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Sensient Technologies Corp (SXT.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Manning

42 2016 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Rolfs

52 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Michael Geraghty

55 2012 President - Color Group

Gautam Grover

47 2015 President - Flavors and Fragrances Group

Robert Wilkins

60 2009 President - Asia Pacific Group

Jeffrey Makal

53 2010 Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

John Manning

48 2016 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Kimberly Chase

48 2016 Vice President, Treasurer

Kimberly Morin

54 2015 Vice President - Human Resources

Elaine Wedral

73 2014 Lead Independent Director

Hank Brown

77 2004 Independent Director

Joseph Carleone

71 2015 Independent Director

Edward Cichurski

75 2015 Independent Director

Fergus Clydesdale

80 1998 Independent Director

Mario Ferruzzi

42 2015 Independent Director

Donald Landry

62 2015 Independent Director

Deborah McKeithan-Gebhardt

58 2015 Independent Director

Scott Morrison

54 2016 Independent Director

Essie Whitelaw

68 1993 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Manning

Mr. Paul Hurton Manning is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He has been Sensient’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer since April 21, 2016. He joined the Company in 2009 as General Manager, Food Colors North America, and became President of the Color Group in 2010. He became President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company in October 2012, and President and Chief Executive Officer in February 2014. Before joining the Company, he worked for Danaher Corporation as Mergers and Acquisitions Integration Manager of the Fluke Division and he held various supply chain and project manager positions with McMaster-Carr Supply Company. He holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Stanford University and an MBA from Northwestern University.

Stephen Rolfs

Mr. Stephen J. Rolfs is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. He joined Sensient in 1997. Prior to assuming his current role as Senior Vice President, Administration, Mr. Rolfs was Sensient's Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. He has also served as Sensient's Treasurer and its Vice President, Corporate Development. Prior to joining Sensient, he was employed by Brown-Forman Corporation, a beverage and consumer products company, as a financial analyst and as Assistant Vice President. From 1986 to 1991 Mr. Rolfs worked as a CPA for the public accounting firm of Ernst & Young. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Michael Geraghty

Mr. Michael C. Geraghty is President - Color Group of the Company. He joined Sensient in April 2011 as General Manager, Food Colors USA. He holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Villanova University and an MBA from Jacksonville University.

Gautam Grover

Mr. Gautam Grover is President - Flavors and Fragrances Group of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Grover served as Vice President, Strategy and Vice President, Logistics Services for US Foods, Inc. from September 2012 to November 2015 and January 2013 to November 2015, respectively, and as Director, Strategy and Business Development and Business Director – Asia for Brady Corporation from 2009 to September 2012.

Robert Wilkins

Mr. Robert J. Wilkins is President - Asia Pacific Group of the Company. He has held his present position since April 23, 2009, and previously served as appointed President, Asia Pacific (2005-2009).

Jeffrey Makal

Mr. Jeffrey T. Makal is Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of the Company. He has held his present office since July 22, 2010, and previously served as Vice President Taxation (December 2006 – July 2010) and Director Taxation (2000-2006).

John Manning

Mr. John J. Manning is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. He served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (2004 – December 2012) and Deputy Criminal Chief (2006 – December 2012) for the United States Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Kimberly Chase

Ms. Kimberly Chase is Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. She previously served as Assistant Treasurer (March 2015 – October 2016), Treasury Consultant (December 2013 – March 2015) and Treasury Director (August 2010 – December 2013).

Kimberly Morin

Ms. Kimberly A. Morin is Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. Previously served as Human Resources Director, Flavors & Fragrances Group (August 2013 – October 2015). Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Morin served as Vice President Human Resources for Harbor Light Hospice, Inc., from April 2012 to August 2013, and as Senior Human Resources Director of Exel from 2005 to April 2012.

Elaine Wedral

Dr. Elaine R. Wedral, Ph.D. is Lead Independent Director of the Company. She has served as President of the International Life Sciences Institute-North America, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., that provides a forum for academic, government and industry scientists to identify important nutrition and food safety issues and works toward solutions for the benefit of the general public. From 2003 to 2014, Dr. Wedral was also a director of Balchem Corporation (where she served as chair of the governance and nominating committee and a member of the compensation committee), which is engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of specialty performance ingredients and products for the food, nutritional, feed, pharmaceutical and medical sterilization industries. Dr. Wedral also serves on the editorial board of Food Processing magazine, serves on the board of the Women’s Global Health Institute at Purdue University and continues to work with several industry groups and universities on food science issues in an advisory capacity. Dr. Wedral holds a B.S. degree in Biochemistry from Purdue University, an M.S. degree in Food Microbiology from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Food Biochemistry from Cornell University. From 1972 to 2006, Dr. Wedral served in various capacities with the Nestle Company, including as President of Nestle R&D Center, Inc. and director of Nestle R&D Food Service Systems Worldwide from 2000 to 2006, and as President of all Nestle U.S. R&D Centers from 1988 to 1999. During her tenure with Nestle, Dr. Wedral developed the strategy and accompanying R&D program for its food service systems.

Hank Brown

Mr. Hank George Brown is Independent Director of the Company. He is President Emeritus of the University of Colorado and Senior Counsel with the law firm of Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber and Scheck P.C. Mr. Brown was President of the University of Colorado from 2005 to 2008, and President of the University of Northern Colorado from 1998 to 2002, in both cases leading the institutions to greater enrollment and financial support. In between his stints as president of a university, Mr. Brown served from 2002 to 2005 as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Daniels Fund, a billion dollar charitable foundation, where he continues to serve on the Board. Mr. Brown served as a United States Senator from Colorado from 1991 to 1997 (serving on the Foreign Relations and Judiciary Committees), and five terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 1991 (serving on the Ways and Means and Budget Committees). Prior to that, Mr. Brown served as Vice President of Monfort of Colorado, Inc. (a public food company with international operations, later acquired by ConAgra Foods, Inc.) from 1969 to 1980. While at Monfort, Mr. Brown started and/or directed several divisions with increasing responsibilities, including Corporate Development, International Sales and Operations and the Lamb Feeding, Processing and Sales Division. Mr. Brown currently serves as a director of Sealed Air Corporation (since 1997) and First Bank Corp. (since 2013). Within the past five years he was a director of Delta Petroleum Corporation (from 2007 to 2010) and Guaranty Bancorp (from 2008 to 2009); prior to that time he was a director of several other public companies. Mr. Brown earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of Colorado in 1961.

Joseph Carleone

Dr. Joseph Carleone, Ph.D. is Independent Director of the Company. He is Chairman of the Board of AMPAC Fine Chemicals LLC, a leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical active ingredients (since December 2015). Prior to this position, Dr. Carleone was President and Chief Executive Officer of American Pacific Corporation (from 2010 to 2015), a leading custom manufacturer of fine and specialty chemicals and propulsion products, and a director of American Pacific Corporation (from 2006 to 2015). Dr. Carleone was Chairman of the Board of American Pacific Corporation from March 12, 2013, until it was acquired by H.I.G. Capital, LLC, on February 27, 2014, and President and Chief Operating Officer of American Pacific Corporation from 2006 to 2009. Dr. Carleone has also served or currently serves as an officer and/or a director of several directly or indirectly wholly-owned subsidiaries of American Pacific Corporation. From 2007 through 2009, Dr. Carleone served as a director for Reinhold Industries, Inc., a diversified manufacturer of advanced custom composite components and sheet molding compounds for a variety of applications in the United States and Europe. From 2005 through 2006, Dr. Carleone served as Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer of Irvine Sensors Corporation, a technology company engaged in the design, development, manufacture and sale of security products, software, vision systems and miniaturized electronic products and higher level systems for defense, information technology and physical security for government and commercial applications. From 2003 through 2005, he served as a member of the board of directors of Irvine Sensors Corporation. Dr. Carleone received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1968; his masters’ degree in Applied Mechanics from Drexel University in 1970; and his doctorate degree in Applied Mechanics from Drexel University in 1972.

Edward Cichurski

Mr. Edward H. Cichurski is Independent Director of the Company. He spent 35 years practicing as a CPA for clients throughout the world with the international accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and its predecessors (he retired from that firm in 2000), including service in Barcelona, Spain, from 1978-1981, and service as the Managing Partner of the Milwaukee office (serving Wisconsin and parts of the upper Midwest) from 1989 to 1996. From mid-1996 to 2000, he was at the firm’s National Office in New York working with the firm’s Office of General Counsel. From 2000 to 2007, he served as Executive Vice President of Merchants & Manufacturers Bancorporation and as president of its financial services subsidiary. Following his retirement from that position, he has served as an advisor to several public and private companies on business development, accounting and financial reporting matters. That includes providing advisory services to Sensient from 2007 until his 2013 selection as a nominee for Sensient’s Board by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Cichurski serves on the boards of numerous community and charitable organizations in the Milwaukee area and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Cichurski received his bachelor of science degree from Saint Peter’s College, Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1963, and his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1971. He served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1965, where he earned the Army Commendation Medal.

Fergus Clydesdale

Dr. Fergus M. Clydesdale is Independent Director of the Company. He has had a distinguished career as a university professor and administrator, scientific researcher and advisor to public and private agencies both in the U.S. and around the world in research, product development and scientific policy and regulation to optimize food quality, food acceptability, food safety, nutrition and overall health and quality of life. Dr. Clydesdale’s honors and accomplishments in the field of food science and nutrition are legion and too numerous to mention. Dr. Clydesdale is currently Distinguished University Professor, Department of Food Science, College of Natural Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Director of the University of Massachusetts Food Science Policy Alliance, which he founded in 2004. From 1990 to 2008, he was head of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Food Science, which at the time of his retirement was ranked nationally among the top three university food science departments in research and the top department in the university in student satisfaction.

Mario Ferruzzi

Dr. Mario Ferruzzi is Independent Director of the Company. He is a Professor in the Departments of Food Science and Nutrition Science at Purdue University. Prior to joining Purdue University, Dr. Ferruzzi was a Research Scientist in the Coffee and Tea Beverage Development group at Nestlé Research & Development Center, Marysville, Ohio and a Research Scientist at the Nutrition & Health and Scientific & Nutritional Support Departments at the Nestlé Research Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland. He received his B.S. (1996) in Chemistry from Duke University and his M.S. (1998) and Ph.D. (2001) in Food Science and Nutrition from The Ohio State University. Dr. Ferruzzi has served as a scientific advisor to several food manufacturers and associations and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the North America branch of the International Life Science Institute. He is a professional member of the Institute of Food Technologist (IFT), the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), the American Chemical Society (ACS) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Dr. Ferruzzi has held multiple leadership roles in these societies, most notably IFT and ASN at both local and national levels. He served as Chair of the Food Science & Nutrition Solutions Taskforce, a joint working group between IFT-ASN-IFIC and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). Additionally, Dr. Ferruzzi serves on the editorial boards of Nutrition Research, Nutrition Today, Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition and as Associate Editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journal Food & Function.

Donald Landry

Dr. Donald W. Landry, M.D. Ph.D. is Independent Director of the Company. He is the Samuel Bard Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine (tenured) at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. He also serves as its Director of the Division of Experimental Therapeutics and Physician-in-Chief for the Medical Service at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Medical Center. Dr. Landry has been a member of the faculty of Columbia University since 1985. At Columbia, Dr. Landry developed the first artificial enzyme to degrade cocaine and his report in Science was voted one of top 25 papers in the world for 1993 by the American Chemical Society. His discovery that vasopressin can be used to treat vasodilatory shock fundamentally changed intensive care medicine. He also pioneered an embryo-sparing approach to the generation of human embryonic stem cells. Dr. Landry graduated from Lafayette College, completed his Ph.D. in organic chemistry under Nobel laureate R.B. Woodward at Harvard University in 1979 and then obtained his M.D. degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1983. After residency in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, he returned to Columbia University as a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Physician-Scientist, 1985-1990. Dr. Landry has published 106 peer-reviewed articles, authored 31 review articles or book chapters and holds 34 patents as inventor or co-inventor.

Deborah McKeithan-Gebhardt

Ms. Deborah McKeithan-Gebhardt is Independent Director of the Company. She is President and Chief Operating Officer of Tamarack Petroleum Company, Inc. (since 2009) and also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Tamarack River Resources, LLC (since 2009). She previously served as Vice President and General Counsel of Tamarack Petroleum Company, Inc. (from 1991 to 2009). Tamarack Petroleum Company, Inc. is a private company engaged in oil and gas exploration and Tamarack River Resources, LLC is a Delaware limited liability company of which Tamarack Petroleum Company, Inc. is the majority member. Ms. McKeithan-Gebhardt has been with Tamarack Petroleum Company, Inc. since 1991. Prior to joining Tamarack Petroleum Company, she was an attorney in private practice. As President and Chief Operating Officer, and previously as Vice President and General Counsel, of Tamarack Petroleum Company, Inc., Ms. McKeithan-Gebhardt has primary responsibility for and extensive experience in a range of strategic and operational matters, including human resources, compensation and employee benefits, financial management and reporting, regulatory and compliance, legal and risk management. Ms. McKeithan-Gebhardt earned a bachelor of arts degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University in 1980 and a Juris Doctorate degree summa cum laude from Marquette University Law School in 1987. Ms. McKeithan-Gebhardt currently serves as a member of the Marquette University Law School Advisory Board.

Scott Morrison

Mr. Scott C. Morrison serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ball Corporation, a leading global supplier of innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 18,700 people worldwide and reported proforma 2015 sales of $11 billion. Prior to joining Ball Corporation, Mr. Morrison held a number of senior corporate banking roles at Bank One, First Chicago and NBD Bank, Detroit. Mr. Morrison is an Executive Committee Member of the Board for the National Association of Manufacturers and Community Chairman of the Denver Chapter of the Kelley School of Business Indiana University. He previously served as Chairman of the National Association of Corporate Treasurers and as an expert testimony witness to the U.S. House of Representatives Agricultural Committee on Dodd Frank legislation. Mr. Morrison has been recognized as CFO of the Year by CFO Magazine and Institutional Investor. Mr. Morrison received his Bachelor’s Degree (1984) in Finance from Indiana University and his M.B.A. (1988) from Wayne State University.

Essie Whitelaw

Ms. Essie M. Whitelaw is Independent Director of the Company. She served as Senior Vice President of Operations of Wisconsin Physician Services, a provider of health insurance and benefit plan administration, from 2001 until her retirement in 2010, where she was responsible for managing over 430 employees. Prior to that, Ms. Whitelaw served over 15 years in various executive positions, including as President and Chief Operating Officer (1992 to 1997) and Vice President of National Business Development, at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin, a comprehensive health and dental insurer. Among other things, while at Blue Cross Blue Shield, Ms. Whitelaw was responsible for managing insurance risk underwriting activities, regulatory compliance and the development and implementation of appropriate sales incentive programs. Prior to its merger into another public utility in 2000, Ms. Whitelaw served on the board and on the audit, nominating and retirement plan investment committees of WICOR Corporation, a Wisconsin energy utility. Ms. Whitelaw is active in the local Wisconsin community. She currently serves as a director on the boards of the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Wisconsin Lutheran High School Foundation, Inc., the Atonement Lutheran School and the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and lives of women and their families, through education, outreach programs and partnerships. Ms. Whitelaw’s prior board service includes Goodwill Industries, United Way of Greater Milwaukee, Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, Greater Milwaukee Committee and Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corp.