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Global Brass and Copper Holdings Inc (BRSS.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Walker

60 2014 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

John Wasz

57 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Christopher Kodosky

45 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Bense

51

Devin Denner

61 2007 President - Chase Brass, LLC

Dale Taylor

54 2017 President of GBC Metals, LLC

William Toler

61 2017 Executive Vice President - Strategic Planning and Development

Anne-Marie D'Angelo

41 2017 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Ronald Whitaker

70 2014 Lead Independent Director

Vicki Avril

63 2014 Independent Director

Donald Marsh

71 2014 Independent Director

Bradford Ray

60 2014 Independent Director

Martin Welch

69 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Walker

Mr. John H. Walker is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc., since 2007. Mr. Walker has served as our Non-Executive Chairman since March 17, 2014, following his retirement as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Walker previously served as Executive Chairman since November 2013 and Chief Executive Officer of Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc. and as a director of Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc. since 2007. From 2003 to 2006, he served as Chief Executive Officer and President of The Boler Company, a major transportation manufacturer. Additionally, he currently serves as a director of Nucor Corporation, a major steel manufacturer, for which he serves as Lead Director and Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Walker served as a director for United Continental Holdings, Inc., a global airline from 2002 to 2016. Mr. Walker served as a director of Delphi Corporation, an auto parts manufacturer, from 2005 to 2009 and of The Boler Company from 2003 to 2006. Mr. Walker provides valuable business expertise and extensive management knowledge to the Board, having served as our Chief Executive Officer and in key management and operational oversight roles in various other corporations. He also brings consulting and strategy expertise from his early career with McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. Mr. Walker brings audit and financial experience to the Board through his service on the Audit Committees of United Continental Holdings, Inc., Delphi Corporation and Nucor Corporation, and knowledge of director and executive compensation through his service on the Compensation Committees of United Continental Holdings, Inc. and Nucor Corporation.

John Wasz

Mr. John J. Wasz is President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc. Mr. Wasz previously served as the President of Global Brass and Copper Holdings since September 6, 2013, as the Chief Operating Officer of Global Brass and Copper Holdings since January 9, 2012 and as the President of Olin Brass since 2010. From 2008 to 2009, he was the Special Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of Aleris International, Inc. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Wasz served as Executive Vice President and President of Aleris Rolled Products North America, an aluminum manufacturer. Prior to that time, from 1999 to 2001, he served as Executive Vice President and President of Aflex, a manufacturer of electrical armored cable, and prior to that Mr. Wasz held several other management capacities at Commonwealth Industries. Mr. Wasz holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from DePauw University, and he attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

Christopher Kodosky

Mr. Christopher J. Kodosky is re-designated as Chief Financial Officer of the Company., since July 1, 2016. Prior to this role, he served as Vice President of Finance after joining Global Brass and Copper Holdings in December 2014. For the preceding ten years, Mr. Kodosky was employed in various capacities within AMCOL International Corporation, most recently as Chief Financial Officer of its Performance Materials segment. AMCOL provided specialty products and services to the metalcasting, fabric care, cat litter, drilling fluids, building materials, transportation and oilfield services industries. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Kodosky was employed with GVW Holdings, a private equity backed assembler of automotive chassis and industrial vehicles, where he last served as its Vice President Finance and Corporate Controller. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Kodosky provided merger and acquisition advice to clients while working at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Kodosky holds a degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Kevin Bense

Mr. Kevin W. Bense is no longer President - A.J. Oster, LLC of Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc., effective September 16, 2018. Mr. Bense joined Global Brass and Copper Holdings in August 2011 and initially served as the Vice President and General Manager of our Somers Thin Strip division. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Bense served as a global business leader for Honeywell International, Inc.’s specialty additives business unit. Prior to that, Mr. Bense served in various domestic and international executive, marketing and management positions of increasing responsibility in the chemicals industry. From 1998 to 2007 he worked for Ciba Specialty Chemicals, a global manufacturer of plastic additives that was later acquired by BASF, and from 1989 to 1998 he served in various capacities at Mallinckrodt Incorporated, a pharmaceuticals manufacturer. Mr. Bense holds a degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

Devin Denner

Mr. Devin K. Denner is President - Chase Brass of Global Brass, LLC of the Company., since 2007. Prior to this role, he was Vice President and General Manager of Chase Brass from 2006 to 2007 and before that held executive positions of increasing responsibility with Olin Corporation. He has led multiple business acquisition integration efforts during his career. He is well respected in the metals industry having recently served as the Chairman of the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council. Mr. Denner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and an M.B.A. in finance from Saint Louis University.

Dale Taylor

Mr. Dale R. Taylor is a President of GBC Metals, LLC, a subsidiary of the company. Prior to this role, Mr. Taylor served as the Vice President of Manufacturing for Olin Brass. Mr. Taylor had also served as the first Vice President of Supply Chain Planning during which time he integrated sales and operational planning systems for Olin Brass. Prior to this role Mr. Taylor had held management positions of increasing responsibility with Olin Brass and Olin Corporation. Mr. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering management from the University of Missouri-Rolla, and he completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2013.

William Toler

Mr. William G. Toler is Executive Vice President - Strategic Planning and Development of the Company since April 3, 2017. Previously Mr. Toler served as President of Olin Brass from December 19, 2014 to April 3, 2017. Mr. Toler also previously served as President of the Olin Brass Mill Products division since January 2013, and as Vice President of Finance and Information Technology at Olin Brass since March 2011. From 2005 to 2011, Mr. Toler was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Smelter Service Corporation, an aluminum recycler. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Toler was Vice President of Materials and Corporate Development with Commonwealth Industries, an aluminum manufacturer. Mr. Toler brings an additional 29 years of executive management experience in a variety of fields. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Campbellsville University and attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

Anne-Marie D'Angelo

Ms. Anne-Marie W. D'Angelo is a General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining Global Brass and Copper, Ms. D’Angelo spent 13 years at McDonald’s Corporation, holding various roles of increasing responsibility, most recently serving as the Assistant U.S. General Counsel. Ms. D’Angelo holds a juris doctor degree from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross. She is a member of the State Bar of Illinois.

Ronald Whitaker

Mr. Ronald C. Whitaker is Lead Independent Director of Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc. Mr. Whitaker served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hyco International Inc., a major manufacturer of hydraulic cylinders, from 2003 to 2011. From 1995 to 2003, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of various manufacturing companies, including Strategic Distributions, Inc., a distributor of items to industrial customers, Johnson Outdoors, a sporting goods manufacturer, and EWI (Studebaker) Inc., an automotive tier-1 stampings supplier. Mr. Whitaker serves on the Boards of Directors of Sturm Ruger & Co., a firearms manufacturer, Walbec Group (formerly known as Payne & Dolan Inc.), a road and bridge construction company, and The Savannah Music Festival. Mr. Whitaker served on the Board of Directors of Pangborn Corp., an industrial surfacing company. Mr. Whitaker holds a degree in economics from the College of Wooster and an M.B.A. from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. We believe Mr. Whitaker’s extensive background in turnaround leadership, corporate strategy, operations and marketing make him well qualified to serve on the Board.

Vicki Avril

Ms. Vicki L. Avril is an Independent Director of Global Brass and Copper Holdings Inc. Ms. Avril previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of IPSCO Tubulars, Inc., a large North American producer of oil and gas welded pipe, seamless pipe and premium connections and provider of oil field services, from 2008 until 2013. Prior to that, Ms. Avril held various positions, including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at IPSCO, Inc. and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Wallace Computer Services, Inc. Ms. Avril currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Greif, Inc., an industrial packaging and services company, for which she serves on the Compensation Committee, Commercial Metals Company, a global metals recycling, manufacturing, fabricating, and trading company, for which she serves on their Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees, and Finning International, the world’s largest Caterpillar dealer, for which she serves on the Audit and Safety, Environment & Social Responsibility committees. Ms. Avril graduated with a B.S. in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and obtained a M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Ms. Avril brings to the Board extensive management and leadership experience, including in the manufacturing industry, and extensive knowledge of accounting, finance, and M&A matters through her experience as a Chief Financial Officer for various public companies. For these reasons, we believe she is well qualified to serve on the Board.

Donald Marsh

Mr. Donald L. Marsh, Jr., is an Independent Director of Global Brass and Copper Holdings Inc. Mr. Marsh was President, Principal Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Castle Brands, Inc., a publicly traded distillery company, from November 2007 to October 2008. Prior to that, he was a consultant to Castle Brands, Inc. from March 2007. Mr. Marsh was Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development for Commonwealth Industries, Inc., previously a publicly traded aluminum manufacturer, from 1996 to 2005. Additionally, Mr. Marsh served as an Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Commercial and Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan Chase. Mr. Marsh holds a B.S. in engineering from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University School of Business. Mr. Marsh brings to the Board senior level management and leadership experience, including as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of a public company, and financial and accounting expertise. For these reasons, we believe he is well qualified to serve on the Board.

Bradford Ray

Mr. Bradford T. Ray is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ray served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer from 2002 to 2010 of Steel Technologies, Inc., one of the leading steel processors in North America, and continued to serve as an advisor to Steel Technologies, Inc. until 2012. Prior to 2002, Mr. Ray held various positions at Steel Technologies, Inc., including Director, President and Vice President of Manufacturing. In addition, as of December 31, 2014, Mr. Ray was appointed to the Boards of Directors of Porter Bancorp, Inc. and PBI Bank, Inc.

Martin Welch

Mr. Martin E. Welch, III, is an Independent Director of Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc., since July 2011. Mr. Welch served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Visteon Corporation, a global automotive parts supplier, from 2011 to 2012. Mr. Welch served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Rentals, Inc., an industrial and construction equipment rental company, from 2005 to 2009, and concurrently from 2002 to 2008, he served as business advisor to the private equity firm York Management Services. Mr. Welch served on the Board of Directors and chaired the Audit Committee of Delphi Corporation from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Welch served as Chief Financial Officer of Kmart Corporation, a major retailer, from 1995 to 2001. From 1991 until 1995, Mr. Welch served as Chief Financial Officer for Federal-Mogul Corporation, an automotive parts supplier. Mr. Welch serves on the Board of Directors of Allegion Plc where he chairs the Audit Committee. Mr. Welch holds a B.S. degree in accounting and an M.B.A. from the University of Detroit Mercy. Mr. Welch is a certified public accountant. Mr. Welch has acquired important business leadership, financial and accounting skills from his career in the retail, business services, and automotive industries, including through his tenure as chief financial officer of Visteon Corporation, United Rentals, Inc., Kmart Corporation and Federal-Mogul Corporation. We believe these skills make him well suited to serve on the Board.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

John Walker

316,000

John Wasz

3,031,470

Christopher Kodosky

1,139,050

Kevin Bense

862,874

Devin Denner

1,139,550

Dale Taylor

--

William Toler

1,046,220

Anne-Marie D'Angelo

--

Ronald Whitaker

195,000

Vicki Avril

180,000

Donald Marsh

190,000

Bradford Ray

180,000

Martin Welch

200,000
As Of  30 Dec 2017