People: Rentech Inc (RTK.A)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Halbert Washburn

55 2011 Independent Chairman of the Board

Keith Forman

56 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Dan Cohrs

62 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Jeffrey Spain

49 2014 Senior Vice President - Finance, Accounting and Administration - Wood Fibre

Colin Morris

42 2011 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Michael Burke

52 2007 Independent Director

Wesley Clark

70 2010 Independent Director

Douglas Ostrover

52 2015 Independent Director

Ronald Sega

62 2007 Independent Director

Edward Stern

56 2006 Independent Director

John Williams

72 2009 Independent Director

Julie Dawoodjee

Vice President - Investor Relations and Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Halbert Washburn

Mr. Halbert S. Washburn is Independent Chairman of the Board of Rentech, Inc., Mr. Washburn was appointed as a director of Rentech in December 2005, and has served as Chairman of the Board since June 2011. He also serves on the Compensation Committee and Finance Committee of our Board. In July 2011, Mr. Washburn was appointed as a director of Rentech Nitrogen GP, LLC. Mr. Washburn has over 25 years of experience in the energy industry. Since April 2010, Mr. Washburn has been the Chief Executive Officer of BreitBurn GP, LLC, the general partner of BreitBurn Energy Partners LP. From August 2006 until April 2010, he was the co-Chief Executive Officer and served on the board of directors of BreitBurn GP, LLC. In December 2011, he was reappointed as a member of 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 Pacific Coast Energy Holdings, LLC (formerly BreitBurn Energy Holdings, LLC) and as co-Chief Executive Officer and a director of PCEC (GP), LLC (formerly BEH (GP), LLC). Since September 2013, Mr. Washburn has served on the board of directors of Jones Energy, Inc., a publically traded oil and gas exploration and production company. 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. Our Board has determined that Mr. Washburn brings to our Board knowledge of our business, extensive experience in the field of energy and with the MLP structure, including his service as an executive officer and director of several BreitBurn entities, and familiarity with start-up and public energy companies, and therefore he should serve on our Board.

Keith Forman

Mr. Keith B. Forman is the Chief Executive Officer, President & Director of Company. Forman was also appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Rentech Nitrogen GP, LLC, the general partner of Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P., in December 2014 and was appointed as a director of Rentech Nitrogen GP, LLC in connection with the initial public offering of Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P. in November 2011. 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, chemicals and dry cargoes. 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. Since November of 2013, Mr. Forman has served as a director of Applied Consultants, Inc., a privately held (by Nautic Partners) company with a roster of over 1,500 consulting engineers who work in the midstream pipeline construction and maintenance industry. 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. From January 2004 to July 2005, Mr. Forman was Senior Vice President, Finance for El Paso Corporation, a provider of natural gas services. From January 1992 to December 2003, he served as Chief Financial Officer of GulfTerra Energy Partners L.P., a publicly traded master limited partnership, and was responsible for the financing activities of the partnership, including its commercial and investment banking relationships. Mr. Forman received a B.A. degree in economics and political science from Vanderbilt University.

Dan Cohrs

Mr. Dan J. Cohrs is the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Rentech, Inc. 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. Also 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 Corporation, a predecessor of Verizon Communications, Inc. Mr. Cohrs earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in finance, economics and public policy from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and a B.S. degree in Engineering from Michigan State University. Mr. Cohrs was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Rentech Nitrogen GP, LLC, the general partner of Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P., in July 2011.

Jeffrey Spain

Mr. Jeffrey R. Spain is the Senior Vice President - Finance, Accounting and Administration - Wood Fibre of Rentech, Inc. Mr. Spain’s experience spans over 20 years and includes investment banking, operations management and Chief Financial Officer roles of high growth companies. Mr. Spain’s past employers include Credit Suisse First Boston, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, LeadPoint, Inc. and eNutrition. At LeadPoint, Inc., an internet performance marketing company funded by Redpoint Ventures, Mr. Spain served as its CFO from 2004 until joining Rentech in 2011. Mr. Spain received his Masters of Business Administration from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA and earned his Bachelor’s degree in finance from Southern Methodist University.

Colin Morris

Mr. Colin M. Morris is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Rentech, Inc. From June 2006 to October 2011, Mr. Morris served as Vice President and General Counsel. 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. Mr. Morris received an A.B. degree in government from Georgetown University and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. Mr. Morris was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Rentech Nitrogen GP, LLC, the general partner of Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P., in October 2011, and from July 2011 to October 2011, Mr. Morris served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.

Michael Burke

Mr. Michael S. Burke is the Independent Director of Rentech, Inc. Mr. Burke was appointed as a director of Rentech in March 2007. He serves as chair of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee of Rentech. Mr. Burke was appointed as a director of Rentech Nitrogen GP, LLC in July 2011 and is a member of the Audit Committee of Rentech Nitrogen GP, LLC. Mr. Burke is the Chief Executive Officer and President of AECOM Technology Corporation, or AECOM, a global provider of professional technical and management support services to government and commercial clients. Mr. Burke was appointed chairman of the board of AECOM on March 4, 2015. From October 1, 2011 through March 5, 2014, Mr. Burke served as President of AECOM. From December 2006 through September 2011, Mr. Burke served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of AECOM. 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. Mr. Burke also was a member of the board of directors of KPMG 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 the boards of directors of various charitable and community organizations. Mr. Burke received a B.S. degree in accounting from the University of Scranton and a J.D. degree from Southwestern University. Our Board has determined that Mr. Burke brings to our Board extensive accounting, financial and business experience, including experience as an executive officer of a public company, and therefore he should serve on our Board.

Wesley Clark

Mr. Gen (ret) Wesley K. Clark Sr. is Independent Director of Rentech, Inc. General (ret) Wesley Clark was appointed as a director of Rentech in December 2010 and currently serves on the Audit Committee. General Clark is an active investment banker and strategic energy consultant in the oil, gas, biofuels, solar and wind industries in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. In 2003 General Clark founded his own strategic consulting firm, Wesley K. Clark and Associates, where he currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. From 2000 to 2003 General Clark was a managing director at Stephens, Inc., an investment banking firm based in Arkansas. He acts a Senior Advisor to the Blackstone Group with a focus in the energy sector. General Clark currently and historically has served on several public and private company boards in the areas of energy, infrastructure and technology. He serves on the board of directors of the following publically traded companies: BNK Petroleum Inc., an energy company focused on the acquisition, exploration and production of large oil and gas reserves; Bankers Petroleum Ltd., a Canadian based oil and gas exploration and production company; Juhl Wind Inc., a wind energy provider; Amaya Gaming, a Canadian company in the electronic gaming industry; Premier Alliance, a business advisory and consulting firm; and Solopower, a company specializing in solar power technology and services.

Douglas Ostrover

Mr. Douglas I. Ostrover is Independent Director of Rentech, Inc. Mr. Ostrover was appointed as a director of Rentech in April 2014 and serves as chairperson of the Finance Committee. Mr. Ostrover is senior managing director of the Blackstone Group and a founder of GSO Capital, an alternative asset management firm and a subsidiary of the Blackstone Group. Prior to co-founding GSO Capital in 2005, Mr. Ostrover held various positions at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB). He served as managing director and chairman of the Leveraged Finance Group, and global co-head of the Leveraged Finance Group. Prior to joining CSFB, Mr. Ostrover was managing director in charge of high yield and distressed sales, trading and research at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Mr. Ostrover is currently on the Board of Directors of the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Mr. Ostrover received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Stern School of Business of New York University. Mr. Ostrover is one of the two directors elected by the holders of the Series E Preferred Stock. Our Board has determined that Mr. Ostrover brings to our Board extensive financial and business experience, and therefore he should serve on our Board.

Ronald Sega

Dr. Ronald M. Sega, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Rentech, Inc., Dr. Sega was appointed as a director of Rentech in December 2007 and serves as chairperson of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Currently Dr. Sega serves as Director, Systems Engineering Programs and Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives at Colorado State University. From 2010 to 2013 he served as Vice President and Enterprise Executive for Energy and the Environment for both Colorado State University (CSU) and The Ohio State University (OSU), two Land-Grant universities engaged in efficient, sustainable development of practical products using natural resources (e.g. land/crops, forests, water, natural gas, etc.) through education, research and outreach. At CSU, he served as chair of the Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Advisory Committee. Dr. Sega also served as chair of the President’s and the Provost’s Council on Sustainability at OSU. Since 2008, Dr. Sega has served as a member of the board of directors of Woodward Inc., a public company that designs, manufactures and services energy control systems and components for aircraft and industrial engines and turbines. From August 2005 to August 2007, Dr. Sega served as Under Secretary for the U.S. Air Force. In that capacity, he oversaw the recruiting, training and equipping of approximately 700,000 people and a budget of approximately $110 billion and was the first senior energy official for the Air Force. Designated as the Department of Defense (DoD) Executive Agent for Space, Dr. Sega developed, coordinated and integrated plans and programs for all Department of Defense space major defense acquisition programs. From August 2001 until July 2005, Dr. Sega was Director of Defense Research and Engineering, Office of the Secretary of Defense, serving as the Chief Technology Officer for the DoD. Dr. Sega worked for NASA from 1990 until 1996 and made two shuttle flights during his career as an astronaut. He serves on several non-profit boards: Alaska Ae

Edward Stern

Mr. Edward M. Stern is Independent Director of Rentech, Inc., Mr. Stern was appointed as a director of Rentech in December 2006 and he currently serves as chairperson of the Compensation Committee. He also serves on the Finance Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of our Board. Mr. Stern is the President and Chief Executive Officer of PowerBridge, LLC, or PowerBridge, the leading developer of non-utility, privately financed electric transmission systems in the U.S. PowerBridge has developed, financed, constructed and now operates more than 1300 megawatts of transmission capacity, with a total investment in excess of $1.5 billion. PowerBridge has recently completed the development and construction of a natural gas line and is currently developing several billion dollars of new electric transmission facilities. Mr. Stern has nearly 30 years of experience leading the successful development, financing and operation of major energy and infrastructure projects. Under Mr. Stern’s guidance, PowerBridge developed and built the Neptune Regional Transmission System, completed in 2007, and the Hudson Transmission Project, completed in 2013. Both the Neptune Regional Transmission System and the Hudson Transmission Project are 660 megawatt HVDC underwater and underground electric transmission systems, managed by PowerBridge, that interconnect the PJM energy grid in New Jersey with power grids in New York. Both projects were completed on budget and ahead of schedule. From 1991 through 2004, Mr. Stern was employed by Enel North America, Inc., the North American subsidiary of the Italian electric utility, Enel SpA, and its predecessor, CHI Energy, Inc., an energy company specializing in renewable energy technologies including hydroelectric projects and wind farms. While at Enel North America, Inc. and CHI Energy, Inc., Mr. Stern served as General Counsel and, commencing in 1999, as President, Director and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining CHI, Mr. Stern was a vice president with BayBanks, Inc.,

John Williams

Mr. John A. Williams is the Independent Director of Rentech, Inc. Mr. Williams was appointed as a director of Rentech in November 2009 and he currently serves on the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Williams has over 40 years of business experience, principally in the real estate and banking industries. Since January 2004, Mr. Williams has served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Managing Member of Corporate Holdings, LLC, a diversified holdings company, and since November 2004, he has served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Member of Williams Realty Advisors, LLC, a real estate fund advisor to over $3 billion in assets. Mr. Williams is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc., a real estate investment trust. In 1970, Mr. Williams founded Post Properties, Inc., a developer, owner and manager of upscale multifamily apartment communities in selected markets in the United States. Mr. Williams served as Chief Executive Officer of Post Properties from 1970 until 2002, and he served on its board from inception until 2004. Mr. Williams served as Chairman for Post Properties from inception until February 2003 and Chairman Emeritus from February 2003 until August 2004. Mr. Williams currently serves on the board of directors of the Atlanta Falcons of which he is also a minority owner. He previously served on a variety of boards of directors, including those of NationsBank Corporation, Barnett Banks, Inc. and Crawford & Company. Mr. Williams hold a B.S. degree in industrial management from Georgia Tech. Our Board has determined that Mr. Williams brings to our Board over 40 years of business experience and directorial and governance experience on boards of directors, and therefore he should serve on our Board.

Julie Dawoodjee

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Halbert Washburn

--

Keith Forman

1,853,980

Dan Cohrs

996,149

Jeffrey Spain

438,586

Colin Morris

661,341

Michael Burke

--

Wesley Clark

--

Douglas Ostrover

--

Ronald Sega

--

Edward Stern

--

John Williams

--

Julie Dawoodjee

--
As Of  30 Dec 2014
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