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TreeHouse Foods Inc (THS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Sam Reed

70 2016 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Dennis Riordan

59

Matthew Foulston

52 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Thomas O'Neill

61 2011 Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Lori Roberts

56 2015 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Rachel Bishop

43 2014 Senior Vice President; Chief Strategy Officer

Erik Kahler

51 2006 Senior Vice President - Corporate Development

Lee Wise

2017 Treasurer

Ann Sardini

67 2014 Lead Independent Director

David Vermylen

66 2011 Director, Senior Advisor

George Bayly

74 2005 Independent Director

Linda Massman

50 2016 Independent Director

Dennis O'Brien

59 2009 Independent Director

Frank O'Connell

73 2005 Independent Director

Gary Smith

74 2011 Independent Director

Terdema Ussery

58 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Sam Reed

Mr. Sam K. Reed is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Treehouse Foods Inc. is the Chairman of our Board. Mr. Reed has served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since January 27, 2005 and as President from July 1, 2011 until August 4, 2016. Prior to joining us, Mr. Reed was a principal in TreeHouse LLC, an entity unrelated to the Company that was formed to pursue investment opportunities in consumer packaged goods businesses. From March 2001 to April 2002, Mr. Reed served as Vice Chairman of Kellogg Company. From January 1996 to March 2001, Mr. Reed served as the President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a director of Keebler Foods Company. Prior to joining Keebler, Mr. Reed served as Chief Executive Officer of Specialty Foods Corporation’s (unrelated to Dean Foods, as defined below) Western Bakery Group division from 1994 to 1995. Mr. Reed has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mother’s Cake and Cookie Co. and has held Executive Vice President positions at Wyndham Bakery Products and Murray Bakery Products. In addition to our Board, Mr. Reed has previously served on the boards of directors of Weight Watchers International, Inc. and Tractor Supply Company. Mr. Reed holds a B.A. from Rice University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Dennis Riordan

Mr. Dennis F. Riordan is no longer President of the Company., effective July 10, 2017. From July 1, 2011 to November 4, 2016, Mr. Riordan was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From January 3, 2006 to July 1, 2011 Mr. Riordan was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior to joining us, Mr. Riordan was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Océ-USA Holding, Inc., a manufacturer of printers and printing supplies and services, where he was responsible for the company’s financial activities in North America. Mr. Riordan joined Océ-USA, Inc. in 1997 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and was elevated to Chief Financial Officer of Océ-USA Holding, Inc. in 1999. In 2004, Mr. Riordan was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and assumed the chairmanship of the company’s wholly owned subsidiaries Arkwright, Inc. and Océ Mexico de S.A. Prior to his employment with Océ-USA, Mr. Riordan held positions with Sunbeam Corporation, Wilson Sporting Goods and Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Riordan has also served on the boards of directors of Océ-USA Holdings, Océ North America, Océ Business Services, Inc. and Arkwright, Inc., all of which are wholly owned subsidiaries of Océ NV. Mr. Riordan is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.A. from Cleveland State University.

Matthew Foulston

Mr. Matthew J. Foulston is appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of TreeHouse Foods, Inc. Mr. Foulston joined TreeHouse in December 2016. Prior to joining TreeHouse Foods, Mr. Foulston was the Chief Financial Officer at Compass Minerals International Inc. from December 2014 to December 2016. During his tenure at Compass he was responsible for accounting, financial planning and reporting, tax, internal audit, capital investment management and investor relations. Additionally, he was a board member of Produquimica S.A. Prior to joining Compass Minerals, Mr. Foulston was Senior Vice President of Operations and Corporate Finance at Navistar International and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Navistar Truck. He previously held senior leadership positions at Mazda North America and Ford Motor Company in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. Mr. Foulston earned his Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Economics from Loughborough University in Leicestershire, United Kingdom.

Thomas O'Neill

Mr. Thomas E. O'Neill, Jr., is Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the company. From January 27, 2005 to July 1, 2011, Mr. O’Neill was Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer, and Corporate Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining us, Mr. O’Neill was a principal in TreeHouse, LLC, an entity unrelated to the Company that was formed to pursue investment opportunities in consumer packaged goods businesses. From February 2000 to March 2001, he served as Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Keebler Foods Company. He previously served at Keebler as Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel from December 1996 to February 2000. Prior to joining Keebler, Mr. O’Neill served as Vice President and Division Counsel for the Worldwide Beverage Division of the Quaker Oats Company from December 1994 to December 1996; Vice President and Division Counsel of the Gatorade Worldwide Division of the Quaker Oats Company from 1991 to 1994; and Corporate Counsel at Quaker Oats from 1985 to 1991. Prior to joining Quaker Oats, Mr. O’Neill was an attorney at Winston & Strawn LLP. In 1991, Mr. O’Neill completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School. Mr. O’Neill holds a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Notre Dame.

Lori Roberts

Ms. Lori G. Roberts is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of the Company since July 2015. Ms. Lori joined TreeHouse in January 2015. Prior to joining TreeHouse, Ms. Roberts was Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at TMK Ipsco, Inc. from May 2010 to March 2013. From February 2007 to December 2009, Ms. Roberts was Vice President Human Resources at Claymore Group, Inc. Ms. Roberts was not employed between March 2013 and December 2014 and between January 2010 and April 2010. She previously held senior level human resources roles at Pliant Corporation, Wallace Computer Services, Inc. and Cummins Inc. Ms. Roberts holds a B.S. and an M.A. from Indiana University.

Rachel Bishop

Ms. Rachel R. Bishop is Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of the company. Prior to joining TreeHouse, Ms. Bishop was at the Walgreen Company from 2009 where she was most recently Group Vice President, Retail Strategy. From 2001-2009 Ms. Bishop was at McKinsey & Company, where she worked with consumer businesses on a broad range of sales, marketing, and operational topics with a focus on growth strategy development and implementation. Ms. Bishop earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering with a minor in technology management from Northwestern University, where she was a National Science Foundation fellowship recipient and graduate fellow at GE Research & Development Center. She holds B.S. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering and in Geophysics from Brown University.

Erik Kahler

Mr. Erik Thomas Kahler is Senior Vice President - Corporate Development of the company. Prior to joining TreeHouse, Mr. Kahler served as Managing Director of Dresdner Kleinwort Securities, LLC, a full service global investment bank for public and private companies, from May 2004 to October 2006. From November 1997 to July 2003, Mr. Kahler held senior investment banking leadership roles at Citigroup, Inc., as Director — Mergers and Acquisitions Citigroup Global Markets Holdings Inc. and at Wasserstein Perella & Company, Inc., where he was Vice President — Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to joining Wasserstein Perella, Mr. Kahler worked for Ernst & Young and CIBC in various financial advisory roles. Mr. Kahler holds a B.A. from Colorado College and an M.B.A. from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Lee Wise

Ann Sardini

Ms. Ann M. Sardini is Lead Independent Director of Treehouse Foods Inc. Ms. Sardini has served as a Director since May 2008. Ms. Sardini is currently since 2013 an independent advisor and consultant to early and mid-stage companies and private equity firms. From April 2001 to June 2012, when she retired from that position, Ms. Sardini served as the Chief Financial Officer of Weight Watchers International, Inc. She served as Chief Financial Officer of Vitamin Shoppe.com, Inc., a seller of vitamins and nutritional supplements, from September 1999 to December 2001, and from March 1995 to August 1999 she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Children’s Television Workshop. In addition, Ms. Sardini has held finance positions at QVC, Inc., Chris Craft Industries, and the National Broadcasting Company. In addition to our Board, Ms. Sardini has served on the board of directors of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. since 2013 and currently chairs its Audit Committee, and since 2016, on the board of directors of Ideal Protein and chairs its Audit Committee. In addition, Ms. Sardini currently serves on the advisory boards of To The Market and PetTrax since 2016, and Everplans since 2017. Previously, Ms. Sardini has served on the boards of directors for Promise Project Fund for the City of New York from 2012 to 2015, Weight Watchers Danone China Ltd. from 2008 to 2010 and Veneca Inc. from 2005 to 2007, and on the advisory board of Learnvest.com from 2013 to 2015. Ms. Sardini holds a B.A. from Boston College and an M.B.A from Simmons College Graduate School of Management. Ms. Sardini is our Lead Independent Director and a member of the Compensation Committee of our Board.

David Vermylen

Mr. David B. Vermylen is Director and Senior Advisor of Treehouse Foods Inc. has served as a Director since August 2009. Mr. Vermylen has been a Senior Advisor to TreeHouse since July 1, 2011. Mr. Vermylen held the positions of President and Chief Operating Officer for TreeHouse, from January 2005 to July 2011. Prior to joining us, Mr. Vermylen was a principal in TreeHouse, LLC, an entity unrelated to the Company that was formed to pursue investment opportunities in consumer packaged goods businesses. From March 2001 to October 2002, Mr. Vermylen served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Keebler Foods, a division of Kellogg Company. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer of Keebler, Mr. Vermylen served as the President of Keebler Brands from January 1996 to February 2001. Mr. Vermylen served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brother’s Gourmet Coffee, and Vice President of Marketing and Development and later President and Chief Executive Officer of Mother’s Cake and Cookie Co. His prior experience also includes three (3) years with the Fobes Group and fourteen (14) years with General Foods Corporation where he served in various marketing positions. In addition to our Board, Mr. Vermylen currently serves on or has previously served on the boards of directors of Aeropostale, Inc., Birds Eye Foods, Inc. and Brownie Brittle LLC. Mr. Vermylen holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from New York University.

George Bayly

Mr. George V. Bayly is an Independent Director of Treehouse Foods Inc. Mr. Bayly has served as a Director since June 2005. Mr. Bayly currently serves as principal of Whitehall Investors, LLC, a consulting and venture capital firm, having served in that role since August 2008. Mr. Bayly served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Altivity Packaging LLC, a maker of consumer packaging products and services, from September 2006 to March 2008. He also served as CEO and Co-Chairman of U.S. Can Corporation from 2003 to 2006 and Chief Executive Officer in 2005. In addition, from January 1991 to December 2002, Mr. Bayly served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ivex Packaging Corporation. From 1987 to 1991, Mr. Bayly served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Olympic Packaging, Inc. Mr. Bayly also held various management positions with Packaging Corporation of America from 1973 to 1987. Prior to joining Packaging Corporation of America, Mr. Bayly served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy. In addition to our Board, Mr. Bayly currently serves on the board of directors of ACCO Brands Corporation, Multi-Packaging Solutions Limited and Miami University’s Farmel School of Business and is a member of a five-person (5) roundtable at Madison Dearborn Partners. Mr. Bayly formerly served on the boards of directors of Huhtamaki Oyj, General Binding Corporation, Packaging Dynamics, Inc., U.S. Can Corporation, Ryt-Way Industries, Inc. Altivity Packaging LLC and Graphic Packaging Holding Company. Mr. Bayly holds a B.S. from Miami University and an M.B.A from Northwestern University. Mr. Bayly is Chairman of the Compensation Committee of our Board.

Linda Massman

Ms. Linda K. Massman is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Massman was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors on July 28, 2016. Ms. Massman serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Clearwater Paper Corporation where she has been in position since 2013. Previously, Ms. Massman served as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer from 2011-2013. Prior to that, Ms. Massman served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2011. Before joining Clearwater Paper, Ms. Massman served as group vice president of finance and corporate planning for SUPERVALU Inc., following its acquisition of Albertson’s Inc, where she served in a similar capacity. Prior to that, Ms. Massman was a business strategy consultant for Accenture. Ms. Massman serves on the Board of Directors of Clearwater Paper Corporation and Black Hills Corporation. In 2016, she was elected as the first vice chairwoman for the American Forest & Paper Association. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from the University of North Dakota and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. Ms. Massman is a member of the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors.

Dennis O'Brien

Mr. Dennis F. O'Brien is an Independent Director of Treehouse Foods Inc. Mr. O’Brien has served as a Director since August 2009. Mr. O’Brien is a partner of Gryphon Investors, Inc., a private equity firm, a position he has held since April 2008. Prior to joining Gryphon, Mr. O’Brien was the Chief Executive Officer of Penta Water Company, a privately owned bottled water company, from April 2007 to April 2008. On October 5, 2009, Penta Water Company, Inc. filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11. Mr. O’Brien held a series of executive positions with ConAgra Foods, Inc., including President and Chief Operating Officer, Retail Products from 2004 to 2006, President and Chief Operating Officer, Grocery Foods from 2002 through 2004, Executive Vice President, Grocery Foods from 2001 to 2002 and President, ConAgra Store Brands from 2000 through 2001. In addition, Mr. O’Brien previously held executive and marketing positions at Armstrong World Industries, Campbell’s Soup Company, Nestle S.A. and Procter & Gamble. Mr. O’Brien holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Connecticut. Mr. O’Brien previously sat on the audit committee of Senomyx, Inc.. Mr. O’Brien is a member of the Compensation Committee and Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of our Board.

Frank O'Connell

Mr. Frank J. O'Connell is an Independent Director of Treehouse Foods Inc. Mr. O’Connell has served as a Director since June 2005. Mr. O’Connell currently serves as the General Partner of the Quincy Investment Pools LP and is a co-founder of Tuckerman Capital, a Private Equity firm. Mr. O’Connell previously served as a senior partner of The Parthenon Group from June 2004 until May 2012. From November 2000 to June 2002, Mr. O’Connell served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Indian Motorcycle Corporation. From June 2002 to May 2004, Mr. O’Connell served as Chairman of Indian Motorcycle Corporation. Prior to Indian Motorcycle Corporation, from 1996 to 2000, Mr. O’Connell served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gibson Greetings, Inc. From 1991 to 1995, Mr. O’Connell served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Skybox International. Mr. O’Connell has previously served as President of Reebok Brands, North America, President of HBO Video and Senior Vice President of Mattel’s Electronics Division. Mr. O’Connell is the Non-Executive Chairman of Schylling Inc., a private company and is on the board of King Arthur Flour, an employee-owned corporation. Mr. O’Connell holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Cornell University. Mr. O’Connell is Chairman of the Audit Committee of our Board.

Gary Smith

Mr. Gary Dale Smith is an Independent Director of Treehouse Foods Inc. Mr. Smith has served as a Director since June 2005. Mr. Smith is Chairman of Encore Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in serving the national food and retail goods sectors, a position he has held since January 2001. Since 2005, he has been a Founding Managing Director of Encore Consumer Capital. From April 1995 to December 2004, Mr. Smith served as Senior Vice President — Marketing of Safeway Inc. In addition, Mr. Smith held various management positions at Safeway Inc. from 1961 to 1995. In addition to our Board, Mr. Smith currently serves on or has previously served on the boards of directors of AgriWise, Inc., Altierre Corporation, Philly’s Famous Water Ice, Inc., the Winery Exchange, Inc., FreshKO Produce Services, Inc., Aidell’s Sausage Company, Inc., Mesa Foods, Inc., Brownie Brittle, LLC and Fantasy Cookie Company.

Terdema Ussery

Mr. Terdema L. Ussery, II., is Independent Director of Treehouse Foods Inc. Mr. Ussery has served as a Director since June 2005. Mr. Ussery was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Dallas Mavericks, a professional basketball team, a position he held from April 1997 to September 2015, when he left to join Under Armour for a brief stint as President of Global Sports Categories. From September 2001 through June 2012, Mr. Ussery served as Chief Executive Officer of HDNet, a provider of high definition television programming. From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Ussery served as the President of Nike Sports Management. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Ussery served as Commissioner of the Continental Basketball Association (the “CBA”). Prior to becoming Commissioner, Mr. Ussery served as Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel of the CBA from 1990 to 1991. From 1987 to 1990, Mr. Ussery was an attorney at Morrison & Foerster LLP. In addition to our Board, Mr. Ussery currently serves on, or has previously served on, the boards of directors of The Timberland Company and Entrust, Inc. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Wingate Partners, LP and as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Dallas Housing Authority. Mr. Ussery holds a B.A. from Princeton University, an M.P.A. from Harvard University, a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.A.R. from Yale University. Mr. Ussery is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Audit Committee of our Board.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Sam Reed

8,503,400

Dennis Riordan

2,533,320

Matthew Foulston

1,277,490

Thomas O'Neill

2,125,140

Lori Roberts

--

Rachel Bishop

1,792,860

Erik Kahler

1,668,050

Lee Wise

--

Ann Sardini

299,852

David Vermylen

569,852

George Bayly

284,852

Linda Massman

277,352

Dennis O'Brien

289,852

Frank O'Connell

287,352

Gary Smith

282,352

Terdema Ussery

282,352
As Of  30 Dec 2016