People: Acme United Corp (ACU)

ACU on American Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Walter Johnsen

64 2007 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Brian Olschan

58 2007 President, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Paul Driscoll

54 2002 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary

Rex Davidson

65 2006 Independent Director

Richmond Holden

61 1998 Independent Director

Susan Murphy

63 2003 Independent Director

Stevenson Ward

69 2001 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Walter Johnsen

Mr. Walter C. Johnsen is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Acme United Corp. Mr. Johnsen served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from November 30, 1995 to December 31, 2006. Mr. Johnsen previously served as Vice Chairman and a principal of Marshall Products, Inc., a medical supply distributor. Mr. Johnsen’s qualifications to serve on the Board include the in-depth knowledge of all facets of the Company’s business which he has gained during his more than 19 years of service as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.

Brian Olschan

Mr. Brian S. Olschan is President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Acme United Corp. He has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company from January 1999 to December 31, 2006; Senior Vice President—Sales and Marketing of the Company from September 1996 to January 1999. Mr. Olschan previously served as Vice President and General Manager of the Cordset and Assembly Business of General Cable Corporation, an electrical wire and cable manufacturer. Mr. Olschan’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his detailed knowledge of the Company’s operations which he has gained in his capacity as a member of senior management for more than 18 years, including as Chief Operating Officer since January 1999 and President since January 2007

Paul Driscoll

Mr. Paul G. Driscoll is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary of Acme United Corp. Mr. Driscoll has served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer since October 2, 2002. Mr. Driscoll joined Acme as Director of International Finance on March 19, 2001. From 1997 to 2001, he was employed by Ernest and Julio Gallo Winery, including as Director of Finance and Operations in Japan. Prior to Gallo he served in several increasingly responsible finance positions in Sterling Winthrop Inc. in New York City and Sanofi S.A. in France.

Rex Davidson

Mr. Rex L. Davidson is Independent Director of Acme United Corp. He also served as The Helms Fund provides “gap financing” to socially responsible business ventures for capital expenditures. Additionally, since 2009, Mr. Davidson has served as President of Rex Davidson Associates, LLC, a management consulting service, and Executive Director of Las Cumbres Community Services, which provides developmental disability and mental health services to children, adults and families in Northern New Mexico. From 1982 to 2009, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc., and President of Goodwill Industries Housing Corporation. Mr. Davidson’s qualifications to serve on the Board include significant management experience at the highest level, having been responsible for the management of Goodwill Industries, an organization with over 2,000 employees and revenues in excess of $100 million. Mr. Davidson’s experience in the areas of compensation of personnel at all levels, his experience relating to retail matters, such as retail trends and pricing, and diversity policies are of significant benefit to the Company.

Richmond Holden

Mr. Richmond Y. Holden, Jr., is Independent Director of Acme United Corp. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President of School Specialty Inc., a distributor of school supplies, equipment and curriculum products and President of the Curriculum Group, a division of School Specialty Inc., 2013- December 2014. He was President of Educational Resources, a division of School Specialty, Inc., from 2010 to 2013. He served as President of Educators Publishing Services, a subsidiary of School Specialty, Inc., from 2007 to 2010. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of J.L. Hammett Co., a reseller of educational, curriculum, equipment, and products from 1992 to 2006. Mr. Holden serves on the Board of Software Secure, Incorporated, a privately-held company headquartered in Newton, MA, which focuses on secure online educational testing technology, and Codman Academy Charter Public School in Boston MA. The qualifications of Mr. Holden to serve on the Board include his substantial senior executive management experience of large complex companies in the educational markets. In particular, as a result of his experience with School Specialty Inc., a $600 million publicly held reseller of educational products, Mr. Holden has broad knowledge of educational markets and operational matters relating to developmental strategy, finance, marketing, sales, technology, sourcing, pricing and distribution.

Susan Murphy

Ms. Susan H. Murphy, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Acme United Corp. She is also Vice President for Student and Academic Services, Cornell University, since 1994; Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid from 1985 to 1994. Dr. Murphy has been employed at Cornell since 1978. Since 2013 Dr. Murphy has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Adelphi University. Dr. Murphy received a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Cornell University. Dr. Murphy has broad senior management level experience in a large, complex organization. In particular, her experience in employee compensation matters and the development and implementation of diversity policies is helpful to the Company.

Stevenson Ward

Mr. Stevenson E. Ward, III, is Independent Director of Acme United Corp. Mr. Ward served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Triton Thalassic Technologies, Inc. from 2000 until his retirement in 2014. Triton’s technology controls and inactivates pathogens in the healthcare and industrial industries. From 1999 through 2000, Mr. Ward served as Senior Vice President-Administration of Sanofi-Synthelabo, Inc., a major pharmaceutical company. He also served as Executive Vice President (1996-1999) and Chief Financial Officer (1994-1995) of Sanofi, Inc., and Vice President-Finance, Pharmaceutical Group, Sterling Winthrop, Inc. (1992-1994). Prior to joining Sterling he was employed by General Electric Company with management positions in Purchasing, Corporate Audit and Finance. Mr. Ward’s qualifications for service on the Board include his extensive experience in senior executive level finance positions at Fortune 100 multinational corporations.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Walter Johnsen

836,253

Brian Olschan

691,161

Paul Driscoll

432,668

Rex Davidson

--

Richmond Holden

--

Susan Murphy

--

Stevenson Ward

--
As Of  30 Dec 2014

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Walter Johnsen

180,000 2,332,000

Brian Olschan

175,000 2,150,000

Paul Driscoll

38,500 292,000

Rex Davidson

0 0

Richmond Holden

0 0

Susan Murphy

0 0

Stevenson Ward

0 0
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