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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kevin McMullen

55 2001 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Paul DeSantis

51 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, IR Contact Officer

David Maynard

52 2012 President - Engineered Surfaces

Anne Noonan

52 2014 President - Performance Chemicals

James LeMay

59 2000 Senior Vice President - Corporate Development, General Counsel

Michael Quinn

52 2013 Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Douglas Wenger

59 2001 Chief Information Officer, Senior Vice President

Jay Austin

59 2010 Vice President - Global Sourcing and Logistics

David D'Antoni

71 2003 Independent Director

Janet Giesselman

61 2015 Independent Director

Joseph Gingo

71 2015 Independent Director

Michael Merriman

59 2008 Independent Director

James Mitarotonda

61 2015 Independent Director

Steven Percy

69 1999 Independent Director

Larry Porcellato

57 2008 Independent Director

Allan Rothwell

68 2010 Independent Director

William Seelbach

67 2002 Independent Director

Robert Stefanko

73 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kevin McMullen

Mr. Kevin M. McMullen is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, since February 2001. Mr. McMullen has been the Chairman of the Board of OMNOVA since 2001, and its Chief Executive Officer and President and a Director since 2000. In early 2000, Mr. McMullen became OMNOVA's President and Chief Operating Officer, and from 1998 to 1999 he served as its President, Decorative & Building Products. Mr. McMullen served as President of the Decorative & Building Products business unit of GenCorp, Inc., OMNOVA's predecessor from 1996 to 1999. Earlier in his career, Mr. McMullen served in various roles with General Electric Corporation, including as General Manager of its Commercial & Industrial Lighting business and as General Manager of Business Development and Strategic Planning. Mr. McMullen began his career with McKinsey & Co., an international consulting firm. Mr. McMullen brings strong leadership, extensive management and operating experience, and a deep understanding of the Company’s business and markets. During his 19 years with OMNOVA and its predecessor GenCorp, Mr. McMullen has developed extensive knowledge of the Company and its customers, suppliers and investors. He provides the Board with candid insight into the Company’s industry, customers, markets, operations, management team, strategic position, and actions to advance long-term shareholder value.

Paul DeSantis

Mr. Paul F. DeSantis is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Mr. DeSantis joined the Company from Bob Evans Farms, Inc., a restaurants owner/operator and packaged foods business, where he served as Chief Financial Officer from March 2011 until June 2014. Prior to Bob Evans Farms, he was Chief Financial Officer for The A. Schulman Company, a leading global plastic compounding company, from 2006 until 2011. Previously, he served in senior finance roles for The Scotts-Miracle-Gro Co., a leading supplier of branded consumer products for lawn and garden care, from 1997 until 2006; and for Kellogg Company, a manufacturer and marketer of ready-to-eat cereal and convenience foods, from 1993 until 1997.

David Maynard

Mr. David H. Maynard is President - Engineered Surfaces of the Company since February 2012. Prior to his current role, Mr. Maynard served most recently as General Manager, Laminates and Performance Films since 2009 and had served earlier in a variety of finance, operations and business management positions of increasing responsibility within OMNOVA's Engineered Surfaces business segment. Mr. Maynard joined OMNOVA in 1991 as an Accounting Manager. Prior to joining OMNOVA, Mr. Maynard served as Audit Manager with KPMG from 1986 to 1991.

Anne Noonan

Ms. Anne P Noonan has been appointed as President - Performance Chemicals of the Company since September 22, 2014. Ms. Noonan joined OMNOVA from Chemtura Corporation, a global manufacturer of specialty chemicals that was formed from the 2005 merger of Great Lakes Chemical Corp. and Crompton Corp. She most recently served as Senior Vice President and President of Chemtura’s Industrial Engineered Products business from October 2013 until September 2014. Prior roles at Chemtura include Vice President, Strategic Business Development and President, Great Lakes Solutions from 2012 until 2013; President, Great Lakes Solutions from 2009 until 2012; Group President, Polymer Additives from 2007 until 2009; and Vice President & General Manager, Flame Retardants & Brominated Performance Products from 2005 until 2007. Ms. Noonan held several senior management positions at Great Lakes Chemical Corp. from 1987 until 2005, and began her career as an Analytical Research Chemist with McNeil Specialty Chemical Company and Squibb-Linson, Co. from 1985 until 1987.

James LeMay

Mr. James C. LeMay is Senior Vice President - Corporate Development, General Counsel of OMNOVA Solutions Inc., since December 1, 2000. Previously, Mr. LeMay was Senior Vice President, Law and General Counsel of OMNOVA Solutions Inc. since its formation. Prior to the spin-off of OMNOVA Solutions in October 1999, Mr. LeMay served as Assistant General Counsel of GenCorp Inc.

Michael Quinn

Mr. Michael A. Quinn serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company since October 2013. Prior to joining OMNOVA, Mr. Quinn spent 28 years in human resources positions with high technology, manufacturing and service companies. Most recently, Mr. Quinn had served since January 2009 as Vice President, Human Resources for the Specialty Diagnostics Group of Thermo Fisher Scientific, (the world leader in serving science through products and services that help customers solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity). Previously, Mr. Quinn had served as Vice President, Talent Management and Development for Thermo Fisher Scientific since June 2007. Before joining Thermo Fisher Scientific, Mr. Quinn spent four years as Director, Talent Acquisition and Development for the Integrated Defense Systems business of Raytheon Company (a leading defense and aerospace company).

Douglas Wenger

Mr. Douglas E. Wenger is Chief Information Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company since November 2001. Prior to joining OMNOVA in October 2001, Mr. Wenger served as Director, Global I/T Strategy and Architecture from 2000 until 2001; as Global Program Director, Enterprise Business Applications from 1996 until 2000; Director, Business Information Development, Worldwide Research & Development from 1993 until 1996; and as Director, North American Information Systems and Database Development from 1991 until 1993, in each case, for Kellogg Company, a manufacturer and marketer of ready-to-eat cereal and convenience foods.

Jay Austin

Mr. Jay T. Austin is Vice President - Global Sourcing and Logistics of the Company since December 2010. Prior to that, he had served as Vice President, Strategic Sourcing of OMNOVA Solutions since August 2008. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Austin had served as Vice President of Global Procurement for ICI Paints (a leading international paint business) since March 2006 and, prior to that, as Director of Purchasing, North America for The Glidden Company, a division of ICI Paints, since July 2002.

David D'Antoni

Mr. David J. D'Antoni is Independent Director of Omnova Solutions Inc., since November 2003In September 2004, Mr. D’Antoni served as the Senior Vice President (from 1988) and Group Operating Officer (from 1999) of Ashland Inc., a specialty chemical, energy, and transportation construction company, until his retirement in 2004. Prior to that, Mr. D'Antoni served as President of Ashland Paving and Construction, Inc. and as President of Ashland Chemical Company. Mr. D’Antoni’s experience as a senior executive at Ashland and his service with the boards of public companies provides him with valuable chemicals industry and leadership experience. He brings significant knowledge in the areas of corporate governance; acquisitions and divestitures; environmental, health, and safety matters; operations; purchasing; and sales. Mr. D’Antoni has been recognized as an NACD Fellow, the National Association of Corporate Directors' highest level of credentialing for public company directors.

Janet Giesselman

Ms. Janet Plaut Giesselman is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Giesselman is the retired President and General Manager of Dow Oil & Gas, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, a global manufacturer of agriculture, energy, specialty and commodity chemicals. From 2001 to 2010, she held numerous senior leadership positions throughout the organization and across geographies. Before joining Dow, Ms. Giesselman held various leadership positions in sales, marketing, and strategic planning with Rohm & Hass Company, a specialty and performance materials company. Currently, Ms. Giessleman is an independent consultant focusing on strategic planning and execution for companies with international growth objectives. Ms. Giesselman brings to the board significant leadership experience as a senior executive at The Dow Chemical Company, as well as service on the board of directors of a publicly traded company. She brings critical insights into the specialty chemicals business, and in particular experience in the Company’s strategic growth markets, like oil and gas, and several of its challenged traditional core markets. She has extensive knowledge in the areas of corporate compensation; governance; international business; strategy; general management; acquisitions and divestitures; sales and marketing; environmental, health and safety; regulatory; and operations.

Joseph Gingo

Mr. Joseph M. Gingo is Independent Director of the Company. Since 2008, Mr. Gingo has been the Chairman of the Board of A. Schulman, Inc., an international supplier of plastic compounds and resins with over 3,900 employees and fiscal 2015 revenues of approximately $2.4 billion. From 2008 until his retirement in 2014, Mr. Gingo also served as A. Schulman's President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to working at A. Schulman, Mr. Gingo was employed with the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company for over 40 years in a variety of executive, senior management, and innovation and product management roles. Mr. Gingo brings to the Board extensive business and leadership experience as Chairman and former President and Chief Executive Officer of A. Schulman, a publicly-traded company. Mr. Gingo has significant knowledge and expertise in the areas of general management, operations and strategy, as well as significant experience providing leadership in industrial and manufacturing companies.

Michael Merriman

Mr. Michael J. Merriman, Jr., is Independent Director of OMNOVA Solutions Inc., since March 2008. Mr. Merriman has been an Operating Advisor for Resilience Capital Partners LLC, a leading private equity firm focused on acquiring companies experiencing a variety of special situations, including underperformers, corporate divestitures, turnarounds and orphan public companies, within a broad range of industries, since July 2008. From November 2006 until its sale in November 2007, Mr. Merriman served as Chief Executive Officer of The Lamson & Sessions Co., a manufacturer of thermoplastic conduit, fittings and electrical switch and outlet boxes. Previously, Mr. Merriman served as Chief Financial Officer of American Greetings Corporation, a consumer products company specializing in greeting cards, gift wrap, party goods and other social expressions, from September 2005 until November 2006. Prior to that, from August 1995 until April 2004, Mr. Merriman was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Appliance Mfg. Co./ Dirt Devil Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer of a full line of cleaning products for home and commercial use. In April 2003, Royal was sold to its largest supplier, Techtronic Industries Co., Ltd. Mr. Merriman’s prior experience as the chief executive officer and chief financial officer of two public companies and his current service on the boards of directors of three other publicly traded companies, as well as his experience at Resilience, provides him with valuable experience and significant knowledge in the areas of executive management, strategy, corporate governance, acquisitions and divestitures, finance and financial reporting, and investor relations.

James Mitarotonda

Mr. James A. Mitarotonda is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Mitarotonda has been the Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Barington Capital Group, L.P., an investment firm, since 1991, and of Barington Companies Investors, LLC, the general partner of Barington Companies Equity Partners, L.P., a value-oriented, activist investment fund, since 1999. Barington and its affiliates have extensive experience investing in industrial and specialty chemicals companies, including Ameron International, Stewart & Stevenson Services, Griffon Corporation, Gerber Scientific, The Eastern Company, Spartech Corporation, and A. Schulman, Inc. Mr. Mitarotonda brings to the Board extensive public company director experience; financial, investment banking and corporate governance expertise; executive leadership experience as a chief executive officer; and experience investing in industrial and specialty chemical companies.

Steven Percy

Mr. Steven W. Percy is Independent Director of OMNOVA Solutions Inc., since October 1999. Prior to his retirement in 1999, Mr. Percy had been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BP America Inc., an international energy company, since 1996. Over a twenty-three year career with BP, he held leadership positions of increasing responsibility in the United States and Europe, including as chief executive of BP Finance International and BP Oil. From July 2012 to June 2013, Mr. Percy served as the Interim Dean of the Monte Ahuja College of Business at Cleveland State University. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BP America and chief executive of BP Finance International, Mr. Percy developed significant knowledge of the industries in which OMNOVA operates; key OMNOVA growth markets, accounting and financial expertise; and valuable experience in general management and environmental, health, and safety matters. His recent role as Dean of the Monte Ahuja College of Business exposed him to cutting edge business management practices. Mr. Percy has been determined to be an "audit committee financial expert" as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Larry Porcellato

Mr. Larry B. Porcellato is Independent Director of OMNOVA Solutions Inc., since September 2008. Mr. Porcellato was until July 2014 the Chief Executive Officer of The Homax Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in formulating, manufacturing, and marketing of DIY, construction and specialty coatings related products, a position he had held since January 2009. From July 2002 until January 2007 he served as Chief Executive Officer of ICI Paints North America, a division of Imperial Chemical Industries PLC, a global specialty chemical and coatings company. Prior to that, from December 2000 until June 2002, he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager, ICI Paint Stores, North America. Previously, he served as President of Stanley Mechanics Tools from March 1999 until October 2000, and held various leadership positions with Rubbermaid Incorporated, a global marketer of consumer and commercial products, from 1988 to 1999. Mr. Porcellato’s previous experience as the Chief Executive Officer of The Homax Group, Inc. and ICI Paints North America, as well as his service on the board of directors of another publicly traded company, provides him with valuable experience in manufacturing and distribution of commercial and residential building products, industrial and specialty coatings, as well as significant knowledge and expertise in the areas of strategy, general management and finance, accounting and financial reporting.

Allan Rothwell

Mr. Allan R. Rothwell is Independent Director of OMNOVA Solutions Inc., since January 2010. In 2006, Mr. Rothwell retired as Executive Vice President of Eastman Chemical Company, a global manufacturer and distributor of chemicals, fibers, and plastics. From 2002 until his retirement, Mr. Rothwell also served as President of Eastman’s Voridian division. During his career with Eastman, Mr. Rothwell held a variety of executive and senior management roles, including as Chief Financial Officer and President of various divisions. Mr. Rothwell’s prior experience as a senior executive officer of Eastman Chemical Company and his service with public company boards provides him with valuable chemicals industry experience and significant knowledge and expertise in the areas of general management; strategic planning; sales; finance; international business; and acquisitions and divestitures.

William Seelbach

Mr. William R. Seelbach is Independent Director of OMNOVA Solutions Inc., since April 2002. Since 2007, Mr. Seelbach has been an Operating Partner and now a Senior Advisor with the Riverside Company, the world's largest private equity firm focused on investing in companies at the smaller end of the middle market, and a Senior Managing Director of Headwaters SC, a consulting firm for privately owned businesses, since 2014. Previously, Mr. Seelbach was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio Aerospace Institute, a technology-focused research organization, from 2003 through 2006. Prior to that, he was the President of Brush Engineered Materials, Inc., now known as Materion Corporation, a manufacturer of high performance engineered materials, and held various executive roles with Brush Wellman, Inc., from 1998 to 2002. Mr. Seelbach was also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Inverness Partners, a limited liability company engaged in acquiring and operating Midwestern manufacturing companies, and a Partner with McKinsey & Co. Mr. Seelbach’s prior experience as a public company executive officer and director, as well as his experience at Riverside, Headwaters, Inverness Partners, and McKinsey, provides him with valuable experience and significant knowledge in the areas of executive management; strategy; operations; corporate governance; acquisitions and divestitures; and finance.

Robert Stefanko

Mr. Robert A. Stefanko is Independent Director of OMNOVA Solutions Inc., since May 2006. In April 2006, Mr. Stefanko retired as Chairman of the Board and Executive Vice President—Finance and Administration of A. Schulman, Inc., an international supplier of plastic compounds and resins, positions which he had held since 1991 and 1989, respectively. Mr. Stefanko joined A. Schulman in 1972, was appointed Vice President—Finance in 1979 and became a member of A. Schulman’s Board of Directors in 1980. Mr. Stefanko’s prior experience as Chairman of the Board and Executive Vice President—Finance and Administration at A. Schulman, and his current service on the board of directors of another publicly traded company, has provided him with valuable specialty chemicals industry and international business experience and with significant knowledge and expertise in the areas of corporate governance, executive compensation, general management, investor relations, accounting and financial reporting matters, tax, and risk management.
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