People: Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (SWHC.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Barry Monheit

66 2004 Independent Chairman of the Board

P. James Debney

45 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Golden

59 2011 Co-Vice Chairman of the Board

Robert Scott

50 2005 Independent Co-Vice Chairman of the Board

Jeffrey Buchanan

57 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Mario Pasantes

63 2011 Senior Vice President - Marketing and International Sales

Robert Cicero

46 2012 Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Secretary

Michael Brown

50 2012 Vice President, U.S. Sales

Mark Smith

37 2011 Vice President - Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management

Robert Brust

70 2011 Independent Director

John Furman

69 2004 Independent Director

Mitchell Saltz

60 2003 Independent Director

I. Marie Wadecki

64 2002 Independent Director

Elizabeth Sharp

Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Barry Monheit

Mr. Barry M. Monheit is Independent Chairman of the Board of Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation. Mr. Monheit served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Infinity Resources Holdings Corp., an environmental solutions company that serves as a single-service provider of recycling and environment-related programs, services, and information, from June 2011 until July 2013 and as a director of that company or its predecessors since June 2011. Mr. Monheit served as a financial and operational consultant from April 2010 until June 2011. From May 2009 until April 2010, Mr. Monheit was a Senior Managing Director of FTI Palladium Partners, a financial consulting division of FTI Consulting, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-listed global advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory, and economic environment. Mr. Monheit was a consultant focusing on financial and operational issues in the corporate restructuring field from January 2005 until May 2009. From July 1992 until January 2005, Mr. Monheit was associated in various capacities with FTI Consulting, Inc., serving as the President of its Financial Consulting Division from May 1999 through November 2001. Mr. Monheit was a partner with Arthur Andersen & Co. from August 1988 until July 1992, serving as partner-in-charge of its New York Consulting Division and partner-in-charge of its U.S. Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice. We believe Mr. Monheit’s extensive experience in financial and operational consulting gained as an executive of major restructuring firms and his executive experience with major companies provide the requisite qualifications, skills, perspectives, and experience that make him well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

P. James Debney

Mr. P. James Debney is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. Mr. Debney was Vice President of our company from April 2010 until September 2011, and President of our firearm division from November 2009 until September 2011. Mr. Debney was President of Presto Products Company, formerly a business unit of Alcoa Consumer Products, a manufacturer of plastic products, from January 2007 until February 2009. He was Managing Director of Baco Consumer Products, a business unit of Alcoa Consumer Products, a manufacturer of U.K.-branded and private label foil, film, storage, food, and trash bag consumer products, from January 2006 until December 2006; Manufacturing and Supply Chain Director from August 2003 until December 2005; and Manufacturing Director from April 1998 until July 2003. Mr. Debney joined Baco Consumer Products in 1989 and held various management positions in operations, production, conversion, and materials. We believe Mr. Debney’s position as the President and Chief Executive Officer of our company and as the President of our firearm division, his intimate knowledge and experience with all aspects of the operations, opportunities, and challenges of our company, and his long business career at major companies provide the requisite qualifications, skills, perspectives, and experience that make him well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

Michael Golden

Mr. Michael F. Golden is Co-Vice Chairman of the Board of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. Mr. Golden served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of our company from December 2004 until his retirement in September 2011. Mr. Golden was employed in various executive positions with the Kohler Company from February 2002 until joining our company, with his most recent position being the President of its Cabinetry Division. Mr. Golden was the President of Sales for the Industrial/Construction Group of the Stanley Works Company from 1999 until 2002; Vice President of Sales for Kohler’s North American Plumbing Group from 1996 until 1998; and Vice President — Sales and Marketing for a division of The Black & Decker Corporation where he was employed from 1981 until 1996. Since October 2012, Mr. Golden has served as a member of the board of directors, Chairperson of the Compensation Committee, and a member of the Nominations and Corporate Governance Committee of Infinity Resources Holdings Corp., an environmental solutions company that serves as a single-service provider of recycling and environment-related programs, services, and information. Since February 2013, Mr. Golden has served as a member of the board of directors, a member of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Governance Committee of Trex Company, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-listed manufacturer of high-performance wood-alternative decking and railing. We believe Mr. Golden’s service as the former President and Chief Executive Officer of our company, his intimate knowledge and experience with all aspects of the operations, opportunities, and challenges of our company, and his long business career at major companies provide the requisite qualifications, skills, perspectives, and experience that make him well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

Robert Scott

Mr. Robert L. Scott is an Independent Co-Vice Chairman of the Board of Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation. Mr. Scott is the Chairman of the National Shooting Sports Foundation and a Governor of the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Institute. Mr. Scott served as a consultant to our company from May 2004 until February 2006; President of our company from December 1999 until September 2002; Chairman of our wholly owned subsidiary, Smith & Wesson Corp., from January 2003 through December 2003; and President of Smith & Wesson Corp. from May 2001 until December 2002. From December 1989 to December 1999, Mr. Scott served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and later as Vice President of Business Development of Smith & Wesson Corp. prior to its acquisition by our company. Prior to joining Smith & Wesson Corp., Mr. Scott was employed for eight years in senior positions with Berkley & Company and Tasco Sales Inc., two leading companies in the outdoor industry. Mr. Scott previously served as a director and a member of the Compensation Committee of OPT Holdings, a private company marketing hunting accessories. We believe Mr. Scott’s prior extensive service with our company and his very extensive industry knowledge and expertise provide the requisite qualifications, skills, perspectives, and experience that make him well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

Jeffrey Buchanan

Mr. Jeffrey D. Buchanan is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. He has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of the company since January 2011. Mr. Buchanan served as Secretary of the company from January 2011 until April 2012. Mr. Buchanan served as a director of the company from November 2004 until December 2010. He was of counsel to the law firm of Ballard Spahr LLP from May 2010 until December 2010. Mr. Buchanan served as a Senior Managing Director of CKS Securities, LLC, a registered broker-dealer, from August 2009 until May 2010 and as a Senior Managing Director of Alare Capital Securities, L.L.C., a registered broker-dealer, from November 2006 until July 2009. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Buchanan was principal of Echo Advisors, Inc., a corporate consulting and advisory firm focusing on mergers, acquisitions, and strategic planning. Mr. Buchanan served in various positions for Three-Five Systems, Inc., a publicly traded electronic manufacturing services company, including Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer, from May 1996 until February 2005. In September 2005, Three-Five Systems, Inc. filed a voluntary petition for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Mr. Buchanan was a business attorney from 1986 until 1996 for the law firm of O’Connor, Cavanagh, Anderson, Killingsworth & Beshears and for the law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP from 1984 until 1986. He was a senior staff person at Deloitte & Touche LLP from 1982 to 1984. Mr. Buchanan is a director of Synaptics Incorporated, a publicly traded company that develops custom user interface solutions.

Mario Pasantes

Mr. Mario Pasantes is Senior Vice President - Marketing and International Sales of Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation. Mr. Pasantes was Vice President of International Marketing of the company from December 2010 until April 2011. He was European Managing Director of Alcoa Closure Systems International from March 2006 until October 2009 and Managing Director of Alcoa (UK) Consumer Products Ltd. from September 2001 until March 2006. Mr. Pasantes was Vice President, Market Development, Andean Division of The Coca-Cola Company from January 2000 until September 2001; Vice President and Central America Regional Manager from July1997 until January 2000; and Deputy Division President from July 1996 until July1997. From 1984 until 1996, Mr. Pasantes served in multiple senior leadership and management roles for Grand Metropolitan PLC, a holding company in the consumer food and adult beverage industry.

Robert Cicero

Mr. Robert J. Cicero is Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Secretary of Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation. Mr. Cicero was Associate General Counsel, Compliance Officer and Assistant Secretary of Chemtura Corporation, a global specialty chemicals company, from March 2009 until October 2011; Assistant General Counsel from July 2005 until March 2009; and Chief Counsel from September 2003 until July 2005. He was an Associate in the Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Group for the law firm of Shearman & Sterling from May 2000 until September 2003; an Associate in the Labor and Employment Section for the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, from May 1998 until May 2000; and an Associate in the Labor and Employment Section for the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP from June 1996 until May 1998. Mr. Cicero was an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the New York City Office of the Corporation Counsel from September 1993 until June 1996.

Michael Brown

Mr. Michael J. Brown is Vice President, U.S. Sales of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. Mr. Brown served as Vice President Sporting Goods Sales of the company from August 2010 until April 2012. He was President of Camfour, Inc, a shooting sports distributor, from June 2000 until August 2010, and General Manager from June 1998 until June 2000. Mr. Brown was Corporate Controller of Peter Pan Bus Lines, Inc., from February 1994 until June 1998. He was Controller for The Mosher Company, Inc., a manufacturer of finishing products, from January 1989 until February 1994. From August 1988 until January 1989, Mr. Brown was an internal auditor for Vanguard Bank in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He was an auditor for KPMG LLP from July 1985 until August 1989. Mr. Brown is a past Director of TALO Distributors, a sporting goods wholesale buying cooperative. He is also a past Director of the National Shooting Sports Foundation and past Chairman of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers, both non-profit trade associations.

Mark Smith

Mr. Mark P. Smith is Vice President - Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management of Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation. Mr. Smith was Vice President of Supply Chain Management of the company from May 2010 until May 2011. He was Director- Supply Chain Solutions for Alvarez & Marsal Business Consulting, LLC from April 2007 until April 2010. Mr. Smith held various positions for Ecolab, Inc., a developer and marketer of programs, products, and services for the hospitality, foodservice, healthcare, industrial, and energy markets, from March 2001 until April 2007, including Program Manager, Acquisition Integration Manager, Senior Manufacturing Planner, Plant Engineer, and Senior Production / Quality Supervisor. Mr. Smith was a Production Supervisor for Bell Aromatics, a manufacturer of flavors and fragrances, from August1999 until March 2001.

Robert Brust

Mr. Robert H. Brust is an Independent Director of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. Mr. Brust served as Chief Financial Officer for Sprint Nextel Corporation, a wireless and wireline communications company, from May 2008 until his retirement in April 2011. From February 2007 to May 2008, Mr. Brust was retired. Mr. Brust served as Executive Vice President of the Eastman Kodak Company, a provider of photographic products and services, from January 2000 to February 2007 and Chief Financial Officer of Eastman Kodak from January 2000 to November 2006. Mr. Brust was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Unisys Corporation from 1997 to 1999. He also worked in a variety of financial and financial management positions at General Electric Company from 1965 to 1997. Mr. Brust is a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee Chairman of Covidien Ltd., a developer, manufacturer, and provider of healthcare products; a member of the ICG Commerce Manufacturing Executive Advisory Board; and a trustee for the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Mr. Brust previously served as a director and a member of the Audit Committee of Delphi Corporation and Applied Materials, Inc. We believe Mr. Brust’s extensive financial leadership experience at a number of world class, publicly traded companies, his extensive knowledge of financial and operational practices in manufacturing environments, and his prior board experience with consumer-oriented companies provide the requisite qualifications, skills, perspectives, and experience that make him well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

John Furman

Mr. John B. Furman is an Independent Director of Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation. Since leaving the practice of law in August 1998, Mr. Furman has served as a consultant to or an executive of a number of companies, including serving as the chief executive officer of two public companies, with his focus being on restructurings, business transactions, capital formation, and product commercialization. From February 2009 until December 2009, Mr. Furman was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Infinity Resources LLC, a privately held environmental solutions company based in Scottsdale, Arizona that serves as a single-source provider of recycling programs. Mr. Furman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GameTech International, a publicly traded company involved in interactive bingo systems, from September 2004 until July 2005. Mr. Furman served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Rural/Metro Corporation, a publicly traded provider of emergency and fire protection services, from August 1998 until January 2000. Mr. Furman was a senior member of the law firm of O’Connor, Cavanagh, Anderson, Killingsworth & Beshears, a professional association, from January 1983 until August 1998; he was Associate General Counsel of Waste Management, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-listed provider of waste management services, from May 1977 until December 1983; and Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel of the Warner Company, a New York Stock Exchange-listed company involved in industrial mineral extractions and processing, real estate development, and solid and chemical waste management, from November 1973 until April 1977. Mr. Furman previously served as a director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of MarineMax, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-listed company that is the nation’s largest recreational boat dealer.

Mitchell Saltz

Mr. Mitchell A. Saltz is an Independent Director of Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation. Mr. Saltz has served as the Chairman of Infinity Resources Holdings Corp., an environmental solutions company that serves as a single-service provider of recycling and environment-related programs, services, and information, or its predecessors since 2005 and the Chairman and Managing Partner of Southwest Capital Partners, an investment banking firm, since 2009. Mr. Saltz served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of our company from February 1998 through December 2003. Mr. Saltz founded Saf-T-Hammer in 1997, which developed and marketed firearm safety and security products designed to prevent the unauthorized access to firearms, which acquired Smith & Wesson Corp. from Tomkins, PLC in May 2001 and changed its name to Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation. We believe Mr. Saltz’s history as a founder of our company, his service as a former officer of our company, and his financial, investment, and management experience provide the requisite qualifications, skills, perspectives, and experience that make him well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

I. Marie Wadecki

Ms. I. Marie Wadecki is an Independent Director of Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation. Ms. Wadecki served as the Corporate Budget Director of the McLaren Health Care Corporation, a Michigan-based $3.5 billion eight-hospital health care system, from January 2001 until her retirement in September 2007. Ms. Wadecki was employed by McLaren for more than 30 years, holding positions of increasing responsibility. In November 2008, Ms. Wadecki was appointed to the McLaren Flint Medical Center’s Foundation Board of Trustees. Since October 2012, Ms. Wadecki has served as a member of the board of directors, Chairperson of the Nominations and Corporate Governance Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee of Infinity Resources Holdings Corp., an environmental solutions company that serves as a single-service provider of recycling and environment-related programs, services, and information. Ms. Wadecki is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, the American College of Healthcare Executives, Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Healthcare Industry Foundation, and Women Corporate Directors. Ms. Wadecki is recognized as a Board Leadership Fellow by the National Association of Corporate Directors, which is an organization devoted to advancing exemplary board leadership by providing support and educational opportunities to directors and boards. We believe Ms. Wadecki’s long employment history with a major health care organization, her financial background, and her corporate governance expertise provide the requisite qualifications, skills, perspectives, and experience that make her well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

Elizabeth Sharp

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Barry Monheit

--

P. James Debney

5,420,880

Michael Golden

1,492,800

Robert Scott

392,439

Jeffrey Buchanan

1,415,060

Mario Pasantes

928,123

Robert Cicero

--

Michael Brown

896,113

Mark Smith

892,609

Robert Brust

--

John Furman

--

Mitchell Saltz

300,000

I. Marie Wadecki

--

Elizabeth Sharp

--
As Of 29 Apr 2013

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Barry Monheit

0 0

P. James Debney

0 0

Michael Golden

700,000 3,348,000

Robert Scott

5,000,000 2,300,000

Jeffrey Buchanan

0 0

Mario Pasantes

0 0

Robert Cicero

0 0

Michael Brown

6,668 42,408

Mark Smith

23,334 150,704

Robert Brust

0 0

John Furman

0 0

Mitchell Saltz

95,000 0

I. Marie Wadecki

0 0

Elizabeth Sharp

0 0
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