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TreeHouse Foods Inc (THS.N)

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18 Sep 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gary Smith

75 2018 Chairman of the Board

Steven Oakland

57 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Matthew Foulston

53 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Rachel Bishop

44 2017 President of TreeHouse Foods

Thomas O'Neill

63 2011 Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Lori Roberts

57 2015 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Maurice Alkemade

50 2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer

Erik Kahler

52 2006 Senior Vice President - Corporate Development

John Waldron

53 2018 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Ann Sardini

68 2014 Lead Independent Director

Matthew Rubel

60 2018 Director

David Vermylen

67 2011 Director, Senior Advisor

George Bayly

75 2005 Independent Director

Linda Massman

51 2016 Independent Director

Dennis O Brien

60 2009 Independent Director

Frank O'Connell

73 2005 Independent Director

Jean Spence

58 2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gary Smith

Mr. Gary Dale Smith has been appointed Chairman of the Board of the Company effective July 1, 2018. Mr. Smith has served as a Director since June 2005. Mr. Smith is Chairman of Encore Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in serving the national food and retail goods sectors, a position he has held since January 2001. Since 2005, he has been a Founding Managing Director of Encore Consumer Capital. From April 1995 to December 2004, Mr. Smith served as Senior Vice President — Marketing of Safeway Inc. In addition, Mr. Smith held various management positions at Safeway Inc. from 1961 to 1995. In addition to our Board, Mr. Smith currently serves on or has previously served on the boards of directors of AgriWise, Inc., Altierre Corporation, Philly’s Famous Water Ice, Inc., the Winery Exchange, Inc., FreshKO Produce Services, Inc., Aidell’s Sausage Company, Inc., Mesa Foods, Inc., Brownie Brittle, LLC and Fantasy Cookie Company, Pint Size Distribution Co., Slingshot Power, and Pure Red, LLC.

Steven Oakland

Mr. Steven T. Oakland has been appointed President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company on March 26, 2018. He has served as Vice Chair and President, U.S. Food and Beverage of The J.M. Smucker Company (“Smucker’s”) (NYSE: SJM), a manufacturer of branded food products, since May 2016. He previously served as President, Coffee and Foodservice of Smucker’s from April 2015 to April 2016; President, International Food Service of Smucker’s from May 2011 to March 2015; and President, U.S. Retail-Smucker’s Jif, and Hungry Jack from August 2008 to May 2011. Mr. Oakland has spent most of his career at Smucker’s, serving in increasingly senior positions, including General Manager of Smucker’s Canadian operations from 1995 to 1999. Mr. Oakland currently serves on the board of directors of Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), an athletic footwear and apparel retailer, Foster Farms, a privately-held poultry company, and MTD Products Corporation, a privately-held outdoor products manufacturer. Mr. Oakland earned his B.A in Marketing and Economics from Mount Union College. As a currently active food and beverage executive, Mr. Oakland brings an understanding of the rapidly-changing consumer demands across the food and beverage industry and has in-depth knowledge of the manufacturer and retailer strategies for both brands and private label to address these changing demands. In addition, Mr. Oakland understands large scale M&A and the associated integration and operational priorities, and has significant public and private board of directors experience across both manufacturing and retailing.

Matthew Foulston

Mr. Matthew J. Foulston is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of TreeHouse Foods, Inc. Mr. Foulston joined TreeHouse in December 2016. Prior to joining TreeHouse Foods, Mr. Foulston was the Chief Financial Officer at Compass Minerals International Inc. from December 2014 to December 2016. During his tenure at Compass he was responsible for accounting, financial planning and reporting, tax, internal audit, capital investment management and investor relations. Additionally, he was a board member of Produquimica S.A. Prior to joining Compass Minerals, Mr. Foulston was Senior Vice President of Operations and Corporate Finance at Navistar International and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Navistar Truck. He previously held senior leadership positions at Mazda North America and Ford Motor Company in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. Mr. Foulston earned his Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Economics from Loughborough University in Leicestershire, United Kingdom.

Rachel Bishop

Ms. Rachel R. Bishop is President of TreeHouse Foods of the company. Prior to joining TreeHouse, Ms. Bishop was at the Walgreen Company from 2009 where she was most recently Group Vice President, Retail Strategy. From 2001-2009 Ms. Bishop was at McKinsey & Company, where she worked with consumer businesses on a broad range of sales, marketing, and operational topics with a focus on growth strategy development and implementation. Ms. Bishop earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering with a minor in technology management from Northwestern University, where she was a National Science Foundation fellowship recipient and graduate fellow at GE Research & Development Center. She holds B.S. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering and in Geophysics from Brown University.

Thomas O'Neill

Mr. Thomas E. O'Neill, Jr., is an Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the company. From January 27, 2005 to July 1, 2011, Mr. O’Neill was Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer, and Corporate Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining us, Mr. O’Neill was a principal in TreeHouse, LLC, an entity unrelated to the Company that was formed to pursue investment opportunities in consumer packaged goods businesses. From February 2000 to March 2001, he served as Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Keebler Foods Company. He previously served at Keebler as Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel from December 1996 to February 2000. Prior to joining Keebler, Mr. O’Neill served as Vice President and Division Counsel for the Worldwide Beverage Division of the Quaker Oats Company from December 1994 to December 1996; Vice President and Division Counsel of the Gatorade Worldwide Division of the Quaker Oats Company from 1991 to 1994; and Corporate Counsel at Quaker Oats from 1985 to 1991. Prior to joining Quaker Oats, Mr. O’Neill was an attorney at Winston & Strawn LLP. In 1991, Mr. O’Neill completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School. Mr. O’Neill holds a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Notre Dame.

Lori Roberts

Ms. Lori G. Roberts is an Senior Vice President - Human Resources of the Company since July 2015. Ms. Lori joined TreeHouse in January 2015. Prior to joining TreeHouse, Ms. Roberts was Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at TMK Ipsco, Inc. from May 2010 to March 2013. From February 2007 to December 2009, Ms. Roberts was Vice President Human Resources at Claymore Group, Inc. Ms. Roberts was not employed between March 2013 and December 2014 and between January 2010 and April 2010. She previously held senior level human resources roles at Pliant Corporation, Wallace Computer Services, Inc. and Cummins Inc. Ms. Roberts holds a B.S. and an M.A. from Indiana University.

Maurice Alkemade

Mr. Maurice Alkemade is Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer of the Company. Prior to joining TreeHouse, Mr. Alkemade was at Walgreens from 2009 where he was most recently Group Vice President of their Grocery, Beverage, Household and Seasonal Divisions. Prior to that role, Mr. Alkemade was Group Vice President of Walgreens’ Owned Brand and Global Sourcing Division. From 1994 to 2009, Mr. Alkemade was at Kraft Foods, where he held various senior leadership positions in finance, insights, sales and general management. Mr. Alkemade has worked in Canada, U.S. and Asia. Mr. Alkemade graduated from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada with a B.A. in Business Administration and Economics.

Erik Kahler

Mr. Erik Thomas Kahler is an Senior Vice President - Corporate Development of the company. Prior to joining TreeHouse, Mr. Kahler served as Managing Director of Dresdner Kleinwort Securities, LLC, a full service global investment bank for public and private companies, from May 2004 to October 2006. From November 1997 to July 2003, Mr. Kahler held senior investment banking leadership roles at Citigroup, Inc., as Director — Mergers and Acquisitions Citigroup Global Markets Holdings Inc. and at Wasserstein Perella & Company, Inc., where he was Vice President — Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to joining Wasserstein Perella, Mr. Kahler worked for Ernst & Young and CIBC in various financial advisory roles. Mr. Kahler holds a B.A. from Colorado College and an M.B.A. from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

John Waldron

Mr. John P. Waldron is appointed as Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of the company since January 1, 2016, Mr. Waldron has been the Chief Financial Officer at Lifeway Foods, Inc. Prior to his employment at Lifeway Foods, Inc., Mr. Waldron was a financial consultant at Tatum during 2015,counseling a large public company on effective controllership capabilities. Previously, Mr. Waldron was Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at Campbell Soup Company from 2011 to 2013 and Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Navistar from 2006 to 2010. Prior to 2006, Mr. Waldron held various financial leadership positions with private and public companies including RR Donnelley, the Follett Corporation, Dominick's Supermarkets andTerrific Promotions. Mr. Waldron began his career at Arthur Andersen and he is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago.

Ann Sardini

Ms. Ann M. Sardini is an Lead Independent Director of Treehouse Foods Inc. Ms. Sardini has served as a Director since May 2008. Ms. Sardini is currently since 2013 an independent advisor and consultant to early and mid-stage companies and private equity firms. From April 2001 to June 2012, when she retired from that position, Ms. Sardini served as the Chief Financial Officer of Weight Watchers International, Inc. She served as Chief Financial Officer of Vitamin Shoppe.com, Inc., a seller of vitamins and nutritional supplements, from September 1999 to December 2001, and from March 1995 to August 1999 she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Children’s Television Workshop. In addition, Ms. Sardini has held finance positions at QVC, Inc., Chris Craft Industries, and the National Broadcasting Company. In addition to our Board, Ms. Sardini has served on the board of directors of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. since 2013 and currently chairs its Audit Committee, and since 2016, on the board of directors of Ideal Protein and chairs its Audit Committee. In addition, Ms. Sardini currently serves on the advisory boards of To The Market and PetTrax since 2016, and Everplans since 2017. Previously, Ms. Sardini has served on the boards of directors for Promise Project Fund for the City of New York from 2012 to 2015, Weight Watchers Danone China Ltd. from 2008 to 2010 and Veneca Inc. from 2005 to 2007, and on the advisory board of Learnvest.com from 2013 to 2015. Ms. Sardini holds a B.A. from Boston College and an M.B.A from Simmons College Graduate School of Management. Ms. Sardini is our Lead Independent Director and a member of the Compensation Committee of our Board.

Matthew Rubel

Mr. Matthew Evan Rubel is an Director of the Company. most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of Varsity Brands. He currently serves as Executive Chairman of the Board at KidKraft, Inc. and as the Lead Independent Director of The Joint Corporation. He is also an Independent Director at Hudson’s Bay Company. In addition, Mr. Rubel serves on the Board of HSNi, the holding company of HSN and Cornerstone Brands. In 2010, Mr. Rubel became a Presidential Appointee to the House Advisory Council on Trade Policy Negotiation. Starting in 2015, Mr. Rubel served as a Senior Advisor at Roark Capital Group. From 2011 to 2015, he served as a Senior Advisor to both TPG Capital, L.P. and TPG Growth. Prior to his advisor roles, Mr. Rubel served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Collective Brands, Inc. from 2005 to 2011, including his time as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Payless Inc. which saw the acquisition of brands including Sperry Topsider, Saucony, Stride Rite and Keds. From February 1999 to July 2005, he served as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Cole Haan. Prior to joining Cole Haan, Mr. Rubel served as an Executive Vice President of J. Crew Group and Chief Executive Officer of Popular Club Plan from 1994 to 1999. Mr. Rubel has been a director of numerous multi-national retail companies and consumer brands, including Supervalue (2010 – 2016). Mr. Rubel earned his Bachelor of Science in journalism from Ohio University and holds an MBA from the University of Miami.

David Vermylen

Mr. David B. Vermylen is an Director and Senior Advisor of Treehouse Foods Inc. has served as a Director since August 2009. Mr. Vermylen has been a Senior Advisor to TreeHouse since July 1, 2011. Mr. Vermylen held the positions of President and Chief Operating Officer for TreeHouse, from January 2005 to July 2011. Prior to joining us, Mr. Vermylen was a principal in TreeHouse, LLC, an entity unrelated to the Company that was formed to pursue investment opportunities in consumer packaged goods businesses. From March 2001 to October 2002, Mr. Vermylen served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Keebler Foods, a division of Kellogg Company. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer of Keebler, Mr. Vermylen served as the President of Keebler Brands from January 1996 to February 2001. Mr. Vermylen served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brother’s Gourmet Coffee, and Vice President of Marketing and Development and later President and Chief Executive Officer of Mother’s Cake and Cookie Co. His prior experience also includes three (3) years with the Fobes Group and fourteen (14) years with General Foods Corporation where he served in various marketing positions. In addition to our Board, Mr. Vermylen currently serves on or has previously served on the boards of directors of Aeropostale, Inc., Birds Eye Foods, Inc. and Brownie Brittle LLC. Mr. Vermylen holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from New York University.

George Bayly

Mr. George V. Bayly is Independent Director of Treehouse Foods Inc. Mr. Bayly has served as a Director since June 2005. Mr. Bayly currently serves as principal of Whitehall Investors, LLC, a consulting and venture capital firm, having served in that role since August 2008. Mr. Bayly served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Altivity Packaging LLC, a maker of consumer packaging products and services, from September 2006 to March 2008. He also served as CEO and Co-Chairman of U.S. Can Corporation from 2003 to 2006 and Chief Executive Officer in 2005. In addition, from January 1991 to December 2002, Mr. Bayly served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ivex Packaging Corporation. From 1987 to 1991, Mr. Bayly served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Olympic Packaging, Inc. Mr. Bayly also held various management positions with Packaging Corporation of America from 1973 to 1987. Prior to joining Packaging Corporation of America, Mr. Bayly served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy. In addition to our Board, Mr. Bayly currently serves on the board of directors of ACCO Brands Corporation, Multi-Packaging Solutions Limited and Miami University’s Farmel School of Business and is a member of a five-person (5) roundtable at Madison Dearborn Partners. Mr. Bayly formerly served on the boards of directors of Huhtamaki Oyj, General Binding Corporation, Packaging Dynamics, Inc., U.S. Can Corporation, Ryt-Way Industries, Inc. Altivity Packaging LLC and Graphic Packaging Holding Company. Mr. Bayly holds a B.S. from Miami University and an M.B.A from Northwestern University. Mr. Bayly is Chairman of the Compensation Committee of our Board.

Linda Massman

Ms. Linda K. Massman is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Massman was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors on July 28, 2016. Ms. Massman serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Clearwater Paper Corporation where she has been in position since 2013. Previously, Ms. Massman served as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer from 2011-2013. Prior to that, Ms. Massman served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2011. Before joining Clearwater Paper, Ms. Massman served as group vice president of finance and corporate planning for SUPERVALU Inc., following its acquisition of Albertson’s Inc, where she served in a similar capacity. Prior to that, Ms. Massman was a business strategy consultant for Accenture. Ms. Massman serves on the Board of Directors of Clearwater Paper Corporation and Black Hills Corporation. In 2016, she was elected as the first vice chairwoman for the American Forest & Paper Association. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from the University of North Dakota and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. Ms. Massman is a member of the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors.

Dennis O Brien

Mr. Dennis F. O Brien is Independent Director of Treehouse Foods Inc. Mr. O’Brien has served as a Director since August 2009. Mr. O’Brien is a partner of Gryphon Investors, Inc., a private equity firm, a position he has held since April 2008. Prior to joining Gryphon, Mr. O’Brien was the Chief Executive Officer of Penta Water Company, a privately owned bottled water company, from April 2007 to April 2008. On October 5, 2009, Penta Water Company, Inc. filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11. Mr. O’Brien held a series of executive positions with ConAgra Foods, Inc., including President and Chief Operating Officer, Retail Products from 2004 to 2006, President and Chief Operating Officer, Grocery Foods from 2002 through 2004, Executive Vice President, Grocery Foods from 2001 to 2002 and President, ConAgra Store Brands from 2000 through 2001. In addition, Mr. O’Brien previously held executive and marketing positions at Armstrong World Industries, Campbell’s Soup Company, Nestle S.A. and Procter & Gamble. Mr. O’Brien holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Connecticut. Mr. O’Brien previously sat on the audit committee of Senomyx, Inc.. Mr. O’Brien is a member of the Compensation Committee and Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of our Board.

Frank O'Connell

Mr. Frank J. O'Connell is Independent Director of Treehouse Foods Inc. Mr. O’Connell has served as a Director since June 2005. Mr. O’Connell currently serves as the General Partner of the Quincy Investment Pools LP and is a co-founder of Tuckerman Capital, a Private Equity firm. Mr. O’Connell previously served as a senior partner of The Parthenon Group from June 2004 until May 2012. From November 2000 to June 2002, Mr. O’Connell served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Indian Motorcycle Corporation. From June 2002 to May 2004, Mr. O’Connell served as Chairman of Indian Motorcycle Corporation. Prior to Indian Motorcycle Corporation, from 1996 to 2000, Mr. O’Connell served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gibson Greetings, Inc. From 1991 to 1995, Mr. O’Connell served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Skybox International. Mr. O’Connell has previously served as President of Reebok Brands, North America, President of HBO Video and Senior Vice President of Mattel’s Electronics Division. Mr. O’Connell is the Non-Executive Chairman of Schylling Inc., a private company and is on the board of King Arthur Flour, an employee-owned corporation. Mr. O’Connell holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Cornell University. Mr. O’Connell is Chairman of the Audit Committee of our Board.

Jean Spence

Ms. Jean Spence is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Spence, an independent consultant, was formerly Executive Vice President of Research, Development, & Quality at Mondelez International, Inc., a global leader in biscuits, chocolate, gum, candy and powdered beverages. Prior to the 2012 spin-off transaction to form Mondelez, Ms. Spence served in the same capacity at parent company Kraft Foods, Inc. where she was responsible for improving quality and food safety on a worldwide basis, coordinating global compliance programs, scientific relations, regulatory relations, microbiology, and auditing. She has represented the food industry on the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council, and Kraft on the International Life Sciences Institute and Junior Achievement of Chicago Boards. Ms. Spence serves on the Supervisory Board of GEA Group AG and is Chair of the Clarkson University Board of Trustees. Ms. Spence earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University and a Master's in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Gary Smith

275,206

Steven Oakland

--

Matthew Foulston

2,280,150

Rachel Bishop

1,792,860

Thomas O'Neill

1,934,180

Lori Roberts

1,208,480

Maurice Alkemade

1,762,350

Erik Kahler

1,208,480

John Waldron

--

Ann Sardini

277,706

Matthew Rubel

--

David Vermylen

562,706

George Bayly

270,206

Linda Massman

275,206

Dennis O Brien

292,706

Frank O'Connell

280,206

Jean Spence

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As Of  31 Dec 2017