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Belden Inc (BDC.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Stroup

54 2020 Executive Chairman of the Board

Roel Vestjens

45 2020 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Hendrikus Derksen

51 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance

Ashish Chand

45 2019 Executive Vice President - Industrial Automation

Brian Anderson

45 2015 Senior Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Paul Turner

56 2017 Senior Vice President of Sales

Dean McKenna

51 2015 Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Leo Kulmaczewski

2018 Senior Vice President - Operations and Lean Enterprise

Douglas Zink

44 2013 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

David Aldrich

63 2018 Lead Independent Director

Nancy Calderon

2020 Director

Lance Balk

62 2000 Independent Director

Steven Berglund

68 2013 Independent Director

Diane Brink

61 2017 Independent Director

Judy Brown

51 2008 Independent Director

Bryan Cressey

70 2018 Independent Director

Jonathan Klein

62 2015 Independent Director

George Minnich

70 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Stroup

Mr. John S. Stroup serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. His experience in strategic planning and general management of business units of other public companies, coupled with his in-depth knowledge of the Company, makes him an integral member of the Board and a highly qualified intermediary between management and the Company’s non-employee directors. From 2000 to the date of his appointment with the Company, he was employed by Danaher Corporation, a manufacturer of professional instrumentation, industrial technologies, and tools and components. At Danaher, he initially served as Vice President, Business Development. He was promoted to President of a division of Danaher’s Motion Group and later to Group Executive of the Motion Group. Earlier, he was Vice President of Marketing and General Manager with Scientific Technologies Inc. Mr. Stroup received a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Stroup is a director of RBS Global, Inc. RBS Global manufactures power transmission components, drives, conveying equipment and other related products under the Rexnord name.

Roel Vestjens

Mr. Roel Vestjens serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Vestjens joined Belden in 2006 as Director of Marketing for the EMEA region. Since then he held roles of increasing responsibility in Sales and Marketing, Operations, and General Management of Belden's business units in North America, EMEA, and APAC, where he resided in all those regions. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President, Industrial Solutions since February 2018, and Executive Vice President, Industrial Solutions and Broadcast IT Solutions from January 2017 to February 2018. Mr. Vestjens joined Belden from Royal Philips Electronics where he held various European sales and marketing positions. Mr. Vestjens holds a bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering and a Master of Science and Management degree from Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands.

Hendrikus Derksen

Mr. Hendrikus P. C. Derksen serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance of the Company. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Corporate Finance from July 2011 to December 2011 and Treasurer and Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis of the Company from January 2010 to July 2011. In August of 2003, he became Vice President, Finance for the Company’s EMEA division, after joining the Company at the end of 2000. Prior to joining the Company, he was Vice President and Controller of Plukon Poultry, a food processing company from 1998 to 2000, and has 5 years’ experience in public accounting with Price Waterhouse and Baker Tilly. Mr. Derksen has a M.A. in Accounting from the University of Arnhem in the Netherlands and holds a doctoral degree in Business Economics in addition to an Executive Master of Finance & Control from Tias Business School in the Netherlands.

Ashish Chand

Mr. Ashish Chand serves as Executive Vice President - Industrial Automation of the Company. Prior to that, he served as Managing Director, Industrial Solutions, for the Company’s APAC division from August 2017 to June 2019. Mr. Chand joined the Company in 2002 and has assumed positions of increasing responsibility in sales and marketing, operations, business development and general management since that time. Prior to joining Belden, Mr. Chand had experience in the oil and gas and non-ferrous metals segments. Mr. Chand holds a doctoral degree in Business from the City University of Hong Kong, an M.B.A. from XLRI Jamshedpur, India and a B.A. from Loyola College Chennai, India.

Brian Anderson

Mr. Brian E. Anderson J.D. serves as Senior Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company. Prior to that, he served as Corporate Attorney for the Company from May 2008 through March 2015. Prior to joining Belden, Mr. Anderson was in private practice at the law firm Lewis Rice. Mr. Anderson has a B.S.B. in Accounting and an M.B.A. from Eastern Illinois University and holds a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis.

Paul Turner

Mr. Paul Turner serves as Senior Vice President of Sales of the Company. Mr. Turner joined Belden in 2006, and has held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility within Belden’s sales organization since that time. Before joining Belden, Mr. Turner spent five years in the private sector in a subcontract manufacturing company based in the United Kingdom, ultimately serving in the post of Managing Director. Prior to that experience, Mr. Turner spent 13 years with the 3M Company in the United Kingdom, holding roles of increasing responsibility within 3M’s commercial organization across the EMEA region.

Dean McKenna

Mr. Dean McKenna serves as Senior Vice President of Human Resources of the Company. Prior to joining Belden, he was Vice President of Human Resources for the international business of SC Johnson. Prior to SC Johnson, he worked in various senior international human resource, organizational development and talent positions at Ingredion, Akzo Nobel and ICI Group PLC. He received his degree in Strategic Human Resource Management at the Nottingham Business School in the United Kingdom.

Leo Kulmaczewski

Mr. Leo Kulmaczewski serves as Senior Vice President - Operations and Lean Enterprise of the Company. Prior to joining Belden, Mr. Kulmaczewski was employed by Leica Biosystems, a division of Danaher Corporation, in various operations roles in the medical devices industry, the most recent of which was Vice President, Operations, Global Supply Chain and Danaher Business System. Prior to joining Leica in 2014, he worked for Thermo Fisher Scientific, Honeywell and Motorola, among other companies. Mr. Kulmaczewski has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and an M.B.A. from DePaul University.

Douglas Zink

Mr. Douglas Zink CPA serves as Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of the Company. Prior to that, he has served as the Company’s Vice President, Internal Audit; Corporate Controller; and Director of Financial Reporting, after joining Belden in May 2007. Prior to joining the Company, he was a Financial Reporting Manager at TLC Vision Corporation, an eye care service company, from 2004 to 2007, and has five years of experience in public accounting with KPMG LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Accounting from Texas Christian University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

David Aldrich

Mr. David J. Aldrich serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. The Board recruited Mr. Aldrich based on his experience in high technology signal transmission applications and for his experience as a Chief Executive Officer of a public company. From April 2000 to May 2014, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (“Skyworks”). In May 2014, Mr. Aldrich was named Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Skyworks. In May of 2016, Mr. Aldrich was named Executive Chairman of Skyworks. Skyworks is an innovator of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling mobile connectivity. In September 2017, Mr. Aldrich was appointed to the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Acacia Communications, Inc. (“Acacia”). Acacia is a leading provider of high-speed coherent optical interconnect products. Mr. Aldrich also serves on the Board of Directors of the Semiconductor Industry Association. Mr. Aldrich received a B.A. degree in political science from Providence College and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Rhode Island.

Nancy Calderon

Ms. Nancy E. Calderon serves as Director of the Company. Ms. Calderon retired from KPMG LLP in September 2019 after a distinguished 33-year career. Most recently, Ms. Calderon served as KPMG's Global Lead Partner for a Fortune 50 Technology company since July 2012, senior partner of KPMG's Board Leadership Center since its inception in 2015, and as a director of KPMG's Global Delivery Center in India and its related holding companies since September 2011. Previously, she was KPMG's Americas Chief Administrative Officer and U.S. National Partner in Charge, Operations, from July 2008 to June 2012. Ms. Calderon sat on a number of KPMG committees, including the Americas Region Management Committee, Enterprise Risk Management, Privacy, Pension Steering and Investment, Social Media, and Knowledge Management.

Lance Balk

Mr. Lance C. Balk J.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. In September, 2010, Mr. Balk was appointed as General Counsel of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation. Previously, Mr. Balk served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics from November 2007 to January 2010. From May 2006 to November 2007, he served in those positions with Dade Behring, a leading supplier of products, systems and services for clinical diagnostics, which was acquired by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics in November 2007. Previously, he had been a partner of Kirkland & Ellis LLP since 1989, specializing in securities law and mergers and acquisitions. The Board originally recruited Mr. Balk based on his expertise in advising multinational public and private companies on complex mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. He provides insight to the Board regarding business strategy, business acquisitions and capital structure. Mr. Balk received a B.A. degree from Northwestern University and a J.D. degree and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago.

Steven Berglund

Mr. Steven W. Berglund serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Berglund’s experience as a director, president and chief executive officer of Trimble Navigation Limited, a technology based firm providing positioning and location solutions, since March 1999 make him highly qualified to serve on the Company’s Board. Prior to joining Trimble, Mr. Berglund was President of Spectra Precision, a group within Spectra Physics AB. Mr. Berglund’s business experience includes a variety of senior leadership positions with Spectra Physics, and manufacturing and planning roles at Varian Associates. He began his career as a process engineer at Eastman Kodak. Mr. Berglund attended the University of Oslo and the University of Minnesota where he received a B.S. in chemical engineering. He received his M.B.A. from the University of Rochester. Mr. Berglund is a member of the board of directors of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, where he is also the vice chairman of the construction sector board, and a member of the board of trustees of World Education Services.

Diane Brink

Ms. Diane D. Brink serves as Independent Director of the Company. The Board recruited Ms. Brink based on her marketing expertise and experience as a senior marketing executive at a Fortune 100 technology company. Ms. Brink currently serves as a management consultant and Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor with the Kellogg Markets & Customers Initiative at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to her retirement in 2015, Ms. Brink served in a variety of roles at IBM, most recently as Chief Marketing Officer, IBM Global Technology Services. Ms. Brink attended Stony Brook University, where she received a B.S. degree in computer science. She received her M.B.A. degree from Fordham University. Ms. Brink is a member of the Dean’s Council in the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University.

Judy Brown

Ms. Judy L. Brown CPA serves as Independent Director of the Company. In recruiting Ms. Brown, the Board sought a member with international experience in finance and accounting to help the Company pursue its strategic global focus. As an employee of Ernst & Young for more than nine years in the U.S. and Germany, she provided audit and advisory services to U.S. and European multinational public and private companies. She served in various financial and accounting roles for six years in the U.S. and Italy with Whirlpool Corporation, a leading manufacturer and marketer of appliances. In 2004, she was appointed Vice President and Controller of Perrigo Company, a leading global healthcare supplier and the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of over-the-counter pharmaceutical products sold under store brand labels. She was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Perrigo in 2006 and served as Executive Vice President Business Operations and Chief Financial Officer from 2016 until her departure from Perrigo Company on February 27, 2017. In April 2017, Ms. Brown was appointed Senior Vice President Global Business Solutions & Finance of Amgen Corporation, the world’s largest biotechnology company. In this role she oversees the Global Business Solutions, Global Internal Audit, Tax and Treasury organizations and Full Potential initiatives for Finance. She received a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois; an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago; and attended the Aresty Institute of Executive Education of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Brown also is a Certified Public Accountant.

Bryan Cressey

Mr. Bryan C. Cressey J.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Cressey previously served as Chairman of the Board from 1988-2016. For the past thirty years, Mr. Cressey has been a General Partner and Principal of Golder, Thoma and Cressey, Thoma Cressey Bravo, and Cressey & Company, all private equity firms, the last of which he founded in 2007. The firms have specialized in healthcare, software and business services. He is also a director of Select Medical Holdings Corporation, a healthcare services company, and several privately held companies. He was a director of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company until 2012. Mr. Cressey’s years of senior-level experience with public and private companies in diverse industries, his legal and business education and experience, and his regular interaction with the equity markets make him highly qualified to serve on the Company’s Board. Mr. Cressey received a B.A. degree from the University of Washington and a J.D. degree and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard University.

Jonathan Klein

Mr. Jonathan C. Klein serves as Independent Director of the Company. The Board recruited Mr. Klein for his extensive experience within the broadcast industry, more specifically his experience with programming, production, and over-the-top distribution models. Since 2012, Mr. Klein has served as the CEO and Co-Founder of TAPP Media, an over-the-top subscription video platform which operates paid channels built around personalities. From 2004 to 2010, he served as President of CNN leading the U.S. network to its highest ratings and profitability. Previously he had been the Founder and CEO of the FeedRoom, a pioneering online video aggregation site, developing new online advertising concepts which have become industry standards today. From 1996 to 1998 he served as Executive Vice President of CBS News, overseeing prime time programming and strategic planning for in-house studio productions. Mr. Klein attended Brown University where he received a B.A. degree in history.

George Minnich

Mr. George E. Minnich CPA serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Minnich served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ITT Corporation from 2005 to 2007. Prior to that, he served for twelve years in several senior finance positions at United Technologies Corporation, including Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Otis Elevator and of Carrier Corporation. He also held various positions within Price Waterhouse from 1971 to 1993, serving as an Audit Partner from 1984 to 1993. Mr. Minnich served on the Board of Trustees of Albright College from 2008 to 2014, is a member of the Board and Audit Committee of Kaman Corporation, an aerospace and industrial distribution company, and a Board member and Audit Committee Chair of AGCO Corporation, a maker of a broad range of tractors, combines, sprayers, forage and tillage equipment, implements and hay tools. His extensive financial and accounting experience gained over 35 years plus his experience on other public company boards was important to the Board in connection with his initial election. His senior level operational background provides the Board with additional insights into multinational industrial companies. Mr. Minnich received a B.S. degree in Accounting from Albright College.

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