People: American Vanguard Corp (AVD)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Eric Wintemute

58 2011 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

David Johnson

57 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer

Timothy Donnelly

54 2010 Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, Secretary

Glen Johnson

59 1999 Senior Vice President, Director - Business Development of AMVAC Chemical Corporation

James Lehman

55 2011 Vice President - Sales of AMVAC Chemical Corporation

Scott Baskin

60 2014 Director

Morton Erlich

69 2013 Director

Lawrence Clark

55 2006 Independent Director

Debra Edwards

60 2011 Independent Director

Alfred Ingulli

72 2010 Independent Director

John Killmer

64 2008 Independent Director

Carl Soderlind

80 2000 Independent Director

M. Esmail Zirakparvar

64 2010 Independent Director

William Kuser

Director of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Eric Wintemute

Mr. Eric G. Wintemute is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of American Vanguard Corp. He has served as a director since June 1994. Mr. Wintemute served as President and CEO from July 1994 until June 2011, and Chairman and CEO since June 2011. He was appointed Executive Vice President and COO of the Company in January 1994. Mr. Wintemute has been at the helm of the Company during its years of greatest growth. With 19 years experience on this Board, 34 years experience at the Company (19 years as CEO) and membership in leading crop protection trade groups (previously, as Chairman of CropLife America), Mr. Wintemute brings a broad industry perspective to the Board. His interaction with the heads of our peers, suppliers and customers; legislators; and enforcement authorities has enabled him to identify economic, technological and political trends affecting the Company. This is an invaluable resource to the Board, particularly when evaluating future business plans and providing strategic direction to the Company.

David Johnson

Mr. David T. Johnson is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer of American Vanguard Corp., since March 7, 2008. Mr. Johnson served as Finance Director for Amcor Flexibles UK Ltd., a five hundred million dollar manufacturer of decorative packaging and a subsidiary of Amcor, a multibillion dollar corporation based in Australia, from June 2003 through March 2008. Prior to that he served as Vice President of Finance for Sterer Engineering, a subsidiary of Eaton Aerospace, an eight billion dollar Cleveland based multinational company from April 2001 through June 2003.

Timothy Donnelly

Mr. Timothy J. Donnelly is Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, Secretary of American Vanguard Corp. He began his service with the Company in October 2005 as Vice President, General Counsel & Assistant Secretary, was appointed Secretary in June 2007 and assumed responsibility for Human Resources and Risk Management in 2009. Prior to his work with the Company, from September 2000 through October 2005, Mr. Donnelly served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for DDi Corp. (Nasdaq—DDIC) a manufacturer of quick-turn, high-technology printed circuit boards.

Glen Johnson

Mr. Glen D. Johnson is Senior Vice President and Director of Business Development of AMVAC Chemical Corp., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Vanguard Corp., since February 1999. Mr. Johnson was previously the North American Senior Marketing Manager for Contract Sales at Zeneca Ag Products. Prior to joining AMVAC Chemical Corporation, Mr. Johnson had over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, acquisition and licensing, market development, and field research and development with three multinational agrochemical companies.

James Lehman

Mr. James Lehman is Vice President - Sales of AMVAC Chemical Corp, a subsidiary of American Vanguard Corp., since June 9, 2011. He joined the Company on January 26, 2009 as Midwest Regional Sales Manager. Prior to that time, Mr. Lehman was the Strategic Account Manager for BASF Corporation based in Carmel, Indiana from 2000 to 2009, where he had responsibility for key accounts on a national level.

Scott Baskin

Mr. Scott D. Baskin is Director of American Vanguard Corp. Mr. Baskin has experience as a litigator arising from his 35 year career with Irell & Manella, from which he retired at the end of 2013. During his tenure at Irell & Manella, Mr. Baskin concentrated his practice on intellectual property, technology, real estate, business torts and securities actions for a multitude of corporate clients. A frequent lecturer and writer, he has published many articles on intellectual property rights, patent infringement, trial preparation and discovery. He was an assistant instructor at Yale Law School and clerked for Hon. Y.C Choy, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Baskin holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. in Political Science and History from Stanford University. He has also been selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer by Los Angeles Magazine every year since 2004.

Morton Erlich

Mr. Morton D. Erlich is Director of American Vanguard Corporation. Mr. Erlich has experience in accounting, arising from his 34 year career with KPMG LLP. During his tenure at KPMG, he served as Audit Engagement Partner for numerous public and private companies in a wide range of industries and as a Managing Partner of the firm's Woodland Hills office. In addition to his audit and accounting work he also developed expertise in merger, acquisition and due diligence projects, as well as SEC compliance and employee benefit plan audit. Since 2004, Mr. Erlich has provided financial and managerial consulting services to a number of middle-market companies and professional service firms. Since 2006, he has been on the Board of Directors of Skechers USA, Inc. a prominent global footwear company where he has served as Lead Independent Director and Chairman of both the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee.

Lawrence Clark

Mr. Lawrence S. Clark is an Independent Director of American Vanguard Corp. Mr. Clark has served as a director since 2006. Mr. Clark served as the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) for Legendary Pictures, a motion picture production company that develops, co-produces and co-finances major motion pictures in partnership with Warner Bros. from 2004 until June, 2012. From 2003 – 2004 he provided financial and corporate development consulting services to media and entertainment clients. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Clark was the CFO of Creative Artists Agency, a leading entertainment talent, literary and marketing agency. From 1997 to 2000, he served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development for Sony Pictures Entertainment. Mr. Clark was Director—International for The Carlyle Group, a private equity firm, from 1995 to 1997. In 1992, he co-founded Global Film Equity Corp., which provided strategic, business advisory and capital raising services to media companies.

Debra Edwards

Dr. Debra F. Edwards, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of American Vanguard Corp. Dr. Edwards is an independent consultant, specializing in global regulatory strategy for pesticides and biocides. She has 30 years of experience specializing in pesticide residue chemistry, human health risk assessment, human health and ecological risk management, registration, re-registration and regulatory policy development. The majority of her career has been spent in leading large scientific and regulatory organizations within the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”), culminating in her serving as Director of the Office of Pesticide Programs. Except for a two-year stint in Guatemala as a volunteer in the United States Peace Corp. (1997-1999), Dr. Edwards worked for the USEPA from 1985 until 2010. Dr. Edwards holds a Ph.D. and a Masters Degree in Plant Pathology, has been the recipient of numerous academic and professional honors, including the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service as a Senior Executive of the USEPA, and has published and made presentations in national and international fora on pesticide regulation, food safety and integrated pest management. Given the large number of active ingredients that the Company has registered for use across the globe and the rapidly changing and increasingly challenging regulatory climate, Dr. Edwards continues to be a valuable asset for assisting the board in mapping out strategy for product defense, regulatory compliance both domestically and internationally, and in the evaluation of product line acquisitions.

Alfred Ingulli

Mr. Alfred F. Ingulli is an Independent Director of American Vanguard Corp., since 2010. Mr. Ingulli served as Executive Vice President of Crompton Corporation (later Chemtura Corporation), a $3 billion specialty chemical company from 1989 through 2004, in which capacity he was responsible for the company’s global agricultural chemical business. In addition, he also served as a member of Crompton Corporation’s executive committee. Mr. Ingulli currently serves on the board of directors of PBI/Gordon, Inc., a marketer of specialty chemicals in turf and ornamental, lawn and garden and animal health markets and serves as a member of the compensation and audit committees of that board. Further, from 1996—2004, he served on the board of directors of Gustafson LLC, a manufacturer of seed treatment products and application equipment, and was chairman of that board from 2002—2004. From 1990—2004, Mr. Ingulli also served as a board member, and from 2002—2004 as Chairman, of CropLife America, a nationwide not-for-profit trade organization representing member companies that produce, sell, and distribute most of the active compounds used in crop protection products registered for use in the United States. Mr. Ingulli brings to the AVD board an in-depth knowledge of the industry and income statement optimization. With his background, he can act as an advisor on implementing processes and resource allocation to improve profitability and efficiencies within the organization.

John Killmer

Dr. John L. Killmer Ph.D., is an Independent Director of American Vanguard Corp., since December 5, 2008. Mr. Killmer was responsible for Global Marketing, Product and Supply Chain Management for Arysta LifeSciences Corporation (“Arysta”), a large privately held crop protection and life science company, from November 2004 through June 2008. At Arysta, Mr. Killmer had global responsibility for marketing and product management and, in addition, was responsible for global supply chain management. From 1980 to November 2004 he served in various capacities with Monsanto Company (“Monsanto”) including three years as President of Monsanto, Greater China from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Killmer possesses a combination of considerable technical expertise and business acumen. A trained scientist, Mr. Killmer began his professional career focusing on technology and ascended the corporate ladder with increasing profit responsibility. He served as pro-tem Director of Technology for the Company from March 2009 through December, 2010, during which time he has evaluated the Company’s technology infrastructure and added multiple resources (both people and equipment) to help enhance the Company’s domestic manufacturing and process and formulation technology.

Carl Soderlind

Mr. Carl R. Soderlind is an Independent Director of American Vanguard Corp., since June 2000. Mr. Soderlind served as Chairman and CEO of Golden Bear Oil Specialties, a producer of niche specialty oil and chemical products used in a variety of industrial applications from 1997 to 2001. From 1961 to 1996 he served in various capacities of Witco Corporation, including being Senior Executive Vice President and member of the Management Committee. Mr. Soderlind has extensive experience in running businesses in both specialty oil and chemical products. Mr. Soderlind’s many years working in investor relations have given him an in-depth knowledge of the public markets and a keen awareness of investors’ expectations. During his professional career, Mr. Soderlind specialized in growing businesses through well-timed acquisitions of product lines and companies. With his experience in running businesses within the chemical sector, investor relations, and mergers and acquisitions work, Mr. Soderlind brings sound judgment to the Board.

M. Esmail Zirakparvar

Mr. M. Esmail Zirakparvar is an Independent Director of American Vanguard Corp. Mr. Zirakparvar served in executive positions at Bayer CropScience AG. From 2002—2004 he served as COO and member of the Bayer CropScience AG’s Board of Management in Germany and from 2004—2006 as Head of Region of Americas, President & CEO of Bayer CropScience LP—USA and Member of the Bayer CropScience AG Executive Committee. Prior to that, he served in various executive positions at Rhone-Poulenc Agrochemie and Aventis CropScience from 1986—2001, ultimately as Head of Portfolio Management and member of the Global Executive Committee in Lyon, France for these companies. In addition to his hands-on experience in product development, regulatory matters, project management, and management of agricultural chemical businesses, Mr. Zirakparvar has helped to oversee the integration, management and direction of one of the largest global agricultural chemical companies. With his background, he gives the board a world-class sense of perspective and strategic direction and is an invaluable asset for helping to guide the Company down a path of growth and prosperity in the future.

William Kuser

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