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Retired Executive Chairman of Donaldson Company, Inc.
William M. Cook, born 1953, is the retired Executive Chairman (2015-2016) of Donaldson Company Inc., a technology-driven global company that manufacturers filtration systems to remove contaminants from air and liquids. Mr. Cook is also the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer (2004-2015) of Donaldson. Prior to that, Mr. Cook held various roles at Donaldson of increasing responsibility, including service as Senior Vice President, International (2000–2004); Chief Financial Officer (2001–2004); and Senior Vice President, Commercial and Industrial (1994–2000). Mr. Cook is also a Director of IDEX Corporation and Valspar Corporation.
Mr. Cook brings to the Neenah Board his filtration industry and operations experience and financial expertise for the past 35 years at Donaldson where he held a wide range of financial and business positions with global responsibilities. Mr. Cook is an experienced public company Board member having served on the Donaldson Board from 2004-2016 and as an independent public company Director for IDEX since 2008 and Valspar since 2010. Mr. Cook also has valuable Board experience from his past service to various private and charitable organizations. Mr. Cook holds a B.S. degree in Business Management and an M.B.A. degree from Virginia Tech.
Former Vice President, Honeywell International Inc., Worldwide Operations of
Garrett Engine Boosting Systems
Margaret S. Dano, born in 1959, is Chairman of the Board for Superior Industries International, Inc., a leading manufacturer of aluminum road wheels for use in the automobile and light truck industry. Ms. Dano was appointed as Chairman of the Board in 2014 and has served as a director for Superior since 2007. In addition, Ms. Dano currently serves as a director of Douglas Dynamics, Inc., a manufacturer of snow and ice control equipment for the global light truck market, a position she has held since 2012. From 2002 to 2005 Ms. Dano served as Vice President, Worldwide Integrated Supply Chain and Operations for Honeywell Corporation. Prior to that she served as Vice President, Worldwide Supply Chain Office Products & GM Printer Papers for Avery Dennison Corporation from 1999 to 2002 and Vice President of Corporate Manufacturing & Engineering from 1996 1999. Ms. Dano received a BS in mechanical engineering from Kettering University (formerly the General Motors Institute). Ms. Dano was appointed to Neenah’s Board in 2015. Ms. Dano’s senior executive experience in global manufacturing and supply chain and her public board experience and leadership with manufacturing companies makes her an effective member of Neenah’s Board.
Chairman of the Board, Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Neenah Paper, Inc.
Sean T. Erwin, born in 1951, is the Chairman of our Board of Directors. Mr. Erwin served as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer from 2004 through May 2011. Prior to the spin-off of Neenah from Kimberly Clark Corporation on November 30, 2004 (the “spin-off”), Mr. Erwin had been an employee of Kimberly Clark since 1978, and had held increasingly senior positions in both finance and business management. In January 2004, Mr. Erwin was named President of Kimberly Clark’s Pulp and Paper Sector, which comprised the businesses transferred to us by Kimberly Clark in the spin-off. He served as the President of the Global Nonwoven business from early 2001. He has also served as the President of the European Consumer Tissue business, Managing Director of Kimberly Clark Australia, as well as previously serving as President of the Pulp and Paper Sector, and President of the Technical Paper business. Mr. Erwin received his BS in Accounting and Finance from Northern Illinois University. Mr. Erwin served as a director of Carmike Cinemas, Inc. from 2012-2016. Mr. Erwin has served as a director of Neenah since November 30, 2004. Mr. Erwin’s extensive experience as former CEO of the Company and his vast industry experience and leadership positions make him an effective member of Neenah’s Board.
Independent Consultant, Lucas Financial Reporting and Former Director of Research, FASB
Timothy S. Lucas, born in 1946, has served as an independent consultant on financial reporting issues practicing as Lucas Financial Reporting since 2002. From 1988 to 2002, Mr. Lucas worked at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”), where he was the Director of Research and Technical Activities, and Chairman of the FASB’s Emerging Issues Task Force. Mr. Lucas has served as a director of Neenah since November 30, 2004. Mr. Lucas received his BA in Economics and BS in Accounting from Rice University and his Master of Accounting from the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School, Rice University. Mr. Lucas’ experience at FASB and his educational background make him an effective member of Neenah’s Board.
Partner, Aurora Capital LLC and Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Georgia Pacific Corporation
John F. McGovern, born in 1946, is the founder, and since 1999 a partner, of Aurora Capital LLC, a private investment and consulting firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to founding Aurora Capital, Mr. McGovern served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility at Georgia Pacific Corporation from 1981 to 1999, including Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer from 1994 to 1999. Previously, Mr. McGovern had been Vice President and Director, Forest Products and Package Division of Chase Manhattan Bank. He currently serves as a director of Xerium Technologies, Inc. where he serves as audit committee chairman. Mr. McGovern also served as a director of GenTek, Inc. from 2003 to 2009, Maxim Crane Works Holdings, Inc. from 2005 to 2008, and Collective Brands Inc. from 2003 to 2012. From 2006 to 2010 Mr. McGovern served as lead director of Neenah’s Board for all executive sessions of non-management directors. Mr. McGovern has served as a director of Neenah since January 10, 2006. Mr. McGovern received his BS from Fordham University. Mr. McGovern’s extensive experience as the senior financial executive of a multinational paper products company and his experience as an executive in the financial services industry as well as his experience on other public company boards make him an effective member of Neenah’s Board.
Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, TD Bank Group
Philip C. Moore, born in 1953, retired as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of TD Bank Group, Toronto, Canada on December 31, 2016. Mr. Moore joined TD Bank Group in May, 2013, prior to which he had been a partner at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Canada’s national law firm where he practiced corporate and securities law, with particular emphasis on corporate governance and finance, mergers and acquisitions and other business law issues. He has been involved in many corporate mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and reorganizations, as well as capital markets transactions in a variety of industries and geographies. Mr. Moore has extensive experience in corporate transactions involving the pulp and paper industries. Mr. Moore has been awarded the designation “Chartered Director” from the Directors College, Canada’s leading director education program run by McMaster University and the Conference Board of Canada. He has advised on the design and implementation of numerous executive compensation plans, as well as on executive compensation governance matters. Before joining TD Bank Group, Mr. Moore was with McCarthy Tétrault LLP since 1988, before which he practiced law in Toronto, Canada and Sydney, Australia. From 1994 until 2000 he was a director of Imax Corporation and is currently a director of a number of private corporations. Mr. Moore has served as a director of Neenah since November 30, 2004. Mr. Moore received his BA from McMaster University and his LLB from Queen’s University. Mr. Moore’s educational background and extensive experience in corporate governance and business law makes him an effective member of Neenah’s Board.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Neenah Paper, Inc.
John P. O’Donnell, born in 1960, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Prior to being CEO, Mr. O’Donnell served as Chief Operating Officer of the Company and President, Fine Paper. Mr. O’Donnell was employed by Georgia Pacific Corporation from 1985 until 2007 and held increasingly senior management positions in the Consumer Products division. Mr. O’Donnell served as President of the North American Retail Business from 2004 through 2007, and as President of the North American Commercial Tissue business from 2002 through 2004. Mr. O’Donnell received his BS from Iowa State University. Mr. O’Donnell has served as a director of Neenah since November 2010. Mr. O’Donnell has also served as a Director for Clearwater Paper since April, 2016. Mr. O'Donnell’s extensive experience in the paper and consumer products industries, and his leadership positions in the Company, makes him an effective member of Neenah’s Board.
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, FiberVisions Corporation
Stephen M. Wood, Ph.D., born in 1946, is an Operating Partner with Snow Phipps Group LLC, an internationally diversified investment company. Prior to this he served as Chairman of the Board for FiberVisions Corporation which is a leading global manufacturer of synthetic fibers for consumer products, construction and industrial applications. Dr. Wood was President and Chief Executive Officer of FiberVisions from 2006 to 2012. Dr. Wood was also Chairman of the Board of ESFV which is a global joint Venture with JNC Corporation, a leading Japanese Chemical Company. From 2001 to 2004, Dr. Wood served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Kraton Polymers, a specialties chemical company, and Chairman and Representative Director of JSR Kraton Elastomers, a Japanese joint venture company. Prior to this Dr. Wood was President of the Global Elastomers business of Shell Chemicals, Ltd., and a Vice President of that company. Dr. Wood was also elected International President of the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers. Dr. Wood has a BSc in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Nottingham University, United Kingdom and is a graduate of the Institute of Chemical Engineers. Dr. Wood has served as a director of Neenah since November 30, 2004.