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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Seelbach

68 2016 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Anne Noonan

53 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Paul DeSantis

52 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, IR Contact Officer

James LeMay

60 2000 Senior Vice President - Corporate Development, General Counsel

Jay Austin

60 2017 Senior Vice President - Global Sourcing and Logistics

Michael Quinn

53 2013 Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Marshall Moore

52 2017 Chief Technology Officer, Vice President

David D'Antoni

72 2003 Independent Director

Janet Giesselman

62 2015 Independent Director

Joseph Gingo

72 2015 Independent Director

Michael Merriman

60 2008 Independent Director

James Mitarotonda

62 2015 Independent Director

Steven Percy

70 1999 Independent Director

Larry Porcellato

58 2008 Independent Director

Allan Rothwell

69 2010 Independent Director

Robert Stefanko

74 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Seelbach

Mr. William R. Seelbach has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company., effective on December 1, 2016. Mr. Seelbach is the Chairman of OMNOVA’s Board of Directors. 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.

Anne Noonan

Ms. Anne P Noonan has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company., effective December 1, 2016. Ms Noonan served as President of the Performance Chemicals business from September 2014 to December 2016. 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.

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 the Kellogg Company a manufacturer and marketer of ready-to-eat cereal and convenience foods, from 1993 until 1997.

James LeMay

Mr. James C. LeMay is Senior Vice President - Corporate Development, General Counsel of OMNOVA Solutions Inc., since December 1, 2000. 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.

Jay Austin

Mr. Jay T. Austin is Senior Vice President - Global Sourcing and Logistics of the Company since December 2010. Mr. Austin served as Senior Vice President, Global Sourcing and Logistics from December 2010 to January 2017. 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.

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, 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).

Marshall Moore

Mr. Marshall D. Moore is a Chief Technology Officer, Vice President of the Company. Mr. Moore served as Vice President, Technology and Innovation Excellence for Performance Chemicals from March 2015 to January 2017. Prior to joining OMONVA, Mr. Moore served in a range of leadership roles at Chemtura Corporation including Director of Research & Development, Advocacy and Marketing from September 2008 to December of 2014, and Vice President of Quality and Process Excellence from July 2003 to August 2008. Prior roles included Global Technology Director and Six Sigma Master Black Belt at GE Specialty Chemicals from February 2000 to July 2003, and Global Product Design Leader at GE Plastics from to 1996 to 2000.

David D'Antoni

Mr. David J. D'Antoni is an Independent Director of Omnova Solutions Inc., since November 2003. Mr. D’Antoni served as the Senior Vice President (from 1988) and Group Operating Officer (from 1999) of Ashland Inc., a specialty chemicals, 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 an 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.

Joseph Gingo

Mr. Joseph M. Gingo is an 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 2016 revenues of approximately $2.4 billion. In August 2016, Mr. Gingo was also named A. Schulman’s President and Chief Executive Officer (having previously served in these roles from 2008 to 2014). 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.

Michael Merriman

Mr. Michael J. Merriman, Jr., serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Merriman has been an Operating Advisor for Resilience Capital Partners LLC, a leading private equity firm investing across a range of industries. From 2006 through 2007, Mr. Merriman was the Chief Executive Officer of The Lamson & Sessions Co., a manufacturer of thermoplastic conduit, fittings, and electrical switch and outlet boxes. Previously, Mr. Merriman was Chief Financial Officer of American Greetings Corporation, a consumer products company, from 2005 to 2006. Prior to that, from 1995 until 2004, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Appliance Mfg. Co./ Dirt Devil Inc. Mr. Merriman’s prior experience as chief executive officer and chief financial officer of two public companies, his service on the boards of several public 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 an 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.

Steven Percy

Mr. Steven W. Percy is an 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 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 an Independent Director of OMNOVA Solutions Inc., since September 2008. From 2009 to 2014, Mr. Porcellato was the Chief Executive Officer of The Homax Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of do-it-yourself, construction, and specialty coatings products. From 2002 to 2007, he was the Chief Executive Officer of ICI Paints North America, a division of Imperial Chemical Industries PLC, and from 2000 to 2002 was Executive Vice President and General Manager, ICI Paint Stores, North America. Previously, he held executive and leadership roles with Stanley Mechanics Tools and Rubbermaid Incorporated. Mr. Porcellato’s experience as the Chief Executive Officer of The Homax Group, Inc. and ICI Paints North America, as well as his service on the boards of public companies, has provided him valuable experience in manufacturing and distribution; industrial and specialty coatings; and significant knowledge and expertise in the areas of strategy, general management and finance, accounting and financial reporting.

Allan Rothwell

Mr. Allan R. Rothwell is an Independent Director of OMNOVA Solutions Inc., since January 2010. In 2006, Mr. Rothwell retired as Executive Vice President of Eastman, 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.

Robert Stefanko

Mr. Robert A. Stefanko is an 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.