People: Tumi Holdings Inc (TUMI.N)

TUMI.N on New York Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joseph Gromek

67 2013 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Jerome Griffith

56 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Mardy

65 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Director

Adam Levy

51 2012 President - Retail

Peter Gray

46 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Steven Hurwitz

58 2006 Senior Vice President - Product Development, Manufacturing and Sourcing

Alan Krantzler

55

Christopher Fielding

33 2013 Director

Alexander Smith

61 2013 Director

Claire Bennett

48 2013 Independent Director

Thomas Johnson

64 2012 Independent Director

Jean Fontana

IR Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Joseph Gromek

Mr. Joseph R. Gromek is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Tumi Holdings Inc., effective December 9, 2013. From April 2003 to February 2012, Mr. Gromek served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of The Warnaco Group, Inc., a global apparel company. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Gromek served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Brooks Brothers, Inc., a clothing retailer. Over the last 25 years, Mr. Gromek has held senior management positions with Saks Fifth Avenue, Limited Brands, Inc. and AnnTaylor Stores Corporation. Mr. Gromek is a member of the Board of Directors of Wolverine World Wide, Inc., a footwear and apparel company, and The Children’s Place Retail Stores, Inc., a children’s specialty apparel retailer. Mr. Gromek also serves on the Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House, Stanley M. Proctor Company and J. McLaughlin, as a member of the Board of Governors of the Parsons School of Design, as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Trevor Day School and as Chairman of the Board of the New School. He was previously a member of the Advisory Board of the Fashion Institute of Technology. Mr. Gromek was elected to serve on our Board of Directors because of his extensive experience and strong track record as an executive in the retail industry and his public board governance experience.

Jerome Griffith

Mr. Jerome Squire Griffith is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Tumi Holdings Inc. From 2002 to February 2009, he was employed at Esprit Holdings Limited, a global fashion brand, where he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and appointed to the Board in 2004, then promoted to President of Esprit North and South America in 2006. From 1999 to 2002, he worked as an executive vice president at Tommy Hilfiger, an apparel and retail company. From 1998 to 1999, he worked as the president of retail at the J. Peterman Company, a catalog-based apparel and retail company. From 1989 through 1998, he worked in various positions at Gap, Inc., a retailer of clothing, accessories, and personal care products. Mr. Griffith is also a member of the Board of Directors of Vince Holdings, Inc., an apparel company. Mr. Griffith’s qualifications to serve on our Board include the experience described above, including his experience as a senior executive of a major global consumer products company and his proven track record of innovation and driving international growth and expansion.

Michael Mardy

Mr. Michael J. Mardy is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Director of Tumi Holdings Inc. Prior to joining Tumi, from 1996 to 2002, he served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration of Keystone Foods LLC, a processor and distributor. From 1982 to 1996, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and in various other finance positions at Nabisco Biscuit Company, a snack food and consumer products company. Mr. Mardy serves on the board of directors of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. and ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. Mr. Mardy also serves on the board of the Institute of Medicine and Public Health for New Jersey.

Adam Levy

Mr. Adam Levy is President - Retail of Tumi Holdings, Inc. He after joining the company as Executive Vice President, Retail in June 2011. From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Levy served as President of Retail, Partnered Brands at Liz Claiborne, Inc., a retailer of apparel and accessories. From 2005 to 2009, he was employed by Jones Apparel Group, a designer, marketer and wholesaler of apparel and accessory brands, and served as President of Retail, Ready to Wear. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Levy held various positions at Tommy Hilfiger, an apparel and retail company, before leaving in 2005 as the Vice President, General Merchandise Manager, Retail.

Peter Gray

Mr. Peter L. Gray is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and secretary of the companysince 2013. Mr. Gray was employed by ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. (formerly CMGI, Inc.), a supply chain business process management company, from June 1999 to October 2013. Beginning in March 2002, he was ModusLink’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel, additionally becoming its Secretary in December 2005 and its Chief Administrative Officer in June 2012. Prior to joining ModusLink, Mr. Gray was Assistant General Counsel at Cambridge Technology Partners (Massachusetts), Inc., and a junior partner at Hale and Dorr LLP.

Steven Hurwitz

Mr. Steven M. Hurwitz is Senior Vice President - Product Development, Manufacturing and Sourcing of Tumi Holdings Inc. He is responsible for managing our global supply chain. Prior to joining Tumi, from 1982 to 2000 and 2004 to 2006, Mr. Hurwitz served in various positions, including Vice President, Group Manufacturing—Accessories, at Liz Claiborne, Inc., a retailer of apparel and accessories. From 2002 to 2004, he was President—Accessories Division of the Betesh Group, a designer and manufacturer of accessories, bedding and electronic storage products. Prior to joining Betesh Group, Mr. Hurwitz was President—Ladies Group at Amerex Apparel Group, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of outerwear and sportswear.

Alan Krantzler

Mr. Alan M. Krantzler is no longer serves as Senior Vice President - Brand Management - Chief Merchandising Officer of Tumi Holdings, Inc., effective October 17, 2014. He is responsible for product management and store design. Prior to joining Tumi, he worked as Senior Vice President at Perry Ellis International, a designer, marketer and seller of apparel and accessories, and Vice President of Merchandising and Consumer Direct Marketing at Next Monet, a catalog and internet retailer of fine art prints and original artwork. From 1992 to 1997, he worked as product manager at Coach, Inc., a designer and producer of accessories and gifts. He also worked as a management consultant for the Marketing Corporation of America.

Christopher Fielding

Mr. Christopher J. L. Fielding is Director of the company. He is a Principal of Doughty Hanson & Co Managers Limited (“Doughty Hanson”), which he joined in September 2006 with a focus on European private equity investment. Before joining Doughty Hanson, Mr. Fielding worked in the London office of Citigroup on mergers, acquisitions, and securities offerings. He also served in the British Army as a platoon commander in the Grenadier Guards. Mr. Fielding has a degree in Classics from Oxford University. Mr. Fielding was elected to serve on our Board because of his affiliation with Doughty Hanson, his financial expertise and his experience working with companies controlled by private equity sponsors. Mr. Fielding serves as a director pursuant to a director nomination agreement among the Company and certain funds managed by Doughty Hanson.

Alexander Smith

Mr. Alexander W. Smith is Director of the company. Mr. Smith brings more than 30 years of retail industry experience with in-depth knowledge of international operations and merchandising. Since February of 2007, he has served as President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as a member of the Board of Directors, of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. Prior to joining Pier 1 Imports, Mr. Smith spent more than 10 years serving in senior leadership roles at TJX Companies, Inc.

Claire Bennett

Ms. Claire Bennett is Independent Director of Tumi Holdings, Inc. Ms. Bennett has been Executive Vice President, Global Travel & Lifestyle Services of American Express Company, a global service company that provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services, from February 2012 to the present. Prior to her current position, Ms. Bennett served as Senior Vice President, Global Advertising and Brand Management for American Express and then General Manager, U.S. Consumer Travel Network for American Express. Before joining American Express in 2006, Ms. Bennett held various marketing and general management positions with Dell Inc. Prior to joining Dell, Ms. Bennett held various positions in brand management, strategic planning, and finance/accounting at The Quaker Oats Company (now PepsiCo, Inc.). Ms. Bennett is a member of the Board of Directors of Vente Privée USA, a members-only shopping destination in partnership with American Express, and a member of various travel industry advisory boards, including Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and Taj Hotels. Ms. Bennett was previously a member of the Board of Directors of Pong Research Corporation, a mobile device technology company and a member of the Board of Directors of Public Allies, a non-profit organization. Ms. Bennett was appointed to serve on our Board of Directors because of her more than 20 years of marketing and finance experience.

Thomas Johnson

Mr. Thomas H. Johnson is Independent Director of Tumi Holdings Inc. Mr. Johnson has been Managing Partner of THJ Investments, L.P., a private investment firm, from November 2005 to the present. Since 2008, he has also served as Chief Executive Officer of The Taffrail Group, LLC, a private strategic advisory firm. Mr. Johnson served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chesapeake Corporation, a specialty packaging manufacturer, from August 1997 to November 2005. From 1989 until 1997, Mr. Johnson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Riverwood International, an integrated packaging and forest products company. From 1976 to 1989, Mr. Johnson served in various leadership positions with Mead Corporation, a paper products company, including President, Paperboard Division; President, Coated Board Division; Director, Strategic Planning and corporate Development, and an executive of Mead Consumer Products Division. Mr. Johnson is also a director of GenOn Energy, Inc., a wholesale generator of electricity, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., an independent Coca-Cola bottler and distributor of bottle and can refreshments, with operations primarily in Europe, and Universal Corporation, a leaf tobacco merchant and processor. He was previously a director of ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc., a supply chain business process management company, and Superior Essex Inc., a wire and cable manufacturer.

Jean Fontana

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Joseph Gromek

--

Jerome Griffith

1,722,880

Michael Mardy

1,142,640

Adam Levy

966,909

Peter Gray

--

Steven Hurwitz

993,814

Alan Krantzler

964,571

Christopher Fielding

--

Alexander Smith

--

Claire Bennett

--

Thomas Johnson

--

Jean Fontana

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013
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