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Sensient Technologies Corp (SXT.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Manning

42 2016 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Rolfs

53 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Michael Geraghty

56 2012 President - Color Group

E. Craig Mitchell

53 2018 President - Flavors and Fragrances Group

Tobin Tornehl

44 2018 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

John Manning

49 2016 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Kimberly Chase

49 2016 Vice President, Treasurer

Jeffrey Makal

55 2018 Vice President - Internal Audit

Hank Brown

78 2017 Lead Independent Director

Joseph Carleone

72 2014 Independent Director

Edward Cichurski

76 2013 Independent Director

Mario Ferruzzi

43 2015 Independent Director

Donald Landry

63 2015 Independent Director

Deborah McKeithan-Gebhardt

59 2014 Independent Director

Scott Morrison

55 2016 Independent Director

Elaine Wedral

74 2017 Independent Director

Essie Whitelaw

69 1993 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Manning

Mr. Paul Hurton Manning is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Paul Manning has been Sensient’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer since April 21, 2016. He joined the Company in 2009 as General Manager, Food Colors North America, and became President of the Color Group in 2010. He became President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company in October 2012, and President and Chief Executive Officer in February 2014. Before joining the Company, he worked for Danaher Corporation as Mergers and Acquisitions Integration Manager of the Fluke Division and he held various supply chain and project manager positions with McMaster-Carr Supply Company. He holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Stanford University and an MBA from Northwestern University. He attended Stanford University on a Naval ROTC scholarship and served in the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer for four years.

Stephen Rolfs

Mr. Stephen J. Rolfs is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. He joined Sensient in 1997. Prior to assuming his current role as Senior Vice President, Administration, Mr. Rolfs was Sensient's Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. He has also served as Sensient's Treasurer and its Vice President, Corporate Development. Prior to joining Sensient, he was employed by Brown-Forman Corporation, a beverage and consumer products company, as a financial analyst and as Assistant Vice President. From 1986 to 1991 Mr. Rolfs worked as a CPA for the public accounting firm of Ernst & Young. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Michael Geraghty

Mr. Michael C. Geraghty is President - Color Group of the Company. He joined Sensient in April 2011 as General Manager, Food Colors USA. He holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Villanova University and an MBA from Jacksonville University.

E. Craig Mitchell

Mr. E. Craig Mitchell is President - Flavors and Fragrances Group., a subsidiary of the company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Mitchell served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Sekisui Specialty Chemicals America, LLC (April 2016 – September 2018), and as Vice President of Sales, Americas of Celanese Corporation (September 2013 – April 2016).

Tobin Tornehl

Mr. Tobin Tornehl is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of the Company. Mr. Tornehl joined Sensient in 2008, and currently holds the position of Director of Finance. Prior to joining Sensient, Mr. Tornehl worked as an accountant at Ernst & Young for four years and then in various finance positions within Strong Capital Management and Jefferson Wells. Mr. Tornehl is a Certified Public Accountant, and received a B.S. in Accounting from Boston College.

John Manning

Mr. John J. Manning is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Mr. John J. Manning has held his present office since April 21, 2016, and previously served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel (2013 – April 2016).

Kimberly Chase

Ms. Kimberly Chase is Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. Previously she served as Assistant Treasurer (March 2015 – October 2016), Treasury Consultant (December 2013 – March 2015) and Treasury Director (August 2010 – December 2013).

Jeffrey Makal

Mr. Jeffrey R. Makal is Vice President - Internal Audit of the Company. He was Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of the Company. He has held his present office since July 22, 2010, and previously served as Vice President Taxation (December 2006 – July 2010) and Director Taxation (2000-2006).

Hank Brown

Mr. Hank George Brown serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Brown is President Emeritus of the University of Colorado. Mr. Brown has served as Interim President of Arcadia University from July 2017 until April 2018 (anticipated), President of the University of Colorado from 2005 to 2008, and President of the University of Northern Colorado from 1998 to 2002, in both latter cases leading the institutions to greater enrollment and financial support. In between his times as president of a university, Mr. Brown served from 2002 to 2005 as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Daniels Fund, a billion-dollar charitable foundation, where he continues to serve on the Board. From 2008 through 2017, he was Senior Counsel with the law firm of Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber and Schreck P.C. Mr. Brown served as a United States Senator from Colorado from 1991 to 1997 (serving on the Foreign Relations and Judiciary Committees) and also served five terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 1991 (serving on the Ways and Means and Budget Committees). Prior to that, Mr. Brown served as Vice President of Monfort of Colorado, Inc. (a public food company with international operations, later acquired by ConAgra Foods, Inc.) from 1969 to 1980. While at Monfort, Mr. Brown started and/or directed several divisions with increasing responsibilities, including Corporate Development, International Sales and Operations, and the Lamb Feeding, Processing and Sales Division. Within the past five years, he was a director of Sealed Air Corporation (from 1997 to 2015) and First Bank Corp. (from 2013 to 2015). Prior to that time, he was a director of several other public companies. Mr. Brown earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of Colorado in 1961. Mr. Brown volunteered for the U.S. Navy, earning his commission at Newport, Rhode Island, and his navigator wings at Pensacola, Florida, and Corpus Christi, Texas.

Joseph Carleone

Dr. Joseph Carleone, Ph.D. is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Carleone is Chairman of the Board of AMPAC Fine Chemicals LLC (since December 2015), a leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical active ingredients. Prior to this position, Dr. Carleone was President and Chief Executive Officer of American Pacific Corporation (2010 to 2015), a leading custom manufacturer of fine and specialty chemicals and propulsion products. While at American Pacific Corporation, he also served as President and Chief Operating Officer (2006 to 2009), as a director (2006 to 2015), and as Chairman of the Board (March 2013 to February 2014, when it was acquired by H.I.G. Capital, LLC). Dr. Carleone has also served or currently serves as an officer and/or a director of several directly or indirectly wholly-owned subsidiaries of American Pacific Corporation. Since November 27, 2017, Dr. Carleone has served as a director of Avid Bioservices, Inc. (formerly known as Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) (NASDAQ: PPHM). After his election as a director, he was named non-executive Chairman of Avid Bioservices’ Board of Directors. Avid Bioservices is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapeutics to stimulate the body’s immune system to fight cancer. Dr. Carleone received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1968; his masters’ degree in Applied Mechanics from Drexel University in 1970; and his doctorate degree in Applied Mechanics from Drexel University in 1972.

Edward Cichurski

Mr. Edward H. Cichurski is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Cichurski spent 35 years practicing as a CPA for clients throughout the world with the international accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and its predecessors (he retired from that firm in 2000), including service in Barcelona, Spain, from 1978-1981, and service as the Managing Partner of the Milwaukee office (serving Wisconsin and parts of the upper Midwest) from 1989 to 1996. From mid-1996 to 2000, he worked with the firm’s Office of General Counsel at the firm’s National Office in New York. From 2000 to 2007, he served as Executive Vice President of Merchants & Manufacturers Bancorporation and as President of its financial services subsidiary. Following his retirement from that position, he serves, or has served, as an advisor to several public and private companies on business development, accounting, and financial reporting matters. That includes providing advisory services to Sensient from 2007 until his 2013 selection as a nominee for Sensient’s Board. Mr. Cichurski serves on the boards of numerous community and charitable organizations in the Milwaukee area and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Cichurski received his bachelor of science degree from Saint Peter’s College, Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1963, and his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1971. He served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1965, where he earned the Army Commendation Medal.

Mario Ferruzzi

Dr. Mario Ferruzzi is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Ferruzzi is a Professor of Food Science and Nutrition in the Plants for Human Health Institute and the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science at North Carolina State University. Prior to joining North Carolina State University, Dr. Ferruzzi served as a Professor in the Department of Food Science at Purdue University (2004 to 2016); a Research Scientist in the Coffee and Tea Beverage Development group at Nestlé Research & Development Center, Marysville, Ohio; and a Research Scientist at the Nutrition & Health and Scientific & Nutritional Support Departments at the Nestlé Research Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from Duke University (1996) and his M.S. (1998) and Ph.D. (2001) in Food Science and Nutrition from The Ohio State University. He has served on Sensient’s Scientific Advisory Committee since 2014. For his research efforts, Dr. Ferruzzi has received awards from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) (2010 Samuel Cate Prescott Young Investigator Award), the American Society for Nutrition (2011 Mary Rose Swartz Young Investigator Award), and Purdue University (2012 Agricultural Research Award) and was named a University Faculty Scholar by Purdue University in 2013. Dr. Ferruzzi has served as a scientific advisor to several food manufacturers and associations. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the North America branch of the International Life Science Institute. He is a professional member of IFT, the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), and the American Chemical Society (ACS). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Dr. Ferruzzi has held multiple leadership roles in these societies, at both local and national levels. He served as Chair of the Food Science & Nutrition Solutions Taskforce, a joint working group between IFT-ASN-IFIC and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).

Donald Landry

Dr. Donald W. Landry, M.D. Ph.D. is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Landry is the Samuel Bard Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. He also serves as its Director of the Division of Experimental Therapeutics and Physician-in-Chief for the Medical Service at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Medical Center. Dr. Landry has been a member of the faculty of Columbia University since 1985. At Columbia, Dr. Landry developed the first artificial enzyme to degrade cocaine and his report in Science was voted one of top 25 papers in the world for 1993 by the American Chemical Society. His discovery that vasopressin can be used to treat vasodilatory shock fundamentally changed intensive care medicine. He also pioneered an embryo-sparing approach to the generation of human embryonic stem cells. Dr. Landry has been a director of Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: TNXP) since October 2011. Between June 2007 and October 2011, Dr. Landry served as a founding director of Tonix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. Tonix Pharmaceuticals is a publicly traded company that develops next-generation medicines for common disorders of the central nervous system, including fibromyalgia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and episodic tension-type headache. Dr. Landry was co-founder and has been a member of L&L Technologies LLC since 1996. L&L Technologies LLC was formed to develop medications for central nervous system conditions. Dr. Landry was also a co-founder of Vela Pharmaceuticals, which developed several drugs for central nervous system disorders, including very low dose (VLD) cyclobenzaprine for fibromyalgia syndrome. Dr. Landry established his laboratory at Columbia University in 1991 to investigate medical applications of artificial enzymes. In 1998, he founded the Division of Experimental Therapeutics.

Deborah McKeithan-Gebhardt

Ms. Deborah McKeithan-Gebhardt is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. McKeithan-Gebhardt is President and Chief Operating Officer of Tamarack Petroleum Company, Inc. (since 2009), and also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Tamarack River Resources, LLC (since 2009). She previously served as Vice President and General Counsel of Tamarack Petroleum Company, Inc. (from 1991 to 2009). Tamarack Petroleum Company, Inc. is a private company engaged in oil and gas exploration. Tamarack River Resources, LLC is a Delaware limited liability company of which Tamarack Petroleum Company, Inc., is the majority member. Ms. McKeithan-Gebhardt has been with Tamarack Petroleum since 1991. Prior to joining Tamarack Petroleum, she was an attorney in private practice. Ms. McKeithan-Gebhardt earned a bachelor of arts degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University in 1980 and a Juris Doctor degree, summa cum laude, from Marquette University Law School in 1987. Ms. McKeithan-Gebhardt currently serves as a member of the Marquette University Law School Advisory Board.

Scott Morrison

Mr. Scott C. Morrison serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Morrison is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ball Corporation, a leading global supplier of innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food, and household products customers. He previously served as Vice President and Treasurer of Ball Corporation. Prior to joining Ball Corporation, Mr. Morrison held senior corporate banking roles at Bank One, First Chicago, and NBD Bank, Detroit. Mr. Morrison is an Executive Committee Member of the Board for the National Association of Manufacturers and Community Chairman of the Denver Chapter of the Kelley School of Business Indiana University. He previously served as Chairman of the National Association of Corporate Treasurers and as an expert testimony witness to the U.S. House of Representatives Agricultural Committee on Dodd-Frank legislation. Mr. Morrison has been recognized as CFO of the Year by CFO Magazine and Institutional Investor. Mr. Morrison received his Bachelor’s Degree (1984) in Finance from Indiana University and his M.B.A. (1988) from Wayne State University.

Elaine Wedral

Dr. Elaine R. Wedral, Ph.D. is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Wedral has served as President of the International Life Sciences Institute-North America, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., that provides a forum for academic, government, and industry scientists to identify important nutrition and food safety issues and works toward solutions for the benefit of the general public. From 2003 to 2014, Dr. Wedral was also a director of Balchem Corporation (where she served as chair of the governance and nominating committee and a member of the compensation committee), which is engaged in the development, manufacture, and marketing of specialty performance ingredients and products for the food, nutritional, feed, pharmaceutical, and medical sterilization industries. Dr. Wedral also serves on the editorial board of Food Processing magazine, serves on the board of the Women’s Global Health Institute at Purdue University, and continues to work with several industry groups and universities on food science issues in an advisory capacity. Dr. Wedral served as Lead Director from 2014 to 2017 and works closely with management on the Company’s Chemical Risk Reduction Strategy. Dr. Wedral holds a B.S. degree in Biochemistry from Purdue University, an M.S. degree in Food Microbiology from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in Food Biochemistry from Cornell University. From 1972 to 2006, Dr. Wedral served in various capacities with the Nestle Company, including as President of Nestle R&D Center, Inc., and director of Nestle R&D Food Service Systems Worldwide from 2000 to 2006 and as President of all Nestle U.S. R&D Centers from 1988 to 1999.

Essie Whitelaw

Ms. Essie M. Whitelaw is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Whitelaw served as Senior Vice President of Operations of Wisconsin Physician Services, a provider of health insurance and benefit plan administration, from 2001 until her retirement in 2010, where she was responsible for managing over 430 employees. Prior to that, Ms. Whitelaw served over 15 years in various executive positions, including as President and Chief Operating Officer (1992 to 1997) and Vice President of National Business Development, at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin, a comprehensive health and dental insurer. Among other things, while at Blue Cross Blue Shield, Ms. Whitelaw was responsible for managing insurance risk underwriting activities, regulatory compliance, and the development and implementation of appropriate sales incentive programs. Prior to its merger into another public utility in 2000, Ms. Whitelaw served on the board and on the audit, nominating, and retirement plan investment committees of WICOR Corporation, a Wisconsin energy utility. Ms. Whitelaw has served as a director of Network Health since 2016. Network Health is a Wisconsin based health insurer. Ms. Whitelaw is very active in the local Milwaukee area community. She currently serves as a director on the boards of the Wisconsin Lutheran High School Foundation, Inc. and the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and lives of women and their families, through education, outreach programs, and partnerships. Ms. Whitelaw’s prior board service includes the Milwaukee Public Museum, Goodwill Industries, United Way of Greater Milwaukee, Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, Greater Milwaukee Committee, and Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corp.