People: SL Industries Inc (SLI)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Glen Kassan

70 2010 Chairman of the Board

William Fejes

58 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer

Louis Belardi

62 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary

Warren Lichtenstein

48 2010 Director

Avrum Gray

78 2002 Independent Director

James Risher

71 2003 Independent Director

Mark Schwarz

53 2002 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Glen Kassan

Mr. Glen M. Kassan is Chairman of the Board of SL Industries Inc. He was elected as Chairman of the Board on May 14, 2008 and was Vice Chairman of the Board from August 2005 until May 2008. Mr. Kassan has served as a director on the Board since January 2002 and previously served as President of the Company from February 2002 until August 2005, as interim Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) from June 14, 2010 to June 29, 2010, and as interim Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) from June 14, 2010 to August 30, 2010. He is a Managing Director and operating partner of Steel Partners LLC (“Steel Partners”), a subsidiary of Steel Partners Holdings L.P. (“SPH”), a global diversified holding company that owns and operates businesses and has interests in companies in a variety of industries, including diversified industrial products, energy, defense, banking, insurance, and food products and services. He has been associated with Steel Partners and its affiliates since August 1999. Mr. Kassan served as the Vice President, CFO and Secretary of the predecessor entity of SPH from June 2000 to April 2007. He has served as a director of Handy & Harman Ltd. (“HNH”), a diversified manufacturer of engineered niche industrial products, since July 2005 and as the Vice Chairman of the Board and CEO of HNH from October 2005 to December 2012. He was a director of United Industrial Corporation (“UIC”), a company principally focused on the design, production and support of defense systems, which was acquired by Textron Inc., from October 2002 to November 2007.

William Fejes

Mr. William Theodore Fejes, Jr., is President, Chief Executive Officer of SL Industries Inc., since June 29, 2010. From 2007 until April 2010, Mr. Fejes was the Chief Operating Officer of Seakeeper, Inc., a company that designs, manufactures and markets motion stabilization equipment for boats under 50 meters in length. Prior to joining Seakeeper, Inc., Mr. Fejes was the President and CEO of TB Wood’s Corporation (“TB Wood’s”), a public company that designs, manufactures and markets industrial power transmission components, with plants in the United States, Mexico and Italy, from 2004 to 2007, and was a director of TB Wood’s from 2004 to 2005. Mr. Fejes also held various executive and management roles at Danaher Corporation, a public company that designs, manufactures and markets industrial and consumer products, for 18 years. Since March 2009, Mr. Fejes has served as a director of Broadwind Energy, a public company for which he also serves as the Chairman of the Governance / Nominating Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Fejes was a Director of Automation Solutions, Inc., a privately held distributor of factory automation equipment.

Louis Belardi

Mr. Louis J. Belardi is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary of SL Industries Inc. He has served as CFO of the Company since August 30, 2010, and as the Company’s Secretary and Treasurer since July 2010. Mr. Belardi previously served as the Corporate Controller of the Company from 2004 until August 29, 2010, during which time he was responsible for management of the Company's corporate accounting, SEC reporting functions and Sarbanes Oxley compliance. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Belardi was a partner in his own management consulting firm that specialized in providing financial consulting to public corporations. Before entering consulting, he was promoted through several financial roles to the position of Vice President Finance and Administration at Aydin Corporation, now part of L-3 Communications. Mr. Belardi started his career at Price Waterhouse and has an MBA in finance.

Warren Lichtenstein

Mr. Warren G. Lichtenstein is Director of SL Industries Inc., since March 30, 2010. From February 2002 until August 2005, Mr. Lichtenstein served as CEO of the Company. He had previously served as a director (formerly Chairman of the Board) of the Company from January 2002 to May 2008 and from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Lichtenstein served as the Chairman of the Board and CEO of the general partner of SPH from July 2009 to February 2013 and has been the Executive Chairman of SPH since February 2013. He is also the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Steel Partners and has been associated with Steel Partners and its affiliates since 1990. He is a Co-Founder of Steel Partners Japan Strategic Fund (Offshore), L.P., a private investment partnership investing in Japan, and Steel Partners China Access I LP, a private equity partnership investing in China. He also co-founded Steel Partners II, L.P., a private investment partnership that is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of SPH, in 1993. Mr. Lichtenstein has served as a director of GenCorp Inc., a manufacturer of aerospace and defense products and systems with a real estate business segment, since March 2008. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of HNH since July 2005. He served as a director of the predecessor entity of SPH from 1996 to June 2005, as Chairman and CEO from December 1997 to June 2005 and as President from December 1997 to December 2003. He served as the Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of SP Acquisition Holdings, Inc., a company formed for the purpose of acquiring one or more businesses or assets, from February 2007 until October 2009. Mr. Lichtenstein served as a director (formerly Chairman of the Board) of UIC from May 2001 to November 2007. He served as a director of KT&G Corporation, South Korea’s tobacco company, from March 2006 to March 2008. He served as a director of Layne Christensen Company, a provider of products and services for the water, mineral and energy markets, from January 2004 to October 2006.

Avrum Gray

Mr. Avrum Gray, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of SL Industries Inc., since May 23, 2002. Mr. Gray is the Chairman of G-Bar Limited Partnership, one of the nation’s independent options trading firms and a specialist in computer-based arbitrage activities in the derivative markets, and has held this position since 1982. From 2000 until December 2009, Mr. Gray was a director of Nashua Corporation, a specialty paper, label and printing supplies manufacturer. From 1999 until December 2009, Mr. Gray was a director of the LGL Group, Inc. (formerly the Lynch Corporation), a holding company with subsidiaries engaged in manufacturing and distributing frequency control devices and other equipment. From 2003 to 2009, Mr. Gray was a director of Material Sciences Corporation, a materials solution provider. Mr. Gray is the former Chairman of the Board of Lynch Systems, Inc., a glass press supplier to the television and computer industry, and a former CEO of Alloy Consolidated Industries, a privately held manufacturer of components and devices for the automotive aftermarket. Additionally, Mr. Gray has been Chairman of the Board of Spertus College, as well as a board member of the Illinois Institute of Technology, the Stuart School and a number of philanthropic organizations, including the Jewish Federation of Chicago.

James Risher

Mr. James A. Risher is an Independent Director of SL Industries Inc., since May 29, 2003. Mr. Risher has been the Managing Partner of Lumina Group, LLC, a private company engaged in the business of consulting and investing in small and mid-size companies, since 1998. Mr. Risher has served as a director of DGT Holdings Corp. (formerly Del Global Technologies Corp.) (“DGT”) since April 2005. He was also the President and CEO of DGT from August 2006 through August 2009. From February 2001 to May 2002, Mr. Risher served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of BlueStar Battery Systems International, Inc. (“BlueStar”), a Canadian public company that is an e-commerce distributor of electrical and electronic products to selected automotive aftermarket segments and targeted industrial markets. BlueStar filed CCAA (a petition for reorganization under Canadian bankruptcy laws) in August 2001, and a plan of reorganization was approved in November 2001. From 1986 to 1998, Mr. Risher served as a director, CEO and President of Exide Electronics Group, Inc. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Exide from December 1997 to July 1998. Mr. Risher was also a director of Wilhelmina International, Inc. (“Wilhelmina”) (formerly New Century Equity Holdings Corp.) from October 2004 until January 2010.

Mark Schwarz

Mr. Mark E. Schwarz is an Independent Director of SL Industries Inc., since January 24, 2002. He is the Managing Member of Newcastle Capital Group, L.L.C., the general partner of Newcastle Capital Management, L.P. (“NCM”), and Chairman of the Board, CEO and Portfolio Manager of NCM, which is the general partner of Newcastle Partners, L.P., a private investment firm he founded in 1993. Mr. Schwarz presently serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (“Hallmark”), a specialty property and casualty insurer. He was elected Executive Chairman of Hallmark in August 2006. He served as CEO of Hallmark from January 2003 until August 2006, and as President from November 2003 through March 2006. Mr. Schwarz has, since February 2004, served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pizza Inn, Inc., an operator and franchisor of pizza restaurants and has served on its Board of Directors since December 2002. Mr. Schwarz has, since September 2004, served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bell Industries, Inc., a company primarily engaged in providing computer systems integration services and has served on its board of directors since 2000. Mr. Schwarz was appointed the CEO of Wilhelmina, a talent representation company, in April 2009 and has served as its Chairman of the Board since June 2004. Mr. Schwarz previously served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Wilhelmina beginning in October 2007. Mr. Schwarz served as a director of MedQuist, Inc., a provider of clinical documentation workflow solutions in support of electronic health records, from December 2007 to August 2009, and Nashua Corporation, a manufacturer of specialty papers, labels and printing supplies, from 2001 to September 2009. Mr. Schwarz has also served as a director of Vesta Insurance Group, Inc., a holding company for a group of insurance companies, and within the past five years, served as a director of WebFinancial Group, Inc.,

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Glen Kassan

475,000

William Fejes

753,169

Louis Belardi

425,176

Warren Lichtenstein

475,000

Avrum Gray

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James Risher

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Mark Schwarz

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As Of 30 Dec 2013

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