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Titan International Inc (TWI)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Maurice Taylor

71 2005 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Paul Reitz

43 2014 President

James Froisland

65 2016 Interim Chief Financial Officer

John Hrudicka

52 2016 Senior Vice President - North American Tire

Christopher Bohnert

49 2015 Chief Accounting Officer

Michael Troyanovich

58 2013 General Counsel, Secretary

Gary Cowger

68 2014 Director

Mark Rachesky

56 2014 Director

Richard Cashin

60 1994 Independent Director

Albert Febbo

74 1993 Independent Director

Peter McNitt

2013 Independent Director

Anthony Soave

1994 Independent Director

Krista Gray

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Maurice Taylor

Mr. Maurice Manning Taylor, Jr., is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Titan International Inc. Mr. Taylor has served as a director of Titan International, Inc. since 1990, when Titan was acquired in a leveraged buy out by Mr. Taylor and investors. Mr. Taylor, who owned 53% of Titan at the time, took the Company public in 1992 on NASDAQ and in 1993 moved Titan to the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Taylor, who is 70 years old, has been in the manufacturing business for more than 50 years and has a bachelor's degree in engineering and is a journeyman tool and die maker as well as a certified welder. Mr. Taylor's work experiences provide in-depth knowledge and experience in sales, manufacturing, engineering and innovation that enhances the Board of Director's overall qualifications. Mr. Taylor's extensive background with the Company has given him a breadth of insight into Titan's markets and the requirements of end users. With Mr. Taylor's knowledge and a management style that constantly re-evaluates short-term goals, Titan is able to adapt quickly to changing conditions. Titan has gone from zero sales and zero employees to approximately $2 billion in sales and over 6,500 employees worldwide. Titan has acquired most of its companies in very depressed situations. Titan has concentrated on its core business of wheels and tires for farm, construction and mining worldwide. Mr. Taylor picked up the nickname of "The Grizz" so the mascot of Titan International is a version of a friendly Grizz bear. In 1996, Mr. Taylor ran as a Republican candidate for President of the United States, campaigning to bring sound fiscal management and business know-how to Washington.

Paul Reitz

Mr. Paul G. Reitz has been appointed as a President of Titan International, Inc., effective February 3, 2014. Before joining Titan, Mr. Reitz was chief accounting officer at Carmike Cinemas, Inc. Mr. Reitz previously served as Controller at Yellowbook USA Inc. from April 2002 to July 2008.

James Froisland

Mr. James M. Froisland is Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Froisland has had extensive experience as a chief financial officer, chief information officer, chief operating officer, corporate secretary and board member for both domestic and international public and private equity owned companies. He was employed by Material Sciences Corporation from 2006 to 2010, where he was the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer and Corporate Secretary. Material Sciences Corporation was listed on NASDAQ and was a global designer, manufacturer, and marketer of material based solutions for acoustical and coated products in the automotive, home appliance, and construction industries. From 2010 to 2012 Mr. Froisland was the Interim Chief Financial Officer of Infusystem Holdings, Inc., a NYSE listed provider of infusion pumps and related services to hospitals, oncology practices and other alternative site healthcare providers. Since 2012, Mr. Froisland has been an independent consultant and now employed by Randstad Professionals US, LP, d/b/a Tatum (“Tatum”).

John Hrudicka

Mr. John R. Hrudicka is Senior Vice President - North American Tire of the Company. He was Chief Accounting Officer of Titan International, Inc. Prior to joining Titan, Mr. Hrudicka had been at Elkay Manufacturing since 2006, joining as Vice President of Finance and becoming Chief Financial Officer in 2010.

Christopher Bohnert

Mr. Christopher H. Bohnert is Chief Accounting Officer of Titan International, Inc. He will oversee the Company’s accounting matters and serve as Titan’s Principal Accounting Officer. Prior to joining Titan, Mr. Bohnert served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance at Silgan Plastics, a plastic packaging manufacturer, since 2014 and Chief Financial Officer of AB Mauri North America, a bakery ingredient manufacturer, from 2005-2012.

Michael Troyanovich

Mr. Michael G. Troyanovich is a General Counsel, Secretary of Titan International Inc. He joined the Company in August 2011 as Assistant General Counsel. Mr. Troyanovich was appointed Secretary in December 2012, and General Counsel in June 2013. Prior to joining Titan, Mr. Troyanovich was President of Kistner Troyanovich and Brady, P.C. from September 2001 until August 2011.

Gary Cowger

Mr. Gary L. Cowger is Director of Titan International Inc. Mr. Cowger is the chairman and CEO of GLC Ventures, LLC, a management consultancy on business, manufacturing and technology strategy and global organizational structures and implementation. He serves on the board of directors of Delphi Automotive, Tecumseh Products, College for Creative Studies and Kettering University (formally General Motors Institute) where he was a past Chairman. Mr. Cowger has served as a board member of Saturn Corporation; OnStar; Saab; Adam Opel, AG; GM of Canada; NUMMI; and GMAC. He has also served on the board of the United Negro College Fund, MIT North America Executive Board, Detroit Symphony, the governing board for the Leaders for Manufacturing at MIT, Focus Hope and was the Co-Chair of the Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation Executive Leadership Cabinet with the Honorable Andrew Young. Mr. Cowger enjoyed a long-term career with General Motors from 1965 until his retirement in December 2009. He held senior positions at General Motors including President and Managing Director of GM de Mexico (1994-1997), Chairman of Adam Opel, AG (1998), Group Vice President of Manufacturing and Labor Relations (1999-2001), and President of GM North America (2001-2005). Mr. Cowger, who is 68 years old, became a director of the Company in January 2014. Mr. Cowger serves on the following committees: Audit and Nominating (Chairman). Mr. Cowger's global manufacturing background provides an informed perspective to the Company's global operations.

Mark Rachesky

Dr. Mark H. Rachesky M.D. has been appointed as Director of Titan International Inc, effective June 1, 2014. Dr. Rachesky is the Founder and President of MHR Fund Management LLC, a New York based investment firm that takes a private equity approach to investing. MHR manages approximately $6 billion of capital and has holdings in public and private companies in a variety of industries. Dr. Rachesky is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., Loral Space & Communications Inc. and Telesat Canada, and serves on the Board of Directors of Emisphere Technologies, Inc. and Navistar International Corporation. He has also previously served as a director of Leap Wireless International, Inc. Dr. Rachesky holds an MBA from the Stanford University School of Business, an MD from the Stanford University School of Medicine and a BA in Molecular Aspects of Cancer from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rachesky, who is 56 years old, became a director of the Company in June of 2014. Dr. Rachesky serves on the following committees: Compensation, Nominating, and Corporate Governance. Dr. Rachesky has demonstrated leadership skills as well as extensive financial expertise and broad-based business knowledge and relationships. In addition, Dr. Rachesky has significant expertise and perspective as a member of the board of directors of private and public companies engaged in a wide range of businesses.

Richard Cashin

Mr. Richard M. Cashin, Jr., is Independent Director of Titan International Inc. Mr. Cashin is President of OEP Capital Advisors LP (“OEP”), which currently manages $4 billion of investments and commitments on behalf of JPMorgan Chase & Co. ("JPM") and other third-party institutional investors including Lexington Partners, AlpInvest Partners and Blackstone/Strategic Partners Fund Solutions. OEP is an independent investment advisor, the former private equity investment arm of JPM, having completed a spin-out from JPM in January 2015. OEP and its predecessors have invested nearly $11 billion in over 70 investments. During its fourteen year tenure with JPM, Mr. Cashin was the Managing Partner of OEP. Prior to this, Mr. Cashin was Managing Partner of Cashin Capital Partners (April 2000-April 2001) and President of Citigroup Venture Capital, Ltd. (1980-2000, became President in 1994). Mr. Cashin serves on the board of Genband and is a Trustee of the American University in Cairo, Boys Club of New York, Brooklyn Museum, Central Park Conservancy, Jazz at Lincoln Center, National Rowing Foundation, and Newport Festivals Foundation. Mr. Cashin, who is 62 years old, became a director of the Company in 1994. Mr. Cashin serves on the following committees: Compensation (Chairman), Nominating, and Corporate Governance. Mr. Cashin possesses particular knowledge and experience in finance, strategic planning, acquisitions and leadership of organizations that enhances the Board of Director's overall qualifications. Mr. Cashin's experience with large mergers and acquisitions especially contributes to Titan's overall long-range plan.

Albert Febbo

Mr. Albert J. Febbo is Independent Director of Titan International Inc., since 1993. Mr. Febbo retired from GE after 30 years; 18 years in sales and marketing leadership roles in GE's U.S. and European plastics business, and 12 years as a corporate officer leading the GE automotive and corporate marketing teams. He launched and is a partner in BOOMVOTE.COM, a social networking internet business. Mr. Febbo, who is 75 years old, became a director of the Company in 1993. Mr. Febbo serves on the following committees: Audit (Chairman), Compensation, Nominating, and Corporate Governance. He is on the Advisory Board of Titan's independent audit firm, Grant Thornton. Mr. Febbo possesses particular knowledge and experience in sales, distribution, marketing and leadership in global organizations that enhances the Board of Director's overall qualifications. Mr. Febbo's tenure at such a large and complex organization as General Electric affords him valuable perspective as Titan expands and changes. Mr. Febbo's marketing experience in the plastics and automotive industries is a major contribution to the Company's long-range planning.

Peter McNitt

Mr. Peter B. McNitt is Independent Director of Titan International, Inc. Mr. McNitt is the Vice Chair of BMO Harris Bank. As part of BMO Harris Bank’s executive leadership team, he has a wide range of responsibilities focusing the organization on delivering the full breadth of wealth, commercial and investment banking capabilities to the bank's customers. He has direct responsibility for strategic initiatives that both strengthen BMO Harris' capabilities around customer focus and development and expand the bank's market visibility and presence. Prior to becoming Vice Chair, Mr. McNitt led BMO Harris' U.S. Corporate Banking as Executive Vice President and U.S. Investment Banking as Executive Managing Director. He is on the Board of Directors of Youth Guidance and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board of Managers for the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, and the Board of Trustees, WTTW. Mr. McNitt, who is 60 years old, became a director of the Company in 2013. Mr. McNitt serves on the following committees: Audit and Corporate Governance (Chairman). Mr. McNitt has a good working knowledge of the Company's business and history through being involved with banking activity with Titan in the past. Mr. McNitt adds a great deal of financial expertise to Titan's Board.

Anthony Soave

Mr. Anthony L. Soave is Independent Director of Titan International Inc. Mr. Soave is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Soave Enterprises LLC, a privately held, Detroit-headquartered company comprised of numerous holdings in the real estate development, environmental and industrial services, metals recycling, agriculture, and automotive retailing industries, among others. From 1974 to 1998, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Detroit-based City Management Corporation, which he founded. Mr. Soave, who is 75 years old, became a director of the Company in 1994. Mr. Soave serves on the following committees: Compensation, Nominating, and Corporate Governance. Mr. Soave possesses particular knowledge and experience in sales, distribution and leadership in diversified businesses that enhances the Board of Director's overall qualifications. Mr. Soave's experiences in building businesses from the ground up contribute to the dynamic of Titan's entrepreneurial spirit. Mr. Soave's operational and distribution background further assist with the Company's direction.

Krista Gray