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Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (RYAM.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

DeLyle Bloomquist

61 2020 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Paul Boynton

55 2020 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Marcus Moeltner

55 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance

James Posze

55 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Chris Black

61 2017 Senior Vice President, Forest Products, Paper and Board Business

William Manzer

62 Senior Vice President - Manufacturing Operations

Frank Ruperto

54 2019 Senior Vice President - High Purity and High Yield Cellulose Business

Gabriela Garcia

44 2020 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller

R. Colby Slaughter

42 2020 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

John Carr

49 2020 Vice President - Business Optimization

Charles Adair

72 2015 Independent Director

Julie Dill

60 2018 Independent Director

James Kirsch

62 2014 Independent Director

David Mariano

57 2020 Independent Director

Thomas Morgan

66 2014 Independent Director

Lisa Palumbo

62 2014 Independent Director

Ivona Smith

50 2020 Independent Director

Mickey Walsh

Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer

Biographies

Name Description

DeLyle Bloomquist

Mr. DeLyle Wade Bloomquist has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company effective 5/19/2020. Mr. Bloomquist is currently a partner for Windrunner Management Advisors LLC (a management advisory services business). He retired in March 2015 as President, Global Chemical Business of Tata Chemicals Limited (an international inorganic chemical and fertilizer manufacturing company), a position he held since 2009. Previously, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of General Chemical Industrial Products Inc. (which was acquired by Tata Chemicals Limited in 2008) from 2004 to 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Bloomquist served at General Chemical Group Inc. in positions of increasing responsibility from 1991 to 2004, including Division Vice President and General Manager, Industrial Chemicals and Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Bloomquist serves on the Board of Directors of Crystal Peak Minerals Inc. (f/k a EPM Mining Ventures Inc.), Gran Colombia Gold Inc., Huber Engineered Materials, PDS Biotechnology Corporation (f/k/a Edge Therapeutics Inc.), Ciner Wyoming LLC and Scientia Vascular LLC. He is currently a partner for Ranch Estates LLC (a real estate developer). Mr. Bloomquist also served as a director of Vivos Therapeautics Inc., from April 2018 to March 2019, Costa Farms, Inc. from July 2016 to July 2017, a director of PDS Biotechnology Corporation from December 2014 to March 2019 and ANSAC from January 1998 to July 2009. He also serves on the Board of Business Advisors for the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, and on the Board of Advisors for Sonoran Capital. Mr. Bloomquist is a graduate of Brigham Young University and holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Paul Boynton

Mr. Paul G. Boynton has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective 5/19/2020. He previously held a number of positions of increasing responsibility with Rayonier Inc., including Senior Vice President, Performance Fibers from 2002 to 2008, Senior Vice President, Performance Fibers and Wood Products from 2008 to 2009, Executive Vice President, Forest Resources and Real Estate from 2009 to 2010, President and Chief Operating Officer from 2010 to 2011, President and CEO from January 2012 to May 2012 and Chairman, President and CEO from May 2012 to June 2014. Mr. Boynton joined Rayonier Inc. as Director, Specialty Pulp Marketing and Sales in 1999. Prior to joining Rayonier Inc., he eld positions with 3M Corporation from 1990 to 1999, including as Global Brand Manager, 3M Home Care Division. Mr. Boynton has served on the Board of Directors of The Brink’s Company since 2010, and is a member of the Board of Governors and Executive Committee of the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers and a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Jacksonville Branch. From 2012 until 2014 Mr. Boynton also served as a director of Rayonier Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University, an MBA from the University of Iowa and graduated from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Advanced Management Program.

Marcus Moeltner

Mr. Marcus J. Moeltner CPA serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance of the Company. He joined the Company in November of 2017 at its headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, as Vice President, Corporate Development and Planning, in connection with the Company’s acquisition of Tembec Inc. He had rejoined Tembec Inc. in May 2008 as Vice President, Corporate Development. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Moeltner was Vice President, Finance for Grant Forest Products Inc., a Canadian forest products producer, where he was responsible for leading a team responsible for financial analysis, treasury, cost accounting, risk management, and taxation across its business operations. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Moeltner held various roles at Tembec Inc., including Director, Business Planning, and Vice President, Business Analysis and Control. Mr. Moeltner began his professional career with Kimberly-Clark Corporation in 1987 and, during his tenure there, held various finance positions of increasing responsibility in Canada, France, England, and the United States. Mr. Moeltner holds an Honors Bachelor of Commerce degree from Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario. He is also a CPA, CMA receiving his accreditation in Ontario.

James Posze

Mr. James L. Posze Jr. serves as Senior Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. From October 2010 to March 2013, Mr. Posze was Vice President, Human Resources at Rayonier Inc. and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Human Resources in March 2013, a position he held until June 2014. Following our 2014 spinoff, Mr. Posze was appointed to his current position for the Company. Prior to joining Rayonier Inc., Mr. Posze was with Albemarle Corporation (a manufacturer of polymers and fine chemicals), where he served as Global Director, Human Resources for more than eight years. Mr. Posze holds a bachelors degree in management from Western Kentucky University.

Chris Black

Mr. Chris Black serves as Senior Vice President, Forest Products, Paper and Board Business of the Company. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. Black was Executive Vice President, Forest Products, Pulp and Paper at Tembec. Mr. Black began his career in 1983 with Kimberly-Clark Corporation where, over a ten-year period, he held increasingly senior positions in finance and marketing. In 1992, he joined Navistar as Director of Marketing and continued in the heavy truck industry in several sales and general management roles until joining Tembec in 2000. Mr. Black joined Tembec as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Newsprint Division and was appointed Executive Vice President, Forest Products, Pulp and Paper in 2013. He holds a B.A. in Economics and a M.B.A. (Finance) from York University in Toronto.

William Manzer

Mr. William R. Manzer serves as Senior Vice President - Manufacturing Operations of the Company. Mr. Manzer joined Rayonier Inc. as Vice President, Manufacturing Operations in January 2011, a position he held until June 2014. Following our 2014 spinoff, Mr. Manzer was appointed to his current position for the Company. Prior to joining Rayonier Inc., from September 2001 to December, 2010, he was employed in various senior manufacturing roles for Fraser Papers (a manufacturer of specialized printing, publishing and converting papers) and most recently served as their Senior Vice President, Business Strategy and Projects. Previously, Mr. Manzer worked from January 1991 to August 2001 for Champion International and from June 1980 until December 1991 for Fraser Papers in various pulp and paper manufacturing roles. His responsibilities have included various roles at pulp and paper mills in the US and Canada. Mr. Manzer holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Maine, Orono.

Frank Ruperto

Mr. Frank A. Ruperto serves as Senior Vice President - High Purity and High Yield Cellulose Business of the Company., effective July 8, 2019. Mr. Ruperto joined Rayonier Inc. in March 2014 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategic Planning, a position he held until June 2014. Following our 2014 spinoff, he was appointed to the same position at the Company and was appointed to his current position in November 2014. Prior to joining Rayonier Inc., from 2003 to 2012, he served as Managing Director, Mergers and Acquisitions for Banc of America Securities and, subsequent to their merger, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (each a consumer banking and financial services provider). From 1996 to 2003, Mr. Ruperto held various positions at Merrill Lynch & Co. including Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions. Prior to that, Mr. Ruperto was an Associate with Kidder Peabody & Co./PaineWebber Inc. from 1993 to 1995 and with Smith Barney Inc. from 1995 to 1996. From 1988 to 1991, he was a Corporate Finance Analyst with Alex. Brown & Sons Inc. Mr. Ruperto received a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in economics from Harvard College and holds an MBA, with a major in finance, from The Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania.

Gabriela Garcia

Ms. Gabriela Garcia has been appointed as Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Company effective 9/1/2020. She was most recently the Controller for Nexeo Plastics Parent Inc. located in Houston, TX, a position she held from July 2019 to February 2020. Previously, she was the Assistant Controller and Controller for Nexeo Solutions Inc. from July 2012 to June 2019. Ms. Garcia also has approximately 23 years of progressive accounting experience working for firms such as Harken Energy Corporation, Reliant Energy, Inc., Air Liquide USA, LLC, Marathon Oil Company, and Geokinetics, Inc. Ms. Garcia is a Certified Public Accountant with an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in marketing, a MS degree in accounting from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, and an MBA from Houston Baptist University.

R. Colby Slaughter

Mr. R. Colby Slaughter J.D. serves as Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. He joined Rayonier Inc. in January 2013 as Senior Counsel, a position he held until June 2014. Following our 2014 spinoff from Rayonier Inc., he was appointed to the same position at the Company. In May 2016, he was appointed Assistant General Counsel and, effective March 21, 2020, he has been appointed Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining Rayonier Inc., Mr. Slaughter was an Associate with the law firm of K&L Gates LLP from 2007 to 2013. Mr. Slaughter holds a B.S. in Business Management from Brigham Young University and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law.

John Carr

Mr. John P. Carr has been appointed as Vice President - Business Optimization of the Company effective 9/1/2020. He joined Rayonier Inc. as Controller, Performance Fibers in July 2006, a position he held until June 2014. Following our 2014 spinoff, Mr. Carr was elected Vice President, Controller of the Company and was elected to his current position effective January 1, 2016. Prior to joining Rayonier Inc., from March 2002 to July 2006, he served as Vice President and Controller at The Haskell Company. From October 2000 to March 2002, Mr. Carr was Director of Financial Reporting, Mergers and Acquisitions at CommTec Industries, Inc. and from September 1993 to October 2000, he was an Audit Manager at Arthur Andersen, LLP. Mr. Carr holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting from the University of North Florida. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Charles Adair

Mr. Charles Edward Adair serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Adair is the President of Kowaliga Capital, Inc., an investment company, since 1993. Mr. Adair previously worked for Durr-Fillauer Medical, Inc. where he served in various capacities including President and Chief Operating Officer from 1973 to 1992. Mr. Adair has served on the Board of Directors of Tech Data Corporation since 1995 and Torchmark Corporation since 2003. Mr. Adair also served on the Board of Directors of PSS World Medical, Inc. (PSS), from 2002 through February 2013, when PSS was acquired by McKesson Corp. Mr. Adair is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama.

Julie Dill

Ms. Julie Ann Dill serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Dill most recently served as the Chief Communications Officer for Spectra Energy Corp. (Spectra) (which operated in three key areas of the natural gas industry: transmission and storage, distribution, and gathering and processing) from 2013 until Spectra’s merger with Enbridge, Inc. in February 2017. She previously served as the Group Vice President of Strategy for Spectra and the President and CEO of Spectra Energy Partners, LP from 2012 until 2013, and prior to that served as President of Union Gas Limited from 2007 until 2011. Previously, Ms. Dill served in various financial and operational roles with Duke Energy, Duke Energy International and Shell Oil Company. She serves on the Board of Directors of QEP Resources, Inc. and InterPipeline Ltd., on the advisory board of Centuri Construction Group and Southern Star Energy Inc. Ms. Dill is a member of the Advisory Council for the College of Business and Economics at New Mexico State University and sits on the Community Relations Committee of the Health System Board of Memorial Hermann Hospital. Previously, she sat on the board of directors of Spectra Energy Partners, LP from 2012 to February 2017. Ms. Dill holds a B.B.A. from New Mexico State University and graduated from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Advanced Management Program.

James Kirsch

Mr. James F. Kirsch serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kirsch served as the Chairman, President and CEO of Ferro Corporation (a leading producer of specialty materials and chemicals) from 2006 to 2012. He joined Ferro in October 2004 as its President and Chief Operating Officer, was appointed CEO and Director in November 2005 and was elected Chairman in December 2006. Prior to that, from 2002 through 2004, he served as President of Quantum Composites, Inc. (a manufacturer of thermoset molding compounds, parts and sub-assemblies for the automotive, aerospace, electrical and HVAC industries). From 2000 through 2002, he served as President and director of Ballard Generation Systems, Inc. and Vice President for Ballard Power Systems Inc. in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Mr. Kirsch began his career with The Dow Chemical Company, where he spent 19 years and held various positions of increasing responsibility, including global business director of Propylene Oxide and Derivatives and Global Vice President of Electrochemicals. He serves as a director of GCP Applied Technologies Inc., since October 2018. Mr. Kirsch formerly served as a director of Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc., formerly known as Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. from March 2010 to August 2014 and as the Executive Chairman from January 2014 to August 2014. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University.

David Mariano

Mr. David C. Mariano has been appointed as Independent Director of the Company effective 5/18/2020. Mr. Mariano has been Managing Director of DCM Capital, a private investment firm with holdings in the equity and debt of public and private companies. From 1998 to 2011, prior to founding DCM Capital, he was Managing Partner of Wellspring Capital Management, a registered investment advisor focusing on turnaround and restructuring opportunities in a range of industries. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Mariano served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Neucel Specialty Cellulose, a manufacturer and seller of dissolving wood pulp products, including high purity specialty cellulose and viscose pulps, and in that role he gained extensive experience in operations and building customer relationships in the markets served by Neucel. Since the sale of Neucel in 2011, Mr. Mariano has been a consultant, advisor and investor involving many companies in the dissolving wood pulp industry. During his tenure at Wellspring, Mr. Mariano also served on the boards of several of its portfolio companies, including Paragon Trade Brands, Residential Services Group and Home Décor. Prior to his career at Wellspring, Mr. Mariano was a Managing Director at the Blackstone Group and a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young. Born and raised in Manila in the Philippines, Mr. Mariano holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MBA from Duke University.

Thomas Morgan

Mr. Thomas Irving Morgan serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Morgan is a Senior Advisor to AEA Investors LP (a New York private equity firm). He was formerly a partner and Lead Director of the Advisory Board of BPV Capital Management LLC (an investment manager of mutual funds) from April 2013 to May 2016. Mr. Morgan also served as the Chairman of Baker & Taylor, Inc. (a leading distributor of books, videos and music products to libraries, institutions and retailers) from July 2008 to January 2014, and served as the CEO from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Morgan also served as the CEO of Hughes Supply Inc. (a diversified wholesale distributor of construction, repair and maintenance-related products) from 2003 to 2006, as President from 2001 to 2006, and as Chief Operating Officer from 2001 to 2003. Previously, he served as CEO of Enfotrust Networks, LLC, Value America, Inc. and US Office Products Co. He also served for 22 years at Genuine Parts Company in positions of increasing responsibility from 1975 to 1997. Mr. Morgan has been a director of Tech Data Corporation since 2007. He formerly served as a director of ITT Educational Services, Inc. (January 2013 to September 2016), Rayonier Inc. (January 2012 to June 2014), Baker & Taylor, Inc. and Waste Management, Inc. Mr. Morgan holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.

Lisa Palumbo

Ms. Lisa M. Palumbo J.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Palumbo served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Parsons Brinckerhoff Group Inc. (a global consulting firm providing planning, design, construction and program management services for critical infrastructure projects) from 2008 until her retirement in January 2015. Prior to that, Ms. Palumbo served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of EDO Corporation (a defense technology company) from 2002 to 2008. In 2001, Ms. Palumbo served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Moore Corporation; from 1997 to 2001 she served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Rayonier Inc., and from 1987 to 1997 she served in positions of increasing responsibility, including Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for Avnet, Inc. (a global distributor of technology products). Ms. Palumbo holds bachelor’s and juris doctorate degrees from Rutgers University.

Ivona Smith

Ms. Ivona Smith has been appointed as Independent Director of the Company effective 5/18/2020. Smith is an advisor at Drivetrain LLC, an independent fiduciary services firm. She has over 25 of experience in the financial services industry, providing financial and investment advisory services and acting as portfolio manager and managing director at various investment management and advisory firms, including Restoration Capital Management LLC, a hedge fund that she co-founded in 2001. She also previously served as Managing Director, Fair Oaks Capital LP, Co-Portfolio Manager Tribeca Investments, LLC, a subsidiary of Citigroup/Traveler's, and as an Analyst and Financial Consultant at various firms, including Kidder Peabody and Ernst and Young. Ms. Smith previously served as an independent director of ITN Networks LLC. Ms. Smith holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Fordham University and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.

Mickey Walsh

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