People: Symmetry Medical Inc (SMA)

SMA on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Craig Reynolds

65 2009 Independent Chairman of the Board

Thomas Sullivan

50 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Fred Hite

46 2004 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Ajey Atre

44 2013 President - Symmetry Surgical

David Milne

46 2014 Senior Vice President - Human Resources, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Thomas Barrett

49 2013 Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer - OEM Solutions

Christopher Cummins

44 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Manufacturing Officer - OEM Solutions

Stephen Hinora

53 2014 Senior Vice President - Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs

Ronda Harris

43 Chief Accounting Officer

James Burns

67 2006 Independent Director

Robert Deuster

63 2009 Independent Director

John Krelle

62 2008 Independent Director

Francis Nusspickel

73 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Craig Reynolds

Mr. Craig B. Reynolds is Independent Chairman of the Board of Symmetry Medical Inc. From May 23, 2008 through June 22, 2009, Mr. Reynolds served as the chairman of the Finance and Systems committee and a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Reynolds served as chief operating officer of Philips-Respironics Home Health Solutions, a subsidiary of Philips, from 2008 to 2010. Prior to Philips-Respironics, Mr. Reynolds was the chief operating officer and a board member of Respironics, Inc. (NASDQ:RESP), a company that develops, manufactures and markets medical devices worldwide. The product lines of Respironcs, Inc. included sleep medicine therapeutics and diagnostic equipment, intensive care ventilation and patient monitoring and respiratory drug delivery systems. Mr. Reynolds was with Respironics, Inc. since 1998. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Reynolds was with Healthdyne Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDTC), a medical device company, serving for five years as chief executive officer and director. From 1981 through 1992 Mr. Reynolds was with Healthdyne, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDYN) in the positions of Executive VP (1981 – 1983), president of Healthdyne Cardiovascular Division (1984 – 1985) and president of Healthdyne Homecare Division (1986 – 1992). Mr. Reynolds earned his B.S. in industrial management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his M.B.A. from Georgia State University.

Thomas Sullivan

Mr. Thomas J. Sullivan is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Symmetry Medical Inc. From June of 2007 through January 2011, Mr. Sullivan was the President of the Supply Chain & Business Process Division of Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. (“J&J”). In this role, he led the Commercial and Government Contracting processes in support of the J&J U. S. Medical Device & Diagnostics, Pharmaceutical, and Consumer health care customers. He also led the Logistics, e-Business, Channel Management, Program Management, and global Supply Chain/ERP Competency Centers for the J&J’s Medical Device & Diagnostics Group. From mid 2010 until year end, Mr. Sullivan held additional responsibility as the Global Vice President, Customer Experience for the J&J Supply Chain Customer & Logistics Services Team accountable for customer facing roles in Distribution, Customer Service, and Transportation supporting all J&J commercial companies throughout the world. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Sullivan was the President of DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. From 2002 to 2005 he served as President of J&J Medical Products Canada. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Sullivan served as General Manager for J&J Gateway LLC and Worldwide Vice President of e-Business. Mr. Sullivan graduated as a Palmer Scholar from The Wharton School in 1991 where he earned an MBA in Strategic Management and Information Technology. He also holds a Bachelor of Science magna cum laude in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

Fred Hite

Mr. Fred L. Hite is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Symmetry Medical Inc. Mr. Hite served in various capacities at General Electric Industrial Systems, including Finance Manager of General Electric Motors and Controls from 2001 to 2004, Manufacturing Finance Manager from 2000 to 2001, and Finance Manager of Engineering Services from 1997 to 2000. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Hite served as Sourcing Finance Manager and Commercial Finance Analyst at General Electric Industrial Control Systems. From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Hite served in various finance positions at General Electric Appliances. Mr. Hite received a B.S. in Finance at Indiana University.

Ajey Atre

Mr. Ajey S. Atre serves as President - Symmetry Surgical of Symmetry Medical Inc. He has over 20 years of experience in the Medical Devices Industry, including service as the General Manager of Zimmer’s (NYSE:ZMH) Trabecular Metal Technologies business from 2008 - 2013, where he had responsibility for strategic planning, new product development, market development, global revenue expansion and surgeon education. Prior to Zimmer, Mr. Atre was employed at DJO Global's Aircast Division from 2003 to 2008. At DJO, his experience included Sales, Engineering and Operations positions. Mr. Atre holds a Master’s of Science in Biomechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering, Pune, in India. He earned a Master's in Business Administration with Honors from the Harvard Business School.

David Milne

Mr. David C. Milne is Senior Vice President - Human Resources, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Symmetry Medical Inc. He joined Symmetry in 2009 as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. From 2000 through 2009 Mr. Milne was employed by The Steak ‘n Shake Company (NYSE: SNS), where he most recently served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. After graduating cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law, Mr. Milne practiced with Bose, McKinney & Evans and Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary where he concentrated on representing employers in labor and employment law matters. Mr. Milne received his undergraduate degree from Wabash College and his MA English Literature from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Thomas Barrett

Mr. Thomas W. Barrett serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer - OEM Solutions of Symmetry Medical Inc. Prior to this position, Mr. Barrett had served as Symmetry Medical’s Senior Vice President Worldwide Instruments since joining the company in November 2011. Prior to joining Symmetry Medical, Mr. Barrett served as Vice President of Operations for Medrobotics Corporation, with previous service as SVP of Operations and SVP of Business Development for Keystone Dental. From 2005 – 2007 Mr. Barrett was Senior Vice President of the Orthopedics Division at Accellent and, from 1991 – 2004, he served in various positions for Stryker, including Vice President of Operations for Stryker Biotech. Mr. Barrett holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Union College and a MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Christopher Cummins

Mr. Christopher G. Cummins serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Manufacturing Officer - OEM Solutions of Symmetry Medical Inc. Mr. Cummins joined Symmetry Medical in 2011 as Senior Vice President Worldwide Cases. In 2012, his responsibilities were expanded to include Worldwide Implants and Aerospace. Prior to joining Symmetry, Mr. Cummins ran multiple aerospace and industrial business units within Danaher Corporation, where he honed his skills as a strong champion of lean and continuous improvement tools. Mr. Cummins received his B.S. from Purdue University and his MBA from Arizona State University.

Stephen Hinora

Mr. Stephen Hinora, Jr., is Senior Vice President - Senior Vice President - Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs of Symmetry Medical Inc. He joined Symmetry Medical, at the time Othy Inc., in 1988 and since February 2014, Mr. Hinora has been serving as Senior Vice President of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs. Prior to this position from 2010 - 2014, Mr. Hinora served as Global Vice President of Quality & Regulatory Affairs. From 2008 - 2010, Mr. Hinora served as the Vice President of Quality & Regulatory Affairs U.S. Operations with previous service as Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Director and preceding Manager at the Warsaw IN facilities. From 1985 - 1988 Mr. Hinora had supported Quality Assurance functional responsibilities for Owens-Illinois Inc.’s Kimble HealthCare Division, a Pharmaceutical industry service provider of ampules and vials. Mr. Hinora is a Certified Six Sigma Black and ASQ Certified Auditor. Mr. Hinora’s experience includes the application of Lean Principles and Risk Management process improvement tools. Mr. Hinora received both his B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and M.B.A in Business Administration from Concordia University.

Ronda Harris

Ms. Ronda L. Harris is Chief Accounting Officer of Symmetry Medical Inc. She joined Symmetry in 2008 with experience in financial management, planning and implementation of effective financial reporting and financial control processes. Prior to joining Symmetry, Ms. Harris served as Assistant Controller of General Electric’s Consumer and Industrial Business. Ms. Harris began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1997.

James Burns

Mr. James S. Burns is Independent Director of Symmetry Medical Inc. Mr. Burns is currently president, chief executive officer and director of AssureRx Health, Inc., a personalized medicine company focusing on neuropsychiatric disorders. He served as president and chief executive officer of EntreMed, Inc. from June 2004 to December 2008. From 2001 – 2003, Mr. Burns was a co-founder and served as president and as executive vice president of MedPointe, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company that developed, marketed and sold branded prescription pharmaceuticals. From 2000 – 2001, he served as a founder and managing director of MedPointe Capital Partners, a private equity firm that led a leveraged buyout of a NYSE company to form MedPointe Pharmaceuticals. From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Burns served as a founder, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Osiris Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly held biotech company developing therapeutic stem cell products for the regeneration of damaged or diseased tissue. From 1986 – 1992, he was vice chairman of HealthCare Investment Corporation and a founding general partner of Healthcare Ventures L.P., a venture capital partnership specializing in forming companies built around new pharmaceutical and biotechnology products. Mr. Burns is a director of the International BioResources Group and the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC), and a Director of Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML). He has also earned a NACD Board Leadership Fellow certification. Mr. Burns earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in biological sciences from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. degree from DePaul University.

Robert Deuster

Mr. Robert G. Deuster is Independent Director of Symmetry Medical Inc. He also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Newport Corporation (NASDAQ: NEWP), a global supplier of laser, optical and motion control products from May 1996 until his retirement in October of 2007. Mr. Deuster also served as president of Newport from May 1996 until July 2004, and in June 1997 became chairman of the board. From 1985 to 1996, Mr. Deuster served in various senior management positions at Applied Power, Inc (now Actuant Corp NYSE: ATU), a global manufacturer of electrical and hydraulic products, serving as senior vice president of the Distributed Products Group from 1994 to 1996, president of the Barry Controls Division from 1989 to 1994, president of the APITECH Division from 1986 to 1989 and vice president of sales and marketing of the Enerpac Division from 1985 to 1986. From 1975 to 1985, he held engineering and marketing management positions at General Electric Company’s Medical Systems Division. Mr. Deuster currently serves on the boards of NEXX Systems, a privately held semiconductor capital equipment company, Ondax, Inc., a private optical components company, and PICO Holdings (NASDAQ: PICO). He is active in director education and corporate governance matters, having achieved his Advanced Professional Director certification. Mr. Deuster received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University in 1973.

John Krelle

Mr. John S. Krelle is Independent Director of Symmetry Medical Inc. Since 2005 Mr. Krelle has served as president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Fziomed Inc., a privately held company based in California, specializing in the manufacture and commercialization of medical biomaterials. Prior to his tenure at Fziomed, Mr. Krelle worked in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries for almost thirty years in positions of increasing scope and complexity. From 1987 he served in various senior capacities for Zimmer Holdings, running business units on three continents. Mr. Krelle was head of spine, trauma and business development at the time of Zimmer’s acquisition of Swiss company Centerpulse, which made Zimmer the pure play orthopedic company in the world. Prior to that, he spent five years managing businesses outside the U.S. including in Asia, Canada and Latin America. While directing Asia and Japan operations, Mr. Krelle established a new subsidiary in Shanghai, China as well as other geographical expansion throughout the region, to capitalize on the explosive growth of orthopedics in the area. During this period, Mr. Krelle also served as a member of the board of Zimmer K.K. and played roles in the spin-off of Zimmer from Bristol Myers Squibb and the subsequent Zimmer public offering on the NYSE in 2001. Prior experience at Zimmer included acting as the vice president of global knee marketing. Mr. Krelle joined Zimmer from German pharmaceutical company Schering AG where he was responsible for UK sales and marketing. Mr. Krelle has also served as a director for Biomimedica, a privately-held company, since 2009. Mr. Krelle earned a B.A. in mechanical engineering at Swindon Technical College while working in the British automobile industry and an M.B.A. at Sussex University, U.K.

Francis Nusspickel

Mr. Francis T. Nusspickel is Independent Director of Symmetry Medical Inc. Mr. Nusspickel is a retired audit partner of Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Nusspickel spent the majority of his 35 years of public accounting experience in Arthur Andersen’s Transportation Industry Group and was the worldwide industry head for the Ocean Shipping Segment. Mr. Nusspickel is a certified public accountant and from 2004 to 2007 served as Chairman of the Professional Ethics Committee of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Nusspickel was a former member of the Council of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a former president of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Nusspickel serves as a director for Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited. Mr. Nusspickel received his B.B.A. from Manhattan College.

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