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Bemis Company Inc (BMS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Timothy Manganello

66 2015 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

William Austen

57 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Clauer

58 2014 Chief Financial Officer and Vice President

James Ransom

55 2014 Senior Vice President, President - Bemis North America

William Jackson

53 2013 Chief Technology Officer and Vice President

Sheri Edison

59 2010 Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Jerry Krempa

55 2011 Vice President and Controller

Melanie Miller

52 2014 Vice President and Treasurer

Timothy Fliss

53 2010 Vice President - Human Resources

Ronald Floto

73 2012 Independent Director

Adele Gulfo

53 2015 Independent Director

David Haffner

63 2004 Independent Director

William Mansfield

67 2012 Independent Director

Arun Nayar

65 2015 Independent Director

Edward Perry

69 1992 Independent Director

David Szczupak

60 2012 Independent Director

Holly Van Deursen

57 2008 Independent Director

Philip Weaver

63 2005 Independent Director

Erin Winters

2014 Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Timothy Manganello

Mr. Timothy M. Manganello is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. From August 2013 until his election as Chairman of the Board, Mr. Manganello served as independent Lead Director. Mr. Manganello retired as Chief Executive Officer of BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA), a leader in highly engineered components and systems for vehicle powertrain applications worldwide, at the end of 2012 and retired as Executive Chairman of the Board of BorgWarner effective April 2013. He had served in these roles since 2003. Mr. Manganello was also President, Chief Operating Officer and a board member of BorgWarner from 2002 until 2003. He served as Executive Vice President from 2001 until 2002 and President and General Manager of BorgWarner TorqTransfer Systems from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Manganello was previously Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch and Zep Inc. He is currently a director of Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH), a global automotive parts supplier. Mr. Manganello offers the Board valuable experience in international acquisition integration, operations management, labor relations, engineering-based research and development, long-term strategic planning, capital markets financing, and financial performance measurement.

William Austen

Mr. William F. Austen serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2013 to 2014, Group President from 2012 through 2013 and Vice President of Operations from 2004 to 2012. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Austen served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Adhesives Company which, at the time, was a division of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Austen held various positions at General Electric Company from 1980 until 2000. Mr. Austen is also a director of Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC), a leading company in designing, manufacturing and marketing cleaning products, where he is a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. Mr. Austen has an intimate understanding of the Company and its operations. His expertise in global manufacturing and operations is critical to the Company along with his experience in international mergers and acquisitions and business integration.

Michael Clauer

Mr. Michael B. Clauer serves as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of the Company since December 04 2014. Mr. Clauer joins Bemis from BWAY Corporation, a supplier of metal and rigid plastic containers, where he had been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2009. Before joining BWAY, he held a number of positions with increasing responsibility at Apogee Enterprises, Inc., including Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Operations, and President of several business units. Previously, Clauer served as Chief Financial Officer at Open Port Technology and at Budget Group Inc. and also held various financial positions at PepsiCo. Clauer has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

James Ransom

Mr. James W. Ransom serves as Senior Vice President, President - Bemis North America of Bemis Company Inc. He served as Group President since 2012 to 2014; Vice President - Operations since 2007 to 2012; President of Curwood, Inc., since 2005 to 2010 and President of Banner Packaging, Inc., since 2002 to 2005.

William Jackson

Dr. William E. Jackson, Ph.D., serves as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Bemis Company, Inc., effective March 06, 2013. Dr. Jackson joins Bemis from Dow Chemical where he participated on Dow's technology leadership team and held the position of Vice President, Global Research & Development - Dow Building and Construction, a $2 Billion global polymer business. Prior to Dow, he spent 16 years with GE, in Plastics, Lighting, and Appliances in leadership R&D, market development, and application engineering roles. In addition, Jackson serves as Chairman of the US Industrial Advisory Board to the Department of Energy US/China Clean Energy Research Center. He received his BS in Geology from the College of Wooster and received his MS and Ph.D. from Stanford University in Geology, with an emphasis in Material Science and Geochemistry.

Sheri Edison

Ms. Sheri H. Edison serves as Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Bemis Company Inc. Ms. Edison joined the Company from Hill-Rom, Inc., a global medical device manufacturer and distributor, where she had been Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer since 2007. Prior to 2007, she held senior management and general counsel positions at Hill-Rom, Inc., Batesville Casket Company, and LTV Steel. She started her career working in private practice and spent several years as a mergers and acquisitions and securities attorney at Jones Day. Ms. Edison graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California and received her law degree from the Northwestern School of Law.

Jerry Krempa

Mr. Jerry S. Krempa serves as Vice President and Controller of Bemis Company, Inc. He joined Bemis in 1998 as Corporate Director of Tax and was promoted to Assistant Controller in 2007. Prior to joining Bemis, he held tax positions at the public accounting firms of KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Krempa is a CPA and received both his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and his Masters of Science in Taxation degree from DePaul University.

Melanie Miller

Ms. Melanie E. R. Miller serves as Vice President and Treasurer of the Company. Ms. Miller was previously Bemis Company’s Vice President and Assistant Treasurer, a position she held since 2002. Ms. Miller joined Bemis Company in 2000 as Director of Investor Relations. Prior to joining Bemis, she served in finance and treasury management positions at Alliant Techsystems, Inc., an aerospace and defense company, and spent seven years in public accounting with KPMG. Ms. Miller is a CFA charterholder. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

Timothy Fliss

Mr. Timothy S. Fliss serves as Vice President - Human Resources of Bemis Company Inc. He served as Executive Vice President - Human Resources, Schneider National, Inc., since 2003 to 2009. He served as Vice President - Human Resources, Schneider National, Inc., since 1995 to 2003. He held Various operational positions within Schneider National, Inc., since 1990 to 1995.

Ronald Floto

Mr. Ronald John Floto serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Floto is currently President and a director of FLT International, LLC, a company providing investment management and strategy consulting, which he founded in 2007. From 1997 to 2007, Mr. Floto was the Chief Executive Officer at Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited (SES: DAIR). Mr. Floto also currently serves as Strategy Director of Financial-Information-Technologies, Inc. He served as a director of Dairy Farm from 1997 until 2013. From 1994 to 1997, he was President of the Super K Division at Kmart Corporation. Mr. Floto’s vast experience in the retail and food industries provides extensive knowledge and insight into the needs of our customers in those industries. In addition, his international expertise offers important insight into the global aspects of our business.

Adele Gulfo

Ms. Adele M. Gulfo is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Gulfo is Chief Strategy Officer of Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL), a leading global pharmaceutical company, and has been serving in this role since 2014. Prior to joining Mylan, Ms. Gulfo spent four years at Pfizer, Inc., most recently as President, Latin America, and before that as President and General Manager, U.S. Primary Care. Previously, Ms. Gulfo held leadership positions at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Parke-Davis (Division of Warner-Lambert), SpectraTech Inc., and Fischer Scientific. Ms. Gulfo’s experience in the healthcare industry brings valuable industry, marketing, and strategic insight to our Board.

David Haffner

Mr. David S. Haffner serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Haffner recently retired as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Leggett & Platt, Inc. (NYSE: LEG), a diversified manufacturing company. Mr. Haffner became Chairman of the Board in May 2013, Chief Executive Officer in 2006 and President in 2002. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer from 1999 to 2006 and as Executive Vice President of Leggett & Platt from 1995 to 2002. Mr. Haffner has extensive experience managing the operations of an acquisitive, international, public company, which has been beneficial to us in our international acquisitions and subsequent integration activities. In addition, his experience with manufacturing operations, labor relations, compensation strategy, and financial performance measurement at Leggett & Platt provides valuable insight and makes him well qualified to be the Chair of our Compensation Committee.

William Mansfield

Mr. William L. Mansfield serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Mansfield is on the Board of Directors of Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE: TGI), an international supplier of aerospace components and systems, and is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Axiall Corporation (NYSE: AXLL), a producer of chloralkali and chlorovinyl materials, positions he has held since 2012. Mr. Mansfield retired as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Valspar Corporation, a global paints and coatings manufacturer (NYSE: VAL). He became Chairman of Valspar in August 2007 and retired from this role in 2012. He served as Chief Executive Officer from February 2005 until 2011. Mr. Mansfield was also President of Valspar from February 2005 to February 2008. Mr. Mansfield’s broad experience in strategic planning, operations, financial management and investor relations is a valuable asset to our Company. In addition, his leadership experience with a publicly-traded company provides important background expertise and knowledge to the Company.

Arun Nayar

Mr. Arun Nayar serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Nayar retired as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tyco International plc, a fire protection and security company (NYSE: TYC), on December 31, 2015. He served in that role since 2012. He joined Tyco in 2008 as the company’s Senior Vice President and Treasurer, and was also the Chief Financial Officer of Tyco’s ADT Worldwide business. From 2010 until September 2012, Mr. Nayar was Senior Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis, Investor Relations and Treasurer. Prior to joining Tyco, Mr. Nayar spent six years at PepsiCo, most recently as Chief Financial Officer of Global Operations, and before that as Vice President and Assistant Treasurer – Corporate Finance. Mr. Nayar has a career in finance that spans more than 35 years. His global experience and expertise in financial reporting, financial analytics, capital market financing, mergers and acquisitions, and treasury matters will provide important insight into the global and financial matters of our Company.

Edward Perry

Mr. Edward N. Perry is an Independent Director of the Company. A labor and employment attorney, Mr. Perry retired from the active practice of law in December 2012. He had been engaged in the private practice of law in the Boston, Massachusetts area since 1982 and from 2008 until his retirement had been Of Counsel to the law firm of Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP. He was a partner at Perkins, Smith & Cohen, LLP from 1990 to 2003 and was Of Counsel to Perkins, Smith & Cohen, LLP from 2004 to 2005 and to Sullivan, Weinstein & McQuay, PC from 2006 to 2008. With more than 20 years of continuous service on our Board, Mr. Perry is our longest-serving director and has a thorough knowledge and understanding of our Company and our industry. Mr. Perry’s background as an attorney makes him well qualified to provide perspective on the legal affairs of our Company, and his expertise in labor and employment law provides an important perspective on human resources matters. His background also assists in the evaluation of financial policies and controls as well as legal and regulatory risks and opportunities.

David Szczupak

Mr. David T. Szczupak serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Szczupak is currently the Executive Vice President, Global Product Organization, for Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR), a manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, and has served in that capacity since 2008. He leads Whirlpool’s global research, engineering, product business teams and strategic sourcing. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Szczupak served as Chief Operating Officer of Dura Automotive Systems, an international automotive supplier. While at Dura, he provided strategic direction for product development, purchasing, manufacturing and product quality. Before joining Dura, Mr. Szczupak worked at Ford Motor Company for 22 years in a variety of leadership roles including Group Vice President of Manufacturing. Mr. Szczupak has a Master’s Degree in Automotive Engineering from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom. Mr. Szczupak’s extensive background in product development, strategic planning, engineering, and manufacturing provides a unique and valuable perspective to our operations and strategic focus on innovation.

Holly Van Deursen

Ms. Holly A. Van Deursen serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Van Deursen is currently a director of Actuant Corporation (NYSE: ATU); Anson Industries, a private company; Petroleum Geo-Services (OSE: PGS); and Capstone Turbine Corporation (NASDAQ: CPST). She was most recently an executive in the petrochemical industry, and she has held a variety of leadership positions at British Petroleum and Amoco Corporation in Chicago, London, and Hong Kong. She was Group Vice President of Petrochemicals for British Petroleum from 2003 to 2005, and Group Vice President of Strategy, based in London, from 2001 to 2003. Ms. Van Deursen has extensive experience in the chemical industry from which Bemis buys the majority of its raw materials. She also has an engineering background and personal international experience, which is relevant to our strategic focus on technology and innovation, as well as disciplined international expansion. Her experience in strategic analysis at British Petroleum further enhances her ability to analyze and evaluate our financial risks and opportunities. Additionally, Ms. Van Deursen’s governance experience provides important expertise and knowledge making her well qualified to be the Chair of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Philip Weaver

Mr. Philip G. Weaver serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Weaver is presently a consultant to industry and a director of CMC Group, Inc, a company providing custom printed labels and other imaging products. Until his retirement on December 31, 2009, Mr. Weaver was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB), a global company specializing in the design, manufacture, and sale of passenger car, light truck, medium truck, motorcycle, and racing tires. He had been Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 1998. He previously served as the Vice President of the tire division from 1994 to 1998 and served as Controller of the tire division from 1990 to 1994. Mr. Weaver’s expertise in accounting and finance, and his experience as a chief financial officer of a public company, provide him with a thorough understanding of financial reporting, generally accepted accounting principles, financial analytics, budgeting, capital markets financing, and auditing. In addition to his extensive experience with acquisitions and international operations, his finance background makes him well qualified to be the Chair of our Audit Committee.

Erin Winters