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.

Roddy Wells, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Wells joined KaMin in July 2008 as its Chief Financial Officer. He brings a wealth of financial experience in the manufacturing sector as he served previously as the Chief Financial Officer for SP Newsprint Co. He has 25 years of experience in the manufacturing sector as well as 7 years of experience in the retail sector. Mr. Wells holds the designations of Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Global Management Accountant, and Certified Internal Auditor. He majored in accounting and received a B. S. in Business Administration from Auburn University.

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.