consultant of Navint (Technology Consulting) from 2004-2005 and Senior Vice President of Technology of Citigroup from 2001-2004.

Dean Erstad

Mr. Dean E. Erstad is the Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing of Seneca Foods Corporation. Mr. Erstad served as Vice President of Private Label Sales during 2000.

Aaron Girard

Mr. Aaron Michael Girard serves as Senior Vice President - Logistics of the Seneca Foods Corporation., since 2010.

Matthew Henschler

Mr. Matthew John Henschler serves as Senior Vice President - Technical Services and Development of the Company. He served as Vice President of Technical Services and Development since 2005.

Jeffrey Van Riper

Mr. Jeffrey L. Van Riper is the Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller and Secretary of Seneca Foods Corporation. Mr. Van Riper has been Vice President since 2008 and Corporate Controller, Principal Accounting Officer and Secretary of the Company since 1986. He joined the Company as Accounting Manager in 1978.

John Exner

Mr. John David Exner is the General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Seneca Foods Corporation. Mr. Exner has been General Counsel of the Company since 2006 and Assistant Secretary since 2007. He was Legal Counsel/Vice President from 1991-2002 and Legal Counsel/President from 2002 to 2005 of Midwest Food Processors Association, Inc.

Sarah Mortensen

Ms. Sarah S. Mortensen is the Assistant Secretary of the Seneca Foods Corporation. She joined the Company as Administrative Assistant in 1968.

Peter Call

Mr. Peter R. Call is a Director of Seneca Foods Corporation., since 2011. Mr. Call is President of My-T Acres, Inc., a vegetable and grain farm. He was President of Pro-Fac Cooperative, Inc. from 2003-2013 and a member of its board of directors from 2000-2013. Mr. Call also serves as a director of Farm Credit East since 2015 and he has served on the Board of Trustees of Genesee Community College since 2012. Mr. Call also serves on the Board of Directors of Farm Fresh First, LLC, and has done so since 2007. Farm Fresh First, LLC, is an agricultural business that manages fruit and vegetable production and marketing. Mr. Call also served on the Board of Directors of Birds Eye Foods from 2002-2009. He has served as a director of the Company since 2011. Mr. Call received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from Cornell University in 1979.

Susan Stuart

Ms. Susan W. Stuart is a Director of Seneca Foods Corporation., since 1986. Ms. Stuart is a marketing consultant and private investor. In her role as a consultant, Ms. Stuart brings her knowledge from a broad range of marketing experience. Ms. Stuart is the daughter of our founder and Chairman, Arthur S. Wolcott. In addition to her extensive knowledge of the Company, Ms. Stuart controls a significant shareholding interest in the Company. She has served as a director of the Company since 1986. Ms. Stuart received her M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Arthur Baer

Mr. Arthur H. Baer is an Independent Director of Seneca Foods Corp., since 1998. He was a Legislator in Columbia County, New York until 2015 and previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors from January 2008 to December 2009. Mr. Baer's business background also includes experience in managing businesses, senior leadership development and the evaluation of strategic opportunities and challenges. He was President of Hudson Valley Publishing from 2003 to 2008 and also held the position from 1998 to 1999. He was President of Arrow Electronics Europe from 2000 to 2002 and President of XYAN Inc. from 1996 to 1998. He holds a B.A. and M.B.A. from Columbia University.

John Gaylord

Mr. John P. Gaylord is an Independent Director of Seneca Foods Corporation., since October 2009. Mr. Gaylord has operating and management experience in manufacturing and distribution businesses, including experience as President of Jacintoport Terminal Company since 1992. He currently serves as a director and member of the conflicts committee, audit committee, nominating committee and compensation committee, along with being a general partner of Martin Midstream Partners L.P., a publicly traded limited partnership with a diverse set of operations focused primarily in the United States Gulf Coast region. Mr. Gaylord holds a B.A. from Texas Christian University and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University. He has served as a director of the Company since October 2009.

Susan Henry

Dr. Susan A. Henry, Ph.D. is an Independent Director of Seneca Foods Corporation, since August 2007. Dr. Henry has extensive experience in the management and administration of a large non-profit organization. She is Dean Emeritus of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University and a professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. Prior to her appointment at Cornell, Dr. Henry was dean of science of the Mellon College of Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Henry also has experience serving on the boards of other publicly-traded companies including as a member of the Board of Directors of Tompkins Financial Corporation (2010-present), where she serves on the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee as well as the Qualified Plans Investment Review Committee, and Agrium, Inc. (2001-2016), where she most recently served on the Human Resources and Compensation Committee, the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, and the Environmental Health and Safety Committee. Dr. Henry received her B.S. degree from the University of Maryland and her Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

Samuel Hubbard

Mr. Samuel T. Hubbard, Jr. is an Independent Director of Seneca Foods Corporation., since 2011. Mr. Hubbard was elected President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Genesee Corp., a NASDAQ listed company in 1999. He was subsequently elected Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Genesee and in late 2000 led a management buyout of Genesee Brewing Company which later became High Falls Brewing Company, LLC. He served as Chairman and CEO of High Falls from 2001 through 2007 and subsequently as Chairman until 2009. Mr. Hubbard has served as CEO of Alling and Cory Company from 1986-1998. He served as COO of Homewise, Inc., a not-for-profit provider of affordable housing services including real estate development until 2011. He has served on the public boards of M&T Bank Corp., RGS, Inc. and Genesee Corp. He has served as a director of the Company since 2011. Mr. Hubbard received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Denison University and his Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) degree from the University of Rochester.

Thomas Paulson

Mr. Thomas J. Paulson is an Independent Director of Seneca Foods Corporation., since 2004. He has significant experience in financial reporting and financial controls as a chief financial officer. Mr. Paulson has been the Chief Financial Officer of Tennant Corporation, an industrial cleaning company, since 2006 and he was Chief Financial Officer of Innovex, Inc., a supplier of flexible circuits and assemblies, from February 2001 to March 2006. In addition, he was Vice President of Finance of The Pillsbury Company from 1998-2000. In these roles, Mr. Paulson was involved in numerous merger and acquisition transactions and financing transactions. Mr. Paulson serves on the Board of Directors of Merisant Inc. and also serves on their Audit Committee. Mr. Paulson received his B.A. and M.B.A from the University of St. Thomas.