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TransDigm Group Inc (TDG.N)

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14 Dec 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

W. Nicholas Howley

65 2018 Executive Chairman of the Board

Kevin Stein

52 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robert Henderson

61 2017 Vice Chairman

Michael Lisman

35 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Bernt Iversen

60 2012 Executive Vice President - Business Development and Mergers & Acquisitions

Roger Jones

57 2015 Executive Vice President

Peter Palmer

53 2012 Executive Vice President

Joel Reiss

47 2015 Executive Vice President

Jorge Valladares

43 2018 Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of wer & Control Segment

James Skulina

58 2018 Senior Vice President - Finance

Raymond Laubenthal

56 2015 Director

David Barr

54 2017 Independent Director

William Dries

66 2011 Independent Director

Mervin Dunn

64 2007 Independent Director

Michael Graff

66 2003 Independent Director

Sean Hennessy

60 2006 Independent Director

Gary McCullough

59 2017 Independent Director

Douglas Peacock

79 2003 Independent Director

Michele Santana

47 2018 Independent Director

Robert Small

51 2010 Independent Director

John Staer

66 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

W. Nicholas Howley

Mr. W. Nicholas Howley is Executive Chairman of the Board of the company. Mr. Howley was Formerly director of Polypore International, Inc. - NYSE-listed manufacturer of polymer-based membranes (through November 2012). He is Co-founder of TransDigm Inc. and President and/or Chief Executive Officer of the Company since its inception in 2003 and of TransDigm Inc. since December 1998. As a co-founder of the Company, Mr. Howley brings to the Board an extensive understanding of the Company’s business. As the long-standing President and/or CEO of the Company and TransDigm Inc., Mr. Howley has played an integral role in the Company’s establishment and implementation of its core value drivers on an ongoing basis and in its rapid and strategic growth.

Kevin Stein

Mr. Kevin M. Stein is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He joined TransDigm in 2014 as Chief Operating Officer of the Power Group businesses. He has been the Company's President and Chief Operating Officer since 2016. Prior to joining TransDigm, he was employed at Precision Castparts Corporation as Executive Vice President and President of the Fasteners and Structural Castings businesses. Previous responsibilities included President of the Cooper Bussman division of Cooper Industries, as well as General Manager of Tyco Electronics Raychem circuit protection business. Mr. Stein holds a Bachelor of Science from Hobart College and a Masters degree and Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Stanford University.

Robert Henderson

Mr. Robert S. Henderson is appointed as Vice Chairman of the Company. Mr. Henderson was appointed Vice Chairman in January 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Henderson served as Chief Operating Officer—Airframe from October 2014 to December 2016. Mr. Henderson also previously served as Executive Vice President from December 2005 to October 2014, and as President of the AdelWiggins Group, a division of TransDigm Inc., from August 1999 to April 2008.

Michael Lisman

Mr. Michael Lisman is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mike was most recently Vice President of the TransDigm Mergers and Acquisitions team. Prior to this role, he managed the Air & Fuel Valves business unit at AeroFluid Products, a TransDigm operating company. Before joining TransDigm in 2015, Mike worked in private equity and held positions of increasing responsibility in the New York and London offices of Warburg Pincus and the Washington D.C. office of The Carlyle Group. Prior to that he worked in Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division. Mike received a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Bernt Iversen

Mr. Bernt G. Iversen, II, is Executive Vice President - Business Development and Mergers & Acquisitions of the Company. Mr. Iversen was appointed Executive Vice President—Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Development in May 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Iversen served as Executive Vice President of TD Group from December 6, 2010 through May 2012 and as President of Champion Aerospace LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TransDigm Inc., from June 2006 to December 2010.

Roger Jones

Mr. Roger V. Jones is Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Jones was appointed Executive Vice President in October 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Jones served as President of AeroControlex, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TransDigm Inc., from September 2009 to October 2015.

Peter Palmer

Mr. Peter Palmer is Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Palmer was appointed Executive Vice President in February 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Palmer served as President of AdelWiggins Group, a division of TransDigm Inc., from April 2010 to February 2012, and as President of CEF Industries, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TransDigm Inc., from June 2008 to March 2010.

Joel Reiss

Mr. Joel Reiss is a Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Reiss was appointed Executive Vice President in October 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Reiss served as President of Hartwell Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TransDigm Inc., from May 2012 to October 2015, and as President of Skurka Aerospace, also a wholly-owned subsidiary of TransDigm Inc., from July 2010 to May 2012.

Jorge Valladares

Mr. Jorge L. Valladares, III, is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of wer & Control Segment of the Company. Mr. Valladares was appointed Executive Vice President in October 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Valladares served as President of AvtechTyee, Inc. (formerly Avtech Corporation), a wholly-owned subsidiary of TransDigm Inc., from August 2009 to September 2013, and as President of AdelWiggins Group, a division of TransDigm Inc., from April 2008 to July 2009.

James Skulina

Mr. James Skulina is Senior Vice President - Finance of the Company. He has been with the Company since 1994. For the last six years, Mr. Skulina has been an Executive Vice President responsible for many of TransDigm’s existing businesses and new acquisitions. He has also served the Company in financial roles, including Corporate Controller and Controller for the Company’s AeroControlex business unit, and in other roles, including President of the Company’s Aero Fluid Products business. Mr. Skulina has an MBA from Cleveland State University and Bachelor of Accounting degree from Bowling Green State University.

Raymond Laubenthal

Mr. Raymond F. Laubenthal is President, Director of the company. He is Retired President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company (2005-2014). He was Formerly an employee of TransDigm Inc. or its subsidiaries since its inception in 1993. As a retired long-time management employee of the Company, Mr. Laubenthal brings to the Board an intimate knowledge of the Company and industry. In addition, Mr. Laubenthal’s continued involvement with the Company through Board service benefits the Company if it has a need for his expertise on any special projects (none of which are anticipated at this time).

David Barr

Mr. David A. Barr is Independent Director of TransDigm Group Incorporated. He is Director of Builders FirstSource, Inc. – Nasdaq listed supplier of building products and services. He was Formerly a director of ARAMARK Holdings Corp. – NYSE listed provider of food, facilities and uniform services (through February 2016). He was Former Managing Director, Warburg Pincus LLC, a private equity fund (2001 – 2017). As a Managing Director of Warburg Pincus LLC, as well as Co-Head of its Industrial and Business Services Team and member of its Executive Management Group, Mr. Barr brings a private equity philosophy to the Board consistent with the Company’s management approach. Mr. Barr also has extensive public company experience, including prior service on the Company’s board.

William Dries

Mr. William Dries is an Independent Director of the company. Mr. Dries is Director of NN Inc. – Nasdaq listed manufacturer of precision metal and plastic components (serves as audit committee chair). He was Formerly a director of Polypore International, Inc. – NYSE listed manufacturer of polymer-based membranes (through August 2015). He is Retired Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of EnPro Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of engineered industrial products (2002-2011). He was Formerly with United Dominion Industries, Inc. and Ernst & Young LLP. He was Previously licensed as a certified public accountant. As a former certified public accountant and the former chief financial officer of two public companies, both engaged in manufacturing highly engineered industrial products, and as director and audit committee member of another public company, Mr. Dries’ finance background and public company experience is valuable to the Company and provides additional financial depth to the audit committee. Mr. Dries’ acquisitions and international experience is also beneficial to the Company.

Mervin Dunn

Mr. Mervin Dunn is an Independent Director of the company. Mr. Dunn was Formerly director of Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. – NASDAQ-listed supplier of systems for the commercial vehicle market (through May 2013). He served as Operating Advisor, Clearlake Capital Group, since 2013, Formerly Chief Executive Officer of Futuris Group of Companies Ltd, a privately held Australian automotive supplier (August 2016 – October 2017), Formerly Co-Chairman of the Board of Futuris Group of Companies Ltd (2013 – August 2016), President and Chief Executive Officer of Merv Dunn Management & Consulting, LLC, a private management consulting company since 2013, Retired Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed supplier of systems for the commercial vehicle market (1999 – 2013). As former CEO of Commercial Vehicle Group, Mr. Dunn brings to the Board his extensive acquisition experience and experience with domestic and international management of an engineered product business, as well as his experience being the chief executive officer of a public company, all of which are useful to the Board.

Michael Graff

Mr. Michael S. Graff is an Independent Director of the company. Mr. Graff was Formerly a director of Builders FirstSource, Inc.—NASDAQ-listed manufacturer and distributor (through July 2016) and Polypore International, Inc. – NYSE-listed manufacturer of polymer-based membranes (through August 2015). He served as Managing Director of Warburg Pincus LLC, a private equity firm, since 2003, Formerly President and Chief Operating Officer of Bombardier Aerospace, an aerospace manufacturer. Mr. Graff brings to the Board a knowledge of acquisitions and capital market transactions and significant public company board experience, both acquired through his positions with Warburg Pincus. Additionally, with his aerospace industry experience, and his previous management consulting background at McKinsey, Mr. Graff’s industry and management perspective is valuable to the Company.

Sean Hennessy

Mr. Sean P. Hennessy, CPA is an Independent Director of the company. Mr. Hennessy is Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning, Development & Administration of The Sherwin Williams Company, a manufacturer and distributor of coatings and related products, since January 1, 2017. He was Formerly Chief Financial Officer of The Sherwin Williams Company (2001 – December 2016). He is a Certified public accountant. As a certified public accountant and former CFO of a public company engaged in manufacturing, Mr. Hennessy’s finance background and public company experience is valuable to the Company and critical for his service on the Company’s Board and as chair of the Audit Committee.

Gary McCullough

Mr. Gary E. McCullough is Independent Director of the company. He has served as an Advisor to Abundant Venture Partners, a Chicago-based venture capital company, and to various other early stage companies since 2012. He was Formerly Chief Executive Officer of Advertising Resources, Inc., a private company that provides design and packaging co-manufacturing and logistics for consumer package goods companies, (2014 – 2017). He previously, President & Chief Executive Officer of Career Education Corporation, a publicly traded education services company, as well as serving in management positions with increasing responsibility at Ross Products, Abbott Laboratories, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company and The Procter & Gamble Company. Mr. McCullough is valuable to the Board because of his public company leadership and public board experience. Mr. McCullough was previously President and CEO and served on the Board of Directors of Career Education Corporation, a publicly traded education services company. In addition to his service on the Board of Directors of Career Education Corporation, Mr. McCullough served on the Board of Directors of The Sherwin Williams Company from 2002—2011, where he served on the Audit Committee during his entire tenure and served as the Audit Committee Chair during 2011.

Douglas Peacock

Mr. Douglas W. Peacock is no longer Independent Director of the Company effective March 20, 2019. Mr. Peacock is retired Chairman of TransDigm Inc. (1993 – 2003). He was formerly CEO of TransDigm Inc. (1993 – 2001). He was Formerly President of TransDigm Inc. (1993 – 1998). As a co-founder of the Company and retired CEO and Chairman of TransDigm Inc., with prior diverse and lengthy experience as senior management at a broad range of engineered products companies, Mr. Peacock brings to the Board an extensive understanding of the Company’s business.

Michele Santana

Ms. Michele Santana is Independent Director of the company. She is Chief Financial Officer of Signet Jewelers (NYSE: SIG), a retail jeweler, a role in which she has served since 2014. Prior to that Ms. Santana was Senior Vice President and Controller of Signet. Ms. Santana was deemed to be valuable to the Board because of her status and experience as a current chief financial officer of a large public company. Ms. Santana is a certified public accountant and was determined to be an audit committee financial expert by the Board.

Robert Small

Mr. Robert J. Small is an Independent Director of the company. Mr. Small served as Managing Director of Berkshire Partners LLC, a private equity investment firm, since 2000 (having joined the firm in 1992). He is Managing Director of Stockbridge Partners LLC, a specialized investment group affiliated with Berkshire focused on marketable securities, since its inception in 2007. Mr. Small brings to the Board a knowledge of acquisitions and capital market transactions, based on more than 20 years of experience in the private equity industry, as well as a breadth of board experience. Mr. Small is or has been a director of several of Berkshire’s portfolio companies, including having previously served as director of Hexcel Corporation, a composite materials producer primarily for aerospace applications, which is publicly traded on the NYSE.

John Staer

Mr. John Staer is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Staer was formerly a director of Dalhoff Larsen & Horneman A/S, a Danish public company that is supplier of timber and wood products (through April 2017). He was formerly a director of Ambu A/S, a Danish public company that is a manufacturer of hospital and rescue service equipment (through December 2015). He is Retired Chief Executive Officer of Satair A/S, a subsidiary of Airbus (“Satair”), and a distributor of aerospace products, including parts manufactured by subsidiaries of the Company (1993 – 2013). Through 2013, Mr. Staer was CEO of Satair A/S when it was a public company in Denmark and then as a subsidiary of Airbus. Satair is a distributor of aerospace products, including parts manufactured by subsidiaries of the Company. In addition, Mr. Staer has prior experience as a CFO. Mr. Staer is valuable to the Board because of his industry experience, international experience (including extensively in Europe and the Pacific Rim), mergers and acquisitions experience and finance background and experience as a public company board member.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

W. Nicholas Howley

61,023,100

Kevin Stein

11,730,600

Robert Henderson

17,719,500

Michael Lisman

--

Bernt Iversen

14,059,800

Roger Jones

4,881,850

Peter Palmer

2,119,500

Joel Reiss

4,980,340

Jorge Valladares

3,631,150

James Skulina

2,042,960

Raymond Laubenthal

60,000

David Barr

--

William Dries

452,424

Mervin Dunn

1,050,820

Michael Graff

244,228

Sean Hennessy

329,424

Gary McCullough

--

Douglas Peacock

1,070,020

Michele Santana

--

Robert Small

567,424

John Staer

388,024
As Of  30 Sep 2017