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Ryerson Holding Corp (RYI.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Edward Lehner

54 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Burbach

59 2007 President of North-West Region

Kevin Richardson

58 2007 President of South-East Region

Mark Silver

49 2020 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President, General Counsel

John Orth

53 2019 Executive Vice President - Operations

Molly Kannan

38 2020 Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller

Eva Kalawski

64 2007 Director

Jacob Kotzubei

51 2010 Director

Philip Norment

60 2014 Director

Mary Sigler

65 2010 Director

Kirk Calhoun

76 2014 Independent Director

Court Carruthers

47 2017 Independent Director

Stephen Larson

63 2014 Independent Director

Jeffrey Horwitz

2017 Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Edward Lehner

Mr. Edward J. Lehner serves as President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Previously, he had served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since August 2012. Prior to joining the Company, he served as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer for PSC Metals, Inc. from 2009 to 2012. PSC Metals is a North American ferrous and non-ferrous scrap processor. Mr. Lehner earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Cincinnati.

Michael Burbach

Mr. Michael J. Burbach serves as President of North-West Region of the Company. Prior to that time, he had served the Company as its President, Midwest Region since 2007. Mr. Burbach began his metals career as an inside sales representative at Vincent Metals in 1984 and has held procurement, sales and product management roles in the metals industry as well as roles in operations and senior management. Mr. Burbach received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Kevin Richardson

Mr. Kevin D. Richardson serves as President of South-East Region of the Company. Mr. Richardson started his metals career in 1985 and held a series of commercial and sales management roles before being named a Vice President of the Company in 2000. Mr. Richardson received a bachelor’s degree in business management and economics from North Carolina State University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.

Mark Silver

Mr. Mark S. Silver J.D. serves as Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Previously, he served as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary from February 2016, to January 2020, and as Vice President & Managing Counsel from January 2012 until February 2016. Prior to his time at the Company, from 2006 until 2012, Mr. Silver served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Sara Lee Corporation, a consumer goods company. Mr. Silver earned a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Illinois and a Juris Doctor from Harvard University.

John Orth

Mr. John E. Orth Ph.D. serves as Executive Vice President - Operations of the Company. Prior to that, Mr. Orth served as Senior Vice President – Operations of the Corporation since January 2018. Prior to joining the Corporation, since December 2011, Mr. Orth had served in various capacities for Morgan Advanced Materials, a global-materials engineering company, including as Global Managing Director (Advanced Ceramics and Metals) from March 2016 to August 2017, and as a Vice President from February 2013 to March 2016. Mr. Orth earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University, and his master’s degree in materials science and engineering and doctorate’s degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Molly Kannan

Ms. Molly D. Kannan serves as Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller of the Company. She currently also serves as Interim Principal Financial Officer of the Company. Previously, she served as our Corporate Controller since 2015, and held several various leadership positions within the Company. Ms. Kannan earned both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Eva Kalawski

Ms. Eva M. Kalawski J.D. serves as Director of the Company. Ms. Kalawski joined Platinum in 1997, is a former Partner at Platinum and served as the firm’s General Counsel until July 2018. She currently serves as Special Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Platinum, and serves or has served as an officer and/or director of many of the firm’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining Platinum in 1997, Ms. Kalawski was Vice President of Human Resources, General Counsel and Secretary for Pilot Software, Inc. Ms. Kalawski earned a Bachelor of Political Science and French from Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. Ms. Kalawski’s expertise and experience managing the legal operations of many portfolio companies has led the Board to conclude that she has the background and skills necessary to serve as a director of the Company.

Jacob Kotzubei

Mr. Jacob T. Kotzubei J.D. serves as Director of the Company. He joined Platinum in 2002 and is a Partner at the firm. Mr. Kotzubei serves as a director of a number of Platinum’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining Platinum in 2002, Mr. Kotzubei was a Vice President of the Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division – High Tech Group in New York City, and the head of the East Coast Semiconductor Group. Previously, he was an attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York City, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Kotzubei received a Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and holds a Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law. Mr. Kotzubei serves on the board of directors of KEMET Corp. (NYSE: KEM), and Key Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: KEG). Mr. Kotzubei’s experience in executive management oversight, private equity, capital markets and transactional matters has led the Board of Directors to conclude that he has the varied expertise necessary to serve as a director of the Company.

Philip Norment

Mr. Philip E. Norment serves as Director of the Company. He is a Partner at Platinum. He is a member of Platinum’s Investment Committee, and the President, Portfolio Operations, responsible for evaluating acquisition opportunities and integrating new acquisitions into the portfolio. Prior to joining Platinum in 1997, Mr. Norment served in a variety of management positions at Pilot Software, Inc., achieving the position of Chief Operating Officer. Over the course of 12 years, he worked in the areas of global support, operations, consultative services and sales support. Mr. Norment currently serves as the chairman of the board of directors and on the audit committee of Key Energy Services Inc. (NYSE: KEG). Mr. Norment earned a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Mr. Norment’s experience in executive management oversight, private equity, and transactional matters has led the Board to conclude that he has the varied expertise necessary to serve as a director of the Company.

Mary Sigler

Ms. Mary Ann Sigler CPA serves as Director of the Company. She serves as Platinum’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Ms. Sigler joined Platinum in 2004 and is responsible for overall accounting, tax and financial reporting as well as managing strategic planning projects for the firm. Prior to joining Platinum, Ms. Sigler was with Ernst & Young LLP for 25 years where she was a Partner. Ms. Sigler holds a Master of Business Taxation from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the California State University at Fullerton. Ms. Sigler is a Certified Public Accountant in California, as well as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. She currently serves on the board of directors of Key Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: KEG). Ms. Sigler’s experience in accounting and strategic planning matters has led the Board to conclude that she has the requisite qualifications to serve as a director of the Company and facilitate its continued growth.

Kirk Calhoun

Mr. Kirk K. Calhoun serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Calhoun joined the public accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP in 1965 and served as a partner of the firm from 1975 until his retirement in 2002. Mr. Calhoun has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern California and is a Certified Public Accountant (non-practicing) in California. He currently serves on the board of directors and audit committees of NantHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: NH) and PLx Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXP), as well as on the board of directors of three private companies. Mr. Calhoun has previously served on the boards and audit committees of eight other public companies. Mr. Calhoun’s experience serving on public company audit committees and boards of directors and his past work as a partner with Ernst & Young LLP has led the Board to conclude that Mr. Calhoun has the requisite expertise to serve as a director of the Company and qualifies as a financial expert for audit committee purposes.

Court Carruthers

Mr. Court D. Carruthers serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Carruthers serves as President and CEO of TricorBraun, Inc. a global packaging solutions company, where he also is a director. He is the founder and principal of CKAL Advisory Partners, LLC. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Group President, Americas, of W.W. Grainger, Inc., a broad-line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products, from 2013 until July 2015. Prior to that time, he had served Grainger as President, Grainger U.S., from 2012 until 2013; President, Grainger International, from 2009 until 2012; and President, Acklands-Grainger, from 2006 until 2009. He was appointed a Senior Vice President of Grainger in 2007. Mr. Carruthers serves as a director of US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD). He is a past director of a number of private and public companies including MonotaRO Co. Ltd., PSS Companies, Shoes For Crews LLC, Follett Corp., and Foundation Building Materials, LLC. Mr. Carruthers currently serves on the boards of the Montessori School of Lake Forest, Lake Forest Winter Club, and the Groton Community Center. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Canada, non-practicing), and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and a Master of Business Administration from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. His substantial prior experience as a senior executive for a large international distribution company has led the Board to conclude that Mr. Carruthers has the background and skills necessary to serve as a director of the Company.

Stephen Larson

Mr. Stephen P. Larson serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Larson completed a 35-year career with Caterpillar Inc. in 2014 after holding multiple positions in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing and logistics. Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. His senior leadership positions for Caterpillar included roles as Product Manager; Regional Manager for Canada and the Eastern United States; Vice President, Caterpillar Financial Services - Asia Pacific; Caterpillar Logistics President - Americas region; and from 2007 until his retirement, Vice President, Caterpillar Inc. and President and Chairman of Caterpillar Logistics Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. From November 2015 to August 2016, Mr. Larson served as Interim Chief Executive Officer and was already a member of the board of directors of Neovia Logistics Services, LLC (formerly Caterpillar Logistics Services), a global industrial contract logistics company. Mr. Larson previously served for six years as a Commissioner on the board of the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria, Illinois. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration, both from Western Illinois University. Mr. Larson’s experience in accounting, finance and other areas for a large international manufacturer has led the Board to conclude that he has the background and skills necessary to serve as a director of the Company.

Jeffrey Horwitz

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