People: Blount International Inc (BLT)

BLT on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joshua Collins

48 2011 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

David Willmott

43 2012 President, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Calvin Jenness

57 2005 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Paul Valas

56 2011 President - FRAG

David Gillrie

2014 Senior Vice President - Global Sales & Marketing, FLAG

Cyrille Michel

55 2011 Senior Vice President - European Operations

David Parrish

2013 Senior Vice President - Global Supply Chain

Chad Paulson

41 2012 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Mark Allred

55 2008 Vice President, Corporate Controller

Robert Beasley

67 2011 Lead Independent Director

Ronald Cami

2010 Independent Director

Andrew Clarke

42 2010 Independent Director

Nelda Connors

47 2012 Independent Director

Thomas Fruechtel

62 2003 Independent Director

E. Daniel James

47 1999 Independent Director

Harold Layman

66 2002 Independent Director

David Dugan

Director - Corporate Communications and Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Joshua Collins

Mr. Joshua L. Collins is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Blount International, Inc. He has been Director since January 2005; Chairman of the Board since May 2010; Member of the Compensation Committee from January 2005 to December 2005; Member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee from January 2008 to December 18, 2009. Previously, founder of Collins Willmott & Co. LLC, a private equity firm located in New York City, focused on providing growth capital to middle market companies in the industrial, consumer and energy sectors since January 2008; formerly, Principal of Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking from 2000 to January 2008, and Managing Director of Lehman Brothers Inc. from 2006 to January 2008; Senior Vice President of Lehman Brothers Inc. from 2003 to January 2008; joined Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking in 1996. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Collins served as an infantry officer and Captain in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Collins was on the Compensation Committee of Cross Group, Inc. and was also involved in determining executive compensation for the other companies on whose boards he served, since these companies did not have compensation committees. Mr. Collins left these boards in connection with his becoming CEO of the Corporation in order to devote more time to his new responsibilities.

David Willmott

Mr. David A. Willmott is President, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Blount International, Inc. He has been Director since March 2012. Mr. Willmott was elected the Corporation’s President and Chief Operating Officer on March 10, 2011. Previously, from December 14, 2009, he served as Senior Vice President – Corporate Development & Strategy. Previously, founder of Collins Willmott & Co. LLC, a private equity firm located in New York City, focused on providing growth capital to middle market companies in the industrial, consumer and energy sectors, since January 2008; formerly, Principal of Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking, from 2000 to 2008, and Managing Director of Lehman Brothers Inc. from 2007 to 2008; joined Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking in 1997. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Willmott was an investment banker with Merrill Lynch & Co. from 1992 to 1995. Mr. Willmott formerly served on the Boards of Directors of Evergreen Copyright Acquisitions, LLC of Nashville, Tennessee; Cross Group, Inc. of Houma, Louisiana; Superior Highwall Holding, Inc. of Beckley, West Virginia; Hunter Fan Company of Memphis, Tennessee; and CP Kelco ApS of Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Willmott is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hunter Fan Company.

Calvin Jenness

Mr. Calvin E. Jenness is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Blount International Inc., since August 2002. In February 2005, he relinquished the Treasurer position. Prior to August 2002, he served as Vice President and Corporate Controller and Treasurer from June 2001 and as Vice President and Corporate Controller from September 2000. Previously, he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bryan Foods, a division of Sara Lee Corporation, from 1998.

Paul Valas

Mr. Paul A. Valas is President - FRAG, subsidiary of Blount International Inc., since September 2011. Previously, he was elected President – SpeeCo on August 10, 2010. He held both the President – SpeeCo and President – FRAG positions through June 5, 2012. Mr. Valas joined SpeeCo as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2004. Prior to joining SpeeCo, Mr. Valas was President and General Manager of Bestop, a division of Magna International. Mr. Valas spent 23 years at Bestop where he started the finance division and held various positions at the automotive OEM and after-market parts supplier.

David Gillrie

Mr. David P. Gillrie is Senior Vice President - Global Sales & Marketing, FLAG (Forestry, Lawn, and Garden) of the Company. He joined Blount International, Inc. in April 2012 as the President of the Concrete Cutting and Finishing Products division.

Cyrille Michel

Mr. Cyrille B. Michel is Senior Vice President - European Operations of Blount International Inc., since April 1, 2011. Previously, he was elected as Senior Vice President – Sales & Customer Support on February 20, 2008. Prior to February 2008, he served as Vice President of Marketing for the Corporation’s Oregon Cutting Systems Group from 1998, as Oregon Cutting Systems Group Zone Manager – North America from 1993 and Division Controller from 1988.

David Parrish

Mr. David K. Parrish has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Global Supply Chain of the Company, effective November 1, 2013.

Chad Paulson

Mr. Chad E. Paulson is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Blount International, Inc., since January 1, 2012. Previously, he served as Corporate Counsel since 2006 and as Assistant Secretary since 2008. Mr. Paulson joined the Corporation in 2006. Previously, he was Senior Counsel at PacifiCorp, from 2003 to 2006. Before that he was in private practice.

Mark Allred

Mr. Mark V. Allred is Vice President, Corporate Controller of Blount International Inc. He was elected Vice President – Controller in February 2007, with the title changed to Vice President – Corporate Controller on February 20, 2008. Prior to February 2007, he served as Corporate Controller for the Corporation, then a non-Executive Officer position, from January 2005. Previously, he served as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller at Crown Pacific Partners LP from 2003 to 2004.

Robert Beasley

Mr. Robert E. Beasley, Jr., is Lead Independent Director of Blount International, Inc., since December 7, 2011. Director since January 1, 2010; Lead Director since December 2011; Chairman of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee from July 2010 to April 2013; Member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee from January 2010 to April 2013; Member of the Audit Committee since December 7, 2011; Chairman and Member of the Compensation Committee since April 2013. Former Chairman, President and CEO of Hunter Fan Company of Memphis, Tennessee, a privately-held manufacturer of consumer and commercial ceiling fans and other consumer products, from 1991 until his retirement in 2007. Formerly, President of Hunter Fan Division from 1989 to 1991. Prior to that, Vice President of Marketing-Consumer Electronics for North American Philips Corporation of New York, New York, a publicly-held manufacturer and marketer of consumer, commercial and industrial products, from 1986 to 1989. Vice President of Marketing for Philips’ Norelco Consumer Products from 1982 to 1986. Mr. Beasley has served on the Board of Directors of Hunter Fan Company from 2007 to present.

Ronald Cami

Mr. Ronald Cami is an Independent Director of Blount International, Inc. Mr. Cami has been Director since October 2010; Member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee since April 2013. Mr. Cami has been a partner and general counsel of the San Francisco based investment firm TPG since June 2010. Mr. Cami was a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City from 2001 until June 2010, where his law practice was focused on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged transactions and general corporate and board advice. During his tenure at Cravath, which began in 1994, Mr. Cami was the Corporation’s principal outside counsel from August 1999 until June 2010. Mr. Cami received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his law degree from Rutgers School of Law.

Andrew Clarke

Mr. Andrew C. Clarke is an Independent Director of Blount International Inc., since May 2010. Director since May 2010; Chairman of the Audit Committee since February 2012; Member of the Audit Committee since May 2010; Member of the Compensation Committee since April 2013. From 2006, President and Director, and CEO since 2007 until February 2013, of Panther Expedited Services, Inc. of Seville, Ohio, a premium logistics provider that focuses on the automotive, life sciences, governmental and manufacturing segments and that was controlled by Fenway Partners, a private equity firm, until the sale in 2012 to Arkansas Best Corporation. Previously, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Investor Relations for Forward Air Corporation, a publicly-traded company, from 2001 to 2006, or its subsidiary, Logtech Corporation from 2000 to 2001, a diversified transportation services corporation. Before that, Mr. Clarke worked in investment banking, including from 1998 to 2000 with Deutsche Bank Alex Brown and from 1993 to 1996 with A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. Mr. Clarke served on the Boards of Directors of Panther Expedited Services, Inc. of Seville, Ohio from 2006 to 2012, Forward Air Corporation of Greenville, Tennessee, from 2001 to 2006 and of Pacer International, Inc., of Dublin, Ohio, a publicly-traded company engaged in third-party logistics services, from 2005 to August 2009. He served as Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Compensation and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committees of Pacer. He also served on the Advisory Board of Competitive Cyclist, a web-based retailer to serious road and mountain bike enthusiasts, prior to its sale to Backcountry.com in 2011.

Nelda Connors

Ms. Nelda J. Connors is Independent Director of Blount International, Inc., since March 26, 2012. Director since March 2012; Member of the Audit Committee since April 2013. Since August 2011, Chairwoman and Founder of Pine Grove Holdings, LLC, a Delaware company that provides advisory services to private equity firms and investment firms and limited investments to small and mid-sized businesses. From August 2008 through June 2011, she was President and CEO of Tyco International, Electric & Metal Products Division (renamed Atkore International in 2010), of Illinois , a global producer of electrical steel conduit, mechanical and structural steel and fence and fire production products. Prior to joining Tyco, she was Vice President of Eaton Corporation, the diversified power management company, from 2002 until 2008 where she held a number of international management roles, which included nearly four years based in Shanghai, China. Prior to Eaton, Ms. Connors was an executive in the automotive industry for Ford Motor Company, Chrysler and Mogami Denki (a Toyota supplier). Ms. Connors holds a B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton. Ms. Connors serves on the Boards of Directors of Boston Scientific, of Natick, Massachusetts, Vesuvius plc, of London, England and as a Class B Director for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Thomas Fruechtel

Mr. Thomas J. Fruechtel is an Independent Director of Blount International Inc., since December, 2003. He has been Director since December 2003; Member of Audit Committee from December 2003 to April 2013; Member of the Compensation Committee from July 2010 to April 2013; Member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee from February 2005 to July 2010 and since April 2013. Former President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Leupold & Stevens, Inc., a sports optics company based in Portland, Oregon, from 1998 to January 2011. Previously, President and Chief Operating Officer from 1996, and Executive Vice President from 1995, for Simplicity Manufacturing, Inc., a manufacturer of lawnmowers and other outdoor power equipment; and from 1974 to 1995, various positions with the Corporation or a predecessor company; including, President of the former Sporting Equipment Division and General Manager of the Oregon Cutting Division – Latin American Operations.

E. Daniel James

Mr. E. Daniel James is an Independent Director of Blount International Inc., since August 1999. He has been Director since August 1999; Member of the Executive Committee from August 1999 to that committee’s termination in March 2010; Member of the Audit Committee from 1999 to February 2003; Member of the Compensation Committee from 1999 to December 2005 and again since February 2008; Member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee from July 2010 to April 2013. Founder, Partner and Head of North America for Trilantic Capital Partners, successor to Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking, from April 2009; previously, Principal of Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking and a Managing Director of Lehman Brothers Inc., New York, New York from April 2000. Prior to that, Mr. James was Senior Vice President from 1996. Mr. James had been with Lehman Brothers Inc. since June 1988. Prior to joining the Merchant Banking Group in 1996, Mr. James served in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group from 1990 and the Financial Institutions Group from 1988. Mr. James formerly served on the Boards of Directors for Phoenix Brands LLC of Stamford, Connecticut from 2005 to 2012; Flagstone Reinsurance Holdings, S.A. of Luxembourg from 2006 to 2012, and Delos Insurance Company of New York, New York, from 2006 to 2011.

Harold Layman

Mr. Harold E. Layman is an Independent Director of Blount International Inc. He has been Director since August 1999; Chairman of Compensation Committee from July 2010 to April 2013; Member of the Audit Committee from 2007 to July 2010; Member of the Executive Committee from March 2001 to August 2002; Chairman and Member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee since April 2013. Former President of River Bend Management Group of Florida, LLC, an operator of golf courses, located in Ormond Beach, Florida. Former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation from March 2001 to August 16, 2002; President and Chief Operating Officer from February 2000; Executive Vice President – Finance Operations and Chief Financial Officer from February 1997 and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation from January 1993. Prior to 1993, Mr. Layman served as Senior Vice President – Finance and Administration and was a member of the Executive Committee of VME Group, N.V., in The Hague, Netherlands, a manufacturer of automotive components and industrial equipment, from September 1988. Mr. Layman also serves on the Boards of Directors of GrafTech International Ltd. of Parma, Ohio and Infinity Property & Casualty Corp. of Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Layman chairs the Compensation Committee and serves as a member of the Corporate Governance Committee of GrafTech International and serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee of Infinity Property and Casualty. Formerly, Mr. Layman served on the Board of Grant Prideco, Inc. of Houston, Texas until its sale to National Oilwell Varco, Inc. in 2008. He chaired the Audit Committee of Grant Prideco.

David Dugan

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