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DMC Global Inc (BOOM.OQ)

BOOM.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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13 Sep 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kevin Longe

60 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ian Grieves

50 2013 President, General Manager - DynaEnergetics

Michael Kuta

44 2014 Chief Financial Officer

John Scheatzle

54 2016 President - NobelClad Explosion Welding Business

Michelle Shepston

43 2018 Vice President, Secretary, Chief Legal Officer

David Aldous

62 2013 Independent Director

Andrea Bertone

57 2019 Independent Director

Yvon Cariou

72 2018 Independent Director

Robert Cohen

70 2011 Independent Director

Richard Graff

72 2007 Independent Director

Peter Rose

68 2016 Independent Director

Geoff High

IR Contact Officer & Corporate Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Kevin Longe

Mr. Kevin T. Longe serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Longe has served as a director since joining the Company in July 2012 as our Chief Operating Officer. From March 2011 until agreeing to join the Company, Mr. Longe served as an executive of Sonoco, Inc., first as President of Sonoco's Thermo Safe business from March 2011 to March 2012 and then from March 2012 to July 2012 as a Vice President and General Manager with Sonoco's Protective Packaging Division. Prior to joining Sonoco, Mr. Longe served in various positions at Lydall, Inc., most recently (2007-2010) serving as president of its subsidiary, Lydall Performance Materials, Inc. Mr. Longe holds a B.B.A, with distinction, from The University of Michigan and an M.B.A, with distinction, from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Ian Grieves

Mr. Ian Grieves is President, General Manager - DynaEnergetics of the Company. He served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of DynaEnergetics from his appointment in January 2013. From 2006 until joining the Company, Mr. Grieves was employed by Lydall Inc. as senior vice president of the company's performance materials division (2010-2013), and as vice president and general manager Europe of the company's filtration division (2006-2010). From 1995 to 2005, he was employed in various financial and general management positions with AAF International Inc., with his last position being that of vice president and general manager of AAF Europe (2003-2005). Mr. Grieves studied economics and graduated from the University of Sunderland, United Kingdom.

Michael Kuta

Mr. Michael Kuta is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. From 2007 until joining the Company, Mr. Kuta joined the Company on March 31, 2014 as our Chief Financial Officer. From 2007 until joining the Company, He served in various executive positions with The Lubrizol Corporation, most recently from September 2011 until March 2014 as its corporate controller. From September 2009 until assuming that position, he was the finance manager of Lubrizol's TempRite Engineered Polymers Business Unit, and before that served Lubrizol as a manager, treasury and capital markets and manager, external financial reporting. Before joining Lubrizol, Mr. Kuta also served in various financial and accounting positions with Lincoln Electric Company and Eaton Corporation. Mr. Kuta received a B.B.A. in Accounting from Kent State University and an M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University.

John Scheatzle

Mr. John Scheatzle is President - NobelClad Explosion Welding Business of the company. He spent the previous 19 years with Materion, an integrated manufacturer of advanced materials for the industrial and consumer products sectors. In his most recent role, he was vice president and general manager of Materion's Performance Alloys division. He was responsible for North American production facilities and the company's international sales and distribution centers. He also had oversight of the business' sales and marketing, research and development, manufacturing; quality, and environmental, health and safety functions. Before his tenure with Performance Alloys, Mr. Scheatzle was general manager of Materion's Ceramic Products division. He also spent seven years with the consulting firm Accenture, where he was a senior manager and worked with clients in the consumer products, chemicals manufacturing, and metals industries. Mr. Scheatzle holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in marketing and manufacturing from Case Western Reserve University. He earned a B.S. in business administration from the University of Akron.

Michelle Shepston

Ms. Michelle Harris Shepston is Vice President, Secretary, Chief Legal Officerof the Company. She was with Denver-based Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, a leading regional law firm where she was a partner and practiced with the Corporate Finance and Acquisitions Group. Ms. Shepston brings to the Company expertise in securities law, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border equity and debt transactions, and contract negotiation and execution. She has advised public and private company boards on issues of fiduciary duty, risk management and oversight. She also has served a broad spectrum of corporate clients, including several in the energy and natural resource industries. She earned a J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law and a B.S. from the University of Illinois.

David Aldous

Mr. David C. Aldous is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Rive Technology Inc., a privately-held provider of solutions for diffusion-limited reactions to the energy, chemicals, biofuel and water industries. Prior to joining Rive Technology Inc., Mr. Aldous served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Range Fuels Inc., a clean energy and biofuels company from January 2009 to February 2012. Mr. Aldous also was employed for more than 20 years by Royal Dutch Shell, most recently as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Portfolio and served as President of Shell Canada Products, where he led an $11 billion integrated oil business. He also served as President, CEO and Director at CRI/Criterion Inc., a $1 billion global catalyst company. Mr. Aldous has served on the Board of Directors of a number of companies and joint ventures inside and outside Royal Dutch Shell. Mr. Aldous holds a B.S. in Fuels Engineering from the University of Utah and an M.B.A., with distinction, from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. The Board added Mr. Aldous as a member in 2013 to strengthen the Board's insight and experience in the energy and chemical processing industries, the primary end customer markets for NobelClad. His experience in the oil industry has been valuable as the Board considers how to best grow our DynaEnergetics business. With his over 30 years of corporate leadership experience in the energy, alternative energy, chemical and petrochemical industries, he brings extensive skills in strategic planning and corporate development, key focuses of the Board, in the industries in which the Company and its customers operate. As an acting chief executive officer, he also brings current and practical experience in leadership of global operations, financial analysis, project management, risk management, and health, environment, safety and security matters.

Andrea Bertone

Ms. Andrea Elizabeth Bertone is Independent Director of the company. She brings to the Board nearly 20 years of senior management experience in the energy industry. From July 2009 to February 2016, Ms. Bertone served as President of Duke Energy International LLC ("Duke Energy"), then wholly owned by Duke Energy Corp, a North Carolina-based utility. Ms. Bertone led operations across South and Central America. Prior to serving as President of Duke Energy, Ms. Bertone spent nearly 10 years in increasing senior management roles with Duke Energy and its respective subsidiary companies. Prior to her time at Duke Energy, Ms. Bertone was Latin America counsel with Baker & McKenzie. Ms. Bertone also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Yamana Gold Inc. and Peabody Energy, Inc., where she serves on their audit committees. Ms. Bertone is a graduate of the University of São Paulo, Brazil, where she earned a juris doctorate degree, and Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she earned a master of laws degree. She also completed a finance program for senior executives at Harvard Business School. The Board added Ms. Bertone as a member in 2019 because of her board experience, her in depth experience with multinational companies operating in global markets and her significant expertise with respect to mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Bertone brings significant strategic and operational expertise acquired while operating large infrastructure assets throughout Latin America. She brings current and practical experience in leadership of global operations, financial analysis, project management, risk management, and health, environment, safety and security matters.

Yvon Cariou

Mr. Yvon Pierre Cariou is Independent Director of the Company. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 2000 until his retirement in 2013. From November 1998 to March 2000, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Astrocosmos Metallurgical Inc., a division of Mersen Group, which designs and fabricates process equipment for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. From 1986 to 1998, Mr. Cariou was the lead executive with five different industrial, material science and manufacturing companies. Earlier in his career, he spent 15 years with Mersen Group, a global industrial components manufacturer, where he held various executive positions in France and the United States, including President of Carbone USA Corp. Having served as our President and Chief Executive Officer for over 12 years, Mr. Cariou has detailed knowledge of our operations and corporate strategy. In that role, he had primary accountability for accomplishing operational excellence and successfully achieving our corporate strategy. He led and implemented our acquisition of DynaEnergetics in late 2007, increased our share of the worldwide explosion cladding business and diversified the Company's business into oilfields products. From decades of leadership experience with global manufacturing companies, he brings both valuable "process" and "product" expertise and focus to the Board. Mr. Cariou is a graduate engineer from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts et Metiers, Paris and he obtained an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, New Jersey.

Robert Cohen

Mr. Robert A. Cohen is an Independent Director of the Company., since February 2011. He is the managing partner of Joranel LLC, a private investment and consulting firm serving institutional clients. Prior to joining Joranel in 2005, Mr. Cohen spent four years as president and Chief Executive Officer of Korea First Bank. Previously, Mr. Cohen worked for 25 years with Credit Lyonnais, including eight years as Chief Executive Officer of Credit Lyonnais USA. He taught economics and finance for 16 years at the Paris Institut Technique de Banque et Finance and the French School of Management (ESSEC). He is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and earned a doctorate in finance from the University Paris Dauphine. The Board added Mr. Cohen as a member in 2011 because of his extensive financial background and his management experience with multinational companies. From his four years serving as Chief Executive Officer of one of the largest banks in Korea as well as living in Korea and working with many Korean and Asian companies, he brings rich expertise in the Korean and other Asian markets. Many of the key fabricators and end-customers of the Company's explosion welding division are located in Korea and elsewhere in Asia, and the Company is focusing on this region for sales growth opportunities. His management experience also increases the depth of the Board's expertise in the areas of corporate governance, strategic planning and leadership, finance and risk management.

Richard Graff

Mr. Richard P. Graff is an Independent Director of the Company., since June 2007. He is a retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where, among other things, he served as the audit leader in the United States for the mining industry until his retirement in 2001. Mr. Graff began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in 1973. Since his retirement, Mr. Graff has been an advisor to the mining industry and was a member of a Financial Accounting Standards Board task force for establishing accounting and financial reporting guidance in the mining industry. He represents a consortium of international mining companies and has provided recommendations to the International Accounting Standards Board on mining industry issues and to regulators on industry disclosure requirements. Mr. Graff serves on the board of directors of Yamana Gold Inc. (lead independent director) and Alacer Gold Corp. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Boston College and his post-graduate degree in Accounting from Northeastern University. With more than 35 years of experience in public company accounting, including as a partner with a "big four" public accounting firm and advising on public company accounting policy and practice in the mining industry, Mr. Graff brings substantial insight and experience to the Company, especially with regard to accounting and financial reporting matters for a company operating worldwide. Mr. Graff has served as a director on boards of public companies since 2005, and currently serves on the board of two other multinational public companies. His experience brings insight to the Board as to best practices with respect to accounting, corporate governance and other issues for multinational public companies.

Peter Rose

Mr. Peter Rose is Independent Director of the company. He is a senior advisor to Blackstone, the world's largest alternative asset manager. From 2007 to 2016, he was a senior managing director with Blackstone, and served as its global head of public affairs. Mr. Rose also spent 20 years with Goldman Sachs, where he was a managing director and held a variety of senior positions in government relations and media relations in Washington DC, New York and Hong Kong. Mr. Rose currently is vice chairman of Sard Verbinnen, one of the leading strategic communications firms in the United States. From 1983 to 1987 he was chief of staff to Congressman Mike Synar (D-Okla), and prior to that, a partner with the law firm of Williams and Jensen in Washington DC. Mr. Rose is a graduate of George Washington University and Yale Law School. He serves on the national board of the NAACP, where he also was on the search committee for its former CEO. The Board added Mr. Rose as a member in 2016 because of his extensive work with world-leading financial, investment banking and strategic communications firms. As the Company pursues its global growth initiatives, Mr. Rose's experience reviewing and analyzing acquisitions and investments at Blackstone and his over twenty years of communications experience will provide unique and valuable perspectives to the Board. This broad experience increases the depth of the Board's expertise in the areas of acquisition analysis, finance, strategic planning and leadership, and risk management.

Geoff High

Mr. Geoff High is IR Contact Officer & Corporate Communications of Company.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Kevin Longe

2,075,020

Ian Grieves

700,797

Michael Kuta

955,605

John Scheatzle

627,844

Michelle Shepston

685,530

David Aldous

129,038

Andrea Bertone

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Yvon Cariou

116,538

Robert Cohen

120,538

Richard Graff

127,538

Peter Rose

116,538

Geoff High

--
As Of  31 Dec 2018