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People: LSI Industries Inc (LYTS.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gary Kreider

77 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

Dennis Wells

54 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ronald Stowell

65 1997 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer

John Bagwell

2015 President - Technology Segment

Jeff Croskey

2015 President of Graphics Segment

Shawn Toney

47 2015 President - Lighting Segment

Andrew Foerster

56 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Paul Foster

63 2015 Executive Vice President - LSI Business System and Human Resources

Sylvia Astrop

2015 Senior Vice President - Procurement

Steven Brunker

2015 Chief Information Officer

Jeff Bastian

2015 Vice President and Corporate Controller

John Myron

2015 Corporate Vice President - Manufacturing

Mark Serrianne

68 2015 Lead Independent Director

John Morgan

61 2016 Director

James Sferra

76 2015 Director

Robert Beech

62 2013 Independent Director

Dennis Meyer

81 2001 Independent Director

Wilfred O'Gara

58 1999 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gary Kreider

Mr. Gary P. Kreider is an Independent Chairman of the Board of LSI Industries Inc., since Nov, 2014. Mr. Kreider has been a Director since April 2002 and was elected Chairman in November 2014. For over five years Mr. Kreider has been a senior partner in the Cincinnati law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL, the Company’s outside counsel. His primary practice areas are securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate law, and he has been with Keating Muething & Klekamp since 1963. Effective October 1, 2005 Mr. Kreider no longer has a vote or partnership interest in the firm’s earnings although his affiliation with the firm continues. Mr. Kreider has been an Adjunct Professor of Law in securities regulation at the University of Cincinnati College of Law since 1977 and is a past Chairman of the Ohio State Bar Association Corporation Law Committee. The Board believes that Mr. Kreider’s legal experience as a prominent corporate and securities practitioner and his corporate and public-company board experience make him well qualified to sit on the Board, which must deal with the myriad issues presented by virtue of the Company being publicly-traded.

Dennis Wells

Mr. Dennis W. Wells is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of LSI Industries Inc. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer on October 1, 2014 and promoted to CEO on October 22, 2014. He was appointed President on October 29, 2014. Prior to his service with LSI, Mr. Wells served as the Chief Operating Officer of Glantz Dynamic Solutions, a privately-owned supplier of digital signage supplies and a division of N. Glantz & Son LLC, since 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Wells served as Chief Operating Officer of Fulham, Inc., a privately-owned global manufacturer and supplier of lighting solutions, from 2010 to 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Wells served as a Vice President and General Manager at Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc.

Ronald Stowell

Mr. Ronald S. Stowell is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer of LSI Industries, Inc. He has served as Chief Financial Officer since December 1992, and was appointed Treasurer in November 1993 and Vice President in November 1997. From 1985 to November 1992, Mr. Stowell served as Corporate Controller of Essef Corporation (a NASDAQ listed company), headquartered in Chardon, Ohio, a manufacturer of high performance composite and engineered plastics products.

John Bagwell

Jeff Croskey

Mr. Jeff A. Croskey is President of Graphics Segment of LSI Industries Inc. Mr. Croskey joins LSI with an extensive background in the signage and graphics industry. Prior to joining the Company he was Vice President of Creative Sign Designs of Tampa, FL. Previous employers include Image International Corp, McNichols Company, and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Mr. Croskey received an MBA from Wake Forest University Babcock School of Management with a concentration in Strategy and Finance; and graduated Cum Laude from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering.

Shawn Toney

Andrew Foerster

Mr. Andrew J. Foerster is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of LSI Industries Inc., effective March 2, 2015. From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Foerster served as Residential and Wiring Devices Division Engineering Director at Eaton Corporation. Before his service with Eaton, Mr. Foerster held various positions with Creative Energy Control LLC, Masco Technical Innovations, Piller Inc., Schneider Electric (Square D Company) and General Electric. Mr. Foerster began his career as a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Foerster received a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy; a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University; and an MBA from Marymount University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer. In conjunction with this hire, James P. Sferra, Executive Vice President - Manufacturing, will step into his consulting role, as planned. He and Mr. Foerster will work closely together in order to ensure a smooth transition.

Paul Foster

Mr. Paul T. Foster is Executive Vice President - LSI Business System and Human Resources of the company. Mr. Foster joined LSI on February 9, 2015 as Executive Vice President of LSI Business System and was appointed Secretary of LSI Industries in March 2015. Mr. Foster is responsible for the Lean Integration and Human Resources Department. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Foster served as Vice President Product Development and Vice President Supply Chain for Fulham Company, Inc. from 2010-2015. Prior to Fulham, Mr. Foster held the position of Vice President Sourcing for Acuity Brands Lighting from 1998-2008.

Sylvia Astrop

Steven Brunker

Jeff Bastian

John Myron

Mark Serrianne

Mr. Mark A. Serrianne is a Lead Independent Director of LSI Industries Inc. Mr. Serrianne has been a Director since August 2004. Mr. Serrianne retired as Chairman of Northlich, Inc. September 30, 2008 and was principal owner and Chief Executive Officer of Northlich from 1998 to January, 2008. Northlich is a privately held brand strategy, marketing communication and public relations company with headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Serrianne has held a number of positions with Northlich from 1974 through 1996 when he became President.

John Morgan

Mr. John K. Morgan is Director of the company. He served as Chairman, President and CEO of Zep Inc. from October 2007 until his retirement in June 2015. Prior to joining Zep, Mr. Morgan held several positions at Acuity Brands from 2001 through 2007, including Executive Vice President of Acuity Brands and President and CEO of Acuity Specialty Products.

James Sferra

Mr. James P. Sferra is Director of LSI Industries Inc, since 1976. Mr. Sferra has served as Corporate Vice President of Manufacturing from November 1989 to November 1992, and as Executive Vice President-Manufacturing from November 1992 to March 2015. Prior to that, he served as Vice President-Manufacturing of LSI Lighting Systems, a division of the Company. In 1996 he was appointed Secretary of the Company and served in that capacity until March 2015. The Board believes that Mr. Sferra is uniquely qualified to sit on the Board given his long-standing tenure with the Company and his familiarity with the integral manufacturing component of its operations.

Robert Beech

Mr. Robert P. Beech is Independent Director of LSI Industries Inc. Mr. Beech has substantial experience as a CEO and senior corporate executive, high-technology ventures and strategic initiatives. He is currently engaged as Entrepreneur-in-Residence for biosciences at CincyTechUSA. From 2004 through 2012 he was a senior executive at Intrexon Corporation, a privately held biotechnology company based in Maryland. Prior to 2003, he was CEO of Digineer, Inc., an international healthcare IT software and services company he founded in 1986 and led until 2002. At its peak the company employed over 140 information technology professionals. Bob received a BS degree in Biology from the University of Miami honors and privileged studies program, graduating magna cum laude. He performed post-graduate studies in microbiology at Florida State University and received a Medical Technology degree in conjunction with Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center. Bob is a long-standing member of the American Society of Clinical Pathology and was involved in clinical diagnostics prior to healthcare and biotechnology ventures.

Dennis Meyer

Mr. Dennis B. Meyer is an Independent Director of LSI Industries Inc., since August 2001. Mr. Meyer retired from the Board and Executive Committee of Midmark Corporation in January 2005. Mr. Meyer was Executive Vice President of Midmark Corporation from 1985 to 2001, and held several other executive and managerial positions during his 36 years with that company.

Wilfred O'Gara

Mr. Wilfred T. O'Gara is an Independent Director of LSI Industries Inc., since January 1999. Mr. O'Gara has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of The O'Gara Group, Inc., a security and defense related firm, since 2003. Mr. O’Gara has been identified as an “audit committee financial expert” under SEC guidelines given his understanding of accounting and financial reporting, disclosures and controls.
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