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Meridian Bioscience Inc (VIVO.OQ)

VIVO.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Kraeutler

68 2017 Executive Chairman of the Board, President

Lawrence Baldini

56 2016 Executive Vice President and President, Global Operations

Richard Eberly

54 2016 Executive Vice President, President, Chief Commercial Officer

John Kenny

49 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Melissa Lueke

52 2009 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary

Marco Calzavara

61 2011 President and Managing Director of Meridian Bioscience Europe

Vecheslav Elagin

48 2012 Executive Vice President - Research and Development

Susan Rolih

66 2013 Executive Vice President - Regulatory & Quality Systems

David Phillips

78 2014 Lead Independent Director

James Anderson

74 2009 Independent Director

Dwight Ellingwood

64 2014 Independent Director

John McIlwraith

57 2015 Independent Director

John Rice

2017 Independent Director

Catherine Sazdanoff

60 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Kraeutler

Mr. John A. Kraeutler is Executive Chairman of the Board, President of Company. He has more than 40 years of experience in the medical diagnostics industry and joined Meridian as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in January 1992. In July 1992, Mr. Kraeutler was named President of Meridian, in January 2008, Mr. Kraeutler was named Chief Executive Officer of Meridian, and in September 2014 Mr. Kraeutler was named Chairman of the Board. Before joining Meridian, Mr. Kraeutler served as Vice President, General Manager for a division of Carter-Wallace, Inc. Prior to that, he held key marketing and technical positions with Becton, Dickinson and Company and Organon, Inc. Mr. Kraeutler’s long-time service to Meridian, all in an executive capacity, has given him significant insight into, and familiarity with, all aspects of Meridian’s business and the strategic vision for its continued success, and makes his service on the Board extremely beneficial.

Lawrence Baldini

Mr. Lawrence J. Baldini is Executive Vice President and President, Global Operations of the Company. He has more than 36 years of experience in the industry and was appointed Executive Vice President and President, Global Operations in 2016, Executive Vice President of Operations and Information Systems in 2005, and had been the Vice President of Operations of Meridian Bioscience, Inc. since 2001. Before joining Meridian, Mr. Baldini was Director of Operations (Sensory Systems) at Instrumentation Laboratories, where he previously held the title of Operations Manager and Facilities Manager.

Richard Eberly

Mr. Richard L. Eberly is Executive Vice President, President, Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. He has more than 30 years of experience in the industry and was appointed Executive Vice President, President and Chief Commercial Officer in July 2016. In October 2012, Mr. Eberly became Executive Vice President, President of Meridian’s Life Science business. In February 2011, he was appointed Chief Commercial Officer. He was appointed Executive Vice President in May 2000 and President of Meridian Life Science in October 2005. Mr. Eberly previously held titles of Director of Sales and Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Eberly joined Meridian in March 1995 as Marketing Product Manager. Before joining Meridian, Mr. Eberly held various positions in Sales and Marketing at Abbott Diagnostics, Division of Abbott Laboratories.

John Kenny

Mr. John (Jack) P. Kenny is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. He most recently served as Senior Vice President/General Manager, North America, at Siemens Healthcare. Mr. Kenny led a turnaround of the business to restore sales growth while driving increased profits and revamped the culture to build a sustainable, high-performing commercial organization. He has held executive level roles at Becton Dickinson, Leica Biosystems, and Quest Diagnostics. Mr. Kenny holds a BS, Management Systems, from Kettering University in Flint, Michigan.

Melissa Lueke

Ms. Melissa A. Lueke is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary of the Company. She has more than 30 years of finance experience and joined Meridian in January 1999 as U.S. Area Controller. She was appointed Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary in January of 2001, and was appointed Executive Vice President in December of 2009. Before joining Meridian, Ms. Lueke was Senior Audit Manager at Arthur Andersen LLP.

Marco Calzavara

Mr. Marco G. Calzavara is President and Managing Director of Meridian Bioscience Europe of Company. He has more than 24 years in the European biotech industry. Mr. Calzavara was founder and CEO of the Bioline Group which manufactures reagents for molecular biology. Bioline was acquired by Meridian in July 2010. In April 2011, Marco Calzavara was appointed President of Meridian Bioscience Europe.

Vecheslav Elagin

Dr. Vecheslav A. Elagin is Executive Vice President - Research and Development of the Company. He has more than 26 years of experience in the biotechnology industry, with expertise in molecular diagnostics, IVD, product development, product commercialization, and clinical laboratory management. He joined Meridian Bioscience, Inc. as Vice President, Research and Development in 2009, and was appointed Executive Vice President Research and Development in 2012. Before joining Meridian, Dr. Elagin held executive positions with Third Wave Technologies and EraGen Biosciences.

Susan Rolih

Ms. Susan D. Rolih is Executive Vice President - Regulatory & Quality Systems of the Company. She has more than 35 years of experience in the industry and was appointed Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance in 2008. She had been Vice President Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance since 2001. Before joining Meridian, Ms. Rolih was Corporate Vice President – Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance at Immucor, Inc. where she previously held titles of Vice President - Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, and Vice President-Technical Services.

David Phillips

Mr. David C. Phillips is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and Lead Director. Mr. Phillips spent 32 years with Arthur Andersen LLP. His service with this firm included several managing partner leadership positions. After retiring from Arthur Andersen in 1994, Mr. Phillips became Chief Executive Officer of Downtown Cincinnati, Inc., which is responsible for economic revitalization of Downtown Cincinnati. Mr. Phillips retired from DCI in 1999 to devote full time to Cincinnati Works, Inc., an organization dedicated to reducing the number of people living below the poverty level by assisting them to strive towards self-sufficiency through work, and his financial consulting services. Mr. Phillips has also served as a director of Cintas Corporation, retiring in 2012, and as a director of Summit Mutual Funds, a registered investment company, through 2009. The Board believes that Mr. Phillips’ years of service as a certified public accountant and trusted advisor to his clients and business owners, which qualify him as an “audit committee financial expert” under SEC guidelines, give him significant experience in preparing, auditing, analyzing and evaluating financial statements and dealing with complex accounting and business issues, all of which is valuable to Meridian.

James Anderson

Mr. James M. Anderson is an Independent Director of Company. He serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee. He currently serves as Advisor to the President of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (“CCHMC”), following his retirement as President and Chief Executive Officer of CCHMC on December 31, 2009. From 2006 to 2014, he served as a director of Ameritas Mutual Holding Company and has also served as Chairman of the Board of the Cincinnati Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, retiring in 2012. Prior to joining the staff of CCHMC, Mr. Anderson was a partner in the general corporate law department at Taft, Stettinius & Hollister for 24 years (1968-1977; 1982-1996) and president of U.S. operations at Xomox Corporation, a publicly-traded manufacturer of specialty process controls (1977-1982). Mr. Anderson has also served as director of Gateway Investment Advisors (1997-2008). The Board believes that Mr. Anderson’s corporate legal experience and his experience as CEO of a large health care organization have given him a wealth of insight into various corporate governance and business management issues, which, along with his status as an independent Director, make him an integral member of the Board.

Dwight Ellingwood

Mr. Dwight E. Ellingwood is an Independent Director of Company. He serves as Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. With 35 years of experience in health care strategy, planning, commercialization and marketing, he is currently the President of D.E.E. Strategy Consulting, LLC, partnering with leadership in health care, education and the community to develop strategy, relationships and innovative approaches to growth, organization transformation and collaborations. Mr. Ellingwood previously served as Senior Vice President of Strategy, Communications and Public Affairs for TriHealth in Cincinnati, Ohio (November 2014 – July 2016; and as the Lead Executive for the Collective Impact on Health, The Health Collaborative (January 2014 – November 2014). From 1997 through 2013, Mr. Ellingwood served as Senior Vice President, Planning and Business Development for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The Board believes that the Company will benefit greatly from Mr. Ellingwood’s extensive experience in the health care industry.

John McIlwraith

Mr. John C. McIlwraith is an Independent Director of Meridian Bioscience, Inc. He co-founded Allos Ventures, a venture capital firm, in March 2010 and has served as a Managing Director there since that time. Prior to founding Allos Ventures, Mr. McIlwraith was a Managing Director of Blue Chip Venture Company, a Cincinnati-based venture capital and private equity firm, which he joined in 1997. He has served on the board of directors of more than 20 health care or information technology companies. Prior to 1997, Mr. McIlwraith served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and General Counsel of publicly-traded Quantum Health Resources, Inc., and was a partner in the Jones Day law firm. The Board believes that Mr. McIlwraith’s years of experience with an extensive number of companies, including health care companies, render his service on the Board valuable to Meridian.

John Rice

Dr. John M. Rice, Ph.D., serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Rice is the founder, and since 2003 has been the Managing Partner, of Triathlon Medical Venture Partners, a venture capital firm that invests equity capital in early and expansion stage life science companies. Since 2014, Mr. Rice has served as the Director of Life Sciences at Cincy Tech, a firm that provides advice and capital to entrepreneurs and helps research institutions commercialize technology through startups. He has served on the board of directors of several privately held healthcare companies.

Catherine Sazdanoff

Ms. Catherine Ann Sazdanoff is an Independent Director of Meridian Bioscience, Inc. She currently serves as Chief Business Officer of Strata Oncology, Inc., a precision medicine company providing no-cost tumor sequencing to advanced cancer patients and a portfolio of matching clinical trials, having joined Strata in May 2016. Since May 2016, she has also been a member of the Advisory Board of Neurocern, Inc., a privately-held dementia management system company. Immediately prior to joining Strata, Ms. Sazdanoff held the position of CEO and President of Sazdanoff Consulting LLC, specializing in business development, management and strategy consulting (January 2015 – May 2016). In addition, from January 2015 to March 2016, she served as Strategic Advisor to mProve Health LLC, a mobile health technology company located in Arlington, Virginia. From 2006 to 2015, Ms. Sazdanoff held a number of executive positions with Takeda Pharmaceutical International, Inc. (“Takeda”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japanese-based Takeda Pharmaceutical Corporation, including Vice President, Head of Corporate Projects (2012-2015), VP, Global Business Development (2011-2013) and VP, Corporate Development (2010-2011). Ms. Sazdanoff’s time at Takeda was preceded by approximately 22 years with Abbott Laboratories, where she held numerous executive positions. The Board believes that Ms. Sazdanoff’s years of experience in the pharmaceutical and medical diagnostics industries will make her service on the Board valuable to Meridian.