People: Escalade Inc (ESCA.O)
1 Oct 2014
Mr. Richard F. Baalmann, Jr., is Independent Director of Escalade Inc. He has been President of Bramm Inc., and related companies which operate ACE Hardware stores in the St. Louis, Missouri area (since 1988).Our Board concluded that Mr. Baalmann is qualified to serve as a board member because of his 20+ year career in retail marketing and his experience having served on the Board of Ace Hardware Corporation where he acted as Chairman of the Audit and Supply Committees. During 1999-2008, Mr. Baalmann also served on the Nominating and Governance, Executive and Compensation Committees for Ace Hardware Corporation, where he has gained experience in GAAP and SEC compliance compensation policies and company strategic planning. He is considered an audit committee financial expert under SEC rules. Mr. Baalmann serves on the Company’s compensation committee, and he joined the Company’s Audit Committee in 2010.
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