Michael J. Merriman

Operating Advisor, Resilience Capital Partners, LLC

Independent

Director since 2011

Age: 62

BOARD COMMITTEES

•Audit, ACFE, Chair

•Compensation

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

•Operating Advisor at Resilience Capital Partners, a private equity firm, since 2008

•Chief Executive Officer, The Lamson & Sessions Co. (November 2006 until sale November 2007)

•SVP & Chief Financial Officer, American Greetings Corporation (September 2005 – November 2006)

•President & CEO, Royal Appliance Mfg. Co. (1995 – 2004)

•Chief Financial Officer, Royal Appliance Mfg. Co. (1992 – 1995)

•Audit Partner, Arthur Anderson & Co.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

•Public company CEO leadership experience

•Consumer product sales and marketing direct to consumer, as well as to big box retailers including Walmart

•M&A experience including the sale of both public and private companies

•Public accounting experience

EDUCATION

BS, Business Administration, John Carroll University

ALSO...

Michael was named CEO of Royal Appliance Manufacturing at 39, after joining the company as CFO three years earlier.

OTHER PUBLIC BOARDS

•Nordson Corporation (since 2008), Chairman of the Board (since February 2018) Audit Committee Chair (until February 2018)

•OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (since 2008), Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee ChairFormer

Former

•Invacare Corporation (2014 – 2018)

•American Greetings Corporation (2006 – 2013)

•RC2 Corporation (2004 – 2011)

VOTING SUPPORT

2017: 98.2% | 2016: 87.7% | 2015: 88.6% | 2014: 99.4% | 2013: 92.8% | 2012: 95.0% | 2011: 94.8%