People: Greif Inc (GEFb.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Gasser

63 2012 Chairman of the Board

David Fischer

52 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Lawrence Hilsheimer

57 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Peter Watson

58 2014 Chief Operating Officer

Gary Martz

56 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Addison Kilibarda

49 2014 Senior Vice President - Global strategy

Karen Lane

66 2007 Senior Vice President - People Services and Talent Development

Ivan Signorelli

62 2012 Senior Vice President and Group President, RIPS - EMEA and Asia, Fustiplast and EarthMinded LCS

Douglas Lingrel

50 2010 Vice President, Chief Information Officer

David Lloyd

45 2014 Vice President, Corporate Financial Controller

Christopher Luffler

39 2014 Vice President, Business Managerial Controller

Nadeem Ali

45 2012 Vice President, Treasurer

Timothy Bergwall

50 2014 Vice President, Division President - Paper Packaging

Daniel Lister

42 2014 Vice President, Division President - Flexible Products and Services

Sharon Maxwell

65 1997 Assistant Secretary

Vicki Avril

60 2004 Independent Director

Bruce Edwards

59 2006 Independent Director

Mark Emkes

62 2008 Independent Director

John Finn

67 2007 Independent Director

Daniel Gunsett

66 1996 Independent Director

Judith Hook

61 2003 Independent Director

John Mcnamara

50 2009 Independent Director

Patrick Norton

64 2003 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Gasser

Mr. Michael J. Gasser is Chairman of the Board of Greif Inc. From November 2011 until his retirement as an employee of the Company in November 2012, Mr. Gasser served as Executive Chairman. Mr. Gasser previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 1994 until October 2011 and as President from November 2006 until October 2007. Mr. Gasser was first elected an executive officer of the Company in 1988. He is a member of the Executive and Stock Repurchase Committees. He is the lead independent director and a member of the finance and compensation committees for Bob Evans Farms, Inc., a restaurant and food products company. Mr. Gasser also serves as a trustee of The Ohio State University, a director of the Battelle Memorial Institute and a trustee of The James Foundation for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. In nominating Mr. Gasser, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, his background, experience and judgment from working for the Company for over 30 years, his unique knowledge and understanding of the Company’s operations as Chief Executive Officer of the Company for more than 16 years, his experience as a director of a publicly traded restaurant and food products company, and his experience as a trustee of several institutions and foundations.

David Fischer

Mr. David B. Fischer is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Greif Inc. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company since November 2011 and as President since 2007. From 2007 to October 2011, Mr. Fischer also served as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Fischer served as Senior Vice President and Divisional President, Industrial Packaging & Services — Americas, which also included responsibility for Africa. He assumed additional responsibility for Australia and Asia in 2005 and 2006, respectively. He is a member of the Executive and Stock Repurchase Committees. He is also a director and member of the audit, compensation and executive committees of Balchem Corporation, a manufacturer of performance ingredients and products for the food, nutritional, feed, pharmaceutical and medical sterilization industries, and a director and member of the compensation committee of Ingredion Incorporated, a global manufacturer and supplier of starch and sweetener ingredients. In nominating Mr. Fischer, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, his background, experience and judgment from working for the Company as an executive officer and his unique knowledge and understanding of the Company’s operations as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company for four years and as Chief Executive Officer and his experience as a director of two publicly traded manufacturing companies.

Lawrence Hilsheimer

Mr. Lawrence A. is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Greif Inc. From April 2013 to April 2014, Mr. Hilsheimer was executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, a consumer lawn and garden products company. From August 2012 to March 2013, Mr. Hilsheimer was the president and chief operating officer of Nationwide Retirement Plans, a division of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, a diversified insurance and financial services company. From January 2010 to July 2012, Mr. Hilsheimer was the president and chief operating officer of Nationwide Direct & Customer Solutions, also a division of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. For the two years prior to that time, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. Prior to joining Nationwide, he was vice chairman and regional managing partner for Deloitte & Touche USA, LLP, a certified public accounting firm, which included serving on the board of directors of the Deloitte Foundation. Hilsheimer holds a BSBA degree from The Ohio State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Capital University Law School.

Peter Watson

Mr. Peter G. Watson has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer Greif Inc., effective Jan. 1, 2014. He has served as Chief Operating Officer since January 1, 2014. From September 2012 until December 31, 2013, Mr. Watson was the Vice President and Group President, Paper Packaging & Services, Global Sourcing and Supply Chain and Greif Business System. Since May 2013, Mr. Watson has also served as President of Soterra LLC, which operates the Company’s Land Management business segment. From January 2010 to September 2012, he served as Vice President and Division President, Paper Packaging & Services. Prior to January 2010 and for more than five years, Mr. Watson served as President of CorrChoice (a division of the Company).

Gary Martz

Mr. Gary R. Martz is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Greif Inc. From March 2014 until May 2014, Mr. Martz also served as Chief Administrative Officer. Since May 2014, Mr. Martz has assumed responsibility for the management of the Company’s real estate portfolio. From June 2005 until May 2013, Mr. Martz served as President of Soterra LLC, which operates the Company’s Land Management business segment. Prior to 2002, he was a partner in the law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP.

Addison Kilibarda

Mr. Addison P. Kilibarda is Senior Vice President, Global Strategy since September 2014 of Greif Inc. From September 2012 to August 2014, Mr. Kilibarda served as Vice President and Group President, RIPS — Americas, Container Life Cycle Management, Delta Companies Group and Greif Packaging Accessories. From May 2010 to September 2012, he served as Vice President and Division President, Rigid Industrial Packaging & Services — North America. From January 2008 to April 2010, Mr. Kilibarda served as Vice President GBS Worldwide. From August 2005 to December 2007, Mr. Kilibarda served as Vice President and General Manager, Greif Australia and New Zealand.

Karen Lane

Ms. Karen P. Lane is Senior Vice President - People Services and Talent Development of Greif Inc. She has served as Vice President and Corporate Controller since 2006, and in that capacity, is the chief accounting officer of the Company. He also served as Chief Information Officer from 2003 to 2009. Ms. Lane has announced that she plans to retire from the Company in 2015.

Ivan Signorelli

Mr. Ivan Signorelli is Senior Vice President and Group President, RIPS - EMEA and Asia,Fustiplast and EarthMinded LCS of Greif Inc. He has served as Senior Vice President and Group President, RIPS—EMEA and Asia, Fustiplast and EarthMinded LCS since September 2012. From 2007 to September 2012, Mr. Signorelli served as Divisional President, Industrial Packaging — Europe, Middle East, and Africa. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Signorelli served as Senior Vice President, Industrial Packaging — Europe. From 1997 to 2005, Mr. Signorelli served as the Strategic Business Unit Manager of Latin America for Industrial Packaging & Services. Mr. Signorelli has announced that he plans to retire from the Company in 2015.

Douglas Lingrel

Mr. Douglas W. Lingrel is Vice President, Chief Information Officer since February 2009 of Greif Inc. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Lingrel served as Vice President, Global Supply Chain Process and Administration.

David Lloyd

Mr. David Lloyd is Vice President, Corporate Financial Controller since April 2014 of Greif, Inc. Prior to that time, and for more than five years, he was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a certified public accounting firm.

Christopher Luffler

Mr. Christopher E. Luffler is Vice President, Business Managerial Controller since April 2014, of Greif, Inc. From January 2013 to April 2014, Mr. Luffler served as the Assistant Corporate Controller. From January 2012 to December 2012, Mr. Luffler assisted with the implementation and deployment of the Scalable Business Platform. From November 2009 to December 2011, he served as the Director of Financial Reporting. Prior to that time, and for more than five years, he worked at Ernst & Young, LLP, a certified public accounting firm. Luffler will be responsible for establishing effective practices and processes between the Corporate Financial Controller’s Department and the businesses and will ensure compliance by Greif’s business operations around the globe with GAAP, internal controls and local and statutory accounting requirements. The SBU Controllers will work with Luffler in a dual reporting role. Luffler will also oversee Capital Projects and Shared Services Americas.

Nadeem Ali

Mr. Nadeem S. Ali is Vice President, Treasurer since 2012 of Greif Inc. Prior to that time, and for more than five years, he was treasury director and financial controller at Cummins Inc., a manufacturer of engine products.

Timothy Bergwall

Mr. Timothy L. Bergwall is the Vice President, Division President - Paper Packaging since January 2014 of Greif, Inc. Prior to that time and for more than five years, Mr. Bergwall served as Vice President, Containerboard Mills.

Daniel Lister

Mr. Daniel R. Lister, Jr., is Vice President, Division President - Flexible Products and Services of Greif, Inc. From November 2011 to January 2014, he served as SBU Manager, Western Europe. In addition, from August 2010 to January 2014, Mr. Lister served as President of EarthMinded Life Cycle Services (the Company’s reconditioning business unit). From August 2009 until August 2011, Mr. Lister served as Director, Middle East Development. From 2007 until August 2009, Mr. Lister served as General Manager of the Delta Companies Group (the Company’s blending and filling business unit).

Sharon Maxwell

Ms. Sharon R. Maxwell is Assistant Secretary of Greif Inc. She has also served as Mr. Gasser’s Executive Assistant for a period of more than five years.

Vicki Avril

Ms. Vicki L. Avril is Independent Director of Greif Inc. She has been a director since 2004. From June 2008 until her resignation in September 2013, Ms. Avril was the Chief Executive Officer and President of TMK IPSCO, a manufacturer of steel and tubular products. She had been an executive officer of TMK IPSCO since 2004, including serving as its Chief Financial Officer. From 2001 until its sale in 2003, Ms. Avril was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wallace Computer Services, Inc., a print management company. She is a member of the Audit Committee. She is also a director and member of the audit, compensation and governance and nominating committees of Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc., a fabricator, distributor and processor of specialized copper and brass products in North America, and a director of Commercial Metals Company, a global manufacturer, recycler, marketer and distributor of steel and metal products, related materials and services worldwide. In nominating Ms. Avril, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, her background, experience and judgment as a chief financial officer and chief executive officer of a major manufacturing company and her experience as a director of two publicly traded manufacturing companies.

Bruce Edwards

Mr. Bruce A. Edwards is Independent Director of Greif Inc. He has been a director since 2006. From March 2008 until his retirement in October 2014, Mr. Edwards was on the Executive Management Board of Deutsche Post DHL, a global provider of mail and logistic services, with responsibility for running the supply chain operating unit of Deutsche Post DHL. From March 2007 until February 2008, Mr. Edwards was the Global Chief Executive Officer for DHL Supply Chain, a supply chain services division of a subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL. Prior to that time, and for more than five years, he was Chief Executive Officer of Exel Americas, a supply chain services subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL. He is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Edwards also serves as a director and member of the nomination and compensation committees of Ashtead PLC, a UK listed global equipment rental company and as director and member of the audit, remuneration and nomination committees of Synergy Health plc, a global provider of specialized outsourced services to healthcare providers. In nominating Mr. Edwards, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, his background, experience and judgment as an executive officer of a global supply chain services company and as a director of two publicly traded companies listed on the UK stock exchange.

Mark Emkes

Mr. Mark A. Emkes is Independent Director of Greif Inc. He has been a director since 2008. From January 2011 until May 2013, Mr. Emkes served as the Commissioner of Finance and Administration for the State of Tennessee. Previously, Mr. Emkes was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bridgestone Americas, Inc. and Bridgestone Americas Holdings, Inc., a tire and rubber manufacturing company for more than five years prior to his retirement from that position in February 2010. He was also the President of these companies from January 2009 until his retirement. He is a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Emkes also serves as director and a member of the audit and compensation committees of First Horizon National Corporation, which is the parent of First Tennessee Bank National Association. Mr. Emkes also serves as director and member of the compensation and director affairs/corporate governance committees of Clarcor, Inc. a diversified marketer and manufacturer of mobile, industrial and environmental filtration products and consumer packaging products. In addition, since August 2014, Mr. Emkes has served as director of Corrections Corporation of America, a prison operator and owner of correction and detention facilities. In nominating Mr. Emkes, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, his background, experience and judgment as a senior state government official, as the chairman, chief executive officer and president of a major manufacturing company and as a director of three publicly traded companies listed on the NYSE.

John Finn

Mr. John F. Finn is Independent Director of Greif Inc. He has been a director since 2007. For more than five years, he has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Gardner, Inc., a supply chain management company servicing industrial and consumer customers. He is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Finn also serves as a trustee and member of the governance committee of the J.P. Morgan Funds, a registered investment company. From January 1994 until November 2014, Mr. Finn served as a director and, most recently, as the presiding director and Chair of the nominating and governance committees of Cardinal Health, Inc., a healthcare services company. In nominating Mr. Finn, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, his background, experience and judgment as chief executive officer of a major distribution company and as a former presiding director of a Fortune 20 healthcare services company.

Daniel Gunsett

Mr. Daniel J. Gunsett is Independent Director of Greif Inc. He has been a director since 1996. For more than five years, he has been a partner with the law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP and held the position of managing partner of the firm’s Columbus, Ohio office until December 2012. He is a member of the Compensation, Executive, Nominating and Corporate Governance, and Stock Repurchase Committees. In nominating Mr. Gunsett, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, his background, experience and judgment as the managing partner of an office of a major national law firm.

Judith Hook

Ms. Judith D. Hook is Independent Director of Greif Inc. Ms. Hook has been a director since 2003. Ms. Hook has been an investor for more than five years. She is a member of the Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. Ms. Hook is the aunt of John W. McNamara. In nominating Ms. Hook, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, her unique knowledge and understanding of the Company’s business based on her life long affiliation with the Company.

John Mcnamara

Mr. John W. McNamara is Independent Director of Greif Inc. He has been a director since 2009. For more than five years, Mr. McNamara has been president and owner of Corporate Visions Limited, LLC, a provider of aviation management educational and training programs. He is a member of the Audit and Stock Repurchase Committees. Mr. McNamara is the nephew of Judith D. Hook. In nominating Mr. McNamara, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, his background, experience and judgment as owner and president of an aviation services company.

Patrick Norton

Mr. Patrick J. Norton is Independent Director of Greif Inc. Mr. Norton has been a director since 2003. From May 2000 until his retirement in January 2003, Mr. Norton served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, a consumer lawn and garden products company. He is a member of the Compensation and Executive Committees. For more than five years prior to January 2010, Mr. Norton served as a director of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. In nominating Mr. Norton, the Nominating Committee considered a number of factors including, but not limited to, his background, experience and judgment as an executive officer and director of a publicly traded manufacturing company.
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