People: ZBB Energy Corp (ZBB)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Koeppe

64 2010 Independent Chairman of the Board

Bradley Hansen

2014 President, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Eric Apfelbach

52 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Dilek Wagner

2014 Principal Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance

Daniel Nordloh

47 2010 Executive Vice President - Global Business Development

Anthony Siebert

44 2012 Vice President - Sales and Product Marketing

Kevin Dennis

51 2010 Vice President - Engineering and Product Development

Theodore Stern

2013 Director

Richard Abdoo

70 2009 Independent Director

Manfred Birnbaum

80 2007 Independent Director

James Ozanne

70 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Koeppe

Mr. Paul F. Koeppe is Independent Chairman of the Board of ZBB Energy Corp. He has served as a Director since November 2009 and as Chairman since September 2010. Mr. Koeppe was President, CEO and founder of Superconductivity, Inc., a manufacturer of superconducting magnetic energy storage systems from 1988 to 1997 when it was acquired by American Superconductor, an electricity solutions company. He then served as Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning for American Superconductor until his retirement in 2001. From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Koeppe was acting CEO and chairman of the executive committee of the board of directors of Best Power, Inc., a supplier of uninterruptible power supply equipment. Mr. Koeppe also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Incontact, a Company specializing in the development and marketing of contact center software. Mr. Koeppe has also served as a member of the Board of Directors at Distributed Energy Systems Corp., from 2003 to 2010 and also as a member of the Board of Directors at Northern Power Systems from 1998 to until 2003 when Northern was acquired by Distributed Energy Systems Corp Prior to founding Superconductivity, Inc. Mr. Koeppe worked for Wisconsin Power and Light Company for 15 years in a variety of functions. He has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Lakeland College and Associate Degrees in Materials Management and Electrical Power Technology.

Bradley Hansen

Mr. Bradley Hansen is President, Chief Operating Officer, Director of the Company. Since December 2011, Mr. Hansen has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the JV Company, where he has led its organization and development. In 2010, Mr. Hansen founded and continues to serve as Managing Partner of PowerSav Inc., a boutique private equity fund targeting China government policy supported markets. Mr. Hansen has extensive experience in the international renewable energy industry, having held various executive positions with Applied Materials, Inc. (NASD: AMAT) from 1989 to 2010. While at AMAT, Mr. Hansen led global sales and site operation organizations for its solar product line, an important growth driver of AMAT. Prior to this role, as Corporate Vice President New Business and New Products Group Mr. Hansen directed the acquisition and integration activities for AMAT’s strategic Applied Firms Corporation acquisition. Mr. Hansen also held a number of key product development and operations roles at AMAT, including Vice President and General Manager of the Chemical Mechanical Planarization Product Business Group. Prior to AMAT, Mr. Hansen worked as an Engineer and Program Manager for the Boeing Electronics Company Division of The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Seattle University.

Eric Apfelbach

Mr. Eric C. Apfelbach is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of ZBB Energy Corp. He has served as a Director since January 2010. Mr. Apfelbach has served as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer since January 7, 2010. From December 2008 until September 2009, Mr. Apfelbach served as President and CEO of M2E Power, Inc., a start-up technology company. From August 2003 until November 2008, Mr. Apfelbach served as President, CEO and a member of the board of directors, including Chairman from 2004 to 2008, of Virent Energy Systems, Inc., a catalytic biofuel company. From August 1999 until June 2003, Mr. Apfelbach served as President and CEO and Chairman of the board of directors from May 2000 to April 2003 of Alfalight, Inc., a high-power diode laser company he co-founded that serves the telecom, medical, military and industrial markets. From October 1997 until August 1999, Mr. Apfelbach served as Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing of Planar Systems (NYSE AMEX:PLNR), Inc., a company that designs and manufactures flat-panel displays. Mr. Apfelbach currently serves as a director of Xolve, Inc., Wedge Technologies, LLC and the Wisconsin Technology Council. Mr. Apfelbach holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

Dilek Wagner

Ms. Dilek Wagner is Principal Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance of the Company. Ms. Wagner joined the Company in August 2011 as a Financial Reporting Analyst and was promoted to Director of Financial Reporting in January 2013 before being promoted to Vice President of Finance in February 2014. Prior to joining the Company, she worked as a tax consultant and auditor at the public accounting firms of Ernst & Young LLP and Deloitte & Touche LLP. Ms. Wagner holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Science in Management from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Daniel Nordloh

Mr. Daniel A. Nordloh is Executive Vice President - Global Business Development of ZBB Energy Corp. Mr. Nordloh joined the Company as Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development in April 2010 and was appointed Executive Vice President of Global Business Development in May 2010. From August 2007 to April 2010 Mr. Nordloh served as Principle of Synapse Junction, LLC a boutique advisory practice founded in 2007 to assist early stage and established companies with effective growth planning and execution initiatives. In his role at Synapse, Mr. Nordloh served in numerous leadership roles, including interim President and CEO of a technology company on behalf of a private equity group. From August 2005 to August 2007 Mr. Nordloh served as President and CEO of Naviant, Inc. (formerly MTM International), a consulting and technology firm. Mr. Nordloh serves on the Board of Directors of Standard Imaging Inc., and previously served a President of the Board of the not-for-profit Family Support & Resource Center. He earned an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a BS degree in Behavioral Sciences from Eastern Kentucky University.

Anthony Siebert

Mr. Anthony J. Siebert serves as Vice President - Sales and Product Marketing of ZBB Energy Corp., since August 24, 2012. Mr. Siebert has more than 20 years of experience in sales and engineering in the utility and industrial industries. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Siebert held several position at American Superconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: AMSC), an electricity solutions company, including from 2004 through August 2012, Managing Director of Grid Sales. From 1990 to 2004, Mr. Siebert held several engineering and sales positions with ABB (NYSE:ABB), a power and automation technologies company. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Milwaukee School of Engineering and is a member of the IEEE (Power Electronics Group) and CIGRE.

Kevin Dennis

Mr. Kevin A. Dennis is Vice President - Engineering and Product Development of ZBB Energy Corp. Mr. Dennis has experience in the utility and renewable energy markets having held various engineering, sales and senior management roles with ABB (NYSE:ABB), a power and automation technologies company, most recently as Director, Advanced Power Electronics – North America. He also spent four years as both the sales and engineering manager for Omnion Power Engineering Corporation, a manufacturer of power electronics systems for advanced energy systems. His early career also includes five years as a design engineer with American Electric Power Service Corporation (AEP). He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, is a registered professional engineer in the States of Wisconsin and California and is a member of the IEEE (Power Electronics Group). He participated as an industry representative in the working group for the development of Underwriters Laboratory standard, UL 741, for utility grid connected power converters. He also participates in various renewable energy and energy storage organizations.

Theodore Stern

Richard Abdoo

Mr. Richard A. Abdoo is Independent Director of ZBB Energy Corp., since August 2009. Mr. Abdoo is president of R.A. Abdoo & Co. LLC, an environmental and energy consulting firm. Prior to starting this business, he was chairman and chief executive officer of Wisconsin Energy Corporation from 1991 until his retirement in 2004. He also served as President from 1991 to April 2003 and joined the company in 1975 as Director of Strategic Planning. During his administration, Wisconsin Energy Corporation grew to become a Fortune 500 company through a series of mergers and acquisitions. He merged Wisconsin Electric and Wisconsin Natural Gas Company into a single utility in 1996, acquired WICOR, Inc. and its Wisconsin Gas subsidiary in 2000, and later that same year introduced the company’s Power the Future plan to meet the future energy needs of southeastern Wisconsin. Mr. Abdoo currently serves on the boards of AK Steel Corp and NiSource. Mr. Abdoo served on the boards of Renegy Holdings, Inc. and M&I Marshall & Ilsley Corporation until 2009. Throughout his career, he has also been a champion of humanitarian causes. He is currently a member of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital’s Professional Advisory Board. Mr. Abdoo received a master’s degree in economics in 1969 from University of Detroit and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from University of Dayton in 1965. A registered professional engineer in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, he is also a longtime member of the American Economic Association. In 2000, Mr. Abdoo was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, presented to Americans of diverse origins for their contributions to their own ethnic groups and to American society. Honorees typically include U.S. presidents, Nobel Prize winners and leaders of industry.

Manfred Birnbaum

Mr. Manfred Emanuel Birnbaum is Independent Director of ZBB Energy Corp., since June 2007. Since 1994, Mr. Birnbaum has been an independent management consultant in the energy and power industries. Mr. Birnbaum’s consulting services include assistance on divestitures, contract dispute resolution, technology licensing, and developing marketing strategies. From 1982 to 1985, Mr. Birnbaum was chief executive officer of English Electric Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of General Electric Company of England. Prior to that, Mr. Birnbaum held various senior management positions at Westinghouse Electric Corporation between 1958 and 1982. Mr. Birnbaum serves as a director of STW Resources Holding Corp., which provides customized water reclamation services and expects to be publicly traded soon. Mr. Birnbaum earned a B.A. in mechanical engineering from Polytechnic Institute, of the City University of New York in 1957 and a Masters Degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

James Ozanne

Mr. James H. Ozanne serves as Independent Director of ZBB Energy Corp. He has served in executive and director positions in the financial services industries since 1972. During this time he has held the positions of Chief Financial Officer, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of several leasing, rental, and consumer finance businesses ranging from full service railcar leasing to general equipment finance and grocery pallet rental. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Nation Financial Holdings and its predecessor, US WEST Capital. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President of GE Capital responsible for the Consumer Finance and Operating Lease/Asset Management business units. Mr. Ozanne is a director of United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), the equipment rental company in the world, and a director of the Bank of Maine. Previously, Mr. Ozanne was Lead Independent Director of RSC Holdings Inc., a director of Financial Security Assurance Holdings Ltd. and Distributed Energy Systems Corp., Vice Chairman and director of Fairbanks Capital Corp. and Chairman of Source One Mortgage Corporation. Mr. Ozanne received a Bachelors of Science degree from DePaul University.

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