People: Headwaters Inc (HW)

HW on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kirk Benson

64 1999 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Donald Newman

50 2010 Chief Financial Officer

William Gehrmann

58 2004 President of Headwaters Resources, Inc

Murphy Lents

63 2012 President - Headwaters Stone Division

Brent Spann

42 2014 President, Headwaters Stone Division

Bobby Whisnant

57 2012 President - Headwaters Block Division

Harlan Hatfield

54 1999 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Thomas Chieffe

57 2014 Director

Sharon Madden

Vice President of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Kirk Benson

Mr. Kirk A. Benson is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Headwaters Incorporated. Kirk A. Benson has served as a Director of Headwaters since January 1999 and as Chairman and CEO since April 1999. Mr. Benson was Senior Vice President of Foundation Health Systems, Inc., one of the nation's largest publicly traded managed healthcare companies. Mr. Benson was with Foundation Health Systems and its predecessors for approximately ten years, holding various positions including president and chief operating officer for commercial operations, general counsel, and senior vice president for development with responsibility for merger and acquisition activity. He also holds a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Denver, and a Master of Accountancy and Juris Doctorate from Brigham Young University. Mr. Benson to communicate relevant information about Headwaters to the Board efficiently and effectively. He has extensive operational experience that provides the Board with timely and valuable insights into Company financial reports, opportunities, and risks. Mr. Benson's broad education and experience in business, tax, accounting, and law allow him to contribute to a wide variety of Board processes and decisions.

Donald Newman

Mr. Donald P. Newman is Chief Financial Officer of Headwaters Inc. Donald P. Newman was appointed as our Chief Financial Officer on December 8, 2010. Mr. Newman served as Interim Chief Financial Officer or Vice President—Corporate Controller of Boart Longyear Limited from October 2006 to December 2010. Boart Longyear is the world's leading integrated drilling services and minerals industry manufacturing company providing goods and services to mining companies. From January 2004 to October 2006, Mr. Newman was Vice President—Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of ACI Worldwide, Inc., a provider of electronic payment software and services, and prior to that time served in various financial positions with NRG Energy, Inc. Mr. Newman graduated from the University of Minnesota (Duluth) in 1987.

William Gehrmann

Mr. William H. Gehrmann, III is President of Headwaters Resources, Inc., susidiary of Headwaters Inc. William H. Gehrmann, III was appointed President of Headwaters Resources, Inc. in October 2004. Mr. Gehrmann has been with Headwaters Resources and its predecessors since 1985 and was appointed Senior Vice President, Operations in 2004 and was Senior Vice President, Southern Region for the previous five years. During his time with Headwaters Resources, Mr. Gehrmann has been responsible for the development of new products utilizing coal combustion products, the construction and operation of hazardous and non-hazardous waste landfills, and the design and operation of material handling systems. Mr. Gehrmann has worked in the coal combustion products industry since 1985 where he has received a patent, authored numerous technical papers, and developed new products utilizing CCPs. Mr. Gehrmann graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984 with a B.S. degree in Architectural Engineering, with specializations in structural engineering and construction management.

Murphy Lents

Mr. Murphy K. Lents is the President, Headwaters Stone Division of Headwaters Inc. Murphy K. Lents was appointed President of Headwaters Stone Division in April 2008. Mr. Lents joined Headwaters as President of Headwaters Construction Materials in July 2004 following Headwaters' acquisition of Southwest Concrete Products, LP, a company Mr. Lents co-founded in 1997 which grew to become a large concrete products company in Texas. Prior to 1997, Mr. Lents co-founded and was President of Independent Gas Company, a retail propane distributor in Texas, for four years, worked as chief financial officer of a Houston real estate developer for six years, was an executive with Beacon Management, a venture capital firm, for two years, and was employed in banking for five years with J.P. Morgan and Company. Mr. Lents received his B.A. degree from Rice University in English and Spanish Literature in 1973 and his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1975.

Brent Spann

Mr. Brent A. Spann is President of the Headwaters Stone Division in August 2014. Mr. Spann joined Headwaters in July 2004 as Vice President of Marketing & Product Development for Eldorado Stone and his most recent position was Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Headwaters Stone Division. Mr. Spann played an instrumental role in the development and introduction of numerous new products and brand extensions. His industry-leading market and brand strategies for Eldorado Stone contributed to securing a leading market position in the manufactured stone industry. Prior to joining Headwaters, Mr. Spann was employed by Dacor Appliances as Marketing/Brand Manager and a member of the Senior Management Strategy Team. Mr. Spann received his B.S. degree in Business Administration with specializations in Marketing & Professional Selling from California Polytechnic University in 1995.

Bobby Whisnant

Mr. Bobby L. Whisnant is President - Headwaters Block Division of Headwaters Inc. Mr. Whisnant has more than 35 years of experience in the concrete products industry. In 1997, Mr. Whisnant co-founded and was Vice President of Southwest Concrete Products, LP, which was acquired by Headwaters in July 2004 and which is now a leading concrete products company in Texas. Prior to 1997, Mr. Whisnant held the position of Vice-President at Cordell Brick, a concrete masonry and brick manufacturer, and worked as Vice-President at Eagle Lake Concrete, another concrete masonry manufacturer. Mr. Whisnant is responsible for directing Headwaters' Block Division operations in the Texas and Louisiana markets, and has been instrumental in the introduction of new leadership strategies, new product lines, business acquisitions and other market expansions. Mr. Whisnant attended Alpena Community College and holds several certifications from leading concrete technology institutions. He sits on the boards of directors for the National Concrete Masonry Association and the Texas Masonry Council, and is a board member of the Concrete Products Group.

Harlan Hatfield

Mr. Harlan M. Hatfield is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Headwaters Incorporated. He has served as Corporate Counsel since October 1996, as Vice President and General Counsel since July 1998 and as Secretary since July 1999. His activities with us have included project development, intellectual property, licensing, strategic business acquisitions, divestitures, and debt and equity financings. As General Counsel he oversees the legal staff and outside legal counsel, litigation, regulatory issues, contracts and other legal matters. Prior to his employment with us, he was in private practice at the Seattle law firm of Oles, Morrison and Rinker for more than nine years where he was a partner. Mr. Hatfield obtained a B.A. degree in Public Policy from Brigham Young University in 1984 and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota in 1987.

Thomas Chieffe

Mr. Thomas N. Chieffe is Director of HEADWATERS INCORPORATED., effective October 1, 2014. Mr. Chieffe has over 20 years of building products experience and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of RSI Cabinets, a division of RSI Home Products, Inc. Prior to joining RSI Cabinets, he was an Operating Executive for Oaktree Capital, a global asset management firm. Previously, Mr. Chieffe served as President and CEO of Associated Materials Incorporated, a producer and distributor of windows, siding and other building products. Before his time with Associated Materials, Mr. Chieffe held various executive positions with Masco Corporation, including Group Vice President of the Retail Cabinet Group. He currently sits on the board of directors for Knape and Vogt and Dayton Superior Corporation. He graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Sharon Madden

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Kirk Benson

9,317,590

Donald Newman

1,751,840

William Gehrmann

722,226

Murphy Lents

844,439

Brent Spann

--

Bobby Whisnant

--

Harlan Hatfield

1,233,380

Thomas Chieffe

--

Sharon Madden

--
As Of  29 Sep 2014

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