People: Lindsay Corp (LNN)

LNN on New York Consolidated

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30 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Christodolou

52 2003 Presiding Independent Chairman of the Board

Richard Parod

60 2000 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Raabe

53 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

David Downing

58 2013 President – Irrigation Segment

Barry Ruffalo

43 2013 President - Infrastructure Segment

Robert Brunner

56 2013 Independent Director

Howard Buffett

59 2003 Independent Director

W. Thomas Jagodinski

57 2008 Independent Director

Michael Nahl

72 2003 Independent Director

Michael Walter

64 2009 Independent Director

William Welsh

72 2001 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Christodolou

Mr. Michael N. Christodolou is Presiding Independent Chairman of the Board of Lindsay Corp. He is the Manager of Inwood Capital Management, LLC, an investment management firm he founded in 2000. From 1988 to 1999, Mr. Christodolou was employed by Barbnet Investment Co., formerly Taylor & Co., an investment consulting firm providing services to certain entities associated with members of the Bass family of Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Christodolou previously served on the Board of Directors of XTRA Corporation from 1998 until 2001 when it was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Mr. Christodolou has been a director of the Company since 1999 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Richard Parod

Mr. Richard W. Parod is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Lindsay Corp. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Parod served as the Vice President and General Manager of Toro Irrigation, a division of The Toro Company, from 1997 to March 2000. From 1993 to 1997, he was an executive officer of James Hardie Irrigation, serving as President of that company from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Parod has also been a director of the Company since 2000 and is the only executive officer of the Company serving on the Board of Directors.

James Raabe

Mr. James C. Raabe is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Lindsay Corp. Prior to joining Lindsay and since April 1999, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Select Comfort Corporation. From September 1997 to April 1999, Mr. Raabe served as the Controller for Select Comfort Corporation. From May 1992 to September 1997, he served as Vice President – Finance of ValueRx, Inc., a pharmacy benefit management provider. Mr. Raabe held various positions with KPMG LLP from August 1982 to May 1992.

David Downing

Mr. David B. Downing is President – Irrigation Segment of Lindsay Corp. Between March 2008 and October 2013, Mr. Downing served as President – International operations of the Company. Between March 2009 and June 2011, Mr. Downing served as both Chief Financial Officer and President – International Operations of the Company. Previously he was Senior Vice President-Finance, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of the Company and held such positions from August 2004, when he joined the Company, to March 2008. Prior to August 2004, Mr. Downing served as the President of FPM L.L.C., a heat-treating company based in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, after joining that company in January 2001 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Mr. Downing served as Vice President and Controller for Thermo-King, which manufactured transport refrigeration equipment.

Barry Ruffalo

Mr. Barry A. Ruffalo is President - Infrastructure Segment of Lindsay Corp. Between March 2007 and October 2013, Mr. Ruffalo served as President – Irrigation Business of the Company. Prior to joining Lindsay and since February 2007, Mr. Ruffalo was most recently a Director of North American Operations for Joy Global Inc. Prior to that time and since 1996, Mr. Ruffalo held various positions of increasing responsibility with Case New Holland; the last five years were spent in Operations Management within the Tractor and the Hay and Forage divisions for both the Case IH and New Holland brands.

Robert Brunner

Mr. Robert E. Brunner is Independent Director of Lindsay Corp. He was appointed to the Board of Directors in June 2013 and will serve for a term expiring in 2015. Mr. Brunner was the Executive Vice President of Illinois Tools Works, Inc., a diversified manufacturer of advanced industrial technology, from 2006 until his retirement in 2012. Prior to that position, Mr. Brunner was President, Global Automotive Fasteners from 2005 to 2006 and President, North American Automotive Fasteners from 2003 to 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Brunner held a variety of positions within Illinois Tools Works, Inc. including general management, operations management and sales & marketing. Mr. Brunner currently serves on the board of directors of Leggett & Platt, Inc. and NN, Inc.

Howard Buffett

Mr. Howard G. Buffett is Independent Director of Lindsay Corp. He is the President of Buffett Farms, a commercial farming operation, and Chairman and CEO of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, a private charitable foundation. From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Buffett served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The GSI Group, a manufacturer of steel farm bins, commercial storage grain bins and grain silos. Prior to that time, he was the Corporate Vice President, Assistant to the Chairman and a director of the Archer Daniels Midland Company. Mr. Buffett currently serves as a director of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company and has previously served on the Board of Directors of ConAgra Foods, Inc., Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. and AgroTech Foods. Mr. Buffett also serves as a United Nations Ambassador Against Hunger and as trustee of various non-profit organizations.

W. Thomas Jagodinski

Mr. W. Thomas Jagodinski is Independent Director of Lindsay Corp. He is the retired President and Chief Executive Officer of Delta and Pine Land Company, a leader in the cotton seed industry. Mr. Jagodinski was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Delta and Pine Land Company from September 2002 until June 2007 when the company was acquired by another company. From 1991 to 2002, he served in various executive roles at Delta and Pine Land Company including Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Jagodinski currently serves on the Board of Directors and as Audit Committee Chair of Quinpario Acquisition Corp. and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Phosphate Holdings, Inc. Mr. Jagodinski previously served on the Board of Directors and as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Solutia Inc. from 2008 to 2012 when the company was acquired by another company. Mr. Jagodinski has been a director of the Company since 2008 and is the Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Michael Nahl

Mr. Michael C. Nahl is Independent Director of Lindsay Corp. He is the retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Albany International Corp., the world’s largest manufacturer of custom-designed engineered fabrics called paper machine clothing. Mr. Nahl joined Albany International Corp. in 1981 as Group Vice President, Corporate, served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1983 to 2005 and was appointed as Executive Vice President in 2005. Mr. Nahl retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Albany International Corp. in September 2009. Mr. Nahl currently serves as a director of Trans World Entertainment Corporation.

Michael Walter

Mr. Michael D. Walter is Independent Director of Lindsay Corp. He is the President of Mike Walter & Associates, a risk management consulting firm providing strategic guidance in general business and economic trends. Prior to forming Mike Walter & Associates in 2006, Mr. Walter served in various leadership positions with ConAgra Foods, a large agribusiness conglomerate headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, including his most recent position of Senior Vice President, Economic & Commercial Affairs. Mr. Walter also serves on the Board of Directors of AgroTech Foods and Richardson International. Mr. Walter previously served on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Board of Trade from 2000 until 2007.

William Welsh

Mr. William F. Welsh, II, is Independent Director of Lindsay Corp. He is the retired Chairman of Election Systems & Software, Inc., a provider of specialized election equipment and software. Mr. Welsh served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Election Systems & Software, Inc. from 1995 to 2002. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Welsh served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Election Systems & Software. Mr. Welsh currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ballantyne Strong Inc.

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