People: Koppers Holdings Inc (KOP)

KOP on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Hillenbrand

66 2010 Chairman of the Board, Lead Independent Director

Walter Turner

67 2004 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company and Koopers Inc.

Michael Zugay

62 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Leroy Ball

45 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Vice President

Steven Lacy

58 2004 Senior Vice President - Administration, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company and Koppers Inc.

Louann Tronsberg-Deihle

50 2008 Treasurer of the Company and Koppers Inc.

James Dietz

57 2011 Vice President - Global Business Services and Technology of Koppers Inc.

Joseph Dowd

53 2012 Vice President - North American Carbon Materials & Chemicals of Koppers Inc.

Daniel Groves

47 2011 Vice President - Human Resources of Koppers Inc.

Leslie Hyde

53 2005 Vice President - Safety and Environmental Affairs of Koppers Inc.

Thomas Loadman

59 1994 Vice President and General Manager - Railroad and Utility Products & Services of Koppers Inc.

Mark McCormack

54 2006 Vice President - Australian Operations of Koppers Inc.

Markus Spiess

53 2011 Vice President - Global Sales and Marketing, Global Carbon Materials & Chemicals of Koppers Inc.

James Sullivan

50 2014 Senior Vice President - Global Carbon Materials & Chemicals of Koppers Inc.

J. Robin Zhu

49 2013 Vice President - China Operations of Koppers Inc.

Cynthia Baldwin

69 2008 Independent Director

Sharon Feng

55 2009 Independent Director

Albert Neupaver

63 2009 Independent Director

Louis Testoni

64 2013 Independent Director

Stephen Tritch

64 2009 Independent Director

T. Michael Young

69 2006 Independent Director

Michael W. Snyder

Director of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

David Hillenbrand

Dr. David M. Hillenbrand, Ph.D. is Chairman of the Board, Lead Independent Director of Koppers Holdings Inc. Dr. Hillenbrand became a director of Koppers Holdings Inc. in November 2004 and has been a director of Koppers Inc. since February 1999. Dr. Hillenbrand served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, a non-profit organization, from July 2005 through February 2011 and returned to the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh in the same capacity in January 2013. Dr. Hillenbrand has proven experience and leadership within the specialty chemicals industry, having served in a number of senior management positions during his 27-year career with Bayer AG, a global enterprise providing products and services in the fields of health care, nutrition, high-tech materials and specialty chemicals. Dr. Hillenbrand retired from his most recent position with Bayer AG in August 2003, where he was Executive Vice President and a member of the executive committee and Labor Director of Bayer Polymers. Dr. Hillenbrand had previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bayer AG’s Canadian operations for eight years. Dr. Hillenbrand holds a Ph.D. in Germanics, which, combined with his experience at Bayer AG, gives him an international perspective on the company’s operations and growth strategy.

Walter Turner

Mr. Walter W. Turner is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Koppers Holdings Inc., and Koopers Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer and director of Koppers Inc., the company wholly-owned subsidiary, since February 1998. Prior to 1998, Mr. Turner held various senior management positions within Koppers Inc. since its inception in 1988, including Vice President and General Manager, Carbon Materials & Chemicals of Koppers Inc., Vice President and Manager, Marketing & Development, Industrial Pitches and Related Products of Koppers Inc. and Marketing Manager, Industrial Pitches and Creosote Oils of Koppers Inc.

Michael Zugay

Mr. Michael J. Zugay is Prior to joining Koppers, Mr. Zugay was Co-Chief Executive Officer/Chief Financial Officer of Michael Baker Corporation (“Michael Baker”), a provider of engineering design and related consulting services for public and private sector clients worldwide, from 2012 to 2014. From 2009 to 2014, Mr. Zugay served as Michael Baker’s Chief Financial Officer. Michael Baker was a publicly-traded company until 2013. Prior to joining Michael Baker in 2009, Mr. Zugay spent fourteen years with iGATE Corporation, a publicly-traded provider of Information Technology (“IT”) and IT enabled operations offshore outsourcing services, where he held positions of increasing responsibility, including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2008. Mr. Zugay earned a B.S. in Business Management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Leroy Ball

Mr. Leroy M. Ball is Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Koppers Holdings Inc., and Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. He is no longer Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Ball has served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Koppers Holdings Inc. and Koppers Inc. since August 2010. Prior to joining Koppers, Mr. Ball was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Calgon Carbon Inc., a provider of services, products and solutions for purifying water and air.

Steven Lacy

Mr. Steven R. Lacy is Senior Vice President - Administration, General Counsel and Secretary of Koppers Holdings Inc., and Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. He was elected Senior Vice President, Administration, General Counsel and Secretary in November 2004 and has been Senior Vice President, Administration, General Counsel and Secretary of Koppers Inc. since January 2004. Mr. Lacy had previously been elected Vice President, Law and Human Resources and Secretary of Koppers Inc. in July 2002.

Louann Tronsberg-Deihle

Ms. Louann E. Tronsberg-Deihle is Treasurer of Koppers Holdings Inc., and Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. In July 2008, Ms. Tronsberg-Deihle was appointed as Treasurer. Ms. Tronsberg-Deihle was the Assistant Treasurer and Risk Manager of WESCO Distribution Inc. (global provider of services and procurement solutions) from 1995 to June 2008.

James Dietz

Mr. James T. Dietz is Vice President - Global Business Services and Technology of Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc. He joined Koppers in 1995 and has held positions in operations and engineering. Most recently, he was Vice President, European Operations of Koppers Inc., beginning in January 2007.

Joseph Dowd

Mr. Joseph P. Dowd is Vice President - North American Carbon Materials & Chemicals of Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc. Prior to joining Koppers, Mr. Dowd was General Manager and Vice President of North American Recycling for Exide Technologies, Inc. (lead-acid battery manufacturing) from September 2010 to October 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Dowd was Global President and Chief Operating Officer of Silberline Manufacturing (specialty chemicals) from March 2005 to October 2009.

Daniel Groves

Mr. Daniel R. Groves is Vice President - Human Resources of Koppers Inc., subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc. Prior to joining Koppers Inc. in May 2011, Mr. Groves was Senior Vice President – HR Business Partner at PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (financial services) from May 2010 to April 2011. From April 2007 to July 2009, Mr. Groves was Vice President – Human Resources at Highmark, Inc. (health insurance). Prior to that, Mr. Groves served as Director of Compensation and HRIS from March 2005 to April 2007 of Highmark, Inc.

Leslie Hyde

Ms. Leslie S. Hyde is Vice President - Safety and Environmental Affairs of Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc. Prior to that date, Ms. Hyde held the position of Manager, Environmental Department of Koppers Inc. since 1999.

Thomas Loadman

Mr. Thomas D. Loadman is Vice President and General Manager - Railroad and Utility Products & Services of Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc.

Mark McCormack

Mr. Mark R. McCormack is Vice President - Australian Operations of Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc. Mr. McCormack had been elected Vice President - Global Marketing, Sales and Development, Carbon Materials & Chemicals of Koppers Inc. in February 2002.

Markus Spiess

Mr. Markus G. Spiess is Vice President - Global Sales and Marketing, Global Carbon Materials & Chemicals of Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc. Mr. Spiess had been Vice President, Global Supply, European Marketing and Sales, European Operations of Koppers Inc. since November 2007. From July 2007 through October 2007, Mr. Spiess was a Business Development Manager for L&M Rohstoffhandelsgesellschaft GmbH (ferroalloy and bulk trading). Prior to that, Mr. Spiess was the executive Vice President, Aromatics Division for Ruetgers Chemicals GmbH (coal tar distillation for chemical industry).

James Sullivan

Mr. James A. Sullivan is Senior Vice President - Global Carbon Materials & Chemicals of Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc. Prior to joining Koppers in June 2013, Mr. Sullivan was Senior Vice President, Americas of Calgon Carbon Corporation (“Calgon Carbon”), a provider of services, products and solutions for purifying water and air, since March 2012. In that position, Mr. Sullivan had responsibility for all manufacturing facilities in the U.S., as well as all marketing and sales of all products and services in North and South America. In addition, he oversaw Calgon Carbon’s research and development activities and had global responsibility for Calgon Carbon’s ultraviolet (UV) light business unit and Hyde Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of Calgon Carbon. During January and February 2012, he was Vice President, Americas of Calgon Carbon and from March 2010 to January 2012, he was the Vice President of Operations of Calgon Carbon. Mr. Sullivan was Vice President, UV and Corporate Business Development of Calgon Carbon from July 2008 to March 2010.

J. Robin Zhu

Mr. J. Robin Zhu is Vice President - China Operations of Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc. Mr. Zhu had previously been appointed Vice President, China Operations of Koppers Inc. in March 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Zhu served as Operations Manager, China Operations of Koppers Inc. from January 2010 to March 2011. From December 2007 to January 2010, Mr. Zhu served as General Manager of Koppers (China) Carbon & Chemical Co., Ltd.

Cynthia Baldwin

Justice Cynthia A. Baldwin is an Independent Director of Koppers Holdings Inc. Justice Baldwin became a member of our board of directors in February 2008. From February 2010 to July 2012, Justice Baldwin served as the Vice President and General Counsel of The Pennsylvania State University, a major public research university. An experienced board member, Justice Baldwin was Chair of the board of trustees of The Pennsylvania State University from 2004 to 2007, and a board member for 15 years before taking her position as Vice President and General Counsel. Justice Baldwin currently serves as a director of the Three Rivers Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors, a non-profit membership group for corporate board members, and as a director of Vibrant Pittsburgh, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing a more diverse workforce to Pittsburgh.

Sharon Feng

Dr. Sharon Feng, Ph.D. is an Independent Director of Koppers Holdings Inc., since May 6, 2009. Since September 2012, Dr. Feng has been the Executive Director of the University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering, an interdisciplinary research institute and academic unit of a private research university. From February 2010 to August 2012, Dr. Feng served as the Vice President of Business Development of the Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties Division of Bayer MaterialScience LLC, a global supplier of specialty chemicals. Prior to that, Dr. Feng was the Vice President, Industrial and Environmental Affairs/Logistics Management of Lanxess Corporation, a global manufacturer of high-quality products for the chemical, synthetic rubber and plastics industries, from January 2009 through January 2010 and the Vice President, Technical Services/Industrial and Environmental Affairs of Lanxess Corporation from August 2006 through December 2008, with responsibility for that company’s risk management and regulatory compliance. From February 2005 to August 2006, Dr. Feng served as the Vice President of Business Development, Coatings and Adhesives, Asia Pacific Region for Bayer MaterialScience LLC and from January 2004 to January 2005, Dr. Feng was the Director of Polyurethane Research, North America, for Bayer MaterialScience LLC. Dr. Feng holds a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry, which has provided her with a technical background and a strong expertise in the specialty chemicals industry.

Albert Neupaver

Mr. Albert J. Neupaver is an Independent Director of Koppers Holdings Inc. Mr. Neupaver became a member of our board of directors in August 2009. Since February 2006, Mr. Neupaver has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation, a public company and one of the world’s largest providers of value-added, technology-based equipment and services for the global rail industry. His operational knowledge and leadership skills are further demonstrated by his additional public company experience at AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, where he served as the President of the electromechanical group from 1998 to February 2006. Mr. Neupaver is also an experienced board member, having served as a director of Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation since 2006, and a director of Robbins & Myers, Inc., a public company and leading supplier of engineered equipment and systems, from January 2009 to February 2013. His other affiliations include service on the board of directors of the Carnegie Science Center and the board of trustees of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Mr. Neupaver’s experience as a chief executive officer allows him to better assess our operational risks and growth opportunities.

Louis Testoni

Mr. Louis L. Testoni is an Independent Director of Koppers Holdings Inc. Mr. Testoni became a director of Koppers Holdings Inc. in May 2013. Mr. Testoni has served as an executive in residence at the University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business, a major public university, since September 2012, a member of the board of advisors of ABARTA, Inc., a private holding company, since April 2011 and a member of the board of advisors of Henderson Brothers, Inc., a privately-held insurance agency, since December 2012. From September 2007 through June 2010, Mr. Testoni served as the Lake Erie Market Managing Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an international professional services firm.

Stephen Tritch

Mr. Stephen R. Tritch is an Independent Director of Koppers Holdings Inc., since May 6, 2009. Mr. Tritch retired from his position at Westinghouse Electric Company, a global provider of fuel, services, technology, plant design, and equipment for the commercial nuclear electric power industry, in June 2008, where he was the Chief Executive Officer since June 2002. While serving in that role, Mr. Tritch had oversight of that company’s operations, financial reporting and risk analysis. During his 37 years with Westinghouse Electric Company, Mr. Tritch held a number of management positions, including Senior Vice President Fuel Business Unit, Senior Vice President Integration and Senior Vice President Services Business Unit. His business acumen and proven leadership skills developed through years of managing this international organization provide the board with an executive and leadership perspective on the management and operations of a large company with global operations.

T. Michael Young

Mr. T. Michael Young is an Independent Director of Koppers Holdings Inc., since May 18, 2006. Mr. Young is an executive officer of, and since July 2006 has been a Managing Partner of, The CapStreet Group, LLC, a private equity firm that invests in lower-tier middle market companies.

Michael W. Snyder

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