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MSA Safety Inc (MSA.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Lambert

60 2018 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Nishan Vartanian

58 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Kenneth Krause

43 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer

Paul Uhler

59 2016 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Kerry Bove

59 2015 Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Markus Weber

53 2010 Chief Information Officer, Vice President

R. Anne Herman

55 2016 Vice President - Global Operational Excellence, Chief Customer Officer

Douglas McClaine

60 2016 Senior Vice President, Secretary, Chief Legal Officer

Steven Blanco

51 2017 Vice President, President, MSA Americas segment

Gavan Duff

52 2017 Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Latchways

Bob Leenen

44 2017 Vice President, President - MSA International segment

Jonathan Buck

2018 Corporate Controller

Robert Bruggeworth

57 2007 Independent Director

Alvaro Garcia-Tunon

65 2012 Independent Director

Thomas Giacomini

53 2017 Independent Director

Diane Pearse

60 2004 Independent Director

Rebecca Roberts

65 2013 Independent Director

Sandra Rogers

52 2017 Independent Director

John Ryan

74 1981 Independent Director

L. Edward Shaw

73 1998 Independent Director

Elyse Lorenzato

2018 Director, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

William Lambert

Mr. William M. Lambert is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is no longer Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective May 2018. Mr. Lambert was elected Chairman in May 2015; currently a director of Kennametal Inc. Mr. Lambert has served MSA as an employee for 34 years, joining the company as a design engineer, and has worked in a number of executive capacities over the past 20 years. As the Company’s Chairman, President and CEO, and given his long tenure with the Company, Mr. Lambert brings to the board extensive experience in the Company’s business with particular expertise in the oversight and execution of the Company’s business strategy, along with product development, marketing, finance and the global safety products industry.

Nishan Vartanian

Mr. Nishan J. Vartanian is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He began his career at MSA in 1985 as a sales representative based in Atlanta, Ga. Over his 32-year career with the company he has served in a variety of capacities of increasing responsibility, including U.S. National Sales Manager; Director of North America Commercial Sales and Distribution; Director of Integration for General Monitors, the single largest acquisition in MSA’s history; Vice President and Global Business Leader for MSA’s Fixed Gas and Flame Detection business; Vice President of MSA North America; and, most recently, Senior Vice President and President, MSA Americas. Mr. Vartanian received a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1983. He also serves on the governing board of The Butler County Community Development Corporation, which proactively creates an environment for private industry to create and retain jobs.

Kenneth Krause

Mr. Kenneth D. Krause is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. Prior to his present position, Mr. Krause was Vice President, Strategic Finance and Treasurer.

Paul Uhler

Mr. Paul R. Uhler is an Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Prior to his present position, Mr. Uhler was Vice President, Global Human Resources.

Kerry Bove

Mr. Kerry M. Bove is an Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of the Company. Prior to his present position, Mr. Bove was Vice President and President MSA International Segment. Mr. Bove also served as Acting Chief Financial Officer from September to December 2015.

Markus Weber

Mr. Markus H. Weber is an Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Company. Prior to joining MSA, Mr. Weber served as Chief Information Officer of Berlin-Chemie AG, an international research-based pharmaceutical Company.

R. Anne Herman

Ms. R. Anne Herman is Vice President - Global Operational Excellence, Chief Customer Officer of the Company. Prior to her present position, Ms. Herman was Chief Customer Officer and Executive Director, Global Quality.

Douglas McClaine

Mr. Douglas McClaine is an Senior Vice President, Secretary, Chief Legal Officer of the Company. Prior to his present position, Mr. McClaine was Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel.

Steven Blanco

Mr. Steven C. Blanco is Vice President, President, MSA Americas segment of the Company. Prior to his present position, Mr. Blanco served as Vice President and General Manager, Northern North America since August 2015 and prior thereto was Vice President, Global Operational Excellence.

Gavan Duff

Mr. Gavan C. M. Duff is an Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Latchways of the Company. Prior to his present position, Mr. Duff was Executive Director Latchways, Chief Operating Officer; Executive Director and Chief Customer Officer; International Director of Distribution Development; and Western European Sales Director.

Bob Leenen

Mr. Bob Willem Leenen is Vice President, President - MSA International segment of the Company. Prior to his present position, Mr. Leenen was Regional Chief Financial Officer, MSA International and Finance Director, Europe.

Jonathan Buck

Robert Bruggeworth

Mr. Robert A. Bruggeworth is Independent Director of the Company. He is President and Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of Qorvo, Inc. (high-performance RF components and compound semiconductors manufacturer) since January 2015. Prior to the merger of RF Micro Devices, Inc. (“RFMD”) and TriQuijnt Semiconductor, Inc. to form Qorvo, Inc., he was President and CEO of RFMD. As the CEO of a publicly traded international corporation, Mr. Bruggeworth brings to the Company’s board specific expertise in managing a large, global business, along with specific expertise in mergers and acquisitions, manufacturing, marketing and material sourcing for high technology products.

Alvaro Garcia-Tunon

Mr. Alvaro Garcia-Tunon is Independent Director of the Company. He formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wabtec Corporation (a provider of products and services for the global rail industry) since February 2012. Prior thereto Mr. Garcia-Tunon was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Wabtec. He is currently a Director of Matthews International Corporation and Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. As a former Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded international corporation, Mr. Garcia-Tunon has broad skills in overseeing a large international business, along with specific mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and risk management expertise. He also provides the Company’s board with strong financial and accounting expertise. Mr. Garcia-Tunon is also an attorney and CPA.

Thomas Giacomini

Mr. Thomas W. Giacomini is Independent Director of the Company. He is Chairman, President and CEO of JBT Corporation (a leading global technology solutions provider to the food and aviation industries) since May 2014; prior thereto, Mr. Giacomini was President and CEO of JBT Corporation from September 2013 to May 2014. Prior to his roles with JBT Corporation, Mr. Giacomini served as President and CEO of Dover Engineered Systems (a segment of 14 diversified industrial companies for Dover Corporation). Mr. Giacomini is presently the CEO of a publicly traded international corporation, bringing to the Company’s board specific expertise in managing a large, diversified global manufacturing business, along with specific expertise in management, manufacturing, and engineering.

Diane Pearse

Ms. Diane M. Pearse is an Independent Director of the Company. She is Chief Executive Officer, Hickory Farms Holdings, LLC (a speciality foods company) since March 2016. Ms. Pearse was Chief Operating Officer, Garrett Brands, LLC from May 2015 to March 2016, and prior thereto, Ms. Pearse was Senior Vice President, Operations and Merchandising for Redbox Automated Retail, LLC (a fully automated DVD rental company) from May 2011 to May 2015. Prior to joining Redbox, Ms. Pearse was Chief Financial Officer of Crate and Barrel (a home furnishings retailer). Ms. Pearse brings extensive financial, accounting, and operational expertise to the Company’s board, given her substantial financial oversight experience and business leadership for several large consumer products and retail companies.

Rebecca Roberts

Ms. Rebecca B. Roberts is Independent Director of the Company. She is formerly President of Chevron Pipe Line Company since 2006, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Corp. (a petroleum producer), managing more than 10,000 miles of oil and petroleum products pipelines throughout North America; prior thereto, Ms. Roberts was President of Chevron Global Power Generation, maintaining a portfolio of commercial power plants in the U.S., Asia and Europe; currently a Director of Black Hills Corporation and Enbridge Inc. As the former President of a large oil and gas company, combined with her prior international executive leadership positions, Ms. Roberts brings to the Company’s board significant international business management, operations and workplace safety expertise, along with extensive oil, gas and petrochemical industry expertise.

Sandra Rogers

Ms. Sandra Phillips Rogers is Independent Director of the Company. She is Group Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary for Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (“TMNA”) (a leading automobile manufacturer and seller) since April 2017; prior thereto, Ms. Rogers was Group Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of TMNA from April 2015 to April 2017; Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (“TMS”) from July 2014 to March 2015; and Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for TMS from June 2012 to July 2014. Prior to joining Toyota, Ms. Rogers was a partner at the global law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

John Ryan

Mr. John T. Ryan, III is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ryan joined MSA in 1969 and held numerous executive positions throughout his tenure with the Company. He retired as Chief Executive Officer in 2008 after four decades of employment with the Company. Mr. Ryan remains on the board as a director. As the former CEO and long tenured senior executive for the Company, Mr. Ryan brings to the board extensive leadership experience and specific expertise in corporate strategy oversight and execution, as well as extensive safety products industry expertise, particularly in international markets.

L. Edward Shaw

Mr. L. Edward Shaw, Jr. is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Retired (2005) from full time position as Independent Counsel to the Board of Directors of the New York Stock Exchange on regulatory matters; retired (2010) from part time position as Senior Managing Director of Breeden Capital Management LLC (investment management and multi-disciplinary professional services firm); currently a Director of Encompass Health Corporation (previously HealthSouth Corporation). Formerly served in senior legal and executive roles with three international financial institutions including The Chase Manhattan Bank and as a partner in a major international law firm. Given his substantial legal experience, along with his executive experience with three international financial institutions, Mr. Shaw offers the board strong expertise in the legal and financial aspects of operating an international company, including specific skills in corporate governance, risk management and mergers and acquisitions

Elyse Lorenzato