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HB Fuller Co (FUL.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lee Mitau

70 2006 Independent Chairman of the Board

James Owens

54 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robert Van Sant

80 2011 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

John Corkrean

53 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Theodore Clark

65 2019 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Heather Campe

45 2016 Senior Vice President,Americas Adhesives

Traci Jensen

52 2016 Senior Vice President - Global Construction Products

Ebrahim Rezai

67 2016 Vice President, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

Timothy Keenan

61 2006 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Paula Cooney

50 2016 Vice President - Human Resources

Zhiwei Cai

56 2016 Vice President, Engineering Adhesives

Dietrich Crail

48 2016 Vice President - Asia Pacific

David Moorman

50 2017 Vice President - Operations Excellence

Daniel Florness

55 2018 Independent Director

Thomas Handley

65 2010 Independent Director

Maria Hilado

54 2013 Independent Director

Ruth Kimmelshue

56 2017 Independent Director

John Losh

72 2001 Independent Director

Dante Parrini

54 2012 Independent Director

John van Roden

69 2003 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Lee Mitau

Mr. Lee R. Mitau is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Previously, Executive Vice President and General Counsel (1995-2013) of U.S. Bancorp. Mr. Mitau brings to the Board extensive public company legal and governance expertise. He is widely recognized as an expert in the area of corporate governance, and is a highly regarded speaker on the topic of corporate governance. He has expertise in the areas of corporate governance, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions through his career as a practicing attorney with a global law firm, where he headed the firm's corporate and securities practice. Since 1990, he has also served on the board of Graco. During his 23 years of service on the Board, Mr. Mitau has developed an in- depth knowledge of our Company and its businesses. Mr. Mitau's unique combination of experiences makes him particularly well-qualified to serve as our Chairman.

James Owens

Mr. James J. Owens serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Previously, Senior Vice President, Americas (2010); Senior Vice President, North America (2008–2010); Senior Vice President of Henkel Corporation, a global manufacturer of home care products, cosmetics, toiletries and adhesives products (2008). Mr. Owens brings to the Board his extensive experience in the global adhesives business. In addition to his experience with H.B. Fuller and Henkel, Owens spent 22 years with National Starch's adhesive business, a division of ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries Limited) in a variety of management positions, including experience as a Corporate Vice President and General Manager and as a Vice President and General Manager of Europe/Middle East and Africa. Also, Mr. Owens currently serves as a director of the American Chemical Association. Mr. Owens brings to Board discussions and deliberations his deep knowledge of the adhesives industry and public company Board experience and is the voice of management on the Board.

Robert Van Sant

Mr. Robert William Van Sant is Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. Previously he was Executive Chairman and Director (2015), Builtrite Holdings, LLC ("Builtrite"), a portfolio company of TJM Capital Partners, which designs and produces truck mount and stationary electric material handlers and material handling attachments; Operating Partner, TJM Capital Partners ("TJM"), a private equity boutique; Senior Advisor (2014), Yukon Partners II, L.L.C. ("Yukon") a mezzanine fund; Senior Advisor (2014) and Senior Operating Partner (2012-2014), Tenex Capital Management L.P. ("Tenex"), a private equity fund. Previously, operating partner (2008-2013) of Stone Arch Capital, LLC, a private equity firm; President and Chief Executive Officer (2006-2007) of Paladin Brands Holding, Inc., which manufactures attachments for construction equipment; Chairman (2003-2006) and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (2003-2005), of Paladin Brands, LLC; operating partner (2001-2006) of Norwest Equity Partners, a private equity firm. Mr. Van Sant also held roles of increasing responsibility over a nearly 30-year career at John Deere Company. Mr. Van Sant brings to the Board expertise in management, finance and manufacturing operations, experience he has acquired over many years as a director, chairman or chief executive officer with a variety of manufacturing companies, including those listed above as well as Nortax Inc., Lukens, Inc., Blount Inc., Cessna Aircraft Company and Graco Inc. In addition to actively advising private equity funds and their portfolio companies, Mr. Van Sant may from time to time serve as a director on portfolio companies, and take ownership interests in the funds and portfolio companies he advises. Mr. Van Sant also brings a wealth of merger and acquisition experience and governance experience to our Board.

John Corkrean

Mr. John J. Corkrean is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He is Senior Vice President, Finance - Global Energy Services, NALCO Champion, an Ecolab Inc. company (supplier of chemicals and related services to the oil & gas industry) Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller, Ecolab Inc. (global provider of water, hygiene and energy technologies and services.

Theodore Clark

Mr. Theodore M. Clark is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the company. he was the Senior Vice President - Royal Adhesives of the Company. Mr. Clark has served as Senior Vice President, Royal Adhesives, of the Company since October 2017 when the Company acquired the Royal Adhesives and Sealants business. During that time, he has been instrumental in leading the integration of the Royal Adhesives businesses with the other businesses of the Company and, in his new role, he will continue to lead the Company’s efforts to grow the combined businesses. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. Clark was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Adhesives and Sealants since 2003. As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company,

Heather Campe

Ms. Heather A. Campe is Senior Vice President, Americas Adhesives of the company. She is Vice President and General Manager of Asia from January 2013 to May 2014. From November 2010 to January 2013 she is Director of Business Nonwoven. She is Director of Business Envelope, Graphic Arts & Tobacco from March 2009 to October 2010. She is New Market Development Manager, Henkel Adhesives, Dusseldorf, Germany (2008-2009) Global EASY-PAC Manager, National Adhesives, Slough, U.K. (2007-2008) Marketing Manager, Packaging, National Adhesives, Cincinnati, Ohio (2004-2007) Inside Sales Manager, National Adhesives, Cincinnati, Ohio (2001-2004) Sales Representative, National Adhesives, Cincinnati, Ohio (2001) Technical Service Representative, National Adhesives, Cincinnati, Ohio (1996-2001). She holds an M.B.A. from University of Cincinnati College of Business, Cincinnati, Ohio and a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

Traci Jensen

Ms. Traci L. Jensen is Senior Vice President - Global Construction Products of the Company. She was Vice President, North America; President and General Manager, Global Adalis European Business Director, Packaging and Converting Adhesives, National Starch & Chemical Company.

Ebrahim Rezai

Mr. Ebrahim Rezai is Vice President, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer of the Company. He is Associate Director, Baby and Feminine Care Global Material Development and Supply Organization, Procter & Gamble (multinational manufacturer of family, personal and household care products) 2015 - 2016 Associate Director, Baby Care Global Material Development and Supply Organization, Procter & Gamble.

Timothy Keenan

Mr. Timothy J. Keenan serves as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company. He served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from December 2005 to December 2006. He was previously Deputy General Counsel, Assistant Corporate Secretary August 2004-December 2005 and Senior Attorney and Assistant Secretary, International Multifoods Corporation, 1991-August 2004.

Paula Cooney

Mr. Paula Cooney is the Vice President - Human Resources of the company.

Zhiwei Cai

Mr. Zhiwei Cai serves as Vice President, Engineering Adhesives of the Company. He was Vice President, TONSAN and Electronics Director, Electronics Materials Vice President, Global Business Development, Henkel Electronics Material, Henkel Corporation (global manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and surface treatments).

Dietrich Crail

Mr. Dietrich J. Crail serves as Vice President - Asia Pacific of the Company. He is Vice President, Paper Converting and Construction, Henkel Corporation (global manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and surface treatments) Vice President & Global Segment Leader, Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, Henkel Corporation.

David Moorman

Daniel Florness

Mr. Daniel L. Florness is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Florness is currently the president and Chief Executive Officer (2016-present), Fastenal Company ("Fastenal"), which provides fasteners, tools, and supplies to companies to manufacture products, build structures, protect personnel, and maintain facilities and equipment. Previously, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (2002-2015) and Chief Financial Officer (1996-2002) of Fastenal, Senior Manager (1986-1996), KPMG LLP. Mr. Florness brings to the Board a broad range of financial and management experience, CEO experience and public company Board experience. Prior to becoming CEO at Fastenal, his responsibilities included finance, leadership of a portion of a manufacturing division, product development and procurement, and Fastenal's national accounts business. He also brings deep knowledge and understanding of corporate strategy, and experience growing a business from a $250 million business with operations in two countries to a $5.0 billion global entity with a direct presence in 24 countries.

Thomas Handley

Mr. Thomas W. Handley is Independent Director of the Company. President and Chief Operating Officer (2012-present) of Ecolab Inc. ("Ecolab"), a global company providing businesses with solutions for clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments. Previously, a variety of senior management positions (2003-2012) of increasing responsibility at Ecolab at the senior vice president, executive vice president and business president levels, including leading strategic planning for the company and leading a number of its domestic and global industrial, foodservice, healthcare and service businesses; various management positions (1981-2003) with The Procter & Gamble Company ("P&G"), including serving as Vice President and General Manager for P&G's paper products businesses in Japan and Korea and as a Vice President for Strategic Planning and Marketing of the Global Feminine Care business; Mr. Handley also managed various businesses in Mexico and Latin America for P&G. Mr. Handley brings to our Board a valuable operating perspective due to his broad experience in a variety of markets and businesses both domestically and internationally while at P&G and Ecolab. He also has experience with increasing Ecolab's presence in new markets, something which is critical to H.B. Fuller's growth strategy. In addition, Mr. Handley has governance experience in a variety of settings, both from a management perspective at Ecolab, as a member on another public company board and as a current and former board member of several non-profit organizations and foundations.

Maria Hilado

Ms. Maria Teresa Bernas Hilado is an Independent Director of H.B. Fuller Company. Previously, Chief Financial Officer (2014-2018), Allergan plc ("Allergan") a global pharmaceutical company; Senior Vice President (2009-2014), Finance and Treasurer at PepsiCo, Inc. ("PepsiCo"); Vice President and Treasurer (2008-2009) at Schering-Plough Corp., a pharmaceutical company now known as Merck & Co.; variety of senior finance roles (1990-2007) including Assistant Treasurer, at General Motors ("GM") Corporation, including positions in M&A, labor negotiations and treasury; Chief Financial Officer (2001-2005) of General Motors Acceptance Corporation Commercial Finance. Ms. Hilado brings to our Board strategic leadership experience, providing our Board with her broad and extensive experience in the areas of corporate finance and treasury operations, including commercial finance, internal controls, audit, investor relations, tax, pensions, insurance, global procurement and other international finance and treasury functions; skills that are particularly helpful in her service on our Board's Audit Committee. She also has demonstrated business acumen, global experience and strategic insight, skills that greatly enhance our Board.

Ruth Kimmelshue

Ms. Ruth Kimmelshue is Independent Director of the Company. Kimmelshue serves as Corporate Senior Vice President, Business Operations & Supply Chain (2015-present), Cargill, Incorporated ("Cargill"), a global company providing food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services globally; member of Cargill's Executive Team. Previously, corporate leader (2015) for Cargill's Animal Protein and Salt businesses; Business Unit President (2013-2015) for Cargill Turkey & Cooked Meats; several positions (1999-2013) including Business Unit President of Cargill Salt, and Vice President, Commercial Manager of Cargill AgHorizons, and leader, Cargill Supply Chain Solutions; various positions (1986-1999), at Continental Grain, including roles in grain and oilseed merchandising and trading, facility and general management, economic analysis, and marketing and sales in the U.S. and Europe. Ms. Kimmelshue brings to our Board a depth of experience in leading successful global businesses, coupled with her extensive experience in operations and supply chain, which is extremely valuable to the Board and our management team.

John Losh

Mr. John Michael Losh (Mike) is Independent Director of the Company. He is Independent Director and Chairman of MASCO Corporation ("MASCO"), a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. Previously, interim Chief Financial Officer (2004–2005) of Cardinal Health, Inc., a provider of products and services for the health care market; Chairman of Metaldyne Corporation (2000-2002) (now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asahi Tec Corporation), a global designer and supplier of high quality, metal-formed components, assemblies and modules for the transportation industry; Chief Financial Officer (1994-2000) and various roles (1964-1994) at General Motors Company ("GM"). Mr. Losh brings to the Board a wealth of global operating, financial and accounting experience through his 36-year career at GM, where he held a variety of roles in the United States, Brazil and Mexico. He also contributes extensive audit committee and corporate governance expertise, gained through his service on several other public company boards. During his 18 years of service on our Board, Mr. Losh has developed an in-depth knowledge of the Company and its businesses.

Dante Parrini

Mr. Dante C. Parrini is Independent Director of the Company. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (2011-present), P.H. Glatfelter Company ("Glatfelter"), a leading global supplier of engineered materials. Previously Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (2005-2010). Mr. Parrini brings to the Board a broad range of management experience, CEO experience and public company Board experience. In his different capacities during 22 years at Glatfelter, he has had responsibility for worldwide operations (including global profit and loss), international and domestic sales, marketing, new product development, global supply chain management, information technology, human resources, and strategy and development.

John van Roden

Mr. John C. Van Roden, Jr., serves as Independent Director of the Company. Previously he was Presiding Director (2010–2014) of Airgas, Inc. ("Airgas"), the nation's leading single-source supplier of gases, welding equipment and supplies, and safety products; Chairman of the Board of Airgas (2010-2011); Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (2003–2007) and Consultant (2007-2009), P.H. Glatfelter Company ("Glatfelter"), a global supplier of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials. Mr. van Roden brings to the Board a broad range of management, finance and corporate governance experience. During the course of his career, Mr. van Roden has held leadership roles in the finance area for a number of public companies, including as the Chief Financial Officer of Glatfelter, Conectiv, LLC (an energy company) and Lukens, Inc. (specialty steel manufacturer). This expertise, along with his extensive experience serving on the boards of several other public companies, provides additional depth to our Board's leadership and governance capabilities. During his 16 years of service on our Board, Mr. van Roden has developed extensive knowledge of our Company and its businesses. He has been Chair of the Company's Audit Committee since 2015.

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