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Simpson Manufacturing Co Inc (SSD.N)

SSD.N on New York Stock Exchange

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22 Jun 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Louras

68 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

Karen Colonias

61 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Brian Magstadt

50 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary

Roger Dankel

54 2014 President - North American Sales

Kevin Swartzendruber

2017 Senior Vice President - Finance and Accounting

Ricardo Arevalo

61 2014 Chief Operating Officer

James Andrasick

74 2012 Independent Director

Michael Bless

52 2017 Independent Director

Jennifer Chatman

59 2004 Independent Director

Gary Cusumano

74 2007 Independent Director

Celeste Ford

61 2014 Independent Director

Robin MacGillivray

63 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Louras

Mr. Peter N. Louras, Jr., is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Louras joined the Board in 1999. He is a retired corporate executive and was appointed Chairman of the Board in April, 2014. He joined The Clorox Company in 1980 and was Group Vice President from May, 1992 until his retirement in July 2000. In this position, he served on The Clorox Company’s executive committee with overall responsibility for its international business activities and business development function, including acquisitions and divestitures. Before joining The Clorox Company, Mr. Louras, a certified public accountant, worked at Price Waterhouse in its offices in both San Francisco, California and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Louras actively participates in civic projects and serves on the boards of various non-for-profit organizations.

Karen Colonias

Ms. Karen Winifred Colonias is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Ms. Colonias has been our Chief Executive Officer since January 2012, and in 2013 she was appointed to the Board. From 2009 - 2012 she was our Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer. Prior to that, she held the position of Vice President of our global structural product solutions subsidiary, Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. and, in that capacity from 2004 to 2009, served as the Branch Manager of Simpson Strong-Tie’s manufacturing facility in Stockton, California. She joined Simpson Strong-Tie in 1984 as an engineer in the research and development department, where she was responsible for the design and testing of new products and code development. In 1998 she was promoted to Vice President of Engineering, responsible for Simpson Strong-Tie’s research and development efforts. Before joining Simpson Strong-Tie, she worked as a civil engineer for the Bechtel Corporation, a global engineering, construction, and project management company. Since 2016, she has served as a director of Reliance Steel and Aluminum Co.

Brian Magstadt

Mr. Brian J. Magstadt is a Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary of the Company. He has served as our Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary since January 2012. He joined Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. in 2004 as Financial Reporting Specialist, and, from 2008 until 2012, served as our Financial Reporting Manager, overseeing our external reporting program and managing various other accounting and finance functions. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, Chico, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Santa Clara University.

Roger Dankel

Mr. Roger Dankel is President - North American Sales, a subsidiary Company of Simpson Manufacturing Co Inc. He has been the President of North American Sales of our subsidiary, Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. since July 2014. He has been employed with us since 1993 as a Field Sales Representative until 1997, when he was promoted to Sales Manager in McKinney, Texas, and then Branch Sales Manager in charge of all sales functions of that branch. He has successfully integrated multiple new products, both acquired and internally developed, into Simpson Strong-Tie’s product lines. Mr. Dankel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Millsaps College. While Mr. Dankel, as a result of foreclosure proceedings related to a real estate investment, filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition in 2013, given that the nature of the investment giving rise to the bankruptcy and that his role focuses primarily on the operational aspects of our business, we do not believe that Mr. Dankel’s prior bankruptcy petition is currently material to evaluating his ability or integrity to serve as the President of North American Sales of Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. and do not expect to repeat disclosure concerning his prior bankruptcy in our future proxy statements.

Kevin Swartzendruber

Mr. Kevin Swartzendruber is Senior Vice President - Finance and Accounting of the Company. Prior to joining Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. he was vice president and corporate controller at Flex Ltd. from October 2005 through September 2017 where his responsibilities primarily included consolidation, external reporting to the SEC, external audit and compliance with US GAAP and SEC rules. Kevin also was an assistant corporate treasurer during a portion of his tenure with Flex Ltd. Prior to joining Flex, Mr. Swartzendruber was a director of SEC reporting and technical accounting with EchoStar (Dish Network) and prior to that, was a senior manager with Deloitte serving private equity investors in its mergers and acquisitions group and also serving high tech clients as an audit professional. Mr. Swartzendruber is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive status) in Colorado and California and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor of business administration in accounting and finance.

Ricardo Arevalo

Mr. Ricardo M. Arevalo is Chief Operating Officer of Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc., a subsidiary company of Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. He has been the Chief Operating Officer of our subsidiary, Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc., since July 2014. Mr. Arevalo began his career with us in 1999 at the Simpson Strong-Tie branch in Brea, California, as a Field Sales Engineer for the Wood Strong-Wall. From 2002 to 2008, he served as Simpson Strong-Tie’s Branch Engineering Manager for the Southwest United States. In 2008, he was promoted to Simpson Strong-Tie’s Vice President of Engineering, and in that capacity he organized and managed the support structure for multiple engineering groups (Connectors, Lateral systems, Fasteners, Anchors, FRP, RPS, Truss and Engineering Services), standardized policies and modernized and expanded our research and test capabilities. Mr. Arevalo is a licensed California structural engineer and civil engineer, previously was a part-time lecturer in timber design at California Polytechnic University at Pomona and is the author of several publications on wood structures. He has represented Simpson Strong-Tie on national television promoting deck safety. He holds degrees from California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo and the University of California at Santa Barbara. Prior to joining Simpson Strong-Tie, he spent 19 years in private practice as a structural engineer.

James Andrasick

Mr. James S. Andrasick is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Andrasick joined the Board in 2012. He was the Chairman of Matson Navigation Company’s board of directors, until his retirement in 2009, and was its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2002 through 2008. Prior to his positions at Matson Navigation, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., the parent company of Matson Navigation, and was responsible for all business development activity. He recently served as a Trustee and Chair of the finance committee of Mills College and is presently a Trustee of the U.S. Coast Guard Foundation and a Trustee and the Treasurer of the Big Sur Land Trust. He also previously served as a director and the Chairman of the board of the American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter, as well as served on the boards of the Aloha United Way, Arthritis Foundation and Hawaii Maritime Center. He was the Chairman and a Trustee of the University of Hawaii Foundation.

Michael Bless

Mr. Michael A. Bless is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bless has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Century Aluminum Company since November 2011 and was Century Aluminum’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from January 2006 to October 2011. He has been a board member of Century Aluminum since December, 2012, and a board member of CNA Financial Corporation since October, 2017, both of which are public companies. He has been National Trustee of Boys and Girls Clubs of America since January 2014.

Jennifer Chatman

Ms. Jennifer A. Chatman, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Chatman joined the Board in 2004. She is the Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Before joining the Berkeley faculty in 1993, she was a professor of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. She received her Ph.D. from Berkeley in 1988. She is a Trustee of Prospect Sierra School. In addition to her research and teaching at Berkeley, she consults with a wide range of organizations and is the faculty director of the Berkeley Executive Leader Program.

Gary Cusumano

Mr. Gary M. Cusumano is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Cusumano joined the Board in 2007. He was with the Newhall Land and Farming Company for more than 35 years, most recently as the Chairman of its board of directors, until his retirement in 2006. He is a director of Forest Lawn Memorial Park and the J.G. Boswell Company and was a director of Granite Construction, Inc., Sunkist Growers, Inc., Watkins-Johnson Company and Zero Corporation and has served on the boards of many not-for-profit and community service organizations.

Celeste Ford

Ms. Celeste Volz Ford is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Ford joined the Board in 2014. She has been the Chief Executive Officer of Stellar Solutions, Inc. since she founded the company in 1995. Stellar Solutions is a global provider of systems engineering expertise and a recognized leader in government and commercial aerospace programs. She is a proven leader of the Stellar companies, including Stellar Solutions, Inc., which provides engineering services, Stellar Solutions Aerospace Ltd, their UK-based affiliate, QuakeFinder, the humanitarian R&D division of Stellar Solutions, and the Stellar Solutions Foundation, a division focused on charitable giving to promote community involvement and outreach efforts. Ms. Ford sits on the boards of Seagate Government Solutions, The University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees, the American Conservatory Theater and the business Advisory Counsel of Illuminate Ventures.

Robin MacGillivray

Ms. Robin Greenway MacGillivray is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. MacGillivray joined the Board in 2004. She retired from AT&T Inc. in 2014 with nearly 15 years of executive leadership experience as a corporate officer. From 2010 until her retirement in 2014 she was Senior Vice President - One AT&T Integration where she led the implementation of hundreds of world-wide initiatives designed to integrate merged organizations for optimal customer service and financial performance. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President - Regional and Local Markets, responsible for service and sales of AT&T’s small business customers nationwide. Previously, she was President of Business Communications Services for AT&T’s western region, where she served the needs of small, medium and large businesses, including government, education and health care accounts. Over the course of her 35-year career, she held leadership positions in a variety of other areas, including engineering, operations, construction, finance and human resources.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Peter Louras

197,206

Karen Colonias

3,427,810

Brian Magstadt

1,803,810

Roger Dankel

1,417,970

Kevin Swartzendruber

--

Ricardo Arevalo

1,417,970

James Andrasick

158,706

Michael Bless

111,456

Jennifer Chatman

143,706

Gary Cusumano

154,706

Celeste Ford

134,706

Robin MacGillivray

157,706
As Of  31 Dec 2017