People: Hardwoods Distribution Inc (HWD.TO)

HWD.TO on Toronto Stock Exchange

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29 Aug 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

E. Lawrence Sauder

61 Independent Chairman of the Board

Robert Brown

2014 Acting Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Company Secretary

Daniel Besen

1995 Vice President, California

John Griffin

60 2012 Vice President, Paxton Group

Garry Warner

Vice President, Canada

Peter Bull

2013 Independent Director

Terry Holland

2011 Independent Director

William Sauder

2011 Independent Director

Graham Wilson

69 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

E. Lawrence Sauder

Mr. E. Lawrence Sauder is Independent Chairman of the Board of Hardwoods Distribution Inc. Mr. Sauder has since 2008 been the Non-Executive Chairman of, and from 2004 to 2008 was the Non-Executive Vice-Chairman of, International Forest Products Limited, a forest products company. Mr. Sauder also served as president of the Sauder Group, a manufacturer and distributor of building products, from 1988 to 2005. In such roles, Mr. Sauder is and was required to have an understanding of and assess, and supervise others who managed, compensation policies and practices.

Robert Brown

Mr. Robert J. Brown is Acting Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Company Secretary of Hardwoods Distribution Inc. Mr. Brown joined us in August 2004 as Vice President Finance and was appointed our Chief Financial Officer in November 2004. Mr. Brown was a manager in the Canadian Operations of Weyerhaeuser Company and MacMillan Bloedel Limited’s building products distribution businesses from 1998 to 2004. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Brown was the Director of Acquisitions for Wajax Limited, and prior to that worked at Deloitte & Touche in Vancouver, British Columbia, and at a predecessor firm to PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the United Kingdom. Mr. Brown is a chartered accountant, holds a chartered financial analyst designation, and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.

Daniel Besen

Mr. Daniel A. Besen is Vice President, California of Hardwoods Distribution Inc. Mr. Besen has been with us since 1984, when he joined our Northern California operations as a sales trainee. Mr. Besen has been Group Manager, Southern California since 1995. Between 1990 and 1994, he was the Group Manager, Pacific Northwest. Mr. Besen was the Branch Manager in San Diego from 1988 to 1990. Mr. Besen received a Bachelor of Arts degree (Mathematics) from the State University of New York, New York.

John Griffin

Mr. John P. Griffin is Vice President, Paxton Group of Hardwoods Distribution Inc. Mr. Griffin has been with us since 2012, when we acquired the business operations of Paxton. Mr. Griffin joined Paxton in 1993 and held progressively senior managerial positions prior to being named Vice President of Paxton in 2011.

Garry Warner

Mr. Garry W. Warner is Vice President, Canada of Hardwoods Distribution Inc. Mr. Warner has been with us since 1978, when he joined our branch in Edmonton as a sales trainee. Mr. Warner has been Group Manager, British Columbia located in Langley since 2001. Between 1994 and 2001, Mr. Warner was Group Manager, Alberta, during which time we opened branches in Edmonton, Lethbridge and Red Deer as well as in Regina and Saskatoon. From 1989 to 1994, Mr. Warner was the Branch Manager, Winnipeg. Between 1978 and 1988, Mr. Warner held progressively senior sales positions within our Calgary and then Edmonton branches, prior to a promotion to sales manager in Winnipeg in 1988.

Peter Bull

Mr. Peter M. Bull is Independent Director of Hardwoods Distribution Inc. Mr. Bull is the President of Blenheim Realty Ltd. (a commercial real estate business) and holds interests in a number of real estate and building material companies. In such roles, Mr. Bull is required to have an understanding of and assess, and supervise others who manage, compensation policies and practices.

Terry Holland

Mr. Terry M. Holland is Independent Director of Hardwoods Distribution Inc. Mr. Holland served from 1991 to 2004 as President of Trimin Capital Corp., a management and investments company, where he was required to have an understanding of and assess compensation policies and practices. Trimin’s business required Mr. Holland to also regularly analyze and review compensation policies and practices of other companies.

William Sauder

Mr. William L. Sauder is Independent Director of Hardwoods Distribution Inc. Mr. Sauder served until 2012 in a variety of operational roles, including, as Executive Vice President, at Sauder Industries Limited, a forest products company. In such roles, Mr. Sauder was required to have an understanding of and assess, and supervise others who managed, compensation policies and practices.

Graham Wilson

Mr. Graham M. Wilson is Independent Director of Hardwoods Distribution Inc. Mr. Wilson served from 1988 to March 2002 as Chief Financial Officer of Westcoast Energy Inc., a natural gas transmission and energy company. In such role, Mr. Wilson was required to have an understanding of and assess, and supervise others who managed, compensation policies and practices.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

E. Lawrence Sauder

--

Robert Brown

415,026

Daniel Besen

351,886

John Griffin

248,460

Garry Warner

391,866

Peter Bull

--

Terry Holland

--

William Sauder

--

Graham Wilson

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

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