People: Colfax Corp (CFX)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mitchell Rales

57 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Steven Simms

58 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director; President of Colfax Fluid Handling

C. Scott Brannan

54 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

Ian Brander

52 2011 Chief Executive Officer of Howden

Clay Kiefaber

58 2012 Executive Vice President, Director; Chief Executive Officer of ESAB Global business

Daniel Pryor

44 2013 Executive Vice President - Strategy and Business Development

A. Lynne Puckett

51 2010 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Lynn Clark

56 2013 Senior Vice President - Global Human Resources

Stephen Wittig

51 2011 Senior Vice President - Colfax Business System and Supply Chain Strategy

San Orr

44 2012 Director

Patrick Allender

67 2008 Presiding Independent Director

Thomas Gayner

52 2008 Independent Director

Rhonda Jordan

56 2009 Independent Director

A. Clayton Perfall

55 2010 Independent Director

Rajiv Vinnakota

43 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mitchell Rales

Mr. Mitchell P. Rales is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Colfax Corp. Mr. Rales is a co-founder and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Danaher Corporation since 1983 and as Chairman of Danaher’s Executive Committee since 1984. He has been a principal in a number of private business entities with interests in manufacturing companies and publicly traded securities for over 25 years. Mr. Rales was instrumental in the founding of our Company and has played a key leadership role on our Board since that time. He helped create the Danaher Business System, on which the Colfax Business System is modeled, and has provided critical strategic guidance to the Company during its development and growth. In addition, as a result of Mr. Rales' substantial ownership stake in our Company, he is well-positioned to understand, articulate and advocate for the rights and interests of the Company’s stockholders.

Steven Simms

Mr. Steven E. Simms is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Colfax Corp. and President of Colfax Fluid Handling subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Simms served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Apex Tools, a joint venture between the Danaher Tool Group and Cooper Tools from July 2010 until February 1, 2013 and is a former Executive Vice President of Danaher Corporation. Mr. Simms held a variety of leadership roles during his 11-year career at Danaher. He became Executive Vice President in 2000 and served in that role through his retirement in 2007, during which time he was instrumental in Danaher's international growth and success. He previously served as Vice President–Group Executive from 1998 to 2000 and as an executive in Danaher's tools and components business from 1996 to 1998. Prior to joining Danaher, Mr. Simms held roles of increasing authority at Black & Decker Corporation and the Quaker Oats Company.

C. Scott Brannan

Mr. C. Scott Brannan is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Treasurer of Colfax Corp. Mr. Brannan served on the Colfax Board of Directors and was Chairman of the Audit Committee from 2008 to September 2010. Prior to joining Colfax in his current role‚ he was a partner at Aronson & Company‚ a public accounting firm‚ from 2003 to 2010. He was also previously employed at Danaher Corporation for 12 years in roles of increasing responsibility‚ including Chief Accounting Officer‚ Controller and Vice President of Administration. Prior to Danaher Corporation‚ he spent 8 years with Arthur Andersen & Co. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in accounting from Loyola University Maryland and is a certified public accountant.

Ian Brander

Mr. Ian H. Brander is Chief Executive Officer of Howden, subsidiary of Colfax Corp. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer of Howden, he served as Operations Director beginning in 2008. His experience includes over 20 years at Howden in various roles in technical, project, commercial and general management positions associated with a wide range of products. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Strathclyde.

Clay Kiefaber

Mr. Clay H. Kiefaber is Executive Vice President, Director of the Colfax Corp; Chief Executive Officer of ESAB Global business, subsidiary of the company. Prior to joining Colfax as an executive in January 2010, he spent nearly 20 years in increasingly senior executive positions at Masco Corporation, a manufacturer of home improvement and building products and a provider of building services. Most recently, he was a Group President, where he was responsible for a $2.8 billion group of building construction components. Prior to becoming a Group President at Masco, Mr. Kiefaber was Group Vice President of Masco Builder Cabinet Group. He previously spent 14 years in increasingly senior positions in Masco’s Merillat Industries subsidiary. Mr. Kiefaber’s background provides him with a deep understanding of manufacturing operations, strategy and lean business systems, and his crucial role at our largest business adds a key management viewpoint to our Board.

Daniel Pryor

Mr. Daniel Alexis Pryor is Executive Vice President - Strategy and Business Development of Colfax Corp. Mr. Pryor joined Colfax in January 2011 and was integral to the strategic plan and development process that led to the acquisition of Charter International, which created Company's fabrication technology platform and expanded Company's fluid handling platform into air- and gas-related applications. Mr. Pryor has business development experience in the industrial sector. He came to Colfax from The Carlyle Group, where he was a Partner and Managing Director focused on industrial leveraged buyouts and led the acquisitions of numerous portfolio companies and follow-on transactions. Prior to Carlyle, Mr. Pryor spent eleven years at Danaher Corporation where he played a key role Danaher's entry into the medical technology and product identification markets. During his tenure at Danaher, Mr. Pryor also served in a number of general management positions. Mr. Pryor earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BA in Economics from Williams College.

A. Lynne Puckett

Ms. A. Lynne Puckett is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Colfax Corp. Prior to joining Colfax‚ she was a Partner with the law firm of Hogan Lovells US LLP from 1999 to 2010. Her experience includes a broad range of corporate and transactional matters‚ including mergers and acquisitions‚ venture capital financings‚ debt and equity offerings‚ and general corporate and securities law matters. Before entering the practice of law‚ Ms. Puckett worked for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and a U.S. defense contractor. Ms. Puckett holds a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law and a B.S. degree from James Madison University.

Lynn Clark

Ms. Lynn H. Clark is Senior Vice President - Global Human Resources of Colfax Corporation. Prior to joining Colfax, she served as senior vice president, global human resources for Mead Johnson Nutrition. Her experience includes work at the board and operating levels, broad human resources leadership capabilities, talent management, organization design and development and M&A. Ms. Clark held roles of increasing responsibility at Bristol-Myers Squibb from 2001 to 2009, and was with Lucent Technologies and Allied Signal Corporation, executing executive development and then serving as human resources leader for headquarters functions between 1993 and 2001. Prior to transferring into human resources, she worked for 15 years in sales and marketing, most recently as a general manager for Drake Beam Morin – a global consulting firm in employee development, retention and transition – in Richmond, Virginia. Ms. Clark started her career as a career counselor at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Ms. Clark has a bachelor of science in education and a master of science in college student personnel from Bowling Green University in Ohio.

Stephen Wittig

Mr. Stephen J. Wittig is Senior Vice President - Colfax Business System and Supply Chain Strategy of Colfax Corp. Prior to joining Colfax, he was the Vice President of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma for the Masco Cabinet Group of Masco Corporation. His experience includes over 20 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain management and held a number of operations positions with Lear Corporation, Preferred Technical Group, Sumitomo Electric and United Technologies. He has also been a member of the adjunct faculty in the School of Management with the University of Michigan where he taught a number of operations management courses. Mr. Wittig is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt with a certification from the Juran Institute. He holds his M.S. in Engineering from the University of Michigan and his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute).

San Orr

Mr. San W. Orr, III, is Director of Colfax Corp. He is Partner & Chief Operating Officer of the investment firm BDT Capital Partners, LLC, a position he has held since 2011. Prior to joining BDT Capital in 2009, Mr. Orr spent over ten years at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in several positions, including Managing Director, GS Direct, Investment Banking Division, where he advised clients and led transaction teams on mergers and acquisitions, equity, convertible and debt financings. Mr. Orr's background also includes public accounting experience as well as bankruptcy, corporate and securities and finance and tax law.

Patrick Allender

Mr. Patrick W. Allender is Presiding Independent Director of Colfax Corporation. He is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Danaher Corporation, where he served from 1987 until his retirement in 2007. Prior to joining Danaher, Mr. Allender was an audit partner with a large international accounting firm. Mr. Allender is a director of Brady Corporation, where he is a member of the audit and corporate governance committees and the chairman of the finance committee, and a director of Diebold, Incorporated, where he is a member of the board governance committee and chairman of the audit committee. Mr. Allender’s prior experience as the Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded company provides him with substantial expertise in financial reporting and risk management. In addition, his familiarity with the Danaher Business System provides targeted insight on the nature of the Company’s operations to the Board.

Thomas Gayner

Mr. Thomas S. Gayner is Independent Director of Colfax Corporation. He is President and Chief Investment Officer of Markel Corporation, a financial holding company whose principal business markets and underwrites specialty insurance products. Since 1990, Mr. Gayner has served as President of Markel Gayner Asset Management, Inc. Mr. Gayner served as a director of Markel Corporation from 1998 to 2003. Mr. Gayner currently serves on the Board of Directors of Graham Holdings Company. Mr. Gayner also serves as a director of 13 funds managed by The Davis Funds. Through his experience and investment knowledge with the Markel Corporation as well as his service on the boards and committees of other publicly traded companies, Mr. Gayner brings extensive leadership, financial acumen and public company expertise to our Board.

Rhonda Jordan

Ms. Rhonda L. Jordan is Independent Director of Colfax Corporation. She served as President, Global Health & Wellness, and Sustainability for Kraft Foods Inc. until 2012 and in that role led the development of Kraft’s health & wellness and sustainability strategies and plans for the company, including marketing, product development, technology, alliances and acquisitions. Prior to being named President, Health & Wellness in 2010, she was the President of the Cheese and Dairy business unit of Kraft. From 2006 to 2008 she served as the President of the Grocery business unit of Kraft and from 2004 to 2005 she was the Senior Vice President, Global Marketing of Kraft.

A. Clayton Perfall

Mr. A. Clayton Perfall is Independent Director of Colfax Corporation. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Archway Marketing Services, Inc., a provider of marketing logistics and fulfillment services. From 2001 until 2008 Mr. Perfall served as the Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors of AHL Services, Inc. Mr. Perfall also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Union Street Acquisition Corp. from 2006 until 2008. He served as the Chief Financial Officer of Snyder Communications, Inc. from 1996 until 2000 and was previously a partner with international accounting firm. Mr. Perfall currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Archway Marketing Services, Inc. and Comstock Holding Companies, Inc., and previously served on the Boards of Directors of inVentiv Health, Inc. from 1999 to 2010, AHL Services, Inc. from 2001 to 2008 and Union Street Acquisition Corp. from 2006 to 2008. He is currently the audit committee chairman for Comstock Homebuilding Companies, Inc. and served as the chair of the audit committee during his time on the board of inVentiv.

Rajiv Vinnakota

Mr. Rajiv Vinnakota is Independent Director of Colfax Corporation. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The SEED Foundation, a non-profit educational organization, at which he has served since 1997. Mr. Vinnakota was the chairman of The SEED Foundation board from 1997 until 2006. Prior to co-founding SEED, Mr. Vinnakota was an associate at Mercer Management Consulting. He was also a trustee of Princeton University from 2004 until 2007 and a member of the Executive Committee of the Princeton University Board of Directors from 2006 to 2007, and he served as the national chairman of Annual Giving at Princeton from 2007 until 2009.

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