People: Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP (RNF)

RNF on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Diesch

55 2011 President, Director of General Partner

D. Hunt Ramsbottom

55 2011 Chief Executive Officer, Director of General Partner

Dan Cohrs

60 2011 Chief Financial Officer of General Partner

John Ambrose

59 2011 Chief Operating Officer of General Partner

Wilfred Bahl

62 2011 Senior Vice President - Finance and Administration of General Partner

Colin Morris

40 2011 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of General Partner

Marc Wallis

52 2011 Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing of General Partner

Michael Burke

50 2011 Director of General Partner

James Dietz

66 2012 Director of General Partner

Michael Ray

60 2011 Director of General Partner

Halbert Washburn

53 2011 Director of General Partner

Keith Forman

54 2011 Independent Director of General Partner

Julie Cafarella

Vice President - Investor Relations and Communications

Biographies

Name Description

John Diesch

Mr. John Howard Diesch is President, Director of Rentech Nitrogen GP, LLC the General Partner of Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP. Since January 2008, Mr. Diesch has served as Senior Vice President of Operations of Rentech and is responsible for plant operations at the company facility, Rentech’s Product Demonstration Unit in Commerce City, Colorado and the operation of future synthetic fuels plants, including Rentech’s proposed facility near Natchez, Mississippi. From April 2006 to January 2008, Mr. Diesch served as President of REMC and Vice President of Operations for Rentech. From April 1999 to April 2006, Mr. Diesch served as Managing Director of Royster-Clark Nitrogen, Inc., and previously served as Vice President and General Manager of nitrogen production and distribution for IMC AgriBusiness Inc., an agricultural fertilizer manufacturer. In 1991, he joined Vigoro Industries Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of potash, nitrogen fertilizers and related products, as North Bend, Ohio Plant Manager after serving as Plant Manager, Production Manager and Process Engineer with Arcadian Corporation, a nitrogen manufacturer, Columbia Nitrogen Corp., a manufacturer of fertilizer products, and Monsanto Company, a multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation. Mr. Diesch is a former member of the board of directors of the Gasification Technologies Council and previously served as director of the Fertilizer Institute and with the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce, and was recently management Chairman of the Board for the Dubuque Area Labor Management Council.

D. Hunt Ramsbottom

Mr. D. Hunt Ramsbottom Jr., is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Rentech Nitrogen GP, LLC the General Partner of Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP. Since September 2005, Mr. Ramsbottom has served as President and a director of Rentech and, since December 2005, he has served as Chief Executive Officer of Rentech. Mr. Ramsbottom had been serving as a consultant to Rentech since August 2005 under the terms of a Management Consulting Agreement Rentech entered into with Management Resource Center, Inc. Mr. Ramsbottom has over 25 years of experience building and managing growth companies. Prior to accepting his position at Rentech, Mr. Ramsbottom held various key management positions including: from 2004 to 2005, as Principal and Managing Director of Circle Funding Group, LLC, a buyout firm; from 1997 to 2004, as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of M2 Automotive, Inc., an automotive repair venture; and from 1989 to 1997, as Chief Executive Officer of Thompson PBE, a supplier of paints and related supplies, which was acquired by FinishMaster, Inc. in 1997. On April 17, 2005, M2 Automotive, Inc. completed an assignment for the benefit of its creditors pursuant to a state law insolvency proceeding.

Dan Cohrs

Mr. Dan J. Cohrs is Chief Financial Officer of Rentech Nitrogen GP, LLC the General Partner of Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP. Since October 2008, Mr. Cohrs has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Rentech. Mr. Cohrs was also Treasurer of Rentech from October 2008 until November 2009 and was re-appointed Treasurer in October 2010. Mr. Cohrs has more than 25 years of experience in corporate finance, strategy and planning, and mergers and acquisitions. From April 2008 through September 2008, Mr. Cohrs served as Chief Development and Financial Officer of Agency 3.0, LLC, a private digital advertising and consulting agency in Los Angeles, California and he was a Partner and a Board Member of Agency 3.0, LLC until September 2009. From August 2007 through September 2008, he served as Chief Development & Financial Officer of Skycrest Ventures, LLC, a private investment and consulting firm in Los Angeles that was related to Agency 3.0, LLC. From June 2006 to May 2007, Mr. Cohrs served as a consultant for finance and corporate development, as well as Interim Chief Financial Officer for several months during that period of time, for Amp’d Mobile, a private mobile media entertainment company in Los Angeles. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Cohrs worked as an independent consultant and advised companies regarding financings, investor presentations and business plans. From November 2005 to March 2006, Mr. Cohrs served as a Visiting Senior Lecturer at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management in the area of corporate governance. From May 1998 to June 2003, Mr. Cohrs served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Global Crossing Ltd. Prior to being employed at Global Crossing Ltd., Mr. Cohrs held senior positions in finance and strategy at Marriot Corporation, Northwest Airlines, Inc. and GTE Wireless, Inc., a predecessor of Verizon Communications, Inc.

John Ambrose

Mr. John Albert Ambrose is Chief Operating Officer of Rentech Nitrogen GP, LLC the General Partner of Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP. Since December 2007, Mr. Ambrose has served as the President of REMC after joining REMC in April 2007 as Operations Director. Mr. Ambrose has 36 years of chemical manufacturing experience in specialty and commodity chemical manufacturing, including international responsibilities. From 2003 to 2007, he served as Plant Manager at Ferro Corporation, a global producer of technology-based performance materials for manufacturers. Mr. Ambrose began his career with PPG Industries, Inc., a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass, where he advanced through several manufacturing positions over the course of 28 years, initially in chlor-alkali, then holding positions such as environmental compliance/remediation manager and manufacturing manager within the Optical Monomers business unit. As director of manufacturing from 1996 to 2003, he managed and expanded multiple worldwide plants for the company’s precipitated silica business unit. He serves on the board of directors of The Fertilizer Institute and the Chemistry Industry Council of Illinois.

Wilfred Bahl

Mr. Wilfred R. Bahl, Jr., is Senior Vice President - Finance and Administration of Rentech Nitrogen GP, LLC the General Partner of Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP. Since April 2006, Mr. Bahl has served as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of REMC. He has 38 years of finance experience, with 31 of those years at the company facility. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Bahl was the Director of Finance and Energy for Royster-Clark Nitrogen, Inc. From 1998 to 1999, he served as Vice President of Business Development and, from 1995 to 1998, he served as the Vice President of Finance and Administration of IMC Nitrogen Co. From 1991 to 1995, he served as Vice President of Finance for Phoenix Chemical Co. In 1987, he served as Treasurer and was appointed to the board of directors of Phoenix Chemical Co and was appointed to the executive committee of the board of directors in 1989. From 1980 to 1987, Mr. Bahl served as the Administrative and Accounting Manager of N-Ren Corporation and later as its Controller. Prior to joining N-Ren Corporation, he held various accounting positions with Flexsteel Industries, Inc., a furniture manufacturer, and Eska Company, a manufacturer of snow blower and outboard motors.

Colin Morris

Mr. Colin M. Morris is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Rentech Nitrogen GP, LLC the General Partner of Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP. From July 2011 to October 2011, Mr. Morris served as the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the company general partner and from June 2006 to October 2011, Mr. Morris served as the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Rentech. Mr. Morris practiced corporate and securities law at the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins LLP from June 2004 to May 2006. From September 2000 to May 2004, Mr. Morris practiced corporate and securities law in the Silicon Valley office of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati. Prior to that, Mr. Morris practiced corporate and securities law in the Silicon Valley office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

Marc Wallis

Mr. Marc E. Wallis is Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing of Rentech Nitrogen GP, LLC the General Partner of Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP. Mr. Wallis has served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing of REMC since 2006 and has a long history working with the company facility. From 2000 to 2006, he held the position of National Accounts Sales Manager of the company. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Wallis held the positions of Director of Sales and Purchasing at IMC Agribusiness Inc., the prior owner of the company facility. From 1987 to 1995, Mr. Wallis held the position of Director of Purchasing at the Vigoro Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of potash, nitrogen fertilizers and related products.

Michael Burke

Mr. Michael S. Burke is Director of Rentech Nitrogen GP, LLC the General Partner of Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP. Since March 2007, Mr. Burke has served as a member of the board of directors of Rentech. Mr. Burke is currently the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of AECOM Technology Corporation, a global provider of professional technical and management support services to government and commercial clients. Mr. Burke has also been appointed as the President of AECOM Technology Corporation, effective October 1, 2011. Mr. Burke joined AECOM as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy in October 2005. From 1990 to 2005, Mr. Burke was with the accounting firm, KPMG LLP where he served in various senior leadership positions, most recently as a Western Area Managing Partner from 2002 to 2005 and was a member of KPMG’s Board of Directors from 2000 through 2005. While on the board of directors of KPMG, Mr. Burke served as the Chairman of the Board Process and Governance Committee and a member of the Audit and Finance Committee. Mr. Burke also serves on various charitable and community boards.

James Dietz

Mr. James Francis Dietz is Director of Rentech Nitrogen GP, LLC the General Partner of Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP. Mr. Dietz has over 41 years of experience in the fertilizer and chemical industries, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PotashCorp) from November 2000 until he retired in June 2010. While at PotashCorp, Mr. Dietz was responsible for the company's worldwide operations as well as its Safety, Health, and Environment performance and the Procurement functions. He previously served as President of PotashCorp Nitrogen and held other executive positions at Potash Corp Nitrogen and its predecessor company Arcadian Corporation. Mr. Dietz began his career with Standard Oil of Ohio (Sohio) at the Vistron Chemical Plant, working in various engineering and production supervisor positions in the nitrogen fertilizer facilities and later worked as Operations Manager in Vistron's grassroots chemical plant. Mr. Dietz continued to work at the company through its acquisition by British Petroleum (BP) and resigned after 24 years of service to Sohio/BP to take the position of Vice President of Manufacturing with Arcadian Corporation. Mr. Dietz received a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree in 1969 and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering in 1970, from The Ohio State University.

Michael Ray

Mr. Michael F. Ray is Director of Rentech Nitrogen GP, LLC the General Partner of Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP. Since May 2005, Mr. Ray has served as a member of the board of directors of Rentech. Mr. Ray founded and, since 2001, has served as President of ThioSolv, LLC. ThioSolv, LLC is in the business of developing and licensing technology to the refining and chemical sector. Also, since May 2005, Mr. Ray has served as General Partner of GBTX Leasing, LLC, a company that owns and leases rail cars for the movement of liquid chemicals and salts. Since 2008, Mr. Ray has served as a member of the board of directors and the Technology Committee, for Cyanco Corporation, a producer of sodium cyanide in the Western United States, and a subsidiary of Oaktree Capital Management which holds a controlling interest in the company. From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Ray served as Vice President of Business Development for the Catalyst and Chemicals Division of The Coastal Corporation, a company that principally gathered, processed, stored and distributed natural gas. Mr. Ray served as President (from 1990 to 1995), Vice President of Corporate Development and Administration (from 1986 to 1990) and Vice President of Carbon Dioxide Marketing (from 1985 to 1986) of Coastal Chem, Inc., a manufacturer of dry ice and solid carbon dioxide. Mr. Ray served as Regional Operations Manager (from 1981 to 1985) and Plant Manager (from 1980 to 1981) of Liquid Carbonic Corporation, a seller of carbon dioxide products. Mr. Ray previously served as a member of the board of directors of Coastal Chem, Inc., Cheyenne LEADS and Wyoming Heritage Society. Mr. Ray also served on the Nitrogen Fertilizer Industry Ad Hoc Committee, the University of Wyoming EPSCOR Steering Committee and Wyoming Governor’s committee for evaluating state employee compensation.

Halbert Washburn

Mr. Halbert S. Washburn is Director of Rentech Nitrogen GP, LLC the General Partner of Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP. Since December 2005, Mr. Washburn has served as a member of the board of directors of Rentech, and since June 2011 has served as its Chairman. Mr. Washburn has over 25 years of experience in the energy industry. Since August 2006, Mr. Washburn has been the Chief Executive Officer of BreitBurn GP, LLC, the general partner of BreitBurn Energy Partners LP. Since August 2006, he was the Co-Chief Executive Officer and served on the board of directors of BreitBurn GP, LLC. He has served as the Co-President and a director of BreitBurn Energy Corporation since 1988. He also has served as a Co-Chief Executive Officer and a director for BreitBurn Energy Holdings, LLC and as Co-Chief Executive Officer and a director of BEH (GP), LLC. Mr. Washburn previously served as Chairman on the Executive Committee of the board of directors of the California Independent Petroleum Association. He also served as Chairman of the Stanford University Petroleum Investments Committee and as Secretary and Chairman of the Wildcat Committee.

Keith Forman

Mr. Keith B. Forman is Independent Director of Rentech Nitrogen GP, LLC the General Partner of Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP. Since April 2007, Mr. Forman has been a director of Capital Product Partners L.P., a publicly traded shipping limited partnership specializing in the seaborne transportation of oil, refined oil products and chemicals. Mr. Forman currently serves as the Chairman of its conflicts committee and is a member of its audit committee. Since May of 2011, Mr. Forman has served as a Senior Advisor to Industry Funds Management (IFM). IFM is an Australian based fund investing in infrastructure projects around the world including making investments in energy related infrastructure. From November 2007 until March 2010, Mr. Forman served as Partner and Chief Financial Officer of Crestwood Midstream Partners LP, a private investment partnership focused on making equity investments in the midstream energy market. The other partners of Crestwood Mainstream Partners LP included the Blackstone Group L.P., Kayne Anderson Energy Funds and GSO Capital Partners LP. From February 2005 to 2007, Mr. Forman was a member of the board of directors of Kayne Anderson Energy Development, a closed-end investment fund focused on making debt and equity investments in energy companies, and was a member of its audit committee. Mr. Forman was also a member of the board of directors of Energy Solutions International Ltd., a privately held supplier of oil and gas pipeline software management systems, from April 2004 to January 2009. From January 2004 to July 2005, Mr. Forman was Senior Vice President, Finance for El Paso Corporation, a provider of natural gas services. Mr. Forman received a B.A. degree in economics and political science from Vanderbilt University.

Julie Cafarella

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

John Diesch

--

D. Hunt Ramsbottom

1,119,600

Dan Cohrs

544,764

John Ambrose

561,992

Wilfred Bahl

458,906

Colin Morris

--

Marc Wallis

666,123

Michael Burke

--

James Dietz

--

Michael Ray

--

Halbert Washburn

--

Keith Forman

--

Julie Cafarella

--
As Of 30 Dec 2012
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