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Escalade Inc (ESCA.OQ)

ESCA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Walter Glazer

61 Independent Chairman of the Board

Scott Sincerbeaux

52 2020 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stephen Wawrin

46 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Secretary

Patrick Griffin

50 2012 Vice President - Corporate Development, Investor Relations, Director

Katherine Franklin

51 2020 Director

Richard Baalmann

60 2006 Independent Director

Edward Williams

59 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Walter Glazer

Mr. Walter P. Glazer Jr. serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Speedball Art Products Company, a manufacturer and worldwide distributor of fine art materials (since 1997). Senior Vice President, Equity Research Group at Wheat First Securities (1996-1997). Equity Securities Analyst and Director of Research, J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons (1986-1995). Property/Casualty Underwriter and Marketing Representative, Crum & Forster (1981-1984). Our Board concluded that Mr. Glazer is qualified to serve as a board member because of his background in securities analysis and his senior management experience in with manufacturing, consumer products sales and marketing, strategic planning, and capital allocation. Mr. Glazer has an MBA from the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, a BBA in Risk Management from the University of Georgia, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Mr. Glazer currently serves as Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors and is considered an audit committee expert under SEC rules and serves on the Company’s Audit Committee.

Scott Sincerbeaux

Mr. Scott J. Sincerbeaux serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He joined Escalade from Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW), a leading marketer and licensor of branded casual, active lifestyle, work, outdoor sport, athletic, children’s and uniform footwear and apparel, where he held several positions including President of Direct to Consumer, President of Global Retail, and President of The Stride Rite Children’s Group. Prior to joining Wolverine in November 2015, Mr. Sincerbeaux served as Vice President, North America Retail for Godiva Chocolatier from August 2013 to November 2015. Before joining Godiva Chocolatier, Mr. Sincerbeaux held sales and direct-to-consumer management roles at Bare Escentuals, Crabtree & Evelyn, and ECCO.

Stephen Wawrin

Mr. Stephen R. Wawrin serves as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Secretary of the Company. Since 2008, Mr. Wawrin has served as Vice President –Finance and Administration for Escalade’s Sporting Goods business. Prior to that, he practiced public accounting with BKD, LLP (1999–2005) in the Evansville area. Effective as of the first day of the Company’s 2015 fiscal year, Mr. Wawrin was promoted to become the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Vice President Finance, and Secretary.

Patrick Griffin

Mr. Patrick J. Griffin serves as Vice President - Corporate Development, Investor Relations, Director of the Company. Previously served as President of Martin Yale Group (August 2009-August 2012), Vice President Sales and Marketing, Martin Yale International (2007-2009) and successive product management roles at Escalade Sports (2002-2006). Director of Strategic Services for Edmondson/Quest (2000-2002). Director of Business Development for, Webcentric, Inc. and successively Network Commerce (1999-2000). Strategic Planning Associate for Koch Industries, Inc. (1998-1999). International marketing roles with PT Caraka Yasa in Jakarta, Indonesia (1997), Escalade Sports (1993-1995), and the United States Foreign Commercial Service in Singapore (1992-1993).

Katherine Franklin

Ms. Katherine F. Franklin serves as Director of the Company. She has been President, Franchise Development of Lightstorm Entertainment, Inc., a motion picture production company founded by Academy Award winners, director James Cameron and producer Jon Landau (since June 2011). Principal, Fox Franklin Consulting (2010-2011). Vice President, Global Studio Franchise Development, Disney Consumer Products (2006-2009). Various management roles with The Walt Disney Company (1998-2006). Project Manager/Associate Creative Director, The Jack Morton Company (1997). Our Board concluded that Ms. Franklin is qualified to serve as a board member because of her extensive experience in strategic planning for brand and product development, in leading cross-platform marketing of merchandise, games, food, beverages, and other retail products, in establishing digital and social media presence targeted to family audiences, and developing licensing and other long-term relationships with business partners. Her roles with Lightstorm Entertainment include overseeing global brand strategy and management for the Avatar movie franchise. We believe that Ms. Franklin will bring a wide range of leadership, marketing, public relations, and creative skills and insights to our Board. Ms. Franklin has an A.B. degree from Princeton University and a Master’s degree from Columbia University.

Richard Baalmann

Mr. Richard F. Baalmann Jr. serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has been President of Bramm Inc., and related companies which operate ACE Hardware stores in the St. Louis, Missouri area (since 1988). Our Board concluded that Mr. Baalmann is qualified to serve as a board member because of his 20+ year career in retail marketing and his experience having served on the Board of Ace Hardware Corporation where he acted as Chairman of the Audit and Supply Committees. During 1999-2008, Mr. Baalmann also served on the Nominating and Governance, Executive and Compensation Committees for Ace Hardware Corporation, where he has gained experience in GAAP and SEC compliance compensation policies and company strategic planning. He is considered an audit committee financial expert under SEC rules. Mr. Baalmann serves on the Company’s Compensation Committee and also serves as Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee.

Edward Williams

Mr. Edward E. Williams serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is the Founder and President of Ballast Tools, Incorporated, a manufacturer of railway track maintenance equipment with locations in U.S., Canada and England and worldwide distribution (since 1985). Vice President of Good Earth Tools, Inc., a specialty manufacturer of tungsten carbide protected wear parts located in Crystal City, Missouri (since 1984). Founder and President of Ever Extruder, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of high production food processing equipment (since 2007).

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