People: Advanced Drainage Systems Inc (WMS.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joseph Chlapaty

68 1994 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Mark Sturgeon

59 1994 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary

Ronald Vitarelli

47 2011 Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer

Thomas Fussner

56 2009 Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer

Robert Klein

51 2006 Executive Vice President, Sales

Ewout Leeuwenburg

47 2011 Senior Vice President, International

Robert Eversole

51 2008 Independent Director

Alexander Fischer

46 2014 Independent Director

Tanya Fratto

53 2013 Independent Director

Mark Haney

59 2014 Independent Director

David Horing

2014 Independent Director

C. Robert Kidder

69 2014 Independent Director

Mark Lovett

32 2013 Independent Director

Richard Rosenthal

81 1988 Independent Director

Abigail Wexner

52 2014 Independent Director

Scott Wolff

36 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Joseph Chlapaty

Mr. Joseph A. Chlapaty is a Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC., he was served as Corporate Accounting Manager, Assistant Treasurer, and Treasurer for Lindberg Corporation and prior to that was with Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Chlapaty serves on the advisory board to Fifth Third Bank of Columbus, and is also a member or former member of several not-for profit boards, including Nationwide Children’s Hospital, KIPP Journey Academy, Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, the University of Dubuque and Marietta College. Mr. Chlapaty holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Dubuque and an MBA from DePaul University.

Mark Sturgeon

Mr. Mark B Sturgeon is a Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary of ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC., Mr. Sturgeon has held the positions of Corporate Cost and Budget Manager and Market Planning Manager positions and was named Corporate Controller in October 1988. Prior to joining us he spent three years as a Budget & Financial Analyst for Borden Company and a year with Touche Ross & Company. Mr. Sturgeon holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Accounting from Penn State University.

Ronald Vitarelli

Mr. Ronald Vitarelli is a Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC.,Mr. Vitarelli joined us as a Sales Representative and was promoted to Regional Sales Manager in December 1995. In July 2003, he was named General Manager of Stormtech LLC, a manufacturer of underground storm water retention and detention systems that was a 50/50 joint venture of ours with Infiltrator Systems, Inc. Upon our acquisition of the remaining 50% interest in Stormtech from Infiltrator in November 2009, Mr. Vitarelli rejoined us and continued to lead the Stormtech business until March 2010, when he was named Vice President, Storm & Sanitary Markets. He currently oversees our sales, product development, market management, and engineering functions. Mr. Vitarelli holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Providence College.

Thomas Fussner

Mr. Thomas Fussner is a Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC.,Mr. Fussner joined us as Director, Supplier Relations and has held advancing leadership roles in our manufacturing and operations functions, including being named Vice President, Manufacturing Operations in July 1995 and Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Operations in January 2009. He currently oversees our manufacturing, logistics, procurement, manufacturing engineering, operational services, human resources, and information technology functions. Prior to joining us, he spent seven years at the lighting division of General Electric in plant, product, and customer service management positions. Mr. Fussner holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Colgate University and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Operations Management from the University of Michigan.

Robert Klein

Mr. Klein is a Executive Vice President, Sales of ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC., Mr. Klein held several leadership positions in operations including Manager, Regional Manufacturing, Manager, Distribution Yards, Director, Purchasing and was named Vice President, Manufacturing Services in January 2009. In July 2001, he was named Vice President, Sales and Marketing and began providing leadership to our field sales, corporate account sales, marketing, customer service, and market analysis functions. Prior to joining us he spent seven years at The Gerstenslager Company in manufacturing management positions. Mr. Klein holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ashland College.

Ewout Leeuwenburg

Mr. Leeuwenburg is a Senior Vice President, International in ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC., Mr. Leeuwenburg had been with Nyloplast, USA Inc. since July 1988 in various business development, operations, sales, and marketing manager positions, and had served as President, United States since July 1996. Upon joining us, he served as General Manager, Nyloplast and expanded his responsibilities to Director, Allied Products in September 2002. Mr. Leeuwenburg holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Hogeschool Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Robert Eversole

Mr. Robert M. Eversole is a Independent Director of ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC.,Mr. Eversole is a Principal of Stonehenge Partners, Inc., a private investment capital firm and has been continuously employed as such since 2007. Prior to joining Stonehenge Partners, Mr. Eversole spent 22 years with Fifth Third Bank, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer of Central Ohio, and additionally served as Regional President for Fifth Third Bancorp affiliate banks in Western Ohio, Central Florida and Ohio Valley. He also served as a member of the Fifth Third Bancorp Operating Committee. Mr. Eversole currently serves on the boards of directors for certain privately-held companies and also serves on the boards of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Dean’s Advisory Council for The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and the Catholic Foundation. Mr. Eversole is a graduate of The Ohio State University

Alexander Fischer

Mr. Alexander R. Fischer is a Independent Director of ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC.,Mr. Fischer has been the President and CEO of the Columbus Partnership, an organization of CEOs focused on civic, philanthropic, education and economic development opportunities in Columbus, Ohio, since 2009. Prior to his role at the Columbus Partnership, Mr. Fischer worked at Battelle Memorial Institute, a science and technology company, from 2002-2009, where he served as Senior Vice President for Business and Economic Development, Vice President of Commercialization, and Director of Technology Transfer and Economic Development. Mr. Fischer has also worked in the public sector, as Commissioner of Economic Development, Deputy Governor and the Chief of Staff for the State of Tennessee from 1997 to 2002. In the past he has served on the boards of directors for a variety of for-profit and not-for profit organizations, and currently serves on the boards of N8 Medical, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Experience Columbus, Columbus 2020, Tech Columbus and The Ohio State Innovation Foundation. Mr. Fischer graduated from The University of Tennessee with a B.S. in Economics and Public Administration and also received a Master’s of Science in Urban.

Tanya Fratto

Ms. Tanya Fratto is a Independent Director of ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC., . Ms. Fratto spent 25 years with General Electric, prior to her retirement in 2011. From 2000 to 2011, Ms. Fratto served as President and CEO of General Electric’s Superabrasives division, a leading supplier of manufactured diamond, cubic boron nitride, and polycrystalline products. Her career at General Electric also included leadership roles in GE Plastics, Corporate Sourcing, GE Appliances and GE Consumer Services. She currently sits on the boards of Boart Longyear, a mining products and services company, and Smiths Global Plc, a global technology company.

Mark Haney

Mr. M.A. (Mark) Haney is a Independent Director of ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC., Mr. Haney retired in December 2011 from Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, a chemical producer, where he served as Executive Vice President of Olefins and Polyolefins from January 2011 until his retirement. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Haney served as Senior Vice President, Specialties, Aromatics and Styrenics. He also served as Vice President of Polyethylene and President of Performance Pipe. Prior to joining Chevron, Mr. Haney served in numerous roles at Phillips Petroleum Company including business manager for Advanced Plastics, plant manager of Phillips Drislopipe and plant manager of the K-Resin plant, President of P66 Propane Company, Phillips Woods Cross business general manger, and President of Driscopipe. Mr. Haney currently serves on the board of directors of Phillips 66 Partners LP. Mr. Haney attended West Texas University and majored in chemistry.

David Horing

Mr. David L. Horing is a Independent Director of ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC., he was appointed to our board of directors by ASP ADS Investco, LLC, an affiliate of American Securities. Mr. Horing is a Managing Director of American Securities, an investment firm, and is a Managing Member of the general partner of certain funds managed by American Securities. Before joining American Securities in 1995, he spent seven years at The Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corporation, a middle-market private equity investment firm and previously worked in Salomon Brothers’ Investment Banking division and with The Boston Consulting Group. He currently is a director of Liberty Tire Recycling Co., LLC, SpecialtyCare, Inc. and Tekni-Plex, Inc. Mr. Horing holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

C. Robert Kidder

Mr. C. Robert Kidder is a Independent Director of ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC., Mr. Kidder served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 3Stone Advisors LLC, a private investment firm, from 2006 to 2011, and as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Chrysler Group LLC from 2009 to 2011. He was a Principal at Stonehenge Partners, Inc., a private investment firm, from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Kidder served as President of Borden Capital, Inc., a company that provided financial and strategic advice to the Borden family of companies, from 2001 to 2003. He was Chairman of the Board from 1995 to 2004 and Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to 2002 of Borden Chemical, Inc. (formerly Borden, Inc.), a forest products and industrial chemicals company. Mr. Kidder was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and President and Chief Executive Officer of Duracell International Inc. Prior to joining Duracell International Inc. Mr. Kidder worked in planning and development at Dart Industries as well as a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. Mr. Kidder currently serves on the boards of directors of Merck & Co., Inc., Morgan Stanley, and Microvi Biotech Inc. He is also a director of Wildcat Discovery Technologies, Inc., a private technology research company. Mr. Kidder earned a B.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Michigan and a graduate degree in industrial economics from Iowa State University.

Mark Lovett

Mr. Mark A. Lovett is a Independent Director of ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC., he was of directors by ASP ADS Investco, LLC, an affiliate of American Securities. Mr. Lovett is a Vice President at American Securities, focusing primarily on buyouts in the industrials and chemicals sectors. Since joining American Securities in 2007, Mr. Lovett has been actively involved in several of the firm’s portfolio companies and was a member of the transaction team that executed American Securities’ investments in each of MECS, Inc., Liberty Tire Recycling, LLC, and Tekni-Plex, Inc. Mr. Lovett previously worked at Liberty Tire Recycling and at UBS in the investment banking division. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Lovett currently serves on the board of directors of Tekni-Plex and Liberty Tire Recycling.

Richard Rosenthal

Mr. Richard A. Rosenthal is a Independent Director of ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC., Mr. Rosenthal retired from the University of Notre Dame du Lac in 1995 after successfully serving as Athletic Director for eight years. Prior to his service as athletic director and following a professional basketball career, Mr. Rosenthal held several leadership roles in banking, including as Executive Vice President of Indiana Bank & Trust as well as serving over 25 years as Chairman and CEO of St. Joseph Bancorp. He formerly served on the boards of directors of LaCrosse Footwear, St. Joseph Capital Bank, Beck Corp., and two advisory boards of venture capital funds. Mr. Rosenthal holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Notre Dame du Lac.

Abigail Wexner

Mrs. Abigail S. Wexner is a Independent Director of ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC., Mrs. Wexner is a member and former Chair of the boards of directors of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Inc. and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She is Founder and Chair of the boards of the Center for Family Safety & Healing (f/k/a Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence) and KidsOhio.org, Vice Chair of the board of KIPP Journey Academy, and a Trustee of The Wexner Center Foundation and the United States Equestrian Team Foundation. Mrs. Wexner also serves as a director of L Brands (formerly Limited Brands, Inc.). Mrs. Wexner graduated from Columbia University and New York University School of Law.

Scott Wolff

Mr. Scott M. Wolff is Independent Director of ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC.,he was appointed to the board of directors by ASP ADS Investco, LLC, an affiliate of American Securities. Mr. Wolff is a Managing Director of American Securities, an investment firm, and joined American Securities in 2002. Before joining American Securities, Mr. Wolff was with Merrill Lynch where he worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group, focusing on a variety of industries including consumer products, food, packaging, and automotive. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Arizona Chemical, SeaStar Solutions, HHI Group Holdings, GT Technologies, and Lakeside Energy. Mr. Wolff holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania,

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