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HB Fuller Co (FUL.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lee Mitau

67 2006 Independent Chairman of the Board

James Owens

51 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

R. Van Sant

77 2011 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

John Corkrean

49 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

James Giertz

58 2016 Executive Vice President - Strategy

Traci Jensen

49 2013 Senior Vice President, Americas Adhesives

Steven Kenny

54 2015 Senior Vice President - Emerging Markets

Patrick Kivits

48 2015 Senior Vice President, EIMEA

Hassan Rmaile

38 2015 Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Vice President

Timothy Keenan

58 2006 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Ann Parriott

57 2006 Vice President - Human Resources

Heather Campe

42 2014 Vice President, Asia Pacific

Elin Gabriel

52 2014 Vice President, Global Operations

Thomas Handley

61 2010 Independent Director

Maria Hilado

51 2013 Independent Director

J. Michael Losh

69 2001 Independent Director

Dante Parrini

51 2012 Independent Director

Ann Simonds

52 2013 Independent Director

John van Roden

67 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 H.B. 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 nineteen 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 H.B. 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.

R. Van Sant

Mr. R. William Van Sant is Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of H.B. Fuller Company. 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. Mr. Van Sant has also been a Special Advisor at Yukon Partners II, L.L.C., a mezzanine fund based in Minneapolis, MN, since July 2014. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Technics Industries (a tooling platform company), a director of Rush-Overland (provider of fluid heating, pumping and transportation equipment for the oil and gas industry), and as a director of JPW Industries, a machine tool manufacturer, three 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.

John Corkrean

Mr. John J. Corkrean has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company., effective May 17, 2016. Corkrean joins H.B. Fuller from Ecolab Inc., where he has built a successful 17-year track record of leadership in all areas of financial management and controls. Most recently, he was the senior vice president of Finance for their Global Energy Services sector. During his career at Ecolab, he served as the company's senior vice president and corporate controller, vice president and corporate treasurer, and other significant financial and commercial roles. He also was instrumental in the integration of both the Nalco and Champion acquisitions. Corkrean earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Iowa and a master's in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

James Giertz

Mr. James R. Giertz is Executive Vice President - Strategy of the Company. He is no longer Chief Financial Officer of H.B. Fuller Company., effective May 17, 2016. He served as Senior Vice President from 2008 to 2013. 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 H.B. Fuller Company, since November 2013. 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 of Emerging Markets of H.B. Fuller Company, since June 2015. He served as Senior Vice President, Europe, India, Middle East and Africa from October 5, 2009 to June 2015. 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 Kivits

Mr. Patrick M. Kivits is Senior Vice President, EIMEA (Europe, India, Middle East, Africa) of the company since September 2015. He is part of Henkel Corporation between 2008 and 2015 as Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Packaging, Consumer Goods and Construction Adhesives for North America and Latin America North, Bridgewater, N.J. (2013-2015); Vice President, Packaging and Construction Adhesives - Europe, Düsseldorf, Germany (2011-2013) ; Business Director, Pressure Sensitive Adhesives – Europe, Middle East and Africa, Düsseldorf, Germany (2008-2011). He is associated with National Adhesives from 2000 to 2008 as Business Director, Pressure Sensitive Adhesives – Europe, Middle East and Africa, Kleve, Germany (2007-2008); Purchasing Manager, Geleen, Netherlands (2006-2007); Site Manager/Supply Chain Manager, Geleen, Netherlands (2001-2006); Project Manager, Sempach, Switzerland (2000-2001). He worked with Royal Haskoning B.V. from 1994 to 2000 as Project Manager, Nijmegen, Netherlands (1994-2000). He holds an MBA from Henley Business School, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom and M.S. from Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Hassan Rmaile

Mr. Hassan Rmaile is Vice President, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer of the company since 2015. He served as Chief Technology & Innovation Officer from 2012 to 2015. He is part of Ashland Inc. from 2008 to 2012 as Global Vice President, Growth Platforms, Wilmington, Del. (2011-2012); Global Business Director, Pharmaceuticals, Food and Personal Care, Wilmington, Del. (2009-2010); Global Industry Manager, Pharmaceuticals, Food and Personal Care, Wilmington, Del. (2008-2009). He worked with Hercules Inc. from 2004 to 2008 as Global New Products Manager, Pharmaceuticals, Food and Personal Care, Wilmington, Del. (2007-2008); Team Leader at Aqualon, A Division of Hercules Incorporated, Wilmington, Del. (2004-2006); Florida State University (2000-2004); Research Associate, Center for Materials Research and Technology (MARTECH), Tallahassee, Fla. (2000-2004). He received Ph.D. in Chemistry from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla., U.S. He holds an MBA degree in Finance from University of Delaware, Newark, Del, U.S. and B.S. in Chemistry from American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.

Timothy Keenan

Mr. Timothy J. Keenan is Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of H.B. Fuller Company., since 2006. 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 H.B. 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.

Heather Campe

Ms. Heather Campe is Vice President of Asia Pacific Division since June 2014 of the company. She is Vice President and General Manager of Asia from January 2013 to May 2014. From November 2010 to January 2013 she is Director of Business Nonwoven. She is Director of Business Envelope, Graphic Arts & Tobacco from March 2009 to October 2010. She is New Market Development Manager, Henkel Adhesives, Dusseldorf, Germany (2008-2009) Global EASY-PAC Manager, National Adhesives, Slough, U.K. (2007-2008) Marketing Manager, Packaging, National Adhesives, Cincinnati, Ohio (2004-2007) Inside Sales Manager, National Adhesives, Cincinnati, Ohio (2001-2004) Sales Representative, National Adhesives, Cincinnati, Ohio (2001) Technical Service Representative, National Adhesives, Cincinnati, Ohio (1996-2001). She holds an M.B.A. from University of Cincinnati College of Business, Cincinnati, Ohio and a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

Elin Gabriel

Ms. Elin Gabriel is Vice President, Global Operations of the company since June 2014. She is Chief Operating Officer, Norwich, N.Y. (2010-2013) of Alvogen. She worked with Teva Pharmaceuticals between 2008 and 2010 as Senior Vice President, Croatia Operations & Pliva – Teva Operations Integration, Zagreb, Croatia from 2009 to 2010; Senior Vice President, European Product Supply, Pliva Pharmaceuticals, Zagreb, Croatia since 2008. She is part of Actavis Group Pharmaceuticals between 2004 and 2007 as Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain Strategy & W-EUR Operations, Reykjavik, Iceland (2006-2007); Executive Vice President, US & W-EUR Operations, Reykjavik, Iceland (2006); Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Process Improvement, Lincolnton, N.C. and Cranford, N.J. (2004-2005). She worked with Honeywell International, Inc. from 1989 to 2003 as Director of Operations, Performance Products, Raleigh, N.C. (2003); Plant Manager, Performance Fibers, Moncure, N.C. (2001-2003); Plant Manager, Engineered Applications and Solutions, Sparta, Tenn. (1997-2001); Operations Manager, Textile Nylon Fibers, Columbia, S.C. (1997); Operational Excellence Leader, Performance Polymers Division, Colonial Heights, Va. (1996-1997); Operations Manager, CoProducts – Chemical Intermediates, Hopewell Plant, Hopewell, Va. (1994-1996); Production & Process Engineer – Chemical Intermediates, Hopewell Plant, Hopewell, Va. (1989-1994). She is associated with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Manufacturing Engineer, Austin Fabrication Unit, Austin, Texas (1985-1989). She holds an M.B.A. from The College of William and Mary, The Mason School of Business, Williamsburg, Va. and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.

Thomas Handley

Mr. Thomas W. Handley is Independent Director of H.B. 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 Hilado

Ms. Maria Teresa Bernas Hilado is an Independent Director of H.B. Fuller Company. In December 2014, Ms. Hilado joined Allergan plc, where she leads the global finance and information technology teams and has oversight over Systems, Treasury, Control, Audit and Tax, to name a few. Prior to December 2014, Ms. Hilado served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer at PepsiCo, Inc., a position which she held since 2009. During her time at PepsiCo, Ms. Hilado had 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 23 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. She also has demonstrated business acumen, global experience and strategic insight, skills that greatly enhance our Board.

J. Michael Losh

Mr. J. Michael Losh is Independent Director of H.B. Fuller Company. Mr. Losh has been the non-executive Chairman of MASCO Corporation, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products, since 2015. He 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. He also contributes extensive audit committee and corporate governance expertise, gained through his service on several other public company boards. During his fifteen years of service on our Board, Mr. Losh has developed an in-depth knowledge of our company and its businesses. He served as director of Prologis, Inc., Aon plc, and MASCO Corporation.

Dante Parrini

Mr. Dante C. Parrini is Independent Director of H.B. Fuller Company. Mr. Parrini joined P.H. Glatfelter in 1997, and is currently serving as its Chairman 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. 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., is Independent Director of H.B. Fuller Company. Mr. van Roden is a Director of Airgas, Inc., the largest U.S. distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods, such as welding equipment and supplies. He served as Presiding Director of Airgas, Inc. from 2010 to 2014 and 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. During his thirteen years of service on our Board, Mr. van Roden is a Director of Airgas, Inc. and Horsehead Corporation.

Maximillian Marcy