People: TriMas Corp (TRS.O)

TRS.O on Nasdaq

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19 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Samuel Valenti

68 2008 Independent Chairman of the Board

David Wathen

61 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

A. Mark Zeffiro

48 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Thomas Benson

58 2010 President of Cequent Performance Products, Inc.

David Pritchett

2014 President - Packaging Systems

Robert Zalupski

55 2003 Vice President - Finance, Corporate Development, Treasurer

Joshua Sherbin

50 2008 Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Marshall Cohen

79 2005 Independent Director

Richard Gabrys

72 2006 Independent Director

Nancy Gougarty

58 2013 Independent Director

Eugene Miller

76 2005 Independent Director

Nick Stanage

55 2013 Independent Director

Daniel Tredwell

56 2002 Independent Director

Sherry Lauderback

Vice President - Investor Relations and Global Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Samuel Valenti

Mr. Samuel Valenti, III, is Independent Chairman of the Board of TriMas Corporation, since June 2002. Mr. Valenti is currently chair of Valenti Capital LLC. Mr. Valenti was employed by Masco Corporation, a home improvement and building products manufacturer, from 1968 through 2008. From 1988 through 2008, Mr. Valenti was president and a member of the board of Masco Capital Corporation, and was vice president-investments of Masco Corporation from 1974 to 1998. Mr. Valenti was named a director of American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (“AAM”), a manufacturer of automotive driveline and drivetrain components and systems, in October 2013. He also serves as a member of the audit committee and the strategy committee for AAM. Mr. Valenti is the former chair of the investment advisory committee of the State of Michigan retirement system and served on the Harvard Business School Advisory Council. He currently serves on the advisory council at the University of Notre Dame and the advisory board at the University of Michigan Business School Zell-Lurie Institute. Mr. Valenti is a member of Business Leaders for Michigan and serves as chair of the Renaissance Venture Capital Fund.

David Wathen

Mr. David M. Wathen is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of TriMas Corporation, since January 13, 2009. He served as president and chief executive officer of Balfour Beatty, Inc. (U.S. operations), an engineering, construction and building management services company, from 2003 until 2007. Prior to his Balfour Beatty appointment, he was a principal member of Questor, a private equity firm, from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Wathen held management positions from 1977 to 2000 with General Electric, a diversified technology and financial services company, Emerson Electric, a global manufacturing and technology company, Allied Signal, an automotive parts manufacturer, and Eaton Corporation, a diversified power management company. Mr. Wathen is currently a director and member of the audit committee and chair of the corporate governance committee of Franklin Electric Co., Inc., a global provider of complete water and fueling systems.

A. Mark Zeffiro

Mr. A. Mark Zeffiro is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of TriMas Corporation. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Zeffiro held various financial management and business positions with General Electric Company, a diversified technology and financial services company (“GE”), and Black and Decker Corporation, a global manufacturer of quality power tools and accessories, hardware, home improvement products and fastening systems (“Black & Decker”). From 2004, during Mr. Zeffiro’s four-year tenure with Black & Decker, he was vice president of finance for the global consumer product group and Latin America. In addition, Mr. Zeffiro was directly responsible for and functioned as general manager of Black and Decker’s factory store business unit. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Zeffiro was chief financial officer of First Quality Enterprises, a private company producing consumer products for the health care market. From 1988 through 2002 he held a series of operational and financial leadership positions with GE, the most recent of which was chief financial officer of their medical imaging manufacturing division.

Thomas Benson

Mr. Thomas M. Benson is President of Cequent Performance Products, Inc., a subsidiary Company of TriMas Corp. Prior to his appointment in 2005 as president of Cequent Towing Products, Inc., Mr. Benson held various management positions within the Cequent business, including president of Draw-Tite, Inc. Before joining the Company in 1984, Mr. Benson held the position of manager warranty systems at Ford Motor Company, an automotive manufacturer and financial vehicle services company, from 1978 to 1984.

David Pritchett

Mr. David M. Pritchett is President - Packaging Systems of the Company. Pritchett joined Rieke in 1996 as business development director, and has held various positions of increasing responsibility, including vice president of the dispensing group, vice president of corporate development and vice president of product/business development. Prior to joining Rieke, he spent seven years at TI Group and two years at Rolls Royce Aerospace. Pritchett is a mechanical and aeronautical engineer, and holds bachelors of Mechanical, Management and Aeronautical degrees, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Derby in the United Kingdom.

Robert Zalupski

Mr. Robert J. Zalupski is Vice President - Finance, Corporate Development, Treasurer of TriMas Corporation, since January 2003. Mr. Zalupski was appointed the Company’s vice president, finance and treasurer in 2003 and assumed responsibility for corporate development in March 2010. He joined the Company as director of finance and treasury in 2002, prior to which he worked in the Detroit office of Arthur Andersen. From 1996 through 2001, Mr. Zalupski was a partner in the audit and business advisory services practice of Arthur Andersen providing audit, business consulting, and risk management services to both public and privately held companies in the manufacturing, defense and automotive industries. Prior to 1996, Mr. Zalupski held various positions of increasing responsibility within the audit practice of Arthur Andersen serving public and privately held clients in a variety of industries.

Joshua Sherbin

Mr. Joshua A. Sherbin is Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of TriMas Corporation. Mr. Sherbin was appointed the Company’s general counsel and corporate secretary in 2005, and vice president and chief compliance officer in May 2008, prior to which he was employed as the North American corporate counsel and corporate secretary for Valeo, a diversified Tier 1 international automotive supplier headquartered in Europe. Prior to joining Valeo in 1997, Mr. Sherbin was senior counsel, assistant corporate secretary for Kelly Services, Inc., an employment staffing company, from 1995 to 1997. From 1988 until 1995, he was an associate with the law firm Butzel Long in its general business practice.

Marshall Cohen

Mr. Marshall A. Cohen is Independent Director of TriMas Corporation, since January 2005. Mr. Cohen was counsel (retired) at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, a law firm based in Toronto, Canada, which he joined 1996. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cohen served as president and chief executive officer of the Molson Companies Limited, a leading global brewer, from 1988 to 1996. Mr. Cohen is a director of Gleacher Securities, Inc., an investment building and capital markets firm, and TD Ameritrade, an on-line securities broker. Mr. Cohen is a member of the compensation committee and corporate governance committee for Gleacher Securities and a member of the audit committee and governance committee for TD Ameritrade. From 1988 to 2011 he was a director of Barrick Gold Corporation, a gold mining company.

Richard Gabrys

Mr. Richard Marcel Gabrys is Independent Director of TriMas Corporation, since August 2006. Mr. Gabrys has served as the president and chief executive officer of Mears Investments, LLC, a private family investment company, since 2005. Mr. Gabrys retired from Deloitte & Touche LLP in 2004 after 42 years, where he served a variety of public companies, financial services institutions, public utilities and health care entities. Mr. Gabrys was vice chair of Deloitte’s United States Global Strategic Client Group and served as a member of its Global Strategic Client Council. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Gabrys served as the interim dean of the School of Business Administration of Wayne State University. Mr. Gabrys is a member of the board of directors of CMS Energy Company, an integrated energy company, and lead director at La-Z-Boy Inc, a furniture manufacturer and retailer. Mr. Gabrys is a member of the audit committee and finance committee for CMS Energy and a member of the audit committee and compensation committee for La-Z-Boy. From 2007 to 2011, he served on the board of Massey Energy Company, a coal producer. Mr. Gabrys also serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including The Detroit Institute of Arts, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Alliance for Safer Streets in Detroit (Crime Stoppers), Detroit Regional Chamber and Ave Maria University. He is a member of the management board of Renaissance Venture Capital Fund, an affiliate of Business Leaders for Michigan, a non-profit executive leadership organization.

Nancy Gougarty

Ms. Nancy S. Gougarty has been appointed as Independent Director of TriMas Corporation effective November 1, 2013. In July 2013, Ms. Gougarty became president and chief operating officer at Westport Innovations, a global leader in alternative fuel, low-emissions transportation technologies. Ms. Gougarty served as the vice president for TRW Automotive Corporation, a worldwide automotive supplier, operations in the Asia-Pacific region from 2008 to 2012. Joining TRW in 2005, her previous positions included vice president of product planning, business planning and business development, and vice president of braking, electronics and modules for Asia Pacific. Ms. Gougarty has held additional leadership positions in the automotive sector, including managing director for General Motors’ joint venture in Shanghai, director for Delphi Packard, Asia Pacific, global account director for General Motors, and vice president for Delphi Automotive Systems, Japan and Korea. Ms. Gougarty joined the Westport board of directors in February 2013 and resigned in July 2013 upon her appointment as Westport’s president and chief operating officer.

Eugene Miller

Mr. Eugene A. Miller is Independent Director of TriMas Corporation, since January 2005. Mr. Miller is the retired chair and chief executive officer of Comerica Incorporated and Comerica Bank, a financial services company, in which positions he served from 1993 to 2002, prior to which time he held various positions of increasing responsibility at Comerica Incorporated and Comerica Bank (formerly The Detroit Bank) beginning in 1955. Mr. Miller was a director of Handleman Company from 2002 to 2012 and DTE Energy Company from 1989 to 2013.

Nick Stanage

Mr. Nick Lee Stanage has been appointed as Independent Director of TriMas Corporation effective November 1, 2013. In November 2009, Mr. Stanage joined Hexcel Corporation, a worldwide manufacturer of advanced material solutions, carbon fiber, reinforcement fabrics and tooling materials, as president. In 2012, he became chief operating officer and in 2013 he was appointed chief executive officer. Prior to joining Hexcel, Mr. Stanage served as president of the heavy vehicle products group at Dana Holding Corporation, a manufacturer of high quality automotive product solutions, from 2005 to 2009. From 1986 to 2005, Mr. Stanage held positions of increasing responsibility in engineering, operations and marketing with Honeywell Inc. (formerly AlliedSignal Inc.), a provider of energy, chemical and mechanical technology solutions. In August 2013, Mr. Stanage joined the board of directors of Hexcel and in January 2014 he was appointed board chair.

Daniel Tredwell

Mr. Daniel Platt Tredwell is Independent Director of TriMas Corporation, since June 2002. Mr. Tredwell is one of the co-founders of Heartland Industrial Partners, L.P., an investment firm, and has served as its managing member since 2006. Mr. Tredwell has also served as the managing member of CoveView Advisors LLC, an independent financial advisory firm, since 2009 and Cove View Capital LLC, a credit opportunities investment fund, since 2009. He has more than two decades of private equity and investment banking experience. Mr. Tredwell served as a managing director at Chase Securities Inc., an investment banking, security brokerage and dealership service company (and predecessor of J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc.), until 1999 and had been with Chase Securities since 1985. Mr. Tredwell is a director of Companhia de Tecidos Norte De Minas (Coteminas) and Springs Global Participações S.A., each of which are Brazil based manufacturers of textiles and textile products. From 2001 to 2013, Mr. Tredwell served on the board of Springs Industries, Inc., and from 2000 to 2010, he served on the board of Metaldyne Corporation, and its successor, Asahi Tec Corporation of Japan, each designers and suppliers of metal formed components. Mr. Tredwell chairs the compensation committee and audit committee for Springs Global Participações S.A.

Sherry Lauderback

Basic Compensation

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Samuel Valenti

0 0

David Wathen

133,333 2,608,100

A. Mark Zeffiro

30,000 661,600

Thomas Benson

33,330 274,000

David Pritchett

0 0

Robert Zalupski

10,667 214,800

Joshua Sherbin

55,000 382,300

Marshall Cohen

0 0

Richard Gabrys

0 0

Nancy Gougarty

0 0

Eugene Miller

0 0

Nick Stanage

0 0

Daniel Tredwell

0 0

Sherry Lauderback

0 0
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