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Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (RYAM.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Boynton

53 2014 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Frank Ruperto

52 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance and Strategy

Michael Herman

55 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

James Posze

53 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Chris Black

59 2017 Senior Vice President, Forest Products, Paper and Board Business

Erin Byers

58 2017 Senior Vice President, High Purity and High Yield Cellulose Business

Paolo Dottori

54 2017 Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, External Affairs and Corporate Environmental

William Manzer

60 Senior Vice President - Manufacturing Operations

John Carr

47 2016 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

C. David Brown

66 Lead Independent Director

Matthew Hepler

38 2018 Director

Charles Adair

70 2015 Independent Director

DeLyle Bloomquist

59 2014 Independent Director

Julie Dill

58 2018 Independent Director

Mark Gaumond

67 2014 Independent Director

James Kirsch

60 2014 Independent Director

Thomas Morgan

64 2014 Independent Director

Lisa Palumbo

60 2014 Independent Director

Mickey Walsh

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Boynton

Mr. Paul G. Boynton is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. Previously he held a number of positions of increasing responsibility with Rayonier Inc., including Senior Vice President, Performance Fibers from 2002 to 2008, Senior Vice President, Performance Fibers and Wood Products from 2008 to 2009, Executive Vice President, Forest Resources and Real Estate from 2009 to 2010, President and Chief Operating Officer from 2010 to 2011, President and CEO from January 2012 to May 2012 and Chairman, President and CEO from May 2012 to June 2014. Mr. Boynton joined Rayonier Inc. as Director, Specialty Pulp Marketing and Sales in 1999. Prior to joining Rayonier Inc., he held positions with 3M Corporation from 1990 to 1999, including as Global Brand Manager, 3M Home Care Division. Mr. Boynton serves on the Board of Directors of The Brink’s Company, is also a member of the Board of Governors and its Executive Committee of the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers and a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Jacksonville Branch. From 2012 until 2014 Mr. Boynton also served as a director of Rayonier Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University, an MBA from the University of Iowa and graduated from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Advanced Management Program. As a result of Mr. Boynton’s service as the Company’s President and CEO, and his prior service as an officer and director of Rayonier Inc., he has developed valuable business, management and leadership experience, as well as extensive knowledge of the Company and long-standing relationships with its major customers

Frank Ruperto

Mr. Frank A. Ruperto is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance and Strategy of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. Mr. Ruperto joined Rayonier Inc. (an international forest products company with core businesses in timber and real estate) in March 2014 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategic Planning, a position he held until June 2014. Following our 2014 spinoff, he was appointed to the same position at the Company and was appointed to his current position in November 2014. Prior to joining Rayonier Inc., from 2003 to 2012, he served as Managing Director, Mergers and Acquisitions for Banc of America Securities and, subsequent to their merger, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (each a consumer banking and financial services provider). From 1996 to 2003, Mr. Ruperto held various positions at Merrill Lynch & Co. including Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions. Prior to that, Mr. Ruperto was an Associate with Kidder Peabody & Co./PaineWebber Inc. from 1993 to 1995 and with Smith Barney Inc. from 1995 to 1996. From 1988 to 1991, he was a Corporate Finance Analyst with Alex. Brown & Sons Inc. Mr. Ruperto received a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in economics from Harvard College and holds an MBA, with a major in finance, from The Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Herman

Mr. Michael R. Herman is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. Mr. Herman joined Rayonier Inc. (an international forest products company with core businesses in timber and real estate) as Vice President and General Counsel in September 2003 and was named Senior Vice President and General Counsel in March 2013, a position he held until June 2014, when the Company was spun-off from Rayonier Inc. Following our 2014 spinoff, Mr. Herman was appointed to his current position for the Company. From 1997 to 2003, he was vice president and general counsel of GenTek Inc., and its predecessor company, General Chemical Corporation, which he joined in 1992. Mr. Herman was also counsel to IBM’s Integrated Systems Solutions Corporation for two years and served four years as an associate with the international law firm Shearman & Sterling. Mr. Herman holds a BA in economics and literature and rhetoric from Binghamton University, and a JD from St. John’s University School of Law.

James Posze

Mr. James L. Posze, Jr., is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of the company. From October 2010 to March 2013, Mr. Posze was Vice President, Human Resources at Rayonier Inc. (an international forest products company with core businesses in timber and real estate), and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Human Resources in March 2013, a position he held until June 2014. Following our 2014 spinoff, Mr. Posze was appointed to his current position for the Company. Prior to joining Rayonier Inc., Mr. Posze was with Albemarle Corporation (a manufacturer of polymers and fine chemicals), where he served as Global Director, Human Resources for more than eight years. Mr. Posze holds a bachelors degree in management from Western Kentucky University.

Chris Black

Mr. Chris Black is Senior Vice President, Forest Products, Paper and Board Business of the company. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. Black was Executive Vice President, Forest Products, Pulp and Paper at Tembec. Mr. Black began his career in 1983 with Kimberly-Clark Corporation where, over a ten-year period, he held increasingly senior positions in finance and marketing. In 1992, he joined Navistar as Director of Marketing and continued in the heavy truck industry in several sales and general management roles until joining Tembec in 2000. Mr. Black joined Tembec as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Newsprint Division and was appointed Executive Vice President, Forest Products, Pulp and Paper in 2013. He holds a B.A. in Economics and a M.B.A. (Finance) from York University in Toronto.

Erin Byers

Mr. Erin M. Byers is Senior Vice President, High Purity and High Yield Cellulose Business of the company. Mr. Byers joined Rayonier Inc. (an international forest products company with core businesses in timber and real estate) in September 1988 as Senior Research Specialist for R&D. In May 1993, he transferred to the Sales and Marketing group as a Technical Marketing Representative and in May 2007, he was promoted to Director, Cellulose Specialties. In November 2009, he was promoted to Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Research, a position he held until June 2014. Following our 2014 spinoff, Mr. Byers was appointed Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Research of the Company and was elected to his current position effective December 1, 2017. Mr. Byers holds a bachelor’s degree in Paper Science from the State University of New York and a master’s and PhD from the Institute of Paper Chemistry.

Paolo Dottori

Mr. Paolo G. Dottori is Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, External Affairs and Corporate Environmental of the company. Mr. Dottori joined Rayonier Advanced Materials in 2017 as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, External Affairs and Corporate Environmental, following the acquisition of Tembec. He joined Tembec in 1987, and over the course of his 30-plus year career has worked in various roles in operations and maintenance, engineering, procurement, project management and construction and in energy and environmental management, as well as corporate merger and acquisition transactions. Mr. Dottori is actively involved with industry associations in the electricity and energy sectors and currently acts as a Director and Treasurer of the Board of the Association of Major Power Consumers in Ontario and is a past Director of the Board of the Industrial Gas Users Association. Mr. Dottori holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto and is a member of both the Professional Engineers of Ontario and the Ordre des ingenieurs du Quebec.

William Manzer

Mr. William R. Manzer is Senior Vice President - Manufacturing Operations of the Company. Mr. Manzer joined Rayonier Inc. (an international forest products company with core businesses in timber and real estate) as Vice President, Manufacturing Operations in January 2011, a position he held until June 2014. Following our 2014 spinoff, Mr. Manzer was appointed to his current position for the Company. Prior to joining Rayonier Inc., from September 2001 to December, 2010, he was employed in various senior manufacturing roles for Fraser Papers (a manufacturer of specialized printing, publishing and converting papers) and most recently was Senior Vice President, Business Strategy and Projects. Previously, Mr. Manzer worked from January 1991 to August 2001 for Champion International and from June 1980 until December 1991 for Fraser Papers in various pulp and paper manufacturing roles. His responsibilities have included pulp and paper mills in the US and Canada. Mr. Manzer holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Maine, Orono.

John Carr

Mr. John P. Carr is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of the Company, Mr. Carr joined Rayonier Inc. (an international forest products company with core businesses in timber and real estate) as Controller, Performance Fibers in July 2006, a position he held until June 2014. Following our 2014 spinoff, Mr. Carr was elected Vice President, Controller of the Company and was elected to his current position effective January 1, 2016. Prior to joining Rayonier Inc., from March 2002 to July 2006, he served as Vice President and Controller at The Haskell Company. From October 2000 to March 2002, Mr. Carr was Director of Financial Reporting, Mergers and Acquisitions at CommTec Industries, Inc. and from September 1993 to October 2000, he was an Audit Manager at Arthur Andersen, LLP. Mr. Carr holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting from the University of North Florida. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

C. David Brown

Mr. C. David Brown, II is Lead Independent Director of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. Mr. Brown is Chairman of Broad and Cassel (a law firm based in Orlando, Florida he joined in 1980), a position he has held since 2000. Previously, he served as Managing Partner of the firm’s Orlando office from 1990. Mr. Brown serves on the Board of Directors of CVS Health Corporation and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Orlando Health, a not-for-profit healthcare network. Mr. Brown formerly served as a director of Rayonier Inc. (November 2006 through June 2014), ITT Educational Services (April 2015 through September 2016), Old Florida National Bank, N.A. (January 2005 through February 2015), and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the University of Florida through January 2015. He holds bachelor’s and juris doctorate degrees from the University of Florida. Over a 37-year legal career, Mr. Brown has developed and demonstrated extensive expertise in public company corporate governance, strategy and finance, as well as extensive experience in structuring corporate transactions, both domestically and internationally. We believe his experience and expertise facilitate our Board’s oversight of our corporate strategy, capital structure and commercial transactions.

Matthew Hepler

Mr. MATTHEW P. HEPLER is Director of the company. Mr. Hepler is currently a Partner at Marcato Capital Management L.P. (“Marcato”), a hedge fund. Prior to joining Marcato in March, 2016, Mr. Hepler was a partner at Red Mountain Capital Partners LLC, an investment firm, from March 2015 to December 2015, and was a Managing Director at Relational Investors LLC from 2008 until 2015 where he led the firm’s research team focusing on the industrials and materials sector. Prior to joining Relational Investors in 2008, he spent six years as a Vice President in the investment banking division of Credit Suisse. Mr. Hepler began his career as an analyst in the technology investment banking group at Robertson Stephens. Mr. Hepler serves on the Board of Directors of Terex Corporation. Mr. Hepler has strong knowledge of the chemical industry, manufacturing, capital markets and investment community interests and strategies. He has experience executing value-enhancing initiatives through active engagement with portfolio companies in which his firms have invested. As a result, we believe Mr. Hepler provides insight and knowledge to the Board on matters of importance to many of the Company’s more significant stockholders.

Charles Adair

Mr. Charles Edward (Eddie) Adair CPA is Director of the Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. Mr. Adair has been a partner of Cordova Ventures and Kowaliga Capital, Inc. (venture capital fund management companies) since 1993, where he serves as manager of venture capital funds. Mr. Adair was associated with Durr-Fillauer Medical, Inc. where he served in various capacities including President and Chief Operating Officer from 1973 to 1992. Mr. Adair serves on the Board of Directors of Tech Data Corporation and Torchmark Corporation. Mr. Adair also served on the Board of Directors of PSS World Medical, Inc. (“PSS”), from 2002 through February 2013, when PSS was acquired by McKesson Corp. Mr. Adair is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama. Mr. Adair brings significant experience in public company governance as a director, financial management and accounting, as well as extensive distribution and global supply chain expertise. As a result, we believe he is particularly well suited to contribute to Board oversight of the Company’s governance and overall financial performance, auditing and its external auditors, and controls over financial reporting.

DeLyle Bloomquist

Mr. DeLyle W. Bloomquist is Independent Director of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. Mr. Bloomquist retired in March 2015 as the President, Global Chemical Business of Tata Chemicals Limited (an international inorganic chemical and fertilizer manufacturing company), a position he held since 2009. Previously, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of General Chemical Industrial Products (which was acquired by Tata Chemicals in 2008) from 2004 to 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Bloomquist served at General Chemical Group Inc. in positions of increasing responsibility from 1991 to 2004, including Division Vice President and General Manager, Industrial Chemicals and Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Bloomquist serves on the Board of Directors of Crystal Peak Minerals Inc. f/k/a EPM Mining Ventures Inc., Huber Engineered Materials, Gran Colombia Gold Inc. and PDS Biotechnology Corporation. From July 2016 to July 2017 Mr. Bloomquist also served as a director of Costa Farms, Inc. He also serves on the Board of Business Advisors for the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. Mr. Bloomquist is a graduate of Brigham Young University and holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Julie Dill

Ms. JULIE A. DILL is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Dill most recently served as the Chief Communications Officer for Spectra Energy Corp. (Spectra) (which operated in three key areas of the natural gas industry: transmission and storage, distribution, and gathering and processing) from 2013 until completion of Spectra's merger with Enbridge, Inc. in February 2017. She previously served as the Group Vice President of Strategy for Spectra and the President and CEO of Spectra Energy Partners, LP from 2012 until 2013, and prior to that served as President of Union Gas Limited from 2007 until 2011. Previously, Ms. Dill served in various financial and operational roles with Duke Energy, Duke Energy International and Shell Oil Company. She is also a member of the Advisory Council for the College of Business and Economics at New Mexico State University. Ms. Dill serves on the Board of Directors of QEP Resources, Inc. and served on the Board of Directors of Spectra Energy Partners from 2012 to February 2017. As a result of Ms. Dill’s experience as the President and CEO of a publicly-traded energy company, her strong financial background, investor relations and communications experience and her more than 35 years of experience in the energy industry, including in Canada, we believe she will provide valuable insight and knowledge to our Board’s oversight of the Company’s internal operations, investor relations and communications strategies.

Mark Gaumond

Mr. Mark E. Gaumond is Independent Director of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. Mr. Gaumond is the former Americas Senior Vice Chair - Markets of Ernst & Young (a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services), a position he held from 2006 to 2010. Previously he served as Ernst & Young’s Managing Partner, San Francisco from 2003 to 2006 and as an audit partner on several major clients. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Mr. Gaumond was a Managing Partner with Arthur Andersen from 1994 to 2002 and a partner in the firm’s audit practice from 1986 to 1994. Mr. Gaumond serves on the Boards of Directors of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation, First American Funds, the Fishers Island Development Corporation and the Walsh Park Benevolent Corporation. He formerly served as a director of Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. from July 2013 to September 2014, Rayonier Inc. from November 2010 to June 2014, and is a former trustee of the California Academy of Sciences. Mr. Gaumond holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, College of Arts and Sciences and an MBA from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University. In addition, Mr. Gaumond is a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

James Kirsch

Mr. James F. Kirsch is Independent Director of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. Mr. Kirsch served as the Chairman, President and CEO of Ferro Corporation (a leading producer of specialty materials and chemicals) from 2006 to 2012. He joined Ferro in October 2004 as its President and Chief Operating Officer, was appointed CEO and Director in November 2005 and was elected Chairman in December 2006. Prior to that, from 2002 through 2004, he served as President of Quantum Composites, Inc. (a manufacturer of thermoset molding compounds, parts and sub-assemblies for the automotive, aerospace, electrical and HVAC industries). From 2000 through 2002, he served as President and director of Ballard Generation Systems and Vice President for Ballard Power Systems in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Mr. Kirsch began his career with The Dow Chemical Company, where he spent 19 years and held various positions of increasing responsibility, including global business director of Propylene Oxide and Derivatives and Global Vice President of Electrochemicals. He formerly served as a director of Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. from March 2010 to August 2014 and as the Executive Chairman from January 2014 to August 2014. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University. Mr. Kirsch brings a wealth of senior management experience with major organizations with international operations, and has substantial experience in the areas of specialty materials and chemicals. As a former chairman, president and CEO of a NYSE-listed company, he brings considerable senior leadership experience to the Board and the committees thereof on which he serves.

Thomas Morgan

Mr. Thomas I. Morgan is Independent Director of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. Mr. Morgan is a Senior Adviser to AEA Investors (a New York private equity firm). He was formerly a partner and Lead Director of the Advisory Board of BPV Capital Management LLC (an investment manager of mutual funds) from April 2013 to May 2016. Mr. Morgan also served as the Chairman of Baker & Taylor, Inc. (a leading distributor of books, videos and music products to libraries, institutions and retailers) from July 2008 to January 2014, and served as the CEO from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Morgan also served as the CEO of Hughes Supply Inc. (a diversified wholesale distributor of construction, repair and maintenance-related products) from 2003 to 2006, as President from 2001 to 2006, and as Chief Operating Officer from 2001 to 2003. Previously, he served as CEO of EnfoTrust Network, Value America and US Office Products. He also served for 22 years at Genuine Parts Company in positions of increasing responsibility from 1975 to 1997. Mr. Morgan is a director of Tech Data Corporation. He formerly served as a director of ITT Educational Services, Inc. (January 2013 to September 2016), Rayonier Inc. (January 2012 to June 2014) and as a director of Baker & Taylor, Inc. and Waste Management, Inc. Mr. Morgan holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.

Lisa Palumbo

Ms. Lisa M. Palumbo is Independent Director of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. Ms. Palumbo served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Parsons Brinckerhoff Group Inc. (a global consulting firm providing planning, design, construction and program management services for critical infrastructure projects) from 2008 until her retirement in January 2015. Prior to that, Ms. Palumbo served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of EDO Corporation (a defense technology company) from 2002 to 2008. In 2001, Ms. Palumbo served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Moore Corporation; from 1997 to 2001 she served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Rayonier Inc., and from 1987 to 1997 she served in positions of increasing responsibility, including Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for Avnet, Inc. (a global distributor of technology products). Ms. Palumbo holds bachelor’s and juris doctorate degrees from Rutgers University.

Mickey Walsh

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