People: Titan International Inc (TWI)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Maurice Taylor

69 2005 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Paul Reitz

41 2014 President

Erwin Billig

87 2005 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

John Hrudicka

50 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Michael Troyanovich

56 2013 General Counsel, Secretary

Gary Cowger

66 2014 Director

Mark Rachesky

55 2014 Director

Richard Cashin

60 1994 Independent Director

Albert Febbo

74 1993 Independent Director

Peter McNitt

59 2013 Independent Director

Anthony Soave

74 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 been in the manufacturing business for more than 30 years and has an engineering degree from Michigan Tech. 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. 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. 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.

Paul Reitz

Mr. Paul G. Reitz has been appointed as 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.

Erwin Billig

Mr. Erwin Henryk Billig is Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Titan International Inc., since May 2005. Mr. Billig is director and chairman of MSX International. From 1992 to 1999 he served as vice chairman of Masco Tech, Inc., and from 1986 to 1992 Mr. Billig was president and Chief Operating Officer of Masco Tech, Inc. Mr. Billig is Vice Chairman of the Board of Titan and became a director of the Company in 1992. Mr. Billig serves on the following committees: Audit, Compensation and Nominating/Corporate Governance. Mr. Billig's work experiences provide in-depth knowledge and experience in sales, marketing, international operations and regulatory affairs that enhances the Board of Director's overall qualifications. Mr. Billig's vast leadership skills and understanding of Titan's core business and its relationship with international businesses contributes to the overall success and direction of the Company.

John Hrudicka

Mr. John R.Hrudicka has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Titan International, Inc., effective February 3, 2014. 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.

Michael Troyanovich

Mr. Michael G. Troyanovich is 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, Detroit Symphony, 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, 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 became a director of the Company in January 2014. 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. He 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. In addition to serving on the Boards of Directors of various public and private companies, Dr. Rachesky is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Loral Space & Communications Inc., Telesat Canada and Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. 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.

Richard Cashin

Mr. Richard M. Cashin, Jr., is Independent Director of Titan International Inc. Mr. Cashin is Managing Partner of One Equity Partners LLC, which manages multi-billion dollar investments and commitments in direct private equity transactions for JP Morgan, where he is a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to that time, Mr. Cashin was president of Citicorp Venture Capital, Ltd., where he was employed from 1980 to 2000. He 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, Newport Festivals Foundation and is co-Chairman of the Partnership Fund for New York City. Mr. Cashin became a director of the Company in 1994. Mr. Cashin serves on the following committees: Compensation Committee (Chairman) and Nominating/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 Europe 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 became a director of the Company in 1993. Mr. Febbo serves on the following committees: Audit (Chairman), Compensation and Nominating/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. 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 became a director of the Company in July 2013. 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, metals recycling, 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 became a director of the Company in 1994. Mr. Soave serves on the following committees: Compensation and Nominating/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

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