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Berry Global Group Inc (BERY.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jonathan Rich

61 2010 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Salmon

53 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Mark Miles

45 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Curtis Begle

41 2014 President – Engineered Materials Division

Jean-Marc Galvez

50 2017 President - Consumer Packaging Division

Scott Tracey

48 2015 President - Health, Hygiene & Specialties Division

James Till

39 2014 Executive Vice President, Controller

Jason Greene

46 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary

B. Evan Bayh

61 2014 Independent Director

Jonathan Foster

56 2015 Independent Director

Idalene Kesner

58 2014 Independent Director

Carl Rickertsen

57 2013 Independent Director

Ronald Rolfe

71 2013 Independent Director

Robert Seminara

45 2014 Independent Director

Robert Steele

61 2014 Independent Director

Stephen Sterrett

61 2015 Independent Director

Scott Ullem

50 2016 Independent Director

Dustin Stilwell

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Jonathan Rich

Dr. Jonathan D. Rich, Ph.D., is a Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the company. Mr. Rich has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Berry since October 2010. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer of Berry, 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 has a B.S. in Chemistry from Iowa State University, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Rich is a member of the board of managers of Hexion Holdings LLC, the indirect parent of Hexion Inc., where he serves on the Environmental, Health and Safety Committee. Dr. Rich’s position as Chief Executive Officer, his extensive management experience in the chemical industry and his skills in business leadership and strategy qualify him to serve as a director of the Company. Dr. Rich has advised the Board of Directors of his intention to retire as Chief Executive Officer in February, 2017 and plans continue to serve as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Thomas Salmon

Mr. Thomas E. Salmon is President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director of the Company. He was President, Chief Operating Officer, President - Consumer Packaging Division of the Company., effective October 3, 2016. He joined the Company in 2007 with Berry's acquisition of Covalence Specialty Materials where he had led the Adhesives Division for four years. From 2007-14, he served as President of Berry's Engineered Materials Division, prior to being appointed President of Berry's Rigid Closed Top Division in 2014 and President of Berry's Consumer Packaging Division in 2015. Before joining Covalence, Salmon was General Manager of Honeywell Plastics and Global Sales Director for Allied Signal's Engineering Plastics and Films. He began his career with General Electric and held a variety of commercial positions during his 12 years in GE's Plastics and Lighting divisions.

Mark Miles

Mr. Mark W. Miles is Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the company. Mr. Miles was named Chief Financial Officer effective January 2014. Mr. Miles previously had been Berry’s Executive Vice President, Controller and Treasurer since 2005. Mr. Miles started with the Company as Corporate Controller in 1997.

Curtis Begle

Mr. Curtis L. Begle is President – Engineered Materials Division of the company. Mr. Begle was named President of Berry’s Engineered Materials Division effective November 2014. Mr. Begle previously served as President of Berry’s Rigid Closed Top Division since December 2009. Mr. Begle has spent his entire 17 year career with Berry, during which he has held multiple positions of increasing responsibility. He holds a B.S.B.A. from the University of Evansville and a M.B.A. from the University of Southern Indiana.

Jean-Marc Galvez

Mr. Jean-Marc Galvez is a President - Consumer Packaging Division of the Company effective January 1, 2017. Mr. Galvez was named President of Berry’s Consumer Packaging Division effective January 1, 2017. Mr. Galvez joined AVINTIV, Inc. (which Berry acquired in 2015) in July 2011 as Vice President?—?Sales, Marketing, and Product Development for Europe. Prior to joining AVINTIV, Inc., he was the Global Commercial General Manager at Merquinsa from 2002-2011. He has also held various global general manager and commercial roles of increasing responsibility at Monsanto in Belgium, and Dow Chemical in Switzerland. Mr. Galvez holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie in Monpellier, France.

Scott Tracey

Mr. Scott M. Tracey is President - Health, Hygiene & Specialties Division of the Company. Mr. Tracey was named President of Berry’s Health, Hygiene and Specialties Division effective November 2015. He previously served as Avintiv’s President, North America & Global Wipes and Technical Specialties since June 2014. Mr. Tracey served as Avintiv’s President, Americas & Global Wipes and Technical Specialties from January 2014 to June 2014. From December 2009 to January 2014, Mr. Tracey held positions as Avintiv’s Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Americas region, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the EMEA region, and U.S. Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development. Mr. Tracey joined Avintiv in 2004 as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Branded. Prior to joining Avintiv, Mr. Tracey held multiple leadership positions at SOLO, Sweetheart Cup, Fonda Group and Anchor Packaging. Mr. Tracey received a B.S. in Marketing from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from Georgia State University.

James Till

Mr. James M. Till is Executive Vice President and Controller of Berry Plastics Group Inc. Mr. Till was named Berry’s Executive Vice President and Controller effective January 2014. Mr. Till started with Berry in 2008, during which time he held multiple positions of increasing responsibility in accounting and finance. Most recently, Mr. Till had been Berry’s Vice President of Accounting and Finance since 2010. Prior to joining Berry, he served various accounting roles at both public and private companies after beginning his career at Arthur Andersen LLP.

Jason Greene

Mr. Jason K. Greene is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary 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. He began his career in Arthur Andersen LLP’s tax practice. Mr. Greene holds a Bachelor of Accounting, Master of Accounting, and Juris Doctor all from the University of Florida.

B. Evan Bayh

Mr. B. Evan Bayh, III, is an Independent Director of Berry Plastics Group Inc., since 2011. Mr. Bayh is a senior advisor with Apollo Global Management and a partner with McGuireWoods LLP and 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 Bancorp, Inc., Marathon Petroleum Corporation, and RLJ Lodging Trust. He previously served on the board of directors of McGraw-Hill Education Inc. 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 an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Foster joined our Board of Directors in April 2014. Since 2008 Mr. Foster has served as Managing Director of Current Capital LLC, a private equity investing and management services firm. From 2007 until 2008, Mr. Foster served as a Managing Director and Co-Head of Diversified Industrials and Services at Wachovia Securities. Mr. 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, Mr. Foster was with Lazard, including as a Managing Director, for over 10 years, primarily in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Foster is a board member of Masonite International Corporation, Lear Corporation, and Chemtura Corporation. He was previously a member of the board of directors of Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation and Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, as well as a Trustee of the New York Power Authority. Mr. 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. Mr. Foster’s investment banking, finance, and investment experience qualifies him to serve as a director of the Company.

Idalene Kesner

Dr. Idalene F. (Idie) Kesner is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Kesner joined our Board of Directors in April 2014. Dr. Kesner has served as dean for Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, since July 2013. Dr. 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, Dr. Kesner has served as chairwoman of Kelley’s Full-Time M.B.A. Program, Chairwoman of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, and co-directed the School’s Consulting Academy. Dr. 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. Dr. Kesner serves on the board of advisors for Lincoln Industries, and she serves on the board of directors for Main Street America Group. In May 2014, she retired from the board of directors of Sun Life Financial. Dr. Kesner holds an M.B.A. and Ph.D. in business administration from IU and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University. Dr. Kesner’s leadership and business acumen as well as her prior years of service on various corporate boards qualify her to serve as a director of the Company.

Carl Rickertsen

Mr. Carl J. Rickertsen is Independent Director of Berry Plastics Group Inc. Mr. Rickertsen was appointed to our Board of Directors in January 2013. Mr. Rickertsen is currently a managing partner of Pine Creek Partners, a private equity investment firm based in Washington, D.C., a position he has held since January 2004. He has worked in private equity since 1987. Prior to founding Pine Creek Partners in 2004, Mr. Rickertsen was chief operating officer and partner of Thayer Capital Partners from 1998 to 2004. Mr. Rickertsen was a founding partner of three Thayer investment funds and is a published author. He serves on the board of directors of MicroStrategy and Apollo Senior Credit Funds (AIF and AFT). He was formerly a board member of Noranda Corporation, Convera Corporation, UAP Holding Corp., and Homeland Security Capital Corporation. Mr. Rickertsen graduated with distinction from Stanford University and Harvard Graduate School of Business, obtaining a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford and M.B.A. from Harvard. Mr. Rickertsen’s extensive 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 appointed to our Board of Directors in October 2013. Until his retirement as a partner in 2010, Mr. Rolfe was a member of the Litigation Department at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP for more than 40 years. During his tenure, Mr. 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 Time, Inc. where he serves as Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee and is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee; and Reynolds American, Inc. where he serves on the Audit and Finance Committee, and Nominating, Governance and Sustainability Committees. During the period 2013-2016, Mr. Rolfe was a member of the boards of Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation where he served on the Environmental, Health, and Safety Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee; Advanced Assessment Systems, Inc. and Cloudlex, 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 Emeritus and a Trustee of the board of The Allen-Stevenson School and a Trustee and Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee of De La Salle Academy. Mr. Rolfe’s extensive experience working with public companies and governance issues in both legal counsel and director and committee member capacities qualifies him to serve as a director of the Company.

Robert Seminara

Mr. Robert V. Seminara is a Inpendent of Berry Plastics Group Inc. Mr. Seminara has been a member of our Board of Directors since 2006. Mr. Seminara is a Senior Partner with Apollo Global Management, which he joined 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 is a member of the board of managers of Latecoere and Verallia. He previously served on the board of directors of NCL Corporation Ltd., Momentive Specialty Chemicals, Inc., Momentive Performance Materials Holdings, LLC and 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

Mr. Robert A. Steele is as Independent Director of Berry Plastics Group, Inc., . In 2011. Mr. Robert A. Steele was appointed to our Board of Directors in October 2014. In 2011, Mr. Steele retired from Procter & Gamble as the company’s Vice Chairman Health Care. During his 35-year tenure with Procter & Gamble, he 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. Mr. Steele is a board member of CSI Inc., where he serves on the Nominating and Governance Committee and Audit Committee. Mr. Steele was previously a member of the board of directors of the Keurig/Green Mountain Coffee Company, Beam Inc. and Kellogg Company. Mr. Steele has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from College of Wooster and a M.B.A. from Cleveland State University. Mr. Steele’s in-depth knowledge of the global consumer goods market and his leadership and business experience qualifies him to serve as a director of the Company.

Stephen Sterrett

Mr. Stephen E. Sterrett is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sterrett retired on December 31, 2014 as the Sr. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group, Inc., a position he held since 2000. From 1993 to 2000 Mr. Sterrett held the position of Treasurer with Simon. Prior to joining the Simon organization in 1988 he was a senior manager with the international accounting firm of Price Waterhouse. Mr. Sterrett currently serves on the boards of Equity Residential and Realty Income Corporation, both S&P 500 companies. He also serves on the board of directors of the following not for profit companies: the Indiana Golf Association and its Foundation, the Indiana University Center for Real Estate Studies and the Kelley School of Business Dean’s Council, the Indiana State Seniors Golf Association and Tindley Accelerated Schools. Mr. Sterrett holds a B.S. degree in accounting and an M.B.A. in finance, both from Indiana University. Mr. Sterrett’s extensive accounting and financial experience qualifies him to serve as a director of the Company.

Scott Ullem

Mr. Scott B. Ullem is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ullem joined our Board of Directors in July 2016. Mr. Ullem became Chief Financial Officer of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation in January 2014. Prior to joining Edwards, he served from May 2010 to December 2013 as Chief Financial Officer of Bemis Company Inc. Mr. Ullem served from 2008 to May 2010 as the Vice President, Finance of Bemis. Before joining Bemis, Mr. Ullem spent 17 years in investment banking, serving as Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and later for Bank of America. Mr. Ullem earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from DePauw University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Ullem’s extensive accounting and financial experience and in-depth knowledge of the packaging market qualify him to serve as a director of the Company.

Dustin Stilwell

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