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Universal Forest Products Inc (UFPI.OQ)

UFPI.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Currie

69 2009 Chairman of the Board

Patrick Webster

57 2009 President, Chief Operating Officer

Matthew Missad

56 2011 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Cole

50 2000 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Allen Peters

49 2011 President of UFP Western Division, Inc

Donald James

57 2011 Executive Vice President - National Sales

Charles Greene

60 2013 Executive Vice President - Marketing

Robert Coleman

62 1999 Executive Vice President - Manufacturing

Chad Eastin

45 2016 Executive Vice President of Purchasing

Michael Mordell

59 2016 Executive Vice President - International Operations

Patrick Benton

47 2014 Executive Vice President - UFP Eastern Division – North

Jonathan West

46 2014 Executive Vice President - UFP Eastern Division South

John Engler

69 2003 Independent Director

Gary Goode

71 2003 Independent Director

Bruce Merino

63 2009 Independent Director

Thomas Rhodes

55 2012 Independent Director

Mary Tuuk

52 2014 Independent Director

Brian Walker

55 2015 Independent Director

Michael Wooldridge

57 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Currie

Mr. William G. Currie serves as Chairman of the Board of Universal Forest Products Inc. He joined our Company in 1971, and has served as a salesman, general manager, vice president, and executive vice president. He was the Chief Executive Officer of our Company from 1989 to 2006, and on January 1, 2000, also became Vice Chairman of the Board. On April 19, 2006, he was named Chairman of the Board and served as an employee with the title of Executive Chairman until he retired from our Company on July 20, 2009. Mr. Currie served on the board of Forestar Real Estate Group Inc. from 2008 to 2016. During his tenure with our Company, Mr. Currie created and, to this day, maintains extremely valuable relationships with many companies in the lumber and building material industries. He has an in-depth understanding of our Company’s supply chain and customer base, which makes him an important asset to management in assessing growth opportunities and strategic objectives.

Patrick Webster

Mr. Patrick M. Webster serves as President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Webster became Vice President of the Far West Region in 1999, on July 1, 2007, he became President of UFP Western Division, Inc., and on January 1, 2009 became President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company.

Matthew Missad

Mr. Matthew J. Missad serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He was Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, in addition to serving on the boards of subsidiary entities, including international partner-ships. Mr. Missad has been on the board of Independent Bank Corporation since October 2014, and serves on its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Missad’s experience and exposure to nearly all facets of our business is integral to the growth of our Company. Having led, at various times, the human resources, insurance, marketing, wood preservation, engineering, transportation, and compliance teams, and serving on our executive leadership team, he has an ability to understand and motivate people and teams, a capacity to simplify complex issues for sound decision-making, and a well-rounded and deep understanding of our Company’s business, people, markets, and opportunities.

Michael Cole

Mr. Michael R. Cole, CPA, serves as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of the Company. He joined in 1993. In December 1999, he was promoted to Vice President of Finance. On July 19, 2000, Mr. Cole became Chief Financial Officer of the Company.

Allen Peters

Mr. Allen T. Peters serves as President of UFP Western Division, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. He joined in 1997. In 2004 he became the General Manager of Operations of our plant in Harrisonville, MO and in 2007 became Regional Vice President of our Gulf Region. On January 1, 2011, Mr. Peters became President of UFP Western Division, Inc.

Donald James

Mr. Donald L. James serves as Executive Vice President - National Sales of the Company. He joined in 1998. On October 1, 2011, Mr. James became Executive Vice President of National Sales. Before this, he was Regional Vice President of operations in UFP Eastern Division, Inc.

Charles Greene

Mr. Charles Scott Greene serves as Executive Vice President - Marketing of the Company. He joined in 1991. In 2000, Mr. Greene became President of UFP Eastern Division, Inc. On October 1, 2011, Mr. Greene became Executive Vice President of New Business Development and on October 14, 2013, he became Executive Vice President of Marketing.

Robert Coleman

Mr. Robert D. Coleman serves as Executive Vice President - Manufacturing of the Company. He joined in 1979. On January 1, 1999, Mr. Coleman was named the Executive Vice President of Manufacturing of the Company.

Chad Eastin

Mr. Chad C. Uhlig Eastin is Executive Vice President of Purchasing of the Company. He joined in 1998. In 2007, he became General Manager of Operations of our plant in Chandler, AZ, and in 2014 he became Operations Vice President of our Mountain West Region, and became Regional Vice President of that region in 2015. On October 1, 2016, Mr. Eastin became the Executive Vice President of Purchasing for the Company.

Michael Mordell

Mr. Michael F. Mordell is Executive Vice President - International Operations of UFP Purchasing, Inc., a subsidiary of Universal Forest Products Inc. He joined in 1993. In 1999 he became Executive Vice President of Purchasing of Universal Forest Products Western Division, Inc. In November 2007, he became General Manager of Operations for our facility in Lafayette, CO, and on January 1, 2010, Mr. Mordell became Executive Vice President of Purchasing. On October 1, 2016, he became Executive Vice President of International Operations.

Patrick Benton

Mr. Patrick Benton serves as Executive Vice President - UFP Eastern Division – North, a subsidiary, of the Company. In 2008 he became Operations Vice President of the South Texas Region, and on July 1, 2014, he became Executive Vice President of UFP Eastern Division – North.

Jonathan West

Mr. Jonathan West serves as Executive Vice President - UFP Eastern Division South of the Company. In 2007 he became Regional Vice President of the Southeast Region, and on July 1, 2014, he became Executive Vice President of UFP Eastern Division – South.

John Engler

Hon. John M. Engler serves as Independent Director of Universal Forest Products Inc. He served as President of Business Roundtable from January 15, 2011 until his retirement on February 5, 2017. From 2004 until 2011, Mr. Engler was President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Manufacturers. He served as Michigan’s 46th Governor for three terms, from 1991 to 2003. Mr. Engler has served as an Independent Trustee of the Fidelity Fixed Income and Asset Allocation fund’s board since November 2014, and as a director of K12 Inc. since October 2012. He previously served on the boards of Munder Capital Management, Northwest Airlines, Delta Airlines, and Dow Jones & Company. Mr. Engler’s professional and legal background, coupled with his experience in successfully leading the State of Michigan for 12 years, gives him a unique capacity to understand complex issues and to simplify them in an efficient and effective manner. As President of the Business Roundtable, Mr. Engler led an association of chief executive officers of U.S. companies with over $7 trillion in annual revenue and more than 16 million employees. His work on issues ranging from tax and trade to corporate governance and regulatory policy makes him a key contributor as a director.

Gary Goode

Mr. Gary F. Goode serves as Independent Director of Universal Forest Products, Inc. He retired from Arthur Andersen LLP in March 2001 after 29 years. Following his retirement, Mr. Goode has worked as an independent consultant, and has served as Chairman of Titan Sales & Consulting, LLC since January 2004. Mr. Goode has been on the Board of Directors of Gentex Corporation since 2003 and serves on its Audit, Compensation, and Nominating Committees. Mr. Goode is a financial expert, as defined by the SEC. As a result of 29 years as a Certified Public Accountant, he gained valuable insight into a wide variety of businesses. His financial acumen, coupled with these varied business experiences, provides a great frame of reference for successful business practices at other companies. His working career also gives him extensive experience working with companies whose securities are registered with the SEC.

Bruce Merino

Mr. Bruce A. Merino serves as Independent Director of Universal Forest Products Inc. He retired from The Home Depot in 2009, after 25 years with the company. At the time of his retirement, he was Senior Vice President of Merchandising and President of The Home Depot’s Expo Design Center. Mr. Merino sits on the City of Hope’s Home Improvement Board Council and is its chair. Mr. Merino has been able to utilize his 38 years of experience in the home improvement industry to assist our Company in strategy and operations for our DIY market. His understanding of the procurement and marketing operations of big box retailers is very valuable to our Company.

Thomas Rhodes

Mr. Thomas W. Rhodes serves as Independent Director of Universal Forest Products Inc. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of TWR Enterprises, Inc. of Corona, CA, a company he formed in 1984, and which is the largest framing contractor in Southern California. Mr. Rhodes has served as a board member of the California Framing Contractors Association, Building Industry Association - Orange County, and the California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors - Orange County/Inland Empire. Mr. Rhodes has spent over 30 years building his business while establishing and developing relationships in the residential building and commercial construction industry. Mr. Rhodes’ experience in the site-built construction business and his career as a framing contractor and an entrepreneur, provides our Board and management with meaningful insight into this market and its prospects. His creative and strategic-thinking skills enable him to branch out into other ventures, including real estate, hotel development, and insurance. These experiences provide a unique benefit to his service on our Board.

Mary Tuuk

Ms. Mary E. Tuuk serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Tuuk became Chief Compliance Officer for Meijer, Inc., a regional retail chain, in July 2015. She was Executive Vice President of Corporate Services, and Secretary of the Board of Directors, for Fifth Third Bancorp of Cincinnati, OH, until she joined Meijer, Inc. Ms. Tuuk also served as President of Fifth Third Bank (Western Michigan) where she had leadership responsibility for the growth and strategic direction of major lines of business. Previously, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer for Fifth Third Bancorp from June 2007 to December 2011. She was named one of the “25 Women to Watch in Banking” by the American Banker magazine each year from 2008 to 2014. She serves on the boards of a variety of civic and charitable organizations. Ms. Tuuk is a financial expert, as defined by the SEC. Her experience in financial services adds a unique perspective to our Board. Her expertise in enterprise risk management, corporate governance, legal affairs, compliance, regulatory and governmental affairs, as well as strategic planning, further enhances her value as a Board member.

Brian Walker

Mr. Brian C. Walker serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of Herman Miller, Inc. of Zeeland, MI, a global provider of office furniture and services. Previously, he served as its chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Mr. Walker is also a director of Herman Miller, Inc. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and serves as the lead director and chairs the Compensation Committee of Briggs & Stratton Corporation. He served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago-Detroit Branch from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Walker is a sitting CEO, and has experience and expertise in finance, international business, executive compensation, strategic development, and organizational and human resource matters. Mr. Walker’s experience enables him to make valuable contributions to Board discussions concerning the Company’s strategy and operations, and his education, expertise, and experience in accounting and compensation matters provide a unique benefit as a member of our Board.

Michael Wooldridge

Mr. Michael G. Wooldridge serves as Independent Director of Universal Forest Products, Inc. Mr. Wooldridge is a Partner with the law firm of Varnum LLP, headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI. He joined Varnum in 1985, and is a partner in the firm’s corporate practice group, focusing on corporate governance, securities, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Wooldridge has been included in The Best Lawyers in America since 2005. He also serves on the boards of several community organizations. Mr. Wooldridge serves as an advisor and counsel to a number of publically held companies on a variety of corporate and securities law matters. His advice on compliance matters, corporate governance disclosure requirements, and other issues is invaluable, as is his experience in advising other publically held companies.

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