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Advanced Drainage Systems Inc (WMS.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joseph Chlapaty

70 1994 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Scott Cottrill

51 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary

Ronald Vitarelli

49 2011 Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer

Thomas Fussner

59 2009 Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Talley

44 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Robert Klein

53 2006 Executive Vice President, Sales

Ewout Leeuwenburg

50 2011 Senior Vice President, International

C. Robert Kidder

72 2014 Lead Independent Director

Carl Nelson

71 2016 Director

Robert Eversole

54 2008 Independent Director

Alexander Fischer

49 2014 Independent Director

Tanya Fratto

55 2013 Independent Director

Mark Haney

61 2014 Independent Director

Richard Rosenthal

83 1988 Independent Director

Abigail Wexner

54 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Joseph Chlapaty

Mr. Joseph A. Chlapaty is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC. Mr. Chlapaty joined the company in 1980 and has served as Chairman of Board since 2008, a director since 1988, President since 1994 and Chief Executive Officer since 2004. From 1980 to 1994, Mr. Chlapaty served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining the company, Mr. Chlapaty 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, The Columbus Foundation, 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.

Scott Cottrill

Mr. Scott A. Cottrill is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary of the Company. From 2012 to November 2014, Mr. Cottrill served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Jeld-Wen, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of windows, doors and treated composite trim and panels, and from November 2014 to February 2015 as an Executive Vice President of Jeld-Wen, Inc. From 1998 to 2012, Mr. Cottrill held various finance and accounting positions with Goodrich Corporation, including from 2005 to 2012 the position of Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer and from 2002 to 2005 the position of Vice President, Internal Audit. Prior to joining Goodrich, Mr. Cottrill worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1987 to 1998 Mr. Cottrill holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University and is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Ronald Vitarelli

Mr. Ronald Vitarelli is a Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC. Mr. Vitarelli joined the company in November 1988 and has served as Executive Vice President & Co-Chief Operating Officer since November 2011. Mr. Vitarelli joined the company 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 company acquisition of the remaining 50% interest in StormTech from Infiltrator in November 2009, Mr. Vitarelli rejoined the company and continued to lead the StormTech business until March 2010, when he was named Vice President, Storm & Sanitary Markets. He currently oversees company 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 the company in October 1989 and has served as Executive Vice President since February 2006 and Co-Chief Operating Officer since November 2009. Mr. Fussner joined the company as Director, Supplier Relations and has held advancing leadership roles in 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 manufacturing, logistics, procurement, manufacturing engineering, operational services and information technology functions. Prior to joining the company, 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.

Kevin Talley

Mr. Kevin C. Talley is Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. Mr. Talley joined the company as Vice President, Human Resources providing overall leadership to compensation, benefit, and talent management programs. He currently oversees human resources, legal, risk management, office services, and aviation functions. Prior to joining the company, he spent seventeen years at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company in increasingly responsible human resources leadership positions, most recently as Vice President, Human Resources. Mr. Talley holds a bachelor’s degree in Employment Relations and Organizational Behavior from Miami University.

Robert Klein

Mr. Robert M. 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 1999. In July 2001, he was named Vice President, Sales and Marketing and began providing leadership to company field sales, corporate account sales, marketing, customer service, and market analysis functions. Prior to joining the company, 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. Ewout Leeuwenburg is a Senior Vice President, International in ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC. He began leading company international operations in December 2007 and was named Vice President, International in July 2008. Mr. Leeuwenburg joined the company upon the completion of acquisition of the Inline Drain & Drain Basin division of Nyloplast, USA in 2001. At the time of the acquisition, 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 the company, 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.

C. Robert Kidder

Mr. C. Robert Kidder is a Lead 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 of Duracell International Inc. Prior to joining Duracell International Inc., Mr. Kidder worked in planning and development at Dart Industries and as a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. Mr. Kidder currently serves on the boards of directors of Merck & Co., Inc. and Microvi Biotech Inc. and previously served on the board of directors of Morgan Stanley from 1997 to 2015. 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.

Carl Nelson

Mr. Carl A. Nelson, Jr. is Director of the Company. He began his career at Arthur Andersen in 1971 and worked there until 2002, retiring after 31 years of service. During his career he served as an audit partner and led the audit practice in the Columbus, OH office. Following the creation of Andersen Consulting, Mr. Nelson led the effort to establish the consulting practice within Arthur Andersen, eventually assuming the role of Managing Partner of the Columbus, OH office and leading the firm's consulting services for the products industry in the United States. Mr. Nelson is an Independent Director for Worthington Industries, Inc., a $3 billion diversified metal processing company, where he has been the audit committee chair since 2004 and a member of the executive committee. In addition, he serves on the board of Star Leasing, a $115 million ESOP owned company that leases semi-trailers. Mr. Nelson was a director at Dominion Homes Inc. and served as chair of the audit committee and a member of the governance committee from 2003 until June 2008, when he chaired a special committee to take the company private. He has also served in an advisory capacity on the boards of Stonehenge Capital, Huntington Funds, Schearer's Foods, BRC Realty and Marketsphere Consulting.

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. Mr. Eversole is a graduate of The Ohio State University and has completed a number of executive education programs.

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 Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University, Columbus 2020, 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 Planning and Economic Development from the University of Tennessee.

Tanya Fratto

Ms. Tanya Fratto is an Independent Director of ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC. Ms. Fratto spent over 30 years with global industrial companies and private equity. She was Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Innovations, Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of industrial diamonds and cubic boron nitride used in oil and gas, infrastructure, automotive, aerospace, and electronics industries. In addition, she enjoyed a successful 20-year career with General Electric. Her experience has ranged from profit and loss ownership, product management and operations, to Six Sigma and supply chain management, spending time in GE Aerospace, GE Plastics, Corporate Sourcing, GE Appliances, and GE Consumer Service. Ms. Fratto holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Alabama. She currently sits on the board of Smiths Global Plc, a global technology company.

Mark Haney

Mr. Mark A. (Mark) Haney is an 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 Phillips Chemical Company, Mr. Haney held numerous management positions with Phillips Petroleum Company. Mr. Haney currently serves on the board of directors of Phillips 66 Partners LP. Mr. Haney attended West Texas University and majored in chemistry.

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 and is a former Chairman and current member of the Business Advisory Council of the University of Notre Dame du Lac Mendoza College of Business.

Abigail Wexner

Mrs. Abigail S. Wexner is a Independent Director of ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC. Ms. Wexner is the Chairman and CEO of Whitebarn Associates, a private investment company. She is a member and former Chair of the boards of directors of 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 Columbus, and a Trustee of The Ohio State University, The Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, The Columbus Partnership, Pelotonia, The Wexner Medical Center, The Wexner Foundation, The Columbus Jewish Federation, The Wexner Center Foundation and the United States Equestrian Team Foundation. Ms. Wexner also serves as a director of L Brands (formerly Limited Brands, Inc.). Ms. Wexner graduated from Columbia University and New York University School of Law.

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