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Griffon Corp (GFF.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Harvey Blau

82 2008 Chairman of the Board

Robert Mehmel

56 2012 President, Chief Operating Officer

Ronald Kramer

59 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Brian Harris

48 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Seth Kaplan

48 2010 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Michael Sarrica

2017 Senior Vice President - Operations

Henry Alpert

70 1995 Independent Director

Thomas Brosig

68 2015 Independent Director

Blaine Fogg

77 2005 Independent Director

Louis Grabowsky

66 2015 Independent Director

Bradley Gross

45 2008 Independent Director

Robert Harrison

81 2004 Independent Director

Donald Kutyna

84 2005 Independent Director

Victor Renuart

68 2014 Independent Director

Kevin Sullivan

64 2013 Independent Director

William Waldorf

79 1963 Independent Director

Michael Callahan

2015 Senior Vice President

Biographies

Name Description

Harvey Blau

Mr. Harvey R. Blau is Chairman of the Board of Griffon Corporation. He was our Chief Executive Officer from 1983 through March 2008. Mr. Blau was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Aeroflex Incorporated (formerly NYSE:ARX), a diversified manufacturer of electronic components and test equipment, for more than five years through August 2007 when such company was acquired. Because of his long service with the Company, including as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer for over twenty-five years, Mr. Blau brings to the Board a depth of knowledge of the Company, its history and its personnel. Mr. Blau’s legal training also assists the Board in evaluating issues that come before it.

Robert Mehmel

Mr. Robert F. Mehmel is President, Chief Operating Officer of Griffon Corp., since December 2012. From August 2008 to October 2012, President and Chief Operating Officer of DRS Technologies (“DRS”), a supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. From May 2006 to August 2008, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of DRS and from January 2001 to May 2006, Executive Vice President, Business Operations and Strategy, of DRS.

Ronald Kramer

Mr. Ronald J. Kramer is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Griffon Corp. He has been our Chief Executive Officer since April 2008, a director since 1993 and Vice Chairman of the Board since November 2003. From 2002 through March 2008, he was President and a director of Wynn Resorts, Ltd., a developer, owner and operator of destination casino resorts. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Kramer was a Managing Director at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, an investment banking firm, and its predecessor Wasserstein Perella & Co. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Business Development Corporation of America, and was formerly a member of the Board of Directors of Leap Wireless International, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ:LEAP). Mr. Kramer has been a senior executive officer of a number of corporations, and brings to the Board extensive experience in all aspects of finance and business transactions.

Brian Harris

Mr. Brian G. Harris is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company., since August 2015. From November 2012 to July 2015, Vice President and Controller of Griffon. From July 2009 to July 2015, Griffon's Chief Accounting Officer. From May 2005 to June 2009, Assistant Controller of Dover Corporation, a diversified global manufacturer (NYSE: DOV). Prior to this time, held various finance and accounting roles with Hearst Argyle Television (Formerly NYSE: HTV), John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JW.A) and Arthur Andersen, LLP.

Seth Kaplan

Mr. Seth L. Kaplan is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Griffon Corp., since May 2010. From July 2008 to May 2010, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary at Hexcel Corporation, a manufacturer of advanced composite materials for space and defense, commercial aerospace and wind energy applications. From 2000 to July 2008, Senior Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary at Hexcel. From 1994 to 2000, associate at the law firm Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP).

Michael Sarrica

Mr. Michael A. Sarrica is Senior Vice President - Operations of the Company. Effective immediately, Michael A. Sarrica has been appointed President of ClosetMaid and will continue as a Griffon Senior Vice President reporting to Robert F. Mehmel, Griffon's President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Sarrica was promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations of Griffon Corporation in January 2017 and was President of The AMES Companies from January 2014 to December 2016.

Henry Alpert

Mr. Henry A. Alpert is Independent Director of Griffon Corporation. Mr. Alpert has been President of Spartan Petroleum Corp., a real estate investment firm and a distributor of petroleum products, for more than the past five years. Mr. Alpert is also a director of Boyar Value Fund, a mutual fund (NASDAQ:BOYAX). Mr. Alpert brings to the Board an understanding of the perspectives of public mutual fund stockholders, and experience in operations.

Thomas Brosig

Mr. Thomas J. Brosig is Independent Director of Griffon Corporation., since 2015. Since January 2017, Mr. Brosig has been President of Nikki Beach, a global multi-faceted luxury lifestyle and hospitality brand. From November 2015 to December 2016, Mr. Brosig provided financial and operational consulting services to Nikki Beach. From 2012 to October 2015, Mr. Brosig served as a strategic business consultant, providing financial and operational consulting services to a variety of companies primarily in the gaming and hospitality industries. Mr. Brosig was Chief Executive Officer of MVB Holdings LLC, owner of a resort and gaming property located in Biloxi, Mississippi, from December 2011 until August 2012, and President from August 2012 to November 2012. Prior to joining MVB Holdings, Mr. Brosig was a consultant in the gaming and hospitality industries from 2003 to 2011. From January 1999 through February 2003, he served as Senior Vice President of Park Place Entertainment Corporation, one of the largest owners and operators of casinos in the world. Prior to that time, he served a predecessor company, Grand Casinos, Inc., in a variety of executive roles from January 1990 to January 1999. Mr. Brosig serves on the Board of Directors of G-III Apparel Group, LTD. (NASDAQ:GIII). Mr. Brosig’s extensive experience as a corporate executive and as a business consultant allows him to assist the Board in all aspects of corporate management and operational matters.

Blaine Fogg

Mr. Blaine V. Fogg is Independent Director of Griffon Corporation. Mr. Fogg is a corporate and securities lawyer concentrating in mergers and acquisitions and other business transactions. From 1972 to 2004, Mr. Fogg was a partner at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Since 2004, Mr. Fogg has been Of Counsel to such law firm. Since July 1, 2009, Mr. Fogg has been President of The Legal Aid Society of New York. From September 2010 to January 2013, he was a Director of Seacor Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CKH), a global provider of marine transportation equipment and logistics services primarily servicing the U.S. and international energy and agricultural markets (“Seacor”). In January 2013, in connection with the spin-off of Era Group, Inc. (NYSE:ERA) from Seacor, Mr. Fogg resigned from the Board of Seacor and joined the Board of Era Group, one of the largest helicopter operators in the world and the longest serving helicopter transport operator in the U.S. Mr. Fogg has represented numerous public and private companies in connection with governance matters as well as transactions and brings to the Board broad experience in assisting boards of public and private companies in these matters.

Louis Grabowsky

Mr. Louis J. Grabowsky is Independent Director of Griffon corporation., since 2015. He is a founder and principal of Juniper Capital Management, a financial sponsor that provides capital to high growth potential but under-resourced U.S. entrepreneurial companies. Prior to founding Juniper Capital, Mr. Grabowsky was a partner at Grant Thornton LLP from 2002 to 2014, serving as Chief Operating Officer from 2009 to 2013 and Senior Advisor, Operations from 2013 until his retirement in July 2014. Mr. Grabowsky currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Cambrex Corporation (NYSE:CBM) and Riveron Consulting, a privately held company. Mr. Grabowsky brings to the Board and the Audit Committee an in-depth understanding of the financial reporting, auditing and accounting issues that come before the Board and the Audit Committee.

Bradley Gross

Mr. Bradley J. Gross is Independent Director of Griffon Corporation. Mr. Gross is a Managing Director in the Principal Investment Area of Goldman Sachs, a position he has held since 2007. From 2003 to 2007, he was a vice president at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Gross also serves as a member of the board of directors of Open Road Parent, LLC, ProQuest Holdings LLC, PSAV Holdings LLC, Neovia Logistics Holdings, Ltd and MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:MDCA). Mr. Gross formerly served on the boards of directors of Flynn Restaurant Group, LLC, Interline Brands, Inc. and Aeroflex, Inc. (formerly NYSE:ARX). Mr. Gross is a designee of GS Direct, an affiliate of Goldman Sachs. His service on a variety of corporate boards and his experience in evaluating different potential investments and acquisitions, and related financings, allow him to assist the Board in assessing financing and acquisition activities.

Robert Harrison

Admiral (Retired) Robert G. Harrison (USN Ret.) is Independent Director of Griffon Corporation. He was an officer in the United States Navy for more than thirty-five years prior to his retirement in 1994. Since retirement, Rear Admiral Harrison has been a consultant for various defense systems companies in the areas of acquisition, support and program management. Rear Admiral Harrison was a director for Indra Systems, a company engaged in the manufacture and support of training and simulation systems and automatic test equipment, from 2004 to July 2015. By virtue of his services as a senior officer in the U.S. Navy and his service as a director of and consultant to other companies, Rear Admiral Harrison brings to the Board extensive experience in the management of large organizations and the approaches and perspectives involved in military procurement.

Donald Kutyna

Gen. Donald J. Kutyna (USAF Ret.) is Independent Director of Griffon Corporation. He was an officer in the United States Air Force for over thirty-five years prior to his retirement in 1992. General Kutyna had been commander in chief of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, commander in chief of the U.S. Space Command and commander of the U.S. Air Force Space Command. During his tenure in the U.S. Air Force, General Kutyna served as Chairperson of the Accident Analysis Panel of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident. General Kutyna was Vice President, Space Technology, of Loral Space & Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ:LORL), a leading satellite communications company, from 1993 to 1996, and again from 1999 to 2004. He also served as Vice President, Advanced Space Systems, for Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT), a company principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services, from 1996 to 1999. From September 2004 through 2008, General Kutyna served as a part-time consultant to Loral. As a Four Star Air Force officer with thirty five years’ experience in the development, acquisition and operation of high technology space, electronic, communication, and aeronautical defense systems, General Kutyna brings to the Board important perspectives in connection with the Company’s defense business. General Kutyna’s experience as a technology leader of a Presidential Commission and as a corporate officer in the defense industry makes him a valuable resource to the Board in the area of government policy and procurement.

Victor Renuart

Gen. Victor Eugene Renuart is Independent Director of Griffon Corporation., since January 2014. He was an officer in the United States Air Force for over thirty-nine years prior to his retirement in 2010. General Renuart’s military service culminated with his service as Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command from 2007-2010. During his tenure in the U.S. Air Force, General Renuart served as Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Secretaries Donald Rumsfeld and Robert Gates; Director of Strategic Plans and Policy, The Joint Staff; Vice Commander, Pacific Air Forces; and Director of Operations, United States Central Command. From 2010 to 2012, General Renuart served as Vice President, National Security and Senior Military Advisor to the CEO for BAE Systems, Inc. Since 2012, General Renuart has been President of The Renuart Group, LLC, a defense, homeland security, energy, and leadership consulting firm. General Renuart serves as the Chairman of the Board of Memorial Hospital System located in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Director, University of Colorado Health System, and also serves on the boards of various private companies in the defense industry. As the former Chief Executive and Operating Officer for large military organizations with responsibility for an annual multi-billion dollar budget, General Renuart brings to the Board experience in the management and fiscal oversight of large organizations. His experience as a senior military officer also provides him with experience and insight regarding government policy and procurement.

Kevin Sullivan

Mr. Kevin F. Sullivan is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Sullivan is a Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer at MidOcean Credit Partners, a private investment firm that specializes in U.S. hedge fund investments. Prior to joining MidOcean, Mr. Sullivan was a Managing Director with Deutsche Bank, and a predecessor bank, Bankers Trust, from 1980 until his retirement in November 2012. Mr. Sullivan held positions of increasing responsibility over his thirty-two years at Deutsche Bank and Bankers Trust, including Global Head for Loan Sales, Trading and Capital Markets; Head of Leveraged Finance—Asia; and last serving as Group Head for Asset Based Lending. He was also a member of the Capital Commitments Committee from 2002 to 2012 and a member of the Equity Investments Committee from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Sullivan’s decades of experience in finance, banking and capital markets allow him to assist the Board in evaluating all aspects of potential financing and capital markets transactions.

William Waldorf

Mr. William H. Waldorf is Independent Director of Griffon Corporation. He has been President of Landmark Capital, LLC, an investment firm, for more than the past five years. Mr. Waldorf’s extensive financial and investment experience as an active entrepreneur and President of an investment company for over thirty years brings to the Board the analytical framework of a long-term investor.

Michael Callahan

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Harvey Blau

1,927,140

Robert Mehmel

4,250,940

Ronald Kramer

12,267,200

Brian Harris

1,367,900

Seth Kaplan

1,348,200

Michael Sarrica

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Henry Alpert

177,665

Thomas Brosig

159,665

Blaine Fogg

171,665

Louis Grabowsky

179,665

Bradley Gross

157,665

Robert Harrison

165,165

Donald Kutyna

156,165

Victor Renuart

159,165

Kevin Sullivan

194,165

William Waldorf

164,665

Michael Callahan

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As Of  29 Sep 2017