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DMC Global Inc (BOOM.OQ)

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14 Dec 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Aldous

61 2018 Chairman of the Board

Gerard Munera

82 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Kevin Longe

59 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ian Grieves

49 2013 President, General Manager - DynaEnergetics

Michael Kuta

43 2014 Chief Financial Officer

John Scheatzle

53 2016 President - NobelClad Explosion Welding Business

Michelle Shepston

43 2016 Chief Legal Officer

Yvon Cariou

72 2013 Director

Robert Cohen

69 2011 Independent Director

James Ferris

74 2010 Independent Director

Richard Graff

71 2007 Independent Director

Peter Rose

67 2016 Independent Director

Geoff High

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

David Aldous

Mr. David C. Aldous has been appointed Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Aldous was appointed by the Board as a director in July 2013. Since March 2012, he has served as the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Rive Technology Inc., a privately-held provider of solutions for diffusion-limited reactions to the energy, chemicals, biofuel and water industries. Prior to joining Rive Technology Inc., Mr. Aldous served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Range Fuels Inc., a clean energy and biofuels company from January, 2009 to February, 2012. Mr. Aldous also was employed for more than 20 years by Royal Dutch Shell, most recently as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Portfolio. Mr. Aldous also served as President of Shell Canada Products, where he led an $11 billion integrated oil business. Mr. Aldous also served as President, CEO and Director at CRI/Criterion Inc., a $1 billion global catalyst company. Mr. Aldous holds a B.S. in Fuels Engineering from the University of Utah and an M.B.A., with distinction, from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. The Board added Mr. Aldous as a member in 2013 to strengthen the Board's insight and experience in the energy and chemical processing industries, the primary end customer markets for NobelClad. His experience in the oil industry has been valuable as the Board considers how to best grow our DynaEnergetics business. With his over 30 years of corporate leadership experience in the energy, alternative energy, chemical and petrochemical industries, he brings extensive skills in strategic planning and corporate development, key focuses of the Board, in the industries in which the Company and its customers operate. As an acting chief executive officer, he also brings current and practical experience in leadership of global operations, financial analysis, project management, risk management, and health, environment, safety and security matters.

Gerard Munera

Mr. Gerard E. Munera is no longer Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company effective on May 2018. From 1996 to the present, Mr. Munera has been General Manager of Synergex Group LLC, a family controlled holding company with diversified investments, including real estate, securities, gold mining and high technology industries and Executive Chairman of Arcadia, Inc., a family controlled private manufacturer of glass/aluminum products. Mr. Munera is a current director of one public company, Nevsun Resources Ltd., as well as two private companies. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Munera was Chairman and CEO of Latin American Gold Inc., a gold exploration and mining company. Between 1991 and 1994, Mr. Munera was President and CEO of Minorco (USA), a diversified $1.5 billion natural resources group. Between 1990 and 1991, Mr. Munera was Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning and Development and a member of the Executive Committee of RTZ plc, a British mining and mineral processing company. Mr. Munera is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees, both in Paris.

Kevin Longe

Mr. Kevin T. Longe serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has served as a director since joining the Company in July 2012 as our Chief Operating Officer. From March 2011 until agreeing to join the Company, Mr. Longe served as an executive of Sonoco, Inc., first as President of Sonoco's Thermo Safe business from March 2011 to March 2012 and then from March 2012 to July 2012 as a Vice President and General Manager with Sonoco's Protective Packaging Division. Prior to joining Sonoco, Mr. Longe served in various positions at Lydall, Inc., most recently (2007-2010) serving as president of its subsidiary, Lydall Performance Materials, Inc. Mr. Longe holds a B.B.A, with distinction, from The University of Michigan and an M.B.A, with distinction, from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. We believe it is important to have our Chief Executive Officer also serve as a director to properly align management's execution of our business objectives with the oversight and direction of the Board. Mr. Longe brings extensive operating and strategic planning and implementation experience from his leadership roles in other larger multinational companies. On the operations side, he brings deep experience in manufacturing, marketing and sales, supply-chain management, and talent development as well as strong financial analysis and management skills. In selecting Mr. Longe as the Company's Chief Executive Officer, the Board also focused on his strategic vision and planning expertise and teambuilding and leadership skills to grow the Company within its existing businesses and potentially through acquisitions.

Ian Grieves

Mr. Ian Grieves is President, General Manager - DynaEnergetics of the Company. From 2006 until joining the Company, Mr. Grieves serves as President and Managing Director of DynaEnergetics, having previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of DynaEnergetics from his appointment in January 2013. From 2006 until joining the Company, Mr. Grieves was employed by Lydall Inc. as senior vice president of the company's performance materials division (2010-2013), and as vice president and general manager Europe of the company's filtration division (2006-2010). From 1995 to 2005, he was employed in various financial and general management positions with AAF International Inc., with his last position being that of vice president and general manager of AAF Europe (2003-2005). Mr. Grieves studied economics and graduated from the University of Sunderland, United Kingdom.

Michael Kuta

Mr. Michael Kuta is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. From 2007 until joining the Company, Mr. Kuta joined the Company on March 31, 2014 as our Chief Financial Officer. From 2007 until joining the Company, Mr. Kuta served in various executive positions with The Lubrizol Corporation, most recently from September 2011 until March 2014 as its corporate controller. From September 2009 until assuming that position, he was the finance manager of Lubrizol's TempRite Engineered Polymers Business Unit, and before that served Lubrizol as a manager, treasury and capital markets and manager, external financial reporting. Before joining Lubrizol, Mr. Kuta also served in various financial and accounting positions with Lincoln Electric Company and Eaton Corporation. Mr. Kuta received a B.B.A. in Accounting from Kent State University and an M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University.

John Scheatzle

Mr. John Scheatzle is President - NobelClad Explosion Welding Business of the company. Mr. Scheatzle joined the Company on November 15, 2016 as president of the Company's NobelClad business. Prior to joining the Company, he spent the previous 19 years with Materion, an integrated manufacturer of advanced materials for the industrial and consumer products sectors. In his most recent role, he was vice president and general manager of Materion's Performance Alloys division. He was responsible for North American production facilities and the company's international sales and distribution centers. He also had oversight of the business' sales and marketing, research and development, manufacturing; quality, and environmental, health and safety functions. Before his tenure with Performance Alloys, Mr. Scheatzle was general manager of Materion's Ceramic Products division. He also spent seven years with the consulting firm Accenture, where he was a senior manager and worked with clients in the consumer products, chemicals manufacturing, and metals industries. Mr. Scheatzle holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in marketing and manufacturing from Case Western Reserve University. He earned a B.S. in business administration from the University of Akron.

Michelle Shepston

Ms. Michelle Harris Shepston has been appointed as Chief Legal Officer of the Company. Ms. Shepston joined the Company on August 30, 2016 as our Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary. For the previous 16 years, Ms. Shepston was with Denver-based Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, a leading regional law firm where she was a partner and practiced with the Corporate Finance and Acquisitions Group. Ms. Shepston joins the Company with expertise in securities law, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border equity and debt transactions, and contract negotiation and execution. She has advised public and private company boards on issues of fiduciary duty, risk management and oversight. She also has served a broad spectrum of corporate clients, including several in the energy and natural resource industries. She earned a J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law and a B.S. from the University of Illinois.

Yvon Cariou

Mr. Yvon Pierre Cariou is Director of the Company. Mr. Cariou was appointed director in 2006, and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 2000 until his retirement in 2013. From November 1998 to March 2000, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Astrocosmos Metallurgical Inc., a division of Mersen Group, which designs and fabricates process equipment for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. From 1986 to 1998, Mr. Cariou was the lead executive with five different industrial, material science and manufacturing companies. Earlier in his career, he spent 15 years with Mersen Group, a global industrial components manufacturer, where he held various executive positions in France and the United States, including President of Carbone USA Corp. Having served as our President and Chief Executive Officer for over 12 years, Mr. Cariou has detailed knowledge of our operations and corporate strategy. In that role, he had primary accountability for accomplishing operational excellence and successfully achieving our corporate strategy. He led and implemented our acquisition of DynaEnergetics in late 2007, increased our share of the worldwide explosion cladding business and diversified the Company's business into oilfields products. From decades of leadership experience with global manufacturing companies, he brings both valuable "process" and "product" expertise and focus to the Board. Mr. Cariou is a graduate engineer from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts et Metiers, Paris and he obtained an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, New Jersey.

Robert Cohen

Mr. Robert A. Cohen is an Independent Director of the Company., since February 2011. Mr. Cohen has served as a director since February 2011. He is the managing partner of Joranel LLC, a private investment and consulting firm serving institutional clients. Prior to joining Joranel in 2005, Mr. Cohen spent four years as president and Chief Executive Officer of Korea First Bank. Previously, Mr. Cohen worked for 25 years with Credit Lyonnais, including eight years as Chief Executive Officer of Credit Lyonnais USA. He taught economics and finance for 16 years at the Paris Institut Technique de Banque et Finance and the French School of Management (ESSEC). He is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and earned a doctorate in finance from the University Paris Dauphine. The Board added Mr. Cohen as a member in 2011 because of his extensive financial background and his management experience with multinational companies. From his four years serving as Chief Executive Officer of one of the largest banks in Korea as well as living in Korea and working with many Korean and Asian companies, he brings rich expertise in the Korean and other Asian markets. Many of the key fabricators and end-customers of the Company's explosion welding division are located in Korea and elsewhere in Asia, and the Company is focusing on this region for sales growth opportunities. His management experience also increases the depth of the Board's expertise in the areas of corporate governance, strategic planning and leadership, finance and risk management.

James Ferris

Dr. James J. Ferris, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of the Company., since July 2010. Dr. Ferris has served as a director since July 2010. From 1994 until his retirement in 2007, he held a variety of positions, including director and president/group chief executive officer, with CH2M Hill Companies Ltd., an employee-owned, global engineering, major projects and construction company. Previously, Dr. Ferris spent 18 years with the engineering and construction firm Ebasco Services Incorporated, where he was a director and held various project leadership and senior and executive management positions, including president and chief executive officer of Ebasco Environmental. Dr. Ferris has more than 35 years of diverse senior and executive level leadership experience in the worldwide engineering, major projects and construction industry. He has been a member of the G8 Renewable Energy Task Force, an active attendee at The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and a member of the Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum. Dr. Ferris has over 20 years of board experience including with two global engineering, major projects and construction companies, a technology start-up company (Sentegra), and a non-profit enterprise (The Keystone Center) focused on energy, environmental and public health policy initiatives. He has served on seven special purpose mega-project company boards, with over $20 billion in capital expenditures, and acted as chairman for two of these. His board committee experience is extensive and includes direct membership and involvement on audit, compensation, nominating and governance, executive, safety and risk management committees. Dr. Ferris received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University and his Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also attended the Advanced Executive Management Program at Wharton. He began his career as a member of the faculty at Rensselaer and transitioned into private industry in 1975.

Richard Graff

Mr. Richard P. Graff is an Independent Director of the Company., since June 2007. Mr. Graff has served as a director since June 2007. He is a retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where, among other things, he served as the audit leader in the United States for the mining industry until his retirement in 2001. Mr. Graff began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in 1973. Since his retirement, Mr. Graff has been an advisor to the mining industry and was a member of a Financial Accounting Standards Board task force for establishing accounting and financial reporting guidance in the mining industry. He represents a consortium of international mining companies and has provided recommendations to the International Accounting Standards Board on mining industry issues and to regulators on industry disclosure requirements. Mr. Graff serves on the board of directors of Yamana Gold Inc. (lead independent director) and Alacer Gold Corp. (lead independent director). He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Boston College and his post-graduate degree in Accounting from Northeastern University.

Peter Rose

Mr. Peter Rose is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Rose has served as a director since November 2016. He is a senior advisor to Blackstone, the world's largest alternative asset manager. From 2007 to 2016, he was a senior managing director with Blackstone, and served as its global head of public affairs. Mr. Rose also spent 20 years with Goldman Sachs, where he was a managing director and held a variety of senior positions in government relations and media relations in Washington DC, New York and Hong Kong. Mr. Rose currently is vice chairman of Sard Verbinnen, one of the leading strategic communications firms in the United States. From 1983 to 1987 he was chief of staff to Congressman Mike Synar (D-Okla), and prior to that, a partner with the law firm of Williams and Jensen in Washington DC. Mr. Rose is a graduate of George Washington University and Yale Law School. He serves on the national board of the NAACP, where he also was on the search committee for its former CEO. The Board added Mr. Rose as a member in 2016 because of his extensive work with world-leading financial, investment banking and strategic communications firms. As the Company pursues its global growth initiatives, Mr. Rose's experience reviewing and analyzing acquisitions and investments at Blackstone and his over twenty years of communications experience will provide unique and valuable perspectives to the Board. This broad experience increases the depth of the Board's expertise in the areas of acquisition analysis, finance, strategic planning and leadership, and risk management.

Geoff High

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

David Aldous

120,898

Gerard Munera

137,898

Kevin Longe

2,967,390

Ian Grieves

1,009,770

Michael Kuta

1,222,840

John Scheatzle

509,900

Michelle Shepston

541,732

Yvon Cariou

112,898

Robert Cohen

120,898

James Ferris

120,898

Richard Graff

127,898

Peter Rose

165,451

Geoff High

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As Of  30 Dec 2017