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Workhorse Group Inc (WKHS.OQ)

WKHS.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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17 Nov 2017
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Raymond Chess

59 2015 Chairman of the Board

Martin Rucidlo

57 2012 President

Stephen Burns

55 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer, Secretary, Director

Paul Gaitan

2017 Chief Financial Officer

Gerald Budde

55 2015 Director

Harry DeMott

49 2016 Director

H. Samuels

49 2015 Director

Biographies

Name Description

Raymond Chess

Mr. Raymond J. Chess is Chairman of the Board of the Company. He served as a Global Vehicle Line Executive for General Motors Co. (“GM”), where he was responsible for global, cross functional general management of the GM crossover market segment from May 2009 through December 2012. Prior to this, from August 2001 until April 2009, Mr. Chess was responsible for GM’s commercial truck segment. Previous GM assignments included leadership roles in the full size truck segment, metal fabrication and body assembly. Mr. Chess's background includes broad, hands-on manufacturing leadership roles with manufacturing, engineering and manufacturing floor operations. Mr. Chess holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and an MBA from Indiana University.

Martin Rucidlo

Mr. Martin J. Rucidlo is President of the Company. He has over years of experience in a variety of industries ranging from VP Sales & Marketing to General Manager positions in the aerospace, packaging, software, medical technology, and automotive industries. He has held executive-level positions at Zix Corporation, Quest Diagnostics Inc., Nuance Communications., PCC Airfoils and Alcoa. He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.

Stephen Burns

Mr. Stephen S. Burns is Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer, Secretary, Director of the Company. He is Co-Founder in the Company and has served as the Company’s CEO since inception. Mr. Burns was appointed as CEO, CFO, Treasurer and Secretary of the Company on December 28, 2009. Mr. Burns had founded several companies, most recently iTookThisOnMyPhone.com, a mobile photo and video-sharing technology company, MobileVoiceControl, Inc. a developer of high-end speech recognition software for smartphones sold to Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN), Inc. in 2006, AskMeNow [OTC:AKMN] a mobile search and information delivery system sold to Ocean West Holdings in 2005, PocketScript, the leading mobile electronic prescription system in the world which was sold to ZixCorp [NASDAQ:ZIXI] in 2002, Over The Line/AdLink, sold to Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE:GCI) in 1994 and the design and development of Suspension Parameter Measurement Machines.

Paul Gaitan

Mr. Paul Gaitan serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Gaitan was most recently the CFO of Crown Health Care Laundry Services in Pensacola, Florida, where he helped set strategic vision and drove excellence in accounting operations and financial reporting for an organization of 800 employees. He previously served as CFO, corporate controller and controller for Clark Dietrich Building Systems, and in various controller roles at Axion Automotive Technologies, Endar Corporation, Dentsply International, Avery Dennison and Cummins Engine Company. Gaitan earned his BS degree in business from the University of Southern California and his MBA from Stanford University with a concentration in production control systems.

Gerald Budde

Mr. Gerald B. Budde is Director of the Company. He serves as the Chief Financial Officer of AssuredPartners NL, LLC and maintains titles for other affiliated companies. Mr. Budde was previously the Chief Financial Officer and shareholder of Neace Lukens Holding Company and Subsidiaries from July 2003 through September 2011, when it was acquired by Assured Partners Capital, Inc. AssuredPartners was founded in 2011 and is a national partnership of leading independent property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage firms. Mr. Budde was the Machine Tool Group Controller of Cincinnati Milacron Inc. from April 1994 to October 1998, at which time he was appointed as Vice President of Finance after Cincinnati Milacron’s machine tool group was acquired by UNOVA Industrial Automation Systems, Inc. Mr. Budde remained in that role prior to joining Neace Lukens in 2003. Mr. Budde was a Certified Public Accountant until he left public accounting and Ernst & Young and after 11 years of service in 1994. Mr. Budde is currently a member of the Board of Trustees and the Finance Committee of Mt. Notre Dame high school and is also a member of the Finance Commission of St. Margaret of York parish and school. Mr. Budde received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Dayton.

Harry DeMott

Mr. Harry J DeMott, III, has been appointed as Director of the Company. He has more than 25 years experience in the investment community, having worked as an analyst and portfolio manager at leading brokerage firms and investment management firms. He has also served on the boards of several companies. He is a long-time operator and investor in the media, sports and entertainment industries. He is the co-founder of Raptor Ventures I LP, where he has been a General Partner since February 2011. In addition, Mr. DeMott is a member of the Board of Directors of Fan Manager, SecurityPoint Media, Signal360 and Ticket Evolution. He also serves as founder and managing partner for Hamerle Investments, a family investment company. Prior to co-founding Raptor Ventures, Mr. DeMott served on the Board of Directors of Pandora Media, Inc. from 2006 through 2011. Earlier, he served as senior analyst at Knighthead Capital Management, analyst at King Street Capital Management, portfolio manager at Bourgeon Capital Management and managing member and founder at Gothic Capital Management. During this 16-year period, Mr. DeMott focused on finding, fostering and investing in disruptive technology companies. He previously spent nine years at First Boston (now Credit Suisse), where he was a director in the equity research division specializing in radio, TV, outdoor advertising and cell towers. He earned a bachelor of arts in economics from Princeton University in 1988 and a MBA in finance from New York University in 1991.

H. Samuels

Mr. H. Benjamin Samuels is Director of the Company. He served as CEO of Victory Packaging from May 2007 through 2015, during which time he led an executive team which currently manages more than 1,500 employees. In 2015, Mr. Samuels was appointed as Co-President after Victory Packaging was acquired by KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation. From 1997 through 2007, Mr. Samuels served as Vice Chairman and leader of Victory Packaging's national accounts group, real estate, finance and legal departments, achieving a period of unprecedented growth in sales and revenues. Mr. Samuels joined Victory Packaging in 1995 as its regional operating manager of Texas. Mr. Samuels is an active member in the community, where he recently served as the Chairman of the Houston Food Bank. Mr. Samuels also served as the President of the Houston Chapter of the American Jewish Committee before joining its National Board of Governors. Mr. Samuels served on the boards of and held leadership positions with American Leadership Forum, Serve Houston, Holocaust Museum Houston, Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and Jewish Family Service. Mr. Samuels received a Bachelor’s degree in American studies and economics from Amherst College in Massachusetts well as an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Raymond Chess

--

Martin Rucidlo

147,380

Stephen Burns

386,900

Paul Gaitan

--

Gerald Budde

--

Harry DeMott

--

H. Samuels

--
As Of  31 Dec 2015

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