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Metaldyne Performance Group Inc (MPG)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kevin Penn

54 2014 Chairman of the Board

Douglas Grimm

54 2015 President, Chief Operating Officer

George Thanopoulos

52 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mark Blaufuss

48 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Thomas Dono

2016 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Russell Bradley

55 2015 Executive Vice President - Sales

Gary Ford

43 2016 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Loren Easton

36 2014 Director

Michael Fisch

53 2014 Director

Nick Bhambri

52 2014 Independent Director

William Jackson

55 2014 Independent Director

John Smith

67 2014 Independent Director

Jeffrey Stafeil

47 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kevin Penn

Mr. Kevin S. Penn is the Chairman of the Board of Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. Mr. Penn is the Chairman of our board of directors. Mr. Penn is also a Managing Director of American Securities, having joined in 2009. Prior to joining American Securities, he founded and led ACI Capital Co., LLC. Prior thereto, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for a family investment office, First Spring Corporation, where he managed private equity, direct investment and public investment portfolios. Earlier in his career, Mr. Penn was a Principal of the private equity firm Adler & Shaykin and was a founding member of the Leveraged Buyout Group at Morgan Stanley & Co. He was previously Chairman of Metaldyne, Grede and HHI, and is currently the Chairman of the boards of Frontier Spinning Mills, Learning Care Group and Presidio. He is also a board member of Unified Logistics and Cornhusker Energy Lexington Holdings. He also serves on the board of Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Medicine, and he serves as Chairperson of the Board of Overseers of University of Pennsylvania School of Design and as Governor/Overseer of Hebrew Union College. Mr. Penn holds a B.S. degree in Economics from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Douglas Grimm

Mr. Douglas J. Grimm has been appointed as President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Grimm previously served as Co- President of MPG since August 4, 2014 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Grede since February 2010. Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Citation Corporation, a foundry that manufactures components for the transportation and industrial markets, from January 2008 to February 2010. Prior to co-founding Grede Holdings LLC, Mr. Grimm served as Vice President—Global Ford, Materials Management, Powertrain Electronics & Fuel Operations of Visteon Corporation, a global automotive supplier that manufactures climate, electronics, and interior products for vehicle manufacturers, from 2006 to 2008. Prior to that time, Mr. Grimm spent five years at Oldco M Corporation (the former Metaldyne Corporation) as a Vice President in various executive positions, including commercial operations, General Manager of forging and casting operations, as well as having responsibility for global purchasing and quality. Before joining Oldco M Corporation in 2001, Mr. Grimm was with Dana Corporation, a worldwide supplier of drivetrain, sealing and thermal management components and systems in 1998 and served as Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing. Prior to that, Mr. Grimm spent 10 years at Chrysler Corporation in various purchasing management positions. Mr. Grimm is the immediate past Chairman of the Original Equipment Supplier Association (OESA) and Chairman of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). Mr. Grimm holds a B.A. degree in Economics & Management from Hiram College (OH), where he is a member of the board of trustees, and an M.B.A. from the University of Detroit.

George Thanopoulos

Mr. George Thanopoulo is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Thanopoulos is the founder of HHI and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from September 2005 until December 2015. Prior to founding HHI, he was a group president of Oldco M Corporation (the former Metaldyne Corporation) and prior to that held multiple positions at MascoTech, Inc., a predecessor company to Oldco M Corporation, over a 15-year period, including engineering, plant management, and executive management. Mr. Thanopoulos served as a member of the board of directors of Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc., a converter, fabricator, distributor, and processor of specialized copper and brass products in North America, from 2011 to 2014. Mr. Thanopoulos also served as a director of JL French Automotive Castings, Inc., a supplier of die cast aluminum components and assemblies, from 2006 to 2012 and as a director of Chassis Brakes International, a supplier of automotive foundation brakes and brake components, from 2012 to 2013. Mr. Thanopoulos holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Mark Blaufuss

Mr. Mark Blaufus is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. Mr. Blaufuss has also served as Metaldyne’s Chief Financial Officer since May 2011. Prior to joining Metaldyne, Mr. Blaufuss held the Chief Financial Officer position at United Components, Inc., an aftermarket automotive parts supplier, from September 2009 to April 2011, and at Axletech International, a planetary axles supplier, from April 2007 to September 2009. He also worked as director of AlixPartners, a consulting firm, Corporate Controller of JPE, Inc., an automotive parts supplier, and Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Blaufuss acted as CFO for Stonebridge Industries, Inc. until 2004. Stonebridge Industries, Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2005. Mr. Blaufuss holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Michigan State University.

Thomas Dono

Mr. Tom Dono is appointed as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Effective July 18, 2016. He earned his law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles(UCLA) - School of Law and holds a degree in economics and business management from Stony Brook University.

Russell Bradley

Mr. Russell Bradley is the Executive Vice President - Sales of the Company. Bradley previously held the Executive Vice President of Sales position at HHI since 2007, where he was responsible for the development of long-term customer relationships, organic and acquisition growth strategies, and post-acquisition turnaround and integration activities. Mr. Bradley has more than 25 years of sales and executive management experience. He began his career at Jernberg Industries in 1989 as a Sales Engineer, joining HHI during its acquisition of Jernberg Industries in 2005. Mr. Bradley holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Elmhurst College.

Gary Ford

Mr. Gary David Ford is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of the Company. previously held the role of Vice President and Controller for MPG since its formation on August 4, 2014. Prior to his role at MPG, Mr. Ford held the position of Vice President and Corporate Controller at ASP HHI Holdings, Inc., the predecessor company to MPG from October 2012 to August 2014. Prior to this position, Mr. Ford served at Ally Financial as the Controller of its Insurance Operations from January 2011 to October 2012 and Senior Director of Accounting Policy from 2008 to January 2011. Mr. Ford has over 21 years of experience in various accounting roles within the manufacturing and financial industries. Mr. Ford is a Certified Public Accountant and holds BBA and MAcc degrees from the University of Michigan.

Loren Easton

Mr. Loren S. Easton is the Director of Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. Mr. Easton is also a Managing Director of American Securities, having joined in 2009. Prior to joining American Securities, Mr. Easton was a Vice President at ACI Capital Co., LLC and was an analyst at Lazard Frères. He was previously a director of Grede and Metaldyne and is currently a director of Frontier Spinning Mills and Unifrax. Mr. Easton holds a B.A. degree and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Easton was chosen as our director because of his management and financial expertise.

Michael Fisch

Mr. Michael G. Fisch is the Director of Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. Mr. Fisch is also the President and CEO of American Securities. Before founding American Securities in 1994, he was a financial advisor to the William Rosenwald family in 1993, a partner in two private equity firms, a consultant in the Paris office of Bain & Company and a professional in the mergers and acquisitions department of Goldman Sachs. Mr. Fisch was previously a director of Metaldyne, Grede and HHI, and currently serves on the boards of certain American Securities affiliates, including ASP Portfolio Companies. He is a Trustee of Princeton Theological Seminary; Board Member of Human Rights Watch; and member of Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Medicine Advisory Board. Mr. Fisch holds a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Nick Bhambri

Mr. Nick Bhambri is an Independent Director of Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. Mr. Bhambri also served as the President of MECS Inc., a DuPont company, until April 2012. Before MECS was acquired by DuPont, Mr. Bhambri served as President and Chief Executive Officer of MECS since 2007, having joined the company in 1992. Mr. Bhambri was previously a director of HHI. Mr. Bhambri holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and an M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. Mr. Bhambri was chosen as our director because of his experience in the manufacturing industry.

William Jackson

Mr. William C. Jackson is an Independent Director of Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. Mr. Jackson is the President of Building Efficiency, a division of Johnson Controls Inc., since September 2013. He also has served as its President of the Automotive Electronics & Interiors of Johnson Controls, Inc. Mr. Jackson served as an Executive Vice President of Operations & Innovation at Johnson Controls Inc. from May 2011 to September 2013. Prior to Johnson Controls, he served as Senior Vice President and President of Automotive at Sears Holdings Corporation since March 2009 and was responsible for the leadership, and turnaround of its automotive repair business, both across all 800 plus stores and online. Prior to Sears Holdings Corporation, Mr. Jackson was a Senior Partner and served in various leadership roles at Booz & Company. He served on the board of directors for both Booz Allen Hamilton and Booz & Company and was previously a director of Cincinnati Milacron. Mr. Jackson holds a B.S. degree and an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

John Smith

Mr. John Pearson Smith is an Independent Director of Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. Mr. Smith is also director and co-owner of Silversmith Inc., a producer of metering and automated data reporting systems for natural gas, oil production, and waste water disposal, which he co-founded in 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Smith was President and Chief Executive Officer of Holland Neway International, a producer of commercial vehicle suspensions and brake systems, with prior experience in engineering management at Ford Heavy Truck Division. Mr. Smith was previously a director of Metaldyne, and currently serves on the board of directors of SRAM Corporation. He is also on the board of Grand Valley State University Foundation. Mr. Smith holds a B.S. degree and an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Jeffrey Stafeil

Mr. Jeffrey M. Stafeil is an Independent Director of Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. Mr. Stafeil has served as the Executive Vice President and CFO of Adient, a subsidiary of Johnson Controls, Inc., since April 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Stafeil was Chief Financial Officer at Visteon Corporation from October 2012 and its Executive Vice President from November 2012. He served as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of DURA Automotive Systems, LLC (alternate name, Dura Automotive Systems Inc.) from December 2008 to 2010 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from October 2010 to 2012. Prior to joining DURA, he served as the Chief Financial Officer and member of management board of Klöckner Pentaplast GmbH & Co. KG. He served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Oldco M Corporation (the former Metaldyne Corporation) from 2001 to 2007, in addition to other management positions, since joining Oldco M Corporation in 2001. Mr. Stafeil served as a director of DURA Automotive Systems, LLC from June 2008 to October 2012 and Meridian Corporation from 2006 to 2009. From 2009 to 2012, he served as a director of J.L. French Automotive Castings Inc. and was previously a director of HHI. He currently serves as a director of Mentor Graphics 5Corp. Mr. Stafeil holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Kevin Penn

150,000

Douglas Grimm

4,236,250

George Thanopoulos

7,261,140

Mark Blaufuss

3,135,980

Thomas Dono

--

Russell Bradley

573,137

Gary Ford

--

Loren Easton

150,000

Michael Fisch

150,000

Nick Bhambri

150,000

William Jackson

150,000

John Smith

150,000

Jeffrey Stafeil

175,000
As Of  30 Dec 2015