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TriMas Corp (TRS.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Samuel Valenti

69 2008 Independent Chairman of the Board

Thomas Amato

52 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robert Zalupski

56 2015 Chief Financial Officer

John Schaefer

2016 President - TriMas Aerospace Group

Joshua Sherbin

52 2016 Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Thomas George

58 2015 Director

Marshall Cohen

80 2005 Independent Director

Richard Gabrys

74 2006 Independent Director

Nancy Gougarty

61 2013 Independent Director

Eugene Miller

77 2005 Independent Director

Herbert Parker

58 2015 Independent Director

Nick Stanage

57 2013 Independent Director

Daniel Tredwell

57 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.

Thomas Amato

Mr. Thomas A. Amato is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Amato brings to the Company more than 25 years of broad industrial experience, having served in several leadership positions of multi-billion dollar businesses. Mr. Amato recently served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Metaldyne, LLC, a $1.1 billion engineered products manufacturing company with 25 facilities in 13 countries, from October 2009 through December 2015, and as the Co-President and Chief Integration Officer of Metaldyne Performance Group Inc., a $3.0 billion global manufacturing company formed in mid-2014 and taken public in the same year, from August 2014 through December 2015. Prior to 2009, he also served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Metaldyne Corporation, a global components manufacturer, and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Asahi Tec, a Japanese casting and forging company. Metaldyne Corporation was owned by Asahi Tec, a publicly traded company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Prior to this, Mr. Amato worked at MascoTech in positions of increasing responsibility, and one of his roles was Vice President of Corporate Development at the Company. Since January 2016, Mr. Amato has served as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Crescita Capital, LLC, director and leadership advisory firm. Mr. Amato obtained a Master of Business Administration focused in Finance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Robert Zalupski

Mr. Robert J. Zalupski is Chief Financial Officer of TriMas Corporation. Previously he served as vice president, finance and treasurer since 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.

John Schaefer

Mr. John Schaefer serves as President - TriMas Aerospace Group of the Company effective December 5, 2016. Prior to TriMas, Schaefer served as president of TransDigm's Adams Rite Aerospace division, an aerospace product designer and manufacturer, with leadership responsibility for sales, engineering, multiple manufacturing site operations, acquisition integration, supply chain, operational excellence, human resources and finance. Prior to that, he held the position of director of operations at TransDigm's Adams Rite Aerospace, as well as operational and supply chain leadership roles at Meggitt PLC, a manufacturer for the aerospace, energy and medical device markets. In addition, Schaefer served in various leadership, sales and operational roles at Siemens AG, Conexant Systems and Black & Decker. Additionally, Schaefer retired as a lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps after 22 years of service, both on active duty and in the reserves, where among other duties, he led various aerospace supply chain and MRO activities globally. Schaefer received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University.

Joshua Sherbin

Mr. Joshua A. Sherbin is Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of TriMas Corporation. He has overall responsibility for the strategic direction and coordination of TriMas legal, compliance and environmental, health and safety activities worldwide. He has guided the corporation through many initiatives in the past 10 years that have been key to TriMas' growth and success. These include the initial public offering, spin-off of our Cequent businesses, numerous acquisitions and divestitures, strong compliance and governance programs, and the development of a talented in-house counsel team. As a result of his accomplishments at TriMas, Sherbin has been recognized as a top in-house counsel by Crain's Detroit Business and DBusiness . Under his leadership, Corporate Secretary named the TriMas legal and compliance team as the nation's best overall legal team for governance.

Thomas George

Thomas A. George, is Director to the Company. He has over thirty years of experience in corporate finance and accounting, having served in a number of senior level positions with both public and private companies. Mr. George currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK), which he joined in September 2009. Prior to Deckers Brands, Mr. George was with Ophthonix, Inc. where he served as Chief Financial Officer since February 2005. Prior to Ophthonix, Inc., Mr. George spent more than seven years as Chief Financial Officer for publicly held Oakley, Inc., now a division of Luxottica Group S.p.A. (NYSE: LUX). Earlier in his career, Mr. George held positions at Loral Corporation, International Totalizator Systems and Remec Corporation. He began his career at Coopers & Lybrand where he became a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. George is a graduate of the University of Southern California.

Marshall Cohen

Mr. Marshall A. Cohen is a Independent Director of TriMas Corporation, since January 2005. 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.

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.

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 of 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.

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.

Herbert Parker

Mr. Herbert K. Parker is Independent Director of Company. Mr. Parker is the executive vice president – operational excellence of Harman International Industries, Inc. (“Harman International”), a worldwide leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of high quality, high-fidelity audio products, lighting solutions and electronic systems. Mr. Parker joined Harman International in June 2008 as executive vice president and chief financial officer, and assumed his current position effective January 2015. Previously, Mr. Parker served in various senior financial positions with ABB Ltd (known as ABB Group), a global power and technology company, from 1980 to 2006, including as the chief financial officer of the global automation division from 2002 to 2005 and the Americas region from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Parker began his career as a staff cccountant with C-E Systems. Mr. Parker graduated from Lee University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Nick Stanage

Mr. Nick Lee Stanage has been appointed as Independent Director of TriMas Corporation effective November 1, 2013. IIn 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.

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 almost three 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.

Sherry Lauderback