People: Standex International Corp (SXI.N)

SXI.N on New York Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Roger Fix

61 2014 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

David Dunbar

52 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thomas DeByle

54 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer

Michael Pattison

2012 Vice President - Human Resources

Deborah Rosen

59 2001 Chief Legal Officer, Vice President, Secretary

John Abbott

55

Jeffrey Edwards

51 2014 Director

Thomas Hansen

65 2013 Director

Charles Cannon

62 2004 Independent Director

Thomas Chorman

60 2004 Independent Director

William Fenoglio

75 1997 Independent Director

Gerald Fickenscher

71 2004 Independent Director

Daniel Hogan

71 1983 Independent Director

H. Nicholas Muller

75 1984 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Roger Fix

Mr. Roger L. Fix has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective January 20, 2014. He was President of the Company from 2001 until the appointment of David Dunbar in January, 2014. Further, Mr. Fix served as CEO from 2003 to January, 2014. Mr. Fix retired from employment with the Company in April, 2014. Mr. Fix has been a Company Director since 2001 and a member of the Board’s Executive Committee since 2003. From 2001 to 2002, Mr. Fix also served as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer. Additionally, Mr. Fix has been a director of Flowserve Corporation since 2006, serving on the Organization and Compensation Committee and the Finance Committee of Flowserve’s Board of Directors. Flowserve, which trades on the NYSE, is a global manufacturer and supplier of fluid motion and control products and services. The company operates in 56 countries and has sales of approximately $4.7 billion. In 2014, Mr. Fix joined the Board of Vehicle Group, Inc., a global supplier of cab-related products and systems for commercial vehicles, trading on NASDAQ.

David Dunbar

Mr. David A. Dunbar has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company, effective January 20, 2014. Mr. Dunbar currently serves as president of the Valves and Controls global business unit of Pentair Ltd. He was appointed to that position in 2009 by the Flow Control business unit of Tyco International Ltd., which merged with Pentair in 2012. From 2000 through 2009, Mr. Dunbar held senior management positions at Emerson Electric Co., including president, Emerson Process Management Europe, president, Machinery Health Management, and president, Emerson Climate Technologies Refrigeration. Prior to his employment at Emerson Electric, Mr. Dunbar served in numerous industrial automation and control business roles at Honeywell International Inc., beginning as a manufacturing strategy product leader in Europe and culminating in the leadership of Honeywell’s industrial automation and controls sales and services business in the western United States. Mr. Dunbar earned Master’s and Bachelor’s of Science Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Thomas DeByle

Mr. Thomas D. DeByle is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer of Standex International Corp., since March 19, 2008. He has been Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Bobcat Company Doosan Infracore November 2007 – March 2008 due to the divestiture of the Compact Equipment businesses from Ingersoll Rand, prior thereto various senior financial positions in Ingersoll Rand from September 2001 through November 2007 including Sector CFO of the Compact Vehicle Technologies Sector (Club Car and Bobcat).

Michael Pattison

Mr. Michael A. Pattison is Vice President - human resources of Standex International Corp. He is employed by the Company after December 31, 2007.

Deborah Rosen

Ms. Deborah A. Rosen is Chief Legal Officer, Vice President, Secretary of Standex International Corp. She is Chief Legal Officer of the Company since October 2001; Vice President of the Company since July 1999; Secretary of the Company since 1997.

John Abbott

Mr. John Abbott is no longer Group Vice President - Food Service Group of Standex International Corp., effective on December 6, 2014. Prior and prior thereto President of Filtration Group of Pentair from 2004 to 2006.

Jeffrey Edwards

Mr. Jeffrey S. Edwards is Director of the Company., effective October 29, 2014. Mr. Edwards is the Chairman, President and CEO of Cooper-Standard Holdings, Inc. since 2012, a manufacturer of fluid handling, body sealing and anti-vibration systems components for the automotive industry.

Thomas Hansen

Mr. Thomas J. Hansen has been appointed as Director of Standex International Corporation. Mr. Hansen joined the Company Board after his retirement from Illinois Tool Works (“ITW”), where his career spanned thirty-two years, during which he served in increasingly responsible strategic management roles with global reach. At the time of his retirement in March, 2012, Mr. Hansen was serving as the Vice Chairman of ITW, where he was responsible for the company’s worldwide automotive components and fasteners business, its construction products and fluids and polymers businesses, and its industrial metal and plastics businesses. In addition, Mr. Hansen currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Terex Corporation, a manufacturer of equipment for the lifting and material handling industries, trading on the NYSE. Mr. Hansen chairs the Audit Committee of Terex. Mr. Hansen also is a Board member and the Chair of the Audit Committee of Mueller Water Products, Inc., a manufacturer of products used in the transmission and distribution of drinking water. Mueller stock trades on the NYSE. Mr. Hansen also serves on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Mueller. The Company believes that the industrial manufacturing insight that Mr. Hansen has gained during his long and distinguished career at ITW is of immense value as the Company continues to execute its long term strategy. Mr. Hansen’s broad end-market knowledge and acquisition experience are also helpful to the Board. Mr. Hansen’s financial analysis and background are also well utilized in his role as a member of the Company’s Audit Committee. Mr. Hansen has been involved in the oversight and preparation of financial statements for over thirty years.

Charles Cannon

Mr. Charles H. Cannon, Jr. is Independent Director of Standex International Corp., since 2004. Until his retirement in May 2014, he served as Executive Chairman of John Bean Technologies Corporation (“JBT”), an NYSE-traded global company providing technology solutions to the food processing and air transportation industries. Mr. Cannon was President/CEO of JBT Corporation from 2008 through 2013. In 2008, JBT was spun off from its former parent company, FMC Technologies, Inc., where Mr. Cannon had served as Vice President from 2001 to 2004 and Senior Vice President from 2004 until the JBT spinoff. The Company believes that Mr. Cannon is qualified to continue his service on the Board, based upon his lengthy senior executive experience at an international manufacturer which operates in some of the same industries as does the Company. Mr. Cannon’s leadership of the Company’s Compensation Committee has been valuable and insightful. Mr. Cannon, with over two decades of experience as a general manager and senior executive, exhibits demonstrated leadership success. He was responsible, as CEO of a publicly traded company, for multiple aspects of corporate organization, governance, finance and operations. Finally, Mr. Cannon’s technical and business education and his international perspective are of unique benefit to the Company’s Board.

Thomas Chorman

Mr. Thomas E. Chorman serves as Independent Director of Standex International Corp., since 2004. He brings significant financial management experience to the Board. He is not only a financial executive, but also an entrepreneur and private investor who has successfully launched and led various enterprises. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Solar LED Innovations, LLC, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of solar rechargeable lighting products, with headquarters in Pennsylvania. Mr. Chorman established the company in 2008. Prior thereto Mr. Chorman co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Foam Partners, LLC (a fabricator of polyurethane foam products). Additionally, from June, 2007 through 2008, Mr. Chorman served as a partner and President of Boomer Capital (a leadership consulting and career placement service). Mr. Chorman is no longer affiliated with Foam Partners, and presently has a minority ownership interest in Boomer Capital. From 2001 through 2006, Mr. Chorman was employed by Foamex International, a manufacturer of comfort cushioning for the furnishing and automotive markets, with sales of approximately $1.4 billion. From 2002 to 2006, he served as President/CEO and a Director. From 2001 to 2002, when he was promoted to the CEO position, he served as the Chief Financial Officer. During Mr. Chorman’s tenure at Foamex, record high raw material costs and the maturity of legacy debt forced a voluntary Chapter 11 filing in 2005 for U. S. operations in order to facilitate the implementation of restructuring activities. In 2007, Foamex emerged from bankruptcy, paying 100 cents on the dollar to all creditors. From June 2009 through April 2012, Mr. Chorman served on the Board of Directors of Symmetry Medical, a provider of implants, instruments and cases to orthopedic device manufacturers trading on the NYSE. Mr. Chorman was chairman of the Finance and Systems Committee and also served on the Audit Committee of Symmetry.

William Fenoglio

Mr. William R. Fenoglio is Independent Director of Standex International Corp., since 1997. He has extensive executive experience in global manufacturing and financial analysis. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Fenoglio served as President and CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Augat, Inc., an international supplier and manufacturer of interconnection technology and electromechanical components and subsystems to automotive, communications, computer and industrial markets. From 1996 through 2008, Mr. Fenoglio was a director of IDG, Inc., a supplier of maintenance, repair, operating and production products and procurement solutions to manufacturers and other industrial users. In 2008, IDG was merged into Eiger Holdco, LLC, an affiliate of Luther King Capital Management, a SEC-registered investment advisory firm with approximately $6.7 billion in assets under management. The Company believes that Mr. Fenoglio’s extensive experience with manufacturing businesses similar to those of the Company qualify him to serve on the Company’s Board. Mr. Fenoglio has broad and varied expertise as an engineer and as a senior executive who has worked closely with chief financial officers for many years. Further, Mr. Fenoglio chairs the Audit Committee, where he demonstrates acumen in finance, treasury and audit matters. Finally, his length of service on the Board offers a valuable perspective and a strong commitment to the Company.

Gerald Fickenscher

Mr. Gerald H. Fickenscher serves as Independent Director of Standex International Corp., since 2004. He brings to the Company decades of financial management and general management experience at various global operations. Most recently, at Crompton Corporation, he served as Vice President-Europe, Middle East and Africa of Crompton Corporation, a specialty chemicals manufacturer, from 1994 to 2003. In this capacity, he led 1,900 employees and was responsible for $700 million in sales. Prior thereto, he was Chief Financial Officer of Uniroyal Chemical, a worldwide industrial chemical company with a complex operational structure, from 1986 to 1993. At Uniroyal, he oversaw the issuance of over $800 million in bank and publicly traded debt. He regularly communicated with the Audit Committee of Uniroyal’s Board and with external auditors. He also played a key role in a successful $1 billion management-led buyout, which concluded in an IPO with excellent returns to shareholders. Since retiring in 2003, Mr. Fickenscher has remained active in the field of finance. He regularly attends training at NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) and FEI (Financial Executive International), and has been active in other international finance and trade organizations. Mr. Fickenscher is qualified to serve on the Board of the Company due to his years of financial experience, analysis and acumen. He has senior executive management experience with multinational, industrial organizations. For many years, he interacted with audit committees and external auditors, experience which is beneficial to his current service on the Company’s Audit Committee. His continuing education and training through various industry and governance organizations provides insight to the Board regarding peer practices. The Company believes that Mr. Fickenscher is a valuable asset to the financial and organizational needs of the Board.

Daniel Hogan

Dr. Daniel B. Hogan, J.D., Ph.D., serves as Independent Director of Standex International Corp., since 1983. He brings significant management, consulting and governance experience to the Board. Dr. Hogan currently serves as Executive Director of Passim, a non-profit arts organization located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has served in this capacity since 2008 and prior thereto was Interim Director in 2007. Passim has seen a dramatic improvement in its vibrancy and financial health under Dr. Hogan’s leadership, and many innovations he has championed are helping this arts group assure its primacy in the folk music industry. Dr. Hogan has three decades of management consulting experience, including positions as Vice President of McBer & Company (a division of the Hay Group) and the Apollo Group, which he founded and served as President. Apollo Group provided consulting services to major international financial and manufacturing entities. In these roles, he specialized in leadership development, team building, executive assessment and competency modeling. Dr. Hogan has served on many non-profit boards over the last 30 years, often chairing or heading up the governance committee. He is currently on the Executive Board of the Harvard Square Business Association in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Hogan’s service to the Board over the past quarter century provides valuable insight and institutional knowledge, which is unique to Dr. Hogan and makes him well qualified to serve as a member of the Board.

H. Nicholas Muller

Dr. H. Nicholas Muller, III, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Standex International Corp., since 1984. Dr. Muller has been a Director since 1984. He brings to the Board senior executive expertise in organizational development and human capital management. He served from 1996 to 2002 as President and CEO of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, a multi-faceted institution committed to education, scholarship, and research relating to architecture and design. Dr. Muller has served on the boards of trustees of nearly forty non-profit organizations, and currently remains engaged in non-profit enterprises, serving as an officer and director of numerous civic, historic and health care related entities, including but not limited to Elizabethtown Community Hospital; Essex Community Fund; and Fort Ticonderoga. Dr. Muller brings to the Company his leadership and organizational skills, which assist the Board in understanding governance and human capital management issues, and in chairing the Board’s governance and nominating responsibilities. His presence on the Board over the past quarter century provides excellent historic reference and perspective, insight on Company dynamics, and knowledge of senior management, all of which are of significant value to the Board and the Company.

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