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Advanced Drainage Systems Inc (WMS.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joseph Chlapaty

71 2017 Chairman Emeritus

Scott Cottrill

51 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary

Ronald Vitarelli

50 2011 Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer

Thomas Fussner

60 2009 Executive Vice President, Co-Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Talley

45 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Robert Klein

54 2006 Executive Vice President - Sales

Ewout Leeuwenburg

51 2011 Senior Vice President - International

C. Robert Kidder

72 2017 Chairman of the Board

Robert Eversole

55 2008 Independent Director

Alexander Fischer

50 2014 Independent Director

Tanya Fratto

56 2013 Independent Director

Mark Haney

62 2014 Independent Director

Carl Nelson

71 2016 Independent Director

Richard Rosenthal

84 1988 Independent Director

Abigail Wexner

55 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Joseph Chlapaty

Mr. Joseph A. Chlapaty re-designated as Chairman Emeritus of the Company with effective as of September 1, 2017. He is no more Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective as of September 1, 2017. Mr. Chlapaty joined us in 1980 and has served as Chairman of our Board since 2008, a director since 1988, President since 1994 and Chief Executive Officer since 2004. From 1980 to 1994, Mr. Chlapaty served as our Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining us, Mr. Chlapaty served as Corporate Accounting Manager, Assistant Treasurer, and Treasurer for Lindberg Corporation and prior to that was with Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Chlapaty serves on the advisory board to Fifth Third Bank of Columbus, and is also a member or former member of several not-for profit boards, including Nationwide Children’s Hospital, KIPP Journey Academy, The Columbus Foundation, Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, the University of Dubuque and Marietta College. Mr. Chlapaty holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Dubuque and an MBA from DePaul University.

Scott Cottrill

Mr. Scott A. Cottrill serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary of the Company. Mr. Cottrill joined us in November 2015 as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer. Mr. Cottrill came to the Company with extensive financial reporting, accounting and corporate finance experience. He currently oversees our finance, business development, and information technology functions. From 2012 to November 2014, Mr. Cottrill served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Jeld-Wen, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of windows, doors and treated composite trim and panels, and from November 2014 to February 2015 as an Executive Vice President of Jeld-Wen, Inc. From 1998 to 2012, Mr. Cottrill held various finance and accounting positions with Goodrich Corporation, including from 2005 to 2012 the position of Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer and from 2002 to 2005 the position of Vice President, Internal Audit. Prior to joining Goodrich, Mr. Cottrill worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1987 to 1998 Mr. Cottrill holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University and is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Ronald Vitarelli

Mr. Ronald R. Vitarelli serves as Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Vitarelli joined us in November 1988 and has served as Executive Vice President & Co-Chief Operating Officer since November 2011. Mr. Vitarelli joined us as a Sales Representative and was promoted to Regional Sales Manager in December 1995. In July 2003, he was named General Manager of StormTech LLC, a manufacturer of underground storm water retention and detention systems that was a 50/50 joint venture of ours with Infiltrator Systems, Inc. Upon our acquisition of the remaining 50% interest in StormTech from Infiltrator in November 2009, Mr. Vitarelli rejoined us and continued to lead the StormTech business until March 2010, when he was named Vice President, Storm & Sanitary Markets. He currently oversees our sales, product development, market management, and engineering functions. Mr. Vitarelli holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Providence College.

Thomas Fussner

Mr. Thomas M. Fussner serves as Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Fussner joined us in October 1989 and has served as Executive Vice President since February 2006 and Co-Chief Operating Officer since November 2009. Mr. Fussner joined us as Director, Supplier Relations and has held advancing leadership roles in our manufacturing and operations functions, including being named Vice President, Manufacturing Operations in July 1995 and Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Operations in January 2009. He currently oversees our manufacturing, logistics, procurement, manufacturing engineering, and operational services. Prior to joining us, he spent seven years at the lighting division of General Electric in plant, product, and customer service management positions. Mr. Fussner holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Colgate University and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Operations Management from the University of Michigan.

Kevin Talley

Mr. Kevin C. Talley serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. Mr. Talley joined us in October 2011 and has served as Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer since August 2016. Mr. Talley joined us as Vice President, Human Resources providing overall leadership to our compensation, benefit, and talent management programs. He currently oversees our human resources, legal, office services, and aviation functions. Prior to joining us, he spent seventeen years at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company in increasingly responsible human resources leadership positions, most recently as Vice President, Human Resources. Mr. Talley holds a bachelor’s degree in Employment Relations and Organizational Behavior from Miami University.

Robert Klein

Mr. Robert M. Klein serves as Executive Vice President - Sales of the Company. Mr. Klein joined us in June 1992 and has served as Executive Vice President, Sales since February 2006. Upon joining us, Mr. Klein held several leadership positions in operations including Manager, Regional Manufacturing, Manager, Distribution Yards, Director, Purchasing and was named Vice President, Manufacturing Services in January 1999. In July 2001, he was named Vice President, Sales and Marketing and began providing leadership to our field sales, corporate account sales, marketing, customer service, and market analysis functions. Prior to joining us, he spent seven years at The Gerstenslager Company in manufacturing management positions. Mr. Klein holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ashland College.

Ewout Leeuwenburg

Mr. Ewout Leeuwenburg serves as Senior Vice President - International of the company. Mr. Leeuwenburg joined us in April 2001 and has served as Senior Vice President, International since November 2011. He began leading our international operations in December 2007 and was named Vice President, International in July 2008. Mr. Leeuwenburg joined us upon the completion of our acquisition of the Inline Drain & Drain Basin division of Nyloplast, USA in 2001. At the time of the acquisition, Mr. Leeuwenburg had been with Nyloplast, USA Inc. since July 1988 in various business development, operations, sales, and marketing manager positions, and had served as President, United States since July 1996. Upon joining us, he served as General Manager, Nyloplast and expanded his responsibilities to Director, Allied Products in September 2002. Mr. Leeuwenburg holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Hogeschool Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

C. Robert Kidder

Mr. C. Robert Kidder has been re-appointed as Chairman of the Board of the Company with effective September 1, 2017. Mr. Kidder became a director in 2014. Mr. Kidder also serves as the Lead Independent Director on our Board. Mr. Kidder served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 3Stone Advisors LLC, a private investment firm, from 2006 to 2011, and as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Chrysler Group LLC from 2009 to 2011. He was a Principal at Stonehenge Partners, Inc., a private investment firm, from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Kidder served as President of Borden Capital, Inc., a company that provided financial and strategic advice to the Borden family of companies, from 2001 to 2003. He was Chairman of the Board from 1995 to 2004 and Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to 2002 of Borden Chemical, Inc. (formerly Borden, Inc.), a forest products and industrial chemicals company. Mr. Kidder was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and President of Duracell International Inc. Prior to joining Duracell International Inc., Mr. Kidder worked in planning and development at Dart Industries and as a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. Mr. Kidder currently serves on the board of directors of Microvi Biotech Inc. and previously served on the boards of directors of Morgan Stanley from 1997 to 2015, Schering-Plough Corporation from 2005 to 2009 and Merck and Co., Inc. from 2005 to 2017. Mr. Kidder earned a B.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Michigan and a graduate degree in industrial economics from Iowa State University.

Robert Eversole

Mr. Robert M. Eversole is an Independent Director of the company. Mr. Eversole became a director in 2008. Mr. Eversole is a Managing Partner of Stonehenge Partners, Inc., a private investment capital firm and has been continuously employed as such since 2007. Prior to joining Stonehenge Partners, Mr. Eversole spent 22 years with Fifth Third Bank, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer of Central Ohio, and additionally served as Regional President for Fifth Third Bancorp affiliate banks in Western Ohio, Central Florida and Ohio Valley. He also served as a member of the Fifth Third Bancorp Operating Committee. Mr. Eversole currently serves on the boards of directors for certain privately-held companies. Mr. Eversole is a graduate of The Ohio State University and has completed a number of executive education programs.

Alexander Fischer

Mr. Alexander R. Fischer is an Independent Director of the company. Mr. Fischer became a director in 2014. Mr. Fischer has been the President and CEO of the Columbus Partnership, an organization of CEOs focused on civic, philanthropic, education and economic development opportunities in Columbus, Ohio, since 2009. Prior to his role at the Columbus Partnership, Mr. Fischer worked at Battelle Memorial Institute, a science and technology company, from 2002 to 2009, where he served as Senior Vice President for Business and Economic Development, Vice President of Commercialization, and Director of Technology Transfer and Economic Development. Mr. Fischer has also worked in the public sector, as Commissioner of Economic Development, Deputy Governor and the Chief of Staff for the State of Tennessee from 1997 to 2002. In the past, he has served on the boards of directors for a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, and currently serves on the boards of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University, and Columbus 2020. Mr. Fischer graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.S. in Economics and Public Administration and also received a Master’s of Science in Urban Planning and Economic Development from the University of Tennessee.

Tanya Fratto

Ms. Tanya Fratto is an Independent Director of the company. Ms. Fratto became a director in 2013. Prior to that, Ms. Fratto spent over 30 years with global industrial companies and private equity. She was Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Innovations, Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of industrial diamonds and cubic boron nitride used in oil and gas, infrastructure, automotive, aerospace, and electronics industries. In addition, she enjoyed a successful 20-year career with General Electric. Her experience has ranged from profit and loss ownership, product management and operations, to Six Sigma and supply chain management, spending time in GE Aerospace, GE Plastics, Corporate Sourcing, GE Appliances, and GE Consumer Service. Ms. Fratto holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Alabama. She currently sits on the board of Smiths Global Plc, a global technology company.

Mark Haney

Mr. Mark A. Haney is an Independent Director of the company. Mr. Haney became a director in 2014. Mr. Haney retired in December 2011 from Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, a chemical producer, where he served as Executive Vice President of Olefins and Polyolefins from January 2011 until his retirement. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Haney served as Senior Vice President, Specialties, Aromatics and Styrenics. He also served as Vice President of Polyethylene and President of Performance Pipe. Prior to joining Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Mr. Haney held numerous management positions with Phillips Petroleum Company. Mr. Haney currently serves on the board of directors of Phillips 66 Partners LP. Mr. Haney attended West Texas University and majored in chemistry.

Carl Nelson

Mr. Carl A. Nelson, Jr. is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Nelson was appointed as a director on August 4, 2016. Mr. Nelson currently serves on the board of Star Leasing Company, a $115 million ESOP-owned company that leases semi-trailers through nine facilities across seven states. He also serves on the board of Worthington Industries, a $3 billion diversified metal processing company, where he has been the audit committee chair since 2004 and a member of the executive committee. Prior to his retirement in 2002 after 31 years of service, Mr. Nelson was a partner with Arthur Andersen, LLP, where he served as Managing Partner of the Columbus, Ohio office and was the leader of the firm’s consulting services for the products industry in the United States. Mr. Nelson has taught in the MBA and executive education programs at The Ohio State University and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Mr. Nelson received his B.S. in Accounting from The Ohio State University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Richard Rosenthal

Mr. Richard A. Rosenthal is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Rosenthal became a director in 1988. Mr. Rosenthal retired from the University of Notre Dame du Lac in 1995 after successfully serving as Athletic Director for eight years. Prior to his service as athletic director and following a professional basketball career, Mr. Rosenthal held several leadership roles in banking, including as Executive Vice President of Indiana Bank & Trust as well as serving over 25 years as Chairman and CEO of St. Joseph Bancorp. He formerly served on the boards of directors of LaCrosse Footwear, St. Joseph Capital Bank, Beck Corp., and two advisory boards of venture capital funds. Mr. Rosenthal holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Notre Dame du Lac and is a former Chairman and current member of the Business Advisory Council of the University of Notre Dame du Lac Mendoza College of Business.

Abigail Wexner

Mrs. Abigail S. Wexner is an Independent Director of the Company. Mrs. Wexner became a director in 2014. Mrs. Wexner is the CEO of Whitebarn Associates, a private investment company. She serves on the boards of LBrands, Inc., the KIPP Foundation, Harvard University’s Center for Public Leadership, The Ohio State University, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, the Columbus Partnership, Pelotonia, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, The Wexner Foundation, The Wexner Center Foundation and the United States Equestrian Team Foundation. She is founding board member and vice chair of the board for KIPP Columbus, founder and chair of the board for The Center for Family Safety and Healing and a past chair of the Governing Committee of the Columbus Foundation. Mrs. Wexner also held a presidential appointment to The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Joseph Chlapaty

3,691,240

Scott Cottrill

2,252,580

Ronald Vitarelli

1,039,150

Thomas Fussner

1,072,530

Kevin Talley

--

Robert Klein

858,945

Ewout Leeuwenburg

--

C. Robert Kidder

208,000

Robert Eversole

193,000

Alexander Fischer

162,000

Tanya Fratto

158,000

Mark Haney

158,000

Carl Nelson

114,000

Richard Rosenthal

156,000

Abigail Wexner

166,000
As Of  30 Mar 2017