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

ARTW.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Marc McConnell

40 2015 Chairman of the Board

Carrie Gunnerson

44 2020 President

David King

48 2020 Chief Executive Officer

J. Ward McConnell

88 2015 Vice Chairman of the Board

Michael Woods

33 2020 Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Buffamante

67 2003 Independent Director

David Castle

70 2000 Independent Director

David White

66 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Marc McConnell

Mr. Marc H. McConnell serves as Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. McConnell is currently the President of Bauer Corporation and the Vice Chairman of McConnell Holdings, Inc., both companies owned by J. Ward McConnell, Jr. Mr. McConnell is also the Vice President of Adamson Global Technology Corporation, a subsidiary of McConnell Holdings, Inc. Mr. McConnell further serves as the Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Audit Committee, Chairman of the Executive Committee of West Town Bancorp, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, and has served as a director of West Town Bancorp since 2009. He is also the Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of West Town Bank and Trust, located in Chicago, Illinois, and has served as Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Audit Committee, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Sound Bank, located in Morehead City, North Carolina. In May 2019 Mr. McConnell began serving as a director of Dogwood State Bank in Raleigh, North Carolina. Mr. McConnell has served as a director of the American Ladder Institute since 2004 and served as its President from 2006 to 2010. Mr. McConnell was also named a director of the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association in October 2007, served as its President from 2013 to 2014 and served as its Treasurer from October 2015 to October 2016. Mr. McConnell was appointed to our Board in July 2001 and served as Vice Chairman of the Board from January 2008 to April 2015, at which time he became our Chairman. He is the son of our Vice Chairman and director, J. Ward McConnell, Jr., and currently resides in Kinston, North Carolina. Among other attributes, skills, and qualifications, the Board believes that Mr. McConnell’s involvement and experience in the farm equipment manufacturing industry, particularly in leadership positions with similarly situated companies, contribute to his ability to understand the challenges and opportunities facing the Company and to guide its long-term strategies.

Carrie Gunnerson

Ms. Carrie L. Gunnerson serves as President of the Company. 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, a position she held until February 1, 2020 when the Company appointed Michael Woods its Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Gunnerson intends to resign as President and Chief Executive Officer in the third quarter of fiscal year 2020 following an appropriate transition period for David King to assume the role of President and Chief Executive Officer. 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.

David King

Mr. David King serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. King’s anticipated start date is March 23, 2020 and he will serve in an interim role prior to assuming the role of Chief Executive Officer. The Company intends to enter into a formal employment agreement with Mr. King prior to his start date. Mr. King has a proven executive management track record with over 25 years in the agricultural industry. He is currently the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at VES Environmental Solutions, LLC, a designer and manufacturer of energy-efficient agricultural ventilation and lighting systems, a position he has held since November 2019. He was previously Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Salford Group from June 2013 to November 2019, and he held roles in operations, marketing and international business development at Ag Leader Technology from 1996 to June 2013. Mr. King holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Iowa State University and an M.B.A. from Drake University.

J. Ward McConnell

Mr. J. Ward Ward McConnell Jr. serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. 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 William Woods CPA serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Woods joined the Company in April 2016 and served as a Senior Staff Accountant and as the Controller until his promotion to Vice President of Finance in January 2019. 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 serves as Independent Director of the Company. 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 serves as Independent Director of the Company. 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.

David White

Mr. David Allan White serves as Independent 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.

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