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Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc (AJRD.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Warren Lichtenstein

53 2016 Executive Chairman of the Board

Eileen Drake

51 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Paul Lundstrom

42 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Mark Tucker

59 2015 Chief Operating Officer

Natalie Schilling

2018 Chief Human Resource Officer

Gregory Jones

56 2018 Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

Arjun Kampani

46 2016 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Kevin Chilton

63 2018 Director

Thomas Corcoran

73 2008 Independent Director

James Henderson

60 2013 Independent Director

Lance Lord

71 2015 Independent Director

Merrill McPeak

82 2013 Independent Director

Martin Turchin

76 2008 Independent Director

Brendan King

2016 Vice President, Corporate Finance & Treasurer

Biographies

Name Description

Warren Lichtenstein

Mr. Warren G. Lichtenstein is the Executive Chairman of the Board of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. Mr. Lichtenstein served as the Chairman of the Board from March 2013 through June 2016. Mr. Lichtenstein served as the Chairman and CEO of Steel Partners Holdings GP Inc., the general partner of Steel Partners Holdings L.P., from July 15, 2009 until February 26, 2013, at which time he became the Executive Chairman. Mr. Lichtenstein has served on the board of directors of over twenty public companies. Mr. Lichtenstein has served as Chairman of the Board of Handy & Harman Ltd. (formerly known as WHX Corporation) (“HNH”), a NASDAQ-listed, Delaware corporation since July 2005. Mr. Lichtenstein has been associated with Steel Partners Holdings L.P. and its predecessors and affiliates since 1990. Mr. Lichtenstein served as Chairman of the Board of ModusLink, a NASDAQ company providing customized supply chain management services to the world’s leading high technology companies from March 2013 until June 2016, at which time he was appointed Executive Chairman. Mr. Lichtenstein also served as interim CEO of ModusLink from March 2016 to June 2016. Mr. Lichtenstein is qualified to serve as a director due to his expertise in corporate finance, record of success in managing private investment funds and his service as a director of, and advisor to, a diverse group of public companies.

Eileen Drake

Ms. Eileen P. Drake is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. Ms. Drake has served as CEO and President of the Company since June 2015. She served as COO of the Company from March 2015 to June 2015. Ms. Drake has served as a director of Woodward, Inc., a designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control system solutions and components for the aerospace and industrial markets, since February 2017. Ms. Drake was previously with United Technologies Corporation (“UTC”) where she served as President of Pratt & Whitney AeroPower’s auxiliary power unit and small turbojet propulsion business. She also served as Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety, and Achieving Competitive Excellence for UTC’s Carrier Corporation, as well as for Pratt & Whitney. Prior to joining UTC, Ms. Drake managed production operations at both the Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation where she was Ford’s product line manager for steering systems and plant manager of Visteon’s fuel system operation. During her military career, Ms. Drake served on active duty for seven years as a U.S. Army aviator and airfield commander of Davison Army Airfield in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. She is a distinguished military graduate of the U.S. Army Aviation Officer School. She received a Master of Business Administration from Butler University and a Bachelor of Arts from The College of New Rochelle. She also holds commercial and private pilot’s licenses in both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. Ms. Drake’s extensive experience provides the Board with significant operational expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the aerospace and defense industry.

Paul Lundstrom

Mr. Paul R. Lundstrom is the Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. Mr. Lundstrom is the Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance of the Company. Mr. Lundstrom, joins the Company from United Technologies Corporation (“UTC”) where he most recently served as the vice president of Investor Relations. He joined UTC in 1997. In his prior positions, he was the vice president of finance for the Building & Industrial Systems and Climate, Controls & Security businesses in Asia and the vice president of finance for UTC’s Carrier commercial HVAC business in North America. Before moving to Carrier in 2006, Mr. Lundstrom worked in UTC’s aerospace and defense business, Hamilton Sundstrand. He received his Master of Business Administration from Columbia University, and his Bachelor of Science from Truman State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mark Tucker

Mr. Mark A. Tucker is the Chief Operating Officer of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. Mr. Tucker has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Enterprise Operations and Engineering since October 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Tucker was employed at Northrop Grumman Corporation from November 1983 to September 2013, where he served most recently as vice president of special programs for the Aerospace Systems Sector. Mr. Tucker earned his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Operations from California State University, San Jose, and a Master of Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach. He is a graduate of the Executive Marketing Program at the University of California, Los Angeles, and also a graduate of the Executive Financial Analysis Program at Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

Natalie Schilling

Ms. Natalie Schilling is the Chief Human Resource Officer of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. Ms. Schilling brings more than 30 years of global human resources experience and leadership spanning multiple industries. She most recently served as vice president of Human Resources for Arconic's (formerly Alcoa) Corporate Resource Units, and was also the global director of Compensation and Benefits. Schilling is an advisory board trustee for the Manufacturing Institute and has played an active role in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) Ahead Awards Recognition program that honors Women in Manufacturing. She also is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She was previously a member of the Rutgers Advisory Board for the Center for HR and on the advisory board for the Michigan State University School of Human Resources and Labor Relations.

Gregory Jones

Mr. Gregory A. Jones is the Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. Mr. Jones is the VP, Corporate Business Development & International Programs, Orbital ATK February 2015 - January 2018; VP, Corporate Strategy & Business Development, Orbital Sciences Corporation, 2005 - 2015; Senior Director of Strategy & Business Development, IDS, The Boeing Company 2003 - 2005.

Arjun Kampani

Mr. Arjun Lal Kampani is the Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. Mr. Kampani was Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, General Dynamics Land Systems, Inc. 2010 — 2016; Director & Assistant General Counsel, General Dynamics Corporation 2006 — 2009; Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary, Anteon International Corporation 2004 — 2006; Attorney, Business and Finance Department, Thelen Reid & Priest, LLP 1999 — 2004.

Kevin Chilton

Gen. (Retd.) Kevin P. Chilton is Director of the Company. Prior to retiring from a 34-year career with the Air Force in 2011, Gen. Chilton served as commander of U.S. Strategic Command and was responsible for the plans and operations of all U.S. forces conducting strategic deterrence and the Department of Defense’s space and cyberspace operations. His previous assignments included commander of Air Force Space Command; director of Politico-Military Affairs for Asia, Pacific and the Middle East; director of Air Force Programs; and assistant vice chief of staff for the Air Force. Gen. Chilton also served 11 years as a NASA astronaut, where he flew as commander of STS-76, his third Space Shuttle mission, and served as the deputy program manager of Operations for the International Space Station Program.

Thomas Corcoran

Mr. Thomas A. Corcoran is an Independent Director of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. Mr. Corcoran has been a Senior Advisor of The Carlyle Group, a private equity investment firm, and the President of Corcoran Enterprises, LLC, a management consulting company, since 2001. Previously Mr. Corcoran was also the President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Gemini Air Cargo, Inc., a cargo airline owned by The Carlyle Group, from 2001 to 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Corcoran was President and CEO of Allegheny Teledyne Incorporated, a diversified business from 1999 to 2000. Prior to that, Mr. Corcoran was President and Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) of Lockheed Martin’s Electronics and Space Sectors from 1993 to 1999. Mr. Corcoran began his career in 1967 at General Electric Company in various positions. In 1990, Mr. Corcoran was elected a corporate officer and rose to the number two position in G.E. Aerospace as Vice President and General Manager of G.E. Aerospace Operations. Mr. Corcoran is a director with L3 Technologies, Inc. (and member of the Audit Committee). Mr. Corcoran was a Director with Force Protection, Inc., REMEC, Inc., United Industrial Corporation, ONPATH Technologies, Inc. (Chairman), LaBarge, Inc. (Audit Committee member), ARINC, Inc. (Audit Committee Member), Aer Lingus, Ltd. based in Dublin, Ireland and Serco, Ltd. based in Surry, UK. Mr. Corcoran serves as a director of American Ireland Fund, is on the board of trustees of Stevens Institute of Technology and is a trustee emeritus at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Corcoran brings to the Board considerable industry knowledge gained from extensive experience as a senior executive in the aerospace industry.

James Henderson

Mr. James R. Henderson is an Independent Director of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. Mr. Henderson was a Managing Director and operating partner of Steel Partners LLC, a subsidiary of Steel Partners Holdings L.P., a global diversified holding company that owns and operates businesses and has significant interests in leading companies in a variety of industries, including diversified industrial products, energy, defense, banking, insurance, and food products and services, until April 2011. He was associated with Steel Partners LLC and its affiliates from August 1999 until April 2011. Mr. Henderson served as a director of DGT Holdings Corp., a manufacturer of proprietary high-voltage power conversion subsystems and components, from November 2003 until December 2011. Mr. Henderson also served as a director of SL Industries, Inc. (“SLI”), a company that designs, manufactures and markets power electronics, motion control, power protection, power quality electromagnetic and specialized communication equipment, from January 2002 to March 2010. Mr. Henderson was an Executive Vice President of SP Acquisition Holdings, Inc. (“SPAH”), a company formed for the purpose of acquiring one or more businesses or assets, from February 2007 until October 2009. He was a director of Angelica Corporation, a provider of healthcare linen management services, from August 2006 to August 2008. Mr. Henderson was a director and CEO of the predecessor entity of Steel Partners Holdings L.P., WebFinancial Corporation (“WebFinancial”), from June 2005 to April 2008, President and COO from November 2003 to April 2008, and was the Vice President of Operations from September 2000 to December 2003. He was also the CEO of WebBank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Steel Partners Holdings L.P., from November 2004 to May 2005. He has served as the CEO of Point Blank Enterprises, Inc., the successor to the business of Point Blank, from October 2011 to September 2012.

Lance Lord

Gen. (Retd.) Lance W. Lord, USAF, is an Independent Director of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. Gen. Lord last served as Commander, Air Force Space Command (from 2002 to 2006) during which he was responsible for the development, acquisition and operation of Air Force space and missile weapon systems. He led more than 39,700 personnel who provided space and intercontinental ballistic missile combat capabilities to North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Strategic Command. Gen. Lord currently serves as a member of the Board of the Sletten Construction Company, Marotta Controls Corporation, Frequency Electronics Corporation, Boneal Company and Measured Risk, LLC. Gen. Lord is the CEO and founder of L2 Aerospace, LLC (since 2010). He is the 2014 recipient of the American Astronautical Society Military Astronautics Award. He is a Senior Associate of HF GlobalNET, LLC (since 2014). He is a Senior Associate of the Four Star Group (since 2008); a member of the Iridium Corporation’s Government Advisory Board; a member of the Board of Advisors for the Challenger Learning Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado; chairman of the Board of Advisors to USO Colorado Springs; a Falcon Foundation Trustee; and President of the Association of Air Force Missileers and Executive Board member of Von’s Vision, Denver, Colorado. Gen. Lord currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Organization & Compensation Committee.

Merrill McPeak

Gen. (Retd.) Merrill A. McPeak (USAF, retired) is an Independent Director of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. Mr. McPeak was Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from October 1990 until October 1994. Since 1995, General McPeak has been President of McPeak and Associates, a management consulting firm that is active as an investor, advisor and director of early development stage companies. A subsidiary, Lost Wingman Press, recently published Hangar Flying; book one of a planned three-volume memoir. General McPeak has long service as a director of public companies, including Tektronix, Inc. and Trans World Airlines, Inc. He was for several years Chairman of ECC International Corp. He previously served as a director of Mosquito Consolidated Gold (Chairman, 2011-2012), Point Blank Solutions, Inc. (2008-2011), MathStar, Inc. (2005-2010), QPC Lasers (Vice Chairman, 2006-2009), and Gigabeam Corp. (2004-2009). From 2003 to 2012, General McPeak was Chairman of Ethicspoint, Inc., a Portland, Oregon-based startup that became a leading provider of risk management and compliance software-as-a-service. In February 2012, Ethicspoint was bought by a private equity firm, merged with other companies and rebranded as NAVEX Global. General McPeak remains a board member of NAVEX Global. He also currently serves as Chairman of Coast Plating, Inc., a Los Angeles-based, privately held provider of metal processing and finishing services, primarily to the aerospace industry. General McPeak received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from San Diego State College and a Master of Science degree in international relations from George Washington University. In 1992, San Diego State University honored General McPeak with its first ever Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1995, George Washington University gave him its Distinguished Alumni Award, the “George.” He was among the initial seven inductees to the Oregon Aviation Hall of Honor.

Martin Turchin

Mr. Martin Turchin is an Independent Director of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. Mr. Turchin is a non-executive Vice Chairman of CB Richard Ellis, the world’s largest real estate services company, a position he has held since 2003. Previously, Mr. Turchin served as a Vice Chairman of a subsidiary of Insignia Financial Group, a real estate brokerage, consulting and management firm from 1996 to 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Turchin was a principal and Vice Chairman of Edward S. Gordon Company, a real estate brokerage, consulting and management firm from 1985 to 1996. Mr. Turchin has been a director of Boston Properties, a real estate investment trust, for more than ten years. Mr. Turchin held various positions with Kenneth E. Laub & Company, Inc., a real estate company, where he was involved in real estate acquisition, financing, leasing and consulting from 1971 to 1985. Mr. Turchin also serves as a trustee for the Turchin Family Charitable Foundation. Mr. Turchin serves as a Manager of the Board of Managers of Easton Development Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne. Mr. Turchin’s considerable experience in the real estate industry and service as a director of public companies provides the board with valuable expertise in real estate matters and experience in advising companies. Mr. Turchin currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee.

Brendan King

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