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A Schulman Inc (SHLM.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joseph Gingo

72 2016 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

John Richardson

71 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Gary Miller

70 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Andreas Gunther

53 2016 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Andrean Horton

42 2016 Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Rainer Schewe

53 Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer

Stacy Walter

54 2013 Executive Vice President - Internal Audit

Derek Bristow

56 2010 Senior Vice President, General Manager – APAC

Heinrich Lingnau

54 2015 Senior Vice President, General Manager- EMEA

Gustavo Perez

52 2014 Senior Vice President, General Manager – LATAM

Frank Roederer

42 2016 Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Company’s United States and Canada (“USCAN”) business

Kristopher Westbrooks

38 2015 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller

Timothy McDannold

54 2013 Vice President, Treasurer, Director - Risk Management

Gary Phillips

57 2016 Chief Commercial Officer

David Birney

73 2012 Lead Independent Director

Kathleen Oswald

67 2016 Director

Eugene Allspach

69 2010 Independent Director

Gregory Barmore

74 2010 Independent Director

Lee Meyer

67 2008 Independent Director

James Mitarotonda

62 2005 Independent Director

Ernest Novak

72 2003 Independent Director

Jennifer Beeman

Vice President, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Joseph Gingo

Mr. Joseph M. Gingo serves as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company., since August 2016. Previously, Mr. Gingo served as Chairman since 2008, and President and Chief Executive Officer from 2008 to 2014. Prior to 2008, Mr. Gingo served as Executive Vice President, Quality Systems and Chief Technical Officer for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company since 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Gingo held numerous leadership roles in both technology and business positions in his 41-year tenure at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

John Richardson

Mr. John W. Richardson has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company, with effect from November 1, 2016. Mr. Richardson, served as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Qwest Communications International from 2007 to 2008, and as Senior Vice President, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer for the company from 2003 to 2007. In 2002, Mr. Richardson retired from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company after 35 years of service, where he held a variety of positions including Vice President Corporate Finance & Chief Accounting Officer and Chairman & General Manager of Goodyear’s British subsidiary. Mr. Richardson currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Trustees at the Akron Area YMCA, as a member of the Board of Trustees at Fairlawn Country Club, and is on the Leadership Council for Primary Care at Summa Health System. Mr. Richardson earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio University in 1967, and he holds a Certified Public Accounting license from the State of Ohio.

Gary Miller

Mr. Gary A. Miller is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company., since August 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Miller served as the Company's Global Supply Chain and Chief Procurement Officer since April 2008. Previously, Mr. Miller served as Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, a global tire manufacturing company, since 1992.

Andreas Gunther

Mr. Andreas K. Gunther is Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company., since July 2016. Mr. Günther joined A. Schulman in 2011 as its Human Resources Director EMEA. Most recently, he served as Human Resources Director Americas and Vice President of Global Human Resources Operations since 2014. He has more than 20 years of experience in human resources, having held positions for the European operations of several major companies, including W.R. Grace & Co., Hydro Aluminum Metal Products, Delphi Automotive Systems, and Ford of Germany.

Andrean Horton

Ms. Andrean R. Horton is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the Company., since September 1, 2016. Ms. Horton joined A. Schulman in 2010 as its Senior Corporate Counsel, Americas. Ms. Horton was promoted to Senior Corporate Counsel, USCAN and LATAM and Assistant Secretary in April 2015 and to Vice President, Secretary and Assistant General Counsel in April 2016.

Rainer Schewe

Mr. Rainer R. Schewe is Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer of the Company. Mr. Schewe oversees all of the Company’s procurement, manufacturing and supply chain functions around the world. A 25-year veteran of A. Schulman, Mr. Schewe served the Company in a variety of roles including product development, manufacturing, and operations. Most recently he served as Vice President, Custom Performance Colors in EMEA and oversaw the Company’s operations in Germany and Austria. Mr. Schewe joined the Company as an engineer in the analytical laboratory in Kerpen, Germany.

Stacy Walter

Ms. Stacy R. Walter is Executive Vice President - Internal Audit of A. Schulman, Inc., since April 5, 2013. Ms. Walter has served as the Director of Internal Audit for the Company from June 2006 until April 2013 and Sarbanes-Oxley Audit Manager from 2005 until 2006.

Derek Bristow

Mr. Derek R. Bristow is Senior Vice President, General Manager – APAC of the Company., since September 2010. Mr. Bristow formerly was President – Europe of ICO, Inc., which was acquired by the Company in April 2010. Mr. Bristow had been with ICO, Inc. since 1998, serving in a variety of management positions.

Heinrich Lingnau

Mr. Heinrich Lingnau is the Senior Vice President and General Manager - EMEA of A. Schulman Inc. Previously, Mr. Lingnau was the regional business leader for the Masterbatch Solutions product family and he has held various management-level positions with the Company's EMEA operations since 1999.

Gustavo Perez

Mr. Gustavo S. Perez, CPA, is senior Vice President, General Manager- LATAM of the company. Mr. Perez was Vice President and General Manager – Americas from July 2010 to June 2013. Mr. Perez previously served as the General Manager of Masterbatch Solutions for the Company’s North America operations and has been with the Company since 1995, serving in a variety of management positions.

Frank Roederer

Mr. Frank Roederer is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Company’s United States and Canada (“USCAN”) business of the Company. Roederer joined A. Schulman in 2013 as the specialty powders business unit director and has steadily taken on roles of increasing responsibility. Earlier this year, he was named senior vice president of the Engineering Composites business. Prior to joining the Company, he was the general manager of strategic planning and corporate performance management for SABIC, after overseeing WR Grace’s supply chain in Europe, Middle East and Asia for three years. He began his career at The Dow Chemical Company in 1996, where he held various global leadership positions throughout his 10-year tenure. He holds an operations management and marketing degree from Fachhochschule Offenburg, and an MBA from Schiller International University.

Kristopher Westbrooks

Mr. Kristopher R. Westbrooks is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Company. Mr. Westbrooks served as the Corporate Controller of the Company from July 2013 to April 1, 2015. Mr. Westbrooks served as Senior Manager – Global Corporate Controlling & Reporting of the company from March 2013 until July 2013 and Assistant Corporate Controller from May 2011 until March 2013. Previously Mr. Westbrooks served as Global Accounting Consultation Manager and Senior Financial Analyst for The Procter & Gamble Company, a multinational manufacturer of consumer goods, from April 2009 until May 2011.

Timothy McDannold

Mr. Timothy J. McDannold is Vice President, Treasurer and Director of Risk Management of the Company. Previously, Mr. McDannold served in various global management roles, including Vice President and Treasurer, and Vice President of Global Business Services for Diebold, Incorporated, an integrated self-service solutions, security systems and services corporation, since 1988.

Gary Phillips

Mr. Gary D. Phillips serves as Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. Phillips will be responsible for driving profitable revenue growth on a global basis. Immediate priorities include creating heightened alignment and accountability within the global sales and marketing teams across product families, as well as helping to accelerate the Company's rejuvenated, customer-centric product innovation initiative. Prior to joining A. Schulman, Phillips served as the vice president and general manager of Comcast Cable inWest Palm Beach, Floridafrom 2014 through 2016. During his tenure, he and his team of more than 300 sales and support professionals delivered profitable sales and revenues in the commercial marketplace that were consistently in excess of annual target goals. Phillips was instrumental in establishing strong cross-functional relationships across the organization - from product development to operations to sales - to assist the company in delivering the highest level of customer satisfaction. From 2001 through 2012, he held various roles of increasing responsibility with Centurylink - and its predecessor company Qwest Communications - where he ultimately served as the vice president of business markets/central region. In this capacity, he created a world-class sales organization that utilized an accountability model to drive strong financial growth and continuous improvement in customer satisfaction and sales productivity, among other things. From 2012 until 2014, Phillips was an independent consultant, focusing primarily on sales team optimization and leadership development. He began his career as a radio communications representative with Motorola Corporation in 1983, before taking leadership roles with MCI Telecommunications Corp, eSpire Communications and Metromedia Fiber Network/AboveNet Communications. Phillips received a Bachelor of Arts in Managerial Economics from Marietta College.

David Birney

Mr. David G. Birney is Lead Independent Director of the company. Mr. Birney also serves as a member of the Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance and Executive Committees. Mr. Birney is currently retired. Previously, Mr. Birney served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Solvay America, Inc., a subsidiary of Solvay S.A., an international industrial chemical group, and held numerous executive level positions within the Solvay Group from 1978 to 2006. Mr. Birney also served as a director of Tronox Incorporated, a specialty chemical company, from 2006 to 2011. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that the attributes, skills and qualifications Mr. Birney has developed through his experiences as a chief executive officer in the chemicals and plastics industry, public-company director experience, as well his prior service as a director of A. Schulman, including his exemplary service as Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, allow him to provide continued industry and corporate governance expertise to the Board of Directors and therefore has nominated him for re-election.

Kathleen Oswald

Dr. Kathleen M. Oswald serves as Director of the Company. Ms. Oswald currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Henry Ford Health System, one of the nation’s leading health care providers, a position she has held since 2007. Since 2008, Ms. Oswald has served as a director and as Chief Administrative Officer for H2O Energy, Ltd., a conservation and renewable energy company. Ms. Oswald also serves as a director and a member of the executive committee for the Great Lakes Center for the Arts, a nonprofit organization focused on the performing arts, a position she has held since 2016. In addition, Ms. Oswald serves on the executive committee and as co-chair of the nominating committee for Inforum, a nonprofit professional organization focused on creating strategic connections and accelerating careers for women, roles she has served since 2016. Since 2014, Ms. Oswald has served on the executive committee for the American Society of Employers, a nonprofit employer association serving human resource business communities. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that the attributes, skills and qualifications Ms. Oswald has developed through her leadership expertise in the human resource and health care industries allow her to provide business and leadership insight to the Board of Directors and therefore has nominated her for election.

Eugene Allspach

Mr. Eugene Robert Allspach is the Independent Director of the company, since May 2010. Mr. Allspach served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, for TPC Group, Inc. (“TPC”), a producer of specialty chemicals, from September 2011 to December 2015. Mr. Allspach has also served as the President of E. R. Allspach & Associates, LLC, a company providing consulting services to new business development activities in the petrochemical industry, from 2003 to 2016. Mr. Allspach previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Equistar Chemicals, L.P., a petrochemical company. Mr. Allspach served as a director of TPC from 2011 until 2013, and as a director of ICO, Inc. (“ICO”) from 2008 until its acquisition by A. Schulman in May 2010. Mr. Allspach also serves on the advisory board of The Plaza Group, a privately held petrochemical company, a role he has served since 2005. Mr. Allspach was initially appointed and first re-nominated to the Board of Directors pursuant to the terms and conditions of the 2010 merger agreement between A. Schulman and ICO. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that the attributes, skills and qualifications Mr. Allspach developed through his more than 35 years of experience in executive management, business development, manufacturing, operations, marketing and process engineering in the petrochemicals industry, as well as his experiences as a director of TPC and ICO, allow him to provide continued financial and industry expertise to the Board of Directors and therefore has nominated him for re-election.

Gregory Barmore

Mr. Gregory T. Barmore is an independent Director of the company, since May 2010. Mr. Barmore is currently retired and served as a director of Novation Companies, Inc., a specialty finance company, until December 2015, a position he had held since 1996. Previously, Mr. Barmore served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Electric Capital Mortgage Corporation, a subsidiary of General Electric Capital Corporation, and held numerous executive level positions within the General Electric family of companies from 1966 to 1997. In addition, Mr. Barmore served as a director of ICO from 2004 until its acquisition by A. Schulman in May 2010; Mr. Barmore served as Chairman of the ICO Board of Directors from 2005 until 2010. Mr. Barmore was initially appointed and first re-nominated to the A. Schulman Board of Directors pursuant to the terms and conditions of the 2010 merger agreement between A. Schulman and ICO. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that the attributes, skills and qualifications Mr. Barmore has developed through his financial and corporate governance expertise, experiences as a chief executive officer, public-company director experience, as well as his prior experience as a director of ICO and Novation Companies, allow him to provide continued financial and business expertise to the Board of Directors and therefore has nominated him for re-election.

Lee Meyer

Mr. Lee D. Meyer is the Independent Director of the company, since 2008. Since 2006, Mr. Meyer has acted as a consultant to Ply Gem Industries, Inc., a building product manufacturer, and to various investment firms involved in manufacturing companies with processes similar to A. Schulman. Previously, Mr. Meyer served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ply Gem Industries, Inc. from 2002 through 2006. Mr. Meyer currently serves as a director of Building Material Distributors, Inc., a private company, and previously served as a director of PW Eagle, Inc., formerly a public company manufacturer of plastic pipe. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that the attributes, skills and qualifications Mr. Meyer has developed through his experiences as a chief executive officer, as a director of companies in similar industries, and through his extensive consulting roles providing manufacturing experience in companies with processes similar to A. Schulman, allow him to provide continued business expertise to the Board of Directors and therefore has nominated him for re-election.

James Mitarotonda

Mr. James A. Mitarotonda is an independent director of the company, since 2005. Mr. Mitarotonda has served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barington Capital Group, L.P., an investment firm, since 1991. Mr. Mitarotonda has also been the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barington Companies Investors, LLC, the general partner of Barington Companies Equity Partners, L.P., a value-added, activist investment fund, since 1999. Mr. Mitarotonda has served as a director of Omnova Solutions, Inc., a global provider of emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals, since 2015, and as a director of The Eastern Company, a manufacturer of industrial hardware, security and metal products, since 2015, serving as Chairman since 2016. Mr. Mitarotonda has also served as Chairman of Barington/Hilco Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, since 2015, and as its Chief Executive Officer during 2015. During the past five years, Mr. Mitarotonda served as a director of (i) The Pep Boys — Manny, Moe and Jack, an automotive aftermarket service and retail chain, from 2006 to 2016 (Chairman from 2008 to 2009), (ii) Ebix, Inc., a supplier of software and e-commerce services to the insurance, financial and healthcare industries, during 2015, (iii) The Jones Group Inc., a designer, marketer and wholesaler of branded clothing, shoes and accessories, from 2007 to 2012, (iv) Ameron International Corporation, a multinational manufacturer of products and materials for the chemical, industrial, energy, transportation and infrastructure markets, during 2011, and Gerber Scientific, Inc., an international supplier of automated manufacturing systems, from 2010 to 2011.

Ernest Novak

Mr. Ernest J. Novak, Jr., is an independent Director of the company, since 2003. Mr. Novak is currently retired. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Novak served in various positions at Ernst & Young LLP, an international public accounting firm, including as Coordinating Partner for large multinational clients, as a member of the firm’s International Service Delivery and Quality Committee, as Area Industry Leader for manufacturing and, for 17 years, as the Managing Partner of various international offices until his retirement in 2003. Mr. Novak has been a director of BorgWarner, Inc. since 2003, and a director of FirstEnergy Corp. since 2004. Mr. Novak is the chair of the audit committee for Borg Warner, Inc. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that the attributes, skills and qualifications Mr. Novak has developed through his educational background in accounting and his professional experiences in performing, reviewing, and overseeing the audits of financial statements of a wide range of public companies, his other public company directorships, as well as his experience as a director of A. Schulman, including his exemplary service as Chairman of the Audit Committee, allow him to provide continued financial and regional business expertise to the Board of Directors and therefore has nominated him for re-election.

Jennifer Beeman