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Broadwind Energy Inc (BWEN.O)

BWEN.O on Consolidated Issue listed on NASDAQ Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Reiland

61 2010 Independent Chairman of the Board

Stephanie Kushner

60 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Director

Erik Jensen

47 2014 Vice President and Chief Human Capital Officer

Robert Rogowski

55 2011 Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller

David Fell

52 2014 Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Persio Lisboa

50 2016 Director

Cary Wood

49 2016 Director

Charles Beynon

66 2007 Independent Director

Terence Fox

59 2006 Independent Director

Thomas Wagner

63 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 earned 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.

Stephanie Kushner

Ms. Stephanie K. Kushner is President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Director of the company. Ms. Kushner has served as the Company’s Interim President and Chief Executive Officer since November 30, 2015, and as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since August 15, 2009. She 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.

Erik Jensen

Erik W. Jensen is Vice President and Chief Human Capital Officer of the Company since July 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Jensen was Vice President of Human Resources of Pettibone, LLC ("Pettibone"), part of a privately-held group of manufacturing companies, starting in August 2011. For more than 3 years prior to joining Pettibone, Mr. Jensen was employed by ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft Company ("ThyssenKrupp"), a publicly-traded German company. During his tenure at ThyssenKrupp, Mr. Jensen held the position of Director of Human Resources. Mr. Jensen began his career in the chemical industry with Stepan Company, a publicly-traded company, where during his 14 year career he transitioned from operations to Human Resources. Mr. Jensen earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology, with a concentration in Manufacturing Engineering from Eastern Illinois University, and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Olivet Nazarene University.

Robert Rogowski

Mr. Robert R. Rogowski is no longer Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller of Broadwind Energy Inc., effective August 1, 2016. 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 is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Broadwind Energy Inc., effective April 2014.He served as General Counsel since May 2013 and 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 an attorney 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.

Persio Lisboa

Mr. Persio V. Lisboa is Director of the Company. Mr. Lisboa has served as President, Operations of Navistar, Inc. (“Navistar”), a leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, buses, defense vehicles and engines, since November 2014. Prior to holding this position, Mr. Lisboa held various positions with Navistar including Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer from December 2012 to November 2014, Vice President, Purchasing and Logistics and Chief Procurement Officer from October 2011 to November 2012, and Vice President, Purchasing and Logistics from August 2008 to October 2011. Prior to holding these positions, Mr. Lisboa held various management positions within Navistar’s North American and South American operations. Mr. Lisboa began his career at Maxion International Motores Brasil, followed by a move to International Engines Argentina S.A., and then to MWM-International South America. Mr. Lisboa received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Marke ting Specialization from Pontificia Universidade Catolica (PUC) de Sao Paulo. He is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

Cary Wood

Mr. Cary B. Wood is Director of the Company. Mr. Wood has served on the Board of Directors of Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG), an internationally-recognized designer, manufacturer and marketer of resistive foil technology, sensors, and sensor-based systems to niche, industrial applications, since March 2016. Mr. Wood served as Chief Executive Officer and director of Sparton Corporation (NYSE: SPA) from November 2008 to February 2016, and as its President from April 2009 to February 2016. From August 2004 to November 2008, Mr. Wood served in several roles, including interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, for Citation Corporation (now known as Grede Holdings, LLC), a private company manufacturing cast, machined and assembled components for the transportation and industrial markets. Mr. Wood began his career with General Motors Corporation, followed by a move to United Technologies Corporation, where he served in a variety of general management, operations and engineering roles. Mr. Wood received a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology from Purdue University in 1989, a Master of Science degree in Industrial Operations in the School of Management from Lawrence Tech University in 1995, and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Loyola University-Chicago in 2014.

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. Mr. Beynon is a Certified Public Accountant.

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 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 earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in mechanics.

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