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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Thomas

59 2014 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey Rutherford

54 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Mark Duesenberg

53 2008 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Gregory Hyland

64 2014 Lead Independent Director

Tat-Ming Kong

65 2012 Director

William Lawrence

65 2014 Director

David Lorber

37 2013 Director

Jeffry Quinn

57 2013 Director

Richard Hipple

63 2014 Independent Director

Jennie Hwang

65 2001 Independent Director

Timothy Pistell

66 2010 Independent Director

Ronald Vargo

61 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Thomas

Mr. Peter T. Thomas is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Ferro Corp. Peter Thomas has been President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company's Board since April 2013. He was appointed to the additional role of Board Chairman in April 2014. Prior to his appointment as interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Thomas served as the Operating Vice President of Ferro’s Polymer and Ceramic Engineered Materials Group, which included its Polymer Additives, Specialty Plastics, Tile Coatings, Porcelain Enamel, and Pharmaceuticals businesses. Mr. Thomas joined Ferro in 2000 as Director of Sales for Polymer Additives. Prior to joining Ferro, Mr. Thomas was Vice President of the Oleochemical-Derivatives business unit for Witco Corporation. He also held positions at Witco Corporation as Vice President of Sales and Global Market Director. Mr. Thomas is a member of the International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council, Soap and Detergents Association, the Society of Plastics Engineers, and the American Production and Inventory Control Society. He also serves as a director of the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association.

Jeffrey Rutherford

Mr. Jeffrey L. Rutherford is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Ferro Corporation, since April 2, 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rutherford served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Park-Ohio Holdings Corp., an industrial supply chain logistics and diversified manufacturing business, since 2008. From 2007 until 2008, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of UAP Holding Corp., an independent distributor of agricultural inputs and professional non-crop products. Mr. Rutherford previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of LESCO, Inc., a provider of professional turf care products and a division of John Deere & Co., from 2005 to 2007, and as LESCO’s Chief Financial Officer from 2002 to 2005. From 1998 to 2002, he was the Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of OfficeMax, Inc., an office products company. Prior to joining OfficeMax, he spent 14 years with the accounting firm Arthur Andersen & Co. He held finance positions of responsibility at OfficeMax, Inc. from 1996 through 2001. He began his career at Arthur Andersen and is a certified public accountant. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.

Mark Duesenberg

Mr. Mark Hugo Duesenberg is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Ferro Corp. He serves as Executive Director, Legal and Government Affairs, Lenovo Group Ltd., a global manufacturer of personal computers and electronic devices, 2008 Legal Director — Europe, Middle East and Africa, Lenovo Group Ltd., 2005.

Gregory Hyland

Mr. Gregory E. Hyland is Lead Independent Director of Ferro Corp. Mr. Hyland currently serves as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mueller Water Products, Inc., a position he assumed in December 2006 when Walter Industries, Inc. divested that business to its shareholders. From September 2005 until December 2006, Mr. Hyland served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Walter Industries, Inc. Prior to that time, Mr. Hyland served as President, U.S. Fleet Management Solutions of Ryder System, Inc. from June 2005 to September 2005 and as Executive Vice President, U.S. Fleet Management Solutions of Ryder from October 2004 to June 2005. Mr. Hyland also has held executive positions with Tyco International and Textron Corporation.

Tat-Ming Kong

Mr. Tat-Ming T.(peter) Kong has been appointed as Director of Ferro Corp., effective May 02, 2012. Mr. Kong served as the President of the Global Components business segment for Arrow Electronics, Inc., a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions, until December 31, 2013. Mr. Kong retired from Arrow Electronics, Inc. effective March 31, 2014. Prior to being named President of the Global Components business in May 2009, Mr. Kong served as President of Arrow Electronic, Inc.’s Asia-Pacific components business, overseeing strategy and operations in 11 countries and territories in that region. From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Kong served as President of Asia-Pacific Operations for Lear Corp., a global automotive supplier, where he developed and implemented the company’s Asia-Pacific growth strategy. From 1993 to 1998, he was President of MAPS International, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in business development, strategy planning and operations management. Earlier in his career, he held leadership roles with automotive systems supplier Magna International, Inc., as well as Domtar, Inc., and Esso Chemicals. Mr. Kong holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Toronto, a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Washington State University.

William Lawrence

Mr. William B. Lawrence is Director of Ferro Corp. Mr. Lawrence served as TRW’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary. TRW was a provider of advanced technology products and services for the global automotive, aerospace and information systems markets. Mr. Lawrence first joined TRW in 1976 as counsel specializing in securities and finance. He held positions of increasing responsibility within the TRW law department until his appointment as TRW’s Executive Vice President of Planning, Development and Government Affairs in 1989 and a member of TRW’s Management Committee. In 1997, Mr. Lawrence was named to the additional position of Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary. Mr. Lawrence also serves as a director of Materion Corporation (formerly known as Brush Engineered Materials Inc.), a manufacturer of high-performance engineered materials.

David Lorber

Mr. David A. Lorber is Director of Ferro Corp. Mr. Lorber is a Co-Founder of FrontFour Capital Group LLC, an investment adviser, and has served as a Portfolio Manager since January 2007. He is also a Co-Founder and Principal of FrontFour Capital Corp., an investment adviser. Previously, Mr. Lorber was a Senior Investment Analyst at Pirate Capital LLC, a hedge fund, from 2003 to 2006. He was an Analyst at Vantis Capital Management LLC, a money management firm and hedge fund, from 2001 to 2003 and an Associate at Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., a global real estate firm, from 2000 to 2001. Mr. Lorber formerly served as a director of GenCorp Inc., a technology-based manufacturer of aerospace and defense products and systems with a real estate segment. Mr. Lorber also formerly served as a director of Huntingdon Capital Corp., a real estate company, and Fisher Communications Inc., a media company acquired by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. in August 2013.

Jeffry Quinn

Mr. Jeffry N. Quinn is Director of Ferro Corp. Mr. Quinn is the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Quinpario Partners LLC, a privately owned investment and operating company focused on the specialty chemicals and performance materials sector, and, as of September 2014, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Quinpario Acquisition Corp. 2, a special purpose acquisition company formed in July 2014. Mr. Quinn has over 25 years of experience with industrial companies in the areas of mining, refining and chemicals, including as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Solutia Inc., a global specialty chemical and performance materials company. At Solutia, Mr. Quinn served from May 2004 as the President and Chief Executive Officer and from February 2006 in the additional role of Chairman of the Board until 2012 when Solutia was acquired by Eastman Chemical Company. Mr. Quinn has also served as Chairman of the Board of Jason Industries, Inc., a leader in the finishing, seating, components and automotive acoustics markets, since July 2014 and as a director of Tronox Limited, a producer and marketer of titanium ore and titanium dioxide pigment, and W.R. Grace & Co., a supplier of catalysts, engineered and packaging materials and specialty construction chemicals and building materials. Mr. Quinn formerly served as a director of SunEdison, Inc. (formerly MEMC Electronic Materials Inc.) and Tecumseh Products Company.

Richard Hipple

Mr. Richard J. Hipple is Independent Director of Ferro Corp. Mr. Hipple currently serves as the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Materion Corporation (formerly known as Brush Engineered Materials Inc.), a manufacturer of high-performance engineered materials. Mr. Hipple has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Materion since May 2006 and President of Materion since May 2005. Mr. Hipple was Vice President of Strip Products of Materion from July 2001 until May 2002, when he became President of Alloy Products of Materion. Prior to joining Materion, Mr. Hipple was President of LTV Steel Company, a business unit of the LTV Corporation. Mr. Hipple also serves as a director of Key Corp., a bank-based financial services company.

Jennie Hwang

Dr. Jennie S. Hwang, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Ferro Corp. Dr. Hwang has over 30 years of experience in materials, electronics, chemicals and coatings through her management and/or ownership of businesses. She currently serves as the president of H-Technologies Group, a firm that specializes in providing business and manufacturing solutions to the electronics and microelectronics industry. She was the CEO of International Electronic Materials Corporation (a manufacturing company she founded, which was later acquired). Dr. Hwang has held senior executive positions with Lockheed Martin Corp., Hanson, PLC (SCM Corp.) and The Sherwin-Williams Company. She holds four academic degrees (Ph.D., M.S., M.A., B.S.) in materials engineering, science, liquid crystals and chemistry. She has served as Global President of the Surface Mount Technology Association and in other global leadership positions and is an international speaker and author of more than 450 publications and several textbooks on leading technologies, advanced manufacturing and global market thrusts. Dr. Hwang has been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering and International Hall of Fame (Women in Technology). Dr. Hwang is a board member of 5N Plus, Inc., a Canada-based global supplier of specialty metal and chemical products for pharmaceutical, eco-friendly and advanced industrial applications, and Singapore Asahi Chemical Industries, Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based chemical company, and she serves on the Board of Army Science and Technology, the Board of National Laboratory Assessment and the National Materials and Manufacturing Board. She also is the Chairman of the Board of Assessment Panels on Army Research Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Defense. Dr. Hwang formerly served on the board of Second Bancorp, Inc.

Timothy Pistell

Mr. Timothy K. Pistell is Independent Director of Ferro Corp. Mr. Pistell served as the Executive Vice President–Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Parker-Hannifin Corporation, a leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, until his retirement in 2011. Mr. Pistell was appointed the Executive Vice President–Finance & Administration in April 2005 and the Chief Financial Officer in April 2003. Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer of Parker-Hannifin, Mr. Pistell served as the company’s Vice President–Treasurer from July 1993 to April 2003. Mr. Pistell also serves as a director of Trans-Tech Energy, Inc., a designer, builder, installer and service provider of specialized storage systems for liquefied petroleum gas and natural gas liquids.

Ronald Vargo

Mr. Ronald P. Vargo is Independent Director of Ferro Corp. Mr. Vargo served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ICF International, a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, from April 2010 until May 2011. Prior to joining ICF International, Mr. Vargo served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Electronic Data Systems (“EDS”) and served as a member of the EDS Executive Committee. Mr. Vargo joined EDS in 2004 as Vice President and Treasurer and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2006. Before joining EDS, Mr. Vargo served as Corporate Treasurer and Vice President of Investor Relations at TRW Inc., now part of Northrop Grumman, until 2003. He began his career with General Electric in 1976 and also served in numerous leadership positions at BP plc (“BP”) and the Standard Oil Company, which was acquired by BP. Mr. Vargo also serves as a director of EPAM Systems, Inc., a global IT services provider.