People: Frisch's Restaurants Inc (FRS)

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21 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Daniel Geeding

72 2005 Independent Chairman of the Board

Craig Maier

64 1989 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mark Lanning

59 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance

Karen Maier

62 2005 Vice President - Marketing, Director

Michael Conner

62 2000 Vice President - Human Resources

Michael Everett

60 2006 Vice President - Information Services

Stephen Hansen

49 2010 Vice President - Commissary

James Horwitz

57 2008 Vice President - Real Estate

William Harvey

60 1995 Regional Director

Lindon Kelley

59 2000 Regional Director

Todd Rion

54 2012 Regional Director

Donald Walker

68 2011 Director

Dale Brown

67 1999 Independent Director

Robert Dourney

56 2005 Independent Director

Lorrence Kellar

77 1998 Independent Director

Jerome Montopoli

71 2005 Independent Director

William Reik

76 1998 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Daniel Geeding

Mr. Daniel W. Geeding serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of Frisch's Restaurants, Inc. Mr. Geeding, is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Company, Chair of the Board’s Compensation Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee. He is the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati (since 2001) and manages the financial, investment, IT, and human resources operations of the Foundation and its subsidiaries. He is also the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of InterAct for Change (since 2002). He held various positions at Xavier University from 1969 to 2002, including Director of the Center for International Business (1997 to 2002), Dean, Acting Dean and Associate Dean of the College of Business Administration (1985 to 1997), Director of the Executive MBA Program (1982 to 1991), and Assistant, Associate and Professor of Management (1969 to 2002). He is currently a director of Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation (since 2006); a director (since 2002), the Chairman of the Board of the Company, and member of the Audit Committee of the Corporation For Findlay Market; a member of the Audit Committee of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation (since 2009); a director of the Sulgrave Manor Preservation Foundation (since 2010); and a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Mercy Hospitals (since 2012). Mr. Geeding is a Certified Public Accountant (since 1969) and holds a B.S. and M.B.A. in accounting and a Ph.D. in management. He is a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Foundation Financial Officers Group, and Financial Executives International. Based upon his significant financial and accounting training, experience, and expertise, the Board has determined that Mr. Geeding qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” under the SEC rules.

Craig Maier

Mr. Craig F. Maier serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Frisch's Restaurants, Inc. Mr. Maier, has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 1989. Mr. Maier joined the Company as a manager trainee in 1975 and worked his way up through the positions of area supervisor and Divisional Vice President before becoming Executive Vice President in October 1988. Mr. Maier holds an MBA from Columbia University and has since July 2008 served as a director and a member of the Audit, Compensation, and Finance Committees of Cincinnati Bell, Inc. (NYSE). He is also Chairman of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden; President of the Cincinnati Art Museum; Treasurer of the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; a director of the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America; a director of the Cincinnati Arts Association; Trustee Emeritus of the Cincinnati Museum Center; and Honorary Trustee of the Cincinnati Ballet. With over 38 years of experience in all facets of the operations of the Company, and over 23 years’ experience as the Chief Executive Officer of a large, publicly-traded corporation, Mr. Maier brings to the Board demonstrated management, operational, and leadership ability, all of which makes him a valuable asset to the Board.

Mark Lanning

Mr. Mark R. Lanning, CPA, serves as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance of the Frisch's Restaurants, Inc. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company (since August 2011) and Vice President - Finance of the Company (since May 2011); Vice President – Investor Relations and Treasurer, Hillenbrand, Inc. (from March 2008 to May 2011); Vice President and Treasurer of Hillenbrand Industries, Inc. (from 1988 to March 2008).

Karen Maier

Ms. Karen F. Maier serves as Vice President - Marketing, Director of the Frisch's Restaurants, Inc. Ms. Maier, has been the Vice President-Marketing of the Company since 1983. Ms. Maier joined the Company in 1974 as a manager trainee and worked her way up to Shift Manager and then Unit Manager. She transferred to the Advertising Department in 1975 and became the Director of Advertising and Marketing in 1978. She is also a director of the Free Store Food Bank (since 2001). Ms. Maier is the sister of Craig F. Maier. For over 35 years, Ms. Maier has been directly responsible for the development and execution of the marketing and advertising programs of the Company, contributing substantially to the introduction and promotion of new products, marketing initiatives, and retail marketing of branded products. This marketing and advertising experience and intimate knowledge of the market for the Company’s products make Ms. Maier a valuable asset to the Board.

Michael Conner

Mr. Michael E. Conner, Sr., serves as Vice President - Human Resources of Frisch's Restaurants, Inc., since 2000.

Michael Everett

Mr. Michael R. Everett serves as Vice President - Information Services of Frisch's Restaurants, Inc., since June 2006. He was Director of Information Services of the Company (from May 2005 to May 2006).

Stephen Hansen

Mr. Stephen J. Hansen serves as Vice President - Commissary of Frisch's Restaurants, Inc., since June 2010. He was Plant Manager, Klosterman Baking Company (from March 2009 to May 2010); Operations Manager, General Mills (from October 2008 to February 2009); Plant Manager, Campos Foods LLC (from 1996 to June 2008).

James Horwitz

Mr. James I. Horwitz serves as Vice President - Real Estate of Frisch's Restaurants, Inc., since March 2008. He was Director of Leasing and Development, Cincinnati United Contractors (from February 2007 to March 2008); Director of Real Estate, Alderwoods Group (from December 2005 to January 2007).

William Harvey

Mr. William L. Harvey serves as Regional Director of Frisch's Restaurants, Inc., since 1995. He was formerly held positions within the Company of Area Supervisor and Executive Store Manager.

Lindon Kelley

Mr. Lindon Charles Kelley serves as Regional Director of Frisch's Restaurants, Inc., since 2000. He was formerly held positions within the Company of Area Supervisor and Executive Store Manager.

Todd Rion

Mr. Todd M. Rion serves as Regional Director of Frisch's Restaurants, Inc. He is formerly held the position within the Company of Area Supervisor (July 2009 to February 2012); independent restaurant operator from 2006 to July 2009).

Donald Walker

Mr. Donald H. Walker serves as Director of the Frisch's Restaurants, Inc. Walker is retired. He was the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (from 1996) and the Treasurer (from 1982) of the Company until his retirement on August 23, 2011. He served in various other finance and accounting positions at the Company from 1977 to 1996. Prior to 1977, Mr. Walker worked as a Certified Public Accountant with the accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP. He holds a B.B.A. degree in accounting and an M.B.A. in quantitative analysis. During Mr. Walker’s 15-year tenure as Chief Financial Officer, he was principally responsible for all of the Company’s financing and banking resources and activities, the design of Company-wide cash management initiatives, regulatory compliance, and accounting, auditing, and transaction processing. Mr. Walker’s accounting expertise and his extensive experience with all finance, accounting, and regulatory compliance aspects of the Company make him a valuable resource on the Board.

Dale Brown

Ms. Dale P. Brown is Independent Director of the Frisch's Restaurants, Inc. She is the Chair of the Board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. She is now a self-employed Author and Marketing Consultant. She was President and Chief Executive Officer of Sive/Young & Rubicam, a prominent Cincinnati advertising firm, for eight years from July 1990 to December 1998 and is the Recipient of Two Silver Medals from the American Advertising Federation. She is also currently a Trustee Emeriti of the University of Richmond; and a director (since 1994) and member of the Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees of Ohio National Financial Services. Ms. Brown has substantial experience and expertise in marketing, advertising, and public relations. She is Independent Director of the company.

Robert Dourney

Mr. Robert J. Dourney serves as an Independent Director of Frisch's Restaurants, Inc. Mr. Dourney, is a member of the Compensation Committee and Finance Committee. Mr. Dourney is the Chief Executive Officer of Hearthstone Associates LLC, an operator and franchisee of fast-casual restaurants and retail meal preparation businesses throughout New England (since May 2005). He is also a director of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association and a Trustee of the Catholic Schools Foundation in Boston, Massachusetts. He was previously Vice President-Operations of Au Bon Pain, a company that owns or franchises over 250 cafés throughout the world (June 2001 to June 2005). Prior to that, he was Vice President-Operations of Applebee’s International (May 2000 to June 2001). Mr. Dourney has over 32 years of experience in the restaurant industry, serving in both operations and strategic capacities.

Lorrence Kellar

Mr. Lorrence T. Kellar serves as an Independent Director of Frisch's Restaurants, Inc. Mr. Kellar, is the Chair of the Board’s Finance Committee and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Kellar was Vice President of Continental Properties Company, Inc., a retail and residential developer, from November 2002 until his retirement in November 2009. Prior to that, he was Vice President - Real Estate of Kmart Corporation from 1996 to September 2002. He held various positions in finance, capital management, audit, accounting, and real estate at The Kroger Co. from 1965 until April 1996, including Group Vice President – Finance and Real Estate. He also held positions in finance, accounting and tax at 3-M Co. from 1962 to 1965. He is currently a director and a member of the Audit, Governance and Compensation Committees of Multi-Color Corporation (label printer – NASDAQ); director and a member of the Audit, Governance and Compensation Committees of Spar Group, Inc. (retail merchandiser – NASDAQ); and a Trustee and member of the Audit and Compensation Committees of Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE). He was also the Chairman and Trustee of Hamilton County Library Foundation; Chairman and member of the Urban Design Review Board – City of Cincinnati; Chairman and Trustee of the City of Cincinnati Retirement System; Chairman and Trustee of The Cincinnati Ballet; Chairman and Trustee of the Central Community Health Board; President of the Queen City Association; and has been integrally involved with various other civic and charitable organizations, including the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, Riverfront Advisory Council – City of Cincinnati, Charter Committee of Greater Cincinnati, Greater Cincinnati Educational Television Foundation, Public Media Connect, University of Cincinnati Foundation, and United Way Social Planning Council. Mr. Kellar holds an M.B.A. and has extensive accounting, audit, and finance experience.

Jerome Montopoli

Mr. Jerome P. Montopoli serves as an Independent Director of the Frisch's Restaurants, Inc. Mr. Montopoli, is Chair of the Board’s Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. He retired as a Certified Public Accountant in September 2001, and has since been a private investor and consultant. He is a Trustee Emeriti (since 2007) and Member of the Audit and Finance Committees of The University of Cincinnati Foundation (since 1996). He was a Trustee of the University of Cincinnati Foundation from 1996 to 2007. Mr. Montopoli was the Managing Partner, Partner Matters of Andersen Worldwide from October 1999 to August 2001. He was the Managing Partner, Michigan Offices of Arthur Andersen LLP from March 1992 to October 1999 and Managing Partner, Cincinnati Offices of Arthur Andersen LLP from March 1988 to March 1992. He was also Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Finance Committee of the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati from November 2004 to May 2010. Mr. Montopoli has over 35 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant in public accounting; 25 of those years as a Partner at Arthur Andersen LLP. Based upon his extensive financial, accounting and audit training, experience, and expertise, the Board has determined that Mr. Montopoli qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” under the SEC rules.

William Reik

Mr. William J. Reik, Jr., serves as an Independent Director of the Frisch's Restaurants, Inc. Mr. Reik, is a member of the Board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance and Finance Committees. He is the Managing Member of Reik & Co., LLC, an investment counseling firm, since November 2006. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director of William D. Witter, Inc., an investment counseling firm, from February 1991 until November 2006. He was previously Managing Director of Mitchell Hutchins Asset Management, Inc. until February 1991. Mr. Reik brings to the Board his valuable and extensive experience in the investment management industry.

Basic Compensation

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Daniel Geeding

0 0

Craig Maier

428,956 3,335,212

Mark Lanning

0 0

Karen Maier

1,167 17,552

Michael Conner

15,167 92,089

Michael Everett

2,917 20,181

Stephen Hansen

0 0

James Horwitz

0 0

William Harvey

0 0

Lindon Kelley

3,667 12,720

Todd Rion

3,334 14,534

Donald Walker

22,334 99,240

Dale Brown

0 0

Robert Dourney

0 0

Lorrence Kellar

0 0

Jerome Montopoli

0 0

William Reik

0 0
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