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AgJunction Inc (AJX.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jonathan Ladd

57 2015 Chairman of the Board

Dave Vaughn

2016 President, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Lang

2015 Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Michael Manning

2016 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Charlie Wohlers

2013 Vice President - Operations

Bob Barjesteh

2016 Vice President - Intellectual Property, General Counsel

Jeff Farrar

2012 Vice President - Sales, Agriculture

Landon Morris

2012 Vice President - Marketing

Neil Rutland

2013 Vice President - Global Engineering

Mark Anderson

2012 Independent Director

Barry Batcheller

2006 Independent Director

Paul Cataford

52 2004 Independent Director

John Tye

2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jonathan Ladd

Dave Vaughn

Michael Lang

Mr. Michael J. Lang has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of AgJunction Inc., with effect from October 16, 2015. Mr. Lang is the Chairman of StoneBridge Merchant Capital Corp. (a private investment company). Mr. Lang has been involved in the development and financing of businesses throughout his career acting as an officer and director of a variety of companies including Beau Canada Exploration Ltd., Calahoo Petroleum Ltd. and Vicom Multimedia Inc.

Michael Manning

Mr. Michael Manning is re-designated as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. effective April 1, 2016. Mr. Manning joins AgJunction from Unitech Holdings, where he served as CFO and was responsible for the company's overall financial operations, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, treasury, financial reporting, and information technology. Previously, Mr. Manning was employed at ASSA ABLOY's global technologies division, where he served as global CFO of the division's hospitality business unit. In addition, Mr. Manning served first as CFO and then as president of the U.S. Legal Entities of Cargotec Holding Inc. Prior to Cargotec, Mr. Manning served as CFO of Williams Group PLC's W. Kidde portables safety division and as CFO and corporate treasurer of Multivac Inc. Mr. Manning earned a master of business administration from the University of South Florida and a bachelor of business arts in accounting from the University of Wisconsin.

Charlie Wohlers

Mr. Charlie Wohlers is the Vice President - Operations of AgJunction Inc. since February, 2013. Mr. Wohlers Vice President of Operations of AgJunction since February, 2013. Prior thereto, VP Operations Garsite+TriState Tank Walker Group Holdings from May, 2006 to August, 2012.

Bob Barjesteh

Mr. Bob Barjesteh is Vice President - Intellectual Property, General Counsel of the Company. Mr. Barjesteh was most recently the managing director-chief legal officer at ClaroVia Technologies LLC, a specialty intellectual property and corporate transaction advisory firm. As managing director at ClaroVia, he was responsible for providing advisory services to clients -- including Novariant which was acquired by AgJunction in October, 2015 -- on IP monetization, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and other complex corporate transactions. ClaroVia has been a valuable adviser to the Novariant IP team for the past two years and understands the uniqueness of the agriculture market. In his new role at AgJunction, Mr. Barjesteh will primarily be responsible for inside legal counsel related to IP management, and will direct the extensive outside legal and IP teams that have been assembled by AgJunction. Over the past 20 years Mr. Barjesteh held executive and management positions at ClaroVia, 3M Company and Arthur Andersen LLC. He has accumulated extensive experience identifying and evaluating business opportunities for technology licensing, strategic alliances and other complex corporate transactions. He brings to AgJunction the ability to enhance its IP portfolio with original concepts, new strategies and innovative approaches to business alliance opportunities.

Jeff Farrar

Mr. Jeff Farrar serves as Vice President - Sales, Agriculture of AgJunction Inc. Prior thereto, Director of Marketing for AgJunction from January 2007 to October 2012. He now serves as Vice President of Sales and is located in Hiawatha, KS. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Missouri Western State University with a minor in Agronomy.

Landon Morris

Mr. Landon Morris serves as Vice President - Marketing of AgJunction Inc. Prior thereto, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Solum, Inc. from June 2011 to November 2012, and Vice President of Marketing, MachineryLink from June 2007 to June 2011. He received a BA in economics and a M.S in agricultural economics from Iowa State University.

Neil Rutland

Dr. Neil Rutland is Vice President of Global Engineering of AgJunction Inc.,since January, 2013. Prior thereto, Director of Machine Control for AgJunction from March, 2010 to December, 2012 and Team Leader, Meteor GC&N from January 2008 to March 2010.

Mark Anderson

Mr. Mark W. Anderson is Independent Director of AgJunction Inc., since January 31, 2012. Mr. Anderson is the President and CEO of GVM, Inc., a large manufacturer of agricultural application and snow equipment.

Barry Batcheller

Mr. Barry D. Batcheller is Independent Director of AgJunction Inc. Mr. Batcheller is the President and CEO of Appareo Systems, LLC since 2005, an advanced technology business that designs and manufactures electronic, mechanical and software products for aerospace, defense and transportation applications worldwide. Prior thereto Director of Technology Growth with John Deere & Company since 2002. Prior thereto, President and CEO of Phoenix International Corporation.

Paul Cataford

Mr. Paul G. Cataford is Independent Director of AgJunction Inc., since August 4, 2004. Mr. Cataford has investment, technology and business development experience from more than 20 years in the venture capital/private equity industry. Mr. Cataford is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors’ Directors Education Program and also currently serves on the boards of Sierra Wireless Inc. and of a number of private companies. Mr. Cataford has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Queen’s University and an MBA from York University’s Schulich School of Business.

John Tye

Mr. John M. Tye, III, is Independent Director of AgJunction Inc. He is the President and CEO of Learwood Capital, Inc. (a private investment company). He was formerly Chairman of Bigham Brothers Inc., a private manufacturer of farm equipment, from 1986 to December 2012. He has extensive industry knowledge being the only individual to have served as Board Chairman of both of the major farm equipment associations – the Equipment Manufacturers Institute and the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association. In addition, Mr. Tye has served with several other organizations such as the Conservation Technology Information Center and the Southern Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association.