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Martinrea International Inc (MRE.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Wildeboer

59 2015 Executive Chairman of the Board

Pat D'Eramo

56 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Fred Di Tosto

2011 Chief Financial Officer

Robert Fairchild

Executive Vice President - Sales and Engineering

Armando Pagliari

2006 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Alfredo Alonso

Executive Vice President - Fluids

Peter Cirulis

Executive Vice President, Aluminum

Bruce Johnson

2017 Executive Vice President - Metallics

Ganesh Iyer

Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Engineering

Kerri Pope

2014 Vice President - Legal and Corporate Secretary

Mike Mike

Vice President, Lean Manufacturing

Larry Paine

Vice President, Flexible Manufacturing Group

Hany Morsy

2013 Chief Internal Auditor

Fred Olson

72 2007 Lead Independent Director

Scott Balfour

54 2013 Independent Director

Roman Doroniuk

61 2014 Independent Director

Terrence Lyons

70 2014 Independent Director

Sandra Pupatello

56 2014 Independent Director

David Schoch

68 2018 Independent Director

Molly Shoichet

2019 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Wildeboer

Mr. Robert Peter Edward (Rob) Wildeboer is an Executive Chairman of the Board of Martinrea International Inc. He joined the Company as Executive Chairman in August, 2001, and as a full-time employee in January, 2002. He is a founder of the Company. Prior to joining the Company as a full-time executive, Mr. Wildeboer was a partner of Wildeboer Dellelce LLP, a law firm that practises corporate, securities and tax law that he co-founded in 1993; prior to that, Mr. Wildeboer had been a lawyer with Stikeman, Elliott LLP; an associate professor of law at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he taught corporate law and corporate finance; and a regulator with the Ontario Securities Commission. Mr. Wildeboer was director and Vice Chair of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA), retiring in 2015; is a director of the Canadian Automotive Partnership Counsel (CAPC) and co-chair of CAPC’s Investment Committee; is a past member of the Science, Technology and Innovation Council of Canada, retiring in 2014; was a member of the Ontario Manufacturing Council; is past Chair of the CEO Manufacturing Advisory Council of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association; was a member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Minister of Finance of Canada until 2015; was a member of the Advanced Manufacturing Economic Strategy Table to the federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Development in 2018 and 2019; was Chair of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, a leading public policy think tank, retiring in 2018, and remains on its Advisory Board; is Chair of Cardus, a leading Christian public policy think tank; and is involved with numerous charitable and public policy organizations. He has been an advisor to the governments of Canada and Ontario on a variety of economic, manufacturing and technology mandates.

Pat D'Eramo

Mr. Pat D'Eramo serves as a President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Martinrea International Inc. He joined the Company as President and Chief Executive Officer in November, 2014 and was elected to the Board of Directors in June, 2015. Mr. D’Eramo has had a long and career in the automotive business, with extensive metalforming and parts manufacturing experience. Most recently, he has been the President of Dana Corporation’s Commercial Vehicle Technology group, leading the global heavy truck driveline business, with presence in the Americas, Europe, India, Australia and a major joint venture in China. Previously, he was the Chief Manufacturing Officer, Asia Pacific, North America and South America and President North America for Benteler Automotive, a world leading automotive metalforming company. As President, Mr. D’Eramo was responsible for manufacturing, engineering, purchasing, logistics, sales and business development. From 2001 to 2009, Mr. D’Eramo worked for Toyota, serving as a Vice President of manufacturing after holding several general manager roles. As Vice President, he had responsibility for all vehicle manufacturing operations in Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky assembly plant, Toyota’s second largest facility globally, which earned JD Power quality awards for one of the best facilities for quality in the world. Prior to that, Mr. D’Eramo spent 16 years with General Motors working in a variety of manufacturing positions, including plant manager of GM’s metal fabricating division in Oshawa, Ontario and manager of the stamping plant for NUMMI, the joint venture of GM and Toyota. Mr. D’Eramo began his automotive career at Saturn Corporation. Mr. D’Eramo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in manufacturing management from Kettering University. He also completed the Toyota Executive Development Program through The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Fred Di Tosto

Mr. Fred Di Tosto is a Chief Financial Officer of Martinrea International Inc. Mr. Di Tosto is a chartered accountant with 10 years of experience in public accounting servicing various multinational companies operating in the manufacturing sector. Mr. Di Tosto joined the Company in June 2010 as Vice President of Finance. Mr. Di Tosto was a senior manager with KPMG, LLP prior to June, 2010 and prior to October, 2007 was a manager with KPMG LLP.

Robert Fairchild

Mr. Robert Fairchild is a Executive Vice President - Sales and Engineering of the Company. He joined Martinrea as Vice President, Sales in February, 2015. From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Fairchild was Vice President, Sales, Estimating and Business Development at Valiant Machine & Tool Co. and from 2009 to 2012 was Vice President, Sales and Business Development at Benteler Automotive Corporation.

Armando Pagliari

Mr. Armando Pagliari is a Executive Vice President - Human Resources of the Company.

Alfredo Alonso

Mr. Alfredo Alonso is a Executive Vice President - Fluids of the Company.

Peter Cirulis

Mr. Peter Cirulis is Executive Vice President, Aluminum of the Company.

Bruce Johnson

Mr. Bruce Johnson serves as a Executive Vice President - Metallics of Martinrea International Inc. Prior thereto, Vice President - Operations of the company. Mr. Johnson was prevoiusly Vice President of Martinrea International Inc. Prior to August 2007, he was President and Chief Operating Officer, Van Rob Inc.

Ganesh Iyer

Mr. Ganesh Iyer is Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Engineering of the Company.

Kerri Pope

Ms. Kerri Pope serves as a Vice President - Legal and Corporate Secretary of Martinrea International Inc. Prior thereto, Director - Legal Services and Assistant Corporate Secretary of the company. Ms. Pope who prior to August 2008, was an associate at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP.

Mike Mike

Mr. Mike Leal is Vice President, Lean Manufacturing of the Company.

Larry Paine

Mr. Larry Paine is Vice President, Flexible Manufacturing Group of the Company.

Hany Morsy

Mr. Hany Morsy is Chief Internal Auditor of the Company.

Fred Olson

Mr. Fred Olson serves as a Lead Independent Director of Martinrea International Inc. Until the end of 2007, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Webasto Roof Systems Inc. and until June, 2009, was the President of Webasto Product North America, the North American subsidiary of Webasto AG of Stockdorf, Germany. Webasto is the worldwide leader in developing and manufacturing innovative roof and thermo systems for passenger cars and light truck vehicles. Mr. Olson was responsible for all car and truck platforms produced in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Prior to July 2000, Mr. Olson was Vice-President, Operations and Chief Operating Officer of Webasto Sunroofs, Inc. which was a joint venture between Webasto AG and Magna International Inc. In July, 2000, Webasto AG purchased Magna’s 50% share in Webasto Sunroofs, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Olson held a variety of senior management positions with increasing responsibility with several leading automotive manufacturers, including Dortec Industries, TRW, Chrysler and American Motors. Mr. Olson is a past member of the Board of Directors for three of the operating companies within Webasto. He has operated a casting facility as a general manager, experience relevant to the business of Martinrea Honsel, the Company’s aluminium products subsidiary, where Mr. Olson sits on the board and routinely visits its operations. Mr. Olson has a BBA from Lambton College. He successfully completed the Directors Education Program from the Institute of Corporate Directors which is provided by the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto in 2011. Mr. Olson is the Lead Director and a member of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and CGNC as well as a co-Chair of the Special Committee.

Scott Balfour

Mr. Scott C. Balfour serves as a Independent Director of Martinrea International Inc. Mr. Balfour is currently the Chief Operating Officer, NorthEast and Caribbean, Emera Inc. a publicly listed (TSX: EMA) energy services company which owns and invests in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, gas transmission, and utility services and provides energy marketing, trading and other energy-related management services. Mr. Balfour is a seasoned business executive, with over 25 years of business experience in various roles. Previous to his position at Emera Incorporated, Mr. Balfour spent 17 years as the Chief Financial Officer and then President, as well as director, of Aecon Group Inc. now Canada’s largest publicly traded infrastructure and construction company, which grew from a revenue base of $63 million in 1994 when he joined Aecon to $2.8 billion over his tenure, based on significant organic growth and growth through successful acquisitions. Mr. Balfour is also the past chair of the Ontario Energy Association, and prior to his tenure at Aecon was an account manager with increasing responsibilities at two of Canada’s leading banks. Mr. Balfour has considerable M&A experience, has strong expertise in all types of financing, including public and private debt and equity, and is an experienced public company executive with chief financial officer, senior executive and director experience. Mr. Balfour holds an undergraduate degree in business administration (honours) from Wilfrid Laurier University and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Balfour is Chair of the Audit Committee, a member of the Compensation Committee and CGNC, and co-Chair of the Special Committee.

Roman Doroniuk

Mr. Roman Doroniuk is Independent Director of Martinrea International Inc. Mr. Doroniuk currently operates his own financial and strategic advisory services business. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 30 years of business experience and is a recognized expert in restructurings and financial advisory work. Previously, he has served as Chief Operating Officer of Magna Entertainment; Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning of Magna International; President and Chief Operating Officer of Lions Gate Entertainment; Chief Financial Officer of Alliance Communications; and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of People’s Jewellers Corporation, among other executive positions. Mr. Doroniuk has served as audit committee chair of several public companies. Mr. Doroniuk also previously served as the special receiver of Livent Inc. His previous board positions include Aimia Inc. (TSX : AIM), where he also served as Audit Committee Chair (Mr. Doroniuk retired from the Aimia Board in 2019), The Forzani Group, Canadian Airlines Corporation, Lions Gate Entertainment and Peoples Jewellers. Mr. Doroniuk is Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Prior to 2019, Mr. Doroniuk was also a member of the CGNC.

Terrence Lyons

Mr. Terrence A. (Terry) Lyons serves as Independent Director of Martinrea International Inc. Mr. Lyons has over 42 years of experience in the development, financing and management of natural resource, manufacturing, real estate and merchant banking companies. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Mr. Lyons currently serves as the Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc., as well as a Director of Canaccord’s subsidiaries in the U.K. (Chairman), U.S., Australia and Asia. He is also a director of several public corporations including Sprott Resource Holdings Inc. (Chairman). Mr. Lyons is past Chairman of Polaris Materials Corporation, recently acquired by U.S. Concrete, Northgate Minerals Corporation, which was acquired by Aurico Gold (now Alamos) creating a new midcap gold company and past Chairman of Eacom Timber Corporation which was sold to a private equity firm. He was previously a Director of the B.C. Pavilion Corporation (Pavco), Chairman of Westmin Mining and Vice Chairman of Battle Mountain Gold. Mr. Lyons has been active in Junior Achievement, the United Way, Special Olympics and other charitable and sports organizations (including swimming and water polo). He is past Chairman of the Mining Association of B.C., past Co-Chairman of the B.C. Business Hall of Fame, a past Governor and Member of the Executive Committee of the B.V. Business Council, a past Governor of the Olympic Foundation of Canada, former Chairman of Sport B.C., a past President of Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club and a past member of the B.C. Board of the Institute of Corporate Directors and is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. In 2007, Mr. Lyons was awarded the Inco Medal by the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy for distinguished service to the mining industry. Mr. Lyons is a Civil Engineer (UBC) with an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Ly

Sandra Pupatello

Ms. Sandra Pupatello is a Independent Director of Martinrea International Inc. She current serves as the Chair at Hydro One, Inc. Ms. Pupatello was elected as a director at the Company’s annual general and special meeting in 2014. Ms. Pupatello is past Chair of Hydro One, the Province of Ontario’s crown corporation responsible for electrical transmission, which is Canada’s largest transmission company, and now serves as a director. She is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Economic Development Corporation of Windsor and Essex County, and serves as a Director, Business Development and Global Markets, of PricewaterhouseCoopers, with a focus on India, China, Brazil and the Middle East. Previously Ms. Pupatello served as a member of the provincial parliament of the Province of Ontario for 16 years, including leadership roles as a Member of the Premier’s Executive of Cabinet. In 2003, she was appointed to cabinet as Minister of Community and Social Services with responsibility for Women's Issues. She was the Ontario Minister of Economic Development & Trade from 2006 to 2011 and Ontario’s Chief Investment Officer, her agency being awarded the top ranking in North America for economic development and for foreign direct investment in 2011. In this role, Ms. Pupatello was a leading advocate for, as well as participant in, the Canadian automotive industry, and was a member of the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council (CAPC). In 2008 and 2009, as Minister, she was heavily involved in providing assistance from the Government of Ontario to General Motors and Chrysler in order for them to continue operations. As Minister, she has signed strategic trade and sectoral investment cooperation agreements in important global markets including China, the European Union, Mexico and Brazil, all markets in which the Company operates. Ms. Pupatello was previously the Minister of Education and Minister of Community & Social Services for the Province of Ontario. Ms. Pupatello holds a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Windsor,

David Schoch

Mr. David Linden Schoch is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Schoch has over 40 years of experience as a recognized leader in the automotive industry with an outstanding record of transformation and growth. Throughout his career, Mr. Schoch served in global business and finance leadership positions at Ford Motor Company in Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, Central/South America and North America. Prior to his retirement in late 2017, he served as Group VicePresident and President, Asia Pacific, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ford China. Mr. Schoch has extensive board experience having served with many Ford subsidiaries and joint ventures, and currently sits as a trustee of the Ford Motor Company Fund, Lycoming College and the Dean’s Council of the Fox School of Business at Temple University. Operationally, Mr. Schoch built and expanded assembly plants and grew businesses all over the world; oversaw joint venture operations in many countries; managed restructurings; and led businesses with revenues of up to $30 billion and responsible for over 20,000 employees. Mr. Schoch was the Chief Financial Officer of Ford in the Americas from 2009-2011. He served as Executive Director for Ford’s operations in Canada, Mexico and South America, and was Chief Financial Officer and VP Finance and Strategic Planning for Ford Europe. Before joining Ford of Europe, Mr. Schoch was Chief Financial Officer of Ford’s Asia Pacific Operations. Mr. Schoch’s extensive global experience also includes senior leadership positions in South America and South Africa. Mr. Schoch continues to serve on several public, private and non-profit boards, along with guest lecturing on global leadership at several universities. Mr. Schoch holds a BA in Business from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Philadelphia and an MBA from Temple University, Fox School of Business. Mr. Schoch is currently a member of the Audit Committee of the Company. In 2018, he was also a member of the Compensation Committee and of the CGNC.

Molly Shoichet

Dr. Molly Shoichet is a Independent Director of the Company. She is a new director nominee. Professor Shoichet holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair and has been on the faculty at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto since 1995. Dr. Shoichet has published over 650 papers, patents and abstracts and has given over 375 lectures worldwide. She currently leads a laboratory of 25 and has graduated 190 researchers. Her researc h is focused on drug and cell delivery strategies in the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, retina) and 3Dhydrogel culture systems to model cancer. Dr. Shoichet is currently serving as a director of the Ontario Science Centre and of MaRS, reflecting her passions for science communication and innovation. Dr. Shoichet has co-founded three companies relating to her patented research, serving as a director and/or officer, also raising financing for each company. She is currently Director and co-Founder of AmacaThera Inc. She is also actively engaged in translational research, science outreach and community service. Dr. Shoichet received her SB from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1987) and her PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Polymer Science and Engineering (1992).