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Coffee Holding Co Inc (JVA.OQ)

JVA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Andrew Gordon

54 2004 President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Director

David Gordon

51 1995 Executive Vice President - Operations, Secretary, Director

Daniel Dwyer

59 1998 Director

Gerard DeCapua

54 1997 Independent Director

Barry Knepper

65 2013 Independent Director

John Rotelli

57 2005 Independent Director

George Thomas

67 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Andrew Gordon

Mr. Andrew Gordon is President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Director of Coffee Holding Co Inc. He is responsible for managing Coffee Holding’s overall business and has worked for Coffee Holding for over 32 years, previously as a Vice President from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Gordon has worked in all capacities of Coffee Holding’s business and serves as the direct contact with its major private label accounts. Mr. Gordon received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Emory University. He is the brother of David Gordon. Through his experience as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, as well as his over 32 years of service with the Company, Mr. Gordon has demonstrated the requisite qualifications and skills necessary to serve as an effective director.

David Gordon

Mr. David Gordon is Executive Vice President – Operations, Secretary and Director of the Company. He is responsible for managing all aspects of Coffee Holding’s roasting and blending operations, including quality control, and has worked for Coffee Holding for 34 years, previously as an Operating Manager from 1989 to 1995. He is a charter member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, or SCAA. Mr. Gordon attended Baruch College in New York City. He is the brother of Andrew Gordon. Through his 35 years of service with the Company, Mr. Gordon has demonstrated the requisite qualifications and skills necessary to serve as an effective director. We believe Mr. Gordon’s extensive institutional knowledge and leadership are invaluable to Coffee Holding’s current and future successes. Mr. Gordon’s leadership, as demonstrated by the launch of the Specialty Green segment of the business as well as the founding of the SCAA, is a valuable resource for Coffee Holding’s business development and future strategy.

Daniel Dwyer

Mr. Daniel Dwyer is Director of the Company. Mr. Dwyer is the Chief Executive Officer at Rothfos Corporation, a green coffee bean supplier, and prior to that, had been a senior coffee trader at Rothfos, since 1995. Mr. Dwyer is responsible for our account with Rothfos. We paid Rothfos approximately $22.1 million, $17.5 million and $31.2 million for green coffee purchases in fiscal years 2015, 2014 and 2013, respectively. All purchases are made on arms’ length terms. We believe that Mr. Dwyer’s experience with the coffee industry will enable him to provide the Board with beneficial insight for Coffee Holding’s business development and strategy. Mr. Dwyer’s relationship with Rothfos has helped to foster a beneficial relationship between Rothfos and Coffee Holding. Mr. Dwyer serves on the board of directors of the National Coffee Association.

Gerard DeCapua

Mr. Gerard DeCapua is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. DeCapua has had his own law practice in Rockville Centre, New York since 1986. Mr. DeCapua received his law degree from Pace University. We believe that Mr. DeCapua’s legal experience brings significant knowledge regarding legal issues Coffee Holding faces and provide him with the skills and qualifications to serve as a director.

Barry Knepper

Mr. Barry Knepper is Independent Director of the Company. From July 2004 to the present, Mr. Knepper has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of CFO Business Solutions, a management consulting firm. Mr. Knepper was the Chief Financial Officer for TruFoods Corporation, a growth oriented franchise management company from April 2001 through June 2004. From January 2000 through March 2001, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Offline Entertainment, an early stage television and motion picture production company. From 1982 through 1999, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Unitel Video, Inc., a formerly publicly-traded nationwide high tech service company in the television, film and new media fields.

John Rotelli

Mr. John Rotelli is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Rotelli has over 37 years of experience in the green coffee industry business consisting of procurement from growing countries, every aspect of traffic and warehousing, quality analysis, and knowledge of both suppliers and competitors. Mr. Rotelli is currently the Vice President of L.J. Cooper Company, one of the largest green coffee brokers and agents in North America. He is also a director of the Green Coffee Association. Mr. Rotelli’s industry and business experience provides the Board with valuable expertise within the coffee industry as well as beneficial relationships that can help form new beneficial relationships for Coffee Holding.

George Thomas

Mr. George F. Thomas is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Thomas has over 35 years of domestic and international corporate business experience in top management positions. Since February 2007, Mr. Thomas has served as a Principal at Radix Consulting Corporation, a consulting firm which provides specialized advice in the field of electronic payments. From 1981 through 2007, Mr. Thomas served in a number of positions at The Clearing House Payments Company L.L.C., a limited liability company which operates electronic payment systems, including such positions as Executive Vice President of the Payments Services Division, President of the Electronic Payments Network, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Information Technology and Vice President of Technical Services and Systems Development. Since 2007, Mr. Thomas has served as a director of eGistics, Inc., a provider of cloud-based document and data management solutions which was acquired by Top Image Systems, Ltd. (NASDAQ: TISA) in 2014.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Andrew Gordon

390,671

David Gordon

349,402

Daniel Dwyer

--

Gerard DeCapua

--

Barry Knepper

--

John Rotelli

--

George Thomas

--
As Of  30 Oct 2015

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