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Allison Transmission Holdings Inc (ALSN.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lawrence Dewey

60 2016 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

David Graziosi

51 2016 President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary

John Coll

54 2016 Senior Vice President - Global Marketing, Sales and Service

Michael Dick

55 2016 Senior Vice President - Operations and Purchasing

Randall Kirk

61 2014 Senior Vice President, Product Engineering and Product Teams

G. Frederick Bohley

2017 Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

Eric Scroggins

46 2007 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Dana Pittard

58 2016 Vice President - Defense Products

Stanley Askren

56 2016 Independent Director

David Everitt

64 2016 Independent Director

Alvaro Garcia-Tunon

64 2016 Independent Director

Richard Lavin

64 2016 Independent Director

Thomas Rabaut

68 2007 Independent Director

Francis Raborn

73 2007 Independent Director

Richard Reynolds

68 2010 Independent Director

James Star

56 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Lawrence Dewey

Mr. Lawrence E. Dewey is the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He has served in that capacity since January 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Dewey served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer since the sale of Allison in August 2007. Prior to the sale, Mr. Dewey served in various capacities at Allison, including as President of Allison, a role he assumed in 2000; worldwide Director of Marketing, Sales and Service, Managing Director of Allison Transmission Europe, B.V., based in The Netherlands; Central Region (U.S.) Sales Manager; Marketing Manager; Manager of Aftermarket Products; and Production Manager. From 2003 until 2007, concurrent with his role as President of Allison, he took on the responsibilities of Group Director of Marketing, Sales, Brand Management and Customer Support for General Motors Powertrain group. Before joining Allison, Mr. Dewey held several positions of increasing responsibility in General Motors’ Diesel Equipment Division and Rochester Products Division. He began his career in 1974 as a General Motors co-op student at General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), graduating Suma Cum Laude. Mr. Dewey earned his Master in Business Administration with honors from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. Our Board has concluded that Mr. Dewey should serve as a director because in addition to his demonstrated leadership skills as Chief Executive Officer of Allison, he brings to our Board experience and institutional knowledge about Allison from his 27 years of experience with our Company and valuable insights on the commercial vehicle industry as a result of his 42 years of experience in the industry.

David Graziosi

Mr. David S. Graziosi serves as President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary of the Company since January 2016. Prior to that he had served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary since joining Allison in November 2007. Before joining Allison, between 2006 and 2007, Mr. Graziosi served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Covalence Specialty Materials Corporation. Prior to joining Covalence Specialty Materials Corporation, Mr. Graziosi held various positions in the industry, including as Vice President of Finance Precursors and Epoxy Resins at Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. from 2005 to 2006 and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Resolution Performance Products LLC from 2004 to 2005. Prior to that, he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of General Chemical Industrial Products Inc., as Finance Director of GenTek Inc., and as Internal Audit Director and Assistant Corporate Controller at Sun Chemical Group B.V. Mr. Graziosi is also a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (non-practicing).

John Coll

Mr. John M. Coll has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Global Marketing, Sales and Service of the Company., effective Oct. 7, 2016. Prior to joining Allison, he was Vice Present of Sales and Marketing at Gerdau Ameristeel U.S. from January 2015 to October 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Coll served fourteen years at Eaton Corp., most recently as Vice President of Global Marketing for the vehicle group from January 2011 to January 2015. Prior to that, he held a number of other roles at Eaton, including Director of Global Channel Marketing for Eaton Electrical, General Manager of Aftermarket and Vehicle Solutions for Truck Components and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Truck Components. Prior to joining Eaton, Mr. Coll served thirteen years at Philips Electronics in a variety of sales and distributor relations roles. Mr. Coll earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from West Virginia University and a master in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

Michael Dick

Mr. Michael A. Dick serves as Senior Vice President - Operations and Purchasing of the Company, effective January 1, 2016. He had most recently been Vice President of Purchasing, Supplier Quality and Manufacturing Engineering since August 2012. Mr. Dick joined Allison Transmission in July 2006 and previously served in two other key executive positions. As Executive Director of Operations and Plant Manager for the 1000/2000 Series™ manufacturing facility in Indianapolis, a position Mr. Dick held from July 2006 through December 2007, his team significantly improved in the manufacturing cost per unit, hours per unit, customer pulls and customer complaint parts per million (PPM). As Executive Director of Manufacturing Engineering, a position he held from January 2008 through July 2012, Mr. Dick and the manufacturing engineering team were responsible for the successful launch of the assembly plant in Chennai, India and the relocation of the 3000/4000 Series™ assembly operations to Szentgotthárd, Hungary. Prior to joining Allison, Mr. Dick worked for the New Venture Gear Corp. (a joint venture between General Motors and Chrysler) where he served as the Vice President and Division Manager. In this role, he and his team took a business that had been losing money for a decade and made it profitable. Mr. Dick holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology from Purdue University.

Randall Kirk

Mr. Randall R. Kirk is the Senior Vice President, Product Engineering and Product Teams of the Company since August 2014. He joined Allison in May 1976 and serves as Senior Vice President, Product Engineering and Product Teams, a position he has held since August 2014. At the beginning of his career at Allison, he served in a number of roles with increasing responsibility in the Operations and Quality organizations, including Supervisor, General Supervisor, Production Superintendent, Quality/Reliability Manager, and a dual role as Manager of Manufacturing Engineering and Quality and Divisional Program Manager. From 1997 until 2001, Mr. Kirk assumed the responsibilities of Product Team Leader for several product lines. He then served as Director of Customer Support in Marketing, Sales and Service from 2001 until 2007. From 2007 until 2009, Mr. Kirk was Executive Director of the Transition Program Manager Office, leading a cross-functional team with responsibilities for the separation from General Motors. Following the divestiture in 2009, he was appointed as Vice President, Product Engineering before his promotion to Senior Vice President, Product Engineering and Product Teams in August 2014.

G. Frederick Bohley

Mr. G. Frederick Bohley has been appointed Vice President - Finance, Treasurer of the Company. with effective from July 17, 2017. InMarch 2016, Bohley was promoted to Vice President, with the added responsibility of the Treasury department. InAugust 2014, Business Planning was added to his responsibilities, and inJanuary 2013, he took on the role of Investor Relations. InOctober 2007, Bohley was promoted to Executive Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, Pricing and International Finance. In 2006 he became Director of International Marketing and Business Planning. In 2003 Bohley was promoted to Director of Latin American Operations, based inSao Paulo, Brazil. In 2001, he joined Marketing, Sales and Service where he held the position of National Executive. Bohley started his career at Allison in 1991 in the Finance organization where he held positions of incAccountreasing responsibility until 2001. Bohley holds a bachelor's degree in business, with majors in accounting and finance, from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Eric Scroggins

Mr. Eric C. Scroggins serves as Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Allison Transmission Holdings Inc., since December 2007. He is responsible for advising our Board and leadership team on legal and business matters, managing our legal affairs and overseeing our Export Compliance, Corporate Affairs and Communications and Internal Audit organizations. Prior to joining Allison, Mr. Scroggins served as General Counsel for Product Action International, LLC and was an attorney with the law firm of Ice Miller LLP. Prior to joining Ice Miller LLP, Mr. Scroggins worked for the State of Indiana, serving in various roles with the Indiana State Personnel Department, including Deputy Director.

Dana Pittard

Mr. Dana J.H. Pittard serves as Vice President, Defense Products of the Company. He joined the Company as Deputy Vice President of Defense Programs in October 2015. He was promoted to Vice President, Defense Programs in January 2016. Mr. Pittard retired from the U.S. Army in the grade of Major General (2 Star) after 34 years of active duty. He has commanded Armor and Infantry units at every level from platoon to Division, including command of the 1st Armored Division. His service included multiple combat tours. Mr. Pittard brings a wealth of experience in combat vehicle technology and a deep understanding of the Department of Defense and congressional budget processes. He served as the Director of Operations for the Army Training and Doctrine Command, the organization responsible for defining requirements for combat vehicles. As the commander of Fort Bliss, Texas from 2010 to 2013, he transformed the post into one of the largest operational training installations in the Army, and was responsible for a community of over 100,000 soldiers, civilians and family members.

Stanley Askren

Mr. Stanley A. Askren is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HNI Corporation since 2004 and the President of HNI Corporation since 2003. Prior to his appointment as President of HNI Corporation, he has served in various roles at HNI Corporation, including human resources, marketing, operations and general management. Prior to HNI Corporation, Mr. Askren served in multiple executive and general management positions at Emerson Electric Company and Thomson SA. Mr. Askren has been a director of HNI Corporation since 2003 and of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. since 2008 and served as a director of Arctic Cat Inc. from 2012 to 2014. Mr. Askren graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with highest honors with a degree in Business Administration and received a Master of Business Administration from Washington University where he received the Hiram and Mary Neuwoehner award for academic excellence. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University in 1995. Mr. Askren serves on the Business Industry Furniture Association and is a past chair. He serves on the Iowa Business Council and is a past chair. He also serves on the Washington University Olin School of Business Advisory Council and is currently serving his second term on the Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress Board, to which he was appointed by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. Our Board has concluded that Mr. Askren should serve as director because of his experience gained from his positions as President and Chief Executive Officer of HNI Corporation, along with his broad based experience in human resources, operations, marketing and multi-channel sales. Mr. Askren has been recognized as an expert in lean operations and business practice. In addition he has extensive director experience from his service on the boards of HNI Corporation, Arctic Cat Inc. and Armstrong World Industries.

David Everitt

Mr. David C. Everitt is an Independent Director of the Company. Most recently he served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Harsco Corporation from February 2014 to August 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Everitt had been with Deere & Company since 1975, when he joined Deere as an engineer following his graduation from Kansas State University. Over the next nearly four decades, Mr. Everitt held positions of increasing responsibility, most recently responsible for the sales and marketing for all of North America and Asia, as well as global design and production of John Deere tractors and turf and utility, and global Ag Solutions Systems. Mr. Everitt also serves on the board of directors for Agrium Inc., Brunswick Corporation and Harsco Corporation. Our Board has concluded that Mr. Everitt should serve as a director because of the extensive industry experience in sales, marketing and operations, particularly with respect to information technology, gained from his positions as Interim Chief Executive Officer at Harsco Corporation and the President of Deere & Company’s largest division in the areas of engineering, manufacturing and global operations.

Alvaro Garcia-Tunon

Mr. Alvaro Garcia-Tunon is an Independent Director of the Company. He retired as the Chief Financial Officer of Wabtec Corporation, or Wabtec, a provider of products and services for the global rail industry, effective January 1, 2014. . Mr. Garcia-Tunon was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Wabtec in February 2012. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Wabtec since December 2010. Prior thereto, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Wabtec since 2003. Mr. Garcia-Tunon currently is serving on the Board of Directors of MSA Safety Incorporated, a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures since 2012, and Matthews International Corporation, a leading supplier of brand solutions and memorialization and industrial products, since 2009. He is also a board member of the Senator John Heinz History Center, where he serves as its Treasurer, and the William & Mary Law School Foundation. Mr. Garcia-Tunon graduated from the College of William and Mary with a Juris Doctor degree and is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and Accounting. He is a CPA and a member of the Virginia State Bar. Our Board has concluded that Mr. Garcia-Tunon should serve as director because he brings substantial experience in information technology, finance, accounting and the transportation industry from his time at Wabtec Corporation, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Arthur Anderson and Co. Having served as the Chief Financial Officer of a public company with global operations, Mr. Garcia-Tunon has leadership skills in international business, corporate governance, risk management and legal matters. He also provides the Board and the Audit Committee, of which he is the chair, the strong financial and accounting skills required to be considered a financial expert.

Richard Lavin

Mr. Richard P. Lavin is an Independent Director of the Company. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc., or Commercial Vehicle, a leading global supplier of a full range of cab-related systems for the global commercial vehicle market, from May 2013 until his resignation in November 2015. He was a director of Commercial Vehicle from August 2013 until November 2015. Prior to Commercial Vehicle, Mr. Lavin spent 28 years at Caterpillar Inc., or Caterpillar, where he last served as Group President of Construction Industries and Growth Markets. Throughout his career at Caterpillar, Mr. Lavin held various global roles, including Vice President of the Human Services Division, Vice President of Caterpillar’s Asia Pacific Manufacturing Operations, Chairman of Shin Caterpillar Mitsubishi, and other senior positions in Hong Kong, Bangalore, India, Tokyo, Japan and Beijing, China. Mr. Lavin joined Caterpillar in 1984 as an attorney in the legal department. Mr. Lavin currently serves as a director of ITT Inc. and USG Corporation. Our Board has concluded that Mr. Lavin should serve as director because of his vast industry experience as the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Vehicle Group. Mr. Lavin brings extensive knowledge of international markets through a 28 year career with Caterpillar that included senior positions in several Asian countries with responsibility for developing and deploying broad-based business strategies and for managing business operations.

Thomas Rabaut

Mr. Thomas W. Rabaut serves as an Independent Director of the Company, since August 2007. He currently serves as an Operating Executive for The Carlyle Group and has held that position since 2007. In that capacity, he has fulfilled a number of executive roles, including current Chairman of SIGNODE Industries and Walbro LLC, and past Chairman of Veyance Technologies and ARINC Industries, Inc. He also serves on the board of KAMAN Corporation and is Chairman of the Board of Saab Defence and Security LLC. Mr. Rabaut also served on the board of CYTEC Industries Inc. until it was acquired by the SOLVAY Group. Prior to joining Carlyle as an Operating Executive, Mr. Rabaut served as President of Land and Armaments Group BAE Systems from 2005 to 2007. From 1994 to 2005, he was the President and CEO of United Defense Industries, Inc., or United Defense. It was a global leader in the design, development and production of military systems, including combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launching systems, and the upgrade and repair of U. S. Navy ships. It was one of Carlyle’s most successful investments and was acquired by BAE Systems in 2005. Prior to his tenure at United Defense, Mr. Rabaut served 17 years in primarily general management positions in FMC Corporation. This included business activities in a variety of industries including Power Transmission, Petroleum Equipment and defense. Mr. Rabaut is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the Harvard Graduate School of Business, is a qualified U.S. Army Ranger and served overseas in the U.S. Army as a Military Intelligence Officer from 1971-1975. Mr. Rabaut currently serves on the Council of Trustees of the Association of the U. S. Army and on the board of the Washington, DC Chapter of the Posse Foundation.

Francis Raborn

Mr. Francis Raborn is an Independent Director of Allison Transmission Holdings Inc., since August 2007. Until his retirement in 2005, he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Defense Industries, Inc. from its formation in 1994, and as a director since 1997. Mr. Raborn joined FMC Corporation, the predecessor of United Defense Industries, Inc., in 1977 and held a variety of financial and accounting positions, including Controller of the Defense Systems Group from 1985 to 1993, and Controller of the Special Products Group from 1979 to 1985. He also had international operating responsibilities as a result of being on the Boards of United Defense’s Swedish subsidiary and Turkish joint venture. Prior to his tenure at FMC Corporation, Mr. Raborn worked for Chemetron Corporation and Ford Motor Company. Mr. Raborn currently serves on the board of directors of Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. Our Board has concluded that Mr. Raborn should serve as a director because he brings with him significant experience in finance, accounting, defense, production and manufacturing as a result of his senior financial and accounting positions at FMC Corporation and United Defense Industries, Inc., or United Defense, and his position as the Chairman of Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.’s audit committee. Mr. Raborn also brings to our Board international operating experience as a result of his service on the boards of directors of United Defense’s Swedish subsidiary and Turkish joint venture and valuable knowledge of corporate governance, compensation programs, and operations of other companies gained from his previous service on the board of directors of other public and private companies.

Richard Reynolds

Lt. Gen. Richard V. Reynolds is an Independent Director of the Company, since November 2010. He is owner and principal of the VanFleet Group, LLC, an aerospace consulting company and has served in that capacity since 2005. Prior to his retirement in 2005, General Reynolds was Vice Commander, Air Force Materiel Command. During his 34 years of active duty Air Force service, he commanded the Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio and the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California. He was also Program Executive Officer, Airlift and Trainers in the Pentagon, and Program Director for several major weapon system acquisitions, including the B-2 Spirit. General Reynolds is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Class 79B, and has more than 25 years of hands-on experience in the research, development, program management, test and evaluation of aeronautical systems. He holds Federal Aviation Administration certificates for Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor (Glider), and his logbook shows more than 4,000 flying hours in 72 different military and civil aircraft. Graduating in 1971 from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering, General Reynolds has a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, and a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. General Reynolds currently serves on the board of directors of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. and previously served on the board of directors of Barco Federal Systems, LLC. He holds an advisory board seat for Electronic Warfare Associates-Government Systems Inc. In a volunteer capacity, he has served as Board Chairman and CEO of the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. and as a member of the USAF Heritage Program Board of Directors. He is presently a member of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum Advisory Committee

James Star

Mr. James A. Star serves as an Independent Director of the Company since May 12, 2016. Since 2003, he has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Longview Asset Management LLC, or Longview, a multi-strategy investment firm for which he has been a portfolio manager since 1998. He has also served since 1994 as a Vice President of Henry Crown and Company, a private family investment firm affiliated with Longview. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Star was President and Chief Investment Officer of Star Partners, Inc., a private securities partnership focused on common equities. Mr. Star began his investment career in 1991 as a securities analyst at Harris Associates, a Chicago investment firm. Prior thereto, he practiced corporate and securities law in Illinois, where he was a member of the bar from 1987 to 2011. Mr. Star sits on the board of directors of Equity CommonWealth REIT, a publicly traded real estate trust, where he serves on the Nominating & Governance Committee. He has also served as a manager of Longview Trust Company since 2006. Mr. Star has also been a member of limited partner advisory boards for the Kabouter Funds since 2004 and Valor Equity Partners II since 2007. In prior years, Mr. Star has served on the board of trustees of Columbia Acorn Trust and Wanger Advisor Trust, which are registered mutual funds, and a number of private company boards. He is a member of the Global Advisory Board of the Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University and the Chicago chapter of World Presidents Organization. He founded and serves as President of the Star Family Foundation. Mr. Star received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and holds a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School and a Masters of Management from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

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