People: Lancaster Colony Corp (LANC.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Gerlach

60 1997 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Douglas Fell

52 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary

Bruce Rosa

65 2003 Vice President - Development

James Bachmann

71 2007 Lead Independent Director

John Boylan

59 2014 Director

Neeli Bendapudi

51 2005 Independent Director

Kenneth Cooke

65 2010 Independent Director

Robert Fox

65 1991 Independent Director

Alan Harris

60 2008 Independent Director

Zuheir Sofia

70 1998 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Gerlach

Mr. John B. Gerlach is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Lancaster Colony Corp. Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Corporation since 1997. Mr. Gerlach brings significant leadership and operational management experience to the Board. Mr. Gerlach has demonstrated strong executive leadership skills through over 30 years of executive officer service with the Corporation, including over 15 years as CEO. Mr. Gerlach is the Corporation’s longest serving director. This experience, combined with his service on the board of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated and numerous non-profit organizations provide Mr. Gerlach with vast board level leadership capabilities. Perhaps most importantly, Mr. Gerlach’s significant ownership interest in the Corporation assures that top leadership is directly aligned with the interest of our shareholders.

Douglas Fell

Mr. Douglas A. Fell is appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary of Lancaster Colony Corp., effective July 1, 2014. Mr. Fell has been with the Company since 1993, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Finance of the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, T. Marzetti Company (“T. Marzetti”), since 2012, in which capacity he oversaw T. Marzetti’s finance and information technology functions. Between 2010 and 2011, Mr. Fell served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Development of T. Marzetti, in which capacity he oversaw T. Marzetti’s information technology and ERP functions. Between 2008 and 2010, Mr. Fell served as Senior Vice President of Operations of T. Marzetti, in which capacity he oversaw T. Marzetti’s information technology and plant operations functions. Mr. Fell also served as the Company’s Corporate Controller from 1993 to 1996. Prior to his employment with the Company, Mr. Fell was a Senior Audit Manager with Deloitte and Touche.

Bruce Rosa

Mr. Bruce L. Rosa is Vice President - Development of Lancaster Colony Corp., and President of T. Marzetti Company, a food processing subsidiary of Lancaster Colony Corp. He is President of T. Marzetti Company, a food processing subsidiary of the Corporation, since 2003, and Vice President - Development of the Corporation since 1998.

James Bachmann

Mr. James B. Bachmann is Lead Independent Director of Lancaster Colony Corp. He served as Managing Partner of the Columbus, Ohio office of Ernst & Young LLP, a registered independent public accounting firm, from 1992 to 2003. Mr. Bachmann’s significant public company accounting and financial experience has been immensely valuable to the Corporation and to the Audit Committee. He is also a director of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. and chair of its audit committee, providing additional experience overseeing the issues that face public companies operating in retail markets.

John Boylan

Mr. John L. Boylan is Director of Lancaster Colony Corp. John L. Boylan has been retired from full-time employment since August 2014. He served as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Assistant Secretary of the Corporation from 1996 to 2014; and Treasurer of the Corporation from 1990 to 2014. Mr. Boylan served as an employee of the Corporation for 28 years. Mr. Boylan has extensive leadership and financial management experience with the Corporation. Mr. Boylan provides the Board with valuable insight into a management’s perspective with respect to the Corporation’s operations. Mr. Boylan has been a director of the Corporation for 16 years.

Neeli Bendapudi

Ms. Neeli Bendapudi is an Independent Director of Lancaster Colony Corp. Neeli Bendapudi currently serves as Dean of the School of Business of the University of Kansas and has held that position since July 2011. She also served as Professor/Associate Professor of Marketing at The Ohio State University from 1996 to 2007 and from October 2008 to July 2011; and Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer of Huntington National Bank from April 2007 until October 2008. Ms. Bendapudi’s extensive knowledge of marketing, brand strategies and consumer behavior provides considerable benefit in the Board’s oversight of our retail marketing strategies in the Specialty Foods segment. As an educator, Ms. Bendapudi adds to the diversity of experience the Corporation values in its leadership.

Kenneth Cooke

Mr. Kenneth L. Cooke is an Independent Director of Lancaster Colony Corporation. Director, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Intermedix Corporation, a leading provider of technology-enabled solutions for America’s health and safety net, since March 2008; Global Chief Information Officer of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), a registered independent public accounting firm, from July 2001 to March 2008; and Partner, PwC from 1986 to March 2008. Mr. Cooke has over 30 years of experience in public accounting during which time he advised and was involved in the auditing of a variety of public and private companies. At PwC, Mr. Cooke served in a variety of senior US and Global leadership positions specializing in tax, audit and other accounting and consulting services. Mr. Cooke also has significant experience in information technology and business process optimization as well as mergers and acquisitions and has worked with other food businesses. His current position provides additional experience as an operations officer and director. The breadth and depth of his experience enables Mr. Cooke to provide significant contributions to the Board.

Robert Fox

Mr. Robert L. Fox is an Independent Director of Lancaster Colony Corp. Financial Adviser for Wells Fargo Advisors, a stock brokerage firm, since July 2008; Financial Adviser for A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., a stock brokerage firm, from 2005 to July 2008; and Financial Adviser for Advest, Inc., a stock brokerage firm, from 1978 to 2005. Mr. Fox has over 30 years of experience in the securities industry analyzing and evaluating the financial, operational, and managerial capabilities of public companies. This experience enables Mr. Fox to better view the Corporation from a shareholder’s perspective and contribute that perspective to the Board. As a member of the Board for over 20 years, Mr. Fox demonstrates an extensive knowledge of our business, our history, and the markets we serve. Mr. Fox’s significant ownership interest in the Corporation assures that his interests are directly aligned with those of our shareholders.

Alan Harris

Mr. Alan F. Harris is an Independent Director of Lancaster Colony Corp. He is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Customer Officer of Kellogg Company, a food products company, from 2003 to 2007; and Executive Vice President and President, Kellogg Company International Division from 2000 to 2003. With over 23 years of experience at Kellogg in a variety of positions, Mr. Harris possesses extensive domestic and international experience in the retail food industry, as well as considerable consumer marketing expertise. In addition, Mr. Harris embodies many other desirable qualities that contribute to the leadership of the Corporation, including strong general management breadth and experience and significant strategic acumen. Mr. Harris has made significant contributions in key areas of oversight, including strategic planning, risk assessment and product development.

Zuheir Sofia

Mr. Zuheir Sofia is an Independent Director of Lancaster Colony Corp. Zuheir Sofia currently serves as Chairman, President, & CEO of Business Bank of Florida, Corp., a bank holding company, and as Director of Florida Business Bank, a community bank, and has held those positions since April 2007. He also currently serves as Chairman of Sofia & Company, Inc., a financial advisory firm, and has held that position since 1998. Mr. Sofia served as President, Chief Operating Officer, Director and Treasurer of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated, a financial holding company, from 1984 to 1998 and also served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at The Ohio State University. Mr. Sofia’s extensive leadership experience with Huntington, Sofia & Company and Business Bank of Florida, Corp. has allowed him to bring to the Board his demonstrated management ability at the executive level. Mr. Sofia has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, treasury, capital markets and asset liability management. Mr. Sofia’s attributes also include financial, strategic planning, risk management and operation expertise. The depth and knowledge of Mr. Sofia’s current and past service as a director of several public and private companies and as chairman and board member of several non-profit organizations provides an invaluable expertise and insight to the Board.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

John Gerlach

1,354,890

Douglas Fell

--

Bruce Rosa

1,091,620

James Bachmann

--

John Boylan

1,195,330

Neeli Bendapudi

--

Kenneth Cooke

--

Robert Fox

--

Alan Harris

--

Zuheir Sofia

--
As Of 29 Jun 2014

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

John Gerlach

50,000 638,875

Douglas Fell

0 0

Bruce Rosa

36,538 499,115

James Bachmann

0 0

John Boylan

35,346 540,130

Neeli Bendapudi

0 0

Kenneth Cooke

0 0

Robert Fox

0 0

Alan Harris

0 0

Zuheir Sofia

0 0
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