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Methode Electronics Inc (MEI.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Walter Aspatore

74 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

Donald Duda

62 2004 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ronald Tsoumas

57 2018 Vice President, Corporate Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Khoury

54 2018 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Timothy Glandon

53 2015 Vice President

Brian Cadwallader

57 2018 Director

Martha Aronson

50 2016 Independent Director

Darren Dawson

54 2004 Independent Director

Isabelle Goossen

65 2004 Independent Director

Christopher Hornung

65 2004 Independent Director

Paul Shelton

67 2004 Independent Director

Lawrence Skatoff

77 2004 Independent Director

Kristine Walczak

Senior Vice President

Biographies

Name Description

Walter Aspatore

Mr. Walter J. Aspatore serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of Methode Electronics, Inc., effective September 13, 2012. Prior thereto, Mr. Aspatore was Chairman of Amherst Partners from 1994 through 2010. Mr. Aspatore has served as Chairman of our Board since 2012. Prior to co-founding Amherst Partners, Mr. Aspatore served in various officer positions at diversified manufacturing and technology businesses, including Cross and Trecker Corporation, the Warner and Swasey Company, Bendix Corporation and TRW Corporation. He also served as Vice Chairman and President of Onset BIDCO, a venture capital and subordinated debt fund, from 1992 to 1994. Mr. Aspatore also serves as a director of Mackinac Financial Corporation, a bank holding company. Mr. Aspatore’s consulting experience and service at various consulting, manufacturing and technology businesses has resulted in continued contributions to the Board.

Donald Duda

Mr. Donald W. Duda is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Methode Electronics, Inc. Mr. Duda has served as our Chief Executive Officer since 2004 and our President since 2001. Mr. Duda joined us in 2000 and served as our Vice President - Interconnect Products Group. Prior to joining Methode, Mr. Duda held several positions with Amphenol Corporation, a manufacturer of electronic connectors, most recently as General Manager of its Fiber Optic Products Division from 1988 through 1998. Mr. Duda has used his executive background and unique understanding of Methode to contribute to the Board.

Ronald Tsoumas

Mr. Ronald L. G. Tsoumas is Vice President, Corporate Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Methode Electronics, Inc. Prior thereto, Mr. Tsoumas was Assistant Controller of the Company since 1998.

Joseph Khoury

Mr. Joseph Elias Khoury is Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Khoury was Senior Vice President of the Company since 2015 and was Vice President of the Company from 2007 to 2015.

Timothy Glandon

Mr. Timothy R. Glandon is Vice President of Methode Electronics, Inc., since September 2006. Prior thereto, Mr. Glandon was General Manager of Automotive Safety Technologies since 2001. Prior thereto, Mr. Glandon was Vice President and General Manager with American Components, Inc. from 1996 to 2001.

Brian Cadwallader

Mr. Brian James Cadwallader serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Cadwallader most recently served as Vice President, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel at Johnson Controls, Inc., a global diversified technology company. He previously spent 20 years at International Paper Company, a global diversified forest products company, most recently as Associate General Counsel. Prior to International Paper Company, Mr. Cadwallader also worked as National Associate Counsel at Presto Industries and Division Counsel at Bussmann, a division of Cooper Industries. Mr. Cadwallader has received a number of awards and accolades throughout his professional career for his outstanding leadership skills and accomplishments, including being named recipient of the Best Corporate Counsel – Public Company award by the Milwaukee Business Journal in 2016. Mr. Cadwallader received his Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Western Michigan University.

Martha Aronson

Ms. Martha Goldberg Aronson is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Aronson served from 2012 to 2016 as Executive Vice President and President, Global Healthcare, at Ecolab, Inc., a specialty chemical company. From 2010 to 2012, Ms. Goldberg Aronson was President, North America at Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., a global medical technology company. Prior to Hill-Rom, Ms. Goldberg Aronson spent 18 years at Medtronic, Inc., a medical technology provider, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Talent Officer. Ms. Goldberg Aronson is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., Conmed Corporation and the Guthrie Theater. Ms. Goldberg Aronson served as a director of Hutchinson Technology, Inc. from 2010 through 2016. Based on her extensive leadership experience and experience in the global health care markets, Ms. Goldberg Aronson has provided valuable insights to the Board.

Darren Dawson

Dr. Darren M. Dawson is a Independent Director of Methode Electronics, Inc. Dr. Dawson has served as the Dean of the College of Engineering of Kansas State University since July, 2014. Prior thereto, Dr. Dawson served as a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Clemson University, where he held various professor positions since 1990. His research interests include nonlinear control techniques for mechatronic systems, robotic manipulator systems and vision-based systems. Dr. Dawson’s work has been recognized by several awards, including the Clemson University Centennial Professorship in 2000. Dr. Dawson’s academic and technical background has provided the basis for continued contributions to the Board’s operations and deliberations.

Isabelle Goossen

Ms. Isabelle C. Goossen is a Independent Director of Methode Electronics, Inc., since 2004. Ms. Goossen served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association from March, 2011 thru March, 2017. Ms. Goossen served as the Vice President for Finance and Administration for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association from 2001 thru March, 2017. From 1986 through 1999, Ms. Goossen held several management positions with Premark International, Inc., a diversified consumer products company, most recently as Vice President and Treasurer from 1996 through 1999. Ms. Goossen serves as a director of the Columbian Financial Group, the parent company of Columbian Mutual Life Insurance and Columbian Life Insurance Company, each a life insurance company. In addition, Ms. Goossen is a trustee of Knox College and a director of the Cook County Health Foundation. Ms. Goossen has used her financial expertise and management background to make continued contributions to the Board.

Christopher Hornung

Mr. Christopher J. Hornung is a Independent Director of Methode Electronics, Inc., since 2004. Mr. Hornung co-founded Sturbridge Capital, an investment fund, in 2011. Mr. Hornung served as Chairman of Doskocil Manufacturing Company Inc., doing business as Petmate, a producer and distributor of pet products, from 2010 to May, 2017. Prior thereto, Mr. Hornung served as Chief Executive Officer of Next Testing, Inc., a provider of comprehensive, sport-specific athletic testing programs, from January 2007 to November 2013. From February 2004 through December 2006, Mr. Hornung served as President of the Pacific Cycle Division of Dorel Industries, Inc., a global consumer products company. Prior to the acquisition of Pacific Cycle by Dorel Industries Inc., Mr. Hornung served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Cycle. Mr. Hornung is a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and serves on an advisory board of the University of Wisconsin School of Business. His executive and entrepreneurial experience as well as his expertise regarding international sourcing and distribution has resulted in continued contributions to the Board.

Paul Shelton

Mr. Paul G. Shelton is a Independent Director of Methode Electronics, Inc., since 2004. Mr. Shelton retired in 2003 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of FleetPride Inc., an independent heavy-duty truck parts distributor. From 1981 through 2001, Mr. Shelton served in various management positions at AMCOL International Corporation, a supplier of specialty minerals and chemicals, most recently as Senior Vice President from 1994 through 2001 and Chief Financial Officer from 1984 through 2001. Mr. Shelton serves on two private company boards and was a former member of the board of directors of AMCOL International Corporation and six private companies. Mr. Shelton has used his executive, financial and board experience to contribute to the operations and deliberations of the Board.

Lawrence Skatoff

Mr. Lawrence B. Skatoff is a Independent Director of Methode Electronics, Inc., since 2004. Mr. Skatoff retired in 2001 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BorgWarner Inc., a manufacturer of highly engineered systems and components for the automotive industry. Prior to joining BorgWarner Inc., Mr. Skatoff was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Premark International, Inc., a diversified consumer products company, from 1991 through 1999. Before joining Premark, Mr. Skatoff was Vice President-Finance of Monsanto Company, a worldwide manufacturer of chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Mr. Skatoff’s executive experience and financial background has led to continued contributions to the Board.

Kristine Walczak

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