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Broadwind Energy Inc (BWEN.O)

BWEN.O on Consolidated Issue listed on NASDAQ Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Reiland

61 2010 Independent Chairman of the Board

Stephanie Kushner

60 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer

Jason Bonfigt

39 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Principal Financial Officer, Corporate Controller, Treasurer

Erik Jensen

47 2014 Vice President and Chief Human Capital Officer

Persio Lisboa

51 2016 Director

Cary Wood

50 2016 Director

Terence Fox

60 2006 Independent Director

Thomas Wagner

63 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Reiland

Mr. David P. Reiland is Independent Chairman of the Board of Broadwind Energy Inc., since May 17, 2010. Mr. Reiland is a member of the Audit Committee and is designated as a financial expert. Mr. Reiland is also a member of the Governance/Nominating Committee. Mr. Reiland was employed by Magnetek, Inc., a public company that develops, manufactures and markets power and motion control systems, from August 1986 until January 2009, where he held numerous high-level positions, including Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Controller and Vice President of Finance, and served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Magnetek from October 2006 until October 2008. Mr. Reiland continues to serve on the Board of Directors of Magnetek. The Governance/Nominating Committee concluded that Mr. Reiland should serve as a Director of the Company as of the date of this Proxy Statement on the basis of his extensive leadership experience and financial expertise. In addition, Mr. Reiland is a Certified Public Accountant who earned an undergraduate degree in financial management from California State University, Long Beach, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California.

Stephanie Kushner

Ms. Stephanie K. Kushner has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer of the company effective August 7, 2017. Ms. Kushner has served as the Company’s Interim President and Chief Executive Officer since November 30, 2015, and as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since August 15, 2009. She has more than 30 years of accounting and finance experience, including serving as Chief Financial Officer for publicly traded global manufacturer Federal Signal Corporation from 2002 to 2008. Ms. Kushner held several global finance leadership positions with FMC Corporation, and began her career with Amoco Corporation. Ms. Kushner holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Douglass College at Rutgers University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School.

Jason Bonfigt

Mr. Jason L. Bonfigt has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Principal Financial Officer, Corporate Controller, Treasurer of the Company effective August 7, 2017. He has served as the Company’s Vice President and Corporate Controller since August 1, 2016. He was previously Vice President of Finance at Brad Foote Gear Works, Inc., the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, beginning in May 2014, and before that served as the Company’s Director of Finance beginning in March 2011. Mr. Bonfigt joined the Company in August 2008, and during his tenure has held various financial and operational roles, focusing on financial reporting and control and financial planning and analysis. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and Economics from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Erik Jensen

Erik W. Jensen is Vice President and Chief Human Capital Officer of the Company since July 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Jensen was Vice President of Human Resources of Pettibone, LLC ("Pettibone"), part of a privately-held group of manufacturing companies, starting in August 2011. For more than 3 years prior to joining Pettibone, Mr. Jensen was employed by ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft Company ("ThyssenKrupp"), a publicly-traded German company. During his tenure at ThyssenKrupp, Mr. Jensen held the position of Director of Human Resources. Mr. Jensen began his career in the chemical industry with Stepan Company, a publicly-traded company, where during his 14 year career he transitioned from operations to Human Resources. Mr. Jensen earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology, with a concentration in Manufacturing Engineering from Eastern Illinois University, and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Olivet Nazarene University.

Persio Lisboa

Mr. Persio V. Lisboa is Director of the Company. Mr. Lisboa has served as President, Operations of Navistar, Inc. (“Navistar”), a leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, buses, defense vehicles and engines, since November 2014. Prior to holding this position, Mr. Lisboa held various positions with Navistar including Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer from December 2012 to November 2014, Vice President, Purchasing and Logistics and Chief Procurement Officer from October 2011 to November 2012, and Vice President, Purchasing and Logistics from August 2008 to October 2011. Prior to holding these positions, Mr. Lisboa held various management positions within Navistar’s North American and South American operations. Mr. Lisboa began his career at Maxion International Motores Brasil, followed by a move to International Engines Argentina S.A., and then to MWM-International South America. Mr. Lisboa received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Marke ting Specialization from Pontificia Universidade Catolica (PUC) de Sao Paulo. He is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

Cary Wood

Mr. Cary B. Wood is Director of the Company. Mr. Wood has served on the Board of Directors of Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG), an internationally-recognized designer, manufacturer and marketer of resistive foil technology, sensors, and sensor-based systems to niche, industrial applications, since March 2016. Mr. Wood served as Chief Executive Officer and director of Sparton Corporation (NYSE: SPA) from November 2008 to February 2016, and as its President from April 2009 to February 2016. From August 2004 to November 2008, Mr. Wood served in several roles, including interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, for Citation Corporation (now known as Grede Holdings, LLC), a private company manufacturing cast, machined and assembled components for the transportation and industrial markets. Mr. Wood began his career with General Motors Corporation, followed by a move to United Technologies Corporation, where he served in a variety of general management, operations and engineering roles. Mr. Wood received a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology from Purdue University in 1989, a Master of Science degree in Industrial Operations in the School of Management from Lawrence Tech University in 1995, and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Loyola University-Chicago in 2014.

Terence Fox

Mr. Terence P. Fox is an Independent Director of Broadwind Energy Inc., since February 2006. Mr. Fox is Chairman of the Compensation Committee and is also a member of the Governance/Nominating Committee. Mr. Fox, along with three other individuals, founded Tower Tech Systems Inc., the company around which the Company was built through a series of acquisitions completed in 2007 and 2008. He has been a partner in the law firm of Kummer, Lambert, Fox & Glandt, LLP, and its predecessor, Dewane, Dewane, Kummer, Lambert & Fox, LLP, located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, since June 1987, where one of his primary areas of practice is business and commercial law. Mr. Fox graduated from the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee and Marquette University Law School.

Thomas Wagner

Mr. Thomas A. Wagner is an Independent Director of Broadwind Energy, Inc., since March 25, 2011. Mr. Wagner is also a member of the Compensation Committee. Since July 2012, Mr. Wagner has been the Chief Product Officer at Ogin, Inc., a wind turbine design and supply company. From January 2011 to May 2012, Mr. Wagner was the Engineering Head at Nordic Windpower USA, a wind turbine manufacturer to the community and distributed utility wind power segments. From January 2006 through December 2010, Mr. Wagner served as Chief Technology Officer of Gas Turbine Efficiency plc, an early stage company focused on turbine efficiency, where he led the design and validation of technology to enhance the operation of aviation, industrial and power generation turbines around the world. Mr. Wagner has worked in the diversified energy industry for more than 30 years, including positions as Vice President Technology and Production for Hess Microgen, an affiliate of Amerada Hess Corporation, and various engineering leadership positions at General Electric Company from 1990 through 2005, where he led teams developing, delivering and servicing gas, steam and wind turbines and generators. From 2002 through 2005, Mr. Wagner served as General Manager Technology Leadership for Wind Energy for GE Wind, where, among other things, he participated in the development of the reliability programs and product improvement plans for General Electric's 1.5 MW wind turbine. Mr. Wagner earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in mechanics.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

David Reiland

--

Stephanie Kushner

670,022

Jason Bonfigt

--

Erik Jensen

143,169

Persio Lisboa

--

Cary Wood

--

Terence Fox

--

Thomas Wagner

--
As Of  30 Dec 2014