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MSA Safety Inc (MSA.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Lambert

59 2017 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Nishan Vartanian

57 2017 President, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Kenneth Krause

42 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer

Paul Uhler

58 2016 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Kerry Bove

58 2015 Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Markus Weber

52 2010 Chief Information Officer, Vice President

R. Anne Herman

54 2016 Vice President of Global Operational Excellence, Chief Customer Officer

Joakim Birgersson

52 2015 Vice President, General Manager, Europe

Steven Blanco

50 2015 Vice President, General Manager, Northern North America

Douglas McClaine

59 2016 Senior Vice President, Secretary, Chief Legal Officer

Gavan Duff

51 2017 Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Latchways

Bob Leenen

2017 Vice President, President - MSA International

Thomas Giacomini

51 2017 Director

Sandra Rogers

2017 Director

Robert Bruggeworth

56 2007 Independent Director

Alvaro Garcia-Tunon

65 2012 Independent Director

Diane Pearse

59 2004 Independent Director

Rebecca Roberts

65 2013 Independent Director

John Ryan

73 1981 Independent Director

L. Edward Shaw

72 1998 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Lambert

Mr. William M. Lambert is 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 Operating Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Vartanian 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, Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. Prior to his present position, Mr. Krause was Vice President, Strategic Finance and Treasurer.

Paul Uhler

Mr. Paul R. Uhler is 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 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 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 of 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.

Joakim Birgersson

Mr. Joakim Birgersson is Vice President, General Manager, Europe of the Company. Prior to his present position, Mr. Birgersson served as Project Director of Europe.

Steven Blanco

Mr. Steven C. Blanco is Vice President, General Manager, Northern North America of the Company. Prior to his present position, Mr. Blanco served as Vice President of Global Operational Excellence.

Douglas McClaine

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

Gavan Duff

Mr. Gavan C. M. Duff is 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

Thomas Giacomini

Sandra Rogers

Ms. Sandra Phillips Rogers is Director of the company. She is a founding member of the Center for Women in Law at The University of Texas School of Law, the recipient of the 2016 Legacy Award from the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, and received the 2017 Champion of Diversity Award from D CEO. She also serves on the Boards of YWCA USA, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and the University of Texas Law School Foundation. In 2017, Texas Lawyer recognized Ms. Rogers as General Counsel Impact Player of the Year. Also in 2017, she was named one of Black Enterprise’s 75 Most Powerful Women in Business and a Burton Foundation Legend in Law. Ms. Rogers received her Bachelor of Journalism and Doctor of Jurisprudence degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. A native of Texas, Ms. Rogers currently resides in Dallas.

Robert Bruggeworth

Mr. Robert Alan 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. Mr. Bruggeworth is presently the CEO of a publicly traded international corporation, bringing 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. 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.

Diane Pearse

Ms. Diane M. Pearse is 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.

John Ryan

Mr. John T. Ryan, III is Independent Director of the Company. He was retired in 2008 as formerly Chief Executive Officer and Chairman 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 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 and 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 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 a international company, including specific skills in corporate governance, risk management and mergers and acquisitions.