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Berry Plastics 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 2016 President, Chief Operating Officer, President - Consumer Packaging Division

Mark Miles

44 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Curtis Begle

40 2014 President – Engineered Materials Division

Scott Tracey

47 2015 President - Health, Hygiene & Specialties Division

Jason Greene

45 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

James Till

38 2014 Executive Vice President, Controller

Scott Ullem

49 2016 Director

B. Evan Bayh

60 2014 Independent Director

Jonathan Foster

55 2015 Independent Director

Idalene Kesner

57 2014 Independent Director

Carl Rickertsen

56 2013 Independent Director

Ronald Rolfe

70 2013 Independent Director

Robert Seminara

44 2014 Independent Director

Robert Steele

61 2014 Independent Director

Stephen Sterrett

60 2015 Independent Director

Dustin Stilwell

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Jonathan Rich

Dr. Jonathan D. Rich, Ph.D., is re-designated as Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company., effective in February 2017. He was Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Berry Plastics Group Inc. 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’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.

Thomas Salmon

Mr. Thomas E. Salmon has been appointed as 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 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. Mr. Begle previously served as President of Berry’s Rigid Closed Top Division since December 2009. Mr. Begle has spent his entire 16 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.

Scott Tracey

Mr. Scott M. Tracey is President - Health, Hygiene & Specialties Division of the Company. 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.

Jason Greene

Mr. Jason Kent 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. 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.

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 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.

Scott Ullem

Mr. Scott B. Ullem is Director of the Company. He has served as Chief Financial Officer for Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring. In this capacity, Ullem has responsibility for global finance, information technology, investor relations and enterprise risk management. As a key member of Edwards' executive leadership team, Ullem has helped drive business initiatives that have resulted in the creation of meaningful innovations with global application, as well as sales growth, strong financial performance, and increases in shareholder value. Before joining Edwards, Ullem held executive positions in the banking and packaging industries. Ullem received a bachelor's degree in political science from DePauw University and a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.

B. Evan Bayh

Mr. B. Evan Bayh, III, is an Independent Director of Berry Plastics Group Inc., since 2011. Mr. Bayh is a is a senior advisor with Apollo Global Management and a partner with McGuireWoods LLP ans 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 an Independent 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

Dr. Idalene F. (Idie) Kesner is an Independent Director of the Company. 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.

Carl Rickertsen

Mr. Carl J. Rickertsen is Independent Director of Berry Plastics Group Inc. Mr. Rickertsen is a managing partner of Pine Creek Partners, a private equity investment firm based in Washington, D.C. 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. 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, Apollo Senior Credit Funds (AIF and AFT), and Noranda. He was formerly a board member of 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.

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 December 2010, he retired as a partner of the firm. 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; Reynolds American, Inc. where he serves on the Audit and Finance Committee, and Nominating and Governance Committee; Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation where he serves on the Environmental, Health, and Safety Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee; and Advanced Assessment Systems, 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.

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.

Robert Steele

Mr. Robert A. Steele was appointed as Independent Director of Berry Plastics Group, Inc., . 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 Keurig/Green Mountain Coffee, where he serves on the Audit and Finance committee, and the Compensation and Organizational Development committee. Mr. Steele was previously a member of the board of directors of 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.

Stephen Sterrett

Mr. Stephen E. Sterrett is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sterrett most recently served 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, Realty Income Corporation, the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, the Indiana Golf Association and its Foundation, the Indiana University Center for Real Estate Studies and the Kelley School of Business Dean’s Council and Tindley Accelerated Schools. Mr. Sterrett holds a B.S. degree in accounting and an M.B.A. in finance, both from Indiana University.

Dustin Stilwell