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Art's Way Manufacturing Co Inc (ARTW.OQ)

ARTW.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Carrie Majeski

39 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer

J. Ward McConnell

83 2015 Vice Chairman - Elect

Marc McConnell

36 2008 Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Amber Murra

2015 Chief Financial Officer

David White

2016 Director

Thomas Buffamante

62 2003 Independent Director

David Castle

65 2000 Independent Director

Joseph Dancy

60 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Carrie Majeski

Mrs. Carrie L. Majeski is President, Chief Executive Officer of Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. She was Interim Chief Financial Officer of Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. She joined the Company in April 2004 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in July 2004. Mrs. Majeski was appointed to the additional roles of President and Chief Executive Officer on October 18, 2007 and continued to serve as the Company’s Principal Financial Officer until January 26, 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Mrs. Majeski was responsible for all of the functions of a controller at Tyco Plastics of Fairmont, Minnesota..

J. Ward McConnell

Mr. J. Ward McConnell, Jr., has been designated as Vice Chairman - Elect of Company., effective April, 2015. He is no longer Executive Chairman of the Board of Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Mr. McConnell Marc McConnell has served on the Board of Directors of Art's Way Manufacturing since 2001 and as Vice-Chairman since 2008. In addition to his role at Art's Way, Mr. McConnell currently serves as Chairman of the Board of West Town Bank & Trust of Chicago, IL, President of Bauer Corporation of Wooster, OH, and as Vice-Chairman of McConnell Holdings, Inc. of Kinston, NC among other business interests. He has also served as President of the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association from 2013-14 and President of the American Ladder Institute from 2006-2010. Mr. McConnell is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, NY..

Marc McConnell

Mr. Marc H. McConnell is Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. Mr. McConnell is currently the President of Bauer Corporation and a director of McConnell Holdings, Inc. and Mountain Aircraft Services, Inc. all companies owned by J. Ward McConnell, Jr. He has served as a director of the American Ladder Institute since 2004 and was named president of the American Ladder Institute in 2006. Mr. McConnell was also named a director of the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association in October 2007. Mr. McConnell is currently a Vice Chairman of West Town Savings Bank, located in Chicago, Illinois, since 2009. Mr. McConnell was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors in July 2001 and has served as Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since January of 2008..

Amber Murra

Ms. Amber Murra has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer of Company., effective January 22, 2015. Prior to this position, Ms. Murra served as the Director of Finance for Art's Way Manufacturing. Ms. Murra has 11 years of experience in various financial and accounting positions. Ms. Murra began her career in public accounting at KDV, and has also worked at J.L. Swanson, Chtd and Winnebago Industries. Ms. Murra graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in December 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, and earned the CPA designation in June of 2007..

David White

Mr. David A. White serves as Director of the Company. Mr. White has been a General Partner of First Call Services LLC, a private holding company and advisory firm since May 2012. He serves on the boards of directors for Ag Growth International Inc., a Toronto Stock Exchange farm equipment manufacturer, and Sunrise Transportation Holdings LLC, a privately-held US company. Mr. White has held a number of senior financial and operating positions with John Labatt Limited, Lawson Mardon Group Inc., and Laidlaw Inc., and most recently was Chief Executive Officer of TransCare Inc., a medical transportation company, from 2008 through April 2012, and President and Chief Operating Officer of Student Transportation of America, a TSX-listed company, from 2005-2007. Mr. White has been a Canadian Charted Accountant since 1978, he holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario, an MBA from the University of Toronto and in 2013 received the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Thomas Buffamante

Mr. Thomas E. Buffamante is an Independent Director of ART’S-WAY MANUFACTURING Co Inc,. Mr. Buffamante is a Certified Public Accountant and Director of Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C., where he has been a director and stockholder of the firm since 1981. Mr. Buffamante has been a director of the Company since 2003, was appointed to our Audit Committee in 2011, and has served as the Chairman of the Audit Committee since April 2012..

David Castle

Mr. David R. Castle is Director of Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. Mr. Castle is the retired Director of Operations Worldwide for Avery Weigh-Tronix, LLC, and continues to serve as a director of Avery Weigh-Tronix Holdings, Inc. Mr. Castle also serves on the board of directors of the non-profit Peterborough Tai Chi Association. Mr. Castle previously served on the Board from 2000 through 2012, during which time he served as the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation and Stock Option Committee. Mr. Castle rejoined the Board in January 2013 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Compensation and Stock Option Committee..

Joseph Dancy

Mr. Joseph R. Dancy is Independent Director of Art's Way manufacturing Co Inc,. Mr. Dancy is President of LSGI Advisors Inc., a Dallas-based investment advisory firm that specializes in investments in small publicly traded companies, many of which are in the energy and agricultural sectors. He also teaches Oil & Gas Law and Oil & Gas Environmental Law as an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas. He has a Metallurgical Engineering degree from Michigan Technological University, an MBA from the University of Michigan, and a Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University. Mr. Dancy was appointed to the Company’s Audit Committee in January 2013. Among other attributes, skills, and qualifications..