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Twin Disc Inc (TWIN.OQ)

TWIN.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Batten

52 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jeffrey Knutson

52 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Treasurer, Secretary

Malcolm Moore

66 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Donald Nelson

56 2016 Vice President - Operations

Dean Bratel

53 2016 Vice President – Sales and Applied Technology

Denise Wilcox

60 2004 Vice President - Human Resources

Michael Gee

50 2015 Vice President – Corporate Engineering

Debbie Lange

59 2015 Corporate Controller

Michael Doar

62 2008 Independent Director

Janet Giesselman

63 2015 Independent Director

David Johnson

54 2016 Independent Director

David Rayburn

69 2016 Independent Director

Michael Smiley

58 2010 Independent Director

Harold Stratton

69 2004 Independent Director

David Zimmer

71 1995 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Batten

Mr. John H. Batten serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. Mr. Batten was named President, Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this promotion, Mr. Batten served as President and Chief Operating Officer since July 2008, Executive Vice President since November 2004, Vice President and General Manager – Marine and Propulsion since October 2001 and Commercial Manager – Marine and Propulsion since 1998. Mr. Batten joined Twin Disc in 1996 as an Application Engineer.

Jeffrey Knutson

Mr. Jeffrey S. Knutson CPA., serves as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Treasurer, Secretary of the Company. Mr. Knutson was named Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in June 2015. Mr. Knutson was named Vice President – Finance, Interim Chief Financial Officer and Interim Treasurer in February 2015. Mr. Knutson was appointed Corporate Secretary in June 2013, and was Corporate Controller from his appointment in October 2005 until August 2015. Mr. Knutson joined the Company in February 2005 as Controller of North American Operations. Prior to joining Twin Disc, Mr. Knutson held Operational Controller positions with Tower Automotive (since August 2002) and Rexnord Corporation (since November 1998).

Malcolm Moore

Mr. Malcolm F. Moore serves as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Moore was appointed to the role of Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer effective August 1, 2016. He was hired as Executive Vice President – Operations effective July 1, 2015 after resigning from the Twin Disc Board of Directors on June 30, 2015. Prior to joining Twin Disc, Mr. Moore was President and CEO of Digi-Star LLC, a leading supplier of electronic components and software used in precision agriculture. Prior to leading Digi-Star, he held a variety of positions including Executive Vice President and COO, President and COO, and President and CEO of Gehl Company, a publicly-owned manufacturer and distributor of equipment used in construction and agriculture.

Donald Nelson

Mr. Donald J. Nelson is Vice President – Operations of the company. Mr. Nelson was hired as Vice President, Operations in December 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Nelson was President, AeroSpace; Group Vice Executive Vice President at Rexnord Industries, LLC (since 2014), and President, Autolite Spark Plug, a division of UCI-FRAM Group, LLC (since 2012). Prior to these positions, he held several positions at Rexnord Industries, LLC (from 2006-2011), including Vice President/General Manager of Rexnord Aerospace Group, Vice President/General Manager of Rexnord Gear Group, and Director of Operations, Falk. Mr. Nelson also held positions at Alcoa, Inc. and at The Boeing Company.

Dean Bratel

Mr. Dean J. Bratel is Vice President – Sales and Applied Technology of the company. Mr. Bratel assumed his current role on August 1, 2016, after serving as Vice President, Sales and Marketing since January 2015. He served as Vice President, Americas (since June 2013), Vice President, Engineering (since November 2004), Director of Corporate Engineering (since January 2003), Chief Engineer (since October 2001) and Engineering Manager (since December 1999). Mr. Bratel joined Twin Disc in 1987.

Denise Wilcox

Ms. Denise L. Wilcox serves as Vice President - Human Resources of the company. After joining the Company as Manager Compensation & Benefits in September 1998, Ms. Wilcox was promoted to Director Corporate Human Resources in March 2002 and to her current role in November 2004. Prior to joining Twin Disc, Ms. Wilcox held positions with Johnson International and Runzheimer International.

Michael Gee

Mr. Michael B. Gee serves as Vice President – Corporate Engineering of the Company. Mr. Gee was promoted to his current role in January 2015 after serving as Director of Engineering. Mr. Gee joined Twin Disc in 1990 and has held several positions, including: Experimental Engineer, Design Engineer, Project Engineer, Engineering Manager and Chief Engineer .

Debbie Lange

Ms. Debbie A. Lange is Corporate Controller of the company. Ms. Lange was hired as Corporate Controller effective August 4, 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Lange was the Director of Accounting Research & Special Projects at Sealed Air Corporation (since 2011), a global manufacturer and provider of food packaging solutions, product packaging and cleaning and hygiene solutions. Prior to her role at Sealed Air, Ms. Lange held the position of Director of Global Accounting and Reporting at Diversey, Inc. (since 2008), a global marketer and manufacturer of cleaning, hygiene, operational efficiency, appearance enhancing products, and equipment and related services for the institutional and industrial cleaning and sanitation market.

Michael Doar

Mr. Michael Doar serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Doar is a sitting CEO of a public company. His experience includes strategic planning, financial oversight, compensation and organizational competencies. His career in the capital goods industry has exposed him to complex manufacturing and engineering solutions on a global basis. He serves as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Hurco Companies, Inc., Indianapolis, IN (A global manufacturer of machine tools).

Janet Giesselman

Ms. Janet Plaut Giesselman serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Giesselman is the retired President and General Manager of Dow Oil & Gas, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company. She has over 30 years of experience managing agriculture, energy, chemical, and manufacturing businesses in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. From 2001 to 2010, she held numerous senior leadership positions with The Dow Chemical Company including Vice President, Dow AgroSciences, and Vice President, Dow Latex (Switzerland). Before joining Dow, Ms. Giesselman held various leadership positions in sales, marketing and strategic planning with Rohm & Hass Company, a specialty and performance materials company. Ms. Giesselman holds a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science from the University of Florida.

David Johnson

Mr. David W. Johnson is an Independent Director of the Company. Since 2005, Mr. Johnson has served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Johnson Outdoors Inc. He joined Johnson Outdoors in December 2001 as Director of Treasury Services and Financial Analysis. Prior to joining Johnson Outdoors, he held a number of financial positions, first with The Northern Trust Company and later with The Procter & Gamble Company where he led the financial efforts and teams in new business development, brand and operational restructuring, and cost-saving and strategic analysis. Mr. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from DePauw University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

David Rayburn

Mr. David B. Rayburn is an Independent Director of the Company. As a former CEO of a public company, Mr. Rayburn has experience and skill sets in strategic planning, financial oversight, compensation policy and practices as well as organizational structure. In addition, Mr. Rayburn’s background includes international business, mergers and acquisitions, engineering and manufacturing in an industry related to the Corporation. Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Modine Manufacturing Company, Racine, Wisconsin (A manufacturer of heat exchange equipment).

Michael Smiley

Mr. Michael C. Smiley serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Smiley is a sitting CFO of a public company. His competencies include strategic planning, financial oversight, mergers and acquisitions, domestic and international experience in complex manufacturing and engineered and technology products. He serves as the Chief Financial Officer, Zebra Technologies Corp., Lincolnshire, Illinois (A provider of a broad range of innovative technology solutions to identify, track, and manage the deployment of critical assets for improved business efficiency).

Harold Stratton

Mr. Harold M. Stratton, II, serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Stratton is a sitting CEO of a public company. In this capacity he has the requisite strategic planning, financial oversight, compensation and organizational experience for a director assignment. In addition, he has experience in international markets in an industry that has complex manufacturing and a high engineering content. He serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Strattec Security Corporation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (A manufacturer of mechanical and electro-mechanical locks, latches, power opening/closing systems and related security/access control products for global automotive manufacturers).

David Zimmer

Mr. David R. Zimmer serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Zimmer is a former CEO of a public company and has also held a CFO position in a public company. His skill sets include strategic planning, financial oversight, compensation, and organizational development. His career includes international business in complex manufacturing related industries, as well as mergers and acquisitions. He serves as the Managing Partner, Stonebridge Equity LLC, Troy, Michigan, since 2005 (A merger, acquisition and value consulting firm); Formerly Chief Executive Officer, Twitchell Corporation, Dothan, AL (A privately held manufacturer and marketer of engineered synthetic yarns, fabrics, extrusions, and coatings); Also Director, Detrex Corp. and Strattec Security Corp.