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Sypris Solutions Inc (SYPR.OQ)

SYPR.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Gill

59 2016 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Anthony Allen

56 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Richard Davis

61 2003 Senior Vice President

Stephen Straub

2015 Vice President - Operations

John McGeeney

58 2011 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Paul Larochelle

60 2015 Vice President Sales and Strategic Initiatives

Sidney Petersen

84 2012 Lead Independent Director

R. Scott Gill

56 1998 Director

Robert Lentz

62 2012 Director

John Brinkley

77 2005 Independent Director

Gary Convis

71 2013 Independent Director

William Ferko

60 2005 Independent Director

William Healey

71 1997 Independent Director

Robert Sroka

65 1997 Independent Director

Lynn Hampton

Corporate Services Manager

Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Gill

Mr. Jeffrey T. Gill serves as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He was President of Sypris Technologies of Sypris Solutions, Inc. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sypris and its predecessor since 1992, and as Executive Vice President of its predecessor from 1983 to 1992. Mr. Gill holds a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Dartmouth College. Mr. Gill has served as a director of Sypris and its predecessor since 1983.

Anthony Allen

Mr. Anthony C. Allen is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Company. He was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sypris since January 2015 and as Vice President, Treasurer, and Assistant Secretary of Sypris from December 2004 to December 2014. Mr. Allen served as Vice President of Finance and Information Systems and Assistant Secretary of Sypris from 2003 to December 2004 and as Vice President, Controller and Assistant Secretary of Sypris from 1997 to 2003. He served as Vice President of Finance of Sypris’ predecessor from 1994 to 1998 and as Vice President and Controller from 1987 to 1994. Prior to 1987, Mr. Allen served in a variety of management positions with Armor Elevator. Mr. Allen serves as a Director and Chairman of the Finance Committee for Columbus Insurance Ltd., a captive reinsurance entity of which the Company is a member; he was appointed as Treasurer in January 2015. Mr. Allen holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Eastern Kentucky University and an MBA from Bellarmine University. He is a certified public accountant in the state of Kentucky.

Richard Davis

Mr. Richard L. Davis is Senior Vice President of Sypris Solutions, Inc., since September 1997. He serves as Secretary from 1998 to 2003 and as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of its predecessor from 1985 to 1997. Prior to 1985, Mr. Davis served in a number of management positions with Armor Elevator and Coopers and Lybrand. Mr. Davis holds a BS degree in Business Administration from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of Louisville. He is a certified public accountant in the state of Kentucky.

Stephen Straub

Mr. Stephen W. Straub is Vice President - Operations of Sypris Solutions, Inc. Mr. Straub has also served as Vice President of Operations of Sypris Technologies since November of 2007. From February of 2007 to November of 2007, Mr. Straub served as Manufacturing Manager for Southern Motor Company, LLC, a manufacturer of modern classic passenger vehicles. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Straub served in a number of increasingly responsible executive positions in the commercial vehicle systems area for ArvinMeritor, Inc., a tier one automotive and heavy truck supplier. In his last position, Mr. Straub served as Senior Director of Operations, Trailer Systems with ArvinMeritor, Inc. Mr. Straub holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has authored several patents for aviation igniter and ignition systems, and is a Registered Professional Engineer licensed in the State of Michigan.

John McGeeney

Mr. John R. McGeeney is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Sypris Solutions, Inc. He has served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Sypris since August 2011 and as General Counsel and Secretary of Sypris from June 2003 to July 2011. Mr. McGeeney was Of Counsel to Middleton and Reutlinger , a law firm, in 2003, and served as General Counsel for Inviva, Inc., an insurance holding company, from 2000 to 2002. Mr. McGeeney also served in several senior leadership positions, including General Counsel and Secretary, with ARM Financial Group, a financial services company, from 1994 to 1999, and as Counsel and Assistant General Counsel for Capital Holding Corporation, a financial services company, from 1988 to 1994. Mr. McGeeney holds a BA degree from Amherst College and a JD degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Paul Larochelle

Mr. Paul G. Larochelle is Vice President Sales and Strategic Initiatives of the Company. Vice President of Sypris Solutions, Inc. and President of Sypris Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of the company. since October 26, 2009. From 1980 to 2009, Mr. Larochelle served in a number of increasingly responsible executive positions with Dana Corporation, a tier one automotive and heavy truck supplier. Most recently, Mr. Larochelle served with Dana Corporation as Vice President of the Structural Products Group from 2007 to 2009 and as Vice President of Engineering and Program Management from 2004 to 2007. During his tenure with Dana Corporation, Mr. Larochelle served as a member of the Executive Committee and on the boards of directors of Dana Canada and Chassis Systems, Ltd., a Dana joint venture in the United Kingdom. Mr. Larochelle holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and is fluent in French.

Sidney Petersen

Mr. Sidney R. Petersen is an Lead Independent Director of Sypris Solutions, Inc., since 1997. He has served as a director of Sypris since 1997 and of Sypris Electronics from 1994 until its merger with Sypris in 1998. Mr. Petersen retired as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Getty Oil in 1984, where he served in a variety of increasingly responsible management positions since 1955.

R. Scott Gill

Mr. R. Scott Gill is Director of Sypris Solutions, Inc., since 1983. Mr. Gill served as Managing Broker for Baird & Warner, a residential real estate brokerage firm, from June 2007 to October 2011. From June 2005 to June 2007, he served as a Managing Member of Astor & Longwood, LLC, a real estate development and investment company. Mr. Gill served as a Managing Broker with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage from 2003 to 2005 and as a Managing Broker and Associate with Koenig & Strey GMAC Real Estate, a residential real estate firm from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Gill served as Senior Vice President and Secretary of Sypris from 1997 to 1998, and as Vice President and Secretary of its predecessor from 1983 to 1998.

Robert Lentz

Mr. Robert F. Lentz is Director of Sypris Solutions, Inc., since July 11, 2012. From October 2009 to the present, Mr. Lentz has served as President of Cyber Security Strategies, LLC, a global cyber security consulting company. From November 2007 to October 2009, Mr. Lentz served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber, Identity and Information Assurance in the Department of Defense (DoD). From November 2000 to October 2009, he served as the Chief Information Security Officer for DoD. Among his many other responsibilities, Mr. Lentz served as the Chairman of the National Space INFOSEC Steering Council, principal DoD member of the Presidential Sub-Committee on National Security Systems, leader of the DoD IA Steering Council, and the IA Domain Owner of the Global Information Grid Enterprise Information Environment Mission Area. In his capacity as the Chief Information Security Officer, Mr. Lentz was a member of the DoD CIO Executive Council. He also served as the DoD liaison to several private sector boards, including the Center for Internet Security Strategic Advisory Council, the Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures Senior Advisory Council, the International Cyber Center Advisory Board and SAFEcode. Mr. Lentz began his career with the National Security Agency in 1975. Mr. Lentz also serves as a director of FireEye, Inc.

John Brinkley

Mr. John F. Brinkley is an Independent Director of Sypris Solutions, Inc., since April 26, 2005. Mr. Brinkley retired as General Manager, North American Automotive Operations Export Sales for Ford Motor Company in 1995 after a 33 year career with Ford. He also served in a variety of responsible management positions with Ford in Europe, including Vice President of Marketing, Director of Southern Europe Sales Operations and Director of Truck Operations.

Gary Convis

Mr. Gary L. Convis is Independent Director of Sypris Solutions Inc. Mr. Convis has served as Senior Advisor for Bloom Energy, a provider of solid oxide fuel cell technology, since November 2013 and as Chief Operations Officer from January 2012 until November of 2013. Mr. Convis served as Special Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer and President of Dana Holding Corporation from January 2010 to December 2011 and as Vice Chairman of Dana Holding Corporation from January 2009 to December 2009. Mr. Convis served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Dana Holding Corporation from April 2008 to January 2009. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Convis served as an Executive Vice President of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. and as Managing Officer of Toyota Motor Corp from May 2003 to July 2007. He started his career with Toyota in 1984 as part of the start-up team for New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc., Toyota’s joint venture with General Motors. Additionally, Mr. Convis served 16 years with Ford Motor Corporation following a three-year tenure with General Motors. Mr. Convis has served on the Board for a number of companies, including Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc., where he served as Chairman of the Board (from May 2006 to July 2007); Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (from 2007 to May 2010); Dana Holding Corporation (from January 2008 to December 2009); Compass Automotive Group (from 2007 to December 2013) an aluminum die cast company; and Achates Power, Inc.

William Ferko

Mr. William G. Ferko is an Independent Director of Sypris Solutions, Inc., since January 1, 2005. Mr. Ferko currently serves as a private investor and since January 2015 as a consultant providing senior-level financial and accounting services. From April 2009 until May 2014 Mr. Ferko served as Senior Vice President for Republic Bank & Trust Company and also served as the Chief Risk Management Officer from April 2009 through December 2012. From January 2008 through January 2009, Mr. Ferko served as Chief Financial Officer for Philips BU Professional Luminaires North America, a manufacturer of lighting fixtures and controls. From 1998 through January 2008, he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Genlyte Group Incorporated, the predecessor to Philips BU Professional Luminaires North America. Prior to 1998, he served in several finance positions for Tenneco Inc., including its automotive and packaging divisions and as Chief Financial Officer for Monroe Auto Equipment Company and Goss Graphic Systems.

William Healey

Mr. William L. Healey is an Independent Director of Sypris Solutions, Inc., since September 1997. Mr. Healey currently serves as a private investor and business consultant. From 2002 to 2005, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cal Quality Electronics, an electronics manufacturing company. Mr. Healey served as a private investor and consultant from 1999 to 2002. He served as Chairman of the Board of Smartflex Systems, an electronics manufacturing company, from 1996 to 1999 and as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 1989 to 1999. Prior to 1989, Mr. Healey served in a number of senior executive positions with Silicon Systems, including Senior Vice President of Operations.

Robert Sroka

Mr. Robert Sroka is an Independent Director of Sypris Solutions, Inc., since September 1997. Mr. Sroka has served as Partner of Rockland Advisory Group, an investment banking firm since May 2010, and served as Managing Director of Corporate Solutions Group, LLC, an investment banking firm, from December 2003 until May 2010. Mr. Sroka also served as Managing Partner of Lighthouse Partners, a private investment and business consulting company from 1998 to 2005. From June 2007 until his resignation in August 2009, Mr. Sroka was a director of North Shore Acquisition Corp., a blank check company. From November 2004 until February 2007, Mr. Sroka was a Vice President of Ardent Acquisition Company, a blank check company that merged with Avantair, Inc. Mr. Sroka served as Managing Director of Investment Banking-Mergers and Acquisitions for J.P. Morgan from 1994 to 1998. Prior to 1994, Mr. Sroka served in a variety of senior executive positions with J.P. Morgan, including Vice President-Investment Banking and Vice President-Corporate Finance. He also has served as a director of Stampede Meats, Inc., a supplier of processed meat products, since 2008 and Pet Partners LLC, a provider of veterinary services, since June 2014. He served as non-executive chairman of the board of Avado Brands, Inc., an operator of restaurants, from November 2003 until May 2005. On February 4, 2004, Avado Brands, Inc.

Lynn Hampton