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Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc (FMSA.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Conway

89 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board (emeritus)

Michael Biehl

61 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Gerald Clancey

47 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Robert Larson

45 2016 Executive Vice President - Engineering and Supply Chain Operations

George Magaud

53 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

Brian Richardson

44 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer

David Crandall

50 2011 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Jenniffer Deckard

51 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Matthew LeBaron

46 2010 Independent Chairman of the Board

Michael Fisch

54 2016 Independent Director

Charles Fowler

71 2016 Independent Director

Stephen Hadden

62 2015 Independent Director

Michael Kearney

68 2015 Independent Director

William Kelly

67 2005 Independent Director

Michael Sand

35 2010 Independent Director

Lawrence Schultz

68 Independent Director

Sharon Zeeland

2016 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

William Conway

Mr. William E. Conway is Independent Chairman of the Board (emeritus) of Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. Mr. Conway has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors (emeritus) since 2010. After he and other investors acquired Best Sand in 1978, Mr. Conway invested in Wedron Silica in 1984, along with Charles D. Fowler and the Wedron Silica management team. Best Sand and Wedron Silica then merged to form Fairmount Minerals, now known as Fairmount Santrol, in 1986. Mr. Conway served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Best Sand from 1978 until 1984 and Fairmount Minerals from 1984 to 1996. From 1996 until 2010, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Prior to entering the industrial minerals business in 1978, Mr. Conway held management positions with Pickands Mather & Co. Diamond Shamrock Corporation and Midland-Ross Corporation. Mr. Conway serves on the boards of directors of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, University School and Cleveland Botanical Garden. Mr. Conway received a B.S. from Yale University and completed the Executive Program at the University of California, Berkeley.

Michael Biehl

Mr. Michael F. Biehl has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. effective no later than 1 May 2016. Mr. Biehl has served since 2001 as the Chief Financial Officer of Chart Industries, Inc. (“Chart”), a diversified global manufacturer of equipment for the industrial gas, energy and biomedical industries. Mr. Biehl also served as Chart’s Executive Vice President since April 2006, Chief Accounting Officer from October 2002 until March 2006, and Treasurer from July 2001 until December 2008 and from August 2010 until May 2014. Prior to joining Chart, Mr. Biehl was Vice President, Finance and Treasurer at the former Oglebay Norton Company, an industrial minerals mining, processing and transportation company. Prior to his service at the Oglebay Norton Company, Mr. Biehl worked in the audit practice of Ernst & Young LLP in Cleveland, Ohio from 1978 to 1992. Mr. Biehl received a B.B.A. in Accounting from Ohio University and M.B.A. from Northwestern University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Ohio.

Gerald Clancey

Mr. Gerald L. Clancey has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of the company, since 2015. In this role, he has responsibility for Domestic and International Sales into the Proppant and Industrial & Recreation channels as well as leadership for Supply Chain and Logistics. Previously, Mr. Clancey served as Executive Vice President of Supply Chain and I&R since 2011 and Vice President of Sales for I&R from 2002 to 2011. He served as General Sales Manager for the Company’s TechniSand resin-coated foundry division from 1998 to 2002. He was President for the Foundry Educational Foundation and served several terms on the Board of Directors. Mr. Clancey received a B.S. from Kent State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

Robert Larson

Mr. Robert B. Larson serves as Executive Vice President - Engineering and Supply Chain Operations of the company. Previously, Mr. Larson served as Senior Vice President of Engineering, Process & Technology since 2015 and Vice President of Engineering from 2011 to 2015. He served as both a Manager and then Director of Engineering from 2003 until 2011. Mr. Larson currently serves as the Chairman of the Engineering and Technology committee for The Industrial Minerals Association of North America. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and M.B.A. from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

George Magaud

Mr. George Magaud has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer of the company, since 2015. In this role, he leads the Company’s Strategic Development efforts as well as the Marketing and R&D organizations. Prior to this, he served as Executive Vice President, Strategic Development since joining the Company in 2014. Previously, Mr. Magaud worked for Lafarge S.A. (now LafargeHolcim) from 1996 to 2014, where he held both domestic and international positions in Strategy and Business Development, Marketing, Product Development, and Operations, most recently Vice President of Strategy and Development for North America. Mr. Magaud received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and a business degree from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.

Brian Richardson

Mr. Brian J. Richardson has served as Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer of the company, since 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Richardson worked for The Sherwin-Williams Company and held various management positions from 2003 to 2015, most recently Sr. Vice President of Human Resources for the Global Finishes Group. Mr. Richardson serves on the National Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association. In his local community, he serves on the board of the United Way of Greater Cleveland, where he is a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Human Resources Committee. Mr. Richardson received a B.A. in Business Administration from Baldwin-Wallace College and M.B.A. from The Ohio State University.

David Crandall

Mr. David J. Crandall has served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the company since he joined the company in 2011. Previously, he was a partner at Calfee, Halter & Griswold, L.L.P, where he practiced general corporate and merger and acquisition law. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, with a B.S. in economics from Allegheny College, and graduated cum laude from the Syracuse University College of Law.

Jenniffer Deckard

Ms. Jenniffer D. Deckard is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company, Since 2013. Previously, Ms. Deckard served as President from January 2011 until May 2013, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer from 1999 until 2011, Corporate Controller from 1996 to 1999 and Accounting Manager from 1994 until 1996. In her local community, Ms. Deckard serves on the boards of the Cleveland Foundation, the Greater Cleveland Partnership, the Chardon Healing Fund, and the First Tee of Cleveland. She also serves on the Case Western Weatherhead School of Management’s Visiting Committee and the Board of Directors for the Fairmount Santrol Foundation. Ms. Deckard received a B.S. from the University of Tulsa, her CPA certification from the State of Missouri, and a M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University.

Matthew LeBaron

Mr. Matthew F. LeBaron serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the company, since 2010. Mr. LeBaron has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2010. Mr. LeBaron is a co-founder of LeBaronBrown Industries, a private investment holding company focused on investing in industrial businesses. He was previously a Managing Director at American Securities, which he joined in 1999. Mr. LeBaron serves on the board of United Distribution Group, an American Securities portfolio company, and has previously served on the boards of numerous other private and public companies. Previously, Mr. LeBaron was a private equity investor at Bain Capital, Inc. and a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. He received a B.A. from Amherst College and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

Michael Fisch

Mr. Michael G. Fisch is Independent Director of Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. Mr. Fisch is the President and CEO of American Securities LLC, which he co-founded in 1994. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Metaldyne Performance Group, Inc. (NYSE: MPG) since August 2014 and is the Chairman of MPG’s Nominating and Governance Committee. He is also a managing member, director and/or officer of numerous American Securities’ affiliates. Mr. Fisch is a Trustee of Princeton Theological Seminary where he is also Chairman of the Investment Committee; Board Member of Human Rights Watch where he is also the Treasurer and Chairman of the Investment Committee; and member of the President’s Leadership Council of Dartmouth College. Mr. Fisch holds a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where he has been a Distinguished Guest Lecturer since 2006.

Charles Fowler

Mr. Charles Fowler serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Fowler has served as a Director since 1984 and is Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. Mr. Fowler and the Wedron Silica management team partnered with William E. Conway in 1984 to acquire Wedron Silica and ultimately merge it with Mr. Conway’s company, Best Sand, to create Fairmount Minerals (now Fairmount Santrol). Mr. Fowler served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1996 until his retirement in 2013. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University and is on the boards of directors of Flying Horse Farms, DDC Clinic and the Greater Cleveland Water Alliance. He received a B.S. from Purdue University and completed the Executive M.B.A. program at Case Western Reserve University.

Stephen Hadden

Mr. Stephen J. Hadden is Independent Director of Company. Mr. Hadden has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, having served in various management roles for Texaco Inc., now Chevron Corporation, and more recently as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Exploration and Production for Devon Energy Corporation from 2004 until 2009. Mr. Hadden is currently a director of LINN Energy, and serves on its nominating, compensation, and audit committees, and serves as a Senior Executive Advisor for Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC, a leading alternative investment management firm. Previously, Mr. Hadden was a director with Berry Petroleum Company from February 2011 until its merger with LINN Energy. Mr. Hadden also served with the following entities: The Advisory Board of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Upstream Committee of the American Petroleum Institute, and the Western States Petroleum Association. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.

Michael Kearney

Mr. Michael C. Kearney is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kearney has served as Supervisory Director of Core Laboratories N.V. (“Core Laboratories”) since 2004, and has served as the chairman of its audit committee since that time. Core Laboratories, a Dutch company with global operations, is a leading provider of proprietary and patented reservoir description, production enhancement, and reservoir management services. Mr. Kearney is also the Chairman of the Board of Supervisory Directors of Frank’s International N.V. (“Frank’s International”) since January 2016, has served as chairman of its audit committee since 2013 and joined its compensation committee in 2014. Frank’s International, a Dutch company, specializes in supplying engineered tubular services for the oil and gas industry on a global basis. Mr. Kearney formerly served as President and Chief Executive Officer of DeepFlex Inc. (“DeepFlex”) from September 2009 until June 2013, and served as DeepFlex’s Chief Financial Officer from January 2008 until September 2009. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Kearney served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tesco Corporation, a publicly held oil service company. From 1998 until 2004, Mr. Kearney served as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President – Administration of Hydril Company, a manufacturer of products for petroleum drilling and production. Mr. Kearney has a Master of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Texas A&M University.

William Kelly

Mr. William P. Kelly is Independent Director of the company since 2005. He served as Chairman and CEO of Unifrax Corporation, a worldwide producer of industrial, inorganic fibers, from 1996 to 2006. Prior to forming Unifrax, he held various roles for The Carborundum Company including responsibility for all operations in Europe while living in Manchester, England. Mr. Kelly serves on the boards of Unifrax and Smart Source Computer Rentals. Mr. Kelly was a member of the Executive Council of American Securities, an unpaid, 21-member advisory committee, from 2010 through early 2017. He received a B.S. in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University and an M.B.A. from Duquesne University and is a graduate of the Tuck Executive Program at Dartmouth.

Michael Sand

Mr. Michael E. Sand is Independent Director of the company since 2010. Mr. Sand joined American Securities in 2005 and currently serves as a Principal at the firm. Previously, Mr. Sand worked at Goldman Sachs, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and strategic advisory assignments. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Unison Site Management and GTL. He was previously a director of Delphi Midstream Partners. He received a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.B.A. from Columbia University.

Lawrence Schultz

Mr. Lawrence N. Schultz J.D. is Independent Director of the company, since 2010. Mr. Schultz has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2010 and presently serves as Chair of the Board’s Audit Committee and as a member of its Nominating and Governance Committee. He served as an officer of Central National Bank of Cleveland, now a part of KeyBank N.A., while attending the M.B.A. and J.D. programs at Cleveland State University. He joined Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP in 1978 after receiving his J.D. degree from Cleveland State University, and served on Calfee’s executive and management committees. He served as principal outside counsel and Secretary to Agilysys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGYS), its Board and its Board Committees from 1999 until his retirement in 2010 and presently serves on the advisory boards of L.D. Kichler Company and Austin Powder Holding Co., Inc. Mr. Schultz received his B.A. degree from Ohio Northern University in 1970. At the time of his retirement, he served on the boards and executive committees of University Circle Inc. and The Deaconess Foundation, including as Chair of their Audit Committees, and as Chair of the Board of The Gordon Square Arts District.

Sharon Zeeland