People: Berry Plastics Group Inc (BERY.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jonathan Rich

58 2010 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Mark Miles

42 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Curtis Begle

39 2014 President – Engineered Materials Division

Lawrence Goldstein

51 2012 President - Flexible Packaging Division

William Norman

42 2013 President - Rigid Open Top Division

Thomas Salmon

50 2014 President – Rigid Closed Top Division

Jason Greene

43 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

James Till

36 2014 Executive Vice President, Controller

Jeffrey Thompson

42 2013 Executive Vice President - International Business Development

B. Evan Bayh

58 2011 Director

Jonathan Foster

53 2014 Director

Idalene Kesner

2014 Director

Robert Seminara

42 2006 Director

Robert Steele

57 2014 Director

David Heller

46 2012 Independent Director

Carl Rickertsen

54 2013 Independent Director

Ronald Rolfe

68 2013 Independent Director

Dustin Stilwell

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Biographies

Name Description

Jonathan Rich

Dr. Jonathan D. Rich, Ph.D., is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Berry Plastics Group Inc. Prior to becoming CEO, Dr. Rich served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Momentive Performance Materials, Inc. from June 2007 until October 2010. Prior to Momentive, Dr. Rich held executive positions at Goodyear Tire and Rubber from 2000 until 2007, including President of Goodyear North American Tire and President of Goodyear Chemical. Dr. Rich began his career at General Electric in 1982, where he was employed for 18 years in a variety of R&D, operational and executive roles. Dr. Rich’s position as Chief Executive Officer, his extensive management experience and his skills in business leadership and strategy qualify him to serve as a director of the Company.

Mark Miles

Mr. Mark W. Miles is Chief Financial Officer of Berry Plastics Group, Inc. He has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective January 2, 2014. Mr. Miles previously had been Berry’s Executive Vice President, Controller and Treasurer since 2005. Mr. Miles is a Certified Public Accountant and started with the Company as Corporate Controller in 1997.

Curtis Begle

Mr. Curtis L. Begle is President – Engineered Materials Division of Berry Plastics Group, Inc. He was President - Rigid Closed Top Division of Berry Plastics Group, Inc. Mr. Begle has spent his entire 14 year career with Berry, during which he has held multiple positions of increasing responsibility.

Lawrence Goldstein

Mr. Lawrence A. Goldstein is President - Flexible Packaging Division of Berry Plastics Group, Inc., since January 1, 2012. Mr. Goldstein joined Berry in 1997 as the East Coast Regional Sales Manager for the container division. Since then he has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility.

William Norman

Mr. William J. Norman is President - Rigid Open Top Division of Berry Plastics Group, Inc. Mr. Norman has spent the last 20 years with Berry during which time he held multiple positions of increasing responsibility.

Thomas Salmon

Mr. Thomas E. Salmon is President – Rigid Closed Top Division of Berry Plastics Group, Inc. President - Engineered Materials Division of Berry Plastics Group, Inc. Mr. Salmon most recently served as President – Engineered Materials Division, a position he held with the Company and predecessor organizations since 2003. Mr. Salmon previously served as General Manager for Honeywell Plastics for the two years prior thereto. He was the Global Sales Director for Allied Signal’s Engineering Plastics and Films business from 1999 to 2001. The appointment is effective immediately. In addition, on November 18, 2014, the Company announced the appointment of Curtis L. Begle to the position of President – Engineered Materials Division effective immediately. Since 2000, Mr. Begle, age 39, has held multiple positions of increasing responsibility with the Company. Mr. Begle most recently served as the Company’s President – Rigid Closed Top Division, a position he held since December 2009. The appointment is effective immediately.

Jason Greene

Mr. Jason K. Greene is Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Berry Plastics Group, Inc., since January 1, 2013. He was hired in December 2010 as the Company’s Deputy General Counsel. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Greene was Business Transactions and Tax Counsel at Taylor English Duma LLP in Atlanta. From 1998 until 2007, Mr. Greene held a similar position at Powell Goldstein LLP. Mr. Greene began his career in Arthur Andersen’s tax practice.

James Till

Mr. James M. Till is Executive Vice President and Controller of Berry Plastics Group Inc., effective as of January 2, 2014. Mr. Till started with Berry in 2008, during which he has held multiple positions of increasing responsibility. Most recently, Mr. Till had been Berry’s Vice President of Accounting and Finance since 2010.

Jeffrey Thompson

Mr. Jeffrey D. Thompson is Executive Vice President - International Business Development of Berry Plastics Group, Inc., since January 1, 2013.He started as Berry’s first in-house General Counsel on December 1, 2003 and served in that capacity until January 1, 2013.

B. Evan Bayh

Mr. B. Evan Bayh, III, is Director of Berry Plastics Group Inc., since 2011. Mr. Bayh is a former U.S. Senator and Indiana Governor. He was a member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Indiana from 1998 until his retirement in 2011. While in the Senate, he served on a variety of committees, including the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Prior to serving in the Senate, Mr. Bayh served as Indiana Governor from 1988 to 1997. Mr. Bayh also serves on the board of directors of Fifth Third Bank, Marathon Petroleum Corporation and RLJ Lodging Trust. Mr. Bayh’s many years of service in elected office, including as the chief executive of a large Midwestern state, qualifies him to serve as a director of the Company.

Jonathan Foster

Mr. Jonathan (Jon) F. Foster is Director of the Company. Foster is Founder and a Managing Director of Current Capital LLC, a private equity investing and management services firm. Prior to this role, Foster served as a Managing Director and Co-Head of Diversified Industrials and Services at Wachovia Securities. Foster has served in numerous key executive leadership positions including: Executive Vice President - Finance and Business Development of Revolution LLC; Managing Director of The Cypress Group; Senior Managing Director and Head of Industrial Products and Services Mergers and Acquisitions at Bear Stearns & Co; and Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer of ToysRUs.com, Inc. Prior to the aforementioned positions, Foster was with Lazard for over 10 years, primarily in mergers and acquisitions. Foster is a board member of Masonite International Corporation, Lear Corporation and Chemtura Corporation as well as a Trustee of the New York Power Authority. He was previously a member of the board of directors of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation. Foster has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Emory University, a master’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and has attended the Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School.

Idalene Kesner

Professor Idalene F. (Idie) Kesner is Director of the Company. Kesner has served as dean for Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, since July 2013. Kesner joined the Kelley School faculty in 1995, coming from a titled faculty position at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at Indiana University (IU), Kesner has served as chairwoman of Kelley’s Full-Time MBA Program, Chairwoman of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, and co-directed the School’s Consulting Academy. Kesner has taught in more than 100 executive programs and served as a consultant for many national and international firms, working on strategic issues. Her research has focused on the areas of corporate boards of directors, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions. Kesner is a director for Lincoln Industries, Main Street America Group, and Sun Life Financial. Kesner holds an MBA and Ph.D. in business administration from IU and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University.

Robert Seminara

Mr. Robert V. Seminara is Director of Berry Plastics Group Inc. Mr. Seminara joined Apollo in 2003. Prior to that time, Mr. Seminara was a member of the Private Equity Group at Evercore Partners from 1996 to 2003. Prior to his tenure at Evercore, Mr. Seminara was employed by Lazard Frères & Co. in the firm’s Media & Communications Group. Mr. Seminara also serves on the board of directors of Momentive Specialty Chemicals, Inc. and is a member of the Board of Managers of Momentive Performance Materials Holdings, LLC. Mr. Seminara has previously served on the board of directors of Skylink Aviation. Mr. Seminara graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Mr. Seminara’s extensive financial and business experience qualifies him to serve as a director of the Company.

Robert Steele

Robert A. Steele was appointed as Director of Berry Plastics Group, Inc., In 2011, Steele retired from Procter & Gamble as the company’s Vice Chairman Health Care. During his 35-year tenure with Procter & Gamble, Steele served in a variety of executive leadership positions, including Vice Chairman Global Health and Well-being, Group President Global Household Care, and Group President of North American Operations. Steele is a board member of Keurig/Green Mountain Coffee, where he serves on the Audit and Finance committee, and the Compensation and Organizational Development committee. He was previously a member of the board of directors of Beam Inc. and Kellogg Company. Steele has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from College of Wooster and a MBA from Cleveland State University.

David Heller

Mr. David B. Heller is Independent Director of Berry Plastics Group Inc., since October 04, 2012. Mr. Heller is the former Global Co-Head of the Securities Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he also served on the Management Committee. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1989 in New York and also spent significant time living and working in Tokyo and London during his career with the firm. He retired from Goldman in March of 2012. Currently he serves as a Trustee for the Acumen Fund, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Project Morry, and Third Way. He earned a B.A. from Harvard College and continues to be involved with the university as Co-Chair of his class fundraising efforts. Mr. Heller’s extensive financial experience qualifies him to serve as a director of the Company.

Carl Rickertsen

Mr. Carl J. Rickertsen is Independent Director of Berry Plastics Group Inc. Mr. Rickertsen is currently managing partner of Pine Creek Partners, a private equity investment firm, a position he has held since January 2004. From January 1998 to January 2004, Mr. Rickertsen was chief operating officer and partner of Thayer Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm. From September 1994 to January 1998, Mr. Rickertsen was a managing partner at Thayer. Mr. Rickertsen was a founding partner of three Thayer investment funds totaling over $1.4 billion and is a published author. Mr. Rickertsen has been a member of the Board of Directors of MicroStrategy, a publicly-traded software firm, since October 2002; Apollo Senior Floating Rate Fund, a closed-end senior bank debt fund since 2011; Apollo Tactical Income Fund, a closed-end senior and mezzanine bank debt fund; and Noranda Aluminum, a U.S.-based aluminum producer, since 2012. Mr. Rickertsen was formerly a board member of publicly-traded companies Convera Corporation, a search-engine software company, UAP Holding Corp., a distributor of agriculture products, and Homeland Security Capital Corporation, a specialized technology provider to government and commercial customers. Mr. Rickertsen received a BS from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Rickertsen’s extensive financial and business experience qualifies him to serve as a director of the Company.

Ronald Rolfe

Mr. Ronald S. Rolfe is Independent Director of Berry Plastics Group, Inc. Mr. Rolfe was a member of the Litigation Department at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP for more than 40 years. In January 2011, he retired as a Partner of the firm. During his tenure, Rolfe led major antitrust and securities cases; SEC, NYSE, NASDAQ, and grand jury investigations; and a wide range of commercial litigation and arbitrations. He was also active in major merger and acquisition transactions and corporate governance advice. Mr. Rolfe is a board member of the Strategic Committee of Captain Bidco SAS (France), Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation, Advanced Assessment Systems, Inc., and an advisor to the board of directors of Tune Core, Inc. He holds an A.B. from Harvard College and graduated magna cum laude with a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he served as an editor of the Columbia Law Review. Mr. Rolfe was also a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and James Kent Scholar. Mr. Rolfe dedicates much time to both professional organizations and civic endeavors, including serving as President of the Board of Trustees of The Allen-Stevenson School. Mr. Rolfe’s extensive business and legal experience qualifies him to serve as a director of the Company.

Dustin Stilwell

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