People: Rentech Inc (RTK.PH)

RTK.PH on Philadelphia Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Halbert Washburn

53 2011 Independent Chairman of the Board

D. Hunt Ramsbottom

55 2005 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Dan Cohrs

60 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Harold Wright

48 2007 Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Colin Morris

40 2011 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Patrick Moore

59 2014 Director

Douglas Ostrover

2014 Director

John Williams

70 2009 Director

Michael Burke

50 2007 Independent Director

Wesley Clark

69 2010 Independent Director

Ronald Sega

60 2007 Independent Director

Edward Stern

54 2006 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., since June 2011.Mr. Washburn was appointed as a director of Rentech in December 2005, and has served as Chairman of the Board since June 2011. 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). 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.

D. Hunt Ramsbottom

Mr. D. Hunt Ramsbottom is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Rentech Inc. Mr. Ramsbottom was appointed President and as a director of Rentech in September 2005, and he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Rentech in December 2005. 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. Mr. Ramsbottom holds a B.S. degree from Plymouth State College. The Board has determined that Mr. Ramsbottom brings to the Board knowledge of our business and his historical understanding of our operations gained through his service as our President and Chief Executive Officer and experience with companies as chief executive officer, principal and managing director, and therefore he should serve on the Board. In July 2011, Mr. Ramsbottom was appointed Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of Rentech Nitrogen GP, LLC, the general partner of Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P. (NYSE: RNF).

Dan Cohrs

Mr. Dan J. Cohrs is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of Rentech, Inc.Mr. Cohrs was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Rentech in October 2008. 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. 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.

Harold Wright

Dr. Harold A. Wright is Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of Rentech Inc., since March 2007. Mr. Wright served as Vice President of Technology for Eltron Research & Development, a developer of technologies for the energy, chemical and water services industries, from June 2005 until February 2007. From 1991 to 2005, Mr. Wright worked at ConocoPhillips, during which time Mr. Wright served in various capacities including Director of Gas-To-Liquids, or GTL, Research and Development from February 2004 to June 2005 and director of Synthesis Gas Development from July 2000 to February 2004. In these positions, Mr. Wright was responsible for synthesis gas technology development, GTL commercial reactor design, directing GTL catalyst development and product upgrading technology development. Mr. Wright oversaw all aspects of the company’s scale-up of GTL technology, which resulted in a 400 barrel per day demonstration plant in Ponca City, Oklahoma. With 30 United States patents issued to his credit, Mr. Wright is also a registered patent agent and is authorized to practice patent law before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Wright received a B.S. in chemical engineering, cum laude, from the University of Missouri in 1986 and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Purdue University in 1991.

Colin Morris

Mr. Colin M. Morris is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Rentech, Inc., since October 2011. Mr. Morris has served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Rentech since October 2011. 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.

Patrick Moore

Mr. Patrick J. Moore is Director of the Company. Mr. Moore serves as president and chief executive officer of PJM Advisors, LLC, an investment and advisory firm. From 2002 until 2011, Mr. Moore was chairman and chief executive officer of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation (formerly Jefferson Smurfit Corporation), a producer of containerboard and corrugated packaging and one of the world’s largest paper recyclers. His 24-year tenure at Smurfit also included service as chief financial officer, vice president and general manager of the company’s Industrial Packaging division, and treasurer. Earlier in his career, Mr. Moore held positions in corporate lending, international banking and corporate administration at Continental Bank in Chicago. Mr. Moore serves on the Board of Directors for Archer Daniels Midland Company, a global food processing and commodities trading company, and Exelis Inc., a global aerospace, defense, information and services company. Mr. Moore also serves on the North American Review Board of American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. and on the boards of the Metropolitan YMCA of St. Louis, Boys Hope/Girls Hope, St. Louis Zoological Society and the Big Shoulders Fund. Mr. Moore received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from DePaul University.

Douglas Ostrover

Mr. Douglas Ostrover is Director of the Company. Mr. Ostrover is senior managing director of Blackstone and a founder of GSO Capital Partners. 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.

John Williams

Mr. John A. Williams is Director of Rentech Inc., since November 2009.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 new 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. Mr. Williams previously served on a variety of boards of directors, including those of NationsBank Corporation, Barnett Banks, Inc. and Crawford & Company. The Board has determined that Mr. Williams brings to the Board over 40 years of business experience and directorial and governance experience on boards of directors, and therefore he should serve on the Board.

Michael Burke

Mr. Michael S. Burke is Independent Director of Rentech Inc., since March 2007. He was appointed as a director of Rentech Nitrogen GP, LLC in July 2011. Mr. Burke was appointed President of AECOM Technology Corporation, or AECOM, on October 1, 2011. AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to government and commercial clients. 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.

Wesley Clark

General (Retired) Wesley K. Clark is Independent Director of Rentech, Inc., since December 2010. General Clark is a businessman, educator, writer and commentator. In 2003, General Clark founded the strategic consulting firm of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, where he currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. From June 2000 through March 2003, General Clark was a managing director at Stephens, Inc., an investment banking firm based in Arkansas. Prior to that, from June 1966 through June 2000, General Clark served in the United States Army where he held numerous staff and command positions and rose to the rank of 4-star general. He served as NATO Supreme Allied Commander and Commander in Chief of the U.S.-European Command from July 1997 through May 2000. General Clark serves on the board of directors of AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V., a global producer of specialty metals and metallurgical vacuum furnace systems; 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; Torvec Inc., a U.S. automotive technology company; and is a partner in United Global Resources, LLC, a U.S. broker dealer focused on project development.

Ronald Sega

Dr. Ronald M. Sega, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Rentech, Inc., since December 2007. Currently, Dr. Sega serves as Vice President and Enterprise Executive for Energy and the Environment Currently, Dr. Sega serves as Vice President and Enterprise Executive for Energy and the Environment at both Colorado State University, or CSU, and Ohio State University, or OSU. He is the Woodward Professor of Systems Engineering, Director of Graduate Studies in Systems Engineering and serves as chair of the Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Advisory Committee at CSU. Dr. Sega also serves on 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 Governor Company, a company that designs, manufactures and services energy control systems and components for aircraft and industrial engines and turbines. Dr. Sega also serves on the Advisory Board of Ball Aerospace and Technology Corporation. From August 2005 to August 2007, Dr. Sega served as Under Secretary for the United States Air Force. In that capacity, he oversaw the recruiting, training and equipping of approximately 700,000 people and a budget of approximately $110 billion. Designated as the Department of Defense Executive Agent for Space, Dr. Sega developed, coordinated and integrated plans and programs for space systems of 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. Dr. Sega worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, from 1990 until 1996 and made two shuttle flights during his career as an astronaut at NASA. Dr. Sega received a B.S. in mathematics and physics from the United States Air Force Academy in 1974, a M.S. in physics from OSU in 1975, and a doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1982.

Edward Stern

Mr. Edward M. Stern is Independent Director of Rentech, Inc., since December 2006. Hehas more than 25 years of experience leading the successful development, financing and operation of major energy and infrastructure projects. Mr. Stern is the President and Chief Executive Officer of PowerBridge, LLC and under his guidance, Neptune Regional Transmission System, LLC, a PowerBridge company, has developed, constructed and, since 2007, has operated the Neptune Project, a 660 MW, 65 mile long, high-voltage, direct current, or HVDC, undersea and underground electric transmission system that interconnects the PJM market at Sayreville, New Jersey with Long Island, New York. Through PowerBridge, Mr. Stern is also leading the development of other major undersea and underground HVDC transmission projects, including the 8 mile long 660 megawatt Hudson Project, which is under construction and will interconnect the PJM market with Manhattan. Mr. Stern is also leading the development of several other large transmission and renewable energy projects domestically and abroad. From 1991 through 2003, Mr. Stern was employed by Enel North America, Inc. (a subsidiary of Enel SpA, an Italian electric utility company) and its predecessor, CHI Energy, Inc., an energy company that owned or operated nearly one hundred power plants in seven countries, specializing in renewable energy technologies including hydroelectric projects and wind farms.

Julie Dawoodjee

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