People: Schulman A Inc (SHLM.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joseph Gingo

70 2014 Chairman of the Board

Bernard Rzepka

54 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Levanduski

52 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Kristopher Westbrooks

36 2015 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller

Donald McMillan

54 2013 Chief Information Officer, Vice President

Patricia Mishic

49 2012 Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Derek Bristow

54 2010 Vice President and General Manager – APAC

Heinrich Lingnau

52 2013 Vice President and General Manager - EMEA

Brent Middleton

53 2014 Vice President and General Manager, United States and Canada

Gustavo Perez

50 2014 Vice President, General Manager, Latin America

Kim Whiteman

57 2009 Vice President - Global Human Resources

David Minc

65 2008 Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary

Gary Miller

68 2008 Vice President - Global Supply Chain, Chief Procurement Officer

Stacy Walter

52 2013 Vice President - Internal Audit

Timothy McDannold

52 2013 Treasurer, Director - Risk Management

James Irwin

2014 Senior Director of Corporate Business Development

Oliver Neuss

2013 Director - Technology and Innovation, EMEA

Andrean Horton

2015 Assistant Secretary, Senior Corporate Counsel - U.S. and Canada, Latin America

David Birney

71 2012 Lead Independent Director

Eugene Allspach

67 2010 Director

Gregory Barmore

72 2010 Director

Michael McManus

72 2006 Director

Lee Meyer

65 2008 Director

James Mitarotonda

60 2005 Director

Ernest Novak

70 2003 Director

Irvin Reid

74 2009 Director

Howard Curd

76 2006 Independent Director

John Yasinsky

75 2012 Independent Director

Jennifer Beeman

Director - Corporate Communications & Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Joseph Gingo

Mr. Joseph M. Gingo is Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is No longer President, Chief Executive Officer effective December 31, 2014. Mr. Gingo has served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of A. Schulman since 2008 and is a member of the Executive Committee. Previously, Mr. Gingo was employed at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company for more than 40 years. From June 2003 through December 2007, Mr. Gingo served as Executive Vice President, Quality Systems and Chief Technical Officer at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. In this role, Mr. Gingo was responsible for Goodyear’s Research, Tire Technology and Engineering and Quality organizations. Prior to that, Mr. Gingo held numerous domestic and international leadership positions with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Mr. Gingo has served as a director of A. Schulman since 2000.

Bernard Rzepka

Mr. Bernard Rzepka has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective January 1, 2015. Mr. Rzepka formerly served as the General Manager and Chief Operating Officer – EMEA since September 2008 and has been with the Company since 1992, serving in a variety of technology and commercial management positions.

Joseph Levanduski

Mr. Joseph J. Levanduski is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of the Company. He was Principal Accounting Officer of A. Schulman Inc. He was appointed as Principal Accounting Officer of the Company on July 15, 2013. Previously, Mr. Levanduski was with Hawk Corporation for approximately 15 years where he held various financial roles before becoming Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He received a master of business administration degree from Case Western Reserve University and a bachelor's degree in accounting from Cleveland State University. He is currently on the board of directors at Robin Industries, a manufacturer and designer of high-quality molded products.

Kristopher Westbrooks

Mr. Kristopher R. Westbrooks is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Company. Mr. Westbrooks, age 36, first joined the Company in May 2011 as Assistant Corporate Controller and has served as Corporate Controller since July 2013. Most recently before joining the Company, Mr. Westbrooks served as Global Accounting Consultation Manager and Senior Financial Analyst for The Procter & Gamble Company, a multinational manufacturer of consumer packaged goods, from April 2009 through May 2011. Westbrooks joined the Company in 2011 as Assistant Corporate Controller and has served as Corporate Controller since July 2013. Chief Financial Officer Joseph Levanduski has relinquished the role as the Company’s principal accounting officer. Westbrooks began his career in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He also served as Global Accounting Consultation Manager and Senior Financial Analyst for The Procter & Gamble Company. He earned his master of accountancy and his bachelor’s degree in business, accountancy from Miami University and is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Donald McMillan

Mr. Donald B. McMillan has been appointed as Chief Information Officer, Vice President of A. Schulman, Inc., effective July 15, 2013. Previously, Previously, Mr. McMillan served as the Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller since April 2011, Corporate Controller since April 2006 and held various financial positions since joining the Company in 1996.

Patricia Mishic

Ms. Patricia M. Mishic has been appointed as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of A. Schulman, Inc., effective January 16, 2012. Previously, Ms. Mishic served as Global Director of Marketing Excellence for Dow Chemical Company's Performance Materials and Performance Plastics divisions and held a variety of global business development, marketing and business management positions since 2000.

Derek Bristow

Mr. Derek R. Bristow is Vice President and General Manager – APAC of A. Schulman Inc., since September 2010. Mr. Bristow formerly was General Manager, of ICO Australasia, for 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 Vice President and General Manager - EMEA of A. Schulman Inc., since April 2013. Previously, Mr. Lingnau was the regional business leader for the masterbatch product family and held various management-level positions with the Company's EMEA operations since 1999.

Brent Middleton

Mr. Brent J. Middleton is Vice President and General Manager, United States and Canada of the Company. Middleton served 18 years with Dionex Corporation in various positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Service and Corporate Marketing. He also has served as Partner with The SBD Group, LLC, a consulting organization where he advised and coached clients on how to build revenue and profit. In 2010, he founded Middleton Consulting Group, LLC, where he has provided strategic and tactical consulting for domestic and global clients ranging from $5 million to $2.5 billion in revenue.

Gustavo Perez

Mr. Gustavo S. Perez, CPA, is Vice President, General Manager, Latin America of A. Schulman, Inc. Mr. Perez most recently served as the General Manager of Masterbatch for the Company’s North America operations and has been with the Company since 1995, serving in a variety of management positions.

Kim Whiteman

Mr. Kim L. Whiteman is Vice President - Global Human Resources of A. Schulman, Inc., since June 15, 2009. Previously, he held various human resource management roles at The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company since 1979.

David Minc

Mr. David C. Minc is Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of A. Schulman Inc., since May 2008. Previously, Mr. Minc served as General Counsel, Americas, for Flexsys America L.P. since 1996.

Gary Miller

Mr. Gary A. Miller is Vice President - Global Supply Chain, Chief Procurement Officer of A. Schulman, Inc., since April 2008. Previously, he served as Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company since 1992.

Stacy Walter

Ms. Stacy R. Walter has been appointed as Vice President - Internal Audit of A. Schulman, Inc., effective April 5, 2013. Ms. Walter has served as the Director of Internal Audit for the Company since June 2006 and Sarbanes-Oxley Audit Manager since joining the Company in 2005.

Timothy McDannold

Mr. Timothy J. McDannold has been appointed as Treasurer, Director - Risk Management of A. Schulman, Inc., effective April 5, 2013. Previously, Mr. McDannold served in various global management roles, including Vice President and Treasurer, and Vice President of Global Business Services for Diebold, Incorporated since 1988.

James Irwin

Mr. James Irwin is the Senior Director of Corporate Business Development of A. Schulman Inc. Irwin comes to A. Schulman from Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., where he served in various merger and acquisition and business development roles of increasing responsibility, including Senior Director - Corporate Development and M&A. During his tenure at Cliffs, Irwin led the successful completion of 15 acquisition and divestiture transactions, the vast majority of which were cross-border deals, ranging in size from less than $10 million to nearly $5 billion. Prior to joining Cliffs, Irwin spent 14 years as an M&A advisor and investment banker at KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., where he led the successful execution of 43 M&A and capital-raising transactions. He received a master's of business administration degree from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Business and a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Toledo.

Oliver Neuss

Dr. Oliver Neuss is the Director - Technology and Innovation, EMEA of A. Schulman, Inc. Dr. Neuss became Business Unit Director, Engineered Plastics for EMEA in June 2011. He joined A. Schulman in 1999 and has held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility, including leadership roles in its Engineered Plastics business in Germany, technical customer service, R&D and quality planning. He received a Ph.D. in organic chemistry based on research at Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University in Bonn, Germany, and the Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw, Poland.

Andrean Horton

Ms. Andrean R. Horton is Assistant Secretary, Senior Corporate Counsel, U.S. and Canada (“USCAN”) and Latin America (“LATAM") of the Company. Horton joined A. Schulman in 2010 as its Senior Corporate Counsel, Americas. In that role, she provided counsel on a wide range of legal issues, including intellectual property, real estate, contracts, labor and employment, compliance and litigation. Prior to joining A. Schulman, Horton was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of The Bartech Group, Inc., and held various legal roles at YRC Worldwide Inc. She received a juris doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the State Bar of Ohio and the State Bar of Michigan.

David Birney

Mr. David G. Birney is Lead Independent Director of A. Schulman, Inc. Mr. Birney also serves as a member of the Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance and Executive Committees. 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. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Birney served as a director of Tronox Incorporated, a specialty chemical company. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that the attributes, skills and qualifications

Eugene Allspach

Mr. Eugene R. Allspach is the Director of A. Schulman Inc., since May 2010. Mr. Allspach currently serves as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, for TPC Group, Inc. (“TPC”), a producer of specialty chemicals, a position he has held since September 2011. Mr. Allspach previously 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 2011. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Allspach served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Equistar Chemicals, L.P., a petrochemical company, and held numerous executive level positions for its predecessor companies from 1982 to 1997. Mr. Allspach currently serves as a director of TPC and served 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.

Gregory Barmore

Mr. Gregory T. Barmore is the Director of A. Schulman Inc., since May 2010. Mr. Barmore is currently retired and serves as a director of Novation Companies, Inc ., a specialty finance company, a position he has 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 and served as Chairman of the ICO Board of Directors from 2005 until 2010. Mr. Barmore 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.

Michael McManus

Mr. Michael A. McManus, Jr., is the Director of A. Schulman Inc., since 2006. Mr. McManus has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Misonix, Inc., a medical device manufacturer. Previously, Mr. McManus held executive positions with New York Bancorp, Inc., Jamcor Pharmaceutical, Inc., Pfizer, Inc. and Revlon Corp. Mr. McManus currently serves as a director of Novavax, Inc. and Misonix, Inc. He currently serves on the Audit Committee of Novavax, Inc. Mr. McManus also serves on the advisory board of Barington Companies Equity Partners, L.P., an affiliate of Barington Capital Group, L.P., for which James A. Mitarotonda serves as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Lee Meyer

Mr. Lee D. Meyer is the Director of A. Schulman Inc., since 2008. 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 and on the compensation committee 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.

James Mitarotonda

Mr. James A. Mitarotonda is the Director of A. Schulman Inc., since 2005. Since 1991, Mr. Mitarotonda has served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barington Capital Group, L.P., an investment firm that he co-founded. Mr. Mitarotonda currently serves as a director of The Pep Boys — Manny, Moe and Jack and, during the past five years, served as a director of The Jones Group Inc., Ameron International Corporation, Gerber Scientific, Inc., Griffon Corporation, and Sielox, Inc. Mr. Mitarotonda serves on the compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees of The Pep Boys. Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that the attributes, skills and qualifications.

Ernest Novak

Mr. Ernest J. Novak, Jr., is the Director of A. Schulman Inc., since 2003. Previously, 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. 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.

Irvin Reid

Dr. Irvin D. Reid is the Director of Schulman Inc., since 2009. Since 2008, Dr. Reid has served as President Emeritus and Eugene Applebaum Professor, Community Engagement, at Wayne State University, a research university located in Detroit, Michigan. Previously, Dr. Reid served as President of Wayne State University from 1997 to 2008. In addition, Dr. Reid previously served two terms on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Detroit Branch) from 2003 to 2004 and from 2005 to 2008. Dr. Reid currently serves as a director of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, and within the past five years, served as a director of The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe and Jack. Dr. Reid serves on the audit committee of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation.

Howard Curd

Mr. Howard R. Curd is Independent Director of A. Schulman Inc., since 2006. Mr. Curd has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Uniroyal Engineered Products, LLC, a manufacturer of plastic vinyl coated fabrics. The attributes, skills and qualifications Mr. Curd developed through his leadership and business experiences in the plastics industry, as well as experience as a director of A. Schulman and his exemplary service as former Chair of the Strategic Committee, qualified him for his prior stellar service as director.

John Yasinsky

Mr. John B. Yasinsky is Independent Director of A. Schulman, Inc. Mr. Yasinsky has served as a director of A. Schulman since April 12, 2000 and served as the Company’s Lead Independent Director from 2008 through 2012. Mr. Yasinsky is currently retired and is a director of CMS Energy Corporation and Consumers Energy Co. and TriState Capital Holdings, Inc. He serves as the chair of the compensation committee of CMS Energy, and serves as the chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee and on the compensation committee of TriState Capital. Previously, Mr. Yasinsky served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Omnova Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of decorative and building products and performance chemicals from 1999 to 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Yasinsky served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GenCorp, a technology-based manufacturer, from 1994 to 1999.

Jennifer Beeman

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