KaMin CADAM - Value From The Ground Up

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In Every Discipline

Mike Nelson, President and CEO

Mr. Nelson currently serves as President & CEO of KaMin LLC. He has an extensive background with over 25 years of experience in public and PE owned companies within a broad range of industrial and performance material businesses. Mr. Nelson began his career at 3M where he held diverse functional roles of increasing responsibility on a global scale. He then joined MeadWestvaco serving as Business Director, Engineered Products Group and was later promoted to Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Subsequently, he joined Wausau Paper Corporation as Commercial Vice President of the Packaging & Paper segment ascending to the position of Senior Vice President of the Technical Products Division. Mr. Nelson has also served as Vice President of Masonite International Corporation leading the Architectural & Commercial Division and, most recently, was employed by Klockner Pentaplast, a global leader in engineered films, where he held roles of Senior Vice President of Commercial Specialties and Senior Vice President of the Food & Consumer Products Division.

Mr. Nelson holds a BS in Management and Operations from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, an MBA from Loyola University Chicago, and an Advanced Management degree from Columbia Business School.

Tim Knaus, Vice President Sales and Marketing

Mr. Knaus currently serves as the Vice President, Sales & Marketing and is a member of the KaMin Leadership Team. His extensive domestic and international experience includes 21 years in commercial sales and 17 years in sales leadership focusing on the industrial, chemical, and mineral markets. He is responsible for leading KaMin’s global commercial business along with identifying new products and end use markets. Mr. Knaus is a graduate of The University of Akron with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.

Doug Carter, Vice President Technology and Business Development

Mr. Carter has served as KaMin's Vice President of Technology and Business Development since 2008, but has over 20 years of experience working for Kamin/J.M. Huber in a variety of roles including Marketing, Business Development and Technology, new product development, and new business development. With a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Berry College and a Ph.D. in Bio-Physical Chemistry from Clemson University, Dr. Carter leads the innovation efforts for KaMin. Dr. Carter currently serves as the Board Chair of Centre International Couchage, as the Chair of the China Clay Producers Associating Environmental Committee, and also serves on the board of local charitable and educational organizations.

Giovanni Chin-A-Sen, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Giovanni currently serves on the KaMin Leadership team as CFO, responsible for all financial operations of the company. Gio has extensive knowledge in the financial sector backed by engineering degrees from the University of Florida, and business degrees from the University of Michigan and Columbia University. He is certified as a Financial Risk Manager, management accountant and registered Professional Engineer. Giovanni has also held positions in operations and corporate leadership roles of increasing responsibility. He was most recently the Vice President of Finance for Blue Bird Corporation in Macon, GA and has over twenty years of experience working for manufacturing firms.

Jason Maxwell, Vice President Operations

Prior to joining KaMin in 2003, Mr. Maxwell has held several positions in process engineering and manufacturing management at KaMin and in other Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Maxwell received his Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from Florida State University and earned his MBA at Georgia College and State University. In addition to his leadership at KaMin, Mr. Maxwell serves on the FAMU/FSU Engineering Advisory Board, the Georgia Mining Foundation Board, and is the Chair of the Industry and Government Relations Committee.

Gianluca Fedelini, Vice President of Supply Chain

With over fifteen years of experience in international logistics and purchasing, Mr. Fedelini has worked for KaMin since October 2008. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Logistics from the College of Charleston and was recognized in 2013 as one of the Top Ten under 40 Business professionals in the USA by the Italy American Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Fedelini currently serves on the board of the Atlanta Maritime Association and is actively involved with many other shipping related organizations in the US.

Michael McCurdy, Vice President of Human Resources & Talent Management

Mr. McCurdy has over 30 years of experience in Human Resources leadership, primarily in the manufacturing sector. He served the Blue Bird Corporation as Vice-President of Human Resources and External Affairs until his retirement in January 2017. Mr. McCurdy graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas with a BBA in Business Management/Economics, and continued his Masters study at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He received his professional certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources Management in 1991. Mr. McCurdy also served as a Director with the Georgia Chamber, Georgia Workers Compensation Association, and the Georgia Employers’ Association. Mike and his wife, Rita, who is Executive Director for the Macon Volunteer Clinic, reside in Macon, Georgia.