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Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc (SWM.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Kramer

57 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Director

R. Andrew Wamser

44 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Allison Aden

55 2018 Co-Chief Financial Officer

Michel Fievez

59 2014 Executive Vice President, Engineered Papers

Daniel Lister

44 2016 Executive Vice President - Advanced Materials & Structures

Robert Cardin

53 2015 Corporate Controller

William Finn

71 2012 Lead Non-Management Director

Claire Arnold

70 2012 Independent Director

Karl Caldabaugh

70 1995 Independent Director

Jeffrey Keenan

59 2016 Independent Director

John Rogers

55 2009 Independent Director

Anderson Warlick

59 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Kramer

Dr. Jeffrey Kramer, PhD, is appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective May 5, 2017. Dr. Kramer has served as Vice President, Lubricants of Brenntag AG, a distributor of chemicals, since January 2016. From January 2013 through December 2015, Dr. Kramer served as President and Chief Executive Officer of J.A.M. Distributing Company, a distributor of high performance lubricants and fuels. Dr. Kramer previously held various senior positions at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., an industrial gases company, including Vice President and Chief Technology Officer from June 2012 through December 2012 and Vice President and General Manager, Packaged Gases, from 2005 through June 2012.

R. Andrew Wamser

Mr. R. Andrew Wamser is appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company effective as of February 5, 2018. He has served as Vice President, Finance; Investor Relations and Treasurer of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), the country’s number one automotive retailer by revenue, since February 2016 and prior to that, from August 2014 through February 2016, Mr. Wamser served as Treasurer and Vice President, Investor Relations. From December 2012 through August 2014, Mr. Wamser served as Managing Director, Investment Banking; Diversified Industrial Group of Barclays Capital, now known as Barclays Investment Bank. Mr. Wamser previously served in other investment banking roles with Barclays Capital from 2005 through 2012 as well as UBS Investment Bank from 2001 through 2005.

Allison Aden

Ms. Allison Aden is no longer Co-Chief Financial Officer of Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc., effective March 2, 2018. She was appointed Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer in November 2015. Prior to joining SWM, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Americold Logistics, LLC, a global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics in the food industry, from 2012 to 2015. Prior to that, Ms. Aden served as the Chief Financial Officer at Recall Holdings Limited, a global provider of information management solutions, from 2007 to 2012.

Michel Fievez

Mr. Michel Fievez is an Executive Vice President, Engineered Papers of the Company. He was appointed Executive Vice President, Engineered Papers in December 2014. He previously held the title of Executive Vice President, Reconstituted Tobacco at the Company since March 2010. Prior to that, he held the position of President - European Operations from June 2007 to March 2010. From 2003 to May 2007, Mr. Fievez served as General Manager One Side Coated Papers and then Vice President and General Manager Packaging, Metalizing and Office and Graphic with Ahlstrom Corporation, a fiber-based materials company. From 1998 to 2003, he held key management positions, including Managing Director, with Chesapeake Display and Packaging in Europe, and from 1994 to 1998, held the position of Vice President Manufacturing and Technology with Mead Packaging Europe. Before that, he worked for 5 years as Associate and Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company.

Daniel Lister

Mr. Daniel Lister is Executive Vice President - Advanced Materials & Structures of the Company., effective July 5, 2016. Mr. Lister joined SWM from Greif, Inc., a global leader in industrial packaging and services, where he worked since 2005. From 2009 to 2016 Mr. Lister held key international roles including, Vice President, Middle East Development and Division President and CEO of Greif Flexible Products & Services, a Joint Venture with the Al Dabbagh Group. Prior to his international assignments, Mr. Lister led key businesses in North America. Mr. Lister worked for The Dow Chemical Company from 2001 - 2005 where he held several commercial strategy, business growth, and business management roles.

Robert Cardin

Mr. Robert Cardin is Corporate Controller of Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. Mr. Cardin has served as our Corporate Controller since November 2013. Previously, Mr. Cardin served as Controller for Syncreon International Group, a specialized provider of integrated logistics services to global industries, since 2011. Prior to that time he was employed by DENTSPLY International Inc., a worldwide manufacturer of dental products, as Assistant Corporate Controller from 2010 to 2011 and as Group Controller - Dental Consumables Business from 2004 to 2010.

William Finn

Mr. William A. Finn is Lead Non-Management Director of Schweitzer Mauduit International Inc.r. Mr. Finn has served on eight private company boards and is currently the chairman of two such boards and the vice chair of a third such board. He also has extensive experience with service on non-profit boards. He served as the chief executive officer of a paper machine clothing manufacturer with international production sites, including in China. His background as chief executive officer for 24 years of AstenJohnson, Inc., an international manufacturing enterprise and his board experience has given him deep familiarity with management, human resources, financial, sales and general administrative issues. His experience and perspective as an operator of a manufacturing enterprise and with operational and safety excellence initiatives implemented domestically and internationally is of particular relevance to the Board.

Claire Arnold

Ms. Claire L. Arnold is an Independent Director of Schweitzer Mauduit International Inc. Ms. Arnold has served as a director of five NYSE-listed small capitalization companies, including service as the chair of nominating & governance, compensation and audit committees, as well as lead director. As a member of the Company’s Board she has also served in the capacity of Lead Non-Management Director and currently serves as Chair of its Compensation Committee. Ms. Arnold’s broad experience on other boards and board committees allows her to provide substantial value and insight into best governance practices on such critical topics as executive compensation and governance. Ms. Arnold also contributes significant business experience as a member of the Board. From a business perspective, Ms. Arnold was the chief executive officer of a large, private distribution company for fifteen years, building it from $30 million in sales when acquired in a leveraged buy-out to $1.2 billion in sales through organic growth and through a series of strategic acquisitions. The company distributed tobacco products, among other things, giving Ms. Arnold direct insight into dealing with SWM’s major customers. Since 1998, Ms. Arnold has been the chief executive officer of Leapfrog Services Inc., a managed services company and network integrator. Her experience with information technology management systems has been directly relevant to an area in which the Company has made substantial capital investments. Her experience and background as a chief executive officer and service on public company audit committees also qualifies her as a financial expert. Ms. Arnold’s direct experience running a large enterprise, as well as her role in identifying, negotiating and managing the integration of acquisitions, makes Ms. Arnold a valuable asset to the Board in exercising its oversight and input on strategic planning.

Karl Caldabaugh

Mr. Karl. C. Caldabaugh is an Independent Director of Schweitzer Mauduit International Inc., since 1995. Mr. Caldabaugh has served as the chief financial officer of publicly-traded companies outside the paper industry and as the chief executive officer of a private company in the paper industry, including turnaround and distressed company situations. Subsequently, he has served as a principal of The Heritage Group, an investment banking firm that provides strategic planning advice and acts as an advisor in multi-faceted mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Caldabaugh’s background provides the Board with extensive experience related to the Company’s mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions, restructuring programs, evaluation and implementation of growth opportunities and strategic planning, in addition to his experience with financial controls and reporting.

Jeffrey Keenan

Mr. Jeffrey K. Keenan is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Keenan has extensive experience serving on private company boards. He has been a member of 29 boards of directors and is currently a member of two private company boards. He is a senior advisor at Roark Capital Group, a private equity fund with over $5 billion of capital under management. Previously, he was the president, chief operating officer and chief compliance officer of Roark Capital Group. In addition to his diverse experience with a variety of capital management firms, Mr. Keenan is also the former president of The United Company, a diversified private holding company with operations in energy, real estate, and financial services. Mr. Keenan has broadly-based business skills that will add value to the Board’s management of the Company, including strategic planning, financial and U.S. and international tax expertise as well as deep experience in multiple industries. Mr. Keenan has been appointed to the Company’s Audit Committee, where he is one of the Committee’s financial experts and serves on the Nominating & Governance Committee. Mr. Keenan was appointed to the Board as a Class I director by the Nominating & Governance Committee as of February 25, 2016, and was first identified and recommended as a nominee for election to the Board of Directors by a member of the Nominating & Governance Committee.

John Rogers

Mr. John D. Rogers is an Independent Director of Schweitzer Mauduit International Inc., since July 2009. He has extensive experience with large investment fund management firms, ranging from chief investment officer to president and chief executive officer. He served as president and chief executive officer of the CFA Institute, the world’s leading association of investment professionals, for five and a half years until June 2014. Mr. Rogers currently serves as a director and member of the audit, remuneration and nominations and governance committees of OM Asset Management plc., a global investment management firm. In addition, he has served for nine years on the boards of NYSE-listed firms and as a director of multiple non-profit organizations. His chief executive officer experience and extensive experience in the investment management industry, including as an equity and fixed income investor and analyst, has equipped him with a range of skills that relate directly to identifying and driving the elements that create value and maximize the effective utilization of capital. Mr. Rogers is a CFA charterholder. His perspective enhances the Board’s ability to relate to and represent the interests of the Company’s stockholders. Mr. Rogers is one of our Audit Committee’s financial experts, contributing these skills as Chair of the Audit Committee, and currently serves as the Company’s Lead Non-Management Director.

Anderson Warlick

Mr. Anderson D. Warlick is an Independent Director of Schweitzer Mauduit International Inc. As the vice chairman and chief executive officer of Parkdale, Inc., a privately held textile and consumer products company that utilizes domestic and foreign manufacturing sites to produce and compete world-wide in primarily commodity product lines, Mr. Warlick brings experience to the Board in operational excellence, operating in less developed countries and effective management and deployment of fixed assets situated in different positions along the cost curve of competitive facilities. These skills and experience are directly related to developing and guiding the implementation of solutions to the Company’s current and strategic challenges.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Jeffrey Kramer

--

R. Andrew Wamser

--

Allison Aden

1,248,820

Michel Fievez

1,392,220

Daniel Lister

475,450

Robert Cardin

915,541

William Finn

165,000

Claire Arnold

160,000

Karl Caldabaugh

170,000

Jeffrey Keenan

133,246

John Rogers

183,846

Anderson Warlick

166,154
As Of  30 Dec 2016