People: Verso Paper Corp (VRS.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Scott Kleinman

40 2006 Chairman of the Board

David Paterson

58 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robert Mundy

51 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Peter Kesser

55 2012 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Michael Weinhold

48 2011 Senior Vice President - Sales, Marketing and Product Development

Lyle Fellows

56 2009 Senior Vice President - Manufacturing and Energy

Benjamin Hinchman

65 2006 Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Kenneth Sawyer

57 2011 Vice President - Human Resources

Eric Press

47 2009 Director

Reed Rayman

2014 Director

David Sambur

33 2008 Director

Michael Ducey

64 2007 Independent Director

Thomas Gutierrez

64 2008 Independent Director

David Oskin

70 2007 Independent Director

L. Puckett

64 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Scott Kleinman

Mr. Scott M. Kleinman is Chairman of the Board of Verso Paper Corp., since August 2006. He also has been a member and the chairman of the Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee since May 2008, and was a member and the chairman of the Audit Committee from May to August 2008. Mr. Kleinman is the Lead Partner for Private Equity at Apollo Management, L.P., where he has worked since 1996. Apollo, together with its affiliates, is a global alternative investment manager. Mr. Kleinman previously was employed by Smith Barney Inc. in its Investment Banking division from 1994 to 1996. Mr. Kleinman has been a director of Taminco Global Chemical Corporation, a producer of alkylamines and derivatives, since 2012; a director of LyondellBasell Industries, N.V., a plastics, chemical and refining company, since 2010; a director of Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC and its subsidiary, Momentive Performance Materials Inc., a producer of silicone, quartz and ceramics materials, since 2010; and a director of Realogy Corporation, a provider of residential real estate and relocation services, since 2007. Mr. Kleinman previously was a director of Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc., a producer of thermoset resins and other specialty chemicals which also is a subsidiary of Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC, from 2004 to 2010; and a director of Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation, a manufacturer of aluminum products, from 2007 to 2011.

David Paterson

Mr. David J. Paterson has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Verso Paper Corp., since May 14, 2012. He previously was President and Chief Executive Officer of AbitibiBowater Inc. (now doing business as Resolute Forest Products), a producer of pulp, paper and wood products, from 2007 to 2011. AbitibiBowater Inc. filed a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding in 2009 from which it emerged in 2010. Mr. Paterson was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bowater Incorporated during 2007 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Bowater Incorporated from 2006 to 2007. He worked in various executive and sales and marketing positions for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, a manufacturer of tissue, packaging, paper, building products and related chemicals, from 1987 to 2006, serving most recently as Executive Vice President of the Building Products division from 2003 to 2006, Executive Vice President of the Pulp and Paperboard division from 2001 to 2003, President of the Paper and Bleached Board division in 2001, and Senior Vice President of the Communication Papers division from 2000 to 2001. Mr. Paterson has been a director of KiOr, Inc., a next-generation renewable fuels company, since June 2012. He previously was a director of AbitibiBowater Inc. from 2007 to 2011 and a director of Bowater Incorporated from 2006 to 2007.

Robert Mundy

Mr. Robert P. Mundy is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Verso Paper Corp., since August 2006. Mr. Mundy previously worked at International Paper Company from 1983 to 2006, where he was Director of Finance of the Coated and Supercalendered Papers Division from 2002 to 2006, Director of Finance Projects from 2001 to 2002, Controller of Masonite Corporation from 1999 to 2001, and Controller of the Petroleum and Minerals business from 1996 to 1999. He also served in various business positions from 1983 to 1996, including company-wide SAP implementation, corporate internal audit, and manufacturing and operational finance at three pulp and paper mills.

Peter Kesser

Mr. Peter H. Kesser is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Verso Paper Corp. He was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from December 2006 to February 2012. During his legal career, Mr. Kesser has concentrated his practice in the areas of corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial law while working for law firms, and he has had oversight responsibility for a wide variety of additional legal matters (including antitrust, compliance, employee benefits, employment, energy, environmental, intellectual property, litigation and real estate) while working for public companies. Mr. Kesser previously was an attorney and shareholder with Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC from 1999 to 2006. He was Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Promus Hotel Corporation, a premier lodging company, from 1998 to 1999. Mr. Kesser was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Arcadian Corporation, a nitrogen chemical producer, from 1993 to 1997. He began his legal career as an attorney with Bracewell & Patterson LLP (now Bracewell & Giuliani LLP) from 1983 to 1992. Mr. Kesser is the former Chair of the Business Law section of the Tennessee Bar Association.

Michael Weinhold

Mr. Michael A. Weinhold is Senior Vice President - Sales, Marketing and Product Development of Verso Paper Corp., since April 2011. He was the company Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing from August 2006 to April 2011. He is responsible for the company sales, marketing, supply chain, customer technical service, e-commerce, product development, product management and Nextier Solutionssm functions. From 2000 to 2006, he held various sales, marketing and management positions for the Coated and Supercalendered Papers Division of International Paper Company, including serving as Business Manager from 2004 to 2006, Business Manager of Sales and Marketing from 2003 to 2004, and Director of Marketing and Product Development from 2001 to 2003. He also held similar positions at Champion International Corporation from 1994 until it was acquired by International Paper Company in 2000.

Lyle Fellows

Mr. Lyle J. Fellows is Senior Vice President - Manufacturing and Energy of Verso Paper Corp., since December 2009. He was Senior Vice President of Manufacturing from August 2006 to December 2009. Mr. Fellows previously worked at International Paper Company from 1981 to 2006, where he was Vice President of Manufacturing of the Coated and Supercalendered Papers Division from 2003 to 2006, manager of the pulp and paper mill in Courtland, Alabama, from 2001 to 2003, manager of the pulp and paper mill in Saillat, France, from 2000 to 2001, Manufacturing Director of the Arizona Chemical business in Europe from 1998 to 1999, and Technical Director of the White Papers business in Europe from 1994 to 1997. He also served in various manufacturing positions at the pulp and paper mill in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, from 1981 to 1994.

Benjamin Hinchman

Mr. Benjamin Hinchman IV, is Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Verso Paper Corp., since August 2006. During his career in the information technology field, he has implemented and managed information systems supporting manufacturing, quality control, research and development, sales, order fulfillment, distribution, warehousing, finance and e-commerce. Mr. Hinchman previously worked at International Paper Company from 1999 to 2006, where he was Director of Information Technology of the Coated and Supercalendered Papers Division in 2006, Director of Information Technology of the xpedx business from 2002 to 2006, and Director of Strategic Technologies from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Hinchman worked for Union Camp Corporation from 1995 to 1999, where he was Director of Information Services for the Fine Papers Division until its acquisition by International Paper Company. Mr. Hinchman previously worked in various other businesses, holding positions of increasing responsibility in information technology.

Kenneth Sawyer

Mr. Kenneth D. Sawyer is Vice President - Human Resources of Verso Paper Corp., since January 2011. He previously worked at AbitibiBowater, Inc. (now doing business as Resolute Forest Products), a producer of pulp, paper and wood products, from 2007 to 2010, where he was Director of Human Resources for all United States operations from 2009 to 2010, and Director of Human Resources for the Commercial Printing Papers Division in the United States, Canada and South Korea from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Sawyer worked at Bowater Incorporated, a manufacturer of pulp, paper and wood products, from 1999 to 2007, where he was Director of Process Improvement and Organization Effectiveness from 2006 to 2007 and Director of Human Resources of the Coated Papers Division from 1999 to 2006. Mr. Sawyer was Vice President of Human Resources of Dorsey Trailers, Inc., a transportation equipment manufacturer, from 1993 to 1999.

Eric Press

Mr. Eric L. Press is Director of Verso Paper Corp., since January 2009. He is a senior partner at Apollo Management, L.P., where he has worked since 1998, analyzing and overseeing Apollo’s investments in basic industries, financial services, lodging, leisure and entertainment companies. Apollo, together with its affiliates, is a global alternative investment manager. Mr. Press previously was an attorney with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz from 1992 to 1998, concentrating his practice in mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and related financing transactions. Mr. Press was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group from 1987 to 1989. Mr. Press has been a director of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc., a real estate investment trust, since 2009; a director of Athene Asset Management, LLC, a fixed annuity reinsurance company, since 2009; a director of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, a gaming company, since 2008; a director of Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation, a manufacturer of aluminum products, since 2007; a director of Prestige Cruise Holdings, Inc., a cruise company, since 2007; a director of Affinion Group Holdings, Inc., a provider of marketing products and services, since 2005; and a director of Metals USA, Inc., a metal service center and processor of metal components, since 2005. Mr. Press previously was a director of Innkeepers USA Trust, an owner of upscale extended-stay hotel properties, from 2007 to 2010; a director of Quality Distribution, Inc., a bulk tank truck network operator, from 2004 to 2008; a director of AEP Industries, a manufacturer of plastic packaging films from 2004 to 2008; and a director of Wyndham International, Inc., a lodging company, in 2005.

Reed Rayman

Mr. Reed B. Rayman is Director of the Company. He is an investment professional at Apollo Global Management, LLC, to serve as a director of Verso, as well as a member of the compensation committee of its board of directors.

David Sambur

Mr. David B. Sambur is Director of Verso Paper Corp., since February 2008. He also was a member of the Audit Committee from May 2008 to May 2009. Mr. Sambur is a partner at Apollo Management, L.P., where he has worked since 2004. Apollo, together with its affiliates, is a global alternative investment manager. Mr. Sambur previously was employed by Salomon Smith Barney Inc. in its Leveraged Finance group from 2002 to 2004. Mr. Sambur has been a director of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, a gaming company, since 2010; and a director of Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC and its subsidiaries, Momentive Performance Materials Inc., a producer of silicone, quartz and specialty ceramics materials, and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc., a producer of thermoset resins and other specialty chemicals, since 2010.

Michael Ducey

Mr. Michael E. Ducey is Independent Director of Verso Paper Corp., since March 2007. Mr. Ducey was President and Chief Executive Officer of Compass Minerals International, Inc., a producer of salt and specialty fertilizers, from 2002 to 2006, and he remains a consultant to Compass Minerals. From 1972 to 2002, he worked for Borden Chemical, Inc., a diversified chemical company. During his 30-year career with Borden Chemical, Mr. Ducey held various management, sales, marketing, planning and commercial development positions, including serving as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2002 and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Ducey has been a director and a member of the audit and compliance committee of Apollo Global Management, LLC, a global alternative asset manager, since 2011; the lead director and a member of the audit committee and nominations and governance committee of HaloSource, Inc., a global producer of water purification and disinfecting technologies, since 2010; and a director, the non-executive chairman and a member of the audit committee of TPC Group Inc., a producer of hydrocarbon derivatives, since 2009. Mr. Ducey was a director and a member of the audit committee of Smurfit-Stone Container, Inc., a North American producer of corrugated containers, from 2010 to 2011; a director and a member of the compensation committee of UAP Holding Corp., the parent of United Agri Products, Inc., from 2006 to 2008; and a director and a member of the environmental, health and safety committee of Compass Minerals from 2002 to 2006.

Thomas Gutierrez

Mr. Thomas Gutierrez is Independent Director of Verso Paper Corp., since November 15, 2008. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of GT Advanced Technologies Inc., a provider of specialized equipment, technology and services for the solar power industry, since 2009. Mr. Gutierrez was Chief Executive Officer of PhytoChem Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development-stage pharmaceutical company, from January to November 2009. He was Chief Executive Officer of Xerium Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of synthetic textiles and specialty roll covers used in the production of paper, from 2001 to 2008. Mr. Gutierrez was Chief Executive Officer of various business units of Invensys plc, a provider of technology used to monitor, control and automate processes, from 1995 to 2001. He was Chief Operating Officer of Pulse Engineering, Inc., a manufacturer of electronic components for telecommunications and power applications, from 1992 to 1994. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gutierrez held various management, technical and engineering positions with Pitney Bowes Inc., Franklin Computer Corporation, Motorola, Inc., and Digital Equipment Corporation. Mr. Gutierrez has been a director of GT Advanced Technologies Inc. since 2009; and a director of PhytoChem Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since 2009. Mr. Gutierrez previously was a director of Veeco Instruments Inc., a producer of process equipment for LED, solar and data storage manufacturers, from 2010 to 2011; a director of Comverge, Inc., a provider of clean energy alternatives, from 2009 to 2010; and a director of Xerium Technologies Inc. from 2001 to 2008.

David Oskin

Mr. David William Oskin is Independent Director of Verso Paper Corp., since January 2007. Mr. Oskin has been President of Four Winds Ventures, LLC, a private investment company, since 2005; and was a consultant to the paper and finance industries in 2004. He previously worked for 29 years in the paper and forest products industries in various management, distribution, sales and marketing, quality management, human resources and other positions. Mr. Oskin spent most of his career with International Paper Company, where he worked initially from 1975 to 1991 and then again as an Executive Vice President from 1996 to 2003. From 1992 to 1995, he was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Carter Holt Harvey Limited, a New Zealand based forest products company. Mr. Oskin has been a director of Rayonier Inc., an international forest products company, since 2009, a member of its governance and nominating committee and compensation and management development committee since 2010, and was a member of its audit committee from 2009 to 2010; a director, the Independent Director Chair and member of the audit committee and remuneration committee of Samling Global Limited, a timber and forest products concern, since 2005; a director of Pacific Millennium Corporation, a privately held packaging company, since 2003; and a director of Big Earth Publishing LLC, since 2003. He was a director and member of the executive committee and audit committee of Goodman Global Inc., a manufacturer of heating, ventilation and air conditioning products, from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Oskin also was Chair of the Board of Trustees of Widener University from 2001 to 2009 and currently is the Chair Emeritus.

L. Puckett

Mr. L. H. Puckett, Jr., is Independent Director of Verso Paper Corp. He was President and Chief Executive Officer from August to November 2006. He was Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at National Envelope Corporation from January to September 2010, when it sold substantially all of its assets in connection with its voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Mr. Puckett previously worked at International Paper Company from 1999 to 2006, where he was Senior Vice President of the Coated and Supercalendered Papers Division from 2000 to 2006 and Vice President of the Commercial Printing and Imaging Papers businesses from 1999 to 2000. Mr. Puckett worked at Union Camp Corporation from 1974 to 1999 when it was acquired by International Paper Company, serving most recently as Senior Vice President of the Fine Papers business from 1998 to 1999.

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