People: Broadwind Energy Inc (BWEN.O)

BWEN.O on Consolidated Issue listed on NASDAQ Capital Market

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31 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Reiland

60 2010 Independent Chairman of the Board

Peter Duprey

56 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stephanie Kushner

58 2009 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Robert Rogowski

53 2011 Vice President, Controller

David Fell

51 2013 General Counsel, Secretary

Charles Beynon

65 2007 Independent Director

William Fejes

58 2009 Independent Director

Terence Fox

58 2006 Independent Director

Thomas Wagner

62 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Reiland

Mr. David P. Reiland is Independent Chairman of the Board of Broadwind Energy Inc., since May 17, 2010. Mr. Reiland is a member of the Audit Committee and is designated as a financial expert. Mr. Reiland is also a member of the Governance/Nominating Committee. Mr. Reiland was employed by Magnetek, Inc., a public company that develops, manufactures and markets power and motion control systems, from August 1986 until January 2009, where he held numerous high-level positions, including Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Controller and Vice President of Finance, and served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Magnetek from October 2006 until October 2008. Mr. Reiland continues to serve on the Board of Directors of Magnetek. The Governance/Nominating Committee concluded that Mr. Reiland should serve as a Director of the Company as of the date of this Proxy Statement on the basis of his extensive leadership experience and financial expertise. In addition, Mr. Reiland is a Certified Public Accountant who holds an undergraduate degree in financial management from California State University, Long Beach, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California.

Peter Duprey

Mr. Peter C. Duprey is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Broadwind Energy Inc., since December 1, 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Duprey served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Acciona Energy North America Corporation from April 2006 through September 2010, and led Acciona Energy's growth in wind development and operations, turbine manufacturing, and solar development in North America. In 2005 and 2006, Mr. Duprey was a partner at Zouk Ventures Ltd., a venture capital fund based in London, England. From 2001 through 2005, Mr. Duprey worked for GE Energy, a division of General Electric Company, where he was the General Manager of Marketing for GE Wind and led GE Energy's business development efforts in renewable energy, including the acquisition of Enron Wind. Mr. Duprey's early career included business development, quality and financial management positions at GE Capital, Eastman Kodak and PricewaterhouseCoopers. The Governance/Nominating Committee concluded that Mr. Duprey should serve as a Director of the Company as of the date of this Proxy Statement on the basis of his knowledge of the operations of the Company in his role as President and Chief Executive Officer, and also his more than 30 years of leadership and business experience which includes over 10 years of experience working in renewable energy markets. Mr. Duprey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Clarkson University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester.

Stephanie Kushner

Ms. Stephanie K. Kushner is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of Broadwind Energy, Inc., since August 15, 2009. Ms. Kushner has more than 30 years of accounting and finance experience, including serving as Chief Financial Officer for publicly traded global manufacturer Federal Signal Corporation from 2002 to 2008. Ms. Kushner held several global finance leadership positions with FMC Corporation, and began her career with Amoco Corporation. Ms. Kushner holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Douglass College at Rutgers University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School. Ms. Kushner is a member of the Board of Directors and Chairs the Audit Committee of Columbus McKinnon Corporation.

Robert Rogowski

Mr. Robert R. Rogowski has served as Vice President, Corporate Controller of Broadwind Energy Inc., since April 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rogowski was Vice President and Corporate Controller of Material Sciences Corporation ("MSC"), a provider of coil-coated and composite materials, electroplated sheet steel, and metallized thin films, starting in February 2007. In this position, his role encompassed SEC reporting, financial reporting and control, financial planning and finance-related technology development. During the 14 years prior to joining MSC, Mr. Rogowski was employed by WMS Industries ("WMS"), a designer and manufacturer of gaming machines. During his tenure at WMS, Mr. Rogowski held the positions of Director—Internal Audit, Vice President of Finance and Controller, and Vice President—Business Solutions. Mr. Rogowski began his career working in the internal audit and business planning functions with The Hillshire Brands Company (f/k/a Sara Lee Corporation). Mr. Rogowski, a Certified Public Accountant, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Northern Illinois University, and holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Chicago.

David Fell

Mr. David W. Fell has served as General Counsel, Secretary of Broadwind Energy Inc., since May 2013.He served as Secretary since January 2013. Mr. Fell was previously our Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary since January 2009. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Fell was Vice President and General Counsel of Apex Companies, LLC ("Apex"), a privately-held provider of environmental, health, safety and engineering services, starting in June 2007. For more than 12 years prior to joining Apex, Mr. Fell was employed by Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. ("ELS"), a publicly-traded real estate investment trust. During his tenure at ELS, Mr. Fell held the positions of Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary. Prior to joining ELS, Mr. Fell was with the Chicago-based law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP, where he practiced transactional law. Mr. Fell earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and holds a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.

Charles Beynon

Mr. Charles H. Beynon is an Independent Director of Broadwind Energy, Inc., since October 24, 2007. Mr. Beynon is Chairman of the Audit Committee and is designated as a financial expert. Mr. Beynon is also a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Beynon retired as a partner from Arthur Andersen & Co. in 2002 after a 29-year career with the firm, including 19 years as a partner. He served as a division head in the firm's Houston office where he was principally responsible for the firm's services to middle market non-energy related clients. The Governance/Nominating Committee concluded that Mr. Beynon should serve as a Director of the Company as of the date of this Proxy Statement on the basis of his extensive experience in corporate finance, financial reporting and tax. In addition, Mr. Beynon is a Certified Public Accountant.

William Fejes

Mr. William Theodore Fejes, Jr. is an Independent Director of Broadwind Energy, Inc., since March 19, 2009. Mr. Fejes is Chairman of the Governance/Nominating Committee and is also a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Fejes is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of SL Industries, a public company that designs, manufactures and markets power electronics, power motion, power protection, teleprotection and communications equipment and systems that are used in a variety of medical, aerospace, computer, datacom, industrial, telecommunications, transportation and electric power utility applications. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Fejes was the Chief Operating Officer of Seakeeper, Inc., a company that designs, manufactures and markets motion stabilization equipment for boats under 50 meters in length. Prior to joining Seakeeper, Mr. Fejes served for three years as the President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of TB Wood's Incorporated, a public company that designs, manufactures and markets industrial power transmission components. Mr. Fejes also held various executive management roles during an eighteen-year period at Danaher Corporation, a public company that designs, manufactures and markets industrial and consumer products. Mr. Fejes received both his Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Governance/Nominating Committee concluded that Mr. Fejes should serve as a Director of the Company as of the date of this Proxy Statement on the basis of his experience serving as a Chief Executive Officer and a director for successful public, industrial companies, and his history of delivering strong growth and sustained profitability.

Terence Fox

Mr. Terence P. Fox is an Independent Director of Broadwind Energy Inc., since February 2006. Mr. Fox is Chairman of the Compensation Committee and is also a member of the Governance/Nominating Committee. Mr. Fox, along with three other individuals, founded Tower Tech Systems Inc., the company around which the Company was built through a series of acquisitions completed in 2007 and 2008. He has been a partner in the law firm of Kummer, Lambert, Fox & Glandt, LLP, and its predecessor, Dewane, Dewane, Kummer, Lambert & Fox, LLP, located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, since June 1987, where one of his primary areas of practice is business and commercial law. Mr. Fox graduated from the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee and the Marquette University Law School.

Thomas Wagner

Mr. Thomas A. Wagner is an Independent Director of Broadwind Energy, Inc., since March 25, 2011. Mr. Wagner is also a member of the Compensation Committee. Since July 2012, Mr. Wagner has been the Chief Product Officer at Ogin, Inc., a wind turbine design and supply company. From January 2011 to May 2012, Mr. Wagner was the Engineering Head at Nordic Windpower USA, a wind turbine manufacturer to the community and distributed utility wind power segments. From January 2006 through December 2010, Mr. Wagner served as Chief Technology Officer of Gas Turbine Efficiency plc, an early stage company focused on turbine efficiency, where he led the design and validation of technology to enhance the operation of aviation, industrial and power generation turbines around the world. Mr. Wagner has worked in the diversified energy industry for more than 30 years, including positions as Vice President Technology and Production for Hess Microgen, an affiliate of Amerada Hess Corporation, and various engineering leadership positions at General Electric Company from 1990 through 2005, where he led teams developing, delivering and servicing gas, steam and wind turbines and generators. From 2002 through 2005, Mr. Wagner served as General Manager Technology Leadership for Wind Energy for GE Wind, where, among other things, he participated in the development of the reliability programs and product improvement plans for General Electric's 1.5 MW wind turbine. Mr. Wagner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in mechanics.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

David Reiland

--

Peter Duprey

1,190,800

Stephanie Kushner

779,508

Robert Rogowski

--

David Fell

--

Charles Beynon

--

William Fejes

--

Terence Fox

--

Thomas Wagner

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

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