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Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc (SWM.N)

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20 Jul 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Kramer

58 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Director

R Wamser

44 2018 Chief Financial Officer and Principal Financial Officer

Michel Fievez

60 2014 Executive Vice President, Engineered Papers

Daniel Lister

45 2016 Executive Vice President - Advanced Materials & Structures

Robert Cardin

54 2015 Corporate Controller

William Finn

72 2012 Lead Non-Management Director

Kimberly Ritrievi

59 2018 Director

Claire Arnold

71 2012 Independent Director

Karl Caldabaugh

71 1995 Independent Director

Jeffrey Keenan

60 2016 Independent Director

John Rogers

56 2009 Independent Director

Anderson Warlick

60 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 the Company's Chief Executive Officer since April 21, 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Kramer was Vice President, Lubricants at Brenntag AG, a German-based company that is one of the world's largest distributors of chemicals, from January 2016 to April 2017. From January 2013 to December 2015, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of J.A.M. Distributing, which was acquired by Brenntag AG in December 2015. Previously, Dr. Kramer had a career of over 25 years at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., during which time he leveraged his technical and commercial expertise and moved through a succession of technical, corporate development and executive leadership roles both domestically and internationally. As a result of his prior service with Brenntag AG and Air Products and Chemicals, Dr. Kramer brings to the Board extensive experience in management and operations of multinational companies. Dr. Kramer's experience as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company provides an in-depth understanding of the Company's operations and complexity and adds a valuable perspective for Board decision-making.

R Wamser

Mr. R. Andrew Wamser is appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company effective as of February 5, 2018. He was appointed Co-Chief Financial officer on February 5, 2018 and, effective March 2, 2018, will become the sole Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer and the Company's Principal Financial Officer. Prior to joining SWM, Mr. Wamser served as Vice President, Finance; Investor Relations and Treasurer of AutoNation, Inc., the largest automotive retailer by revenue in the US. Prior to that Mr. Wamser served as Managing Director, Investment Banking; Diversified Industrial Group of Barclays Capital Plc, now known as Barclays Investment Bank, the investment banking division of Barclays PLC. He also previously held other investment banking roles at Barclays Capital and UBS Investment Bank.

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 five 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 was appointed Executive Vice President, Advanced Materials & Structures on 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 to 2005 where he held several commercial strategy, business growth, and business management roles.

Robert Cardin

Mr. Robert Cardin is Corporate Controller of the Company. 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 the Company. 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.

Kimberly Ritrievi

Dr. Kimberly E. Ritrievi, ScD is Director of the Company. Dr. Ritrievi has over twenty-five years of collective experience in the capital markets and specialty chemicals industries. She is currently President at The Ritrievi Group, LLC, a boutique consultancy firm focused on equity value creation for public and private companies. Prior to joining The Ritrievi Group, LLC in 2005, she served in numerous positions of leadership at Goldman Sachs & Co., including as Co-Head of Investment Research for the U.S., Canada, Latin & South America from 2001 to 2004. Dr. Ritrievi has also served in numerous other positions, including as a Process Development Engineer at ARCO Chemical. Since 2013, Dr. Ritrievi has served as a director of Tetra Tech, Inc., where she serves on the Audit Committee and the Strategic Planning and Enterprise Risk Committee. Dr. Ritrievi is also an advisory Board member for Intrinio Fintech Marketplace. Dr. Ritrievi's financial markets career has given her significant experience in identifying and creating stockholder value by applying short- and long-term time horizons and assessing strategy, capital allocation, business mix, competitive position and execution capabilities. In addition, Dr. Ritrievi has experience in the specialty chemical industry that provides her with insight into the Company's key products and customers. Dr. Ritrievi serves on the Audit and Compensation Committees of the Board and is one of our Audit Committee's financial experts.

Claire Arnold

Ms. Claire L. Arnold is an Independent Director of the Company. 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 the Company., 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. Mr. Caldabaugh is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board and serves on the Nominating & Governance Committee, and has served several terms as SWM's Lead Non-Management Director. In addition, his experience as a chief financial officer provides experience directly relevant to his participation on the Company's Audit Committee as one of the Committee's financial experts.

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 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 serves on the Company's Audit Committee, where he is one of the Committee's financial experts, and serves as Chairman of the Nominating & Governance Committee.

John Rogers

Mr. John D. Rogers is an Independent Director of the company., 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 the Company. 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. Mr. Warlick currently serves on the boards of three private corporations, one of which he serves as lead director, and is a member of their compensation and nominating & governance committees. He previously served as a director of an additional private company, including as the lead director and a member of the audit committee. The experience he acquired in these roles contributes to his service on the Company's Compensation and Nominating & Governance Committees and previously as Lead Non-Management Director.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Jeffrey Kramer

2,653,200

R Wamser

--

Michel Fievez

1,410,980

Daniel Lister

999,912

Robert Cardin

915,541

William Finn

165,000

Kimberly Ritrievi

--

Claire Arnold

160,000

Karl Caldabaugh

204,753

Jeffrey Keenan

168,475

John Rogers

176,099

Anderson Warlick

160,000
As Of  30 Dec 2017