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A Schulman Inc (SHLM.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joseph Gingo

72 2016 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

John Richardson

72 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Gary Miller

71 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Andreas Gunther

54 2016 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Andrean Horton

43 2016 Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Rainer Schewe

54 Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer

Stacy Walter

54 2013 Executive Vice President - Internal Audit

Derek Bristow

57 2010 Senior Vice President, General Manager – APAC

Heinrich Lingnau

54 2015 Senior Vice President, General Manager- EMEA

Gustavo Perez

53 2014 Senior Vice President, General Manager – LATAM

Frank Roederer

48 2016 Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Company’s United States and Canada (“USCAN”) business

Kristopher Westbrooks

39 2015 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller

Timothy McDannold

55 2013 Vice President, Treasurer, Director - Risk Management

Gary Phillips

58 2016 Chief Commercial Officer

David Birney

74 2012 Lead Independent Director

Eugene Allspach

70 2010 Independent Director

Gregory Barmore

75 2010 Independent Director

Carol Eicher

58 2017 Independent Director

Lee Meyer

68 2008 Independent Director

James Mitarotonda

63 2005 Independent Director

Ernest Novak

72 2003 Independent Director

Kathleen Oswald

68 2016 Independent Director

Allen Spizzo

59 2017 Independent Director

Jennifer Beeman

Vice President, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Joseph Gingo

Mr. Joseph M. Gingo serves as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Previously, Mr. Gingo served as Chairman since 2008, and President and Chief Executive Officer from 2008 to 2014. Prior to 2008, Mr. Gingo served as Executive Vice President, Quality Systems and Chief Technical Officer for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company since 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Gingo held numerous leadership roles in both technology and business positions in his 41-year tenure at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

John Richardson

Mr. John W. Richardson has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Richardson most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at Qwest Communications International in from 2007 to 2008, having joined the company in 2003 as Senior Vice President & Controller and also serving as Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Richardson had previously served in progressively senior financial roles at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, including Vice President - Corporate Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, and as Chairman and General Manager of the company's British subsidiary, spanning a 35-year career at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Gary Miller

Mr. Gary A. Miller is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Prior to that, Mr. Miller served as the Company's Global Supply Chain and Chief Procurement Officer since April 2008. Previously, Mr. Miller served as Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company since 1992.

Andreas Gunther

Mr. Andreas K. Gunther is Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Günther joined A. Schulman in 2011 as its Human Resources Director EMEA. Most recently, he served as Human Resources Director Americas and Vice President of Global Human Resources Operations since 2014. He has more than 20 years of experience in human resources, having held positions for the European operations of several major companies, including W.R. Grace & Co., Hydro Aluminum Metal Products, Delphi Automotive Systems, and Ford of Germany.

Andrean Horton

Ms. Andrean R. Horton is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the Company. Ms. Horton joined A. Schulman in 2010 as its Senior Corporate Counsel, Americas. Ms. Horton was promoted to Senior Corporate Counsel, USCAN and LATAM and Assistant Secretary in April 2015 and to Vice President, Secretary and Assistant General Counsel in April 2016.

Rainer Schewe

Mr. Rainer R. Schewe is Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer of the Company. Mr. Schewe oversees all of the Company’s manufacturing and supply chain functions around the world. With over 25 years of experience at A. Schulman, Mr. Schewe served the Company in a variety of roles including product development, manufacturing, and operations. Most recently he served as Vice President, custom performance colors in EMEA and oversaw the Company’s operations in Germany and Austria. Mr. Schewe joined the Company as an engineer in the analytical laboratory in Kerpen, Germany in 1989.

Stacy Walter

Ms. Stacy R. Walter is Executive Vice President - Internal Audit of the Company. Ms. Walter has served as the Director of Internal Audit for the Company from June 2006 until April 2013 and Sarbanes-Oxley Audit Manager from 2005 until 2006.

Derek Bristow

Mr. Derek R. Bristow is Senior Vice President, General Manager – APAC of the Company. Mr. Bristow formerly was President – Europe of ICO, Inc., which was acquired by the Company in April 2010. Mr. Bristow had been with ICO, Inc. since 1998, serving in a variety of management positions.

Heinrich Lingnau

Mr. Heinrich Lingnau is Senior Vice President and General Manager - EMEA of A. Schulman Inc. Previously, Mr. Lingnau was the regional business leader for the masterbatch solutions product group and he has held various management-level positions with the Company's EMEA operations since 1999.

Gustavo Perez

Mr. Gustavo S. Perez, CPA, is senior Vice President, General Manager- LATAM of the Company. Mr. Perez was Vice President and General Manager – Americas from July 2010 to June 2013. Mr. Perez previously served as the General Manager of masterbatch solutions for the Company’s North America operations and has been with the Company since 1995, serving in a variety of management positions.

Frank Roederer

Mr. Frank Roederer is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Company’s United States and Canada (“USCAN”) business of the Company. He has held various global positions of increasing responsibility since being named the Company’s specialty powders business unit director in EMEA in 2013. Prior to joining A. Schulman, he was the General Manager of Strategic Planning and Corporate Performance Management for SABIC, after overseeing W.R. Grace & Co.'s supply chain in Europe, Middle East and Asia for three years. He began his career at The Dow Chemical Company in 1996, where he held various global leadership positions throughout his 10-year tenure.

Kristopher Westbrooks

Mr. Kristopher R. Westbrooks is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Company. Mr. Westbrooks served as the Corporate Controller of the Company from July 2013 to April 1, 2015. Mr. Westbrooks served as Senior Manager – Global Corporate Controlling & Reporting of the company from March 2013 until July 2013 and Assistant Corporate Controller from May 2011 until March 2013. Previously Mr. Westbrooks served as Global Accounting Consultation Manager and Senior Financial Analyst for The Procter & Gamble Company, a multinational manufacturer of consumer goods, from April 2009 until May 2011.

Timothy McDannold

Mr. Timothy J. McDannold is a Vice President, Treasurer and Director of Risk Management of the Company. Previously, Mr. McDannold served in various global management roles, including Vice President and Treasurer, and Vice President of Global Business Services for Diebold, Incorporated, an integrated self-service solutions, security systems and services corporation, since 1988.

Gary Phillips

Mr. Gary D. Phillips serves as Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. Prior to joining A. Schulman, Mr. Phillips served as the Vice President and General Manager of Comcast Cable in West Palm Beach, Florida. From 2001 through 2012, he held various roles of increasing responsibility with Centurylink – and its predecessor company Qwest Communications – where he ultimately served as the Vice President of Business Markets/Central Region. He began his career with Motorola Corporation in 1983, before taking leadership roles with MCI Telecommunications Corp, eSpire Communications and Metromedia Fiber Network/AboveNet Communications.

David Birney

Mr. David G. Birney is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Birney also serves as a member of the Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance, and Executive Committees. Mr. Birney is currently retired. Previously, Mr. Birney served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Solvay America, Inc., a subsidiary of Solvay S.A., an international industrial chemical group, and held numerous executive level positions within the Solvay Group from 1978 to 2006. Mr. Birney also served as a director of Tronox Incorporated, a specialty chemical company, from 2006 to 2011.

Eugene Allspach

Mr. Eugene Robert Allspach is Independent Director of the Company, Mr. Allspach has served as a director of A. Schulman since May 2010 and is the Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit, Executive, and Finance Committees. Mr. Allspach served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, for TPC Group, Inc. (“TPC”), a producer of specialty chemicals, from September 2011 to December 2015. Mr. Allspach has also served as the President of E. R. Allspach & Associates, LLC, a company providing consulting services to new business development activities in the petrochemical industry, from 2003 to 2017. Mr. Allspach previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Equistar Chemicals, L.P., a petrochemical company. Mr. Allspach served as a director of TPC from 2011 until 2013, and as a director of ICO, Inc. (“ICO”) from 2008 until its acquisition by A. Schulman in May 2010. Mr. Allspach also serves on the advisory board of The Plaza Group, a privately held petrochemical company, and International Alliance Group, a privately held engineering services company, roles he has served since 2005 and 2016, respectively. Mr. Allspach was initially appointed and first re-nominated to the Board of Directors pursuant to the terms and conditions of the 2010 merger agreement between A. Schulman and ICO.

Gregory Barmore

Mr. Gregory T. Barmore is independent Director of the Company, Mr. Barmore has served as a director of A. Schulman since May 2010 and is the current Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit and Finance Committees. Mr. Barmore is currently retired and served as a director of Novation Companies, Inc., a specialty finance company, until December 2015, a position he had held since 1996. Previously, Mr. Barmore served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Electric Capital Mortgage Corporation, a subsidiary of General Electric Capital Corporation, and held numerous executive level positions within the General Electric family of companies from 1966 to 1997. In addition, Mr. Barmore served as a director of ICO from 2004 until its acquisition by A. Schulman in May 2010.

Carol Eicher

Ms. Carol S. Eicher is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Eicher was first appointed to the Board of Directors on September 8, 2017 pursuant to the Cruiser Agreement, and is a member of the Executive, Audit, and Compensation Committees. Since 2008, Ms. Eicher has served as a director for Tennant Company, a cleaning products and solutions company. Ms. Eicher currently serves as a member of the governance and compensation committees, and formerly served on the audit committee, for Tennant Company. Ms. Eicher also serves as Non-Executive Chairman, and previously as Chief Executive Officer, for Innocor Inc., a designer and manufacturer of home furnishings company. In addition, Ms. Eicher has served as a director and treasurer for Fairmount Park Conservancy, a nonprofit corporation since 2005. Ms. Eicher’s past business experience includes serving as Business President of Coating Materials and Building and Construction for The Dow Chemical Company, a manufacturer and seller of chemicals, plastic materials and other specialized products.

Lee Meyer

Mr. Lee D. Meyer is the Independent Director of the company, since 2008. Since 2006, Mr. Meyer the Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees. Since 2006, Mr. Meyer has acted as a consultant to Ply Gem Industries, Inc., a building product manufacturer, and to various investment firms involved in manufacturing companies with processes similar to A. Schulman. Previously, Mr. Meyer served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ply Gem Industries, Inc. from 2002 through 2006. Mr. Meyer currently serves as a director of Building Material Distributors, Inc., a private company, and previously served as a director of PW Eagle, Inc., formerly a public company manufacturer of plastic pipe.

James Mitarotonda

Mr. James A. Mitarotonda is an independent director of the Company. He as served as a director of A. Schulman since 2005 and is a member of the Compensation and Finance Committees. Mr. Mitarotonda has served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barington Capital Group, L.P., an investment firm, since 1991. Mr. Mitarotonda has also been the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barington Companies Investors, LLC, the general partner of Barington Companies Equity Partners, L.P., a value-added, activist investment fund, since 1999. Mr. Mitarotonda has served as a director of Omnova Solutions, Inc., a global provider of emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals, since 2015, and as a director of The Eastern Company, a manufacturer of industrial hardware, security and metal products, since 2015, serving as Chairman since 2016. Mr. Mitarotonda has also served as Chairman of Barington/Hilco Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, since 2015, and as its Chief Executive Officer during 2015. During the past five years, Mr. Mitarotonda served as a director of (i) The Pep Boys — Manny, Moe and Jack, an automotive aftermarket service and retail chain, from 2006 to 2016 (Chairman from 2008 to 2009), (ii) Ebix, Inc., a supplier of software and e-commerce services to the insurance, financial and healthcare industries, during 2015, (iii) The Jones Group Inc., a designer, marketer and wholesaler of branded clothing, shoes and accessories, from 2013 to 2014, and (iv) Griffon Corporation, a diversified manufacturing company, from 2007 to 2012.

Ernest Novak

Mr. Ernest J. Novak, Jr., is an independent Director of the company, since 2003. Mr. Novak is the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Executive and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. Mr. Novak is currently retired. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Novak served in various positions at Ernst & Young LLP, an international public accounting firm, including as Coordinating Partner for large multinational clients, as a member of the firm’s International Service Delivery and Quality Committee, as Area Industry Leader for manufacturing and, for 17 years, as the Managing Partner of various international offices until his retirement in 2003. Mr. Novak was a director of BorgWarner, Inc. from 2003 to 2017, and a director of FirstEnergy Corp. from 2004 to 2017. Mr. Novak served as the chair of the audit committee for Borg Warner, Inc.

Kathleen Oswald

Dr. Kathleen M. Oswald serves as Independent Director of the Company. She is a member of the Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. Ms. Oswald is the Chief Administrative Officer and a director for H2O Energy, Ltd., a diversified business that specializes in energy reduction conservation projects for commercial and residential buildings and property management. Previously, Ms. Oswald served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Henry Ford Health System, President – Right Management Great Lake Region, and Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for DaimlerChrysler. Ms. Oswald also serves as the Chair for the Great Lakes Center for the Arts, a nonprofit organization focused on bringing world class entertainment, education and thought leaders to northern Michigan, and as a director for the Autism Alliance of Michigan, a nonprofit organization focused on improving the quality of life for individuals with autism, positions she has held since 2016 and 2017. Previous board experiences include: American Society of Employers, Mercy Health Services, Imetris, Inforum, Michigan Virtual University, Marygrove College, southeast Michigan Heart Association, Junior Achievement of Southeast Michigan, Inforum Center for Leadership, and the Automotive Women’s Advisory Board.

Allen Spizzo

Mr. Allen A. Spizzo is Independent Director of the Company. Allen Spizzo is currently serves on the Board of Directors as a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees for Ferro Corporation, and on the Board of Directors of Global Specimen Solutions, Inc., a privately held informatics company. He previously served on the Board of Directors of OM Group, Incorporated, a global specialty chemicals and materials company. He is the former Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hercules Incorporated, an S&P 500 specialty chemical company and has been a management consultant focused on the chemicals, materials, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries since 2008. He also serves as an investment advisor and asset management trustee. Mr. Spizzo received a BS in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from University of Akron.

Jennifer Beeman