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Sturm Ruger & Company Inc (RGR)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Jacobi

75 2010 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Christopher Killoy

58 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director

John Cosentino

67 2010 Vice Chairman of the Board, Lead Independent Director

Thomas Dineen

48 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

Thomas Sullivan

56 2017 Senior Vice President - Operations

Michael Wilson

2017 Vice President - Mayodan Operations

Kevin Reid

56 2008 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Shawn Leska

45 2015 Vice President of Sales

Robert Werkmeister

2017 Vice President of Marketing

Sarah Colbert

2017 Vice President - Administration

Mark Lang

60 2008 Group Vice President

Sandra Froman

67 2015 Independent Director

Terrence O'Connor

61 2014 Independent Director

Amir Rosenthal

55 2010 Independent Director

Ronald Whitaker

69 2006 Independent Director

Phillip Widman

62 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Charles Jacobi

Mr. Charles Michael (Mike) Jacobi, CPA, is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Sturm, Ruger and Company, Inc., since 2010. Mr. Jacobi has been the President of Stable House 1, LLC, a private real estate development company, since 1999. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America) since 2000, and serves as a member of its Audit Committee. Mr. Jacobi has been a member of the Board of Directors of Webster Financial Corporation since 1993, served as a member of its Audit Committee since 1993 (including as Audit Committee chair from 1996 to 2011), served as a member of its Compensation Committee from 2011 to 2015, and has been a member of its Risk Committee since 2010. He has been a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of KCAP Financial Corporation since 2006, and has served as a member of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since 2012. In 2012, Mr. Jacobi became a member of the Board of Directors of Performance Sports Group Ltd. (formerly Bauer Performance Sports Ltd.) and served on various committees, both as a member and as Chairman, until his retirement in 2017. He is the former President, CEO and Board member of Katy Industries, Inc. and the former President, CEO and Board member of Timex Corporation. Mr. Jacobi also is a Certified Public Accountant. He has been the non-executive Chairman of the Company Board of Directors since 2010, and is Co-Chairman of the Executive Operations Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. The Board believes that Mr. Jacobi’s extensive business, investment management, board experience and financial expertise qualify him to serve on the Board of Directors.

Christopher Killoy

Mr. Christopher J. Killoy is re-designated as President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director of the Company., effective May 9, 2017. He became President and Chief Operating Officer on January 1, 2014. Previously he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing since November 27, 2006. Mr. Killoy originally joined the Company in 2003 as Executive Director of Sales and Marketing, and subsequently served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing from, November 1, 2004 to January 25, 2005. Mr. Killoy will succeed Michael O. Fifer as Chief Executive Officer upon Mr. Fifer's planned retirement effective May 9, 2017.

John Cosentino

Mr. John A. Cosentino, Jr., is Vice Chairman of the Board, Lead Independent Director of Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Mr. Cosentino has been a partner of Ironwood Manufacturing Fund, LP since 2002, a Director of Simonds International, Inc. since 2001, a Director of the Bilco Company since 2007, a Director of Whitcraft LLC since 2011, a Director of Addaero LLC since 2014, and Chairman of the Board of Habco Industries LLC since 2012. He was the Chairman of North American Specialty Glass, LLC from 2005 to 2012, the Vice Chairman of Primary Steel, LLC from 2005 to 2007, and a Director of the Wiremold Company from 1991-2000. Mr. Cosentino was a partner of Capital Resource Partners, LP from 1999 to 2000, and a Director in the following Capital Resource Partners, LP portfolio companies: Spirit Brands from 1998 to 2006, Pro Group, Inc. from 1999 to 2002, World Power Technologies, Inc. from 1998 to 2001, and Todd Combustion, Inc. from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Cosentino is the former Vice President-Operations of the Stanley Works, former President of PCI Group, Inc., former CEO and Co-owner of Rau Fastener, LLC, former President of the Otis Elevator-North America division of United Technologies, and former Group Executive of the Danaher Corporation. Mr. Cosentino was named as the Company’s Vice-Chairman (which function encompasses the duties of Lead Director) on April 28, 2010, having served as Lead Director beginning in April, 2007. He currently is Co-Chairman of the Executive Operations Committee, Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and a member of the Compensation and Audit Committees of the Company. The Board believes that Mr. Cosentino’s extensive executive management, investment management and board experience qualify him to serve on the Board of Directors.

Thomas Dineen

Mr. Thomas A. Dineen is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Treasurer of the Company. He became Vice President on May 24, 2006. Previously he served as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer since May 6, 2003 and had been Assistant Controller since 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Dineen had served as Manager, Corporate Accounting since 1997.

Thomas Sullivan

Mr. Thomas Patrick Sullivan is Senior Vice President - Operations of the company. He joined the Company as Vice President of Newport Operations for the Newport, New Hampshire Firearms and Pine Tree Castings divisions on August 14, 2006. Mr. Sullivan is also responsible for the Mayodan, North Carolina Firearms division.

Michael Wilson

Mr. Michael W. Wilson is Vice President - Mayodan Operations of the company. He has served as Director of Mayodan Operations since June 2013, when he led the charge to create and oversee the growth of the newly acquired manufacturing facility in Mayodan, NC. Mickey previously held the position of Revolvers Business Unit Director in the Newport, NH factory from 2007 to 2013. Since joining Ruger in 2007, Mickey has been key in transforming Ruger manufacturing operations into lean value streams, creating a lean culture, and growing sales through new product introductions.

Kevin Reid

Mr. Kevin B. Reid, Sr., is Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Sturm Ruger and Company, Inc. He became Vice President and General Counsel on April 23, 2008. Previously he served as the Company’s Director of Marketing from June 4, 2007. Mr. Reid joined the Company in July 2001 as an Assistant General Counsel.

Shawn Leska

Mr. Shawn Christopher Leska is Vice President - Sales of the Company. He became Vice President, Sales on November 6, 2015. Mr. Leska joined the Company in 1989, and has served in a variety of positions in the sales department. Most recently, Mr. Leska served as Director of Sales since 2011.

Robert Werkmeister

Mr. Robert J. Werkmeister Jr. is Vice President of Marketing of the company. He was named Vice President of Marketing, has served as Director of Marketing since January 2013, overseeing all Ruger marketing activities including brand development, product launches, media buying, advertising, and trade shows. Rob was also responsible for Ruger's web presence, including both Ruger.com and ShopRuger.com. Prior to joining Ruger, Rob was the President and founder of Symbolic, Inc., a full-service marketing agency. While with Symbolic, Rob began working with Ruger as a client in 2002 and has been the primary strategic marketing driver for the Ruger account since 2007. Rob holds a B.S. degree in Political Science and an M.B.A. in Marketing, with a focus on Consumer Behavior and Research, both from the University at Buffalo.

Sarah Colbert

Ms. Sarah F. Colbert is Vice President of Administration of the company. She has served the Company in various human resource and legal capacities since joining the Company in 2011. In her most recent role as Director of Human Resources, Sarah worked with a dedicated, multi-disciplinary team to develop and launch "Ruger University," an internal program offering degree and non-degree courses designed to further associates' training and education. And as part of an ongoing effort to harmonize and simplify Company policies, practices and procedures, Sarah also guided a team to successfully implement "Workday," the Company's first cloud-based human capital management system. Prior to joining Ruger, Sarah worked as a litigation associate at Day Pitney LLP and Ryan Ryan Deluca LLP, where she handled a wide variety of matters, including complex commercial litigation, product liability and employment disputes. Sarah graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2005 and Suffolk University ( summa cum laude ) in 2001.

Mark Lang

Mr. Mark Thomasse Lang is no longer Group Vice President of Sturm Ruger and Company, Inc. He joined the Company as Group Vice President on February 18, 2008. Mr. Lang is responsible for management of the Prescott Firearms Division and Ruger Precision Metals, the Company’s MIM subsidiary. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lang was President of the Custom Products Business at Mueller Industries, Inc. Prior to joining Mueller, Mr. Lang was the Vice President of Operations for the Automotive Division of Thomas and Betts, Inc.

Sandra Froman

Ms. Sandra S. Froman is Independent Director of Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Ms. Froman is an attorney in private civil law practice with the Law and Mediation Office of Sandra S. Froman, P.L.C. She is a former partner of Snell & Wilmer, LLP, a former shareholder of Bilby & Shoenhair, PC, and a former partner of Loeb & Loeb, LLP. Ms. Froman is a former President and board member of the Arizona Bar Foundation. She taught at Santa Clara University Law School from 1983 – 1985. Ms. Froman has been a member of the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association (“NRA”) since 1992. She served as a Vice President of the NRA from 1998 – 2005 and as NRA President from 2005 – 2007. She has chaired a number of NRA committees, including the Executive Committee, the Legislative Policy Committee, the Grassroots Development Committee and the Industry Relations Task Force. She holds a lifetime position on the NRA Executive Council. She is also a former President and Trustee of the NRA Foundation and a former Trustee of the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund. Ms. Froman is a member of the Board of the Joe Foss Institute, having previously served as its Chairman. She is President of the Mzuri Wildlife Foundation and serves on its Board. Ms. Froman currently is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance, Compensation, and Risk Oversight Committees of the Company. The Board believes that Ms. Froman’s experience as an attorney and deep knowledge of, and involvement with, the firearms industry qualify her to serve on the Board of Directors.

Terrence O'Connor

Mr. Terrence G. O'Connor is Independent Director of Sturm Ruger & Co Inc. Mr. O'Connor has spent over 30 years in the financial services industry. Mr. O’Connor has been a principal of High Rise Capital Partners, LLC, a private real estate investment firm, since 2010 (including its predecessor company). He previously served as the Managing Partner of Cedar Creek Management, LLC, a private investment partnership, and as Partner at HPB Associates, also a private investment firm. Between 1990 and 1992, Mr. O’Connor served as an analyst with Feshbach Brothers. Prior to that, Mr. O'Connor spent 10 years at Kidder Peabody as a principal in equity sales and investment banking. Mr. O'Connor served as a Board Member of Covenant House New Jersey and on the Finance and Investment Committees of Covenant House International. He also served on the Compliance, Audit and Special Committees of SRV Bancorp. Mr. O’Connor is the Chairman of the Company Capital Policy Committee, and a member of the Company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance and Risk Oversight Committees. The Board believes that Mr. O’Connor’s financial insight and extensive knowledge of the firearms industry qualify him to serve on the Board of Directors.

Amir Rosenthal

Mr. Amir P. Rosenthal is Independent Director of Sturm, Ruger & Company Inc., since January 4, 2010. Mr. Rosenthal was the President of Performance Sports Group Ltd. (formerly Bauer Performance Sports Ltd.) from 2015 to 2016. He served as its Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration from 2012-2015, and Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2012. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Rosenthal served in a variety of positions at Katy Industries, Inc., including Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel and Secretary. From 1989 to 2001, Mr. Rosenthal served in a variety of positions at Timex Corporation, including Treasurer, Counsel and Senior Counsel, as well as Director and Chairman of Timex Watches Ltd. Mr. Rosenthal currently is the Chairman of the Company’s Risk Oversight Committee, and a member of the Company’s Executive Operations, Audit, Nominating and Corporate Governance, and Capital Policy Committees. The Board believes that Mr. Rosenthal’s comprehensive business, legal and financial expertise qualifies him to serve on the Board of Directors. On October 31, 2016, Performance Sports Group Ltd. and its affiliates filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the U.S. Code and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act of Canada. In connection with such filings, Mr. Rosenthal resigned from Performance Sports Group Ltd. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee does not believe that such proceedings are material to an evaluation of Mr. Rosenthal’s ability to serve as a Director.

Ronald Whitaker

Mr. Ronald C. Whitaker is Independent Director of Sturm, Ruger and Company, Inc., since June 1, 2006. Mr. Whitaker served as the President and CEO of Hyco International from 2003 and as a member of its Board from 2001 until his retirement in 2011. In 2013, he joined the Board of Payne & Dolan (now Walbec Group), a family owned road construction business based in Wisconsin, and he currently serves as a member of its Compensation Committee and is the Chairman of the Special Litigation Committee. Mr. Whitaker has been a Board member of Global Brass and Copper Company, Inc. since 2011, and serves as the Chairman of its Compensation Committee and as a member of its Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. Mr. Whitaker was a Board member of Pangborn Corporation from 2006 to 2015 and served as the chair of its Compensation Committee. He was a member of the Board and the Executive Committee of Strategic Distribution, Inc., and was its President and CEO from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Whitaker was the President and CEO of Johnson Outdoors from 1996 to 2000, and CEO, President and Chairman of the Board of Colt’s Manufacturing Co., Inc. from 1992 to 1995. He is a former Board member of Firearms Training Systems, Group Decco, Michigan Seamless Tube, Precision Navigation, Inc., Weirton Steel Corporation and Code Alarm, and a former Trustee of the College of Wooster. Mr. Whitaker is currently the Chairman of the Company’s Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. The Board believes that Mr. Whitaker’s significant executive, board and firearms industry experience, and his knowledge of the Company’s products qualify him to serve on the Board of Directors.

Phillip Widman

Mr. Phillip C. Widman is Independent Director of Strum, Ruger and Company, Inc., since January 4, 2010. Mr. Widman was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Terex Corporation from 2002 until his retirement in 2013. In 2014, Mr. Widman joined the Board of Directors of Harsco Corporation, where he serves as the Chairman of its Audit Committee, and a member of its Management Development and Compensation Committees. Also in 2014, Mr. Widman joined the Board of Directors of Vectrus, Inc. and serves as a member of its Audit and Compensation Committees. He served as a Board and Nominating and Governance Committee member, and as Audit Committee chair, of Lubrizol Corp from November 2008 until September 2011. Mr. Widman was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Philip Services Corporation from 1998 to 2001. Mr. Widman currently is Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee, and a member of the Risk Oversight and Capital Policy Committees. The Board believes that Mr. Widman’s extensive business management, board and audit committee experience, financial expertise and personal experience in the shooting sports qualify him to serve on the Board of Directors.

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