People: HB Fuller Co (FUL.N)

FUL.N on New York Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lee Mitau

65 2006 Independent Chairman of the Board

James Owens

49 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

R. William Van Sant

75 2011 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

James Giertz

56 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Traci Jensen

47 2013 Senior Vice President, Americas Adhesives

Steven Kenny

52 2009 Senior Vice President, Europe, India, Middle East and Africa

Patrick Trippel

54 2013 Senior Vice President - Market Development

Robert Martsching

49 2014 Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller

Kevin Gilligan

47 2011 Vice President - Global Operations

Timothy Keenan

56 2006 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Ann Parriott

55 2006 Vice President - Human Resources

Thomas Handley

59 2010 Independent Director

Maria Teresa Hilado

49 2013 Independent Director

J. Michael Losh

67 2001 Independent Director

Dante Parrini

49 2012 Independent Director

Ann Simonds

50 2013 Independent Director

John van Roden

65 2003 Independent Director

Maximillian Marcy

Senior Manager, Treasury and Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Lee Mitau

Mr. Lee R. Mitau is an Independent Chairman of the Board of HB Fuller Company. Mr. Mitau served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of U.S. Bancorp from 1995 until March of 2013, when he retired. Mr. Mitau serves as Chairman of the H.B. Fuller Board, Chair of our Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and as a member of our Compensation Committee, and has extensive public company legal and governance expertise. He is widely recognized as an expert in the area of corporate governance, and is a highly regarded and sought after speaker in this discipline. He has gained expertise in the areas of corporate governance, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions through his career as a practicing attorney with a global law firm, where he headed the firm’s corporate and securities practice, and as the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of U.S. Bancorp. In addition, since 1990, Mr. Mitau has served on the board of Graco Inc., where he is currently Chairman of the Board. During his eighteen years of service on our Board, Mr. Mitau has developed an in-depth knowledge of our Company and its businesses. Mr. Mitau’s unique combination of experiences makes him particularly well-qualified to serve as our Chairman.

James Owens

Mr. James J. Owens is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of HB Fuller Company. Mr. Owens was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of H.B. Fuller Company in November 2010. Prior to that appointment, he served as Senior Vice President, Americas from January to November 2010 and as Senior Vice President, North America from August 2008 to January 2010. Prior to joining H.B. Fuller Company, Owens served as Senior Vice President of Henkel Corporation, a global manufacturer of home care products, cosmetics, toiletries and adhesives products, from April to August 2008. Mr. Owens spent 22 years with National Starch’s adhesives business, a division of ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries Limited), in a variety of management positions, including serving as Corporate Vice President and General Manager (from December 2004 to April 2008), Vice President and General Manager of the Europe/Middle East and Africa adhesives business; Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the North American adhesives business; Business Director for the pressure sensitive and laminating adhesives businesses; Marketing Manager; and Technical Services Manager.

R. William Van Sant

Mr. R. William Van Sant serves as an Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of H.B. Fuller Company since 2011. Mr. Van Sant has been a Senior Advisor at Tenex Capital Management, L.P., a private equity fund based in New York, NY, since September 2012. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Quintec (a tooling platform company) and as a director of Rush-Overland (provider of fluid heating, pumping and transportation equipment for the oil and gas industry), two portfolio companies of Tenex. From January 2008 until February 2013, he was an operating partner of Stone Arch Capital, LLC, a private equity firm. From August 2006 through December 2007, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Paladin Brands Holding, Inc., which manufactures attachments for construction equipment. From 2003 until August 2006, Mr. Van Sant was Chairman, and from 2003 until November 2005, Mr. Van Sant was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, of Paladin Brands, LLC. He was an operating partner of Norwest Equity Partners, a private equity firm, from 2001 to August 2006. He also held roles of increasing responsibility over a nearly thirty year career at John Deere Company. Mr. Van Sant brings to our Board his expertise in management, finance and manufacturing operations, experience he has acquired over many years as a director, chairman or chief executive officer with a variety of manufacturing companies, including those listed above as well as Nortax Inc., Lukens, Inc., Blount Inc., Cessna Aircraft Company and Graco Inc. (where he serves on the Audit and Governance Committees). Mr. Van Sant also brings a wealth of merger and acquisition experience and governance experience to our Board. Mr. Van Sant was appointed Vice Chairman of our Board of Directors in July 2011.

James Giertz

Mr. James R. Giertz is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of HB Fuller Co. He is no longer Principal Accounting Officer of the Company, effective February 3, 2014. He served as senior managing director and chief financial officer at GMAC ResCap. Prior to that, Mr. Giertz was employed by Donaldson Company, Inc. During his 12 years with Donaldson Company, Inc, he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer, and senior vice president of commercial and industrial products. In the latter position, he oversaw a group of global businesses. In addition, Mr. Giertz has experience with General Motors Corporation where he served as assistant treasurer of the company's operations, and also held several international treasury positions in Canada and Europe. He earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University, and a master of business administration from Harvard University.

Traci Jensen

Ms. Traci L. Jensen is Senior Vice President, Americas Adhesives of HB Fuller Company, since November 2011. She was Vice President, North America; President and General Manager, Global Adalis European Business Director, Packaging and Converting Adhesives, National Starch & Chemical Company.

Steven Kenny

Mr. Steven Kenny is Senior Vice President, Europe, India, Middle East and Africa of HB Fuller Company, since October 5, 2009. He has served as President, Specialty Packaging Division of Pregis Corporation (international manufacturer, marketer, and supplier of protective packaging products and specialty packaging solutions) from August 2008-September 2009 and Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa, National Starch & Chemical Company, Adhesives Division (manufacturer of adhesives, sealants, specialty synthetic polymers and industrial starches) from 2005-2008 and Divisional Vice President and General Manager, Vinamul Polymers North America, National Starch & Chemical Company from 2002 to 2005. Mr. Kenny holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Edinburgh.

Patrick Trippel

Mr. Patrick J. Trippel is Senior Vice President - Market Development of HB Fuller Company. He served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global General Industries, Henkel Corporation (global manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and surface treatments) from 2009-2011 and President and General Manager, Global Electronic Materials, Henkel Corporation from 2002-2009.

Robert Martsching

Mr. Robert J. Martsching has been appointed as Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller of HB Fuller Co., effective February 3, 2014. He has served as Director, Financial Planning & Analysis, for the Company since 2007.

Kevin Gilligan

Mr. Kevin M. Gilligan is Vice President, Global Operations of HB Fuller Company, since December 2011. He served as Vice President, Asia Pacific since March 2007 until November 2011.

Timothy Keenan

Mr. Timothy J. Keenan is Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of HB Fuller Company. He served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from December 2005 to December 2006. He was previously Deputy General Counsel, Assistant Corporate Secretary August 2004-December 2005 and Senior Attorney and Assistant Secretary, International Multifoods Corporation, 1991-August 2004.

Ann Parriott

Ms. Ann B. Parriott is Vice President - Human Resources of HB Fuller Company, since January 2006. Ms. Parriott served as Vice President, Applied Global Services, Applied Materials January 2004-January 2006, and Human Resources Manager, Intel Corporation November 2002-October 2003, and People Systems Manager, Intel Corporation June 2000-November 2002.

Thomas Handley

Mr. Thomas W. Handley serves as an Independent Director of HB Fuller Company. Mr. Handley has been with Ecolab since August 2003. Prior to his appointment as President and Chief Operating Officer of Ecolab Inc. in September 2012, Mr. Handley served in a variety of senior management positions of increasing responsibility at the senior vice president, executive vice president and business president levels, including leading strategic planning for the company and leading a number of its domestic and global industrial, foodservice, healthcare and service businesses. Before joining Ecolab, he held various management positions with The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) from 1981 to 2003, including serving as Vice President and General Manager for P&G’s paper products businesses in Japan and Korea and as a Vice President for Strategic Planning and Marketing of the Global Feminine Care business. Mr. Handley also managed various businesses in Mexico and Latin America for P&G. Mr. Handley brings a valuable operating perspective to our Board due to his broad experience in a variety of markets and businesses both domestically and internationally while at P&G and Ecolab. He also has experience with increasing Ecolab’s presence in new markets, something which is critical to H.B. Fuller’s growth strategy.

Maria Teresa Hilado

Ms. Maria Teresa Bernas Hilado is an Independent Director of H.B. Fuller Company, since October 1, 2013. Hilado Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer at PepsiCo, Inc., a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion. Business Experience: In her current role, which she has held since 2009, Ms. Hilado has global operating responsibility for the treasury organization of PepsiCo, including capital markets, cash management, international treasury, pensions, insurance and global procurement finance. Ms. Hilado has over 22 years of finance, treasury and strategic experience in large global public corporations across a variety of industries. Prior to joining PepsiCo in 2009, she served as the Vice President and Treasurer at Schering-Plough Corp., a pharmaceutical company now known as Merck & Co., from 2008 to 2009. She was responsible for the strategic oversight and direction for the global Treasury function. Ms. Hilado joined General Motors (GM) Corporation in 1990, spending 17 years in a variety of senior finance roles including Assistant Treasurer. In addition, she held a variety of positions in M&A, labor negotiations, and treasury. She also served as Chief Financial Officer of General Motors Acceptance Corporation Commercial Finance from 2001 to 2005. From May 2013 until August 2013, Ms. Hilado served on the board of directors of Bausch + Lomb. Ms. Hilado brings strategic leadership experience to our Board, providing our Board with her broad and extensive experience in the areas of corporate finance and treasury operations, skills that will be particularly helpful in her service on our Board’s Audit Committee.

J. Michael Losh

Mr. J. Michael Losh serves as an Independent Director of H.B. Fuller Company since 2001. Mr. Losh was the interim Chief Financial Officer of Cardinal Health, Inc., a provider of products and services for the health care market, located in Dublin, Ohio, from July 2004 to May 2005. He was the Chairman of Metaldyne Corporation (now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asahi Tec Corporation), a global designer and supplier of high quality, metal-formed components, assemblies and modules for the transportation industry headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, from 2000 to 2002. Prior to that position, Mr. Losh was employed by General Motors Corporation from 1964 to 2000. Mr. Losh brings a wealth of global operating, financial and accounting experience through his 36-year career at General Motors, where he held a variety of roles in the United States, Brazil and Mexico, including Chief Financial Officer from 1994 to 2000.

Dante Parrini

Mr. Dante C. Parrini has been appointed as an Independent Director of H.B. Fuller Co., effective 24 September 2012. Mr. Parrini joined P.H. Glatfelter in 1997, and is currently serving as its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2011, and Chairman of the Board since May 2011. He was previously Glatfelter’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2005 until 2010. As a result of his positions at Glatfelter, Mr. Parrini brings a broad range of management experience to our Board. In his different capacities at Glatfelter, he has had responsibility for worldwide operations (including global profit and loss), international and domestic sales, marketing, new product development, global supply chain management, information technology, human resources, and strategy and development.

Ann Simonds

Ms. Ann W.H. Simonds is an Independent Director of H.B. Fuller Company effective October 1, 2013. Ms. Simonds joined General Mills, Inc. in 1995 and is currently serving as Senior Vice President and President, Baking Products of General Mills, Inc., a role which she has held since 2012. In this role, she oversees General Mills’ Betty Crocker, Gold Medal, Bisquick and Pillsbury brands. Prior to this, Simonds was President of General Mills’ Pillsbury USA division from 2010 to 2012. From 2006 to 2010, she was president of the Baking Division and she was first named a corporate officer in 2002. Simonds’ career spans leadership roles of brands such as Betty Crocker, Cheerios, Wheaties and Yoplait as well as the role of general manager of the bakery and convenience store businesses. In addition, Simonds spent five years as a marketer for Johnson & Johnson in the U.S. and Europe before joining General Mills. Ms. Simonds brings with her a keen understanding of brand stewardship and global marketing. She is a seasoned leader who understands how to generate profitable growth and deliver value for customers and shareholders.

John van Roden

Mr. John C. Van Roden, Jr., serves as an Independent Director of H.B. Fuller Company since 2003. Mr. van Roden has served as Presiding Director of Airgas since 2010. Previously, he was Chairman of the Board of Airgas, Inc. from September 2010 through August 2011. Prior to this appointment, Mr. van Roden was a private investor. In February 2003, Mr. van Roden was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of P.H. Glatfelter Company, a global supplier of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials, and served in that capacity until January 2007, at which time he became a consultant to Glatfelter until 2009. Mr. van Roden brings a broad range of management and finance experience to our Board. During the course of his career, Mr. van Roden has held leadership roles in the finance area for a number of public companies, including as the Chief Financial Officer of P.H. Glatfelter Company, Conectiv, LLC (energy) and Lukens, Inc. (specialty steel manufacturer). This expertise, along with his extensive experience serving on the boards of several other public companies provides additional depth to our Board’s leadership and governance capabilities.

Maximillian Marcy

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