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KMG Chemicals Inc (KMG.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Christopher Fraser

59 2013 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Marcelino Rodriguez

57 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Jeffrey Handelman

56 2017 Senior Vice President - Electronic Chemicals

Ernest Kremling

52 2017 Senior Vice President - Industrial Lubricants, Wood Treating Chemicals and Manufacturing Services

Roger Jackson

66 2017 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Gerald Ermentrout

69 2013 Lead Independent Director

George Gilman

75 1996 Independent Director

Robert Harrer

52 2015 Independent Director

John Hunter

70 2011 Independent Director

Fred Leonard

72 1996 Independent Director

Karen Twitchell

62 2010 Independent Director

Eric Glover

2017 Investor Relations Manager

Biographies

Name Description

Christopher Fraser

Mr. Christopher T. Fraser is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Fraser is a director, Chairman of the Board, President and our Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”). He became President and CEO on an interim basis in July 2013, and was selected as our permanent President and CEO in September 2013. He has broad experience in the chemical industry, much of that experience with major, global participants. From 2006 to 2009, he was the President and CEO of Chemical Lime Company, the leading North American producer of calcium based (limestone), alkaline products with various industrial applications including the manufacture of steel, water treatment, flue gas desulphurization, and chemical production. Before joining Chemical Lime, Mr. Fraser was President and CEO of OCI Chemical Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DC Chemical Co., among the world’s leading producers of high quality soda ash and sodium percarbonate. Prior to joining OCI in 1996, Mr. Fraser held various positions of responsibility in sales, marketing, business development, operations and general management. In 2011, Mr. Fraser joined the Operating Partner Program of Advent International, and in that position he advises that global equity firm on investment opportunities in the industrial sector, focusing on chemicals and materials. Mr. Fraser holds Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. Prior to becoming our President and CEO, Mr. Fraser served as a director on our Board since 2008, and became Chairman of the Board in December 2012.

Marcelino Rodriguez

Mr. Marcelino Rodriguez Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of the Company. Mr. Rodriguez joined KMG in 2014 as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, overseeing the company’s corporate accounting and financial reporting. Before joining KMG in 2014, Mr. Rodriguez served as Chief Financial Officer of Paul Mueller Company from 2011 to 2014 and Chief Financial Officer of Lhoist North America from 2000 to 2009. Mr. Rodriguez holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio and earned his Master of Business Administration from St. Mary’s University.

Jeffrey Handelman

Mr. Jeffrey S. Handelman is Senior Vice President - Electronic Chemicals of the Company. Prior to joining KMG, Mr. Handelman was Executive Vice President, Process Materials at Versum Materials, a leading electronic materials supplier to the semiconductor industry. Versum Materials was spun off from Air Products and Chemicals’ electronic chemicals division in September 2016. At Air Products, Mr. Handelman held positions of increasing responsibility, including Wet Process General Manager and Vice President, Global Sales for the firm’s electronics business. Prior to joining Air Products, Mr. Handelman held various business management and strategic development positions at Ashland Chemical and Koch Industries. Senior Vice President - Electronic Chemicals

Ernest Kremling

Mr. Ernest C. Kremling, II, is Senior Vice President - Industrial Lubricants, Wood Treating Chemicals and Manufacturing Services of the Company. Mr. Kremling joined KMG as Vice President-Operations in 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Kremling spent 20 years with the Dow Chemical Company in various manufacturing roles, which included project management and plant and site leadership. During the course of his employment with Dow, he worked in Asia for several years and held positions of global responsibility that covered Asia, Europe and South America.

Roger Jackson

Mr. Roger C. Jackson is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company, Mr. Jackson was elected Secretary in 2001, and became Vice President and General Counsel in 2002. Prior to then, Mr. Jackson had been a partner since 1995 in Woods & Jackson, L.L.P. and had been a partner in the Houston law firm Brown, Parker & Leahy L.L.P. beginning in 1985.

Gerald Ermentrout

Mr. Gerald G. Ermentrout is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ermentrout has over 30 years of experience in industrial gases and electronic chemicals. He joined Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. in 1975 and held various positions until his retirement in early 2007. From 1996 to 2007, Mr. Ermentrout served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Electronic Chemicals Division, which included the high-purity process chemicals business that we acquired in December 2007. In that position, he managed Air Products’ global materials and equipment business serving the semiconductor and flat panel display industries, with responsibility for sales, marketing and operations. During his tenure at Air Products, Mr. Ermentrout also held positions where he managed oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen plants and pipeline systems, as well as managed major acquisitions and divestitures. He served on the board of directors of AZ Electronic Materials, a public company previously listed on the London Stock Exchange from April 1, 2007 until June 1, 2014. He received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Business Administration from Lehigh University. Mr. Ermentrout is the Lead Director on our Board of Directors as well as the chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation and Development Committee.

George Gilman

Mr. George W. Gilman is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gilman served as a director of our subsidiary KMG-Bernuth from 1995 until 1997 and became a director on our Board in 1996. Mr. Gilman has served as the CEO, President and as a director of Commerce Securities Corporation, a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority member firm, since 1982. He practiced law with the law firm of George Gilman, P.C. from 1986 to 1998, and since 1998 has practiced with the law firm of Gilman & Gilman, P.C. He also has been involved in the commercial real estate business since 1987, and currently through Gulf Equities Realty Corp. Mr. Gilman is a certified public accountant. Mr. Gilman is a member of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Robert Harrer

Mr. Robert Harrer is Independent Director of the Company. He is currently Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Renaissance Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which develops and manufactures a broad range of sterile and environmentally controlled products. From March 2014 until December 2015, Mr. Harrer was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Innophos, a leading producer of performance-critical specialty grade phosphate products and nutritional specialty ingredients. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Harrer was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Avantor Performance Materials, a global manufacturer of performance materials and chemicals for leading-edge electronics, biopharmaceutical, laboratory and research applications. Avantor is owned by New Mountain Capital LLC, a private equity firm, for which Mr. Harrer worked as a business consultant prior to the acquisition of Avantor. From 2000-2009, Mr. Harrer worked for Rohm and Haas in various leadership positions, including Chief Financial Officer of the Electronic Materials business, Director of Finance of the European Region, and Corporate Controller and Director of Financial Planning at Rohm and Haas’ Philadelphia headquarter. Following The Dow Chemical Company’s acquisition of Rohm and Haas in 2009, Mr. Harrer served as division controller at Dow. Mr. Harrer earned his Master of Business Administration and Mathematics at Albert Einstein University in Ulm, Germany.

John Hunter

Mr. John C. Hunter, III, is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hunter has over 40 years of global chemical industry experience. He began his career in 1969 with Monsanto Company, and for the next three decades held positions of increasing responsibility in areas such as engineering, sales, and management. He was appointed Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific, for the Specialty Chemicals Division of Monsanto Chemical Company in 1989, and Vice President and General Manager, Fibers Division and Asia-Pacific for the Chemicals Group, an operating unit of Monsanto Company, in 1993. Mr. Hunter became President of the Fibers Business Unit in 1995. In September 1997, Monsanto spun off its chemicals business as Solutia Inc., and Mr. Hunter was appointed its President and Chief Operating Officer. He became President and Chief Executive Officer of Solutia in May 1999, and added the role of Chairman of the Board in December 1999. Mr. Hunter retired as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Solutia in 2004. Mr. Hunter is currently a member of the board of directors and chair of the compensation and nominating committee of Edgewell Personal Care. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston.

Fred Leonard

Mr. Fred C. Leonard, III, is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Leonard served as a director of our subsidiary KMG-Bernuth from 1992 until 1997, and served as the Secretary of KMG-Bernuth from 1993 until 2001. From 1972 through April 2015, Mr. Leonard served as the Chair of the Board, CEO and President of Valves Incorporated of Texas, Inc. (“Val-Tex”), a manufacturing company located in Houston, Texas, prior to our acquisition of Val-Tex. Mr. Leonard currently serves as a board member of Integrity Bank, SSB, an independent community bank in Houston, Texas, and DKI Investments Incorporated, a private Texas Corporation formed to acquire and operate companies. Mr. Leonard is the Chair of our Compensation and Development Committee and a member of our Audit Committee.

Karen Twitchell

Ms. Karen A. Twitchell is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Twitchell is a member of the board of directors of Kraton Corp., where she is on the Audit and Compensation and Development Committees. In addition, she is on the board of Trecora Resources, where she is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. From 2010 to 2013, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Landmark Aviation, where she was responsible for all financial and strategic planning functions. Previously, Ms. Twitchell was Vice President and Treasurer of LyondellBasell Industries from 2001 to 2009, where she was responsible for global treasury operations for this worldwide chemical and refining company. Before that, she had served as Vice President and Treasurer of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation and of Southdown Inc. Prior to joining Southdown, Ms. Twitchell was an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston in its corporate finance department. Ms. Twitchell holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wellesley College and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. Ms. Twitchell is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Eric Glover

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Christopher Fraser

6,805,800

Marcelino Rodriguez

323,100

Jeffrey Handelman

1,338,740

Ernest Kremling

967,684

Roger Jackson

686,668

Gerald Ermentrout

152,916

George Gilman

129,916

Robert Harrer

129,916

John Hunter

133,249

Fred Leonard

138,916

Karen Twitchell

141,916

Eric Glover

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As Of  30 Jul 2017