People: Ballantyne Strong Inc (BTN.A)

BTN.A on American Stock Exchange

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17 Apr 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Welsh

72 Independent Chairman of the Board

Gary Cavey

63 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mary Carstens

56 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Christopher Stark

52 2010 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Ray Boegner

63 1997 Senior Vice President

David Anderson

58 2012 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Samuel Freitag

49 2011 Independent Director

Mark Hasebroock

53 2003 Independent Director

Marc LeBaron

58 2005 Independent Director

Donde Plowman

60 2011 Independent Director

James Shay

49 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Welsh

Mr. William F. Welsh, II, is Independent Chairman of the Board of Ballantyne Strong Inc. He was Chairman/CEO of Election Systems & Software from 1993 until his retirement in October 2003. He has served as a director of Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN) since 2001. Mr. Welsh has served as a director of Ballantyne since 2000. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that Mr. Welsh's prior executive level leadership and experience as a Chief Executive Officer give him the operational and breadth of knowledge to understand Ballantye's business operations. His service on other boards of directors also provides a high level of in strategic matters and corporate governance. All of these qualities are supportive of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee's selection of Mr. Welsh as a director.

Gary Cavey

Mr. Gary L. Cavey is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Ballantyne Strong, Inc. From 2009 until joining the Company, Mr. Cavey served as COO of Midland Radio Corporation, in the manufacture and sale of two-way wireless communications systems for consumer and industrial applications. From 1999 until 2008, Mr. Cavey was President/CEO & Chairman of MAC Equipment, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of pneumatic conveying and air filtration systems serving numerous industries. In selecting Mr. Cavey to serve as a director, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee considered his 15-plus years' experience serving as a senior executive with his previous employers, his prior and current service on other corporate boards and the Company's history of having its CEO serve on the Board.

Mary Carstens

Ms. Mary A. Carstens is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer of Ballantyne Strong, Inc. Ms. Carstens worked for Belden, Inc. (NYSE:BDC), a global manufacturer of cable and networking products. She held a number of different positions with BDC, with her latest assignment being the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of the Asia Pacific Division.

Christopher Stark

Mr. Christopher D. Stark is Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of Ballantyne Strong Inc. From 2009 to 2010 he served as Vice President of Operations and COO, and was Vice President of Operations from 2007-2009. Served as General Manager for Nobbies, Inc. from September 1999 to April 2007.

Ray Boegner

Mr. Ray F. Boegner is Senior Vice President of Ballantyne Strong Inc. Previously Senior Vice President of Sales; Vice President of Sales prior to November 1996; joined Company in 1985.

David Anderson

Mr. David G. Anderson is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Ballantyne Strong, Inc. Mr. Anderson assumed the roles in November of 2012.

Samuel Freitag

Mr. Samuel C. Freitag is Independent Director of Ballantyne Strong Inc. He has been an independent private investor since January of 2004. From July 2002 to December 2003, he was President of McCarthy Capital Corporation, a private equity fund manager of approximately $300 million in capital. From 1986 until 1997; he held various positions with George K. Baum Merchant Bank, LLC, including serving as Senior Managing Director and Director, Investment Banking. Mr. Freitag has served as a director of Ballantyne since June 2011. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that Mr. Freitag's investment banking experience and service on other boards of directors provide him the executive experience and knowledge to qualify him to serve as a director.

Mark Hasebroock

Mr. Mark D. Hasebroock is Independent Director of Ballantyne Strong Inc. He is the founder of Dundee Venture Capital (which was founded in 2010), a venture capital firm investing in growth companies with an e-commerce and web services focus. He is also Co-founder, Director and Secretary of Hayneedle.com (formerly Netshops, Inc.) from 2002 to present. Prior to co-founding Hayneedle, he served as an investment banker with McCarthy & Co., for approximately 13 years. Mr. Hasebroock has served as a director of Ballantyne since 2003.

Marc LeBaron

Mr. Marc E. LeBaron is Independent Director of Ballantyne Strong Inc. He has served as Chairman/CEO of Lincoln Industries from 2001 to present. He previously served as President of Lincoln Industries from 1982 until becoming Chairman/CEO. He is also a director of Assurity Life Insurance Company. Mr. LeBaron has served as a director of Ballantyne since 2005. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that Mr. LeBaron's 30-plus years of organizational leadership experience, his ability to identify and implement business strategy and knowledge of corporate governance give him the operational and breadth of knowledge which qualify him to serve as a director.

Donde Plowman

Dr. Donde Plowman is Independent Director of Ballantyne Strong Inc. She has been the Dean of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Business Administration and a Professor of Management since July 2010. She was previously the head of the Department of Management at the University of Tennessee from 2007 to 2010. She previously held the position of Professor of Management at the University of Texas in San Antonio from 2007 to 2010, and Associate Dean for graduate programs and research and director of the Ph.D. program at the College of Business from 2000 to 2003. Dr. Plowman has published more than 40 articles and book chapters on management topics and has served as a management training consultant. Dr. Plowman has served as a director of Ballantyne since June 2011. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that Dr. Plowman's experience in business management academics, senior level academic leadership and management experience qualify her to serve as a director.

James Shay

Mr. James C. Shay, CPA is Independent Director of Ballantyne Strong Inc. He is the Senior Vice President, Finance and Strategic Planning, and Chief Financial Officer for Great Plains Energy, Inc. (NYSE: GXP) and Kansas City Power & Light Company, a position he has held since July 2010. Previously, Mr. Shay served as Chief Financial Officer for Northern Power Systems from 2009 to 2010, Managing Director of Frontier Investment Bank from 2007 to 2009, Chief Financial Officer for Machine Laboratory, LLC (after its acquisition from BHA) from 2004 to 2006 and in various positions with BHA from 1992 until its acquisition of Machine Laboratory LLC in 2004. Mr. Shay is a Certified Public Accountant.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

William Welsh

--

Gary Cavey

671,880

Mary Carstens

473,451

Christopher Stark

483,495

Ray Boegner

505,326

David Anderson

--

Samuel Freitag

--

Mark Hasebroock

--

Marc LeBaron

--

Donde Plowman

--

James Shay

--
As Of 30 Dec 2012

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