Board of Directors

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William M. Cook, serves as our Non-Executive Chair of the Board. Mr. Cook is the retired Executive Chair (2015 -2016) of Donaldson Company, Inc. (“Donaldson”), a technology driven global company that designs and manufactures filtration systems and their replacement parts to remove harmful contaminants from air and liquids. Mr. Cook was also the Chair (2005 - 2015), President and Chief Executive Officer (2004 - 2015) of Donaldson. Prior to that, Mr. Cook held various roles at Donaldson of increasing responsibility in both the U.S. and Europe, including service as Chief Financial Officer (2001 - 2004); Senior Vice President, International (2000 - 2004); and Senior Vice President, Commercial and Industrial (1994 - 2000). Mr. Cook is also currently a Director of IDEX Corporation (where he serves as the Non-Executive Chair of the Board and on the Audit Committee). He is also currently a Director of AXALTA Coating Systems, Ltd. (where he serves as the Non-Executive Chair of the Board and on the Audit Committee. Mr. Cook was a Director of Valspar Corporation (where he served on the Audit Committee) from 2010 - 2017. Mr. Cook brings to the Neenah Board his 35 years of filtration industry and operations experience and financial expertise 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 Director for IDEX, Neenah, AXALTA, and Valspar. Mr. Cook also has valuable Board experience from his past service to various private and charitable organizations. Mr. Cook has served as a Director of Neenah since 2016. Mr. Cook holds a BS degree in Business Management and an MBA degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Mr. Cook’s educational background, financial expertise, and extensive global experience in leading technology industries makes him an effective member of Neenah’s Board.

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Donna M. Costello, was the Chief Financial Officer of C&D Technologies from 2016 until early 2020. Previously, Ms. Costello served as Chief Financial Officer of Sequa Corporation, a $1.5 billion global manufacturer and service provider in the Industrial and Aerospace markets, from 2008 to 2015. Prior to being promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2008, Ms. Costello served as Vice President and Controller of Sequa Corporation, which was a publicly traded company until its acquisition by The Carlyle Group in 2007. From 2002 to 2005, Ms. Costello served as Vice President and Controller of Chromalloy Gas Turbine, Sequa’s largest subsidiary. Ms. Costello began her career in 1995 as an auditor for Arthur Andersen and advanced through a series of assignments to become a senior audit manager in 1999. Ms. Costello currently serves as a director of CTS Corporation, a manufacturer of sensors, actuators, and electronic components for the aerospace/defense, industrial, medical, telecommunications/IT, and transportation markets, a position she has held since 2021, where she serves on both the compensation and audit committees. Ms. Costello serves as a director of Horizon Global, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of custom-engineered towing, trailering, cargo management and other related accessory products in North America and Europe, a position she has held since 2021, where she serves on the audit committee. Ms. Costello received her BBA and MBA from Iona College. Ms. Costello is a certified public accountant and a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Costello is also a member of the Henry Crown Fellowship Program of the Aspen Institute.

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Margaret S. Dano, is the former Chair of the Board for Superior Industries International, Inc. (“Superior”), a leading manufacturer of aluminum road wheels for use in the automobile and light truck industry. Ms. Dano was appointed as Chair of the Board in 2014 and served as a director for Superior from 2007 to 2017. 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, where she chairs the Governance committee and serves on both the compensation and audit committees. 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 to 1999. Ms. Dano received a BS in mechanical engineering from Kettering University (formerly the General Motors Institute). Ms. Dano has served as a director of Neenah since 2015. Ms. Dano’s senior executive experience in global manufacturing and supply chain and her public board experience and leadership with manufacturing companies make her an effective member of Neenah’s Board.

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Timothy S. Lucas, was an independent financial reporting consultant with Lucas Financial Reporting from 2002 until retiring in December 2017. 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 Chair of the FASB’s Emerging Issues Task Force. Mr. Lucas has served as a director of Neenah since 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, consulting experience, and educational background make him an effective member of Neenah’s Board.

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Philip C. Moore, 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 in Toronto and Sydney, Australia, with particular emphasis on corporate governance, 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. 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 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 make him an effective member of Neenah’s Board.

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Julie A. Schertell, is President & Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Ms. Schertell has been in this role since May of 2020. Prior to this role, Ms. Schertell served as Chief Operating Officer from January 2020 to May 2020, President of Technical Products from September 2018 to December 2019, and President of Fine Paper & Packaging, from January 2011 to September 2018. Ms. Schertell joined the Company in 2008 and served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Fine Paper division through December 2010. Ms. Schertell was employed by Georgia-Pacific Corporation in the Consumer Products division, where she served as Vice President of Sales Strategy from 2007-2008, and as Vice President of Customer Solutions from 2003 through 2007.

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Shruti Singhal, is the Chief Executive Officer of Chroma Color Corporation, a leading formulator, and specialty color and additive concentrates supplier. Mr. Singhal has worked in North America and Europe with companies like Henkel, Cognis (now BASF), Rohm & Haas, The Dow Chemical Company, Ashland, Solenis and others throughout his career. Before joining Chroma Color, he served as President of DSM’s Engineering Materials Business. Mr. Singhal was appointed to Neenah’s Board in July 2021. He received a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Drexel University and a bachelor’s in chemical engineering. Also, he completed the Global Marketing Management Program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Tony R. Thene, currently serves as director and Chief Executive Officer of Carpenter Technology Corporation, a leader in specialty alloy-based materials and process solutions. Mr. Thene began his career at Carpenter in 2013 as Chief Financial Officer and has served as a director since 2015. Prior to joining Carpenter, Mr. Thene served as Chief Financial Officer of the Engineered Products and Solutions Business Group at Alcoa, Inc. from 2010 until 2013. Previously, he served as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Alcoa. He also previously held various other positions during his 23-year career at Alcoa, including Director, Investor Relations; Chief Financial Officer for the Flat Rolled Products Group; Chief Financial Officer for Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals; and manufacturing manager for the Alumina Chemicals business. Mr. Thene received his BS in Accounting from Indiana State University and his MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Thene has served as a director of Neenah since 2019. Mr. Thene’s educational background, financial expertise, and extensive experience in the specialty materials industry make him an effective member of Neenah’s Board.