People: FutureFuel Corp (FF)

FF on New York Consolidated

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22 Aug 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Novelly

70 2013 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Lee Mikles

58 2013 President, Director

Rose Sparks

47 2013 Principal Financial Officer, Treasurer

Paul Lorenzini

74 2008 Chief Operating Officer, Director

Paul Flynn

2014 Executive Vice President - Business and Marketing

Ann Faitz

62 2012 Corporate Secretary

Donald Bedell

73 2008 Independent Director

William Dore

71 2012 Independent Director

Thomas Evans

59 2006 Independent Director

Edwin Levy

77 2005 Independent Director

Paul Manheim

65 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Novelly

Mr. Paul A. Novelly serves as Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of FutureFuel Corp. For at least the past five years, Mr. Novelly has been chairman and chief executive officer of Apex Oil Company, Inc., a privately-held company based in St. Louis, Missouri engaged in the trading, storage, marketing, and transportation of petroleum products, including liquid terminal facilities in the Midwest and Eastern United States, and towboat and barge operations on the inland waterway system. Mr. Novelly is president and a director of AIC Limited, a Bermuda-based oil trading company, chairman and a director of World Point Terminals, Inc., a Delaware company based in Missouri which owns and operates petroleum storage facilities in the United States, and chief executive officer of St. Albans Global Management, Limited Partnership, LLLP, which provides corporate management services. He currently serves on the board of directors at Boss Holdings, Inc., a distributor of work gloves, boots and rainwear, and other consumer products, and Bond Street Holdings, Inc., a holding company whose material subsidiary is Premier American Bank, N.A. Within the past five years, Mr. Novelly also served on the board of directors of Intrawest Corporation, a company in the destination resorts and adventure travel industry, The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc., a broker-dealer and global securities and investment firm, and World Point Terminals Inc., a Canadian and Toronto Stock Exchange predecessor to World Point Terminals, Inc.

Lee Mikles

Mr. Lee E. Mikles serves as President and Director of FutureFuel Corp. He has been chief executive officer and a member of the board since inception. In addition, he served as principal financial officer before company's acquisition of FutureFuel Chemical Company and thereafter through January 31, 2008. Mr. Mikles was chairman of Mikles/Miller Management, Inc., a registered investment adviser and home to the Kodiak family of funds, between 1992 and 2005. He was also chairman of Mikles/Miller Securities, LLC, a registered broker-dealer, between 1999 and 2005. Additionally, Mr. Mikles has served on the board of directors of Pacific Capital Bankcorp., Official Payments Corporation, Coastcast Corporation, Nelnet, Inc., Imperial Bank and Imperial Bancorp. He currently serves on the board of directors of Boss Holdings, Inc. and is a member of the audit committee for Boss Holdings, Inc.

Rose Sparks

Mrs. Rose M. Sparks serves as Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of FutureFuel Corp. Mrs. Sparks has been our principal financial officer and principal accounting officer since November 8, 2012 and our chief financial officer and treasurer since June 1, 2013. Prior to June 1, 2013 Mrs. Sparks served as the controller of FutureFuel Chemical Company since its acquisition in 2006 and has over twenty years of experience at the Batesville facility. In her capacity as chief financial officer, Mrs. Sparks manages and supervises FutureFuel Chemical Company’s accounting staff and works closely with our management in all aspects of financial reporting. Prior to our acquisition of FutureFuel Chemical Company, Mrs. Sparks worked for Eastman Chemical as the controller at the Batesville plant. Mrs. Sparks is a licensed certified public accountant.

Paul Lorenzini

Mr. Paul G. Lorenzini is Chief Operating Officer, Director of FutureFuel Corp. He has been a member of the board since January 2007 and chief operating officer since April 21, 2008. In January 1970, Mr. Lorenzini co-founded Packaging Consultants, Inc., a distribution business supplying packaging materials to the food industry. In 1983, Bunzl PLC, a supplier of supermarket and food service packaging, acquired Packaging Consultants, Inc. Mr. Lorenzini continued to work for Bunzl PLC and in 1986 became president of Bunzl USA. He subsequently became the chief executive officer of Bunzl USA and retired in July 2004 with the title of chairman emeritus. Mr. Lorenzini served as a director of Bunzl PLC between 1988 and 1991 and between 1999 and 2004.

Paul Flynn

Mr. Paul M. Flynn has been appointed as Executive Vice President - Business and Marketing of the Company, effective August 1, 2014. Mr. Flynn is a global business executive with 25 years of international experience in over 30 countries in the chemical and biotech industries. For the last six years he has been employed in corporate strategy at Monsanto Company, most recently leading the development of a new biologicals growth platform. Mr. Flynn joined Monsanto in 2008 as Director of Strategic Alliances. Prior to joining Monsanto, he led strategy and business development for Specialty Plastics, a division of Eastman Chemical. There he was highly engaged in leading a strategic transformation of Specialty Plastics into a profitable growth division. Prior to that position, Paul was Eastman’s global business manager for automotive and electrical products. Mr. Flynn has worked extensively in the Far East, including prior relocations to Osaka, Japan and Singapore. Flynn received an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Polymer Technology from Athlone Institute in Ireland.

Ann Faitz

Mrs. Ann P. Faitz serves as Corporate Secretary of FutureFuel Corp. Ms. Faitz has served as FutureFuel Chemical Company’s in-house counsel since August, 2008. Prior to her current position, Ms. Faitz was a partner in the Chisenhall, Nestrud & Julian law firm in Little Rock, Arkansas for fifteen years practicing environmental and business law. Ms. Faitz also served for over three years as an attorney specialist for the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, including as a special task force advisor to then Governor Bill Clinton. Ms. Faitz is licensed to practice law in Arkansas and Missouri.

Donald Bedell

Mr. Donald Carl Bedell serves as an Independent Director of FutureFuel Corp. Mr. Bedell is chairman of the board of privately held Castle Partners and its affiliates, based in Sikeston, Missouri, which operate over 35 skilled nursing, health care, pharmaceutical, hospice, and therapy facilities throughout Missouri and other states. Mr. Bedell is a director of First Community Bank of Batesville, Arkansas and is a member of the executive committee of such bank and its holding company. He is also a director of World Point Terminal, Inc., serving as chairman of World Point’s Corporate Governance and Human Resources Committees. FutureFuel Corp.’s chairman, Paul A. Novelly, is the chairman of the board of World Point Terminal, Inc. In the past five years, Mr. Bedell has served on the board of directors of World Point Terminals Inc., a Canadian and Toronto Stock Exchange predecessor to World Point Terminal, Inc.

William Dore

Mr. William J. Dore serves as an Independent Director of FutureFuel Corp. He was previously was a member of the company board between May 24, 2006 and March 20, 2007. Mr. Doré is also the founder and retired chairman/chief executive officer of Global Industries, Ltd., a worldwide organization of over 6,000 employees which operates one of the fleets of marine construction assets in the world. Global Industries’ construction services extend throughout the Gulf of Mexico, West Africa, the Mediterranean, the Middle East and India, the Pacific Rim, South America, and Mexico’s Bay of Campeche. In 2000, Mr. Doré was presented with the Rhodes Petroleum Industry Leadership Award from the Petroleum Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is also the recipient of the 2000 Horatio Alger Award. In 2011, Mr. Doré was named as the Civic Service Award recipient from the Chamber Southwest Louisiana. The Civic Service Award is presented annually to an member of the community who exemplifies leadership and service. In the past five years, Mr. Doré has served as a director of Global Industries, Ltd.

Thomas Evans

Mr. Thomas R. Evans serves as an Independent Director of FutureFuel Corp. Since June 2004, he has served as president and chief executive officer of Bankrate, Inc., an Internet based aggregator of financial rate information. Mr. Evans was elected to Bankrate, Inc.’s board of directors in May 2004. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Evans was chairman and chief executive officer of Official Payments Corporation, an Internet processor of payment to government entities.

Edwin Levy

Mr. Edwin A. Levy serves as an Independent Director of FutureFuel Corp. In 1979, Mr. Levy co-founded Levy, Harkins & Co., Inc., an investment advisory firm, where he now serves as chairman of the board and individual advisor. Mr. Levy was a director of Traffix, Inc. between November 1995 and 2006, and served as a member of its audit committee and stock options committee. He is a director of World Point Terminals, Inc., a Delaware company based in Missouri which owns and operates petroleum storage facilities in the United States. In the past five years Mr. Levy was a director of Forward Industries, Inc., a publicly-held company in the business of designing, manufacturing, and distributing custom carrying case solutions, and World Point Terminals Inc., a Canadian and Toronto Stock Exchange predecessor to World Point Terminals, Inc.

Paul Manheim

Mr. Paul M. Manheim serves as an Independent Director of FutureFuel Corp. He is currently a consultant to and a corporate director of HAL Real Estate Investments Inc., which develops and owns a portfolio of real estate in the Pacific northwest consisting of multi-family, office, and mixed-use assets. He was the president and chief executive officer of HAL Real Estate Investments Inc. until September 2005. HAL Real Estate Investments Inc. is a subsidiary of HAL Holding N.V. Mr. Manheim joined Holland America Line, N.V., the predecessor of HAL Holding N.V., an international holding company traded on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, in 1982 and filled various positions in the financial and corporate development areas. Since June 2005, Mr. Manheim has been the chairman of the board of Shanghai Red Star Optical Company, which owns a portfolio of optical retail outlets in China and is affiliated with Europe’s optical retailer. Mr. Manheim has served as a director of World Point Terminals, Inc. and its predecessor since 2009, and is chairman of the audit committee of World Point Terminals, Inc. Within the past five years, Mr. Manheim was the chairman and managing director of HAL Investments Asia B.V. and served as a director of Intrawest Corporation. Mr. Manheim received a bachelor of commerce degree with honors from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and is a chartered accountant.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Paul Novelly

37,000

Lee Mikles

36,000

Rose Sparks

222,254

Paul Lorenzini

131,000

Paul Flynn

--

Ann Faitz

--

Donald Bedell

--

William Dore

--

Thomas Evans

--

Edwin Levy

--

Paul Manheim

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Paul Novelly

165,000 837,175

Lee Mikles

65,000 259,400

Rose Sparks

15,611 76,284

Paul Lorenzini

55,000 267,575

Paul Flynn

0 0

Ann Faitz

0 0

Donald Bedell

0 0

William Dore

0 0

Thomas Evans

0 0

Edwin Levy

0 0

Paul Manheim

0 0
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