People: Sterling Construction Company Inc (STRL.O)

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26 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Varello

70 2014 Chairman of the Board

Peter MacKenna

51 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thomas Wright

50 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Brian Manning

47 2010 Executive Vice President & Chief Business Development Officer

Roger Barzun

72 2006 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Maarten Hemsley

64 2013 Lead Independent Director

Charles Patton

54 2013 Director

Marian Davenport

60 2014 Independent Director

Richard Schaum

67 2010 Independent Director

Milton Scott

57 2005 Independent Director

Fred Buonocore

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Biographies

Name Description

Paul Varello

Mr. Paul J. Varello is an Chairman of the Board of Company., effective December 13, 2014. He was Independent Director of Sterling Construction Company, Inc. Mr. Varello is Founder and Chairman of Commonwealth Engineering & Construction, LLC (CEC), an engineering and construction management firm specializing in the design and construction of major capital projects for the oil and gas, refining, alternative fuels, power and related energy industries. Prior to founding CEC in 2003, he was senior partner of Varello & Associates, which provided consulting services to project lenders, plant operators and engineering companies. From 1990 through 2001 Mr. Varello served as Chairman and CEO of American Ref-Fuel Company, a 50/50 joint venture between publicly-traded Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE: APCI) and Browning Ferris International (NYSE: BFI). Before that, he held managerial positions of increasing responsibility with Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) from 1972 to 1990, leaving as President of Fluor's Process Sector in Irvine, CA. Mr. Varello was a project engineer with the heavy construction group of Dravo Corporation in Seattle from 1966 through 1972, and between 1965 and 1966 he was a quality control engineer with the State of California Department of Water Resources. He received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Villanova University, completed a leadership development program at Emory University and an advanced management program at the Harvard Business School. Mr. Varello is a registered professional engineer in California, Texas and Louisiana, has been a monitor trustee for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and member of several professional organizations including the Integrated Waste Services Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Peter MacKenna

Mr. Peter E. MacKenna is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Sterling Construction Company, Inc. From April 1995 until he joined the Company, Mr. MacKenna was employed by Skanska AB as President and CEO of various of its operating companies. Skanska AB is a Fortune 500 public company and one of the ten construction companies in the world. Most recently, from March 2009 until September 2012, Mr. MacKenna served as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Skanska USA Civil where he was responsible for increasing its revenues through a combination of acquisitions and organic growth, and oversaw the development of its acquisition strategy and acquisition integration planning. Before that he had responsibility for integrating businesses separately acquired by Skanska into a cohesive organization.

Thomas Wright

Mr. Thomas R. Wright has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of Sterling Construction Company, Inc., effective September 25, 2013. Mr. Wright brings more than 20 years of financial management experience to Sterling, most recently as Chief Financial Officer of Toronto-based St Marys/CBM, which he joined in 2011. St Marys is a North American cement and concrete company with approximately $900 million in sales and 2,500 employees. Between 2006 and 2010, Mr. Wright was with global mineral drilling services and products manufacturer, Boart Longyear, a publicly traded company on the Australian Stock Exchange (BLY.AX). He began his career at Boart as Vice President of Global Products and Manufacturing, and was later promoted to Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis, Mergers and Acquisitions, Investor Relations, Strategic Planning and Corporate Communication. Before joining Boart, Mr. Wright was Director of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis for a North American quick-serve restaurant company, Wendy's International. Earlier in his career, Mr. Wright held increasingly responsible positions in the finance areas of Bank One Corporation (now JP Morgan Chase Company) and Allied Signal Incorporated (now Honeywell International Inc.). Mr. Wright holds a BS in Corporate Finance from Ball State University and an MBA in Finance from Indiana University. He also holds the Certified Professional Controller (CPC) designation.

Brian Manning

Mr. Brian R. Manning is Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer of Sterling Construction Company Inc., since September 1, 2010. Mr. Manning was elected Vice President Business Development of the Company in March 2006.

Roger Barzun

Mr. Roger M. Barzun is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Sterling Construction Company Inc. Mr. Barzun has been an officer of the Company for more than the last five years and also serves as general counsel to other corporations from time to time on a part-time basis. He is a member of the bar of New York and Massachusetts.

Maarten Hemsley

Mr. Maarten D. Hemsley is Lead Independent Director of Sterling Construction Company Inc. Mr. Hemsley served as the Company's President and Chief Operating Officer from 1988 until 2001, and as Chief Financial Officer from 1998 until August 2007. From January 2001 to May 2002, Mr. Hemsley was also a consultant to, and thereafter has been an employee of, JO Hambro Capital Management Limited, which is part of JO Hambro Capital Management Group Limited, or JOHCMG, an investment management company based in the United Kingdom. Mr. Hemsley has served since 2001 as Fund Manager of JOHCMG’s Leisure & Media Venture Capital Trust, plc, and since February 2005, as Senior Fund Manager of its Trident Private Equity II LP investment fund. Since April 2009, Mr. Hemsley has also served as Senior Advisor to JOHCMG’s Trident Private Equity Fund III LP. Mr. Hemsley is a director of Tech/Ops Sevcon, Inc., a U.S. public company that manufactures electronic controls for electric vehicles and other equipment, and of a number of privately-held companies in the United Kingdom. Mr. Hemsley is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Charles Patton

Mr. Charles R. Patton has been appinted as Director of Sterling Construction Company, Inc., effective June 27, 2013. Mr. Patton has approximately 26 years in the electric utility business. Since 1995, he has held a number of leadership positions at New York Stock Exchange listed American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP), one of the publicly-traded utilities in the United States. He is currently President and Chief Operating Officer of AEP's Appalachian Power Company, which serves approximately one million customers in West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee. Earlier he was Senior Vice President of Regulatory Policy, and subsequently Executive Vice President, of AEP's Western Utilities unit. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Patton was President and Chief Operating Officer of AEP Texas, and held various other executive roles, with responsibility for external affairs in Texas and in the Southwestern region of AEP. Before joining AEP, Mr. Patton spent nearly 11 years with Houston Lighting & Power Company. Mr. Patton received a bachelor's degree (cum laude) from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and a master's degree from the LBJ School of Public Policy at the University of Texas in Austin. He has served and chaired numerous civic organizations in the communities in which he has lived. He serves on the boards of the University of Charleston, the West Virginia Education Alliance, the West Virginia Regional Technology Park, the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia and the Buckskin Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He has received numerous awards, most notably the NAACP President's Award. Mr. Patton also serves on the Advisory Board of the School of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas.

Marian Davenport

Ms. Marian M. Davenport is an Independent Director of Sterling Construction Company, Inc. Ms. Davenport currently serves as Executive Director of the Houston office of Genesys Works, a nationally-recognized non-profit organization that trains and employs economically disadvantaged high school students to work as professionals in major corporations during their senior year. Before joining Genesys Works in 2013, she held senior executive positions with Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star. Prior to that, she held various leadership positions with energy company Dynegy Inc. from 1997 through 2002. Earlier in her career, Ms. Davenport served as general counsel of Destec Energy, Inc. and as in-house counsel for PSE Inc., Cameron Iron Works, Inc. and Southern Union Company. She received a bachelor's degree (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from The Colorado College in Colorado Springs, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver College of Law. In addition to her executive positions, Ms. Davenport has also served on boards and committees for numerous non-profit organizations in the Houston area, including Neighborhood Centers Inc., Fourth Ward Redevelopment Authority, and American Leadership Forum. Recognized as an advocate for women in leadership positions, she was named one of the 50 Most Influential Women by Houston Woman Magazine in 2009.

Richard Schaum

Mr. Richard O. Schaum is an Independent Director of Sterling Construction Company, Inc. Mr. Schaum has been General Manager of 3rd Horizon Associates LLC, a technology assessment and development company, since May 2003. From October 2003 until June 2005, he was Vice President and General Manager of Vehicle Systems for WaveCrest Laboratories, Inc. and led its vehicle systems development group. Prior to that, for more than thirty years, he was with DaimlerChrysler Corporation, and its predecessor, Chrysler Corporation, most recently, from January 2000 until his retirement in March 2003, as Executive Vice President, Product Development. Mr. Schaum is a fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers and served as its President from 2007 to 2008. He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Mr. Schaum is currently a director of BorgWarner Inc., a publicly-traded company that manufactures and sells technologies for engines and drive trains, and Gentex Corporation, a publicly-traded company that manufactures and sells automotive electro-chromic dimming mirrors, windows, camera-based driver assist systems, and commercial fire protection products.

Milton Scott

Mr. Milton L. Scott is an Independent Director of Sterling Construction Company Inc. Mr. Scott is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Tagos Group, a strategic advisory and services company in supply chain management, integrated supply, and international consulting. He was previously associated with Complete Energy Holdings, LLC, a company of which he was Managing Director until January 2006 and which he co-founded in January 2004 to acquire, own and operate power generation assets in the United States. From March 2003 to January 2004, Mr. Scott was a Managing Director of The StoneCap Group, an entity formed to acquire, own and operate power generation assets. From October 1999 to November 2002, Mr. Scott served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Dynegy Inc., a public company in the business of power distribution, marketing and trading of gas, power and other commodities, midstream services and electric distribution. From July 1977 to October 1999, Mr. Scott was a partner with the Houston office of Arthur Andersen LLP, a public accounting firm, where from 1996 to 1999, he served as partner in charge of the Southwest Region Technology and Communications practice. Within the past five years, Mr. Scott was, but is no longer, a director of W-H Energy Services, Inc., which at the time was a publicly-traded company in the oilfield services industry.

Fred Buonocore

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Paul Varello

--

Peter MacKenna

1,881,980

Thomas Wright

377,294

Brian Manning

379,856

Roger Barzun

220,000

Maarten Hemsley

190,963

Charles Patton

--

Marian Davenport

--

Richard Schaum

--

Milton Scott

--

Fred Buonocore

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Paul Varello

0 0

Peter MacKenna

0 0

Thomas Wright

0 0

Brian Manning

6,500 44,565

Roger Barzun

47,190 31,602

Maarten Hemsley

572,648 9,520,937

Charles Patton

0 0

Marian Davenport

0 0

Richard Schaum

0 0

Milton Scott

0 0

Fred Buonocore

0 0
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