People: Titan Machinery Inc (TITN.O)

TITN.O on Nasdaq

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Meyer

62 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Mark Kalvoda

43 2011 Chief Financial Officer

James Irwin

72 2005 Lead Independent Director

Anton Christianson

61 2003 Director

Theodore Crosbie

64 2014 Director

John Bode

67 2005 Independent Director

Stanley Dardis

65 2010 Independent Director

Theodore Wright

52 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Meyer

Mr. David J. Meyer is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Titan Machinery Inc. Mr. Meyer worked for JI Case Company in 1975. From 1976 to 1980, Mr. Meyer was a partner in a Case/New Holland Dealership with locations in Lisbon, North Dakota and Wahpeton, North Dakota. In 1980, Mr. Meyer, along with a partner, founded Titan Machinery Inc. Mr. Meyer has served on both the Case CE and CaseIH Agriculture Dealer Advisory Boards. Mr. Meyer is the past chairman and current board member of the North Dakota Implement Dealers Association, and currently serves as a Trustee on the University of Minnesota Foundation.

Mark Kalvoda

Mr. Mark Kalvoda is Chief Financial Officer of Titan Machinery Inc. He served as Chief Financial Officer in April 2011 and previously served as Chief Accounting Officer since September 2007. Prior to joining us, he held various positions between 2004 and 2007 at American Crystal Sugar Co., including Corporate Controller, Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer. Prior to working for American Crystal Sugar Co., he served in various financial positions within Hormel Foods Corporation.

James Irwin

Mr. James Irwin is Lead Independent Director of Titan Machinery Inc., since 2005. Mr. Irwin is a former vice president of Case IH's North American Agricultural Business, with over 40 years of experience in various executive positions in CNH prior to his retirement in January 2005. Mr. Irwin helped manage the mergers and buyouts of International Harvester and New Holland. Mr. Irwin was named the 2005 Agribusiness Leader of the Year by the National Agri-Marketing Association. Among other attributes, skills and qualifications, the Board believes that Mr. Irwin is uniquely qualified to serve as a director based on his experience in the agricultural industry, his tenure with CNH, the Company's largest supplier, his executive management experience, and his ability to assist the Company in managing its relationship with CNH and other important industry participants.

Anton Christianson

Mr. Anton J. (Tony) Christianson has been a director of Titan Machinery Inc. since January 2003. He was one of the founders of Titan Machinery LLC. Since 1981, Mr. Christianson has been the Chairman of Cherry Tree Companies, an affiliated group of investment banking and wealth management firms in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Affiliates of Cherry Tree Companies act as the general partner of Adam Smith Fund, LLC. Mr. Christianson also currently serves as a director of Arctic Cat, Inc., a manufacturer of snowmobiles and related equipment. Mr. Christianson served as a director for the following public companies during the last 5 years: The Dolan Company, Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc., and Williston Holding Company. Tony Christianson and Peter Christianson, our President and one of our directors, are brothers. Among other attributes, skills and qualifications, the Board believes that Mr. Tony Christianson is uniquely qualified to serve as a director based on his experience in the financial services and investment industries, as well as his experience as a public and private company director, which provides the Board with a seasoned view on financing, investment, acquisition and operating strategies, public company regulatory compliance issues, and investor relations.

Theodore Crosbie

Dr. Theodore (Ted) Crosbie Ph.D. has been a director of Titan Machinery Inc. since August 1, 2014. Dr. Crosbie retired from Monsanto Company in March 2014, after serving the company in various positions since 1996, including as Vice President of Integrated Farming Systems (2010-2014) and Vice President of Global Plant Breeding of Monsanto Agricultural Sector (1998 - 2010). In addition, Dr. Crosbie has served in various public service positions, including as the Chief Technology Officer for the State of Iowa from 2005 to the present. Dr. Crosbie also currently serves on the board of Renewable Energy Group. Among other attributes, skills and qualifications, the Board believes that Dr. Crosbie is uniquely qualified to serve as a director based on his 35 years of experience leading major seed company research programs as well as several company and commercial operations and his experience farming.

John Bode

Mr. John S. Bode is an Independent Director of Titan Machinery Inc., since 2005. Mr. Bode is a retired partner of KPMG, LLP with over 34 years of experience in public accounting. Mr. Bode was elected to the partnership of KPMG, LLP in 1981 and retired in 2005. Mr. Bode also currently serves on the board of The Valspar Corporation. Among other attributes, skills and qualifications, the Board believes that Mr. Bode is uniquely qualified to serve as a director, chair of the Company's Audit Committee and one of its Audit Committee financial experts in light of his ability to understand generally accepted accounting principles, internal controls over financial reporting and disclosure controls and procedures, and his experience in analyzing and evaluating financial statements of public companies generally and of companies similar to the Company, particularly from an auditor's perspective.

Stanley Dardis

Mr. Stanley Dardis is an Independent Director of Titan Machinery Inc., since October 1, 2010. From 1998 to 2010, Mr. Dardis served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Bremer Financial Corporation, a bank holding company composed of nine bank subsidiaries, a trust company, and an insurance company, headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota. During his tenure as CEO, Bremer Financial Corporation delivered asset growth, net income growth, and return on equity that resulted in improvements in peer group ranking. From 1995 to 1998, he served as Bremer Financial Corporation's President and Chief Operating Officer, and prior to that, he was the Company's Executive Vice President—Retail Banking. From 1986 to 1993, Mr. Dardis held positions of increasing responsibility at Metropolitan Federal Bank, including serving as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director from 1990 to 1993. Mr. Dardis also served as a member of the Office of the Chairman of Metropolitan Financial Corporation from 1990 to 1993. Metropolitan Financial Corporation was sold and merged into U.S. Bank. From 1982 to 1986, he served as Executive Vice President of Norwest Bank. Mr. Dardis served in the United States Air Force as a pilot and instructor pilot from 1971 to 1975. He received a B.S. from North Dakota State University and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking.

Theodore Wright

Mr. Theodore M. Wright is an Independent Director of Titan Machinery Inc., since 2009. Since February 2011, Mr. Wright has served as Chief Executive Officer of Conn's, Inc., a specialty retailer of home appliances, consumer electronics, computers, furniture and mattresses, and lawn and garden products. Mr. Wright has served as the Chairman of the Board of Conn's, Inc. since December 2010, and has served as a director of Conn's, Inc. since 2003. Mr. Wright served as President of Sonic Automotive, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed and Fortune 300 automotive retailer, from 2002 to 2004, and he served as Chief Financial Officer at Sonic Automotive from its formation in 1997 to 2002. From 1997 to 2004, Sonic Automotive acquired and integrated into its operations over 150 automotive dealerships. During his tenure at Sonic Automotive, Mr. Wright was a member of the company's Board of Directors. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Wright was a Senior Manager in Deloitte & Touche LLP's Columbia, South Carolina office. From 1994 to 1995, Mr. Wright was a Senior Manager in Deloitte & Touche LLP's National Office Accounting Research and SEC Services Department. Mr. Wright is the principal owner of a construction and agriculture equipment rental business, and he owns and operates a farm and ranch on 11,500 acres in Central Montana.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

David Meyer

1,007,800

Mark Kalvoda

514,501

James Irwin

--

Anton Christianson

--

Theodore Crosbie

--

John Bode

--

Stanley Dardis

--

Theodore Wright

--
As Of  30 Jan 2015

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