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Omega Protein Corp (OME.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gary Goodwin

69 2013 Presiding Independent Chairman of the Board

Bret Scholtes

47 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Andrew Johannesen

49 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Mark Griffin

48 2013 President – Animal Nutrition

Matthew Phillips

45 2013 Chief Commercial Officer – Nutegrity

Joseph Vidal

55 2016 President - Human Nutrition Division

John Held

54 2006 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Mark Livingston

53 2015 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Montgomery Deihl

53 2015 Vice President - Operations

Celeste Clark

63 2017 Director

Stephen Bryan

70 2014 Independent Director

Michael Christodolou

55 2016 Independent Director

David Clarke

75 2016 Independent Director

David Owen

58 2010 Independent Director

David Wehlmann

58 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gary Goodwin

Mr. Gary R. Goodwin is Presiding Independent Chairman of the Board of Omega Protein Corporation. Mr. Goodwin currently manages his personal investments. Mr. Goodwin served as a Principal and Vice President — Crude Oil Marketing of Texon, L.P., a privately held crude oil marketing company from 1996 until his retirement in March 2010.

Bret Scholtes

Mr. Bret D. Scholtes is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Prior thereto, Mr. Scholtes served as the Company’s Senior Vice President — Corporate Development from April 2010 to December 2010 and as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from January 2011 to December 2011. From 2006 to April 2010, Mr. Scholtes served as a Vice President at GE Energy Financial Services, a global energy investment firm. Prior to that, Mr. Scholtes held positions with two publicly traded energy companies. Mr. Scholtes also has five years of public accounting experience.

Andrew Johannesen

Mr. Andrew C. Johannesen is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He was Treasurer from July 2011 to December 2011. From 2010 to July 2011, Mr. Johannesen served as Vice President and Treasurer of Westlake Chemical Corporation, a chemicals and plastic products manufacturer. From 2007 to December 2010, Mr. Johannesen served as Vice President and Treasurer of RRI Energy, Inc. (formerly Reliant Energy, Inc.), an electricity and energy service provider, and from 2005 to 2007 served as Vice President and Assistant Treasurer of RRI. Prior to that, Mr. Johannesen held various corporate development and finance positions at Reliant Energy and worked for Exxon Mobil Corporation and a major public accounting firm. Mr. Johannesen is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mark Griffin

Dr. Mark Edward Griffin is President – Animal Nutrition of the Company. He served Vice President — Research and Development from July 2009 to December 2010 and as Senior Vice President — R&D and Sales and Marketing since January 2011. During 2009, Dr. Griffin served as Technical Director of the Specialty Group of Land O’Lakes Purina Feed, LLC, a co-operative of agricultural producers and marketer of agriculture food products. From 2003 to April 2009, Dr. Griffin served as Director of the Zoo and Aquaculture divisions of Land O’Lakes Purina Feed, LLC. Dr. Griffin also previously held several positions in the aquaculture, companion animal, zoo and private label divisions of Purina Mills, Inc. and Land O’Lakes Purina Feed, LLC.

Matthew Phillips

Mr. Matthew W. Phillips was Chief Commercial Officer – Nutegrity, a subsidiary of Omega Protein Corporation. And the President of Cyvex Nutrition, Inc. (a subsidiary acquired by the Company in December 2010) since March 2008. Prior thereto, Mr. Phillips served as Vice President, Marketing and Sales American/Europe for BI Nutraceuticals, a botanical ingredient supplier, from January 2002 until March 2008. Prior thereto, Mr. Phillips held sales and marketing positions of increasing responsibility with various botanical, nutrition and wellness companies.

Joseph Vidal

Mr. Joseph R. Vidal is President - Human Nutrition Division of the Company. Mr. Vidal has also served since 2005 as President – Bioriginal Food & Science, a subsidiary acquired by the Company in September 2014, and has also served as Bioriginal’s Chief Financial Officer from 1999 to 2005. From 1991 to 1998, Mr. Vidal was employed by Hitachi Canadian Industries, a turbine and generator manufacturer, where his career included positions as General Manager, Deputy General Manager, Production Manager, and Accounting and Human Resources Manager. Mr. Vidal’s experience also includes eight years with KPMG, an audit, tax and advisory firm, where he was a manager in the Accounting Systems group in the Saskatoon, Canada office and a manager in the Information Technology Group in Toronto, Canada.

John Held

Mr. John D. Held is an Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. He has served as General Counsel since 2002 and various other positions with the Company since 2000. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Held was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of American Residential Services, Inc., a then public company engaged in the consolidation of the air-conditioning, plumbing and electrical service industries. Prior to that, Mr. Held practiced law with Baker Botts LLP in Houston, Texas.

Mark Livingston

Mr. Mark Livingston is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Livingston served as the Director of Financial Reporting since June 2012 at ION Geophysical Corporation (“ION”), a geoscience company providing seismic services to the oil and gas industry. Prior thereto, Mr. Livingston was the Director of Internal Audit at ION since March 2008. Before joining ION, Mr. Livingston served as Director of Internal Audit at Symetra Financial Corporation and Qwest Communications Inc. Additionally, Mr. Livingston worked in internal audit positions at other public companies and at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP, nationally based accounting firms. Mr. Livingston is a Certified Public Accountant.

Montgomery Deihl

Mr. Montgomery C. Deihl is Vice President - Operations of the Company. He was Senior Director of Operations from January 2015 to March 2015, as Senior Director — Fishing Plant Operations from April 2012 to January 2015, and as General Manager of the Company’s Reedville, Virginia facility from August 2009 to April 2012. Prior to joining the Company in August 2009, Mr. Deihl was a Senior Managing Consultant for IBM Corporation (supply chain management) from July 2007 to July 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Deihl served in the United States Air Force from 1987 to 2007, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Mr. Deihl is a fourth generation menhaden fisherman.

Celeste Clark

Dr. Celeste A. Clark is an Director of the Company. She has been a principal at Abraham Clark Consulting, LLC, a health and regulatory policy consulting firm, since 2012. Dr. Clark has served for almost 35 years at Kellogg Company, most recently as the company’s senior vice president of global public policy and external relations, chief sustainability officer and a member of the global executive leadership team. Dr. Clark also served as president of the Kellogg Citizenship Fund, the company’s philanthropic entity, and was a company liaison worldwide between professional organizations, academic institutions, government agencies, and industry associations on nutrition, health policy and advertising practices. Dr. Clark served as a director and member of the nominating and governance and compensation committees of Diamond Foods, Inc. until its 2016 acquisition by Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. She is a director of AdvancePierre Foods and chairs the nominating and governance committee and is a member of the audit committee, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company where she has served on the nominating and governance and risk and compliance committees and currently serves on the science and technology and audit committees, a member of the board of trustees and the audit and board development committees of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and she is a member of the board of directors and nominating and governance committee of AAA Michigan. Dr. Clark is an adjunct professor in Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University. She is the principal of Abraham Clark Consulting, LLC which specializes in leadership development, health policy and regulatory affairs. In addition to her global business experience, Dr. Clark has industry experience in various nutrition, consumer products, public policy, risk management, governance and philanthropic matters.

Stephen Bryan

Mr. Stephen C. Bryan is Independent Director of Omega Protein Corporation. Mr. Bryan currently manages his personal investments. Mr. Bryan served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Delavau, LLC, a vitamin and mineral supplement and technology-based food ingredient manufacturer, from 2003 to March 2013 and was responsible for directing all aspects of Delavau’s business with a focus on sales, operations and product development. Prior thereto, Mr. Bryan was President of the Great Lakes Division of TCI/AT&T Broadband, a cable, telecommunications and internet service company, and President of Entenmann’s Bakery Company, a fresh baked goods manufacturing company. Mr. Bryan also has more than twenty years of general management and marketing experience with Kraft Foods, General Foods, and Frito-Lay. Mr. Bryan also served as a pilot for the U.S. Navy.

Michael Christodolou

Mr. Michael N. Christodolou is an Independent Director of the Company. He is the manager of Inwood Capital Management LLC, which he founded in 2000. From 1988 to 1999 he was employed by Bass Brothers/Taylor & Company, an investment firm associated with the Bass family of Fort Worth, Texas. Since 1999, Mr. Christodolou has been a director and member of the audit, compensation and corporate governance & nominating (“CG&N”) committees at Lindsay Corporation, an NYSE-listed manufacturer of agricultural irrigation equipment and infrastructure products. He served as chairman of the board at Lindsay Corporation from 2003 to January 2015 and also chaired its CG&N committee and the executive committee during that period. Previously he chaired its audit committee from 1999 until 2003. From 1998 to 2001, he served as a director of XTRA Corporation, an NYSE-listed lessor of transportation equipment. He served as chairman of XTRA Corporation’s audit committee and a member of its compensation committee until XTRA was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. in September 2001. In 2011, he joined the board of Quest Capital Group LLC, a private company which managed and leased transportation equipment. He served as an independent director along with two operating partners and two private equity representatives until the company was acquired in June 2015. Mr. Christodolou received a B.S. in Economics and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

David Clarke

Mr. David H. Clarke is an Independent Director of the Company. He served from 1989 through 1995, as Executive Chairman of International Proteins Corporation, subsequently Marine Harvest International, Inc., an American Stock Exchange listed company, then one of the largest aquaculture companies in the world engaged in fishing for menhaden, sardines and anchovies in the United States and Panama, and the production, distribution and trading of fishmeal and fish oil worldwide, as well as farming Atlantic salmon in Scotland and Chile and shrimp in Ecuador. Prior thereto, Mr. Clarke was President and Chief Executive Officer of his family’s menhaden fish meal business, Seacoast Products, Inc., which had operations in Cameron, Louisiana, Intracoastal City, Louisiana, Morgan City, Louisiana, Moss Point, Mississippi, Port Monmouth New Jersey and Beaufort North Carolina. Seacoast Products, Inc. was sold to Hanson plc in 1973 and was subsequently sold to Zapata Corporation, the predecessor of Omega Protein Corporation. Currently, Mr. Clarke is the Chief Executive Officer of GSB Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of his family’s private business engaged in real estate development and investments. From 1995 to July 2016, Mr. Clarke was on the board and Audit Committee of Fiduciary Trust Company International, a money manager, which is a subsidiary of NYSE listed Franklin Resources, Inc. Since January 2016, Mr. Clarke has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Monster Digital, Inc., a company engaged in the consumer electronics business. From June 2010 until October 2014, Mr. Clarke served as Chairman of Hong Kong based United Pacific Industries, Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Clarke served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NYSE listed Jacuzzi Brands, Inc., a multi-billion dollar international conglomerate, from June 1995 until October 2006.

David Owen

Mr. David A. Owen is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Owen has been a partner in the law firm of Dickinson Wright PLLC since January 2015. Prior to that date, Mr. Owen was a partner in the law firm of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and its predecessor entity, Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC, for more than five years, where he served in firm management as Deputy Chairman, a member of the Compensation Committee and various other management positions. He represents businesses in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters. Mr. Owen’s litigation practice includes environmental, agribusiness, anti-trust, securities and environmental enforcement matters. Mr. Owen received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University and his JD from Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law.

David Wehlmann

Mr. David W. Wehlmann is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wehlmann is currently a business consultant and private investor. Mr. Wehlmann served as Executive Vice President, Investor Relations of Precision Drilling Corporation, a publicly traded oilfield services company, until March 2012. He assumed this position in December 2008 upon the acquisition of Grey Wolf, Inc. by Precision Drilling Corporation. Mr. Wehlmann previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Grey Wolf, Inc., a publicly traded oilfield services company, from March 2003. He was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Grey Wolf, Inc. from February 1998 to March 2003. He joined Grey Wolf in July 1996 and served as Vice President and Controller. Mr. Wehlmann has served as a director of Xtreme Drilling and Coil Services Corp., a publicly traded Canadian-based land rig drilling contractor, since May 2013, and as a director of Paragon Offshore plc, a publicly traded provider of offshore drilling services, from August 2014 to November 2016. Mr. Wehlmann is a Certified Public Accountant.