CORPORATE GOVERNANCE - HIGHLIGHTS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Michelle G. Applebaum
    Michelle G. Applebaum has been a director of the company since September 2014. Ms. Applebaum served as the Managing Partner, President and CEO of Steel Market Intelligence (SMI) from 2003-2014. Prior to establishing SMI, Ms. Applebaum worked at Salomon Brothers, where she held positions of increasing responsibility from 1981-2003. Most recently she served as a Managing Director and senior steel analyst from 1994. Ms. Applebaum's steel equity research has won many accolades and awards, including repeated top-ratings from Institutional Investor Magazine and Greenwich Research Associates. Currently, she is a member of our Audit Committee and a member of our Compensation Committee. Ms. Applebaum brings to the Board her 30+ years experience working in the steel industry and in capital markets as well as her leadership experience working at a senior level in a large multinational company.

  • Harry L. Demorest
    Harry L. Demorest has been a director of the Company since February 2013. Mr. Demorest served as CEO of Columbia Forest Products from 1996 until 2007, as President from 1994 until 1996, and as Executive Vice President from 1992 until 1994. Prior to Columbia Forest Products, Mr. Demorest was the Office Managing Partner for Arthur Anderson and Co., an independent public accounting firm, from 1981 to 1991 in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Demorest is a former board member at Columbia Forest Products, serving on its compensation and audit committees, and a former board member and audit committee chairman of Oregon Steel Mills, Inc. Mr. Demorest has also served on the boards of several civic and charitable organizations. Currently, he is the Chairman of our Audit Committee and a member of our Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Demorest brings to the Board his extensive financial and managerial experience.

  • Michael C. Franson
    Michael C. Franson has been a director since August 2016. Mr. Franson previously served on the Board from 2001 until 2005 and again from 2007 until 2014. In July of 2016, Mr. Franson retired from KPMG Corporate Finance LLC (“KPMG”) as Managing Director and Global Head of Technology M&A. From 2005 to 2014, Mr. Franson was a co-founder of St. Charles Capital LLC (“St. Charles”), a leading boutique investment banking firm focused on middle-market M&A advisory services. Mr. Franson served as the President of St. Charles until it was acquired by KPMG in 2014. Prior to St. Charles from 2000 to 2005, Mr. Franson was a Managing Director at KeyBanc Capital Markets. Mr. Franson brings to the Board his background and expertise in investment banking, including substantial experience in financial analysis and financial advisory services, merger and acquisition transactions and a wide variety of capital raising and financing transactions.

  • Keith R. Larson
    Keith R. Larson has been a director of the Company since May 2007. Mr. Larson is a Vice President of Intel Corporation and Managing Director of Intel Capital, Intel Corporation’s venture investment group. Mr. Larson was appointed Vice President in 2006 and has served as a Managing Director of Intel Capital since 2004, managing a team of investment professionals focused on identifying, making, and managing strategic investments in the manufacturing and Intel Labs sectors. Mr. Larson has previously managed Latin America, Taiwan and Korea regions for Intel Capital, and for approximately three months in 2004, Mr. Larson managed the Western Europe and Israel investment team of Intel Capital. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Larson was a Sector Director managing teams of investment professionals investing in communications, networking, and data storage sectors. Mr. Larson also currently serves on the board of regents of a university and one state government council, which oversees approximately $80 billion in investments of various Oregon State agencies and funds such as the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund. Currently, he is the Chairman of our Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Larson brings to the Board his experience as a senior executive in corporate development in a large multinational public company.

  • Scott J. Montross
    Scott J. Montross has been a director of the Company since January 2013. Mr. Montross has served as our President and CEO since January 2013, and as our Chief Operating Officer from May 2011 until December 2012. Previously he served as Executive Vice President, Flat Products Group of Evraz, Inc. NA from March 2010 through April 2011. Mr. Montross served as Vice President, General Manager, Evraz Oregon Steel from February 2007 through February 2010. Prior to his General Manager role, Mr. Montross served as Vice President of Sales at Oregon Steel Mills, Inc. from June 2003 through February 2007. Currently, he is a member of our Executive Committee. Mr. Montross brings to the Board his extensive experience in the steel industry.

  • Richard A. Roman
    Richard A. Roman has been a director of the Company since 2003. Mr. Roman is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and a member of our Executive Committee. Mr. Roman has also served as our CEO from March 2010 until December 2012, and as President from October 2010 until December 2012. In connection with his appointment as CEO, Mr. Roman resigned his former positions as Lead Director and as a member of the Board’s Audit and Compensation Committees. He was a member of our Audit and Compensation Committees since 2003 and 2005, respectively, and the Board’s Lead Director since November 2008. Previously, Mr. Roman was the President of Columbia Ventures Corporation, a private investment company which historically has focused principally on the international metals and telecommunications industries. Prior to joining Columbia Ventures Corporation in 1992, Mr. Roman was a partner at Coopers & Lybrand, an independent public accounting firm. Mr. Roman also serves on the Board of Directors of one privately held manufacturing company and one privately held communications company. Currently, he is a member of our Executive Committee. Mr. Roman brings to the Company his knowledge and experience as a partner at a large national independent public accounting firm as well as his more recent management experience as an executive officer of a private investment company.