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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mitchell Rales

59 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Matthew Trerotola

48 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Christopher Hix

54 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Ian Brander

54 2011 Chief Executive Officer of Howden

Daniel Pryor

47 2013 Executive Vice President - Strategy and Business Development

A. Puckett

53 2010 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Lynn Clark

58 2013 Senior Vice President - Global Human Resources

Shyam Kambeyanda

2016 Senior Vice President and President - ESAB

Darryl Mayhorn

51 2014 Senior Vice President, President and CEO - Colfax Fluid Handling

Stephen Wittig

53 2011 Senior Vice President - Colfax Business System and Supply Chain Strategy

San Orr

46 2012 Director

Patrick Allender

69 2008 Presiding Independent Director

Thomas Gayner

54 2008 Independent Director

Rhonda Jordan

58 2009 Independent Director

A. Clayton Perfall

57 2010 Independent Director

Rajiv Vinnakota

44 2008 Independent Director

Sharon Wienbar

54 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mitchell Rales

Mr. Mitchell P. Rales serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Company. He is a co-founder of Colfax and has served as a director of the Company since its founding in 1995. He is the Chairman of our Board of Directors. 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.

Matthew Trerotola

Mr. Matthew L. Trerotola serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company, since July 2015. Prior to joining Colfax, Mr. Trerotola was an Executive Vice President and a member of DuPont’s Office of the Chief Executive, responsible for DuPont’s Electronics & Communications and Safety & Protection segments. Mr. Trerotola also had corporate responsibility for DuPont’s Asia-Pacific business. Many of Mr. Trerotola’s roles at DuPont inolved applying innovation to improve margins and accelerate organic growth in global businesses. Prior to rejoining DuPont in 2013, Mr. Trerotola had served in leadership roles at Danaher since 2007, and was most recently Vice President and Group Executive for Life Sciences. Previously, Mr. Trerotola was Group Executive for Product Identification from 2009 to 2012, and President of the Videojet business from 2007 to 2009. While at McKinsey & Company from 1995 to 1999, Mr. Trerotola focused primarily on helping industrial companies accelerate growth. Mr. Trerotola’s day-to-day leadership of Colfax, combined with his significant international business experience and familiarity with the Danaher Business System, gives the Board an invaluable Company-focused perspective supplemented by his global operational expertise. Mr. Trerotola earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Christopher Hix

Mr. Christopher M. Hix is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Effective July 1, 2016. He most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer of OM Group, Inc., a $1.5B, global, publically-listed diversified industrial company. Mr. Hix served within OM Group from 2012 until the company's acquisition in late 2015. Prior to this assignment, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Robbins & Myers, a $1.0B, global publicly-listed diversified industrial company from 2006-2011. Prior to this, Mr. Hix spent 13 years in a variety of operating and financial roles of increasing responsibility within Roper Industries, a global industrial and technology company that underwent rapid growth and transitioned from private to public ownership during his tenure. Mr. Hix holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and a master's degree in business administration from St. Mary's College of California. He also holds a certificate of public accountancy from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Ian Brander

Mr. Ian Brander serves as Chief Executive Officer of Howden of the Company. 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.

Daniel Pryor

Mr. Daniel A. Pryor serves as Executive Vice President - Strategy and Business Development of the Company. Mr. Pryor was Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development from January 2011 through July 2013. Prior to joining Colfax‚ he was a Partner and Managing Director with The Carlyle Group‚ a global alternative asset manager, where he focused on industrial leveraged buyouts and led numerous portfolio company and follow-on acquisitions. While at The Carlyle Group, he served on the boards of portfolio companies Veyance Technologies, Inc., John Maneely Co., and HD Supply Inc. Prior to The Carlyle Group, he spent 11 years at Danaher Corporation in roles of increasing responsibility‚ most recently as Vice President - Strategic Development. Mr. Pryor earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and his B.A. in Economics from Williams College.

A. Puckett

Ms. A. Lynne Puckett serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. 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 major 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 serves as Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources of the Company. Prior to joining Colfax, she served as senior vice president, global human resources for Mead Johnson Nutrition. Ms. Clark held roles of increasing responsibility in human resources at Bristol-Myers Squibb from 2001 to 2009, and prior to this, with Lucent Technologies and Allied Signal Corporation. Prior to her experience in human resources, she worked for 15 years in sales and marketing. Ms. Clark has a bachelor of science in education and a master of science in college student personnel from Bowling Green University in Ohio.

Shyam Kambeyanda

Mr. Shyam Kambeyanda serves as Senior Vice President and President - ESAB of the company. effective May 16, 2016. He most recently served as the President Americas for the $2.5B Eaton Corporation's Hydraulics Group. Prior to taking on this assignment is 2013, Mr. Kambeyanda served as Regional President of the Asia Pacific Region for the Hydraulics Group from 2010 to 2013. Prior to these assignments, Mr. Kambeyanda spent several years serving as the Managing Director of India Operations at Eaton Corporation, where he oversaw all the company's operations in the region and was responsible for developing growth strategies to build Eaton's overall presence and success in India. Mr. Kambeyanda joined Eaton in 1995 in the Automotive Group and has held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in engineering, quality, e-commerce, product strategy, and operations management in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Asia. He maintains a keen international perspective on driving growth and business development in emerging markets. Mr. Kambeyanda holds bachelor's degrees in physics and general science from Coe College in Iowa and in electrical engineering from Iowa State University. Mr. Kambeyanda also holds a master's degree in business administration from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and is a Six Sigma Green Belt.

Darryl Mayhorn

Mr. Darryl Mayhorn serves as Senior Vice President, President and CEO - Colfax Fluid Handling of the Company. Prior to joining Colfax, Mr. Mayhorn was President of the Rexnord Aerospace Group and the Chief Human Resources Officer of Rexnord Corporation. His professional career includes leadership roles at various global industrial companies, including Danaher Corporation and Eaton Corporation. Mr. Mayhorn is an alumnus of the University of Missouri, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He has a master’s degree in business administration from St. Louis University.

Stephen Wittig

Mr. Stephen J. Wittig serves as Senior Vice President - Colfax Business System and Supply Chain Strategy of the Company. 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 has serves as a director of the Company. 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. Mr. Orr’s investment and transactional experience, as well as his vested interest as a director-nominee and Partner of a substantial Company stockholder, BDT Capital, adds both talent and further stockholder representation to our Board.

Patrick Allender

Mr. Patrick W. Allender serves as Presiding Independent Director of Company. He has served as a director of the Company since May 13, 2008. 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 Company, since May 13, 2008. 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 The Davis Series 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 serves as Independent Director of Company. She has served as a director of the Company since February 17, 2009. 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 Cheese and Dairy. Ms. Jordan is a director of Ingredion Incorporated, where she is a member of the compensation committee, and of Bush Brothers & Company. Ms. Jordan’s management and operations experience within a large, global corporation gives her an important strategic voice in Board deliberations, and her knowledge and decision making with respect to business unit development and sustainable top-line performance makes her a valued member of our Board. .

A. Clayton Perfall

Mr. A. Clayton Perfall serves as Independent Director of Company. He has served as a director of the Company since September 21, 2010. He is currently an Operating Executive of Tailwind Capital, a private equity fund manager focused on growing middle market companies in the healthcare and business & communications services sectors. He previously served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Archway Marketing Services, Inc., a provider of marketing logistics and fulfillment services, from 2008 through 2013. 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 a large international accounting firm. Mr. Perfall currently serves on the Boards of Directors of RT Acquisition Corp. and Comstock Holding Companies, Inc., and previously served on the Boards of Directors of Archway Marketing Services, Inc. from 2008 until 2013 and inVentiv Health, Inc. from 1999 to 2010. 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 Health. Mr. Perfall’s significant financial expertise and experience as an audit committee chairman and public company Chief Financial Officer, combined with his substantial executive leadership background, are assets to both our Board and our Audit Committee.

Rajiv Vinnakota

Mr. Rajiv Vinnakota serves as Independent Director of Company. He has served as a director of the Company since May 13, 2008. He is Executive Vice-President at the Aspen Institute, leading a new division focused on youth & engagement. Prior to this new role, Mr. Vinnakota was the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The SEED Foundation, a non-profit educational organization, at which he served from 1997-2015. 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. Mr. Vinnakota’s management experience, combined with his experience in the non-profit sector, brings a valuable perspective to our Board.

Sharon Wienbar

Mrs. Sharon L. Wienbar is Independent Director of the Company. Mrs. Wienbar has served as the CEO and as a director of Hackbright Academy, a leading software engineering training company for women, since November 2015. At Scale Venture Partners, where Mrs. Wienbar has served since 2001, she led investments in technology companies and has served on the board of numerous portfolio businesses. She continues to serve on the board of Everyday Health, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-listed public company, as well as the boards of Applause Software Quality, Inc. and Actiance, Inc., privately-held companies in which Scale Venture Partners have invested. Prior to joining Scale Venture Partners in 2001, Mrs. Wienbar was Vice President, Marketing for Critical Path, Inc. and Amplitude Software Corp. She spent over eight years at Adobe Systems Incorporated, starting as a Product Marketing Manager and later leading marketing for many of Adobe's applications and spearheading numerous cross-product initiatives. Mrs. Wienbar began her career as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company. She serves on the board of the non-profit Myelin Repair Foundation, has served on Microsoft's Venture Advisory Committee, and is active in technology and educational initiatives. She holds an M.S. and A.B. in engineering from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.