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GMS Inc (GMS.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Mueller

74 Chairman of the Board

G. Michael Callahan

62 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

H. Douglas Goforth

53 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer

Richard Adams

56 2016 Senior Vice President - Operations, Chief Information Officer

Lynn Ross

49 2016 Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller

Craig Apolinsky

49 2015 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Justin de la Chapelle

36 2014 Director

Brian Hoesterey

49 2014 Director

J. Louis Sharpe

42 2014 Director

Peter Browning

76 2014 Independent Director

John Gavin

60 2014 Independent Director

Theron Gilliam

51 2014 Independent Director

Ronald Ross

64 2014 Independent Director

J. David Smith

67 2014 Independent Director

John Brown

2017 Chief Financial Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Mueller

Mr. Richard K. Mueller is Chairman of the Board of the company, He co-founded the Company in 1971. Mr. Mueller served as our Chief Executive Officer from 1990 until May 2015, and as our President from 1990 until 2013. Mr. Mueller is responsible for long-term strategic direction and establishing relationships with suppliers, financial institutions, professional organizations and strategic acquisitions. Prior to these roles with us, Mr. Mueller was a sales representative for USG. Mr. Mueller earned a B.S. in Physical Education and an M.S. in Education from the University of Illinois. Mr. Mueller was selected as Chairman of our board of directors because of his leadership, significant experience as our Chief Executive Officer and his expertise in our industry.

G. Michael Callahan

Mr. G. Michael Callahan, Jr. is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. he joined the company in 1993. Mr. Callahan has served as our Chief Executive Officer since May 2015 and as our President since 2013. Mr. Callahan directs all corporate and administrative staff and coordinates acquisitions and expansions as well as all legal, banking, real estate and credit relationships. From 1993 to 2013, Mr. Callahan served as our Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining us, from 1974 to 1993, Mr. Callahan served as a Senior Vice President and Group Manager at C&S National Bank and Nations Bank. Mr. Callahan earned a B.A. in Economics from Georgia State University. Mr. Callahan was selected to serve on our board of directors because of the perspective, experience and the operational expertise in our business that he has developed as our Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Officer and President.

H. Douglas Goforth

Mr. H. Douglas Goforth is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. Prior to joining us, Mr. Goforth served as a Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at BlueLinx Holdings Inc., or BlueLinx, from February 2008 until June 2014. From November 2006 until February 2008, Mr. Goforth served as Vice President and Corporate Controller for Armor Holdings Inc., which was acquired by BAE Systems in July 2007. Previously he served as Corporate Controller for BlueLinx from May 2004 until October 2006, where he played a key role in BlueLinx's initial public offering. From 2002 until 2004 he served as Controller for BlueLinx (formerly Georgia-Pacific, Building Products Distribution Division). Mr. Goforth has over 25 years of combined accounting, finance, treasury, acquisition and management experience with leading distribution and manufacturing companies including Mitsubishi Wireless Communications, Inc., Yamaha Motor Manufacturing, Inc. and Ingersoll-Rand. Mr. Goforth is a North Carolina State Board Certified Public Accountant and earned a B.S. in Accounting from Mars Hill College in North Carolina.

Richard Adams

Mr. Richard Alan Adams is Senior Vice President - Operations, Chief Information Officer of the Company, Mr. Adams joined the Company in 1996 and served as the Company’s Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, and Chief Technology Officer from August 2014 to September 2016 and as the Company’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer since September 2016. Mr. Adams served as the Subsidiary Accounting Manager of the Company’s predecessor and wholly owned subsidiary, Gypsum Management and Supply, Inc., from March 1996 to May 2000, as its Controller from May 2000 to November 2013, and as its Chief Financial Officer from November 2013 to August 2014. Mr. Adams is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Georgia and earned a B.B.A. from Emory University and a Masters of Taxation degree from Georgia State University.

Lynn Ross

Ms. Lynn Ross is the Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller of the Company. Ms. Ross has served as the Corporate Controller of the Company since 2015. Prior to joining the Company, she served as the Corporate Controller for Floor and Decor Outlets of America, Inc., a retailer of floor and wall coverings. From 2004 to 2011, Ms. Ross worked for Georgia-Pacific LLC in positions of increasing responsibility, most recently in a Vice President/Controller role. Prior to 2004, Ms. Ross was an Audit Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP, an international accounting firm. Ms. Ross holds a B.S.B.A. in accounting from Appalachian State University and is a certified public accountant.

Craig Apolinsky

Mr. Craig D. Apolinsky is Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining us, Mr. Apolinsky was a corporate and mergers and acquisitions attorney with the law firm of Taylor English Duma LLP from December 2014 until July 2015. From September 2008 until May 2014, Mr. Apolinsky served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Alere Health, LLC. Previously he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Merge Healthcare Incorporated from April 2007 until August 2008. From 2005 until 2007 he worked for Gold Kist Inc., most recently serving as its Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary. Prior to joining Gold Kist in 2007, Mr. Apolinsky was a partner at Alston & Bird LLP, where he practiced in the areas of corporate, securities and mergers and acquisitions for eleven years. Mr. Apolinsky received his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.

Justin de la Chapelle

Mr. Justin de la Chapelle is Director of the Company. He serves as Principal at AEA. Mr. de La Chapelle joined AEA in 2006 and focuses on AEA's investments in the Value-Added Industrial Products and Services sectors. Mr. de La Chapelle was involved in AEA's investments in Henry Company, SRS Distribution Inc., or SRS, Behavioral Interventions Inc., RelaDyne, Inc., and of our subsidiary, Gypsum Management and Supply, Inc. Prior to joining AEA, Mr. de La Chapelle worked at Brera Capital Partners, a global private equity firm based in New York. Prior to Brera Capital Partners, he worked at Banc of America Securities in both the mergers and acquisitions group and the leveraged acquisition finance group. Mr. de La Chapelle earned a B.A. in English and Mathematics, cum laude, from Georgetown University. Mr. de La Chapelle was selected to serve on our board of directors because he possesses particular knowledge and experience in corporate finance, strategic planning and investments.

Brian Hoesterey

Mr. Brian R. Hoesterey is Director of the Company. Mr. Hoesterey is a Partner with AEA, which he joined in 1999, where he focuses on investments in the specialty chemicals and value-added industrial products sectors. Prior to joining AEA, Mr. Hoesterey was with BT Capital Partners, the private equity investment vehicle of Bankers Trust. Mr. Hoesterey has also previously worked for McKinsey & Co. and the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Hoesterey is currently a director of At Home Group Inc., Evoqua, and Swanson Industries. Mr. Hoesterey was previously on the board of CPG International, Houghton, SRS, Henry Company, Unifrax, Pregis and Noveon. Mr. Hoesterey currently serves on the Oversight Committee for Patagonia Sur, a for-profit venture that invests in, protects and enhances scenically remarkable and ecologically valuable properties in Chilean Patagonia. Mr. Hoesterey earned a B.B.A. in Accounting, summa cum laude, from Texas Christian University and received a M.B.A., with honors, from The Harvard Business School.

J. Louis Sharpe

Mr. J. Louis Sharpe is Director of the Company. Mr. Sharpe joined AEA in 1998 as an Associate and became a Partner in 2010. Mr. Sharpe focuses on AEA's investments in the Specialty Chemicals and Value-Added Industrial Products sectors. Mr. Sharpe currently serves on the board of RelaDyne, Inc. Mr. Sharpe previously served on the boards of Henry Company and SRS. Prior to joining AEA, Mr. Sharpe was in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Sharpe earned a B.A. in Economics from Yale University. Mr. Sharpe was selected to serve on our board of directors because he possesses particular knowledge and experience in corporate finance, strategic planning and investments.

Peter Browning

Mr. Peter C. Browning is Independent Director of the Company. He served as the Managing Director of Peter C. Browning & Partners, LLC, a board advisory consulting firm, since 2009. Mr. Browning served as Lead Director of Nucor Corporation, or Nucor, from 2006 to 2012, and as Non-Executive Chairman of Nucor from 2000 to 2006. Mr. Browning was the Dean of the McColl Graduate School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina, from 2002 to 2005. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Browning was President and Chief Executive Officer, from 1996 to 1998, President and Chief Operating Officer, and from 1993 to 1996, Executive Vice President, of Sonoco Products Company, a manufacturer of industrial and consumer packaging products. Before joining Sonoco, from 1990 to 1993, Mr. Browning was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Gypsum, a manufacturer and supplier of building and construction products. Mr. Browning currently serves on the boards of directors of Acuity Brands, Inc. and ScanSource, Inc., and previously was a director of Wachovia Corporation until 2008, the Phoenix Companies, Inc. until 2009, Lowe's Companies, Inc. until 2014 and EnPro Industries, Inc. until 2015. Mr. Browning earned a B.A. in History from Colgate University and a M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

John Gavin

Mr. John J. Gavin is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gavin serves as a Senior Operating Advisor with LLR Partners, a growth-oriented private equity firm. Prior to LLR Partners, Mr. Gavin was Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Drake, Beam, Morin, Inc., or DBM, an international career management and transitions management firm. Before DBM, Mr. Gavin served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Right Management Consultants, Inc., a global provider of integrated consulting solutions across the employment lifecycle. Mr. Gavin was employed from 1979 to 1996 and also served as a partner at Andersen Worldwide Société Coopérative, or Andersen, from 1990 to 1996. Mr. Gavin currently serves on the boards of PSAV, Inc., CareerMinds Group, Inc., Strategic Distribution, Inc., and AmeriQuest Business Services, Inc. In the past, Mr. Gavin has also served on the boards of DFC Global Corp., Tribridge, Inc., Right Management Consultants, Inc., Opinion Research Corporation, Catholic Health East, DBM, Interline Brands, Inc., GCA Services Group, and CSS Industries, Inc. Mr. Gavin earned a B.B.A. in Accounting from Temple University. Mr. Gavin was selected to serve on our board of directors, and as the Chairman of our Audit Committee, because he possesses particular knowledge and experience in strategic planning and leadership of other major corporations and because of his experience as a Certified Public Accountant and former partner at Andersen.

Theron Gilliam

Mr. Theron I. Gilliam is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Gilliam has served as Chief Executive Officer of NES Global Talent, a global solutions company specializing in recruiting and deploying engineering talent to meet client needs in more than 65 countries, since November 2014. Mr. Gilliam was previously a Managing Director and Operating Partner of AEA, from November 2013 to November 2014. Prior to joining AEA, from March 2007 until July 2012, Mr. Gilliam was the CEO of Adecco Group North America, a multi-brand specialty staffing and workforce solutions company. Mr. Gilliam spent twenty years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, or PwC, and then IBM Business Consulting Services when it acquired PwC Consulting in 2002. Mr. Gilliam led the global supply chain management consulting services business, as well as the Americas consumer, wholesale distribution and software industry practices. Mr. Gilliam is an independent director for Lennar Corporation, one of the nation's leading homebuilders and a public company listed on the NYSE. Mr. Gilliam is also an independent director for Work Market, Inc., a technology and marketplace platform for enterprises to manage external labor. Mr. Gilliam earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a M.B.A. from Columbia University.

Ronald Ross

Mr. Ronald R. Ross is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ross is currently the Chairman and CEO of SRS, one of the largest roofing distributors in the U.S. For more than the last 24 years, Mr. Ross has served as either the Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, or as a member of the board of directors for several leading platforms in the building products distribution industry. Prior to joining SRS, Mr. Ross partnered with Brazos Private Equity Partners in 2002 to acquire Shelter Distribution, Inc., or Shelter, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer. After growing Shelter's revenue and completing multiple acquisitions, Mr. Ross assisted in the sale of Shelter to Beacon Roofing Supply in 2005. Prior to his time at Shelter, Mr. Ross served as interim Chief Executive Officer for MMI Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of building products. From 1991 to 2000, Mr. Ross served first as President and Chief Executive Officer, and from 1994 as Chairman of the board of directors and as Chief Executive Officer of Cameron Ashley Building Products, a publicly traded building products distributor on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Ross has served on the board of directors of both the Builders Suppliers Corporation and the North American Building Materials Distributors Association, the leading building products distribution industry trade association. Mr. Ross received an M.B.A. from Pennsylvania State University as well as a B.S. from Husson College.

J. David Smith

Mr. J. David Smith is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Smith has been a member of the board of directors of Nortek, Inc., or Nortek, since February 2010 and was appointed to serve as the Chairman of the Nortek's board of directors in April 2012. Mr. Smith has also served as the Chairman of the board of directors at Siamons International, Inc. since 2008, and as a member of the board of directors of Commercial Metals Company since 2004, and DiversiTech, Inc. since 2010. Mr. Smith served as President of Alumax Fabricated Products, Inc. and as an officer of Alumax, Inc. from 1989 to 1996. Mr. Smith held the positions of Chief Executive Officer and President of Euramax International, Inc. beginning in 1996 and also served as the Chairman of its board of directors from 2002 until his retirement in 2008. Mr. Smith served as a director of both Houghton International Inc. and Air Distribution Technologies, Inc. until 2014. Mr. Smith has extensive operating and management experience in private and public international metals and building products companies. Mr. Smith received a B.A. from Gettysburg College.

John Brown