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Art's Way Manufacturing Co Inc (ARTW.OQ)

ARTW.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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17 May 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Carrie Gunnerson

43 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Interim Chief Financial Officer

J. Ward McConnell

87 2015 Vice Chairman - Elect

Marc McConnell

39 2008 Vice Chairman of the Board

Michael Woods

31 2018 Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance

Thomas Buffamante

66 2003 Independent Director

David Castle

69 2000 Independent Director

Joseph Dancy

61 Independent Director

David White

65 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Carrie Gunnerson

Ms. Carrie L. Gunnerson is President, Chief Executive Officer, Interim Chief Financial Officer of Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. Ms. Gunnerson joined the Company in April 2004 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in July 2004, a position she held until January 2012. Ms. Gunnerson was appointed to the additional roles of President and Chief Executive Officer on October 18, 2007 and to the role of Interim Chief Financial Officer on September 2012. She held this interim position until January 22, 2015 when the Company appointed Amber Murra its Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Gunnerson was again appointed to the role of Interim Chief Financial Officer following Ms. Murra’s departure on May 31, 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Gunnerson was responsible for all of the functions of a controller at Tyco Plastics of Fairmont, Minnesota. Ms. Gunnerson was named a director of the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association, effective in November 2016.

J. Ward McConnell

Mr. J. Ward McConnell, Jr., has been designated as Vice Chairman - Elect of Company., effective April, 2015. Mr. McConnell has been a private investor for more than twelve years. Mr. McConnell was a director of the Company from 1996 to 2001 and returned and has served as a director since February 2002. Our Chairman, Marc McConnell, is the son of Mr. McConnell. Mr. McConnell served as the Chairman of the Board from 2002 to April 2015, at which time he became our Vice Chairman. Mr. McConnell currently resides in Fort Myers, Florida. Among other attributes, skills, and qualifications, the Board believes that Mr. McConnell is uniquely qualified to serve as a director due to his extensive experience in the farm equipment manufacturing industry throughout his career.

Marc McConnell

Mr. Marc H. McConnell is Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. Mr. McConnell has been a private investor for more than twelve years. Mr. McConnell was a director of the Company from 1996 to 2001 and returned and has served as a director since February 2002. Our Chairman, Marc McConnell, is the son of Mr. McConnell. Mr. McConnell served as the Chairman of the Board from 2002 to April 2015, at which time he became our Vice Chairman. Mr. McConnell currently resides in Fort Myers, Florida. Among other attributes, skills, and qualifications, the Board believes that Mr. McConnell is uniquely qualified to serve as a director due to his extensive experience in the farm equipment manufacturing industry throughout his career.

Michael Woods

Mr. Michael Woods is Principal Accounting Officer, Controller of the Company. He joined the Company in April 2016 and served as a Senior Staff Accountant until his recent promotion to Controller. Mr. Woods began his career in 2012 with Brinkman & Reed, CPAs in Estherville, IA as a Staff Accountant where he performed compilations, reviews, audits and tax consulting services. After three years in public accounting, he spent a year and a half as a Senior Staff Accountant with XPO Logistics (formerly Norbert Dentressangle) in Clive, Iowa. Mr. Woods received Bachelor of Science Degrees in Accounting and Finance from Iowa State University and has been a Certified Public Accountant since October of 2013.

Thomas Buffamante

Mr. Thomas E. Buffamante is an Independent Director of ART’S-WAY MANUFACTURING Co Inc,. Mr. Buffamante is a Certified Public Accountant and Director of Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C., where he has been a director and stockholder since 1981. Mr. Buffamante has been a director of the Company since 2003, was appointed to our Audit Committee in 2011, and has served as the Chairman of the Audit Committee since April 2012. He currently resides in Great Valley, New York. Among other attributes, skills, and qualifications, the Board believes that Mr. Buffamante is qualified to serve as a director in light of his ability to understand generally accepted accounting principles, internal control over financial reporting, and disclosure controls and procedures, his experience in analyzing and evaluating financial statements, and his ability to provide oversight with regard to tax filings, tax accruals, and other tax matters.

David Castle

Mr. David R. Castle is Director of Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. Mr. Castle is the retired Director of Operations Worldwide for Avery Weigh-Tronix, LLC. Mr. Castle also serves on the board of directors of the non-profit Peterborough Tai Chi Association. Mr. Castle previously served on the Board from 2000 to 2012, during which time he served as the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Castle rejoined the Board in January 2013 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Compensation Committee. He previously served as a member of the Audit Committee from April 2016 to April 2017. He resides in Ontario, Canada. Among other attributes, skills, and qualifications, the Board believes that Mr. Castle’s previous experience as a Director of Operations of a manufacturing company allows him to make a valuable contribution to the oversight of the Company’s operations, and enables him to identify and understand trends presented in the Company’s financial statements and results of operations.

Joseph Dancy

Mr. Joseph R. Dancy is Independent Director of Art's Way manufacturing Co Inc,. Mr. Dancy is President of LSGI Advisors Inc., a Dallas-based investment advisory firm that specializes in investments in small publicly traded companies, many of which are in the energy and agricultural sectors. He also teaches Oil & Gas Law and Oil & Gas Environmental Law as an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas. He has a Metallurgical Engineering degree from Michigan Technological University, an MBA from the University of Michigan, and a Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University. Mr. Dancy was appointed to the Company’s Audit Committee in January 2013. Among other attributes, skills, and qualifications..

David White

Mr. David A. White serves as Director of the Company. Mr. White has been a general partner and the President and CEO of First Call Services LLC, a private holding company and advisory firm since May 2012. He serves on the boards of directors for Ag Growth International Inc., a Toronto Stock Exchange farm equipment manufacturer, Patient Care Logistics Solutions, a private equity sponsored company, and Avicanna Inc., a Canadian bio-tech company. He previously sat on the board of Sunrise Transportation Holdings LLC, a privately-held U.S. company, from 2015 to July 2018. Mr. White has held a number of senior financial and operating positions with John Labatt Limited, Lawson Mardon Group Inc., and Laidlaw Inc., and most recently was Chief Executive Officer of TransCare Inc., a medical transportation company, from 2008 to April 2012, and President and Chief Operating Officer of Student Transportation of America, a TSX-listed company, from 2005 to 2007. Mr. White has been a Canadian Charted Accountant since 1978, he holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from the University of Toronto, and in 2013 he received the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Mr. White was appointed to the Board in December 2016 and currently serves as a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees. Among other attributes, skills, and qualifications, the Board believes that Mr. White is qualified to serve as a director in light of his involvement and experience in the farm equipment manufacturing industry, board experience, his ability to understand generally accepted accounting principles, internal control over financial reporting, and disclosure controls and procedures, his experience in analyzing and evaluating financial statements, and management experience.

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