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Balchem Corp (BCPC.OQ)

BCPC.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Theodore Harris

52 2017 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Terry Coelho

56 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer

John Kuehner

51 2017 Vice President - Operations, Executive Officer

David Ludwig

59 2000 Vice President, General Manager- Specialty Products, Executive Officer

William Backus

51 2017 Treasurer

John Televantos

64 2010 Lead Independent Director

Daniel Knutson

55 2018 Director

Paul Coombs

61 2010 Independent Director

David Fischer

54 2010 Independent Director

Edward McMillan

71 2003 Independent Director

Matthew Wineinger

50 2015 Independent Director

Suzanne Hart

2016 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Theodore Harris

Mr. Theodore L. Harris is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He was President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Balchem Corporation., with effect from 28 April 2015. Harris most recently served as Senior Vice President and President, Performance Materials of Ashland, Inc. (NYSE:ASH). During his 11 year tenure at Ashland, Harris developed and executed numerous strategic initiatives, including acquisitions, joint ventures and correlating integrations. He also had corporate wide responsibilities for Ashland's global supply chain, including over 100 manufacturing sites globally, logistics, purchasing, planning, engineering and customer service. Prior to that, Harris spent 12 years at FMC Corporation, where he served in a variety of senior level roles with global responsibility, including General Manager, Food Ingredients Business.

Terry Coelho

Ms. Terry Coelho is appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer of the company effective October 23, 2017 She joins the Company from Diversey, Inc., where she was Chief Operating Officer since September 2017. Prior to that role, Ms. Coelho was Vice President Finance and Global Commercial Excellence for Diversey Care, a division of Sealed Air Corporation, from February 2016 to September 2017 and Vice President Finance for Diversey Care from October 2014 to February 2016. Diversey Care is a provider of solutions for cleaning and hygiene, including food safety and infection prevention. Prior to joining Diversey Care, Ms. Coelho was the Global Head of Oncology Development Finance for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a multinational pharmaceutical company, from March 2010 to October 2014. Ms. Coelho has also held numerous roles of increasing responsibility with Novartis from 2007 through 2014 and with Mars Inc., a global manufacturer of confectionery, pet food and other food products, from 1987 to 2007. She received her bachelor’s degrees in International Studies and Economics, Summa Cum Laude, from the American University School of International Service and an MBA from IBMEC in Brazil.

John Kuehner

Mr. John E. Kuehner is Vice President - Operations, Executive Officer of the Company. From 2002 to 2005, he was Vice President, Operations, Corp. Packing Division of Flint, Inc., a manufacturer of various inks and pigments, and prior to that, Plant Manager of Flint’s Holland Michigan manufacturing facility.

David Ludwig

Mr. David F. Ludwig is Vice President, General Manager- Specialty Products, Executive Officer of Balchem Corporation. He was Vice President and General Manager of Scott Specialty Gases, a manufacturer of high purity gas products and specialty gas blends, from September 1997 to June 1999. From 1986 to 1997 he held various international and domestic sales and marketing positions with Engelhard Corporation’s Pigments and Additives Division.

William Backus

Mr. William A. Backus, CPA, is Treasurer of Balchem Corporation. He is no longer Chief Financial Officer effective October 23, 2017. He was Chief Accounting Officer and Assistant Treasurer of the Company since June 2011, and was Controller of the Company from January 2006 to June 2011. He was Controller of Stewart EFI, LLC, a precision metal component manufacturer, from 1999 through 2005.

John Televantos

Dr. John Y. Televantos, Ph.D., is Lead Independent Director of Balchem Corportion. Dr. Televantos is a Partner at Arsenal Capital Partners, Inc., a private equity investment firm, where he leads the Chemicals and Materials practice of the firm. Dr. Televantos was formerly with Hercules, Inc., a chemical manufacturing company, as President of the Aqualon Division and as Vice President of Hercules, Inc. from April 2002 through February 2005. Dr. Televantos holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of London, United Kingdom. In addition to Dr. Televantos’ experience in the chemical manufacturing industry and management of publicly traded chemical manufacturing entities, Dr. Televantos is also significantly involved in private equity markets and processes involving chemical manufacturing companies. Collectively, these make Dr. Televantos a valuable member of the Board of Directors.

Daniel Knutson

Mr. Daniel E. Knutson is appointed as Director of the company effective February 1, 2018. He currently serves as the Executive Vice President for Special Projects at Land O’Lakes, Inc. (“Land O’Lakes”). Land O’Lakes is one of America’s premier agribusiness and food companies. Previously, Mr. Knutson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Land O’Lakes from 2012 to 2017, where he oversaw corporate finance, accounting, treasury, audit and strategy and played key roles in many of Land O’Lakes’ transactions. In addition, he was responsible for Land O’Lakes investment in Moark LLC. Mr. Knutson joined Land O’Lakes in 1978 and prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, he held several leadership roles within its finance and accounting groups.

Paul Coombs

Mr. Paul D. Coombs is Independent Director of Balchem Corporation. From April 2005 until his retirement in June 2007, Mr. Coombs served as the Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Tetra Technologies, Inc. (NYSE), an oil and gas services company, and from May 2001 to April 2005, as its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. From January 1994 to May 2001, Mr. Coombs served as Tetra’s Executive Vice President – Oil & Gas. Mr. Coombs is a director of Tetra and is a member of its Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Coombs also serves as a director of CSI Compressco GP Inc. and the general partner of CSI Compressco LP (NASDAQ), a publicly traded limited partnership, both of which are subsidiaries of Tetra.

David Fischer

Mr. David B. Fischer is Independent Director of Balchem Corporation. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Greif, Inc. (NYSE), a supplier of industrial packing systems, and has been in this position since November 2011. He has also been a member of the Greif Board of Directors since November 2011. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Fischer was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Greif, and from 2004 to 2007, Mr. Fischer served as Greif’s Senior Vice President and Divisional President, Industrial Packaging & Services - Americas. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Ingredion Incorporated (NASDAQ). Mr. Fischer holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University. Mr. Fischer’s management and leadership skills, developed over years of responsibility for complex, global manufacturing operations, and his intimate knowledge of mergers and acquisitions, position him as a critical component of our Board of Directors, as we look to grow both organically and by acquisition.

Edward McMillan

Mr. Edward L. McMillan is no longer Independent Director of Balchem Corporation effective June 13, 2018. Mr. McMillan owns and manages McMillan, LLC, a transaction-consulting firm that provides strategic consulting services and facilitates mergers and/or acquisitions predominantly to the food and agribusiness industry sectors. From 1988 to 1996, he was President and CEO of Purina Mills, Inc., where he was involved for approximately 28 years in various senior level positions in marketing, strategic planning, and business segment management. Mr. McMillan is also Chair of the Board of Trustees for the University of Illinois, which has campuses in Champaign-Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield, Illinois, and is also Chair of the University of Illinois Research Park, L.L.C. in Champaign, Illinois.

Matthew Wineinger

Mr. Matthew D. Wineinger is Independent Director of Balchem Corporation. Mr. Wineinger is the President of United Sugars Corporation, a leading marketer of sugar. For more than five years before joining United Sugars in 2015, Wineinger served as President of Bulk Ingredients and President Food and Industrial Ingredients for Tate & Lyle PLC.

Suzanne Hart

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Theodore Harris

2,948,630

Terry Coelho

--

John Kuehner

749,694

David Ludwig

621,514

William Backus

781,679

John Televantos

189,017

Daniel Knutson

--

Paul Coombs

166,017

David Fischer

166,017

Edward McMillan

177,017

Matthew Wineinger

165,017

Suzanne Hart

--
As Of  30 Dec 2016

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