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Tower International Inc (TOWR.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Brown

61 2017 Chairman of the Board

Par Malmhagen

54 2017 President

James Gouin

57 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jeffrey Kersten

49 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Michael Rajkovic

55 2007 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

William Cook

65 2007 Senior Vice President - Global Human Resources

Andreas Meyer

2017 Senior Vice President - Tower Europe

Paul Radkoski

57 2006 Senior Vice President - Global Purchasing

Nanette Dudek

51 2017 Vice President Legal Affairs and Compliance

James Chapman

54 2010 Independent Director

Alison Davis-Blake

58 2014 Independent Director

Frank English

71 2011 Independent Director

Dev Kapadia

45 2007 Independent Director

Derek Fiebig

Executive Director - Investor and External Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Brown

Mr. Thomas K. Brown is a Chairman of the Board of the Company. He became a member of our Board on April 1, 2014. He retired from Ford Motor Company on August 1, 2013, after fourteen years of service in various leadership positions in global purchasing. In 2008, Mr. Brown became Ford’s Group Vice President, Global Purchasing, with responsibility for approximately $90 billion of production and non-production procurement for Ford operations worldwide. From 1997 to 1999, he served in leadership positions at United Technologies Corporation (a multi-national conglomerate), including its Vice President, Supply Management. From 1991 to 1997, Mr. Brown served as Executive Director, Purchasing and Transportation, at QMS Inc., a provider of office printers. From 1976 to 1991, he served in various managerial roles at Digital Equipment Corporation, a computer manufacturer. Mr. Brown also serves on the boards of directors of the 3M Company and ConAgra Foods. Mr. Brown was selected to our Board because of his knowledge of our industry and his experience in purchasing and corporate management.

Par Malmhagen

Mr. Par Malmhagen is President of the Company. He became the President of the Company on January 19, 2017. Prior to that, he served the Company as President, Tower Europe since June 1, 2012. From 1992 to 2012, at Autoliv Inc., a leading global developer and manufacturer of automotive safety systems, Mr. Malmhagen held senior leadership positions in Europe and internationally, including, simultaneously, Vice President Sales Europe and Vice President Volkswagen Global Business Unit from 2009 to 2012, Senior Vice President European Seat Belt Division from 2006 to 2009, Vice President European Technology Center North from 2005 to 2006, Managing Director Eastern Europe, Hungary and South Africa from 1999 to 2005, General Manager China

James Gouin

Mr. James C. Gouin is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He became the Company’s Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2017, following Mark Malcolm’s retirement as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Gouin served as President of the Company from September 1, 2016 to January 19, 2017, when he was succeeded as President of the Company by Pär Malmhagen as part of a management restructuring that Mr. Gouin recommended. Prior to serving as President, Mr. Gouin served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company for nine years. Before joining the Company in 2007, Mr. Gouin was a senior managing director of the corporate financial practice of FTI Consulting, Inc., a business advisory firm. Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Gouin spent 28 years at Ford Motor Company in a variety of senior positions, including as the Vice President, Finance and Global Corporate Controller from 2003 to 2006 and as the Vice President of Finance, Strategy and Business Development of Ford Motor Company’s International Operations from 2006 to 2007. In November 2015, Mr. Gouin joined the Board of Directors of Exterran Corporation, a supplier of compression, production and processing products and services for the oil and natural gas industry, and also serves on its Audit Committee. Mr. Gouin was elected to our Board on January 1, 2017, based on his overall knowledge of the Company and his financial and industry experience, together with the perspective he will bring as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.

Jeffrey Kersten

Mr. Jeffrey L. Kersten is a Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He became the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on September 1, 2016. Prior to assuming that role, he served as the Company’s and Predecessor’s Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller from February 2007. He also had responsibility for Business Development from September 2014 to August 2016. From October 2006 to February 2007 Mr. Kersten was Senior Vice President, Restructuring, for the Predecessor. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Kersten was the Predecessor’s Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. He joined the Predecessor in 1997, holding financial positions within the Predecessor’s Grand Rapids, Michigan offices until 2001, when he relocated to France and became the Predecessor’s European Regional Finance Leader. Mr. Kersten began his career in 1990 with the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen, where he remained until 1997, specializing in mergers and acquisitions.

Michael Rajkovic

Mr. Michael Rajkovic is a Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since August 1, 2007. Prior to assuming that role, Mr. Rajkovic served as a senior member of the operations team of CCM from August 2006 to August 2007 and assisted Mr. Malcolm in various aspects of the 2007 acquisition of the Company from the Predecessor. Mr. Rajkovic was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United States Can Corporation, a global packaging company, from May 2005 to March 2006. Prior to his service with U.S. Can Corporation, Mr. Rajkovic served as Vice President of Finance, North America and as Chairman of the Canadian subsidiary of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, an automotive products manufacturer, from August 2003 to May 2005. Prior to that period, Mr. Rajkovic held a variety of manufacturing and finance positions within Visteon Corporation, an automotive supplier.

William Cook

Mr. William Cook is a Senior Vice President - Global Human Resources of the Company. He has been the Company’s Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources since September 2007. From 2001 to 2007 he held senior human resource leadership positions at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio, including four years as Vice President of Human Resources for Goodyear North American Tire. During a 15 year career at United Technologies Corporation, Mr. Cook held key leadership positions, including four years as head of human resources for Carrier Corporation Residential and Light Commercial Systems, a supplier of heating and air conditioning equipment, and eight years as head of human resources for Otis Elevator Asia-Pacific, a supplier of elevators and escalators.

Andreas Meyer

Mr. Andreas Meyer is Senior Vice President - Tower Europe of the Company. Mr. Meyer joined the Company in 2015 as Vice President Operations of Tower Europe from Hormann Group where he was Managing Director for Hormann Automotive. Since joining Tower, Mr. Meyer has implemented productivity improvements and process standardization through out Tower's European operations.

Paul Radkoski

Mr. Paul Radkoski is Senior Vice President - Global Purchasing of the Company. He has served as the Predecessor’s and the Company’s Senior Vice President, Global Purchasing, since March 2006. Prior to joining the Predecessor, Mr. Radkoski held various positions within Visteon Corporation, an automotive supplier, from 2000 until 2006, including the position of Vice President, North America Purchasing and Supplier Management from 2005 to 2006. Earlier in his career, Mr. Radkoski held various purchasing, manufacturing and logistics positions with Lear Corporation from 1997 to 2000 and automobile manufacturers BMW (from 1993 to 1997) and Honda of North America (from 1986 to 1993).

Nanette Dudek

Ms. Nanette Dudek is a Vice President Legal Affairs and Compliance of the Company. She became the Company’s Vice President Legal Affairs and Compliance on February 1, 2017. Prior to being elected as Vice President, Ms. Dudek was Director of Legal Affairs and Compliance from July 2009. She also serves as the Company’s Corporate Secretary, a position she has held since November 2007. She joined the Predecessor in October 2005 as Legal Services Manager and assisted in various aspects of the 2007 acquisition of the Company from the Predecessor. From 2001 to 2005 Ms. Dudek was Project Manager, Corporate Transactions and Legal Affairs at Visteon Corporation.

James Chapman

Mr. James N. Chapman is an Independent Director of the Company. He serves as non-executive director for CSC ServiceWorks, Inc., an outsourced services provider to multi-family housing and related commercial property managers, and has been affiliated with CSC and affiliates since 1992. Mr. Chapman also serves as a non-executive Advisory Director of SkyWorks Capital, LLC, an aviation and aerospace management consulting services company based in Greenwich, Connecticut, which he joined in December 2004. Prior to SkyWorks, Mr. Chapman held a variety of investment management, advisory and banking positions, covering a range of industries. Mr. Chapman currently serves on the boards of directors of AerCap Holdings N.V., Arch Coal, Inc., and Tembec Holdings, Inc. Mr. Chapman was elected to our Board based on his financial and industry experience.

Alison Davis-Blake

Ms. Alison Davis-Blake is an Independent Director of the Company. She became a member of our Board on October 17, 2014. She currently is serving as Special Advisor to the Provost at University of Michigan working on developing programs to effectively and efficiently bring business education to non-business students at the university and also on developing training programs for new deans. Prior to taking that position, Ms. Davis-Blake was the Dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan from July 2011 through June 2016. Prior to becoming Dean at Ross, Ms. Davis-Blake had been Dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota since 2006; she was the first female Dean at both Carlson and Ross. At both schools she significantly expanded the business program offerings, global study opportunities and student enrollment. She previously served on the faculties at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Texas. Ms. Davis-Blake was elected to our Board based on her business and financial knowledge, expertise in strategic human resource management and organization design, and her experience as an innovative leader in the business academic community.

Frank English

Mr. Frank E. English, Jr. is an Independent Director of the Company. He became a member of our Board on August 24, 2010, transitioned to senior advisor status on September 28, 2010 and was again appointed to our Board on May 17, 2011. Mr. English served as a Senior Advisor at Morgan Stanley & Co. from his retirement from that global financial services firm in 2009 through January 2011. From 1976 to 2009, Mr. English served in various senior roles at Morgan Stanley & Co., most recently as Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Investment Banking from 2002 to 2009. Prior to that, he held positions in research, investment banking, capital markets and fixed income at Morgan Stanley & Co. Mr. English spent a considerable part of his career at Morgan Stanley & Co. analyzing and advising companies in the automotive industry. Since 2009, Mr. English has been a director of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Since April 2011, Mr. English has served as a Senior Advisor to W.W. Grainger, Inc. Mr. English was elected to the board of directors of CBOE Holdings, Inc. in June, 2012. Mr. English was elected to our Board based on his experience with, and knowledge of, the automotive industry and corporate finance.

Dev Kapadia

Mr. Dev Kapadia is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been a Managing Director of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (“CCM”) since 2003. From 1996 to 2003, Mr. Kapadia served in various capacities with The Carlyle Group, a global private investment firm, and Carlyle Management Group, an affiliate of The Carlyle Group dedicated to turnaround and special situation investments. Prior to joining Carlyle in 1996, Mr. Kapadia was a financial analyst with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, an investment banking firm. Mr. Kapadia serves on the boards of directors of several privately held companies. He was a director of Blue Bird Corporation (formerly Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp.) from February 2015 to June 2016. He was elected to our Board based on his knowledge of the Company and Tower Automotive, Inc., the Company’s predecessor (the “Predecessor”), and his experience as a board member of, and senior executive with private equity firms that invest in, other manufacturing companies.

Derek Fiebig